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Those Who Make the Libations Try to Help

Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

Welcome to Hangover Power Hour, 60 long minutes dedicated to that painful, pounding aftermath following a big night of throwing back drinks.

These are the guys and gals that serve the drinks that perhaps make the world a little dim the next day—if you chose to continue ordering them. Cursing those cocktails, that were so delicious the night before, won't help. Eater asks a few bartenders around town for their tips on how to stop the jack-hammering behind your brain.

"If you're conscious enough, a big glass of water and a couple of aspirin before you go to bed. When you wake up, pop some Alka-Seltzer, and go find something greasy if you can stomach it."—Jared Lane, The Gin Joint

"A Corpse Reviver #2"—Andrew King, FIG

"You can always do a Bloody Mary, and instead of vodka, you can use whiskey. Or perhaps a Stout Flip, which is Guinness, Cruzan Black Rum, turbinado Syrup and a whole egg."—Greg Weiss, The Alley

"I always recommend Gatorade."—Mouzon Taylor, Thoroughbred Club

"The go-to is greasy things, especially meaty, greasy things. I think the proteins hold it down. Definitively hydrate. Bitters, soda and a squeeze of orange helps, too."—Mariah Sweezey, Hank's Seafood Restaurant

[Photo of Jared Lane: Leslie McKellar]