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Event Wed Dec 08 2010

What are You Doing New Year's?

I'm not sure yet where I'll be watching the ball drop this December 31st, and if you're not either, we've got a round-up of some good options here in the city. Some are nice sit-down dinner affairs with beverage pairings, and others are open bars that happen to have food. Not everyone has announced their parties yet though, so if we missed something or it was announced justnow, feel free to post it in the comments.

DMK Burger Bar, 2954 N. Sheffield, 773.360.8686
Price: $50 to hang at the bar, $75 for a table all night
Food: burgers, fries, shakes and other goodies will be passed all evening
Booze: open bar (craft beer and house cocktails)
Time: starts at 9pm

Revolution Brewing, 2323 N. Milwaukee,
Price: Family Party - $40/adult, $10/kid; Adult Party - $100/adult
Food: Carving station with leg of lamb and prime rib, Fried kobocha squash arancini, Oysters on the half shell, Braised tuscan kale with chestnuts, sunchokes and lemon, Smoked gouda & black truffle mac and cheese, Blackberry & lemon chess bars, Baracus Caramel Corn, more
Booze: open bar of 10+ house beers, wine, liquor, champagne toast (also includes a first taste of their Baracus Imperial Stout)
Extra: Gratuity included, coat check
Time: Family Party - 5-7pm; Adult Party - 8pm-1am

Old Town Social, 455 W. North Ave, 312.266.2277
Price: $90 General Admission, $125 VIP
Food: house made charcuterie and apps, late night snack of mini house-made hot dogs
Booze: Miller Lite, Miller High Life, Bud Light, Budweiser & Amstel Light Bottles, several Micro and European Drafts, midnight champagne toast
Extra: party favors
Time: 8pm - 2am

Avec, 615 W. Randolph, 312.377.2008
Price: 5 course prix fixe - $50
Food: trio of antipasti, winter chicory with chicken liver mousse, whole skatewing with pork belly cassoulet, cauliflower raviolini, dessert TBA
Booze: beverage pairing - $25
Time: seatings begin at 5pm

Ruxbin Kitchen, 851 N. Ashland, 312.624.8509
Price: 4 course prix fixe - $55
Food: oysters, lobster, filet or halibut, dessert
Booze: BYOB
Time: call for available times

Sprout, 1417 W. Fullerton, 773.348.0706
Price: $200
Food: 10 course "countdown"
Booze: wine pairings included
Time: 7:30pm, call to reserve

Faith & Whiskey, 1365 W. Fullerton, tickets here
Price: tickets are $75
Food: catered food buffet
Booze: premium alcohol, beer, and wine (shots not included, $5/ea.), champagne toast
Extra: Special K (KISS 103.5 DJ) spins from 9p-2a, party favors, coat check
Time: booze package is from 8pm-1:30am

Evil Olive, 1551 W. Division, 773.276.7582
Price: $60 if purchase by December 10th
Food: dinner buffet
Booze: 4 hour premium open bar (9pm - 1am), champagne at midnight
Extra: DJS Zebo, Marco Morales, Popstatic, & Konsept; balloon drop, party favors; free admission to after-party until 4am; group discounts for 20+ people
Time: 9pm

Kith & Kin, 1119 W. Webster, 773.472.7070
Price: 4 course menu - $58
Food: four courses - chicken liver pate, fried pickle salad, smoked oyster; celery root soup; mushroom pappardelle/crawfish etouffee/horseradish bbq shortribs; cinnamon roll
Booze: wine pairing - $32
Time: no time listed, reservations required

Black Rock Pub, 3614 N. Damen, 773.348.4044
Price: $60 if purchased by Dec. 17th
Food: appetizer buffet
Booze: top shelf open bar, champagne toast
Time: 8pm - close

The Bristol, 2152 N. Damen, 773.862.5555
Price: 4 course dinner - $49/person
Food: crab with soft boiled egg cream, buratta, sunchoke arancini; hand rolled garganelli; daube of beef/gratinee of diver scallop/steamed vegetable package; chocolate chip semifreddo
Booze: not included
Time: call for reservations

Ceres Table, 4882 N. Clark, 773.878.4882
Price: $45 first seating, $65 second seating
Food: 3 courses first seating, 5 courses second seating with sparkling wine at midnight
Booze: not listed
Time: 5-7:30pm first seating, 8pm - midnight second seating

Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon, 773.465.9801
Price: 4 course dinner - $55
Food: celery root soup, oysters, roasted squash salad; ricotta agnolotti with sweet potato puree/country fried quail/shrimp and grits; butter poached lobster/farm steak/wild mushroom risotto; black pepper crème brulee/chocolate napoleons
Booze: wine pairing - $20
Time: no time listed, reservations required

Rockit Wrigley, 3700 N. Clark,
Rockit River North, 22 W. Hubbard,
Price: $75/95
Food: passed hors d'oeuvres, dinner buffet
Booze: open bar, champagne toast
Extra: balloon drop, party favors, 20% off brunch New Year's Day
Time: 8pm

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GladVaker / December 8, 2010 3:00 PM

Great idea, i love the Rockit Wrigley, Happy New Year

Jen / December 8, 2010 7:20 PM

You see what I said about last-minute? Lula posted theirs 30 minutes ago: New Year's Eve, Italian Style.

jen / December 12, 2010 12:38 PM

Rocking Horse in Logan Square's party, too.

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