With 2017 coming to an end, ring in the New Year in style with some of Chicago’s most sought-after soirees. Whether you’re craving a prix fixe dinner at a Michelin Star restaurant or want to dance until the early hours of the morning, ChicagoMOD has rounded up the can’t-miss parties to ring in 2018. Cheers!
Co-founded by Susan Sarandon, SPiN is River North’s newest and hottest spot and their New Year’s Eve party is sure to bring a new, hip twist on the iconic holiday. The space’s heated patios, private lounges, dance floor and extensive bars will be filled with premium food and alcohol, DJs, ping pong tables and interactive stations as well as Chicago’s best and brightest looking to send 2017 out with a bang (and a champagne toast, too, of course). 344 N. State Street, 773-635-9999
Looking for a quieter celebration but not willing to sacrifice on the style? Then look no further than Alinea’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Chicago’s only three Michelin Starred restaurant is serving up a 14-16 course menu that is focused on a multi-sensory experience. While tables for parties of six are already sold out, there’s still space for smaller groups. Be sure to make reservations soon to get in on the best meal of 2017. 1723 N. Halsted St., 312-867-0110
End 2017 on a high note at the Architectural Artifacts “antique shop” will be transformed into a unique and dazzling party space complete with fun photo ops, a wine bar, five signature cocktails, a late night pizza bar and of course a wide selection of beer; specifically 25 brews from 10 different Chicago breweries. There is certainly not a more whimsical way to ring in the new year! 325 N. Ravenswood Ave., 773-348-0622
This sixth annual gala has all the makings of an incredible night. Navy Pier’s Aon Grand Ballroom is suited up for the big night with multiple DJs, including DJ Metro, official DJ to the Chicago Bulls, 30 bars spread throughout the venue and multiple gourmet buffets. When midnight strikes, Aon’s panoramic windows offer the perfect spot to view Chicago’s spectacular fireworks show as you party, so you can truly start the new year off having it all. Navy Pier Ballroom – 600 E. Grand Ave., 312-595-5300
This party is the place to see and be seen. Voted Chicago’s best New Year’s Eve celebration by Good Morning America, NBC and Redeye Chicago, the Drake pulls out all the stops for the Windy City’s longest running New Year’s Eve Party. Three thousand guests, forty bars, five ballroom spaces, the city’s best DJs and a chef selected buffet and Hors d’Oeuvres are just the basics for the night. Add on a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast for the most glamorous start to your 2018. 140 E. Walton Pl., 312-787-2200