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Let loose this New Year's Eve and party it up at one of the many events taking place around town. Eat, drink and dance the night away at these Chicago hotspots before making those impossible-to-keep New Years resolutions. From throwback parties to live musical performances, there's something to do for everyone. So make your plans now because it sure beats being stuck at home when 2014 rolls around.


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1. Girl & the Goat

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809 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 492-6262
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Check out Girl & the Goat like you’ve never seen it before. Hang out on New Year’s Eve at a cocktail party flowing with an open bar, passed canapés from Stephanie Izard and a DJ playing all night long. The party starts at 8:30 p.m. and runs until 1:30 a.m., and tickets cost $228 per person.

2. Siena Tavern

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51 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 595-1322
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Siena Tavern rings in its first year with a New Year’s Eve bash to be remembered. Enjoy four hours of open bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., canapés like Mini Kobe Meatballs and Truffle Gnocchi bites, live entertainment and more. The next day, stop in for a sweet and savory brunch starting at 10 a.m. featuring dishes such as Artichoke Omelet, Apple Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast, and Lobster Hash.

3. The Dawson

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730 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 243-8955
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The Dawson will host New Year’s Rappin’ Eve on Dec. 31. The event will feature hip hop all night, courtesy of Chicago DJs Genghiswon and Tony Trimm, and include a raw bar, carving station and an open bar. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the cost is $150 per person.

4. Bar Pastoral

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2947 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 472-4781
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Bar Pastoral will host an early dinner service to start your night off right from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dishes include Lobster Sweet Potato Dumplings, Pork Cheeks, Mont Blanc and more as well as a vegetarian prix-fixe menu. The cost is $60, or $90 with wine pairings. Afterwards, there will be the first ever New Year’s Ever Cocktail party with an inclusive bar, hors d’oeuvres, an artisan cheese table, a midnight dessert bar and a Champagne toast. The event will take place from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. and costs $120 per person.

5. The Grid

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351 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 321-1351
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The Grid will be hosting the ultimate New Year’s Eve bash with live performances by Young General and the Band, and other Chicago DJs spinning throughout the night. General admission includes a Champagne greeting, passed hors d’oeuvres, 5 hours of open bar, and party favors. Tickets start at $145.

6. American Junkie

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15 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 239-0995
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Come celebrate NYE at American Junkie with an Old Hollywood Style party. The black tie affair will feature performances by special guest DJs, a premium bar package from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and a food buffet/sweets table. The event starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $100. Continue the partying the next day with drink like $5 Mimosas, $16 Domestic Buckets, $1 Sliders and .75 cent Wings as you watch all of the college bowl games.

7. Studio Paris

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59 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 595-0800
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Celebrate Paris style with performances by special guest DJs, a premium bar package from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and a food buffet from Paris Club. Tickets are $175.

8. Bub City

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435 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 610-4200
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Say goodbye to 2013 with a Smokin’ New Year’s Eve at Bub City. Doors open at 9 p.m. for a live performance by Nashville’s Shawn Lacy. Tickets can be purchased for $25. On New Year’s Day, devour a country brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring items like Chicken and Waffles, Biscuits and Gravy or a Bloody Mary.

9. Mercadito

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108 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 329-9555
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Grab some friends and ring in 2014 over a five-course sharing menu available from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for $45 per guest. Beginning at 9:45 p.m., patrons can party with a five-course sharing menu, three-hour open bar and midnight toast for $120, along with a live DJ at Double A ($150). On New Year’s Day, recover with the Ultimate Hangover Cure Brunch featuring like Chilaquiles, Carnitas Hash and a cocktail. Brunch will be available between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and cost $19.50 per guest.

10. Moonshine

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1824 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 862-8686
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Moonshine’s annual New Year’s Eve Bootlegger’s Ball turns back the clock to the Roaring 20s by transforming into a modern speakeasy. The celebration starts at 8 p.m. and lasts until 12:30 a.m. and includes a full open bar featuring classic cocktails, a full dinner buffet with carving station, DJs Ryan Ross and Greg Bauer spinning and more. Tickets can be purchased for $85.

11. Chop Shop

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2033-35 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 537-4440
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Newly opened Chop Shop rings in the New Year with live musical performances by the Gold Coast All Stars and DJ Samm of Hey Champ. The event takes place from 8 p.m. to 1 p.m. and includes an open bar and light hors d’oeuvres. The cost is $150 per person.

12. Red Door

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2118 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 697-7221
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Red Door is partnering up with the Baconfest team for Manhattans at Midnight. The bacon and bourbon bonanza will take place from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and feature a variety of signature “brown” cocktails along with passed items including Bacon-Wrapped Artichoke, Fried Oyster and Waffle with Bacon-Infused Maple Syrup, and Bulgogi-Glazed Bacon-Meatball Sliders with kimchi Mayo. At midnight, bacon-infused barrel-aged Manhattans will be served for a toast. Tickets are $100 with a portion of the proceeds going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

13. Untitled

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111 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 880-1511
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Untitled will throw its 4th Annual Metropolis Ball for an avant-garde NYE experience featuring more than 20 burlesque acts, live rockabilly music by Cash O’Riley and the Downright Daddies, live DJs, passed hors d’oeuvres and an open premium bar. The event runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. and the cost is $125 per person.

14. Nellcôte

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833 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(855) 635-5268
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Nellcote’s NYE Soiree takes place from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. and includes a full premium open bar, passed appetizers, live DJ performances, a Champagne toast at midnight and much more. Tickets can be purchased for $125 per guest.

15. The J. Parker

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1816 N Clark St Fl 13
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 254-4747
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Spend New Year’s Eve on top of the city at the J. Parker. The celebration includes a premium open bar from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., passed canapés from Paul Virant, bubbles at midnight and a DJ spinning tunes all night long. Tickets are available for $100, or $120 at the door.

16. Sunda

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110 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 644-0500
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Ring in the New Year at Sunda’s upstairs banquet room. Enjoy an all-inclusive buffet of Asian favorites, a premium bar package and a live DJ from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Pre-sale tickets are available for $125 per person.

17. Three Dots and a Dash

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435 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 610-4220
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Enjoy a tropical New Year’s at Three Dots and a Dash with tiki classics. Admission will also include passed island fare and a special edition souvenir mug. The cost is $45 per person.

18. ¡Ay Chiwowa!

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311 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 643-3200
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An epic fiesta includes a premium open bar, passed appetizers and a dinner buffet featuring Mexican street fare. The party starts at 8 p.m. and runs until 1 a.m. and presale tickets can be purchased now for $85.

19. The Southern

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1840 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-1840
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Kick off 2014 with a Kick Ass New Year’s Eve from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event will include 2 floors of open bar, stationed hors d’oeuvres and a live DJ. In addition, guests can also a three-course dinner for an additional $25. Tickets for the NYE event are $90 per person.

20. The Fifty/50

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2047 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 489-5050
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The Fifty/50’s all-inclusive NYE bash will take place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and include a five-hour open bar, two-hour buffet of Fifty/50 comfort food, a midnight Champagne toast and a live DJ. Early bird tickets are on sale for $70 while regular tickets are $80 per person.

21. Roots Pizza

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1924 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 645-4949
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Roots will throw a New Year’s Eve Party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. that includes a premium open bar, two-hour buffet of Roots food, a midnight Champagne toast and a live DJ performance. Early bird tickets are $65 per guest, and regular tickets are $75.

22. Vertigo Sky Lounge

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2 W Erie St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 202-6060
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Get your groove on at Vertigo Sky Lounge this New Year's Eve. Dance to beats from StarKillers and Dmitry Ko, sip drinks from a premium open bar, and enjoy passed appetizers, late-night snacks and treats, and people watching both indoors and on the 26th floor year-round patio from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. $125.

1. Girl & the Goat

809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
Check out Girl & the Goat like you’ve never seen it before. Hang out on New Year’s Eve at a cocktail party flowing with an open bar, passed canapés from Stephanie Izard and a DJ playing all night long. The party starts at 8:30 p.m. and runs until 1:30 a.m., and tickets cost $228 per person.
809 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

2. Siena Tavern

51 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
Siena Tavern rings in its first year with a New Year’s Eve bash to be remembered. Enjoy four hours of open bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., canapés like Mini Kobe Meatballs and Truffle Gnocchi bites, live entertainment and more. The next day, stop in for a sweet and savory brunch starting at 10 a.m. featuring dishes such as Artichoke Omelet, Apple Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast, and Lobster Hash.
51 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654

3. The Dawson

730 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
The Dawson will host New Year’s Rappin’ Eve on Dec. 31. The event will feature hip hop all night, courtesy of Chicago DJs Genghiswon and Tony Trimm, and include a raw bar, carving station and an open bar. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the cost is $150 per person.
730 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654

4. Bar Pastoral

2947 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
Bar Pastoral will host an early dinner service to start your night off right from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dishes include Lobster Sweet Potato Dumplings, Pork Cheeks, Mont Blanc and more as well as a vegetarian prix-fixe menu. The cost is $60, or $90 with wine pairings. Afterwards, there will be the first ever New Year’s Ever Cocktail party with an inclusive bar, hors d’oeuvres, an artisan cheese table, a midnight dessert bar and a Champagne toast. The event will take place from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. and costs $120 per person.
2947 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657

5. The Grid

351 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60610
The Grid will be hosting the ultimate New Year’s Eve bash with live performances by Young General and the Band, and other Chicago DJs spinning throughout the night. General admission includes a Champagne greeting, passed hors d’oeuvres, 5 hours of open bar, and party favors. Tickets start at $145.
351 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60610

6. American Junkie

15 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654
Come celebrate NYE at American Junkie with an Old Hollywood Style party. The black tie affair will feature performances by special guest DJs, a premium bar package from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and a food buffet/sweets table. The event starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $100. Continue the partying the next day with drink like $5 Mimosas, $16 Domestic Buckets, $1 Sliders and .75 cent Wings as you watch all of the college bowl games.
15 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654

7. Studio Paris

59 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
Celebrate Paris style with performances by special guest DJs, a premium bar package from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and a food buffet from Paris Club. Tickets are $175.
59 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654

8. Bub City

435 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60610
Say goodbye to 2013 with a Smokin’ New Year’s Eve at Bub City. Doors open at 9 p.m. for a live performance by Nashville’s Shawn Lacy. Tickets can be purchased for $25. On New Year’s Day, devour a country brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring items like Chicken and Waffles, Biscuits and Gravy or a Bloody Mary.
435 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60610

9. Mercadito

108 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
Grab some friends and ring in 2014 over a five-course sharing menu available from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for $45 per guest. Beginning at 9:45 p.m., patrons can party with a five-course sharing menu, three-hour open bar and midnight toast for $120, along with a live DJ at Double A ($150). On New Year’s Day, recover with the Ultimate Hangover Cure Brunch featuring like Chilaquiles, Carnitas Hash and a cocktail. Brunch will be available between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and cost $19.50 per guest.
108 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654

10. Moonshine

1824 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
Moonshine’s annual New Year’s Eve Bootlegger’s Ball turns back the clock to the Roaring 20s by transforming into a modern speakeasy. The celebration starts at 8 p.m. and lasts until 12:30 a.m. and includes a full open bar featuring classic cocktails, a full dinner buffet with carving station, DJs Ryan Ross and Greg Bauer spinning and more. Tickets can be purchased for $85.
1824 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

11. Chop Shop

2033-35 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Newly opened Chop Shop rings in the New Year with live musical performances by the Gold Coast All Stars and DJ Samm of Hey Champ. The event takes place from 8 p.m. to 1 p.m. and includes an open bar and light hors d’oeuvres. The cost is $150 per person.
2033-35 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

12. Red Door

2118 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Red Door is partnering up with the Baconfest team for Manhattans at Midnight. The bacon and bourbon bonanza will take place from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and feature a variety of signature “brown” cocktails along with passed items including Bacon-Wrapped Artichoke, Fried Oyster and Waffle with Bacon-Infused Maple Syrup, and Bulgogi-Glazed Bacon-Meatball Sliders with kimchi Mayo. At midnight, bacon-infused barrel-aged Manhattans will be served for a toast. Tickets are $100 with a portion of the proceeds going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
2118 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

13. Untitled

111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
Untitled will throw its 4th Annual Metropolis Ball for an avant-garde NYE experience featuring more than 20 burlesque acts, live rockabilly music by Cash O’Riley and the Downright Daddies, live DJs, passed hors d’oeuvres and an open premium bar. The event runs from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. and the cost is $125 per person.
111 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654

14. Nellcôte

833 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
Nellcote’s NYE Soiree takes place from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. and includes a full premium open bar, passed appetizers, live DJ performances, a Champagne toast at midnight and much more. Tickets can be purchased for $125 per guest.
833 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

15. The J. Parker

1816 N Clark St Fl 13, Chicago, IL 60614
Spend New Year’s Eve on top of the city at the J. Parker. The celebration includes a premium open bar from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., passed canapés from Paul Virant, bubbles at midnight and a DJ spinning tunes all night long. Tickets are available for $100, or $120 at the door.
1816 N Clark St Fl 13
Chicago, IL 60614

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16. Sunda

110 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654
Ring in the New Year at Sunda’s upstairs banquet room. Enjoy an all-inclusive buffet of Asian favorites, a premium bar package and a live DJ from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Pre-sale tickets are available for $125 per person.
110 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654

17. Three Dots and a Dash

435 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
Enjoy a tropical New Year’s at Three Dots and a Dash with tiki classics. Admission will also include passed island fare and a special edition souvenir mug. The cost is $45 per person.
435 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654

18. ¡Ay Chiwowa!

311 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
An epic fiesta includes a premium open bar, passed appetizers and a dinner buffet featuring Mexican street fare. The party starts at 8 p.m. and runs until 1 a.m. and presale tickets can be purchased now for $85.
311 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60654

19. The Southern

1840 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Kick off 2014 with a Kick Ass New Year’s Eve from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event will include 2 floors of open bar, stationed hors d’oeuvres and a live DJ. In addition, guests can also a three-course dinner for an additional $25. Tickets for the NYE event are $90 per person.
1840 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

20. The Fifty/50

2047 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
The Fifty/50’s all-inclusive NYE bash will take place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and include a five-hour open bar, two-hour buffet of Fifty/50 comfort food, a midnight Champagne toast and a live DJ. Early bird tickets are on sale for $70 while regular tickets are $80 per person.
2047 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

21. Roots Pizza

1924 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Roots will throw a New Year’s Eve Party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. that includes a premium open bar, two-hour buffet of Roots food, a midnight Champagne toast and a live DJ performance. Early bird tickets are $65 per guest, and regular tickets are $75.
1924 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

22. Vertigo Sky Lounge

2 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654
Get your groove on at Vertigo Sky Lounge this New Year's Eve. Dance to beats from StarKillers and Dmitry Ko, sip drinks from a premium open bar, and enjoy passed appetizers, late-night snacks and treats, and people watching both indoors and on the 26th floor year-round patio from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. $125.
2 W Erie St
Chicago, IL 60654

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