Because December 31st would be too warm elsewhere, you decided to ring in 2013 in gloomy, ice-covered Chicago. No matter, we’ve brought you the undeniably hottest list of New Year’s Eve parties the Windy City has to offer, guaranteed to defrost your post-holiday blues and get your blood flowing with booze. Click over to our latest Top List, Top Chicago New Year’s Eve Parties to Welcome 2013, and dance the year away in style.
The Chicago celeb is a rare creature …
1. The Underground (Near North Side) – Everyone who’s anyone has stepped their pedicured feet through the ironclad doors, partying their asses off ’til 4 a.m. 2. Gibsons Steakhouse (North Side) – Politicos and tourists gather for big steaks, great service, and live piano music at this Chicago institution. 3. Smart Bar (Wrigleyville) – Rockers and their groupies congregate here after a show at Metro.
4. The Peninsula (Gold Coast) – If a feature is being filmed in Chicago, then this hotel is where its tars are slipping out the back. 5. Rockit Bar and Grill (North Side) – Name the famous faces sinking their teeth into a Rockit Burger or shooting stick upstairs behind a velvet rope.
Just one night? Alright then. Here’s what you do in the Near North Side
Cocktails Martini Park – They’re bringing the after-work scene back with a live-music focus and extensive martini menu.
Dine Topolobampo/Frontera Grill – Topolobampo for when you want the food of the gods; Frontera Grill when you want a chance of being seated without the patience of one.
After-Dinner Drinks NV Penthouse Lounge – When workers head home for the day, guests come out to play at this lounged located on the top floor of an office building.
Late Night The Underground – Bomb-sheltered themed VIP lounge caters to super celebrities.