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Lincoln Park NYE Guide

Posted on December 17, 2018

Celebrate the New Year in Lincoln Park! Pick and choose your favorite neighborhood spot to ring in the new year.

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Parties

Gaslight New Year’s Eve 2019
Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2019 at Gaslight! Enjoy our $40 Call Drink package which includes call drinks, passed appetizers, DJ and champagne toast from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Monday, December 31
9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Gaslight Bar
2450 N. Clark
Tickets $40

NYE 2019 @ OGs
Join hundreds of party-goers for the FIRST EVER New Years Eve Party at Old Grounds Social
throwback pricing, music and decor.

Monday, December 31
8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Old Ground Social
950 W. Wrightwood
Tickets from $60

New Year’s Eve 2019 at Kirkwood
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Kirkwood! Enjoy $65 tickets that includes a premium bar & heavy appetizer package from 9 PM until close with a champagne toast at midnight!

Monday, December 31
9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Kirkwood Bar & Grill
2934 N. Sheffield
Tickets: $65

NYE 2019 @ Happy’s
Head over to Happy’s for their annual New Years Eve party at Happy’s. Enjoy two floors of drinks, hors d’oeurvres and dancing.

Monday, December 31
8:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
Happy’s Bamboo Bar & Lounge
2247 N. Lincoln
Tickets from $90

New Year’s Eve 2019: The Derby Bar & Grill
Dance the night away as their DJ spins your favorite tunes, sip champagne, and ring in the New Year with that special someone.

Monday, December 31
8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Derby
1224 W. Webster
Tickets from $59

NYE 2019 @ LA Social
Join LA Social for their annual New Years Eve party featuring drink packages, a champagne toast and passed hor d’oeuvres.

Monday, December 31
8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
LA Social
2263 N. Lincoln
Tickets from $50

NYE on the Lake 2019
Celebrate the New Year in the most coveted venue, Theater on the Lake, all set to the beats of Chicago’s own, DJ Flipside with the skyline and Navy Pier Fireworks show as your backdrop. Tickets include an all-inclusive five (5) hour premium drink package, upscale appetizers, midnight countdown and champagne toast, party favors and more.

Monday, December 31
8:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Theater on the Lake
2401 N. Lake Shore
Tickets from $85

Benchmark New Year’s Eve 2019
Party into the New Year at Benchmark! Enjoy a $100 ticket which includes a call drink package, champagne toast, photographer, entertainment and heavy appetizers from 9 PM until last call.

Monday, December 31
9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m
Benchmark
1510 N. Wells
Tickets $100

80 Proof New Year’s Eve 2019
Ring in the New Year #AtThe80! Enjoy our $90 pre-sale ticket package which includes call drinks, a champagne toast, guest DJ, photographer and heavy appetizers beginning at 9:00 p.m.

Monday, December 31
9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
80 Proof
1500 N. Wells
$125.00
Group Packages Available

New Years Eve at WhirlyBall Chicago
Tickets are only $55 and include food, drinks, and unlimited activities!

Monday, December 31
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
WhirlyBall
1825 W. Webster
Tickets from $55

J.Parker Purple Rain NYE 2019
Ring in the New Year at The J. Parker rooftop, and enjoy panoramic views of Lake Michigan and the downtown Chicago skyline. This year’s theme is Purple Rain, so we’re going to party like it’s 1999!

Monday, December 31
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
The J. Parker @ Lincoln Hotel
1816 N. Clark
Tickets $125

Diversey River Bowl
Start the new year with a little friendly competition at Diversey River Bowl! Their New Year’s celebration includes bowling, drinks, a prime rib dinner complete with appetizers and desserts and, of course, a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations required.

Monday, December 31
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Diversey River Bowl
2211 W. Diversey
Tickets $95

Ring in the New Year at J9 Wine Bar
Starting at 8:00 p.m., J9 will be offering an incredible selection of wine, cocktails, and delicious bites to help you celebrate. At midnight, count down and toast an exciting new year.

Monday, December 31
8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
J9 Wine Bar
1961 N. Halsted
$132 – $185

Zoo Year’s Eve at Lincoln Park Zoo
Gather your flock of friends and head to Zoo Year’s Eve at Lincoln Park Zoo! For this adults-only event (21+ only), guests can enjoy millions of dazzling lights, arctic artists carving blocks of ice, cash bars (beer, wine and champagne), plus a DJ, games, giveaways, special animal enrichment, and more!

Monday, December 31
9:00 p.m .- 1:00 a.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 N. Cannon

NYE at aliveOne
Enjoy drink packages, a champagne toast at midnight, food buffet, DJ spinning and private access to the back room.

Monday, December 31
8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
aliveOne
2683 N. Halsted

Distilled Chicago 2019 New Years Eve
Ring in the new year at Distilled! Package includes all you can eat and drink from 9:00 pm – 12:00 am with a champagne toast at midnight.

Monday, December 31
9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Distilled Chicago
1480 W. Webster
Tickets $45

New Year’s Eve 2019: Kincade’s Bar & Grill
Spend New Year’s Eve in the heart of Lincoln Park! Dance the night away as their DJ spins your favorite tunes, sip champagne and ring in the New Year with that special someone.

Monday, December 31
8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Kincade’s Bar & Grill
950 W. Armitage
Tickets start at $59

Glascott’s Groggery
Bar Packages available from 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. and include heavy appetizers and champagne toast at midnight.

Monday, December 31
8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Glascott’s Groggery
2158 N. Halsted
Tickets $60

Frank’s Bar
Celebrate at a Lincoln Park staple! Frank’s Bar is open 365 days a year from 11:00 am – 4:00 am (5:00 am on Saturdays).

Monday, December 31
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.
Frank’s Bar
2503 N. Clark
No cover

Punk Rock New Years Eve @ Delilah’s
Bloodshot Scott rings in the New Year with some great tunes at one of Lincoln Park’s favorites!

Monday, December 31
9:00 p.m. – Close
Delilah’s
2771 N. Lincoln
No cover


Live Music

NYE @ Kingston Mines
Ring in the new year with non-stop music at Chicago’s legendary blues club – Kingston Mines. Music starts at 6:00 p.m. and runs til 3:30 a.m. featuring Larry McCray, Vance Kelly and Joanna Connor.

Monday, December 31
6:00 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.
Kingston Mines
2548 N. Halsted

Tonic Room New Year’s Eve with Zoofunkyou
Zoofunkyou is a psychedelic stew featuring a Chicago based bluesy broth, sizzlin’ with soul, chunks of funk, and meaningful melodic lyrics. Reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, The Alabama Shakes, and Funkadelic. The electric jams of Zoofü are guaranteed to tickle the soul, melt the face, and shake the booty!

Monday, December 31
Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
Tonic Room
2447 N. Halsted

Mucca Pazza: New Year’s Eve Party at Lincoln Hall
Mucca Pazza is an intrepid interdisciplinary instrumental music ensemble from Chicago, USA. Over the last 14 years, they have made a name for themselves playing alarmingly danceable music composed and arranged especially for their implausible instrumentation by band members.

Monday, December 31
10:00 p.m.
Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln


Dinner

Ring in the New Year with Romance at Geja’s Cafe
Enjoy a four-course fondue dinner with lobster, shrimp and beef entree, Geja’s famous falming Belgian chocolate fondue and champagne!

Monday, December 31
Seatings at 5:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Geja’s Cafe
340 W. Armitage

New Year’s Eve 2019 at Ranalli’s
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Ranalli’s! Enjoy a $50 call drink and pizza package from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. with a champagne toast at midnight.

Monday, December 31
9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Ranall’s
1925 N. Lincoln
Tickets $50

New Year’s Eve Four Course Tasting Menu
Join The Kennison on New Year’s Eve for a Four Course Tasting Menu prepared by Chef Rob Shaner. Tickets are available from 6:00pm until 10pm. Wine Pairings are available to enhance your dining experience.

Monday, December 31
Starting at 6:00 p.m.
The Kennison
1800 N. Lincoln

NYE with Gemini
Enjoy a 4 course prix fixe menu which includes a champagne toast!

Monday, December 31
Seatings at 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Gemini
2075 N. Lincoln

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Crab Cellar
Enjoy endless Alaskan King Crab and Filet for $99.95/person + tax (gratuity not included). Price includes glass of bubbles for those of age.

Monday, December 31
4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Down the stairs at Oyster Bah
1962 N. Halsted

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Cafe Ba–Ba–Reeba!
Choose from more than 35 shareable tapas to customize your own holiday dinner, but save some room for their signature paella served tableside.

Monday, December 31
3:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba
2024 N. Halsted

New Year’s Eve at Mon Ami Gabi
Cap off an incredible 2018 with an epic, positively French New Year’s Eve feast at Mon Ami Gabi! From the always popular Wild Escargots de Bourgogne to Steak Frites to new winter must–haves like the Beef Bourguignon served tableside, Mon Ami Gabi is the perfect place to dine before your big night out before the clock strikes midnight.

Monday, December 31
4:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Mon Ami Gabi
2300 N. Lincoln Park West

New Year’s Eve at Summer House Santa Monica
While holiday–goers love a snowy New Year’s Eve, start the final night of 2018 surrounded by beach decor and summer vibes at Summer House! Enjoy generous portions with items like our freshly tossed Pasta Pomodoro or Crispy Brick Chicken plate. Whether you’re out and about getting ready for the evening or just looking for a place to relax, sip on handcrafted cocktails and browse our extensive California wine list to get into the New Year’s spirit!

Monday, December 31
Opens at 11:00 a.m.
Summer House Santa Monica
1954 N. Halsted

New Year’s Eve at Stella Barra Pizzeria
This New Year’s Eve, in addition to the best Happy Hour specials in Lincoln Park, Stella Barra will be offering an extensive dinner menu complete with California–style pizzas, salads and signature red and white thin sin pizzas. Personal favorites include our Spicy Salumi & Burrata and the Sugar Pumpkin & Sausage Pizza. Plus, kids can let their culinary creativity run wild as they make their own pies right at the pizza bar with our chefs.

Monday, December 31
4:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Stella Barra Pizzeria
1954 N. Halsted

New Year’s Eve Menu at Casati’s Pizza Vino
Celebrate the New Year at one of Clark Street’s newest restaurants – Casati’s Pizza Vino!

Monday, December 31
4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Casati’s Pizza Vino
444 W. Fullerton


Comedy

NYE @ The Second City
Pick your package and enjoy The Second City’s hilarious brand new revue “Algorithm Nation or The Static Quo.” Packages include a 3-course dinner at 1959 Kitchen & Bar as well as Premium Rail Seating.

Monday, December 31
Shows at 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
The Second City
1616 N. Wells

Pat McGann @ ZANIES Comedy Club
Spend your NYE night with the best comedy in town- Gina Brillon! Champagne and party favors included with food order (2 minimum).

Monday, December 31
10:30 p.m.
ZANIES Comedy Club
1548 N. Wells
Tickets $40

NYE @ iO Chicago
Ring in the new year with a night full of laughs! Take your pick from four hilarious NYE-themed shows featuring some of Chicago’s brightest improv talent.

Monday, December 31
Shows at 8:00 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
iO Chicago
1501 N. Kingsbury


Kids

New Year’s Eve: Party Through the Decades @ KINGS
Ring in 2019 while partying through the decades at Kings Lincoln Park at NewCity! The night includes a Live DJ mixing all your favorite beats through every decade, lane packages with food, drinks & bowling and Family Friendly Lake Packages during the afternoon and early evening.

Monday, December 31
Opens at 11:00 a.m.
KINGS Dining & Entertainment
1500 N. Clybourn


Health & Wellness

New Year’s Eve 5K
Join Chicago Sport & Social Club for Chicago’s newest tradition, the New Year’s Eve 5K, starting and ending at Chicago’s newly renovated and historic lakefront property, Theater on the Lake. The scenic 3.1 mile loop showcases the beauty of Lincoln Park and the Lakefront.

Monday, December 31
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Theater on the Lake
2401 N. Lake Shore

DePaul Women’s Basketball
The DePaul Women’s Basketball game on New Year’s Eve is being presented by Lakeshore Sport & Fitness. Join us at McGrath-Phillips Arena in Lincoln Park as we cheer on the Blue Demons. Kids in attendance will receive a Playing Possessed t-shirt! For tickets, visit depaulbluedemons.com/tickets.

Monday, December 31
2:00 p.m.
McGrath-Phillips Arena
2323 N. Sheffield


New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day Pajama Brunch at Stella Barra
Don your favorite pair of cozy pajamas and saddle up for a delicious New Year’s Day brunch buffet you won’t want to miss! Dine in your pajamas at Stella Barra and receive a gift card EQUAL to the price of your meal (minus tax and gratuity) to use on a future visit. It’s the best way to start 2019: Endless Egg Enchiladas, Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding, Smokey Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Short Rib Hash and more are yours for the taking, along with $5 Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Bellinis.

Tuesday, January 1
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Stella Barra Pizzeria
1954 N. Halsted

New Year’s Day at Mon Ami Gabi
Ignite the new year with a tantalizing French dinner, and enjoy menu items like the Prime Steak Frites and fresh seafood favorites like our Mussels Mariniér and Trout Almondine drenched in brown butter. Toast the new year with our signature rolling wine cart that features over 80 boutique French wines served by the glass or bottle!

Tuesday, January 1
4:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Mon Ami Gabi
2300 N. Lincoln Park West

New Year’s Day Brunch at Summer House
Recover from New Year’s Eve celebrations with brunch at Summer House! Enjoy delectable dishes from our brunch menu such as the Santa Monica Egg White Omelette with shaved turkey breast and tomato–avocado salsa or a stack of large and fluffy Buttermilk and Blueberry Pancakes. Looking for lunch instead? Selections of handcrafted sandwiches, pastas and a variety of tacos will be available as well.

Tuesday, January 1
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Summer House Santa Monica
1954 N. Halsted


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