It’s the party to end all parties, the last champagne toast before the start of a new year, the eve of a fresh start, or just another excuse to get it in one last time before 2013! Whatever New Year’s Eve means to you, ChicagoPride.com's Terrence Chappell has gathered a roundtable of five NYE partie

Chappell's Top Ten: NYE Roundtable

ChicagoPride.com
December 27, 2012

It’s the party to end all parties, the last champagne toast before the start of a new year, the eve of a fresh start, or just another excuse to get it in one last time before 2013! Whatever New Year’s Eve means to you, ChicagoPride.com's Terrence Chappell has gathered a roundtable of five NYE parties around the city that will send you into 2013 with good friends, in good spirits, and of above all lots of champagne! For a full list of NYE events in and out of Boystown, check CalendarQ.

An Evening of Opulence: NYE 2013
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You simply can’t go wrong with a premium open bar, passed fare and a dessert buffet to the backdrop of one of my personal favorite DJs, DJ Madrid. Now, for $150, lifestyle branding company Genuine Entertainment and local PR go-to Monika Dixon welcome guests to just that, a no-fuss, glam NYE celebration. RSVP.

Who’s hosting: Genuine Entertainment and Monkia Dixon Public Relations Invite You to Welcome The New Year With Glam and Style at N9NE Steakhouse
Where: 440 W. Randolph
The Hood: West Loop
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Converses and jeans or black slacks and dress shoes? Black-tie optional.
Where Do I RSVP: http://nyeopulence.eventbrite.com


NYE at Public Chicago
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Celebrate New Year’s in one of famous hotelier Ian Schrager’s newest real estate imports. Enjoy a 4-hour premium open bar, passed hor d’oeurves and dessert, and of course tap it off with a champagne toast at midnight. Opt for a stay in one of the boutique hotel’s affordable, signature rooms if you can’t make it home – no judgment here! RSVP.

Who’s hosting: Public Chicago
Where: 1301 North State Parkway
The Hood: River North
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Converses and jeans or black slacks and dress shoes? Shine those shoes!
Where Do I RSVP: https://events.publichotels.com/tickets


Entrepreneur's Eve 2012
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Social fixture Benjamin Newby and other tastemakers and entrepreneurs are welcoming guests to a more exclusive and upscale approach to bringing in the New Year. With three live simultaneous DJ sets, an open bar of specialty Hennessy Black cocktails by Newby, food, an in-house casino, guests will enjoy the city’s annual New Year’s fireworks indoors complemented with a panoramic view of the city. General admission tickets are $200 per person while VIP tickets are $325 per person. May sound like a hefty price, but the NYE celebration is also functioning as a fundraiser as the proceeds from the night will go to benefit The H Foundation and cancer research. So, bring in the new year and give back!

Who’s hosting: Entrepreneur’s Eve 2012 at The Adler Planetarium
Where: 1300 South Lake Shore Drive
The Hood: Lakeshore East
Time: 8:00p.m. – 1:00a.m.
Converses and jeans or black slacks and dress shoes? Be sure to dry clean your black dress or suit before the event.
Where Do I RSVP: http://entrepreneurseve2012.eventbrite.com


New Year's Eve at HUB 51
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It may not exactly be a New Year’s Eve party pick. However, HUB51’s New Year’s Day all-you-can-eat brunch is a sure way to cure that foreboding hangover. For $30 (excluding tax and gratuity), expect the usual brunch suspects of French toast, HUB51’s famous short rib eggs benedict, signature sushi rolls, and Martha’s famous carrot cake. For those that wish to keep the party going, sip on $6 Bloody Marys and $6 River North mimosas.

Who’s hosting: Hub 51
Where: 51 West Hubbard
The Hood: River North
Time: 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Converses and jeans or black slacks and dress shoes? Whatever you wore the night
before.
Where Do I RSVP: Just show up!


RPM Italian NYE
If you fancy a more laid-back NYE celebration, treat yourself to the culinary delights of executive chef Doug Psaltis paired with the custom creations of mixologist Paul McGee. And if you feel the urge to go out afterwards, you’ll be at the center gem of everything in River North. It’s a win win!

Who’s hosting: RPM Italian
Where: 52 W. Illinois
The Hood: River North
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Converses and jeans or black slacks and dress shoes? No need to bring out the tux but be sure to still dress as your usual stylish self.
Where Do I RSVP: Guests can call the restaurant at 312-222-1888


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