What’s your plan for New Year’s Eve? We’ve gathered all the coolest NYE parties in Chicago for you to choose from! Whether you’re into dancing, live music, or simply looking for a good feast with a midnight toast, one of these parties will leave you an unforgettable memory and wrap up 2021 in the perfect way.
Start Off With Chicago’s Top New Year’s Eve Events by 1-800-NewYears.com
#1: A MIDNIGHT SOIREE – HILTON CHICAGO NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
Spend an evening partying in the Hilton Chicago’s ballrooms with 7 party areas and 12 party acts! Thousands of formally dressed partiers descend on the Hilton Chicago for this multiple ballroom extravaganza that includes an all-inclusive event featuring top shelf cocktails, buffet, a variety of hors d’oeuvres, specialized martinis, champagne, fantasy casino gambling, celebrity DJs, live video mixing, midnight confetti storm, table service, + so much more. And to top it off they are including a complimentary pre party and post party in the admission price. Not to mention discounted hotel rooms! Ring in the new year at this luxurious event! Early bird special of only $125.
For more info visit, www.ChicagoNYE.com.
#2: BALLROOM BLITZ NYE 2022 AT SWISSOTEL CHICAGO HOTEL
Ring in 2022 at Chicago’s newest party spot on the river! Get your tickets now because this will be the hottest ticket in town featuring multiple ballrooms of entertainment, top shelf cocktails, a variety of hors d’oeuvres, pasta bar, custom martinis, premium champagne, online raffles benefiting a good cause, celebrity DJs, live cover band, live video mixing, midnight confetti storm, table service, + so much more. And to top it off they are including a complimentary pre party and post party in the ticket price. Not to mention discounted hotel rooms at only $175/night! Ring in NYE 2022 at this luxurious event! Early bird special of only $109. Tickets go up soon.
For more info visit, www.NYE-Chicago.com.
#3: CHICAGO NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL AT CONGRESS PLAZA HOTEL
Step into the Congress Plaza Hotel for an evening of all-inclusive drinks, DJs, cover bands, buffets and more at the Chicago New Year’s Eve Ball. The party takes place throughout the hotel’s ballrooms, featuring multiple dance floors and rooms and food buffets, where you can mingle with sharply dressed attendees leading up to the customary midnight celebration. Ticket prices $89 GA & $109 for VIP. VIP Table options are also available. Discounted hotel rooms for only $149/night.
For More Info, visit: www.NewYearsEveParty.com. (312) 847-1854. Congress Plaza Hotel: 520 S Michigan Ave.
#4: CHICAGO NEW YEAR’S EVE SOIREE AT JW MARRIOTT
With ballrooms, buffets, cocktails and DJs, the Marriott’s New Year’s Eve party has all the trappings of a hotel celebration. If you’re looking for a lavish Loop celebration complete with a generous drink package (not to mention discounted hotel rooms, starting at $174/night), this soirée is a fine way to kick off the new year in style. Tickets start at $119/ticket with VIP options available!
For More Info, visit: www.
#5: CHICAGO W-NYE NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Style at the ultra-trendy, W Chicago – City Center! This event will have you hopping from room to room with multiple party areas. Enjoy the evening with an all-inclusive package featuring top shelf drinks, buffets, champagne, party favors, midnight celebrations, and more. Take an elevator home with discounted hotel rooms at $169/night. Early Bird Tix at $125 GA & $145 VIP.
For more info visit, www.ChicagoNYEparty.com
#6: GATSBY’S ROARING 20’S NEW YEARS EVE PARTY 2022 AT MORGAN MANUFACTURING
Ring in 2022 at Gatsby’s Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve Gala at Morgan Manufacturing! The Morgan MFG has made its mark as one of the newer premier venues to pop out of Chicago in recent years. And for good reason, this exclusive two-floored venue is perfect for an end of the year party to end all end of the year parties. Ticket prices start at $89 GA and $109 VIP. VIP Table options are also available. Nearby hotel accommodations – $159/night!
For more info, visit: www.
#7: ROCK ‘TIL THE DROP – HARD ROCK CAFE
Rock in 2022 & Party until 4am at Hard Rock Cafe. Take your New Year’s Eve celebration to this iconic venue and get ready to party with your friends until wee hours in the morning! This Chicago New Year’s Eve celebration includes a 4.5-hour All-Inclusive package featuring top shelf drinks, buffets, champagne, party favors, midnight celebrations, and more. Ticket prices start at $85 GA. VIP Table options are also available. Nearby Discounted hotel rooms for only $159/night.
For More Info, visit: www.ChicagoNYEinfo.com. Hard Rock Cafe: 63 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654 312-847-6953
#8: NEW YEAR’S EVE CRUISES
ChicagoCruiseEvents.com is hosting a roster of various cruises throughout the entire New Year’s Eve Weekend (adult & family friendly cruise options) – 4 different options starting at $20/ticket ($120 for the fireworks cruise)! Enjoy cocktails, while enjoying the amazing Chicago skyline. Includes live DJs and dancing. The December 31st midnight cruise includes Fireworks!
For more info visit, www.
Green Curtain Events is hosting some of the best NYE parties in Chicago this year. Their city-wide parties this year are happening at
- Aon Grand Ballroom of Navy Pier
- NYE at The Whale
- NYE at Uproar
- Centre Street Kitchen
- Fatpour Wicker Park & McCormick
- Roots South Loop
- Radio Room
- Woodie’s Flat
- FAME Supper Club
Tickets are selling fast for these events, so make sure you grab your spot while there is still time!
4337 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Cobblestone Restaurant is a hidden gem out in North Center, specializing in eclectic European cuisine with a distinct American twist. Think: The best Goulash you’ve ever had (really, it’s the best Goulash I’ve ever had!). This year, they are ringing in 2022 with an impressive selection of pre fixe options for two ($150 plus tax), great drinks, champagne toasts, live music, a new holiday cocktail, and more!
Not in the mood for a full meal? Opt for the Late Night NYE Bar Package for $75 per person, including all draft beer and cider, house cocktails, and well liquor, late-night bites, midnight champagne toast, and festive party favors. Reservations are available via Resy.
315 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60654
River Roast will celebrate the end of 2021 with a special Prime Rib Dinner for Two that includes a 24oz Prime Rib carved tableside with beef jus, horseradish crème fraiche, and potato croquettes; Half Dozen Oysters to start; a side of Creamed Spinach; and a slice of Key Lime Pie for dessert. Regular a la carte dinner menu will be available. River Roast will be open on December 31st from 11:30 am until 1 am (last reservation at 10:30 pm). Reservations can be made here.
2542 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Join Andros Taverna for a special Greek Feast to ring in 2022 on New Year’s Eve! Choose from the regular menu or an extraordinary decadent set menu to welcome the new year. Featured menu items include Oysters & Caviar, Black Truffle Spanakorizo, Dry-aged Lamb Ribeye, and Honey-soaked Baklava Baba.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at BLVD Steakhouse. During the 2.5-hour dining experience, guests will enjoy a three-course menu of dishes like Lobster Bisque with sweet sherry cream, puff pastry, and fine herbs, Dayboat Scallops with white corn grits, pine nut vinaigrette and crispy leeks, and Organic Half Chicken with marble potatoes, winter vegetables, and truffle chicken jus. Make it a night to remember with caviar service, a seafood tower, and vintage bottles of wine.
Tickets for the first seating, from 5 to 8:15 p.m., are $95 per person. Tickets for the second seating, from 8:30 p.m. to close, are $125 per person and include a midnight Champagne toast and party favors. All beverages, including a special list of sparkling wines, will be available for purchase onsite. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.
400 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
Chicago’s iconic steakhouse destination, Kinzie, is celebrating 30 years of commitment to quality with a special offer for New Year’s Eve this year. For $125, diners can enjoy a six-course prix fixe menu with live music (8 pm seatings only). Featured menu items include, “Nigiri” with beef bresaola & Café de Paris, fresh King Scallops, dry-aged prime rib with red wine & bone marrow sauce, and champagne mousse.
Reservations can be made here. This is perfect for those hoping to go to one of the late-night NYE parties in Chicago, but want to have an elegant feast somewhere else first.
1000 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Offshore, the world’s largest rooftop deck and one of Chicago’s most popular destinations located on the third floor of Navy Pier, 1000 East Grand Ave, is ready to say goodbye to 2021 by hosting a Luxe New Year’s Eve Party on Friday, December 31 beginning at 9pm.
Offering a festive luxe atmosphere in Offshore’s airy year-round glass atrium, Chicagoans will have the opportunity to revel in the best this city has to offer, with spectacular views of the city’s skyline and Lake Michigan, all while enjoying access to premium bars throughout the evening, along with a selection of passed bites, live music, a midnight champagne toast, the Navy Pier Fireworks at Midnight and more. Tickets are available at www.drinkoffshore.com.
2075 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Join Ballyhoo Hospitality’s Gemini for the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration! Priced at $95.00 per person with the option to add a 4oz wine pairings for an additional $50.00, diners can experience the perfect four-course dinner celebration. Upon sitting down, guests will receive Gemini’s Hamachi Crudo dish to enjoy. There will be three seatings at 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 9:00 pm. Looking to bring your kids? Gemini is also offering a three-course Kids Menu priced at $30.00 per child!
Join Grapes and Grains for the ultimate live music experience to kick off the New Year! With live music from 6:00 pm until Midnight! Cover is free until 7:00 pm, then $30.00 per person from 7:00 pm to midnight.
177 N Ada St #001, Chicago, IL 60607
Indulge in a special 4-course menu in the cozy confines of The Loyalist this New Year’s Eve. With multiple options to choose from in each carefully curated course like the French Onion Éclair, Smoked Sturgeon, Turbot Veronique, Fig Leaf Crème Brulee and more, there is sure to be something spectacular to help you ring in the New Year. Plus, you may add on caviar, white & black truffles or supplemental courses for the table such as seafood towers, Rush Creek Reserve cheese & oysters on the half shell and more for an additional cost. Reservations are available on Tock and can be made for parties of two to eight people for $125 per person.
1520 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
To celebrate the beginning of a brand New Year, pull back the curtains at Wicker Park’s famed speakeasy as the James Beard award-winning cocktail haven demands monochrome looks where your color is your mood! Baked a lot of bread this past year? Dress in head-to-toe beige. Bought 35 house plants in 2021? Everything green! We’re sending this past year off in singular style.
With two seatings featuring Champagne pours, Old Fashioneds, bubbly French 75s, caviar + other decadent bites, and cocktail toasts to bring in the new. Guests should dress to impress and be ready to pose in the in-house photo booth. Tickets are $150 per person can be found on Tock.
224 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
Ring in the New Year with an elegant four-course prix fixe menu featuring selections like Savory Beignets & Caviar, Faroe Island Salmon with trout roe and Meyer lemon beurre blanc, Scallops with cauliflower brown butter puree, Roasted Duck Breast with sauce Maderia, Five Day Braised Short Rib, Creme Brûlée with quince and lychee and a Grand Marnier Soufflé with Foie Gras and black sesame. Tickets $150 per person with the last seating at 11p.m. Reservations are available here.
81 E Wacker Pl, Chicago, IL 60601
How can the coolest NYE parties in Chicago not include a free dance party? This year, Pendry Chicago’s sultry fireside retreat will host a DJ and classic cocktail-filled New Year’s Eve Party, with elevated bar bites and a special midnight toast. This open public event starts at 9 p.m. and goes until 1 a.m., no tickets required!
150 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601
Celebrate the return of a Chicago institution by visiting Petterino’s for pre-show or post-show dining after catching Rick Bayless’ “A Recipe for Disaster,” on New Year’s Eve, easily ranking as one of the coolest NYE parties in Chicago. The show kicks off at 8:00 pm on Dec. 31 and is playing at Windy City Playhouse, which is located in the lower level of the restaurant.
Can it get any more convenient than that for dinner? New Executive Chef Ozzy Amelotti has made his own spin on classic Petterino’s recipes, as well as added new items guaranteed to be a hit with your family. You can make a reservation now by visiting www.petterinos.com.
565 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661
PROXI in Chicago rings in the New Year on Dec. 31 through two special seatings for dinner. Seating One takes reservations from 4:30-7:00pm and will feature a four-course offering from Chef Andrew Zimmerman’s acclaimed global menu at $70 per person. Seating Two will take reservations from 8:00-10:35pm and will feature a five-course menu at $90 per person. Stick around for midnight bubbles, party favors and a toast during second seating to celebrate 2022.
Reservations must be made through OpenTable. No-shows or cancellations within 24 hours will be subject to a $25 fee per person.
838 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60642
Recess is throwing a house party to celebrate New Year’s Eve and you’re invited. Things are going to be kept cool and casual, so you should be that way, too. THE LOCAL JOKES sold out Recess for NYE back in 2019, and they’re returning for this year’s party. Special food and drink packages will be available through the night. Full info on this year’s party can be found by visiting www.chicagoinrecess.com.
932 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60607
Ring in the new year with a family-style feast at Rose Mary. During the 2.5-hour dining experience curated by Chef Joe Flamm, guests will enjoy dishes like Grilled Oysters with garlic confit butter, Porcini Cappelletti with parmigiano, brown butter, and white & black truffles, and Pork Coppa Pampanella with yogurt cabbage slaw and walnuts. Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased via Tock. All beverages, including a special list of sparkling wines, will be available for purchase onsite.
123 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661
Ring in the New Year at Sepia on Dec. 31 with two special dinner seatings from 5-7pm and again from 8-10:15pm. During Seating One, Sepia will offer a four-course menu at $90 per person with an option wine pairings from Wine Director Alex Ring for $75. Seating two from 8-10:15pm expands the menu to a six-course offering at $130 per person and wine pairings offered at $95. Stick around for midnight bubbles, party favors, and a toast during second seating to celebrate 2022. Reservations must be made through OpenTable. No-shows or cancellations within 24 hours will be subject to a $25 fee per person.
177 N Ada St #101, Chicago, IL 60607
Ring in the New Year in style with a luxurious tasting menu at Smyth, the two Michelin-starred restaurant in Chicago’s West Loop. The night will feature two exclusive seatings for dinner, one between 5:00 to 6:30 pm and a later seating between 8:30 to 10:00 pm. Reservations can be made for parties of two to six people with a deposit of $200 per person. Reservations are available through Tock here.
1146 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091
Kick off the New Year at Sophia Steak located in Chicago’s North Shore. Diners can experience a perfectly curated three-course dinner for $125.00 a person that includes a champagne toast. Guests will be served Ahi Tuna Tataki upon arrival. For the first course, diners can choose from Maine Lobster Bisque, Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Prime Beef Carpaccio or Grilled Spanish Octopus. For the second course, diners can choose from Prime 14oz N.Y. Strip, Black Truffle Tagliatelle, Filet Mignon á la Oscar, or Dover Sole. Lastly, guests can choose from Chocolate Buttermilk Cake or Caramel Creameaux.
844 Spruce St, Winnetka, IL 60093
Ballyhoo Hospitality’s newest dining destination in the North Shore is offering the ultimate pre-fixe menu priced at $125.00 a person. Guests can choose from offerings such as Lobster Vol-au-Vent, Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, Oysters Rockefeller, Filet de Bœuf en Croûte, Colorado Rack of Lamb, White Truffle Agnolotti, and many more. Reservations are available on their website.
39 S LaSalle St #200, Chicago, IL 60603
Stop by Vol. 39, located on the second floor of the Kimpton Gray Hotel, for an elevated cocktail bar and lounge experience on New Years Eve. Take a ride on the “Ferris Wheel,” featuring a flight from the Golden Age of cocktails. The world’s first ferris wheel appeared in Chicago during the 1893 World’s Fair and Vol. 39’s Ferris Wheel Flight invites guests to partake in a tour of six iconic drinks that shaped the modern cocktail world as we know it today.
Meant to be shared, the libations include a champagne cocktail, daiquiri, martinez, manhattan, sazerac and negroni for $100. The cocktail flight is the perfect excuse to ring in the new year!
Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar
2700 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar has created a five course dine-in tasting menu for New Year’s Eve featuring curry poached lobster, potato pierogies and Black Forest cake. The menu is $75 with an optional beverage pairing ($65) and the restaurant will be seating until 9pm. The bar in the lower level Parlor and the main upstairs cocktail bar and raw bar will remain open until 1:00 am.
1500 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
Vegans, we didn’t forget about you! 80 Proof is hosting a festive New Year’s Eve celebration featuring a call drink package, champagne toast, guest DJ and heavy appetizers beginning at 9 p.m. 80 Proof, located in Old Town, provides a unique dining-to-nightlife experience with three full bars and an approachable menu of vegan bar bites and 4C classics. Pre-sale tickets are available now for $75 at www.80ProofChi.com.
180 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607
Federales’ lofty, open-air vibe and energetic atmosphere is the perfect spot to roar into the new year with style at their Roaring 20’s Party. Dress to impress and celebrate by ringing the signature bell at the popular West Loop tequila and taco concept. The night will be nothing short of glamorous, featuring a premium bar package, food buffet, DJ and champagne toast from open to close (9 p.m. – 1 a.m.). Pre-sale tickets are available now for $75 at www.FederalesChicago.com.
2934 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
2022 is calling at Lakeview’s popular neighborhood spot – Kirkwood! Raise a glass and toast the New Year with a night out that includes a premium bar package, heavy appetizers, champagne toast, and DJ from 9 p.m. until close. Pre-sale tickets are available now for $70 and can be purchased at www.Kirkwoodbar.com.
Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern
3647 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
Swing into the new year at Wrigleyville’s Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern with their standout New Year’s Eve Party. Pre-sale tickets are available now for $70 and include a call drink package, heavy appetizers, carving station, entertainment and a Veuve Clicquot champagne toast at midnight. To purchase tickets, please visit www.BrickhouseTavernChi.com.
Featured Image Credit: Navy Pier