From Intimate NYE Dinners to Blow-out Bashes to New Year’s Day hangover cures, from the City to the ‘Burbs – We’ve Got Chicago Covered!
Chop Steakhouse Celebrates with Great Food, Jams and a Premium Open Bar
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. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.
Ring in the Italian or American New Year at Carlucci in The Western ‘Burbs
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 | carluccirestaurant.com
Children’s “Noon Year’s Eve” Celebration in Lake County
The Chocolate Sanctuary will host a New Year’s Eve daytime 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 | thechocolatesanctuary.com
Celebrate New Beginnings at Streeterville’s Coco Pazzo Café
Toast to the Holidays and The New Year while enjoying Tuscan favorites with family and friends. New Year’s Eve will feature a casual celebration with a warm good-bye and a toast to the future location at 212 East Ohio (just one block south). The Café is merging menus with Tre Soldi, our Roman-inspired restaurant that’s currently doing business at the Ohio Street address.
Coco Pazzo Café
636 N. St Clair St. | Chicago | 312.664.2777 | cocopazzocafe.com
Toast a Chicago Tradition at the Iconic Coco Pazzo
Coco Pazzo, River North’s food-forward choice for classic Tuscan cuisine since 1992, is offering a special New Year’s Eve menu that includes both classics and celebratory seasonal delights! Selections include: Salamino di Fegato (duck foie gras, raisins and walnuts salamino, pickled radish, pear mostarda, saba and brioche bread) for starters, along with Primi and Secondi selections that include Chitarrine Nere (House-made squid ink pasta, frutti di mare, spicy tomato sauce) and Fagiano in Salmí (roasted pheasant breast, cannellini Beans, stewed shallot, salmí sauce). A Prosecco toast will add to the evening’s festivities.
300 W. Hubbard St. | Chicago | 312.836.0900 | cocopazzochicago.com
The Gold Coast’s Ultimate Bounce-Around Party!
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! Each bar is putting their own personal spin on the evening’s festivities. Participating venues include: The Hangge Uppe (14 W. Elm), The Lodge Tavern (21 W. Division), The Original Mother’s (26 W. Division), Mother’s Too (14 W. Division), She-nannigans House of Beer (16 W. Division), and Coconutz (13 W. Division). Packages start at $40. More details at rushandivision.com. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.
Division Street Entertainment District
Located between State St. and Dearborn St. in Chicago’s Gold Coast | rushanddivision.com
Ring in The New Year With a Legendary Smoked Ham
Celebrate the New Year with a Holiday Ham! Famous Dave’s is sharing its legendary BBQ with the family this Holiday Season. For $54.99, enjoy their take on a classic holiday ham dinner. Famous Dave’s 7-9 pound hams are smoked in house over hickory wood and then glazed with a 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
Find the nearest location at: famousdaves.com/locations
New Year’s Day Hangover Specials!
After a night of celebration, there’s nothing like a big stack of meat and carbs! Check out these places!
Chicago’s Original Hangover Cure!
Enjoy a mouthwatering mound of Chicago’s original Italian beef soaked in all-natural gravy and topped with sweet and hot peppers. Fries please….and maybe a milkshake!
Buona | 18 Chicagoland locations
Find the nearest location at: buona.com
Get a Big-@ss Sandwich at Bridgeport Icon Fabulous Freddies
Those looking for carb-heavy street food will find it in abundance at this neighborhood favorite. From their sublimely simple and delicious donuts to loaded fried potatoes alongside one of their signature sandwiches (Italian beef, sausage, meatball, breaded steak, pepper & egg and more) – visitors will not be disappointed!
Fabulous Freddies Italian Eatery
701 W. 31st St. | Chicago | 312.808.0147 | freddieson31st.com
Tom & Eddie’s Bring Burger-feed Relief to the Burbs!
Beer and carbs are the best way to ring in the New Year’s first day! Get a Brewmeister Bloody and a Hangover burger for 12% off! It’s part of the Tom & Eddie’s 12 Days of Burgers celebration. The recipe for success includes: one large beef patty, cheese, bacon, a fried eggs, fries, garlic butter and a Brioche Bun. Add in a Brewmeister Bloody (Two Brothers Woble IPA and Kick-Ass Bloody Mary Mix). It’s gonna be a good year! Order at least one Hangover Burger on January 2nd and get 12% off the entire check.
Tom & Eddie’s | 3 Chicagoland Locations
Find the nearest location and check out the burger selection at: tomandeddies.com/locations