Chicago New Years

New Years Eve Chicago
New Years Eve Chicago

Much like New York and Los Angeles, the nation's third largest city will have you more than covered when it comes to celebrating New Years Eve. Sure, you can sit at home and watch the ball drop somewhere else, but if you're desiring to get out and about and celebrate, then you will most likely be able to find the kind of Chicago New Years Eve party to suite your taste. There will be a number of Chicago clubs where you can bump and grind until the break of dawn, but if a nice, multi-course dinner and a champagne toast are what you're after, then you will find plenty of options for that as well. Chicago is very much a music town, and you can surely head out and usher in the New Year with a soundtrack of jazz, lose yourself in a DJ's loop, or find a venue somewhere with rockin' live music. The Windy City will make your New Years plans a breeze, so all you have to worry about is securing your place at your party of choice.

New Years Chicago
New Years Chicago

Whether you are on the South Side, in the heart of downtown, or hanging out with friends on the North Side, you won't have to go far to find a 2017 New Years Eve party in Chicago. The whole city and far reaching suburbs will be alive and well when it comes time to usher in the new year. In downtown Chicago, Navy Pier is among the top draws for tourists, and locals alike, who find the strip's eclectic nature extremely welcoming. Stretching out into Lake Michigan, Navy Pier affords visitors an amazing view back on the city's impressive skyline. Between the hours of 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. on December 31, Navy Pier will be the place where many will want to celebrate the Chicago New Years Eve with the Willis Tower and all of the other celebrated Chicago skyscrapers lit up in the near distance. It makes a great backdrop for memorable New Years pictures.

Navy Pier New Years
Navy Pier New Years

The Chicago New Years event at Navy Pier generally is held at The Crystal Gardens. You might want to get your tickets now for this affair, as only around1800 people will be allowed to attend. The music here will be geared towards the younger crowd, and you must be at least 21 years old to enter. This big time Chicago New Years Eve party will feature a DJ, a Stefani Signature Buffet, a full bar, a premium champagne midnight toast and a private terrace from which to take in the fireworks. Every year they seem to add extra bathrooms, which will surely find a welcome reception, and the party will supply guests with party favors. The atmosphere is bound to be a pretty lively one, especially upon the culmination of the countdown on the pier's ferris wheel. If you can't make it to this party, or are looking for another downtown New Years Eve party in Chicago, then you might consider the event taking place at the Chicago House of Blues. The party starts at 9 p.m. and lasts until 1 a.m. About 600 people are allowed in, so tickets will likely sell out fast. You can grab your drinks at the all night open bar and the midnight champagne toast will be followed by a breakfast buffet.

Heading to the near North Side, two bars will be throwing their own raucous Chicago New Years Eve bashes. At 1240 N. Wells St., the Spoon bar will have 200 young party revelers enjoying an upscale atmosphere where DJ's will be spinning an array of dizzying numbers. You can get your groove on the dance floor from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. In the trendy neighborhood of Lincoln Park, Flounders Bar will be bouncing to more DJ tracks between the same hours. Guests here will be primarily 35 years of age or younger, and there is a private room that will be available for a party of 40 or more, so if that piques your interest, you'll want to get your reservation in ASAP. Back downtown at 324 W. Chicago Ave., the Climax club will offer its New Years Eve party in Chicago. They promise top DJ's, and the premium bar goes until 1 a.m. When the 40-foot balloon drop hits at midnight, a champagne toast will be in order. The 600 guests here can enjoy complimentary party favors and an array of appetizers and hors d'oeuvres. All along Rush Street, which is a party avenue on any given weekend, a full list of bars should be hopping and the street will likely be packed.

If you are visiting friends in Chicago, chances are they will have a favorite bar or club that they will want to go to, and wherever you go, many a Chicago New Years Eve party will be going on all around you. Popular bars you may end up at are the Crobar, the Coyote Ugly and the Smart Bar, which is found just across the street from Wrigley Field. You can also bet that a happening 2017 New Years Eve party in Chicago will also be taking place at Excalibur, which year-in and year-out figures among the city's best downtown clubs. The list goes on, and the options for a Chicago New Years party are simply too many to list. Sure, the weather might be cold, but the Chicago bars and clubs will be hot.

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