Shelby Tauber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The best way to cure your New Year’s Eve hangover? Admiring the cuteness of the pooches at Yard Bar’s First Annual Hair of the Dog New Year’s Party. Yard Bar, the outdoor dog park and bar in North Austin, will have drink specials, a special menu of gumbo and black-eyed peas and plenty of dog-friendly fun.

Plus, there will be contests that your canine (and you) can try to ace, including “Best Dog Beard,” “Hairiest Dog” and “Dog and Owner Lookalike.”

Details: 11 a.m. Friday. Free. 6700 Burnet Road. facebook.com/YardBarATX.