If money isn’t an object and you’re really looking to impress, make sure to get tickets to ROOF on theWit’s ultra-classy Monte Carlo New Year’s Eve party. They’re bringing the French Riviera here to Chicago, complete with chef-crafted food, gaming tables for craps, poker, and blackjack, and a small army of acrobats that will be providing high-flying live entertainment the whole night. The evening will culminate in a G.H. Mumm champagne toast that will allow you, at least for one night, to pretend as if you can afford the Monte Carlo lifestyle.
For those who want to get weird...
Untitled Supper Club is one of the city's most unique venues, navigating a fine line between sexy, weird, and classy. It’s perfect. And if you can afford the price of admission, they’re going all out for New Year’s Eve. The Bootlegger’s Ball includes food and (of course) an open bar, featuring selections from an enormous library of whiskeys from around the world, but also includes entertainment by 40(!) burlesque dancers, aerialists, contortionists, magicians, and other variety performers. You won’t want to miss it.
Yes, really. DJ Van Paugam is going to be taking over Punch House on New Year’s Eve, spinning Japanese funk, disco, and city pop from the ‘70s and ‘80s all night. Given the meteoric rise of artists like Yung Bae, this genre is set to explode in popularity in 2020, If immersing yourself in the music borne from the Japanese financial boom of the early ‘80s wasn’t enough for you, Punch House is also offering table reservations that include a premium champagne punch that includes Hennessy cognac, Jamaican rum, curacao, rare black tea, orange and aromatic bitters, lemon, and (of course) Moët Impérial champagne. That $225 might seem a bit steep, but the punch serves seven, so if you do the math, it’s about $32 per person, making this one of the more inexpensive options on our list.
Cost: $0/$225 for champagne punch and table reservation