Things to do for December 30, 2010

The Weekender

Midnight Burgers, Champagne and Your First Big Decision of 2011

The weekend is all about big finishes.

Thursday
Whiskey and House at Loft Six Ten
HOUSE DRINKS

Whiskey and House at Loft Six Ten

As you might know, New Year’s Eve is tomorrow, and you don’t want to go in unprepared. So practice tonight with $5 bourbon, half-price appetizers and some sweaty house music... exactly what you left for Santa last week.

Thursdays, 9pm, Loft Six Ten, 1332 N Milwaukee Ave, 773-904-8615

Friday
New Year’s at DMK Burger
BURGERTIME

New Year’s at DMK Burger

Since you’re pretty agnostic when it comes to your bubbly, keep this beer-and-burger party on your list for midnight mayhem. There’s an open bar, and they’ll be debuting breakfast burgers after midnight. You like to get a jump on the first brunch of the year.

Dec 31, 9pm, $50 and $75, DMK Burger, 2954 N Sheffield Ave, 773-360-8686

James Bond New Year’s Eve at Cuvée
BONDED OUT

James Bond New Year’s Eve at Cuvée

If you must be covered in something French tonight, bring your finest cuffs to this champagne-soaked James Bond–themed New Year’s bash. Okay, the formal attire is optional, but semiformal is mandatory. Arriving with Ursula Andress in a bikini is acceptable for the former.

Dec 31, 9pm, $145, Cuvée, 308 W Erie St, 312-202-9221

Saturday
Endless Mimosas and Polish Sausages
WHERE TO HANG

Endless Mimosas and Polish Sausages

The first day of 2011 and you’re already facing tough choices. First: there’s the whole “Two-Thousand-Eleven” or “Twenty-Eleven” thing. Then, the bottomless Bloody Mary or bottomless mimosa debacle. Finally, Polish sausage or duck confit as your morning-after relief. Choose wisely—your year depends on it.

Jan 1-2, 9am-3:30pm, Lokal, 1904 W North Ave, 773-904-8113

Bottomless Bloodys and Fried Bananas
BLOODY SATURDAY

Bottomless Bloodys and Fried Bananas

New Year’s Eve was fun, but really just a prelude for what a whole nation has been anxiously awaiting: National Bloody Mary Day. This velvety den will have an endless supply for you, as well as fried bananas, breakfast tacos and cheddar biscuits—the traditional Bloody Mary Day feast.

Jan 1-2, 10am-3:30pm, The Red Canary, 695 N Milwaukee Ave, 312-846-1475

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