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ROOF on theWit (201 N State St)

Has announced the return of its Monte Carlo-inspired New Year’s Eve Party on Monday, December 31st from 9pm to 1am. Those who purchase tickets to the event will have access to an open bar and food courtesy of Executive Chef Nathan Sears, four gaming tables – all played for fun, and live entertainment with a performance from Champagne All-Stars, playing classics with a twist.

To complement the ambiance of the evening, Chef Sears has created an array of food items and action stations including a carving station with roasted prime steaks, premium seafood, passed hors d'oeuvres, and fresh hearth baked bread. To incorporate the southern French cuisine of Monte Carlo, Chef Sears has created flavorful selections, including truffle and foie gras dishes. Keeping with the theme of the night, Executive Pastry Chef Toni Roberts will prepare her classic French macarons, as well as strawberry champagne truffles for guests with a sweet tooth to enjoy.

Guests looking to fully immerse themselves in the evening can play at roulette, craps, or blackjack tables with ROOF chips and vouchers. In addition to Champagne All-Stars, guests can enjoy a variety of entertainment including music from DJs including Rick Wonder, as well as dance performances from ballet dancers. A complimentary photo booth with a commemorative New Year’s Eve filter will also be available. At midnight, all guests will be invited to cheers to the new year with a complimentary champagne toast.

Those attending must be 21 years of age to enter. The beverage package, which starts at 9pm, will end at 1pm. Complimentary coat check will be offered to all guests. To purchase a ticket to this event, visit WWW.NYEONROOF.COM. For table upgrades, email

Geja’s Café (340 West Armitage)

Will offer New Year’s Eve revelers a romantic repast featuring fondue and champagne in a festive, yet intimate, atmosphere complete with classical/flamenco guitar music. Geja’s Café will feature three special reserved seatings on Monday, December 31, 2018.  Reservations are available for 5:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.   

All guests will enjoy a four-course fondue dinner complete with Swiss Gruyere cheese fondue appetizer, salad, lobster, shrimp and beef entree and Geja’s famous flaming Belgian chocolate dessert fondue.  The evening’s packages also include champagne and tax and gratuity!

The 5:00 p.m. seating is $95 per person and includes a glass of Piper Heidsieck Brut Champagne. The 7:30 p.m. seating is $115 per person and includes a glass of Charles Heidsieck Brut Rose Champagne. The 10:00 p.m. seating is $130 per person and includes a bottle of Piper Heidsieck Brut Champagne per couple with party favors for the countdown to midnight.

New Year’s reservations are available starting on Monday, December 3rd. To purchase tickets or for more information on the New Year’s celebration; go to or call Geja’s Café at 773-281-9101.

VU Rooftop 

Chicago’s new rooftop destination, VU Rooftop Bar, located 22 stories above McCormick Place at 133 East Cermak, is excited to ring in 2019 with its exclusive VU Year’s Eve event on Monday, December 31 from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Guests who purchase tickets to this event will have access to a variety of signature cocktails developed by Advanced Sommelier John Williams and featured dishes from Executive Chef Nolan Narut, along with city views including the stunning firework display at Navy Pier, energizing sounds by in-house music partners The DJ Firm, party favors to ring in the new year, and other fun surprises.

General admission tickets to VU Year’s Eve are $25 per person, and $35 at the door. All guests will receive a complimentary champagne toast, as well as exclusive access to library selections from champagne partner Lanson and featured sparkling cocktails. 

This South Loop rooftop bar, which opened its doors in October of this year, touts over 13,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor activation areas, including a karaoke room, boardroom, club bar, and solarium bar. With water and fire fountains on the exterior, along with the Chicago skyline as the backdrop, guests are able to revel in rooftop season all year long, while also enjoying an interior that includes a sweeping 40 stool main bar, a video wall and an abstract mural.

VIP table reservations, which include complimentary admission to the party, will also be available for purchase. Guests also have the option to plan ahead and pre-order wine, champagne, and food with their reservation, including house favorite, Peking Duck. Prices listed below will act as a credit towards guests’ final bill, but is not applicable towards tax or gratuity. Please note, all sales are final and guest names are required for the reservation. Tables reservation offerings are as follows:

5 - 8:30 p.m.

Booths (Seat up to 4):  $200 

Includes up to 4 general admission entries 

Tables (Seat up to 6):  $300 

Includes up to 6 general admission entries 

Lounge Quadrants (Seat up to 10): $500 

Includes up to 4 general admission entries 

9 p.m. - close

Booths (Seat up to 4):  $400 

Includes up to 4 general admission entries 

Tables (Seat up to 6):  $600 

Includes up to 6 general admission entries 

Lounge Quadrants (Seat up to 10): $1,000 

Includes up to 10 general admission entries

Tickets to VU Year’s Eve are available for purchase at 

The hours of operation for VU are Sunday – Thursday 4 p.m. – 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Valet parking is available during all hours of operation. For more information about VU, visit or call 312.528.0191.

Raised, An Urban Rooftop Bar (1 W. Wacker Drive)

Is inviting Chicagoans and visitors alike to ring in 2019 in style at their New Year’s Eve party on Sunday, December 31 from 9pm to 1am. Perfect for those looking to avoid outrageous covers and bar packages, the third-floor rooftop destination, which boasts panoramic views of the Chicago river and city skyline, will be offering a variety of delectable bites, a complimentary welcome cocktail promotion, and more.

Small bites on the New Year’s Eve menu include Stout Braised Short Rib Egg Rolls with carrot, cabbage, and sweet and sour demi, Crispy Marble Potatoes with crème fraiche, chive, cheddar dust, and smoked trout roe, Benton Harbor Brie Toast with artisan sourdough, raspberry mostarda, frisee, and blood orange gastrique, Grilled Tenderloin Sliders with garlic mushrooms, truffled cheese, mushroom aioli, and brioche, and Lobster Rolls with dill, pickled onions, and brioche. Those with a sweet tooth can enjoy Strawberry White Chocolate with vanilla bean and toasted macadamia nut or Dark Chocolate Creamux with pistachio sable and raspberry gel. Champagne offerings include Raventos Blanc de Blanc CavaChampagne Thienot Brut, and JCB No.69 Brut Rose by the glass and GH Mumm Grand Cordon BrutBillecart Brut Reserve, and Billecart Brut Rose by the bottle.

Live entertainment from acclaimed DJ Supreme will be available from 9pm – 12am. The first 50 guests at the event will receive a complimentary welcome cocktail upon entry and party favors will be provided.  At midnight, Raised will invite all guests to partake in a champagne toast to properly usher in the New Year. To make a reservation for the evening, please call 312-795-3444 or visit OpenTable. There is a $50 deposit, which will go toward a food and beverage spend, is required to hold the reservation. 

Staytion Market & Bar

Located on the first floor of Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, will celebrate New Year’s Eve with delicious cocktails, signature menu items and live entertainment. Jenna & Matt, will be performing from 6pm to 9pm, and DJ 5ive will perform from 9pm to 1am. The special à la carte New Year’s Eve menu includes unique options like the Apple Crisp & Kohlrabi Salad with spinach, radish, pepitas, and charred lemon vinaigrette, Smoked Potato Soup with leeks, lemon oil, and dill, Wild Atlantic Salmon with rock shrimp, pee wee potatoes, caramelized carrots, frisee, and champagne butter, and Espresso Crusted Bistro Filet with truffle brioche bread pudding, brussels sprouts, Koval Bourbon demi glaze.Desserts on the menu include Champagne Verrine with raspberry and white chocolate, as well as Chocolate Mint Cigar with vanilla and almond. Those looking to toast to the New Year will enjoy the special champagne menu, which includes Tattinger Champagne, Moet & Chandon Imperial, Veuve Cliquot and Mionetto Prosecco.

the Albert (228 E Ontario St)

the Albert has unveiled their special chef’s tasting menus for New Year’s Eve. Curated by Executive Chef Larry Feldmeier, formerly of Sixteen, patrons have the option to choose from a five-course chef’s tasting menu for $125 a person or a seven-course chef’s tasting menu for $165 a person. Items on the menu include Shigoku Oyster and CaviarRabbit Confit Salad with winter citrus and root vegetables, Celery Root Soup with smoked trout and crème fraiche, Foie Gras Torchon with pickled fig and almond, Tajarin Pasta with tallegio and burgundy truffle, and Beef Oscar with king crab and asparagus. For those with a sweet tooth, dessert items of Cassis & Black Peppercorn SorbetStrawberry Champagne Truffle, and Bergamot Mousse with cara cara, butterscotch, and nori will be served courtesy of Executive Pastry Chef Vanarin Kuch, former contestant on Top Chef Just Desserts and Chopped. A white truffle enhancement is available for $45 and a caviar service with traditional accoutrements will be served for $175 per ounce.

State and Lake Chicago Tavern (201 N State St)

State and Lake Chicago Tavern has revealed its New Year’s Eve a la carte dinner menu curated by Executive Chef Nathan Sears. The NYE menu ranges from $14-55, and offers locals and guests alike a variety of options to ring in the New Year on a tasty note. Starters on the menu include French Onion Soupwith onions caramelized in duck fat, beer broth, croutons, and broiled mozzarella, a House Cured Wagyu Bresaola “Carpaccio” topped with black truffle aioli, arugula, parmesan, and pickled mustard seeds, an Acorn Finished Prosciutto and Stewed Red Grape Conserva, complete with fresh green grapes, ricotta salata, basil and crostini,among othersMain entrées feature a selection of heartier options such as 10 oz. Filet Mignonwith Maître ‘d butter, arugula, and choice of béarnaise or bordelaise sauce, 12 oz. Cheshire Pork Chop, with an apple chestnut relish and a caramelized onion jus, Seared Halibut, with braised root broth, marinated enoki mushrooms, bok choy, and an herb salad, and more. To end the year on a sweet note, patrons are invited to enjoy dessert options including Banana Cream Pie Bombe, coated with rum roasted bananas and candied walnuts, 12 Layer Cookies and Cream Cake (for two) with a dark chocolate ganache, vanilla bean cream, and chocolate dipped macarons, and more.

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Have a Romantic NYE at Geja's

Z Bar

The rooftop cocktail lounge at The Peninsula Chicago has planned a sparkling, golden-hued celebration filled with music and Champagne to ring in the new year.

At the bar, Champagne magnums and specialty cocktails with 24-karat-gold-flecked ice will be flowing. Among the gold-accented cocktails that will be available to guests: Gold Magic, a Champagne cocktail with an eau de vie twist; the Mag Martini, made with Nolet’s Reserve gin, orange saffron, verbena and dry vermouth; and a traditionally crafted Paradis Sazerac featuring Hennessy Paradis cognac.

Guests will receive hats, noisemakers and other party favors for the countdown to midnight, ushered in by DJ duo Chess Knight and Dial Jess.

Z Bar’s team members will dress in gold to match the mood, and the bar itself will be awash in gold décor and sparkling amber LED lights.

A $50 cover charge includes a complimentary Champagne pour upon arrival, one complimentary Gold Magic cocktail (or well highball of choice) and party favors. Purchasing tickets in advance is encouraged; walk-ins are welcome as space permits.

Z Bar opens at 3:00 pm on New Year’s Eve, with the party kicking off at 9:00 pm. For more details and to purchase a ticket to All That Glitters at Z Bar, call 312.573.6888 or visit Eventbrite.

Bar Biscay

West Town’s Bar Biscay’s (1450 W. Chicago Ave., 312.455.8900) New Year’s Eve five-course menu ($75 food, $25 drink pairings) starts off with a selection of pintxos (ranging from Mangalista cured pork and goat butter toast to caviar-topped potatoes) before moving on to loup de mer with tomato and leek fumet followed by filet mignon topped with sweetbreads and an Epoisses sauce. Choose from a variety of desserts. Foie and truffle supplements available. 

The Dearborn

In the heart of the Loop, The Dearborn (145 N. Dearborn St., 312.384.1242) will be offering a special prix fixe menu from Executive Chef Aaron Cuschieri, as well as their usual menu a la carte on New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Day, enjoy a Bloody Mary special and their brunch menu. 


4 courses for $98.00


  • Gulf Shrimp & Lardo Toast

            Jumbo shrimp on toast with lardo and preserved apricots 


  • Carpaccio of Painted Hills beef

            Apple & pear salad, marinated foie gras, parmesan tuile, aged balsamic


  • Maine Lobster “Carbonara”

Housemade spaghetti, butter poached lobster, pancetta, English peas, American caviar, egg yolk 


  • Whole roasted California Squab

            “Midwest style” – sopping bread, apple cider pan sauce, wilted cabbage, black truffle


  • Camembert en croute

            Gooey French brie, puff pastry, garlic & herbs, jam


  • Tropical Mille Fuille

            Pineapple mousse, variations on coconut, flowers & gold


It will be business as usual at Funkenhausen (1709 W. Chicago Ave., 312.929.4727) on New Year’s Eve, including open seating at its expansive bar (perfect for commitment-phobes), however they are opening up Tuesday morning for special brunch on New Year’s Day with favorites like Schnitz & Grits and Black Forest Donuts.


Lincoln Park’s Gemini (2075 N. Lincoln Ave., 773.525.2522) offers three seatings (5, 7 and 9:30 PM) for its four-course New Year’s Eve menu, which includes a celebratory glass of bubbles ($90) with a wine pairing option ($35). Bring the kids to the 5 PM seating for a prix fixe menu just for them with a festive kiddie cocktail ($25) as well as a special “Kids’ Countdown” complete with party favors at 6:30 PM. Any of the four dishes from the prix-fixe menu will be available a la carte at the bar. Gemini will also be offering its weekend brunch on New Year’s Day with special cocktails. Call 773.525.2522 for reservations or book through OpenTable.

The Loyalist

Choose from prime rib or whole loup de mer along with a variety of equally delicious sides as part of the New Year’s Eve menu ($65) at The Loyalist (177 N. Ada St., 773.913.3773). Reservations are available from 5 to 10 PM. Optional adds-ons include punch bowls ($60), Champagne (two different bottle selections), crab legs ($70) and fruit de mer ($75). 


In keeping with its cozy, laidback vibe, Lakeview’s mfk. (432 W. Diversey Parkway, 773.857.2540) celebrates New Year’s Eve with a family-style, Spanish-inspired four-course menu ($65, beverage pairing available). Start with caviar-topped deviled eggs before moving onto Galician carabineros, white bean cocido with smoked pork and shellfish, and leche frita with a honey-sambal glaze for dessert. 

Nico Osteria

Nico Osteria (1015 N. Rush St., 312.994.7100), the Gold Coast’s Italian-seafood driven destination at Thompson Chicago, will be offering their a la carte menu on New Year’s Eve, including new 21+ day dry-aged Ribeye steaks. 

Michael Jordan's Restaurant Oak Brook 

Michael Jordan’s Restaurant (1225 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, 630.828.2932) combines a lavish five-course New Year’s Eve celebration with wine pairings ($175, $900 tables of six) with some feel-good vibes with a portion of proceeds going to support the James Jordan Foundation, a charity that works with impoverished youth. Dubbed A Red Tie Affair, the party begins with a seafood trophy showcase paired with a rosé sparkling wine before moving on to lobster, filet mignon, Wagyu tenderloin and a dessert platter. Swag bags (including cigars) to go finish the evening, which starts at 6 PM. Call for 630.828.2932 for reservations. 

The Press Room

The Press Room (1134 W. Washington, 331.240.1914), a small restaurant with outsize heart in the West Loop, will be offering their usual ingredient-driven American cuisine. Don’t miss some of Chef Jeff Williams’ new fall menu items, like the charred cauliflower and delicata squash, while relaxing with a loved one in the intimate space alongside classic cocktails and a delicious selection of wines. 

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago 

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago aims to please with its five-course New Year’s Eve dinner ($85), which offers a variety of choices as well as party favors. Dish options include seared halibut crudo, Diver scallops, truffle tagliatelle, surf and turf and dry-aged ribeye. For dessert, there’s Champagne peppercorn cake, dark chocolate mousse or white chocolate pot de crème. Call 312.477.0234 for reservations or book through OpenTable.


Join the team at Split-Rail (2500 W. Chicago Ave., 773.697.4413) this New Year’s Eve for their famous fried chicken paired with outstanding bubbles made by equally outstanding female winemakers. 

Walton Street Kitchen + Bar

The Gold Coast’s Walton Street Kitchen + Bar (912 N. State St., 773.570.3525) offers two seatings for its five-course New Year’s Eve Menu at 6 ($90) and 9 PM ($110). A wine pairing option is available as well. The prix-fixe dishes are available a la carte at the bar. Looking to start the celebration early? Walton Street will be open for lunch from 11:30 AM to 4 PM. Looking to celebrate late? Head to Walton Street on New Year’s Day for its weekend brunch menu along with some surprises. Call 773.570.3525 for reservations or book through OpenTable.

Pork & Mindy's 

NYD Hangover Brunch Package

After all of the festivities, you may need to relax, recuperate and indulge in some BBQ at home. Pork & Mindy’s, Food Network’s Jeff Mauro’s creative BBQ destination, is offering a special catering package for New Year’s Day to help mend any indulgences from the night before. 

The package includes smoked beef, smoked pork shoulder, smokey cheese sauce, 10 pieces of Pig Candy (the addictive treat that is bacon dusted in brown sugar and slow smoked to perfection), slider buns, sweet potato potato salad and your choice of two Pork & Mindy’s BBQ sauces and a Bloody Mary mix and toppings for $135. Place your order by visiting their site’s catering form or calling the restaurant; pick up on NYE (12/31) at the Bucktown location (1623 N. Milwaukee). 

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Sip on Golden Cocktails at Z Bar's NYE Party (Photo Courtesy of Jess Paro)

New Year's Eve at aliveOne

  • Monday, December 31
  • $75 per person before December 15; $80 per person after December 15
  • FREE Admission to front bar only

aliveOne in Lincoln Park will ring in the new year with an all-inclusive package from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. The package includes access to aliveOne's private back room, a drink package with top shelf liquor, beer, wine and Red Bull, and a food buffet. Guests will enjoy a champagne toast at midnight and DJ sets from Boathouse all night. The front room at aliveOne will be open with no cover all night. For NYE tickets, visit

Group discounts are available for guaranteed groups of 10 or more. For more information, contact aliveOne via their private events contact form at

New Year's Day Specials at aliveOne

  • Tuesday, January 1
  • $2 to $3 beer specials

aliveOne will open at 8 p.m. on New Year's Day. Guest can celebrate the New Year with $2 domestics and $2 and $3 select craft drafts and cans.

New Year's Eve at Commonwealth

  • Monday, December 31 at 8 p.m.
  • $60 per person

Commonwealth Tavern, Roscoe Village's friendly corner bar, will host a New Year's Eve party for $60 per person from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. which includes microbrew drafts, domestic bottles, call drinks, wine, an appetizer buffet, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. 

For tickets, visit

Hosts who book a party of 20 or more will receive free admission. For parties of 40 or more, both the host and one guest will get in free. To book group reservations for 10 or more guests, email

College Bowl and NHL Winter Classic Brunch Party at Commonwealth

  • Tuesday, January 1
  • $3 to $14 food and drink specials

Commonwealth Tavern will open on New Year's Day at 10 a.m and serve brunch until 2 p.m. Commonwealth will broadcast the college bowl games along with the NHL Winter Classic featuring the Chicago Blackhawks versus Boston Bruins at Notre Dame Stadium at 1 p.m.

While watching all the sports action, patrons will enjoy a $3 Build-Your-Own Mimosa Bar with various fruits and juices and a $6 Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar stacked with hot sauces, veggies, meats and more. Menu highlights include Brunch Schnitzel (herb aioli, smoked potatoes, pickled red onion, fried egg; $14), Kentucky Hot Brown (smoked turkey, bacon, tomato, beer cheese, sourdough; $14), and the Breakfast Burger (70% brisket, 30% bacon, half-pound burger made in house, fried egg, bread and butter pickles, tavern sauce, American cheese brioche bun, served with fries; $15)

Crystal Gardens Annual New Year's Eve Celebration featuring DJ Dante

  • Monday, December 31 from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
  • Starts at $99 per person; VIP Tickets start at $149
  • Reserved Guaranteed VIP Tables start at $199 per person

General Admission tickets include premium top shelf drinks and a Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants food station from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. with access to over 20 premium liquor bars, red carpet with step and repeat, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. Guests will enjoy music from Chicago's DJ Dante as well a premier view of the midnight fireworks show from a private terrace for guests of the Crystal Gardens only. Party-goers will also receive an official after-party wristband.

Guests can opt for VIP tickets, starting at $149, to enjoy all the benefits of general admission tickets plus express admission at 8:30 p.m., separate VIP express entry line, first chance to get tables, a special gift and more. Reserved Guaranteed VIP tables start at $199 per person and guests receive a VIP ticket plus a guaranteed table for two to eight people and one to four bottles of champagne based on the table size purchased. To purchase tickets, visit

Easy Bar's New Year's Eve Bash with Taco Toast at Midnight

  • Monday, December 31
  • $75 per person until December 15; $80 per person after December 15
  • FREE Admission to front bar only

Guests who ring in the new year at Easy Bar in Wicker Park will enjoy an all-inclusive package from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and a Taco Toast at midnight featuring Taco Bell tacos paired a glass of champagne. The package will include private access to the back room, top shelf liquor, beer, wine, Red Bull, food buffet, and a DJ will spin music all night. For tickets, visit The front bar at Easy Bar will be open to the public from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. with no dress code.

Group discounts are available for guaranteed groups of 10 or more. For more information, contact Easy Bar via their private events contact form at

New Year's Day Beer Specials at Easy Bar

  • Tuesday, January 1
  • $2 to $3 beer specials

Easy Bar will kick off the New Year by opening at 8 p.m., and specials will include $2 and $3 select beers.

Late Night New Year's Eve at Estelle's

  • Monday, December 31
  • FREE Admission without party package
  • $65 per person until December 15; $70 per person after December 15

On New Year's Eve, Estelle's will be open to the public from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. with no cover and no dress code. They will also feature an optional all-inclusive drink package from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. featuring top shelf liquor, beer, wine and Red Bull. Estelle's will have DJ Dan Maloney spinning tunes and a champagne toast at midnight. Estelle's menu will be available a la carte all night. Limited table reservations will be available. For tickets, visit

Group discounts for are available for guaranteed groups of 10 or more. For more information, contact Estelle's via their private events contact form at

New Year's Hangover Relief at Estelle's 

  • Tuesday, January 1
  • $2 to $3 beer specials

Located in the heart of the Six Corners in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, Estelle's will open from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. on New Year's Day. Guests will enjoy $2 and $3 select beers that they can pair with great hangover remedies like Hot Mess Fries loaded with bacon and cheese sauce ($9), Fried Pickle Spears with chipotle ranch ($7), a Patty Melt on Texas Toast ($10), a selection of grilled cheeses and more.

New Year's Eve Party at Hubbard Inn

  • Monday, December 31
  • Tickets start at $50 per person

Chicagoans who ring in the new year with Hubbard Inn in River North will enjoy complimentary champagne from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., a hosted bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., passed hors d'oeuvres, DJ, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. For tickets, visit For information on VIP table reservations, email All guests who purchase a New Year's Eve ticket will receive a complimentary brunch on New Year's Day at an 8 Hospitality location.

2019 $19 New Year's Day Brunch Buffet at Hubbard Inn

  • Tuesday, January 1
  • $19 brunch buffet

A New Year's Day $19 Extravagant Brunch Buffet at Hubbard Inn will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an option to add on bottomless mimosas for $19 (90-minute limit on bottomless mimosas). The classic brunch buffet will feature an omelette station, waffle station, pastries, lox and bagels, breakfast meats, dessert table, cereal bar and more. Reservations required through OpenTable.

New Year's Eve Party & Complimentary Next-Day Brunch at Joy District

  • Monday, December 31
  • General admission tickets start at $75 (and will increase closer to the date)

Joy District will host a River North New Year's Eve party with general admission ticketing and a premium bar package from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Guests will enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres from Executive Chef Jason Hedin, access to a hosted champagne bar from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., access to both floors including the nightclub, live music from Chicago's top DJ's, a champagne toast at midnight, and more. VIP tables with bottle service are also available. For complete ticket information and pricing, visit For information on VIP tables or rooftop igloo reservations, email All guests who purchase tickets will receive complimentary brunch at Parlay on Tuesday, January 1.

New Year's Day Brunch Buffet at Parlay

  • Tuesday, January 1
  • $50 per person

Parlay at Joy District invites Chicagoans to their New Year's Day "Brunch So Hard" party, available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For $50 per person, guests will enjoy an extravagant brunch buffet and mimosa bar. There will be a DJ spinning, and the college bowl games and NHL Winter Classic will be shown on TVs throughout the bar.

Created by Executive Chef Jason Hedin, brunch highlights include a carving station, seafood table and charcuterie, chili and pizza bar, waffle station, egg station, and dessert selections like cake pops, tartlets, brownies and a variety of Rice Krispie treats from Fruity Pebbles to Lucky Charms. There is also a cereal bar and a donut wall with flavors like powdered sugar, sprinkles, chocolate and vanilla.

Parlay will offer a brunch cocktail menu ranging in price from $14 to $100. Diners can share the Scrumdidilyumptious ($24) with Cruzan Strawberry, Pineapple, and Orange, simple syrup, lemon and cranberry juice, topped with Chandon Sparkling and served in a Gumball Machine, or the Mega Mimosa ($100) with two bottles of prosecco and orange juice served in a mega champagne glass with colorful straws. For $24, Parlay will mix up Cereal Killer Shots include Honey Nut Cheerios (Rumchata and Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Whiskey), Pancake (Jameson, Butterscotch Schnapps and bacon) and Cinnamon Toast Crunch (Rumchata and Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire Whiskey).
For reservations, visit: Bottle service will also be available by emailing

New Year's $1 Sake Bomb Special at Kizuki

  • Wednesday, December 26 through Monday, December 31
  • $1 sake bomb

In celebration of the New Year, Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya Wicker Park and the new Lincoln Park NEWCITY location will offer a $1 sake bomb special for the week leading up to New Year's Eve.

Guests can pair their sake bomb with over 10 bowls of ramen. Highlights include Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen (rich pork broth flavored with Yamaguchi soy sauce, topped with black garlic oil), perfect for ramen lovers looking for something that's hearty, rich and full of flavor, and Yuzu Shio Ramen (French sea salt, kelp and Japanese citrus based), a unique, refreshing ramen unlike the traditional ramen stereotype of meaty and creamy.

New Year's Day Hangover Lunch at Kizuki Wicker Park

  • Tuesday, January 1

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya in Wicker Park will open for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on New Year's Day offering the perfect hangover cure, a choice over 10 bowls of ramen. Highlights include Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen (rich pork broth flavored with Yamaguchi soy sauce, topped with black garlic oil), perfect for ramen lovers looking for something that's hearty, rich and full of flavor, and Yuzu Shio Ramen (French sea salt, kelp and Japanese citrus based), a unique, refreshing ramen unlike the traditional ramen stereotype of meaty and creamy.

New Year's Eve & After-Party at Remedy

  • Monday, December 31
  • $75 per person until December 15; $80 per person after December 15

Located at the border of Bucktown and Logan Square and just steps from the Western blue line stop, Remedy's New Year's Eve celebration will feature an all-inclusive package from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. The package includes top shelf liquor, beer, wine, Red Bull, a food buffet, a champagne toast at midnight and a DJ Delayney spinning all night. For tickets, visit

Starting at 1 a.m., Remedy will open to the public for the New Year's after party until 4 a.m.

Group discounts for are available for guaranteed groups of 10 or more. For more information, contact Remedy via their private events contact form at

New Year's Day at Remedy Bar

  • Tuesday, January 1
  • $2 to $3 select beers; $8 beer and a shot combo

For those ready for round two, Remedy Bar in Bucktown will be open from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. on New Year's Day. Specials will include a Miller High Life bottle and Evan Williams shot for only $8 along with $2 and $3 select beers.

New Year's Eve Party at The Owl

  • Monday, December 31
  • FREE Admission without party package
  • $70 per person until December 15; $75 per person after December 15

The Owl will be open to the public on New Year's Eve from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. with no cover. Party-goers can also enjoy an optional all-inclusive package from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. which includes top shelf liquor, beer, wine, Red Bull and a food buffet. The Owl will host a champagne toast at midnight as well as DJ Adam Luksetich spinning all night. For tickets,

Group discounts for are available for guaranteed groups of 10 or more. For more information, contact The Owl via their private events contact form at:

The Owl's New Year's Day Specials

  • Tuesday, January 1
  • $2 to $3 beer specials

For a little hair of the dog, The Owl will be open from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. on New Year's Day with some late-night specials like $2 and $3 select beers.

New Year's Day Onesie Party and Bowl Game Watch Party at Elf'd Up

  • Tuesday, January 1
  • $5 to $25 food and drink specials

Elf'd Up in Wrigleyville, a new high-energy, holiday pop-up bar and tribute to the beloved movie "Elf", will host a New Year's Day Onesie Brunch beginning at 11 a.m. The guest with the best onesie will win a $200 cash prize. Patrons can opt for a $25 bottomless mimosa package or game day specials including $15 domestic buckets, $5 Bombs, $5 Bloody Marys, $5 Buddy Burgers and $5 Fireball. Elf'd Up will broadcast all college bowl games as well as the NHL Winter Classic on 15 TVs and two quad video walls throughout the bar. There will also be a DJ spinning between games.

New Year's Day Specials at Weber Grill Chicago

  • Tuesday, January 1
  • $6 Bloody Mary special

On New Year's Day, Weber Grill will open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for lunch and dinner. Guests who visit Smokey Joe's Bar can catch all the college bowl games and NHL Winter Classic action. In honor of National Bloody Mary Day, patrons can enjoy Weber's Backyard Bloody Mary for only $6 each. The drink features Tito's Handmade Vodka, housemade bloody mary mix, a smoked gouda and sausage skewer and is paired with a mini Backyard Brew. 

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aliveOne NYE (Photo Courtesy of Ryan Gac)

Morton's The Steakhouse

  • New Year’s Eve 5pm - Midnight

  • New Year’s Day – 4-9pm

  • ++Regular menu with specials

    • Côte de Boeuf Bone-In USDA Prime Ribeye brushed with Garlic-Herb Butter ($125 / 36 oz.) and Steak & Lobster Oscar with Bearnaise Sauce ($59). Available at Northbrook, Naperville, Reston, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Chicago Wacker Place

    • State Street only: Steak & Lobster Oscar with Bearnaise Sauce ($59)

    • Seasonal cocktail Holiday Bliss: Grey Goose Vodka, Passoa Passion Fruit Liqueur, Cranberry juice, Lemon Juice, Topped with Prosecco $17


  • New Year's Eve 3pm - 12am

  • New Year's Day 4pm - 9pm

  • ++ Regular menu with specials

    • Chateaubriand, which is a A large center-cut roast of the finest beef tenderloin that Mastro’s has to offer and is best cooked medium rare to medium and is extremely tender and juicy. It is sliced and served tableside by your server, and served with Béarnaise Sauce and Peppercorn Sauce on the side. $115

    • Special Pumpkin Butter Cake: Mastro’s signature warm butter cake with the addition of real pumpkin and seasonal hard spices. Topped and baked with pumpkin pie spiced cream cheese and finished with caramelized raw sugar. Served with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, and homemade whipped cream

    • Holiday Cheer Cocktail - Dec 1 - January $22

  • 520 N. Dearborn St., 312-521-5100,

Baptiste & Bottle

  • Reservations:

  • Dec 31st, 5pm – 10pm

  • Celebrate the New Year with a 4-Course Tasting Menu featuring scallops, venison, housemade pasta with black truffle and a complimentary glass of champagne. Available from 5pm – 10pm, Adults $78, Children (4 – 10 years old) $33 and under 4 complimentary.

  • 1st Course (Choice)

    • Cauliflower Soup

    • Fennel Burrata Salad

  • 2nd Course (Choice)

    • Squid Ink Tagliatelle with Lobster, Uni, Citrus

    • Broccoli Steak (Vegetarian Option) with Puffed Mixed Grains, Gooseberries, Cashew Butter

  • 3rd  Course (Choice)

    • Venison with Swiss Chard, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Black Truffle

    • Scallops with Parsnip Variations, Blood Orange, Green Chorizo

    • Cavatelli (Vegetarian Option) with Black truffle, Wild Mushrooms, Hazelnut

  • Dessert

    • Passion Fruit Custard with Caramelized White Chocolate ice cream

  • Optional Additional Course

    • Kumamoto Oysters with Champagne Mignonette

    • Caviar with Chervil

Bar Cargo (605 N Wells)

Bar Cargo is a pizzeria bar from the Stefani’s Restaurant Group. Roman style street pizza is served in a fun and casual environment with a strong beverage program focused on Italian-American craft cocktails. The name Bar Cargo is a nod to the shipping containers used as the concept’s structure and the history of Italian goods being shipped via cargo containers.

  • $55 Wristband bar package from 9:30pm-1am
  • DJ all night
  • Full menu available all day
  • Reservations: 312.929.0065


  • Bar Cargo is launching their Pajama Sunday brunch service
  • Bottomless Brunch Buffet
    • Endless select pizza and breakfast classics like eggs, french toast and sausage for $25 per person. Add on Bottomless Mimosa & Bloody Marys for $15 per person.  
  • Hockey & Football games on TV’s, board games, prizes for best PJ’s
  • Reservations: 312.929.0065
  • 11am-2:30pm

Stefani Prime (6755 N Cicero Ave, Lincolnwood)Stefani Prime is the latest concept by the Stefani Restaurant Group. Creating a modern meeting place between the city and the suburbs, Stefani Prime is a comfortable restaurant offering prime cuts, the freshest seafood, signature Italian dishes and more. More than just a steakhouse, the name Stefani Prime is a nod to offering the best of everything from premium fare to top notch service.

  • Full menu with Italian and steakhouse specials by Executive Chef Matteo Lo Bianco
  • Customized prix fixe menus are available for groups of 10 or more.
  • Champagne toast at Midnight
  • Reservations 847.696.6755

MAD Social (1140 W Madison)MAD Social is a West Loop neighborhood spot that offers traditional yet eclectic food and drinks. MAD Social’s menu provides something for everyone, including craft beer and signature cocktails, all with a Modern American twist.NYE

  • Full regular menu and a complimentary champagne toast at Midnight. Menu highlights include Flat Iron Steak with 8-oz marinated flat iron steak, roasted ginger bordelaise sauce, cauliflower puree, grilled asparagus; Pillows with house made short rib stuffed ravioli, house meat sauce, fonduta, grana padano.
  • Every reservation you are entered to win $100 gift card.
  • Reservations:


  • New Year’s Day brunch will be served from 10am-3pm. MAD Social brunch highlights include Pancakes with  buttermilk pancakes, salted caramel whipped butter, fresh berries, maple syrup; Chicken & Waffles with churro waffle, chicken breast milanese, MAD hot sauce, crisp pork belly, maple syrup; Short Rib Benedict with braised Korean style short ribs, toasted pretzel buns, brussels sprouts kimchi, togarashi hollandaise, house potatoes. 
  • Reservations:
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Morton's Holiday Bliss Cocktail (Photo Courtesy of Morton's The Steakhouse)


Midnight Masquerade: Celebrate your New Year’s Eve at Bellemore, Boka Restaurant Group’s artistic American restaurant. Enjoy a Five Course Prix Fixe Menu prepared by Chef Jimmy Papadopolous! Tickets for this menu are available from 5:30pm through 11pm. Wine Pairings are available to enhance your experience along with other optional supplements.

Time: starting at 5:30 PM
Price: $95/ person


Will be offering two seating options to ring in 2019! The first seating will be from 5:00pm-7:15pm and will exclusively offer a five course tasting menu ($130/person). The second seating will be from 8:00pm-10:45pm and will exclusively offer a seven course tasting menu ($165/person). Wine Pairings are available to enhance your experience, or you can enjoy cocktails from our expert bar team

Time: 5:00pm-7:15pm, 8:00pm-10:45pm
Price: First seating $130/person, Second seating $165/person

Duck Duck Goat

In the spirit of Chinese family style, Duck Duck Goat be offering a family style menu progressing from shared dim sum to larger dishes for $85 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity). Reservations for New Years Eve are allotted 90 minutes for tables of 2 and 120 minutes for parties of 3 or more to enjoy their meal.
Price: $85/person

Dutch & Doc’s

Join Chef Chris Pandel for a three course menu offering with your choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. Every table can enjoy a fabulous meal, a champagne toast and party favors, along with access to open bar including well spirits/domestic beer/wines by the glass all night long for all seatings! In addition to the three course menu offering, Dutch & Doc’s a la carte menu will be available.
Price: $75/ person

Free Rein 

Toast the New Year at Free Rein! Kick off your night in the heart of downtown Chicago, and enjoy a special menu curated by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Aaron Lirette. Reserve either a three or four course prix fixe dinner, complemented with a glass of champagne and optional wine pairings.


  • 3 course with a glass of champagne seating between 6:00PM – 8:15PM
    • $85.00 ++ per person (menu to follow)
  • 4 course with a glass of champagne seating between 8:30PM – 10:30PM
    • $115.00 ++ per person (menu to follow)
  • Wine pairings additional $50.00 per person

Reservations: Credit card required with reservation

The Kennison

Join The Kennison on New Year's Eve for a Four Course Tasting Menu prepared by Chef Rob Shaner and Pastry Chef Cati Molnar. Tasting menu highlights include Amuse-bouche to start the evening, Foie Gras, Hoshigaki with house dried persimmons, Premium American Caviar, Radish & Butter, Poached Lobster Tail, with your choice of a variety of dessert options including Chestnut, Milk Chocolate Mousse, or White Chocolate and much more. There is also an optional 5-course menu and wine pairings available to enhance your experience. Come with an empty stomach as you’ll be sure to leave full and ready to take on 2019!
Time: Tickets are available from 6:00pm until 10:00pm.
Price: $75/person
Note: Regular menu reservations are also available through OpenTable or by calling 312-981-7070


Kick off the night at this trendy spot in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Somerset will be open during their regular hours offering their full dinner menu, plus Chef Lee Wolen will feature specials for the evening.

Tiny Goat 

Dinner Series: NYE Kickoff Weekend
Celebrate the kickoff of "Tiny Goat," an intimate and cozy little restaurant led by Chef Stephanie Izard on the second floor of Little Goat. Tiny Goat will ring in 2019 with an elevated tasting menu inspired by Chef Izard's favorite bites from the Goats this year (as well as some of her all-time favorites)! Reservations for New Years Eve are allotted 90 minutes for tables of 2 and 120 minutes for parties of 3 or more to enjoy their meal.
Price: $125/person

Headquarters Beercade

Join HQ Beercade on New Year’s Eve for their biggest concert ticket giveaway ever! With entry, HQ is giving away 10 pairs of concert tickets to any Chicago concert of their choice during the 2019 calendar year. The party doesn’t stop there, entry includes 5 drinks, chef-driven apps from 8-10 PM, champagne toast at midnight, gratuity, a balloon drop, & party favors. Ring in the new year with Chicago’s favorite arcade bar!
Time: 8pm-2am
Price: $70 (price will increase); Private table space is available, but limited. Please email us at to reserve a table. All private tables include a complimentary bottle of champagne for your midnight toast.
Tickets: Link

Izakaya at Momotaro

Celebrate the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 at the Izakaya at Momotaro — the subterranean level lounge is dark, energetic, and ripe with expectation. Beginning at 8:00pm guests can expect a night filled with great vibes and fantastic food! General admission tickets are available, including an open bar package, delicious food, curated music, an ice lug and of course a champagne toast at midnight! VIP tickets are also available and allow you group express entry, dedicated table service, and a complimentary bottle of booze in addition to everything in the General Admission ticket! Buying at least 5 NYE General Admission tickets? Take advantage of their group ticket discount.
Time: 8:00pm-1:00am

  • General Admission: $125/person
  • VIP: $175/person
  • Group ticket discount (+5 people): $99/person


The J. Parker

Ring in 2019 at The J. Parker’s retractable rooftop and enjoy views of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s skyline while partying like it’s 1999 at this Purple Rain themed bash! General admission tickets for a night at The J.Parker include a premium open bar while DJ Kareem spins 80’s and 90’s jams all night long along with passed bites, desserts and late night snacks. Champagne toast at midnight for an unforgettable night and a great year ahead! Upgrade your experience to a “Lets Go Crazy” VIP package where you can enjoy everything available plus a table reservation with bottle service of one spirit of your choice.
Time: 9:00pm- 1:00am

  • General Admission: $125/person
  • “Lets Go Crazy” VIP: $125/person, plus $250 for the VIP experience. Only one guest needs to purchase Let's Go Crazy package to secure a table. Reserved table seating is available for 3-6 guests.


Little Goat Diner

80’s Themed Bash
The diner will be transformed into an 80’s party complete with a disco ball, dance floor and DJ! Bring in the new year the right way with snacks, drinks and music all night long.
Time: 8:00pm- 1:00am
Price: $125/person

Commons Club 

“Indulgence” Party
Start your night off at Commons Club for a NYE Bash you won't forget! Grab your squad and throw on your most impressive outfit to enjoy a premium hosted bar package and passed hors d’oeuvres. Burlesque dancers and DJ Will Galvan will take you through the evening with a balloon drop and champagne toast to cheers to the new year at midnight!
Price: $75- $700

Flight Club 

NYE Group Packages
Ring in 2019 at Flight Club for an over-the-top night with your pals! Spend the evening enjoying open bar, champagne, bites by chef Rick Gresh and lets not forget: interactive social darts! Packages include a reserved “oche” space for groups up to 12 plus a seafood tower, 3 bottles of Prosecco, food bites restocked throughout the night and premium open bar. Early packages and late packages are available depending on when you’d like your night to begin!
Time: 7PM-9:30PM, 10PM-1AM
Price: $63/person for group of 12 (packages range from $750-$1,000)


Change up your New Year’s routine with a night of friendly competition at WhirlyBall. Chicago’s fun entertainment venue and bar will host a festive night with unlimited activities including WhirlyBall, bowling and LaserTag (huge savings!) from 9:00pm-1:00am. Guests will also enjoy a delicious dinner buffet including sliders, pizza, wings and more. Plus, two complimentary drinks and a celebratory toast at midnight. Advance tickets are $55 per person or $65 per person at the door. 

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Flight Club Interior (Photo Courtesy of Flight Club)

River Roast 

New Year's Eve Supper

Plan your final meal of 2018 at River Roast. The riverside restaurant will be serving a special New Year's Supper featuring favorites like the Prime Rib Roast and festive indulgences like the Whole Duck. Jamiah Rodgers will also be performing from 8pm - Midnight on December 31st. Reservations are available at

Jake Melnick's 

Hangover Pajama Brunch

Roll out of bed and head to Jake's for build-your-own Bloody Mary skewers; a rock star buffet including deep fried French toast, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, sausage links, and more; plus lots of games including giant Jenga. The brunch buffet is $10 per person and Bloody Mary's are an additional $7 each. Hangover brunch will be on January 1st from 9AM - 12PM. For reservations, call 312.266.0400 or visit

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Prime Rib Dinner at River Roast (Photo Courtesy of River Roast)

The Kitchen Chicago 

This holiday season, The Kitchen Chicago's weekend brunch (featuring new menu items!) has been fending off the Sunday Scaries, and this New Years Day, when you need it the most, they've got you covered ALL DAY. On NYD guests can take as much time as they need to roll out of bed, because The Kitchen is offering their brunch menu from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. 

As you look ahead to New Years Day offerings (and NYE recovery methods) consider the All-Day New Years Brunch at The Kitchen Chicago. Guests can start the year off right with a complimentary zero-proof “One More Please” mocktail, or enjoy a little hair-of-the-dog with one (or a few) of the new holiday brunch cocktails such as Coffee With Alexander.

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Shrimp and Grits at The Kitchen Chicago (Photo Courtesy of The Kitchen Chicago)


For New Year’s Eve, Ronero is hosting La Cena, a dinner party where guests can order from an a la carte menu (priced a la carte) or enjoy a pre-fixe, 4-course meal by Executive Chef Pepe ($70 a person with nightclub access). In true Ronero fashion, the party never stops after dinner.

Following dinner, guests are invited to Esco Bar’s New Year’s Eve party, which starts at 9PM (complimentary access to those that paid for the 4-course meal). For a $50 general admission fee, guests can enjoy passed bites by Executive Chef Pepe, an open premium bar from 9PM-12AM, DJ/live Latin performance and a complimentary champagne toast. 

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Esco Bar Interior (Photo Courtesy of Esco Bar)

Porkchop (Hyde Park-1516 E Harper Ct)

Porkchop, Hyde Park’s neighborhood spot for BBQ, Whiskey and Live Music, is celebrating New Year’s Eve with live music, Burlesque and a midnight balloon drop and toast, followed by an epic New Year’s Day Pajama Brunch (all in PJs get a free Bloody Mary or Mimosa). The kitchen will be open until 1AM on New Year’s Eve, and there will be plenty of whiskey shots and a photo booth to add to the fun.

The Burlesque NYE Party will start on December 31 from 9PM until 1AM with the Pajama Brunch served from 10:30AM until 3PM on January 1, 2019. 

Reservations are $25 per person and can be purchased on Eventbrite


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