The best New Year’s events near River North

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There’s nothing like celebrating New Year’s Eve in downtown Chicago. From upscale galas in the city’s ritziest hotels, to chill hangouts in neighborhood dive bars, there’s a party for everyone. When you’re in River North, your choices seem almost limitless. With that many options, how do you choose? We’ve hand-picked the best celebrations, so you can find the perfect way to welcome 2018.

Chicago Social will have you SPiN-ning at their New Year’s Eve extravaganza. They’re taking over the River North ping pong nightclub for a full evening of fun. Tickets are $110 and provide a full four hours of open bar with premium liquors, up-scale appetizer stations, and a champagne toast at Midnight. They’ll also have live DJs spinning all night long and party favors so you can properly ring in the new year.

You’ll be sure to roll a strike when you celebrate New Year’s Eve at 10Pin Bowling Lounge. The upscale bowling alley is offering a $35 social package that includes two drink tickets and access to a light buffet and shared bowling lanes. You can also play ping pong, pool, and shuffleboard and can come in anytime you want. Get a group of up to eight people and you can get a Midnight Party Package. For $180, this is a great deal, since it includes unlimited bowling on your own private lane from 9pm to 1am, shoe rental, and a complimentary magnum of Pierre Delize French Bubbly.

If you’re looking for the “Wildest Party in River North,” Bar Louie has you covered. Tickets start at $99 and include full dinner buffet with items like boneless wings and Tuscan chicken pasta, and you can drink all night long with their premium drink package. They’ll also have a Midnight champagne toast and party favors. It’s hosted by Chicago Twenty Something, so expect a crowd that will definitely be ready to stay up all night long.

Siena Tavern is one of River North’s most popular restaurants, and with 10,000 square feet of space, it’s a great place to celebrate the end of 2017. Expect a blend of Old World comfort, drawing from their Italian focus, and a contemporary and upscale experience. There will be passed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, champagne, and a dessert hour.

There’s a party for everyone in River North, and these New Year’s Eve celebrations will help you bring in the new year just the way you like it. For even more parties and galas, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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