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New Year’s Parties. Here Are the Right Ones.

The time: 11:59:59pm, December 31, 2014. The objective: An unhinged room, unreasonable amounts of champagne and a kiss from a lovely stranger. The place: TBD. Regarding that last item: We have some ideas.

Get in Here, It’s 1979
PUBLIC HOTEL

Get in Here, It’s 1979

You require: A disco-y free-for-all.
You’ll receive: A Halston-era party with champagne, disco, dinner in the Pump Room and the option to upgrade your evening with a surf and turf dinner for 50 people and two nights in the Frank Sinatra Suite. He’s doing it your way this time.

Little Gambling. Little Funk. Fun.
HENRY’S SWING CLUB

Little Gambling. Little Funk. Fun.

You require: Ample opportunities to let it ride/get funky.
You’ll receive: Blackjack, roulette and poker tables, cocktails, sliders and a live funk band to which you should dance with great fervor. Bonus points for saying the word “fervor” out loud at least once.

When Outer Space and Champagne Collide
CHOP SHOP/1ST WARD

When Outer Space and Champagne Collide

You require: Something a little strange.
You’ll receive: A space-themed evening of art, light shows and decor that includes bioluminescent marine life. It’s all designed to transport you to another world. If that doesn’t work, there are two full bars.

Well if It Isn’t a Basement Tiki Option
THREE DOTS AND A DASH

Well if It Isn’t a Basement Tiki Option

You require: An island retreat. Rum. Strange glassware.
You’ll receive: A luau buffet in a basement tiki bar. Drinks will be flaming. Chicken will be Thai fried. You and your friends will be dancing and drinking flaming drinks and eating Thai fried chicken. Not necessarily in that order.

If You Must Go Full Blowout: Here
SHAY

If You Must Go Full Blowout: Here

You require: Terrifying quantities of champagne, if there is such a thing.
You’ll receive: A sparkling new club in which you will be presented with a buffet, a midnight toast and the option to purchase giant bottles of champagne in always-convenient three-liter form. Nice to have options.

Dec 31, 8pm-1am, $115-$3,000, Shay, 222 W Ontario St, 312-374-4683, tickets here

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