Top NYE Picks

Top NYE Picks

Can you believe we’re already counting down the last days of 2015? The good news is that if this hasn’t been your best year, you still can go out with a bang! So grab a loved one or maybe that cutie you just met at the holiday party and bring in 2016 the right way.  

What: Brew Year’s Eve

Where: Salvage One 1840 W. Hubbard St. Chicago, IL 60622

Cost: $135 per person

There’s nothing like being in a beautiful space on a beautiful night with the right person.  Unfortunately, sometimes you have to shell out some big bucks to make that happen.  If you want to impress your date (and trust me Salvage One is an impressive space), bring them over to the Brew Year’s Eve event where you’ll be able to enjoy open bar with over 30 Chicago craft brews, a pizza buffet, commemorative glass, live music and complementary cider toast at midnight.  Designated drivers will pay only $50 for free soda and water, pizza buffet and passed hor d’ourves.  Come celebrate New Year’s in style.  More info and tickets available at brewyearseve.com.

What: Chi-Town Rising

Where: Hyatt Regency 151 E. Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL 60601

Cost: FREE street viewing, packages start at $99

The Hyatt, Chicago the band, NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago are taking over New Year’s Eve downtown with live performances, festivities and a star countdown.  While the party is free for those braving the outdoors, packages are available for a private party in the hotel.  For more ticket info visit chi-townrising.com.

What: Chicago Scene New Year’s Eve Party

Where: The Drake Hotel |140 E Walton Pl. Chicago, IL 60611

Cost: Packages start at $175, VIP $195

While Drake the rapper might not be making an appearance to this NYE’s party, you’ll feel like you “started from the bottom now you’re here” with all of the food and liquor at your disposal.  VIP tickets include a premium buffet in the ticket pricing.  These are advance ticket prices and they will increase pricing the closer it gets to the date.  For more info and to purchase tickets visit newyearsdrakehotelchicago.com.

What: Chicago Resolution Gala at Navy Pier Grand Ballroom

Where: Navy Pier 600 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611

Cost: Packages start at $99, $198 per couple

Start 2016 off with a bang.  At Navy Pier you’ll have premium views of the holiday’s fireworks.  DJs galore, food stations with a variety of options and alcohol for days.  For the location, grub and booze, this is easily one of the better priced NYE events.  Celebrate the night Chicago-style.  Tickets and more info can be found at: chitownevents.com/events/the-4th-annual-chicago-resolution-gala.

What: A Romantic New Year

Where: Geja’s Café, 340 W. Armitage Ave. Chicago, IL 60614

Cost: $85 – $105 per person

Looking for a special way to show the one you love that you only want to spend the New Year’s with them? Take them to Geja’s Café, where romance blossoms in the private seating of your own fondue party.  Geja’s is known for its romantic atmosphere and is offering a special NYE package for you to get cozy with that special someone.  All guests will enjoy a four-course fondue dinner complete with cheese fondue appetizer, Geja’s Salad, Jumbo Shrimp, Beef Tenderloin and Lobster entrée and Geja’s famous, decadent-flaming chocolate dessert fondue.  The evening’s packages also include sparkling wine and tax and gratuity.

•  5:00 p.m. seating is $85 per person and includes a glass of Scharffenberger Cellars Brut.

•  7:30 p.m. seating is $95 per person and includes a glass of Scharffenberger Cellars Brut Rosé.

  10:00 p.m. seating is $105 per person and includes a glass of Roederer Estate Brut and party favors galore for the countdown to midnight.

To make a reservation, call 773.281.9101 or visit www.gejascafe.com.



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