We know what you must be thinking – two weeks to New Year’s Eve and no plans set? Don’t fret, we have the hottest parties to attend this year all laid out for you. Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner in Rosemont to a front row seat to the Navy Pier Fireworks at midnight, we have you set! Ring in the upcoming year in style and cheers to 2023!
Offshore Rooftop, the world’s largest rooftop deck and one of the city’s most popular destinations located on the third floor of Navy Pier, 1000 East Grand Ave, will bid 2022 adieu by hosting a Glitz and Glam New Year’s Eve Soirée on Saturday, December 31, beginning at 9pm. Offering a chic and posh atmosphere in Offshore Rooftop’s airy year-round glass atrium, locals and visitors will have the opportunity to revel in the best this city has to offer, with spetacular views of the city’s skyline and Lake Michigan, all while enjoying access to a lavish premium open bar throughout the evening, along with a selection of heavy passed bites, live music, a midnight champagne toast, the Navy Pier Fireworks at Midnight and more. Tickets to this inclusive night are limited, and available now for purchase.
Party-goers are invited to dress to the nines for this night of decadence. Formal attire is preferred, cocktail 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.
Sleigh this holiday season by ringing in the New Year at Puttshack Oakbrook Center just a quick drive from the city! Puttshack is the world’s first and only upscale, tech-infused mini golf experience that is perfectly complemented with an array of global food and beverage offerings you and your party can share between mini golf games. This year, Puttshack will host a NYE event on December 31 with live DJ entertainment all night, a champagne toast at Midnight, party favors for each patron in attendance, along with plenty more surprises and delights throughout the night. Guests can also pair the unforgettable evening with a game or two of mini golf on Puttshack’s four Instagrammable courses by making a reservation, with times available beginning at 8pm. Tickets for entry to the NYE event are $25 per person. For more information or to book your Tee time in addition to your entry, please click here.
Thorn Restaurant and Lounge
Thorn Restaurant and Lounge in Rosemont is offering a special NYE Prix Fixe menu for those travelling near and far. Executive Chef Malloy has crafted a prix fixe 3-course New Year’s Eve Dinner complete with a champagne toast and live music from JD Kostyk from 7-11pm. The first course is a Burrata Toast with Heirloom Tomatoes, Avocado, Burrata, Arugula Multigrain Baguette, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Aged Balsamic; followed by a second course with Porcini Crusted 8oz Flat Iron, Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Manchego Cheese, Roasted Tri Colored Baby Carrots, Italian Salsa Verde; and as a dessert, a Banana Bread Pudding with White Chocolate, Caramel, Vanilla Bean Gelato and a Complimentary Champagne Toast. Those looking to book a table can do so by clicking here.
Cruise into the New Year with Chicago’s premier water- and land- based experience, City Cruises Chicago! City Cruises is offering unique experiences that cater to all types of groups, whether you are looking for a Signature Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan overlooking the Navy Pier fireworks, or would prefer to start the NYE festivities early on a Signature Lunch Cruise tour on Lake Michigan, they have NYE plans set! City Cruises offers all-inclusive packages, chef-prepared menus, full bar options, and entertainment throughout. For more information or to book your upcoming NYE cruise, please click here.
Take your taste buds on an exquisite journey this NYE at Kōmo Chicago, a boundless Japanese fine dining destination on West Loop’s Restaurant Row, 738 W Randolph St. 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 includes 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.
Replay Lincoln Park
Chicago’s favorite pop-up bar Replay Lincoln Park, 2833 N. Sheffield Ave., has brought back A Very Harry Christmas pop up, which is running now through January 1. During this time, Replay will be hosting all Witches, Wizards, and Muggles of Chicago to step back into the Hogwarts winter wonderland which features all new photo worthy moments throughout the space, along with weekly Harry Potter themed trivia, an extensive cocktail menu, and much more.Plus, for those who missed the one weekend only Harry Styles pop up are invited to step back in for New Year’s Eve as they host the ultimate Harry Squared NYE event on December 31 starting at 8pm. The evening will feature the return of the Harry’s House pop with an homage to the unofficial new King of Pop, Harry Styles, and will feature Instagrammble moments that allude to Harry’s albums, along with themed cocktails and more. Each ticket will include two premium cocktails, a Champagne Toast at midnight, photo opportunities galore for both Harry’s House and a Very Harry Christmas, plus party favors, and a Feather Boas for each attendee, of course! For more details or purchase your tickets, please click here.
Fulton Market Kitchen
The ultra-contemporary venue known for setting the trends is throwing it back this New Year’s Eve and transporting Chicago back to the best of the 70’s, 80’s, 90s and Y2K. Fulton Market Kitchen is proud to present “A Celebration of the Decades” inviting guests to join them for a 4-course experiential dinner and dance party experience. The evening will kick off with a 4-course themed experiential dinner featuring fun culinary highlights from each decade with dishes ranging from a “TV Dinner Tartare” to a Roasted Chicken Pot Pie. The Decades late-night dance party to follow will make for a night not to forget, much like the iconic decades past, featuring special celebrity musical tribute artists including Michael Jaskson 3 Legends and Whitney Houston, live DJ entertainment, 3.5 hours of premium open bar access with three bars to choose from, hors d’oeuvres and dessert stations, a midnight countdown, champagne toast, late night snacks and more. Reservations for early bird (5:00-6:45pm, $75 per person) and regular dinner seating (7:00-9:00pm, $120 per person), tickets to the late-night party (10pm-1:30am, $144 per person) and a combination package ($246 per person) are now available via OpenTable.
Ring in the new year with an over-the-top experience at Chicago’s top destination for celebration. Step into the iconic, color-filled main dining room at Carnivale, 702 W. Fulton Market St., on New Year’s Eve to be transported to a magical escape as the Chicago restaurant presents three performances of their wildly-popular Cabaret style dinner show, Copa Carnivale, on New Year’s Eve. The 90-minute extravaganza will feature jaw-dropping talent including feathered showgirls, acrobatic aerialists, a live Afro-Brazilian Band, Samba dancers and more Latin-inspired performances. Tickets are on sale now via Tock and include entry to the show and a table reservation. Carnivale’s Chef-crafted dinner menu will be offered for an a la carte dining experience during each show with a $75 minimum in addition to Copa Carnivale tickets which are required to attend. Seating and show times include 4 pm ($60), 6:30 pm ($70) and 9:30 pm ($85). The 9:30 pm seating will include access to Carnivale’s midnight countdown, a magical balloon drop and a champagne toast with live DJ once the clock strikes to celebrate the new year. The party will continue on for drinks and dancing into the evening.
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 with Chips and homemade Salsa, guests will then have their choice of appetizers including Pinza Flatbread, Baked Goat Cheese or the Signature Lírica Salad. Diving into a delicious New Year’s Eve dinner, entrée offerings will range from Prime Rib served alongside Au Gratin Potatoes and Charred Asparagus with Au Jus, Chilean Seabass with Dayboat Scallops, served with Crispy Brussels Leaves, Parsnip Purre and a delicious Beurr Blanc, a Double-Boned Maple-Brined Pork Chop with Mashed Potatoes and Petite Carrots in a Honey Glaze or Gnocchi with Butternut Squash and Cranberry Reduction. For dessert, guests may indulge in their choice of Apple & Cranberry Bread Pudding, Holiday Spiced Cheesecake, Chocolate Lava Cake or a Vegan Berry Sorbet along with a Champagne toast. 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.