If New Year’s Eve is a special night for you and you’re not happy just sitting at home, there are lot’s of bars in the Chicago area that have a whole night of fun planned! They the perfect places to ring in the New Year with that special someone, a group of friends or to go to meet new people and make new friends for the upcoming year!
If you like bowling, you can “bowl in” the new year at the 10Pin Bowling Lounge . The bowling lounge is 20,000 square feet and equipped with state of the art lanes. It’s home to the largest video wall in Chicago and on New Year’s you can watch the ball drop! Prizes will be awarded to anyone that knocks down the red bowling pin and they’ll be giving away several grand prizes, such as a trip to Aruba!
A dance floor will be set up in the center lanes and a premium bar is offered for four hours. You can dine on a hors d’oeuvres buffet that will include delicious items like beef tenderloin sandwiches, smoked salmon canapes and miniature crab cakes!
Right before midnight, guests will be given some party favors and a glass of champagne to toast the New Year. Tickets to attend the party are $125 if bought in advance and $150 if bought at the door. And, if you’ve toasted the New Year too many times, or just danced until you’re about to drop, the Hotel Sax located over top of the bowling lounge is offering special room rates of $209. Excalibur is having a awesome New Year’s Eve blowout that will feature five dance floors with a wide variety of music for any taste. Your cup will never be empty with 25 bars and over one hundred bartenders serving this massive party! Excalibur presents an amazing light show and there will be a storm of confetti dropping during the partying. They also will have several balloon drops and a video countdown to the New Year.
Excalibur is offering four different tickets, with prices and features varying. For $125, you’ll get guaranteed admission, an open bar from 8:00 until midnight, their supreme buffet, VIP access and you own private little area in the club. Their lowest admission price is $40, which only gives you guaranteed admission to the club after 9:00 p.m. All tickets purchased by the 15th of December will be discounted by 10%!
If you would love to say good bye to the old year with a celebration, but you want to start the new year sticking to a budget, check out Witt’s on Lincoln Avenue. For the low price of just $35 you will get a food and drink package that lasts from 9:00 until midnight.
Drinks will include draft beer and house wines and you can upgrade your admission price to include martini’s. They will be serving a buffet and you’ll get a glass of champagne to toast the New Year. The tickets are already going fast, so if you’d like to attend make your reservations now!
O’Donovan’s is celebrating New Year’s with five hours of call drinks. You’ll get Jim Bean, Captain Morgan, Jack Daniels and more! Plus they’ll be offering wine, draft and bottled beer and soda if you’re not in the mood for alcoholic drinks, or if you’re the designated sober driver for the party crowd!
Their New Year’s dinner buffet will offer such delicious items as oven baked chicken, roasted potatoes, salads, deserts and a roast beef station. Admission price includes noise makers, a party hat, live DJ’s, lot’s of dancing and a champagne toast! Advance tickets are available for $80, but if you wait and buy them at the door they’re $100.
Another great option in the Chicago area is the Lions Head Pub . The bar has two levels and the party will fill both of them. Party favors, balloons, multi-media countdown and a champagne toast is offered for New Year’s Eve. The pub is offering two ticket packages, for $59 you’ll enjoy an open bar from 8:00 until midnight, a deluxe buffet and be guaranteed to get in before 10:30 p.m. For $25, you get general admission based on space available after 11 p.m.