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2017 is just around the corner and Chicago restaurants and bars are celebrating with the best parties and dinners in the country.

Premium Open Bar in the South Loop

Come ring in the New Year at Chop, the chic “everyman’s” steakhouse in the South Loop. A premium open bar will be available 9 p.m.  to 1 a.m., along with the full dinner menu. The price of admission includes a special guest DJ, party favors and a complimentary midnight toast. Tickets start at $40. RSVP on Eventbrite.

Chop Steakhouse

Next to the ShowPlace ICON Theatre at Roosevelt Collection, 150 W. Roosevelt Rd. | #chopchicago | 312.461.9333 |

Ring in the Italian or American New Year at Carlucci

Carlucci offers diners a choice of ringing in the Italian or American New Year. Diners who opt for the Italian New Year will enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco for any 5 p.m. reservation. Or, celebrate the American New Year with a full dinner menu, including specials and cocktails and dance the night away with Chi-Town Soul from 8 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. A complimentary champagne toast and party favors will be available at midnight. Reservations are available by calling 630.512.0990.

Carlucci Restaurant & Bar

1801 Butterfield Rd. | Downers Grove, Ill. | 630.512.0990 |

Children’s New Year's Eve Celebration in Gurnee

The Chocolate Sanctuary will host a New Year’s Party featuring scrumptious sweet treats and savory delights for family fun from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A countdown to noon will be commemorated with a sparkling toast for the family to enjoy. Party hats and tiaras will add to the fun! Adults cost $21 and kids are $12.

The Chocolate Sanctuary

5101 Washington St. | Gurnee, Ill. | 224.944.0808 |

Special New Year's Eve Menu at Coco Pazzo

River North’s iconic Tuscan restaurant and lounge hosts a special New Year’s Eve menu to allow guests to dine lavishly before 2017. Guests can enjoy Insalata di Rinforzo, Verdure al Cartoccio, Fagiano in Salmi, Filetto di Cervo, Chitarrine Nere and more. Make a reservation by calling 312.836.0900.

Coco Pazzo

300 W. Hubbard St. | Chicago, Ill. | 312.836.0900 |

Party Like It’s 1999 in The Gold Coast

The Gold Coast Toast, an unprecedented New Year's Eve event featuring the six legacy bars that call the Division Street Entertainment District home, is a “bounce-around or stay-put” experience like no other. Each venue has its own special celebration, with Too White Crew partying like it’s 1999 at the Original Mother’s! Packages start at $40. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

Located between State St. and Dearborn St. in Chicago’s Gold Coast |

Let Famous Dave’s Help Ring in 2017

Ring in the New Year’s at home with the help of Famous Dave’s. Famous Dave’s will smoke a 7-9 pound ham in house over hickory wood and then glaze it with its signature mix of spices and brown sugar for a flavorful, tender finish. Order by Tuesday, December 27 for pick up on New Year’s Eve.

Famous Dave’s | 7 Chicagoland locations

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