Americans love New Year’s Eve! With parties, drinks, resolutions and the excitement of a new year, it’s no wonder 41% of Americans say it’s their favorite holiday.
But New Year’s Day can be just as good! Plenty of valley restaurants are offering brunch, Bloody Mary’s and more to help Arizonans start 2024 off right. Fun fact: January 1st is also National Bloody Mary Day!
Federal American Grill
Sip your way through New Years Day at Federal American Grill. The eatery offers a classic Bloody Mary made with deep eddy vodka, house-made bloody mary mix and traditional garnishes. If you’re feeling more adventurous, Federal also offers a Cajun spin made with a spicy Bloody Mary mix, Cajun salt rim and a skewer of roast beef and jumbo shrimp. Happy hour is Monday to Friday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. and brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday. Learn more at https://thefederalgrill.com/federal-locations/scottsdale/
The classic American grill features mouthwatering steak and fresh seafood complemented by a Bloody Mary. Kona Grill features a $3, $6, $9 happy hour menu Monday-Friday from 2PM-6PM. A late-night happy hour is offered on Friday and Saturday’s from 9PM-12PM. For more information on brunch, lunch, and dinner visit https://www.konagrill.com/.
Angry Crab Shack
Bonne Année from your friends at Angry Crab Shack! All Angry Crab Shack locations will be open on Jan. 1 during regular business hours for lovers of Cajun cuisine to celebrate the new year! The restaurant’s special Cajun Bloody Mary cocktail, a blend of house-infused spicy vodka and organic bloody Mary mix, is garnished with fresh jalapeño, zesty lemon, lime, marinated asparagus, olives, and succulent crab leg! New Year’s brunch-goers can dine on customizable seafood protein bowls which guests can tailor to their palate with seven different protein options, Asian-Cajun signature sauces and six levels of spice.
For more information about Angry Crab Shack’s opening hours, Valley locations and menu, visit https://www.angrycrabshack.com/
Scottsdale’s go-to spot for craft cocktails and crave-worthy steaks comes is the perfect place to grab a Bloody Mary! Take part in their weekday happy hour from 3 to 6:30 p.m. or one of their weekly specials, Glitz & Glam Sunday Brunch and Magnum Monday’s. For more info on brunch, lunch, and dinner, visit www.stksteakhouse.com.
The Bloody Marys’ are the star at Z’Tejas with a bigger and bolder, “build your own” option. Guests can choose between a house-made classic or spicy tomato base then add on one of the following toppers: Bacon-wrapped Stuffed Jalapeno, applewood smoked bacon or Z’Sausage. Entrees like the Capitol Beef Barbacoa omelet, Breakfast fajitas or Bananas Foster French Toast will pair perfectly. There are two Valley Z’Tejas locations in Scottsdale and Chandler. For more information visit https://www.ztejas.com/
Cheers the new year at Tipsy Egg with a signature House Bloody or Banging Bloody cocktails. A combination of Deep Eddy vodka and house bloody Mary mix topped with celery, lemon and green olives, the House Bloody is the perfect savory cocktail to kick off the start of 2023. Looking for a twist to the classic hangover cure? Try the Banging’ Bloody which features a smooth blend of Infused Deep Eddy vodka, house Mary mix, served spicy or mild with green olive, lime and a rosemary beef stick.
Located on 1 E. Boston St. in Downtown Chandler, Tipsy Egg is a cocktail-forward restaurant concept with a selection of mixed drinks from mimosa flights to sparkling mocktails. The unique space offers an indoor/outdoor bar design with colorful mid-century booths. For more information, please visit tipsyeggchandler.com
Pedal Haus Brewery
Pedal Haus Brewery will welcome guests in on Jan. 1 to watch Bowl games and enjoy the lively atmosphere in all three Valley locations. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes dishes like Fried Chicken & Belgian Waffles, Breakfast Bacon Smash Burger and Farmhouse scramble. The Haus Bloody is mixed with vodka, Bloody Mary mix and garnished with a skewer of sopresseta, jalapeno American cheese, pepadw, olive and lime with a tajin-salt rim. Or change it up and enjoy the Michelada made with Pedal Haus’ Mexican Amber Lager and Bloody Mary mix. Garnished with tajin-salt rim, lemon, lime and olives. For more information visit www.pedalhausbrewery.com
Dave & Buster’s at Tempe Marketplace
Dave & Buster’s at Tempe Marketplace is the place to be this New Year’s Day for those into brunch beverages and lunch fare. Known for its fun and games, Dave & Buster’s offers a new, creative twist on the classic Bloody Mary cocktail. Made with Montelobos Mezcal, Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur, a house-made zesty mix and chile lime salt, the Smoky Mezcal Bloody Mary is the ultimate drink to ring in the new year. Pair the fiery cocktail with the Beastmode Bacon Burger or Mushroom Stout Burger for a cheesy, decadent match to any bloody. For more information visit https://www.daveandbusters.com/us/en/about/locations/tempe
Local breakfast eatery, U.S. Egg, is known for its delicious and extensive list of Bloody Mary cocktails that pair perfectly with the restaurant’s breakfast and lunch dishes. U.S. Egg has five variations you can enjoy including the Bacon & Egg topped with a full hard-boiled egg, Traditional, Eye-Opener with jalapeños and Cholula sauce, Tailgate with bacon, and the Bloody Maria with tequila, olives, and limes. Bloody Mary enthusiasts can also opt for the Bloody Mary flight, which features a 10-ounce serving of each flavor for $24.95. The hearty breakfast menu features the famous protein pancakes, omelets, breakfast sandwiches and more. For more information on U.S. Egg and to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings, visit https://www.useggrestaurant.com/.
The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen based in the heart of Tempe, offers the perfect spot to recover from your New Year’s Eve activities. The Lodge Tempe offers Bloody Mary’s that everyone is sure to enjoy. Not only do they offer this delicious drink during National Bloody Mary Day, but they offer them during their brunch special. The brunch special takes place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Locally owned, Tempe-based The Lodge offers the hospitality you would find at your favorite outdoor lodge with wooden ceilings, a stone fireplace, 30 4kHDTVs, state-of-the-art sound system. They offer burgers and sandwiches to wings and soup. Learn more at https://lodgetempe.com/
Twin Peaks wants your New Year’s Day to be just as fun at New Year’s Eve. Guest can enjoy a Tito’s Bloody Mary that features Tito’s, Zing Zang, lime, celery, olive, seasoned salt rim, and bacon. Guests can also enjoy Twin Peak’s from-scratch kitchen and watch their favorite game on one of the restaurant’s 100 TVs. Twin Peaks is your local restaurant for the best food, Bloody Mary’s, and sports for any day of the week. Follow them on social media @twinpeaksrestaurant.
For more information about Twin Peaks opening hours, Valley locations and menu, visit https://twinpeaksrestaurant.com/