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Food & Drink

New Year’s Eve Plates and Parties

Where to spend the last night of the year

chicago new year’s eve guide!

Start chilling the champagne. It’s time to kiss 2013 goodbye.

What: HotChocolate
Why: Say au revoir with a French-themed meal inspired by chef Mindy Segal’s recent honeymoon in the City of Lights. Think lobster bisque, steak frites, and tiramisu Napoleon.
When: Dinner, 6, 6:30, 8:30 & 9 p.m.
Where: 1747 N. Damen Ave., at Willow St. Reservations ($60-$75 per person, not including optional beverage pairing) to 773-489-1747.

What: RM Champagne Salon
Why: Surround yourself with endless bottles of bubbly, and partake of party favors, a free midnight toast, and late-night nibbles.
When: Party, 9 p.m.
Where: 116 N. Green St., at W. Randolph St. Tickets ($95) at eventbrite.com.

What: Chop Shop
Why: Head to the back (1st Ward) to hear twelve-piece band The Gold Coast All Stars plus a set by DJ Hey Champ and friends. Light food and seated VIP dinner options available.
When: Dinner, 7-9 p.m.; party, 8 p.m.
Where: 2033 W. North Ave., at Hoyne Ave. Tickets ($125-$200) at ticketfly.com.

What: Ada St.
Why:
This Vinyls and Victuals party is a music-meal mash-up. Guests select an animal or vegetable prix fixe menu (and go gluten free) and set the mood by choosing songs from the restaurant’s vinyl collection.
When: Dinner seatings, 6:30-10 p.m.
Where: 1664 N. Ada St., b/t W. Wabansia Ave. & W. Concord Pl. Reservations ($60-$80) to 773-697-7069.

What: Underground Girl & the Goat
Why: Treat yourself to a private seven-course dinner plus drinks, followed by unlimited access to food, booze, and a DJ upstairs on the main floor.
When: Dinner, 8:30-11 p.m.
Where: 809 W. Randolph St., at Halsted St. Tickets ($250) at 312-492-6262.

What: Redmoon Theater’s New Year’s Revolution
Why:
Wine served by “wine bikes,” beer served by “kegways,” Katherine Anne Confections truffles delivered by hot air balloons, and a champagne chandelier with an aerial acrobat in the middle.
When: Party, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:
2120 S. Jefferson St., b/t W. 21st St. & W. Cermak Rd. Tickets ($100-$150) at 312-850-8440 ext. 123 or redmoon.org.

What: UP Comedy Club
Why: New sketch comedy show “Miracle on Wells Street” gives you one last chance to laugh about the holiday hoopla.
When: Shows, 7 & 9 p.m.
Where: 230 W. North Ave., at Wells St., 3rd flr. Tickets ($55-$64) at 312-662-4562 or upcomedyclub.com.

What: Homestead on the Roof
Why: The farm-to-table rooftop restaurant offers two seatings to a multicourse meal starring a cheese course, loup de mer, and quail egg salad.
When: Five-course seating, 6 p.m.; eight-course seating with midnight champagne toast, 9 p.m.
Where: 1924 W. Chicago Ave., at Winchester Ave., 2nd flr. (enter through West Town Bakery). Tickets ($130-$185, tax and gratuity included) at eventbrite.com.

What: Roof, in TheWit
Why: Take in 360-degree views of the city from 27 stories up at this masquerade party. Dancing and debauchery (in disguise) will ensue.
When: Party, 9 p.m.
Where: 201 N. State St., at E. Lake St. Tickets ($163 and up) at 312-239-9502 or roofonthewit.com/nye.

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LOCATIONS
230 W North Ave
@ Wells St, 3rd flr
Chicago, IL 60614
312-662-4562
2033 W North Ave
@ Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
773-537-4440
116 N Green St
@ W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
312-243-1199
1924 W Chicago Ave
@ Winchester Ave, 2nd flr
Chicago, IL 60622
773-904-1145
1664 N Ada St
bt Wabansia Ave & Concord Pl
Chicago, IL 60642
773-697-7069
809 W Randolph St
@ Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60607
312-492-6262
201 N State St
@ Lake St, in TheWit
Chicago, IL 60601
312-239-9501
2120 S Jefferson St
bt 21st St & Cermak Rd
Chicago, IL 60642
312-850-8440
1747 N Damen Ave
@ Willow St
Chicago, IL 60647
773-489-1747
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