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Where to Thaw Out and Get Gassed Up at the Mummers Parade

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Always remember: New Year’s revelry in Philly doesn’t end when the clock strikes midnight. The party ends only when the last Mummer left mumming says it’s over, which is usually just before sunrise on January 2. Weathering New Year’s Day’s Mummer’s Parade is no small feat; it requires warm clothing, sturdy shoes and fortitude fueled by copious amounts of liquor and food to make it through. Should you find yourself shivering, hungry and in need of a bathroom break on New Year’s day, consider venturing a few blocks off Broad Street to Pub & Kitchen. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., they will be pouring $5 glasses of bubbly and shucking $1 Seaside Oysters from Virginia. champagne and oyster specials from 11am to 6pm. Champagne will be served for $5 per glass and will be shucking Seaside Oysters from Virginia for $1 per oyster. Click through for more places to get your mum on.

The Oyster House opens at 11:30 a.m. and will serve a seafood brunch with Johnnycakes with shellfish sausage and maple crème fraiche, smoked trout hash with Yukon gold potatoes and fried eggs, oyster omelet with sauce Newberg, and the ever popular oyster scrapple with sunny side eggs.

Percy Street Barbecue will start serving a barbecue brunch at 11:30 a.m.

Supper will offer its annual Hair of The Dog Brunch, which benefits PSPCA. Diners can bring their dogs to the restaurant, where Chef Mitch Prensky will also be cooking up housemade doggie biscuits for four-legged friends.

Adsum’s New Year’s Day brunch, served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature chorizo corndogs, fried hen eggs, black beans and cilantro crema, wild Maine blueberry pancakes, pistachio-bourbon butter and cardamom ice cream, and mascarpone and strawberry stuffed French toast.

Where to Thaw Out and Get Gassed Up at the Mummers Parade