Hangover Helpers: Brewers buzz about their favorite spots for the morning after

Fried chicken, nachos, mimosas, and more
Sunny Point Cafe
Huevos rancheros from Sunny Point Cafe

Photo courtesy of Alice Io Oglesby/Sunny Point Cafe

Jen Currier

Jen Currier
Lead Blender
Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville

“If I can convince myself to get out of the house, I want huevos rancheros from Sunny Point Cafe. My pro tip—because I hate waiting in lines—is to give them a call, order whatever you want, and go pick it up. Then you can walk down Haywood Road to this great little craft beer bar called the Whale. They have an incredible house pils and a killer draft list.”

Jack Pitts

Jack Pitts
Head Brewer
Holy City Brewing, Charleston

“One spot would be Moe’s Crosstown Tavern for brunch on Sunday. It’s kind of an underrated spot; it’s not usually super crowded. It’s dark and sort of has a dive feel, and their brunch is fantastic. The shrimp and grits is probably some of the best in Charleston, which is saying something. Their biscuits and gravy are really good, too.”

Bailey Spaulding

Photograph by Andrea Behrends

Bailey Spaulding
Jackalope Brewing Company, Nashville

“I’d probably go to the 12 South Taproom. They have a really good beer menu, and their nachos are great. There’s a lot of queso involved, so it’s a good hangover cure. They have a really awesome dog-friendly patio, so it also counts as a walk for my dog.”

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson
Abita Brewing Company, Abita Springs, Louisiana

“There are a couple of places in New Orleans I like to go. One is the Ruby Slipper. It’s a really good breakfast spot, and they also have Bloody Marys and mimosas and things like that, if you’re looking for a hair of the dog. Another is Beachcorner, if you want to go the route of a burger and cheese fries.”

Zuri Coleman

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Zuri Coleman
Second Self Beer Company, Atlanta

“My favorite place to cure a hangover is Seed Kitchen and Bar in Marietta. They have the best chicken schnitzel, and having fried chicken just makes any day better. They also have a lot of specialty cocktails and one of the top wine bars in the nation. So, if you feel like drinking after you have a hangover, it’s the perfect place to go grab a glass of wine as well.”

This article appears in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Southbound.