Even though New Years Eve is on a Wednesday this year it’s still a big night for live music! Here is what’s going on in the burbs that wont break the bank & few options for those of you who just wanna say so long to 2008 in style!
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10160 W 191St, Mokena, IL
The home of rhythm and brews is also the home of one of the best New Year’s Eve parties is the area. Tell your friends where they need to be this year and count a night to remember with open bar to take advantage of, a delicious dinner buffet, party favors for all, a classic champagne toast at midnight, and live music by Poproxx. The party package starts at $55 per person. Call to make your reservations now. www.191south.com
1550 N. Route 59, Naperville, IL
This New Year’s Eve pre-purchase Break Time’s $80 all inclusive gift card package and you can party, eat and drink on the card all night. There will be a champagne toast, DJ, dancing, and festive fun for all. Hotels are within walking distance and they’ve made arrangements for discounted rooms. The cards will be your payment for any drink and all drinks you order including top shelf. Gratuity is included; doors open at 9p and the party goes till 2:30am
Bogie’s Ale House
303 E Kensington, Mt Prospect, IL
Bogie’s in Mount Prospect has put together one heck of a New Year’s Eve party for everyone to enjoy. There will be a cover for the upper level only that is $12 from 8pm to 10pm and $5 after 10pm. This includes party favors, live entertainment with DJ Steve Hatfield, and a buffet from 8pm to 10pm with pizza, mostaccioli w/ sausages and a few of your favorite appetizers. You can definitely count on a champagne toast at midnight. Drink specials that night are $2 Miller Drafts, $3.50 Well Drinks and $4 Jager bombs. Party goers can expect lots of fun prizes, giveaways and as always a great time at Bogie’s.
30 W 150 Roosevelt Rd., West Chicago, IL.
Get blown away, right out of your bowling shoes this New Year’s Eve at Bowling Green. Not only is it fun for you and your group of friends but it’s fun for the whole family. From 9:30pm to 12:30am take part in their candlelight bowling, all you can bowl, party favors, fresh baked pizza and soft drinks and doors prizes. Shoes are included and it’s only $125 per LANE. You can have up to six people per lane and you need a $25 deposit. Families can enjoy their NYE too with party packages available from Noon to 3pm or 4pm to 7pm. It’s $75 per lane and includes, pizza, pop, music, shoes, and 3 hours of bowling. Reservations are required for any and all parties you would like to attend to so make sure you call in advance and pick your lane.
7406 Jenson Blvd., Hanover Park, IL
For the best New Year’s Eve in Hanover Park make sure you head out to Bungalow Joe’s! They are treating you to a NO COVER evening with a free appetizer buffet. Drink specials for the evening include $4 bombs and $2.50 Well drinks. The fun doesn’t stop there though, they will also have a DJ and karaoke with Stars ‘n Bars. The top karaoke artist that evening will receive a $100 prize to do your best because everyone’s listening. There will be door prizes to everyone who attends. Also, ask about the specials Bungalow Joe’s cab rates. www.bungalowjoes.com
Chicago City Limits
1712 Wise Rd., Schaumburg, IL
The place to be on New Year’s Eve is Chicago City limits in Schaumburg where they will be hosting one of the best New Year’s Eve Parties to date. Dance your way into 2009 with 80’s tribute band Lounge Puppets playing all of your favorite hair band hits. The deluxe dinner buffet, from 7pm to 9pm, will include Italian Beef, Chicken Piccata and dessert. Open bar will run from 9pm to Midnight and includes well drinks, draft beer, and wine. Partying attendees will receive hats, party favors, noisemakers, and every table will have their own complimentary bottle of champagne. Tickets are only $55 and are on sale now at Ticketmaster. www.chicagocitylimits.com
7 W. Streamwood Blvd, Streamwood, IL
It’s always a party over at Chicago Loop in Streamwood so it’s no surprise that they’re at it again with yet another New Year’s Eve bash. Check out the energetic Black Pearl live and in charge of the evening’s entertainment. $20 will get you party favors, champagne toast at midnight and a deluxe buffet to help the celebrations going all the way to midnight. www.chicago-loop.com
Cubby Bear North
21661 N Milwaukee Ave, Lincolnshire, IL
The Cubby Bear in Lincolnshire has teamed up with Q101 and Westin to throw the suburbs biggest
New Year’s Eve Party to date. New Year’s Eve at Cubby Bear North will also be the official home of the
Q101 New Year’s Party as well. Start your evening off right with a live performance from national recording
artist Lucky Boys Confusion. This Chicago native group is known for their unique mix of punk, ska, and hip
hop. Their hit song “Hey Driver” was featured in Without a Paddle and New York Minute. Tickets are on
sale now for $25 at the Cubby Bear or through Ticketmaster. Not only are you getting top rated entertainment
but the $55 VIP Package includes an appetizer buffet from 10:30pm to 12:30am with wings, cheese quesadillas
and pizza along with open bar from 9pm to 12:30am. VIP Guests will have the entire upstairs sectioned off just for
them to sit back, sip a little champagne and enjoy the show. There will be plenty of party favors and a champagne
toast at midnight. Check in at the Westin on Milwaukee Ave. and take advantage of their FREE shuttle service
to and from the Cubby Bear that night. Call 847-777-6553 and ask for Lauren to reserve your room.
172 Addison Rd., Elmhurst, IL
Ring in the New Year at Elmhurst’s finest and favorite Irish Pubs. Get there early and take advantage of no cover charge before 9pm. While you enjoy plenty of drink specials, party favors to wave around with your champagne toast at midnight, and a DJ for you to dance your way into 2009. To ensure that everyone gets home safely they will be providing cab service. Make sure you ask how before you start celebrating.
200 Village Green, Lincolnshire, IL
For New Year’s Eve do something a little different and check out Chicago’s Finest Dueling Piano’s at Flatlander’s. A $60 admission includes open bar, appetizer buffet, balloon drop, champagne toast, party favors, and access to a dessert and coffee bar after midnight in a private den. You can also purchase the $110 gourmet dinner buffet package that adds just that to the regular package. For further information give Flatlander’s a call or go to ticketweb for ticket purchases. www.flatlanders.com
427 E. Rand Rd., Arlington Heights, IL
This sports pub is the home of big screen TVs and great pizza and you can enjoy both on New Year’s Eve. Don’t worry about thinning out your wallet because there is no cover to get in and they have unbelievable drink specials that include Belvedere and Crown mixed drinks for $5, High Life or Bud Select pitchers for $6, Bud Lime for $3 and a few shot specials. For dine-in dinner, you can dig in to one of their delicious large pizzas for half off! There will be plenty of party favors being handed out and a champagne toast at midnight. For an added bonus you can test your singing skills and try some karaoke at some point that evening. www.gatsbyssportspub.com.
70 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL
Have yourself a Holy Cow! Holy Mackerel! New Year’s Eve at the elegant and famous Harry Caray’s in Lombard. That evening all guests can enjoy an exquisite Surf and Turf for two for $100 per couple at either Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse or at the lovely Holy Makerel!. They will have their regular menu and their award-winning list along with festive NYE decorations, votive candles on every table, party favors, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The evening doesn’t stop there because after dinner guests can spend the rest of their evening in the luxurious and sophisticated Westin Lombard. Special room rates start at $129. Make your reservation by calling 630.719.8032 and provide the code NYEHARRY’S. All walk-ins are welcome but dinner reservations are recommended. www.harrycarays.com
Hilton – Lisle/Naperville
3003 Corporate West Dr., Lisle, IL
Enjoy a glamorous New Year’s countdown at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville. They’ll be hosting a gala party from 7pm to 1am with a delicious five course mixed grill dinner and lots of dancing in the Regency Ballroom. This extravagant six-hour celebration includes an open bar offering their one of a kind “Shaken. . .not Stirred” Martini Bar, wine with dinner and a champagne toast at Midnight and of course party hats and favors to add that extra touch of fun. Also, enjoy non-stop dancing with The Michael Heaton Band playing everyone’s favorite folk, rock, country hits from artists like Elvis Costello, Cheap Trick, Neil Diamond and plenty more great music sure to keep you on the dance floor. Spinnin’ Discs DJ will also be providing you with some excellent tunes. The party doesn’t have to end there, you can enjoy deluxe overnight accommodations that includes, use of the fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool and you even get late check-out at 2pm on New Year’s Day. All of this for $385 per couple, or $159 per person for dinner, dancing, and open bar. Go early or extend your stay for $69 a night. www.hiltonlislenaperville.com. Call 630-505-0900 ext. 3100 to make your reservation today.
Hilton – Northbrook
2855 North Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook, IL
The Hilton Chicago Northbrook and Algauer’s on the Riverfront are hosting a phenomenal New Year’s Eve bash featuring dancing and live entertainment with always energetic Beatles Tribute Band, Cavern Beat. No other band in the Chicagoland area comes this close to the real thing. The Dinner and Dancing package includes cocktail and Hors d’oeuvres reception, open bar until 1am, music and dancing, a world class four course dinner, and midnight toast and celebration. You can have the time of your life for $299 per couple. www.northbrookallgauers.com.
Call 847-509-7015 to make your New Year’s Eve reservations today.
Hilton – Chicago/ Indian Lakes Resort
250 West Schick Road, Bloomingdale, IL
This New Year’s Eve celebrate in style at Indian Lakes Resort in Bloomingdale. This chic affair has all your countdown needs covered with three different packages and a kid’s sock hop party. The Gala Overnight Package includes overnight guest accommodations for two, cocktail reception with buffet style Hors d’oeuvres, a delicious four-course dinner for two, 6.5 hours of open bar, live music by Fantasia Band and DJ John Marcopulos, midnight champagne toast and balloon drop, brunch for two and, a very convenient, late check-out at 2pm. All of this for $399 per couple and $265 per single. The Shiraz Overnight package includes overnight accommodations for two, an excellent four-course dinner for two at Shiraz on the Water, live music with Oriental Duo, complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and late-check out at 2pm. You can enjoy all they have to offer for $331 per couple and $27 per person to add Sunday Brunch. The Kid’s Sock Hop Party, for kids 3 – 12, will have snacks, games, and crafts, a kid’s knee high buffet, and midnight toast will run from 6pm to 1am and is $20 per child or $32 per child with Brunch. No matter what package you choose, you’re bound to have an unforgettable New Year’s Eve at Indian Lakes Resort. www.indianlakesresort.com. For reservations call 630-529-0200.
437 S. Addison Rd, Addison, IL
JD Muggs in Addison has a very exciting New Year’s Eve party planned for all of you wanting to ring in the New Year with good friends and great times. The folks at JD Muggs are keeping it light on the wallet with some great drink specials that include $2 beers and NO COVER. Who says you have to pay a lot to have a good time? No cover includes a champagne toast at midnight, a breakfast buffet and those party favors everyone loves. www.JDmuggs.com
King Pin Social Club
243 W. Roosevelt Rd., West Chicago, IL
Countdown to 2009 at one of the suburb’s new favorite hot spots. King Pin Social Club is offering patrons friendly, professional service, great live entertainment, bowling, and an out of this world NYE Party. For $50 you can grab some food at their buffet, enjoy open bar from 8pm-12am and late night bowling w/ a delicious breakfast buffet until 4am. Keep an eye out for free party favors, you can’t celebrate New Year’s Eve without some whistles and hats. There will be a balloon drop along with a champagne toast at midnight. DJ Marco and DJ Jeff will be offering up your favorite jams to dance to all night long. www.kingpinsocialclub.com
412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL
Mickey Finn’s 4th Annual New Year’s Eve in the Amber Room will feature Temporary Binge with special guest EnKase. Just like the last few great NYE parties they’ve thrown, they are offering full dinner buffet with appetizers and desserts. Yes, don’t worry, they will also be having an open bar. Check out their website for developing details. Tickets can only be purchased in advance! www.mickeyfinnsbrewery.com.
Niko’s/Illusions Night Club
7600 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview, IL
Ring in the New Year at Niko’s/ Illusions in Bridgeview with great food, quality drinks and exciting live entertainment. For $75 you will be able to enjoy top shelf open bar all night long, party favors, unlimited champagne and party favors at Midnight, an elegant five course meal that includes hot appetizers, they’re famous flaming dessert and wine. Stay tuned for a live performance from Chicagoland’s number one Beatles Tribute Band, American English, playing all your favorite hits. They will be providing cab service so make sure you save a few bucks for the safe ride home. www.nikosrestaurant.com.
1211 Butterfield Rd., Downers Grove IL
North Beach’s NYE party is going to be a blast with live entertainment by The Walk-In’s and 3 In Counting. DJ Allen J will keep the main dance floor going all night long with his dance hit mixes. $50 discount tickets are available through 12/14, $55 discount tickets through 12/21 and $60 discount tickets thru 12/28. The package includes drinks, a champagne toast, party favors, prizes, a CASH balloon drop at midnight and three buffets: appetizer, dinner, and continental breakfast. Hotel packages are available through the Westin just make sure you call and make your reservations in advance. www.northbeachclub.com
2009 Franciscan Way, West Chicago, IL
This café and hookah bar has become famous for the tasty Mediterranean cuisine and indoor smoking. Take advantage of staying warm while you smoke a strawberry hookah or your favorite brand of cigarette. This New Year’s Eve they will be having a Masquerade Party. For $25 a person you can enjoy entertainment by various artists including a blues band, hip pop artist and a belly dancer along with an open buffet where you can sample some of their delicious foods. Ask about the cigars and beer that they will have on specials for one night only. They will of course have party favors, a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. www.59oasis.com
Pheasant Run Resort
4051 East Main St., St. Charles, IL
Celebrate New Year’s Vegas style at Pheasant Run resort in St. Charles. Their party packages include tickets
to your choice of any of their three exciting performances, open bar, party favors,
countdown New Year’s Eve with champagne toast and a midnight buffet for $99 per person or you can
add an overnight stay with New Year’s Day breakfast for $99. The performances you can choose from include
Back to the Rat Pack, a brilliant re-creation of the legendary shows performed in Vegas back in the 60’s,
will leave you amazed. Frank, Dean, Sammy and even Liza will be there for a one night only performance.
You can also choose, The Second City: Dysfunctional Holiday Revue, a hilarious mix of sketches,
songs and improv with some friendly bit of seasonal satire. Zanies Comedy Club will also have
comedian Jason Robinson making you fall of your seat with all his jokes about his childhood,
original observances and comical glances at life. You will not be disappointed with any one of these
performances. Make this New Year’s Eve one to remember.
www.pheasantrun.com Call 800.4.PHEASANT (474-3272) to make your reservations today!
28256 Diehl Rd., Warrenville, IL
Not only do they have fabulous food but they also know how to throw a party. Tell everyone that you will be at Rock Bottom for their spectacular New Year’s Eve party. For only $75 per person you can take advantage of their open premium bar, appetizer buffet from 9pm to midnight, party favors, champagne toast at midnight, and balloon drop. For only $15 more, you can also have access to their dinner buffet going from 7pm to 8:30pm along with an extra couple hours of open bar. They also have a Hilton Garden Inn package for $240 per couple that includes two NYE tickets, complimentary shuttle and a one night stay. You can also purchase the $270 package which includes two VIP NYE tickets, complimentary shuttle and a one night stay. They do require reservations & the word is they sell out fast so make sure you jump on this great deal. Call 630-836-1658 to make your reservation. www.rockbottom.com
6301 Joliet Rd., Countryside, IL
Don’t just ring in the New Year, roll into it at Rolling Lanes in Countryside. This New Year’s Eve the lounge is featuring live entertainment by Bon Jovi cover band, Slippery When Wet. For $10 per person, attendees can enjoy party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Party goes from 8pm to 2am so make sure you get there early and grab a good seat for the show. Call to make reservations. www.myrollinglanes.com
729 E. North Ave., Glendale Heights, IL
For a New Year’s Eve with a German twist head over to Schnitzel Platz in Glendale Heights where you can enjoy traditional German food and of course plenty of German beers to sample. Not only will they have their regular outstanding menu but the very talented chef Wolfgang has put together a very special onetime New Year’s Eve menu that should be out of this world. They will also be handing out party favors and noise makers to ring in the New Year. www.schnitzelplatz.com
Streets of Chicago
550 S. Mclean Blvd., Elgin, IL
Streets of Chicago in Elgin has an evening to remember planned for your New Year’s Eve. Money might be tight but they have you covered with NO COVER and plenty of excitement. The very popular DJ Booby Styles will be spinning is funky beats for everyone to dance in the New Year. They will be open until 2am with free champagne toast at midnight and party favors. www.streetsofchicago.net
431 W. Boughton Rd., Bolingbrook, IL
Head over to Bolingbrook’s best and biggest sports bar and grill for New Year’s Eve for a fun filled night with He Said, She Said and Trash Martini on the Tailgater’s stage. Pay $10 to get in and you can dance your little heart out, take advantage of their $3 Domestics, free party favors, champagne toast at midnight. If you want to change things up a bit, they have plenty of games to keep yourself entertained including pool tables, Golden Tee, Boxer, and darts to out through any one of your friends. As always, the service is always fun, friendly and certainly attentive. No matter the event or season, Tailgater’s is always a good choice for a night out. www.tailgatersgrill.com
Try something a little different this year and attend the world’s largest New Year’s Eve singles party at the Sheraton Arlington Park Hotel. With 800 attendees last year, it’s sure to be a blast. This party will go from 6pm until 2am with plenty of fun and excitement to keep everyone going all night long. DJ Darius will be in charge of the beats in the 12,000 sq. foot Grand Arlington Ballroom with a state of the art light show. For $55 all attendees will receive free hats, noisemakers and a multi-course New Year’s Eve dinner that includes a champagne toast at midnight. Plan on being a part of one of the biggest parties of the year. www.thunderbirdsingles.com
9400 Grand Ave, Franklin Park, IL
This New Year’s Eve get together with some friends at the always fun and exciting Underpass in Franklin Park. For $75 you can enjoy a delicious dinner and top shelf open bar from 10pm to 2am. Make sure that you call in advance to reserve your table because this package is RSVP only and it’s filling up fast! If you are planning on eating at home with the family before coming out, they also have a $50 package that includes their top shelf open bar from 10pm to 2am. It doesn’t matter which package you choose, everyone will receive party favors and enjoy a champagne toast at midnight. Their house DJ will be providing all of the music and entertainment for the evening. Underpass is also offering a free shuttle service to anyone that lives within 10 miles from the bar. Make sure you call to confirm if you fall within those 10 miles. www.underpassbar.com
1401 W. Naperville Rd., Bartlett, IL
Villa Olivia in their infinite party planning wisdom has teamed up with Country Inns and Suites to make sure that you enjoy this New Year’s Eve to the fullest. You can and enjoy hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a premium liquor open bar, filet mignon served with unlimited wine, champagne toast, party favors at midnight, delightful sweets and finger sandwiches after midnight. In the Rose room, you can dance the night away with their very popular DJ. They will also have live music in the Empire Room by New Day Band if you would rather dance to some live jams. All this for only $95 per person but if you bring in their New Year’s Eve flyer you can take advantage of their10% discount on brunch in their dining room. There will also be a free shuttle service to and from Country Inn and Suites and an extended 1pm check out on New Year’s Day. Call 847-426-6400 to reserve your room or call Villa Olivia at 630-289-1000 ext 720 for reservations and ticket sales. www.villaolivia.com