Beer-Centric New Year's Eve, Part 2

Again, some last-minute possibilities for your celebration. Call ahead and take a chance. You never know!


8:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. Moonshine's NYE Party
Moonshine Brewing Co., 1824 W. Division St., Chicago (773) 862-8686
To mark the New Year, Moonshine is turning back the clock to the Roaring 20s, when the hooch flowed as free and easy as the swinging good times. Moonshine invites you to dress the part (or not), and enjoy the following: Full open premium bar from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. (cash bar thereafter) featuring classic Roaring 20s cocktails and house-brewed Moonshine beer. Lavish full dinner buffet featuring a carving station and the hearty, contemporary American creations of executive chef Matthew Wilde DJs Ryan Ross and Greg Bauer spinning all night Champagne toast at midnight. TICKETS: $85 for advance ticket sales, $90 at door if available. Moonshine Brewing Company will also be open on New Year’s Day for a special New Year’s Day brunch and Bowl Game viewing.

8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. New Years Eve 2011
Sheffield's Beer and Wine Garden, 3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL
$85 advance ticket ($100 on the night) includes: Premium Open Bar from 8:00 p.m.- 1:00 a.m. Craft Beer & Cocktails Passed Appetizers from 9:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Party Favors, Champagne Toast at midnight, Free Coat Check, Live DJ/ We have added a 3rd private party room, our "Garden Room" that has a retractable roof over half of our Beer Garden, and so we can now accommodate even more group sizes, large or small. Email us at for more information. Facebook

9:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. A Craft Beer New Year's Eve with Maria's
Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar, 960 W. 31st St., Chicago (773) 890-0588
Maria's & Co-Prosperity Sphere invite you to a Craft Beer New Year's Eve Party:

Co-Prosperity Sphere • 3219 S Morgan Street. $40 This will be an Epic All You Can Drink Craft Beer Party. It includes the best beers of the season, an all you eat banquet of food catered by Maria’s, a bubbly toast, and a rare draft bar along with some other secret stuff. Enjoy live musical performances by the Chandeliers, Valis, Deep Sleep, Beats, and Sich Mang. And dance with the sonic libations of the Sonorama DJ Collective and DJ Le Deuce. Admission to the party is $40. Admission can be paid via Paypal, atMaria’s, or at the door. Featured Beers at Co-Prosperity Sphere: Dogfish Head Bitches Brew, 120 Minute, Burton Baton, Tahenket, Immort Ale, Chicory Stout, and Raison D’Etre; Three Floyds Gumball Head and Alpha King; Half Acre/Lumpen The Chairman; Half Acre Daisy Cutter and Avena Sativa; Stone IPA and Vertical Epic 11.11.11.

Maria’s will be also open for a sister party with no cover charge. We will enter the new year with an insane tap line-up. Maria’s will be serving: Dogfish Head Bitches Brew, Hellhound, Fort and Immort Ale; Half Acre/Lumpen The Chairman; Founders Backwoods Bastard; Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti; Three Floyds Jinx Proof; Stone Double Bastard; Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela; and more. Buy a ticket to the party via paypal. We will keep your name on the RSVP ticket list. You must be 21 or over and show your ID for entry.

9:00 p.m. Harrigan's $25 Open Bar New Years Eve W Ronnie "Elvis" Vegas!!!
Harrigan's on Halsted, 2816 N. Halsted, Chicago (773) 248-5933
Ring in the new year with your friends at Harrigan's! World famous Elvis impersonator Ronnie Vegas will be performing and helping us count down to midnight, and we are offering $25 for all you can drink well drinks and domestic drafts from 9:00 p.m. until midnight! Take advantage of this great deal, or just come on by for a cash bar and enjoy the FREE SHOW from Ronnie "Elvis" Vegas! Facebook

9:00 p.m. New Year's Eve at Goose Island Wrigleyville
Goose Island Wrigleyville, 3535 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 832-9040
Cost: $75-$85 Celebrate New Year's Eve 2012 with Chicago's Craft Beer at the ONLY Brewpub in Wrigleyville! NYE package includes all Draft Beer, Premium Liquor, Wine, Champagne Toast, Appetizers, DJ & Dancing Ticket prices: Online discount: $85/each until 12/30, Day of & at door: $95/each. Purchase tickets on

11:00 p.m. After Your Bedtime NYE at O&E
Owen and Engine, 2700 N Western, Chicago (773) 235-2930
Remember when mom picked your sleepy head up from the arm of the couch and tucked you into bed then went back down to the party? Well, guess what, you're old enough now to mix it up with the adults. Wear a lampshade on your head, tell that one joke you know over and over again, we won't judge you. We will, however, keep your whistle wet with specialty cocktails for the occasion, finest kind beers, and a seemingly endless supply of all the victuals you love to make sure 2012 doesn't start off with an "Oh, Dang." $75 all you can drink and eat. Facebook


8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. New Year's Eve at Limestone
Limestone Brewing Co., 12337 S. Rte. 59, Plainfield, IL (815) 577-1900
Dance in 2012 with Chicago Music Machine! Call for details. Taking reservations now (make sure you tell your friends).

8:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. New Year's Eve with Ordinary Outcast
Mickey Finn's Brewery & Pub Food, 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, LL (847) 362-6688
Join Mickey Finn's with special musical guest Ordinary Outcast for a New Year's Eve extravaganza! $60 per person (or $55 for ten or more), for open top shelf bar, heavy apps (don't eat dinner!), balloon drop, champagne toast featuring rot gut cheap champagne. Live DJ too in between sets. Best deal in town. Why so cheap? Because I don't like being ripped off on NYE either. Tickets must be purchased at Mickey Finn's or by phone. We are only selling 185 tickets...when they are gone they gone, so don't wait.

9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. New Years Eve at Rock Bottom Warrenville
Rock Bottom Warrenville, 28256 Diehl Rd., Warrenville, IL (630) 836-1380
Details here. $80 Per Person. Party & Hotel: $255 per couple at the Hilton Garden Inn. Includes 2 tickets and shuttle to and from the hotel. Tickets are limited and we WILL sell OUT! Features live music, premium open bar, full appetizer buffet 9:00 p.m.- Midnight. Complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. To buy tickets visit  To reserve a hotel room at the Hilton Garden Inn call 630-393-3223 For any further questions feel free to call us at 630-836-1380.

10:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. NYE at BrickStone
BrickStone Brewery, 557 Latham Drive, Bourbonnais, IL (815) 936-9277
Ring in the new year with DJ Brandon Casey & DJ Scizl at BrickStone! Dance to their beats all night long while you enjoy: Premium Open Bar from 10:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Ice Bar, Champagne Toast, Party Favors, Complimentary Hors D'Oeuvres, Complimentary Shuttle Service to local neighborhoods. Package price $60. Must be 21+ with two valid forms of ID Proper attire required. Interested in reserving a table for bottle service? Contact 815-936-9277. Facebook

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    The intimate setting at Fish and Farm is perfect for groups who want to celebrate the San Francisco, California New Years in style. This down town venue is not only a terrific option for dinner but also a great venue to ring in the New Year with a touch of class. Starting at 10 pm there will be an intimate soiree featuring an open bar new years eve party with drinks prepared by the award winning mixology team, a Champagne Toast featuring Taittinger Champagne, and a DJ playing a variety of your favorite tunes as you dance the night away.

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