Two important facts you probably weren't aware of: 1) Some male lions mate more than 50 times a day, and 2) December 21st is the longest night of the year (we're talking 15hrs of straight darkness), which also makes it the perfect chance to celebrate what should be the "Best Night of Your Life", assuming you spend it hitting the city's best Thrillist-approved happy hour spots, cocktail bars, and dives, 'til the sun pops back up. Check out our picks for Chicago's eight best party dinner spots below, and make sure to fully map out a perfect evening with our itinerary builder.
This larger-than-life pan-Latino hotspot is home to seven (!) private party rooms, and a menu that’s every bit as vibrant as its patrons (and walls). Pro-tip: order the ceviche and margaritas. Several times.