Ring ring, did you hear that? That’s the chime for a new year. Time flies, and if you haven’t figured out what to do on NYE in Chicago? We’ve got you covered. This is the ultimate list of the fanciest, coziest, most innovative and unforgettable NYE parties in Chicago this year that are still taking reservations. But these spots aren’t gonna wait — and you better hurry up! Because you deserve to wrap up your year in the most perfect way possible.
177 N Ada St #001, Chicago, IL 60607
The Loyalist is hosting a three-course dinner on New Year’s Eve with dishes like Warm Oysters with Paris butter hollandaise, Beef Tartare and Dutch Hiramasa (aka kingfish). Tickets are $135 per person for all seatings. The restaurants also offer New Year’s Eve to-go with Champagne Wishes & Caviar dreams featuring Osetra or Kaluga caviar.
900 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
There’s nothing like ringing in the New Year on the iconic Navy Pier and taking in the spectacular fireworks. Before the city celebrates when the clock strikes midnight, Lírica will be serving up a prix-fixe meal for guests to enjoy. Starting 2023 off strong with a delicious brunch overlooking Lake Michigan, Lírica will be offering an expansive array of food stations including a carving station, build-your-own parfait bar and more. Adding a bit of flare to start the new year, the restaurant will offer live music from 10am-1pm. Reservations for these special New Year experiences can be made by clicking here.
401 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60642
Say goodbye to 2022 with a taste of Tabú’s tantalizing pan-Latin cuisine, including Chef Saul Roman’s thoughtfully curated 4-course prix-fixe menu, available for $95. Tabú also offers a four-hour drink package from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and access to their DJ and dancing in the lounge! Note this package does not include designated seating/tables. Select late-night food items will be available for purchase through the evening. Both experiences can be reserved through OpenTable.
1904 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Is there really a better way to kick off 2023 than having a Latin feast? Amaru offers a one-night-only pre-fixe menu from Chef Rodolfo Cuadros to ring in your New Year. The diners will enjoy a five-course special for $70 on NYE.
Amaru kicks things off with Hamachi Montadito with pomme souffle, smoked avocado chive requeson, tamarind soy and caviar. Seco de Jaco Raviolo follows with crema de yuca, callaloo, brown butter and toaster garlic. Amaru’s third dish is Bacalao with sancocho de coco, yuca, platano, kale and Chile piquin oil. Chef Rodolfo’s Andean Short Rib comes next with chicha morada, savory arroz con leche and encurtido, and for dessert, expect Dr. Bird Cake — pecans and walnuts join preserved pineapple and coconut alongside a cream cheese frosting. Reservations are available via Tock.
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340 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
On Saturday, December 31st, Geja’s Cafe will offer a special, three-course fondue dinner at three different seating times: 5:00pm, 7:30pm, and 10:00pm. The menu will include Swiss Gruyere Cheese Fondue with assorted breads, vegetables, and fruits for dipping; House Salad served with Geja’s Dijon vinaigrette; Beef Tenderloin, Australian Lobster Tail and Gulf Shrimp served with assorted vegetables and eight gourmet dipping sauces; and Geja’s Belgian Chocolate Fondue flamed tableside and served with marshmallows for roasting and other delectable treats for dipping.
The 5:00 PM seating is $100 per person and includes a glass of Gruet Brut.
The 7:30 PM seating is $110 per person and includes a glass of Gruet Savage Blanc de Blanc.
The 10:00 PM seating is $125 per person and includes a 1/2 bottle Gruet Savage Blanc de Blanc (1 bottle per couple) with party favors galore for the countdown to midnight.
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1465 W Willow St, Chicago, IL 60642
Hinoki SushikoHinoki Sushiko has made a name for itself as one of the top destinations for Japanese/Omakase in the city. Their whisky and sake collection is equally impressive, so doing a Whisky Dinner for NYE seemed idea for Chef Gustavo Barahona and Beverage Director Zak Sherman. The seven-course tasting menu is paired with incredible Japanese whisky selections. See the full menu below. Tickets are now available for $275 per person. Some menu highlights include Zatta Sashimi paired with Hibiki Harmony, cold smoked salmon paired with Jacoulot 12 Yr Single Malt and Chashu & Tako paired with Hatozaki 12 Yr Small Batch Umeshu.
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3632 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
Wrap up 2022 by treating your palate to delicious flavors. Indulge in a special prix fixe menu expertly curated by Mordecai’s executive chef. From Wagyu Bresaola Carpaccio to Eggplant Lasagna to Maine Lobster & Potato Gnocchi (and more!), guests will experience a four-course dinner perfectly suited for the holidays for only $95/person! Purchase your tickets today via Tock.
1072 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
Happening on Saturday, December 31st, from 8 PM-1 AM, Frontier will be ringing in the new year with their “Frontier Ranch Style Dinner and Drinks.” For $95/person, guests can enjoy five hours of premium liquor and passed appetizers. Come hungry, as Frontier will also be serving up a whole pig, chicken, beef, sides, and more! There will be a midnight champagne toast, s’mores around the campfire, complimentary cigar rolling, and custom-branded coasters. Dust off your boots and lasso in 2023 the right way at West Town’s Frontier!
1000 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Bid 2022 adieu at Offshore Rooftop’s Glitz and Glam New Year’s Eve Soirée. Party-goers are invited to dress to the nines for this night of decadence. Formal attire is preferred, cocktails are required. Tickets to Offshore Rooftop’s New Year’s Eve event, each $149 with Early Bird and $225 each with General Admission, will feature four-hour premium bars with all drinks included; along with passed appetizers including Surf & Turf, Crab Cakes, Mahi Ceviche, Salmon Crostini and more; along with live music to keep the party vibes going, a special countdown from NYE around the world, a champagne toast and arguably the best views of the Navy Pier Firework Show to officially ring in the new year at midnight.
738 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661
Take your taste buds on an exquisite journey this NYE at Kōmo Chicago, a boundless Japanese fine dining destination. Enjoy either an exclusive 7-course tasting menu, or opt to choose from their la carte menu to get the festivities started. Then, the party continues upstairs at Esco Chicago for a NYE Black Tie Soiree beginning at 9pm.
Tickets include access to passed bites, access to a three-hour premium drink package from 9pm to Midnight, with passed bites from Komo, along with live beats from DJ Mauricio along with a live Congo player and some surprise performances. Plus, each guest will enjoy 2023 party favors with a complimentary Champagne toast! To purchase tickets, click here.
838 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60642
Recess opens the doors to their New Year’s Eve House Party on December 31. Tickets to the party feature a four-hour food and drink package, DJs, dancing and a few party tricks along the way. Dresses up, dress down, dress however makes you feel like it’s a party at home. Reservations are available now via OpenTable.
845 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607
There are no better NYE parties in Chicago this year than El Che’s offering featuring a delicious dinner and a live-fire show! El Che is Chef/Partner John Manion’s homage to Argentina’s beloved asados, those traditional backyard barbecues featuring platters of rustic flame-finished grilled beef. A 12-foot custom-built grill serves as the inspiration for El Che’s menu, which is viewable from every seat in El Che. Diners can enjoy South American-tinged meats, seasonal vegetables, seafood and novel barrio-inflected snacks.
123 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661
Join Sepia as they kick off the final countdown to 2023. From 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, guests can enjoy a four-course tasting menu from Chef Andrew Zimmerman for $95.00 a person. Additionally, guests can add on the wine-pairing experience for an additional $55.00 per person. From 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm, diners can enjoy a special six-course menu from Chef Andrew Zimmerman for $145.00 per person. Additionally, guests can add on the wine-pairing experience from Wine Director, Alex Ring, for an additional $95.00 per person.
2200 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Ring in the New Year with Chef Tomaska and his wife/partner, Katrina Bravo, as they reimagine the tasting-menu model with philanthropy and art integrated into the foundation of the experience, an expression of their shared vision for the community-focused restaurant. Diners can experience the fall/winter tasting menu at 5:00pm, 8:00pm, or 10:00pm. To celebrate the New Year, live music will be performed throughout the evening. Guests will also have the option to add on supplements.
60 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611
Agents, your last party mission of 2022 is almost here! Ring in 2023 at SafeHouse Chicago with The Espionage Collective New Year’s Eve Party New Year’s Eve party from 10pm – 2am. Tickets include all-you-can-drink well cocktails, house wine, and draft beers, a midnight bubbly toast, and an appetizer buffet. Dance the night away with your fellow spies while listening to tunes from a live DJ. Tickets are $99 and are required for entry. Tickets are available here.
111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
Home to one of Chicago’s most outstanding burlesque shows, Untitled Supper Club rings in the New Year with a special Unbridled through Eternal: An Ethereal Affair. It will be an immersive show immersing the audience in sacred beauty and gilded glamour. Tickets include a four-hour open bar from 9pm to 1am, a four-hour food package and four rooms of entertainment with more than 40 performances through the night. Reservations are available here.
116 W Hubbard St Suite 1, Chicago, IL 60654
Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2023 in style with a trip to Bar Goa. Bollywood hits and EDM will be spinning all night long with a live DJ and all diners are encouraged to dress to impress. General admission tickets are standing room only and include three drink tickets and passed bites throughout the night. Reservations are available now via Resy.
615 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
One of the most classic NYE parties in Chicago this year will happen at Steak 48. Start off your meal with the savory wagyu beef tartare. Order the iconic Steak 48 filet mignon or bone-in ribeye for your entrée. You cannot forget about the raw bar and fresh seafood tower. And of course, you’ll need a side dish. Choose between the buttermilk whipped potatoes, sauteed sweet corn, roasted brussels sprouts and more. Finish dinner with dessert and pick your favorite sweets ranging from triple layer key lime pie to very chocolate cake. And finally, ring in the New Year with a champagne toast at midnight!
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118 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
Ring in the new year with Tanta’s expertly curated prix fixe menu for dinner, featuring 5-courses of South American favorites, a complimentary oyster shooter, and an El Chingon cocktail — all for only $95! From Tiradito de Parmesano, to Pork Tenderloin, to Grilled Branzino (and more!), guests are guaranteed a New Year’s celebration to remember, with flavors that are hard to forget!
Tanta’s New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu also offers vegetarian options for each course, in addition to select items available from Tanta’s regular dinner menu to add on (such as favorites including Tanta’s various renditions of cebiche, Lomo Saltado, and Jalea!). Tanta is also offering a special $30 prix fixe menu for kids 12 and under. Reservations are available via OpenTable.
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1419 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
On Saturday, December 31st, visit Old Town Pour House as they ring in the new year with a lively ticketed event that will feature a video DJ playing all your favorite songs, delicious hors d’oeuvres, a midnight champagne toast, photo booth, and plenty of libations to go around. Tickets to the event are $55/person and can be purchased here. As an extra special touch, bottles of champagne served with a sparkler will be available for purchase for $20.23. All guests must be 21+ years old to attend.
1118 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610
For those looking for NYE parties in Chicago at with a retro vibe, check out The Viceroy. Their NYE party will take guests back to the big swingin’ days of the windy city. The exclusive black-tie event begins at 8:00 p.m. ET and offers guests endless hor’s d’oeuvers, caviar, raw bar, champagne, martinis, and more.
Set at the hotel’s rooftop bar, Devereaux, the venue will provides party goers sweeping views of the Chi-town skyline, Lake Michigan, and is undoubtedly a great way to ring in 2023 in Chicago. With only 80 tickets available and due to sell out quick, guests can grab their tickets on Tock.
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Chicagoland’s biggest New Year’s Eve event will take a final curtain call when Timeless returns for the last time ever to the Midwest’s premiere lifestyles and conference resort, Hilton Oak Brook Hills. Guests are invited to dress to the nines and travel back in time to the era of eternal cool as they dance the night away to timeless hits such as “The Lady is a Tramp,” “Mr. Bojangles,” and “My Way.”
General admission tickets to the event include seating at an elegant four-top cocktail table (book early to select the best seats), classic era cocktails from the premium open bar, endless gourmet bites from opulent food stations (think crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, oysters, sushi, smoked salmon, deviled eggs, etc), and access to a chocolate gourmet fountain with an assortment of sweet treats and desserts. More information can be found here.
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916 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
Whether you’re a diehard sneakerhead or just looking for somewhere to dance as the clock strikes midnight, Time Out Market Chicago invites you to throw on your flyest kicks for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve bash in the heart of Fulton Market. Say goodbye to 2022 with delicious eats, an all-inclusive drink package from 8pm – 1am, and three floors of entertainment, including live DJs. Don’t forget to grab a glass of Champagne before midnight, when a confetti storm will help welcome 2023 in style.
Tickets include: Premium Open Bar from 8pm – 1am, $40 Dining Credit good at any of the 15 kitchens (only good the night of the event), a Large Dance Floor & Stage on the Main Floor, and Party Favors (while supplies last). The suggested dress code is “festive with your best kicks”. Must be 21+.
4416 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
Ring in the new year with My Buddys at their Masquerade Ball. The event will feature a five-hour hosted bar with mojitos, margaritas, old fashioned’s, local brews, and more, plus a prime rib buffet, build-your-own-pasta station, chocolate and cheese fountains, and Champagne toast at midnight. Tickets for the ball are $125 per person and available via Eventbrite.
112 Main St, Park Ridge, IL 60068
The uber-popular New America eatery in downtown Park Ridge, Pennyville Station’s New Year’s Eve celebration will include a variety of fun activities for everyone in the family, including three different seating times to choose from as guests celebrate and ring in 2023! The Family Fun session from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm is perfect for families with kids who want to do something festive a bit earlier with a family-style set menu. A kids countdown and balloon drop will go down at 6 p.m. so that even the little ones can enjoy a festive vibe!
Next is the dinner seating at 7pm, featuring Pennyville’s regular dinner menu, plus some festive dinner specials, followed by an all-inclusive party starting at 9pm for $100 per person, including the dinner menu and dinner specials, open bar, party favors, a countdown and balloon drop, plus DJ and dancing throughout the evening! A champagne toast at midnight puts the cherry on top.
15 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Bodega featuring Hook N Sling! From 9 pm – 1 am, GA ticket holders will enjoy VIP access to Hook N Sling performance, open bar (well cocktails, select beer, wine, & prosecco), passed appetizers, midnight champagne toast & countdown, NYE swag & decor. Tickets to Bodega’s New Year’s Eve party can be purchased here.
2421 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Dance your way into the new year at Logan Square’s OG craft cocktail bar, music venue and art gallery, The Whistler. To sip on while you sway, The Whistler’s bar team, headed by three-time James Beard Award nominee Alex Barbatsis has compiled a menu of their favorite drinks created in the last year + a preview of new drinks to come. Tickets include three beverages: two Whistler menu cocktails, beer, wine, cider, or highball ($13 & under), and a toast of bubbles at midnight. See ya on the dance floor.
2456 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
In addition to the regular roster of wine- and bubbles-friendly French canapés, Soif will up the opulence on NYE, adding Champagne-marinated oysters on the half shell and an elegant seafood tower to its offerings. A live DJ will further set the scene for a festive night at the sultry subterranean lounge, where drinks will be flowing until 2 a.m. Reservations are recommended and can secured via Resy.
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1960 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
True to form, there’ll be no ticketed hoopla at Pompette, but chef-owners Ashlee Aubin (Alinea, Wood, Salero), Katie Wasielewski (Pub Royale), and Aaron Patten (Acadia, Moody Tongue) plan to go big—literally—for the all-day cafe’s first NYE. Aubin has hand-selected magnums from some of the most exciting Old World producers including a Beaujolais from Alex Foillard, a Brut from Champagne Collet, and GD Vajra Barolo Alba, which he will pour only on December 31st.
As always, guests will also find a killer list of small-production wines and inventive cocktails; and in the kitchen, Wasielewski and Patten will cook up their full menu of Euro-leaning offerings, plus some festive specials.
841 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
Known as DineAmic Hospitality’s watering hole, Bandit is a polished-casual restaurant and bar that combines the charm and character of a local neighborhood bar, with the sophistication and quality of an upscale, chef-driven restaurant. To ring in 2023, Bandit’s second floor with be hosting the ultimate New Year’s Eve party that will include an open bar (well cocktails, select beer, wine, & prosecco), passed appetizers and desserts, live DJ and musicians, midnight prosecco toast and countdown, NYE swag and décor. The party is from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. Tickets are sold here.
400 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
Kiss 2022 goodbye with the ultimate NYE party at Radio Room! From 9 pm – 1 am, GA ticket holders will enjoy open bar (well cocktails, select beer, wine, & prosecco), passed appetizers & desserts, live DJ & musicians, midnight prosecco toast & countdown, NYE swag & decor. Table Packages are available for groups of 4, 8, 10 or 12.
1658 West Barry Avenue., Chicago, IL 60618
Always dog-friendly inside and out, Cody’s Public House in West Lakeview will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. on New Year’s Eve. To kickoff the festivities, football fans can catch all the college football playoff action including the Fiesta Bowl and Peach Bowl with sound on eight 65-inch TVs around the bar. Drink specials will include $20 Miller Lite and and Coors Light buckets, $30 High Noon buckets, $6 Proper 12 Whiskey and $6 Dobel Tequila. Weather permitting, guests are invited to “Bring Your Own Meat” (BYOM) and use the grill in Cody’s beer garden to grill up all their football favorites. Cody’s beer garden also features TVs, darts and bean bags.
Cody’s New Year’s Eve party will continue into the evening with a New Year’s Eve cocktail menu, free food buffet beginning at 7 p.m., free party favors and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. For group reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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1944 W Division St., Chicago, IL 60622
Guests who ring in the new year at Easy Bar in Wicker Park will enjoy an all-inclusive package from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. featuring house cocktails, top shelf liquor, beer, wine, a complimentary food buffet and champagne toast at midnight. There will also be a DJ spinning music all night. Tickets are available here.
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Created for guests 21+, ‘New Year’s Eve in the Sky – CloudBar at 360 CHICAGO’ includes general admission beginning at 9:00PM, unlimited rides on TILT, live DJ, a glass of sparkling wine, full cash/credit bar at CloudBar with specialty cocktails and a selection of mixed drinks, wine and beer.
A limited number of early bird tickets are now available for $80. General admission tickets will be $100 and the prices will increase as more are sold. Last admission at 11:30PM. All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable. Must be 21+ to enter (ID will be required upon entrance).
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10 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60610
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