Northwest Suburban New Year's Eve Party Guide

A list of bars and restaurants hosting parties or dinners on New Year's Eve.

Arlington Heights

Carlos and Carlos http://carlosandcarloschicago.com/

Reservations starting at 5 p.m. offering regular dinner menu selections. A DJ and dancing starts at 9:30 p.m. with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Call 847-259-2600.


Atlantis Banquets http://www.atlantisbanquets.com/new-years-eve.php

‘A Night in Vienna’ Strolling violinist, seven course dinner, open bar, concert by Viennese Symphony of Chicago, dancing, champagne toast, party favors and sweet/fruit table. Call 847-693-1119.


Clementi’s http://clementirestaurant.com/

Dinner alone, and dinner/alcohol packages available while The Fair Lanes perform hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Late night packages also available. Starting at 8:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. Call 847-253-3544.


Palm Court www.​palmcourt.​net/

Open for regular dinner service, with seatings from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. with a piano player. Call 847-870-7770.



McGonigal’s Pub will host its 3rd annual New Year’s Eve party from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. This year, The Annex, the home of the former Park Avenue Wine Bar will also be in on the fun. Gareth Woods will perform live music for patrons in the pub and there will be additional music in other areas. Prime Rib Dinner package is $85/person, Party Drink Package is $48/person. For reservations and additional information, call 847-277-7400.


Grayslake/Gurnee/Round Lake Beach

The Vine Martini & Wine Bar

101 Center St., Grayslake

(847) 543-0900


Annual New Year's Eve Dinner and Party

Doors open 7 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m.

5-course dinner paired with wine, live blues/folk music, balloon drop, champagne toast.

Tickets $195 per couple or $100 single, includes wine and gratuity

Call or stop in for tickets.


Dress Up & Dance (Lake County's first non-alcoholic adult night club)

34121 N. Route 45, Grayslake

(847) 543-4563


New Year's Eve Party

Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Black and white attire

Appetizers, entertainment, raffles, dancing

$25 per person


Kristof's New Year's Eve Bowling Packages

Kristof's Entertainment Center

421 W. Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach


Call (847) 546-2512

Choose from 2 bowling packages for New Year's Eve fun. Option 1: 3 Hours of unlimited bowling from 6pm-9pm, 1 large pizza and 1 pitcher of soda or beer. Cost is $40.00 per lane. Option 2: 3 hours of unlimited bowling from 10pm-1am, l large pizza, 1 pitcher of soda or beer, champagne toast, live music and party favors. Cost is $50.00 per lane. Reservations required with payment due at time of reservations.


Toukie's New Year's Eve Beach Party at KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

1700 Nations Drive, Gurnee

(877) 360-0403


Monday December 31, 2012 -

Tuesday January 01, 2013

Ride a wave into the new year with the only beach party found in northeastern Illinois. Join this rockin' and rollin' island for a celebration to remember. KeyLime Cove is your KEY to a Happy New Year. Package includes includes accommodations in a luxurious, island-inspired suite or stateroom, Admission to Lost Paradise Indoor Waterpark, Stilt walker, balloon artist, face painter, New Year's Eve Dinner Buffet (4pm-10pm), Balloon drop at 10 p.m. in the Arcade, a Balloon drop at midnight on Duval Street, New Year's Eve entertainment live music and New Year's Day Breakfast Buffet (7am-1pm). Rates starting at $299.95 for two guests. Please visit website for restrictions.


Lake Zurich

Beelow's Steakhouse will have New Years Eve on the closed heated patio, starting at 9 p.m. The cost is $15 per person and includes live music, appetizer buffet and champagne toast at midnight. Beelow's will even provide a bus ride home at midnight, 1 or 2 a.m. Call for reservations at 847-540-0600


D & J Bistro will have a special “Party Sitting” at 9:30 p.m. The four-course meal and a glass of bubbly Rose costs $87.50.  DJ Scot will entertain until 2 a.m. Call 847-438-8001 for reservations.


Julio’s Cuccina Latina is offering a $170 hotel package that includes one night stay at the Holiday Inn and Suites, free shuttle service to and from restaurant, complementary breakfast, dinner for two at Julio’s and bottle of champagne in the room. Julio’s menu will include a special version of the regular menu and there will be dinner and dance music by Karl Neurater.



Mickey Finn's in Libertyville will hold a special New Year's Eve event in the Amber Room. The event will feature an open bar from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m., heavy appetizers and a champagne toast. Entertainment will be provided by Samadhi Vibe. Tickets are $60 in advance or $75 at the door. Mickey Finn's advises that the New Year's Eve party often sells out, so it's best to buy tickets in advance. Mickey Finn's will be open for lunch on Dec. 31, but the dining room will close around 3:30 p.m. The bar will be open all day and night.


Buffalo Grove

New Years Eve at Prairie House Tavern

Saturday, December 29 - Monday, December 31, 2012

Prairie House Tavern, http://­www.­prairie­housetavern.­com 

2710 Main St., Buffalo Grove 

A special New Years Eve Dinner featuring Grilled Filet Mignon or a 12- ounce Rib Eye Steak will be offered along with regular menu and drink specials. Karaoke starts at 9 p.m. and they will ring in the New Year with a champagne toast and a $100 cash drawing. Call 847-415-2255.



Smith Street Station http://www.smithstreetstation.com/

Entertainment by the Rick Embach Duo, Top Shelf Bar Package, Gourmet appetizers, champagne toast and party favors. Call 847-358-0724.


Durty Nellie’s www.durtynellies.com

Entertainment by Talking Heads tribute band; This Must be the Band.  Includes general admission and VIP packages. Call 847-358-9150 for ticket information.


Gianni’s Café www.gianniscafe.com

Serving Lobster Tails, Fish specials, Surf & Turf in addition to signature dishes. Three seatings; 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Call 847-991-1416.


Emmett’s www.emmettsalehouse.com

Three different dinner specials to choose from including beef wellington, filet and lobster tail and twin lobster tails. Call 847-359-1533. 


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