Chicago New Year's Craft Beer Weekend, December 31-January 2

Chicago New Year's Craft Beer Weekend, December 31-January 2

I have pulled together all the New Year’s events I could find from brewers or other places known for a good beer menu. Some of these events don’t mention beer, so use you judgment.

I also have notifications of weekend hours for other places, and a few notes on establishments that have closed down for the week due to staff testing for COVID. A couple of events have already been cancelled. So once again, if you are still planning your weekend, be sure to confirm the place will be open.

Closed for the Weekend

Flapjack Brewery Closed This Week
Flapjack Brewery, 6833 Stanley Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 637-4030 Map
Due to the recent increase in Covid cases, Flapjack Brewery is closed this week.
We’ll see you back on Wednesday Jan 5th!
Cheers to a great 2022!

CLOSED for Winter Break
Cigars & Stripes, 6715 W. Ogden Ave., Berwyn, IL (708) 484-1043 Map
Hello friends we will be CLOSED from Tuesday Dec, 28th 2021 and RE-OPEN on Tuesday Jan 4th 2022
Cigars and Stripes BBQ thanks you for a wonderful Holiday season we all need a break to do some catching up.
Have a safe NYE so we can see you in the new year to come
God Bless and whatever you please do DO NOT Drink and Drive
Ronnie and the crew at Stripes BBQ

New Year’s Eve, December 31

Prix Fixe Dinner at Hopvine
Hopvine Brewing Company, 4030 Fox Valley Center Dr., Aurora, IL (630) 229-6030 Map
There’s still time to get in on a great meal for NYE! But you gotta make the call or shoot us an email. Treat your significant other, do a couples night out, or just bring a bunch of friends.View the menu here.
Call 630-229-6030, or email events@hopvinebrew.com to make your reservations today.
We’ll also run a limited menu that night as well.

Hangar Two NYE
Hangar Two by Tangled Roots Brewing Co., 1100 N. Milwaukee Ave. Glenview, IL (847) 375-6986 Map
Make reservation by phone or at our website! Music from 9 pm to Midnight.

Byway Brewing Hours
Byway Brewing Co., 2825 Carlson Dr., Hammond, IN 219-844-5468 Map
CLOSING EARLY: December 31st at 5PM, January 2nd at 4PM

Wolfden Hours
Wolfden Brewing, 112 W. Lake St., Bloomingdale, IL (847) 610-5117 Map
We’re back open inside!
(Masks are mandatory!)
Open Friday 2-9pm
Closed Saturday
Sunday 12-7pm
For the remainder of winter, the Beer Garden will be an off leash dog zone any time we are open.

Two Brothers Tap House NYE
Two Brothers Tap House, 30W315 Calumet Ave, Warrenville, IL 630-393-2337 Map
Just $20.22:
1 Appetizer
1 Entree
1 Draft Beer
15% off beer and to-go merch

Fatpour Wolverines NYE
Fatpour Tap Works, 2005 W. Division St., Chicago 773-698-8940 Map
Hail to the Victors!
We’re ready to cheer on the Michigan Wolverines in our typical Fatpour style this NYE – hype videos, DJ, game sound, raffles, and your favorite mascot will be making an appearance.
Following the game, the party will continue as we ring in the New Year! We will be celebrating with confetti cannons, DJ, countdown, complimentary champagne for everyone, and a few more surprises.
Tickets are not necessary for the New Year celebration, we will be accepting walk-ins all night!
Cheers to a New Year and another Michigan Win

New Year’s Hours at Mikerphone Brewing
Mikerphone Brewing, 121 Garlisch Dr., Elk Grove Village, IL  Map
Weekend Hours:
Fri: NYE 11a-5p
Sat: NYD 1p-9p
Sun: 11a-6p
Mamma Mia Pizza will be joining us for our hangover party on New Year’s Day from 2p-6p/sellout, along with guest bartender Josh Craine

Lock and Mule NYE
Tangled Roots Brewing Co. Lock & Mule, 1025 S. State St., Lockport, IL 815-526-0825 Map
Make Your reservation with us! Music from 9 pm to Midnight.

New Year Countdown
Tapster Wicker Park, 2027 W. North Ave., Chicago (773) 661-2182 Map
& Tapster Lincoln Park, 2059 W. Wrightwood, Chicago (773) 549-4949 Map
No cover charge on New Year’s Eve.
Free champagne for midnight toast. Shot special. Giveaway!

8:00 am – 12:00 am • Bitter Pops Hours
Bitter Pops, 3345 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 773-857-7677 Map
Holiday Hours This Week
FRIDAY 12/31 8 AM – Midnight • BP KITCHEN OPEN 12 – 7 PM
SATURDAY 1/1 CLOSED. HAPPY NEW YEAR
SUNDAY 1/2 CLOSED. BACK OPEN JAN 3RD

9:00 am – 4:00 pm • Special Friday Beer Pickup at Energy City!
Energy City Brewing, 917 First St., Batavia, IL 630-597-5581 Map
Pick up time: FRIDAY, December 31st 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Please come inside with your 21+ ID verification to pick up your order.
Curbside pickup is available.
Proxies allowed with a copy of email receipt.
No refunds for unclaimed beer. 
See the available selection at shop.energycitybrewing.com.

10:00 am – 6:00 pm • Belgian Style NYE at Beer on the Wall
Beer on the Wall, 106 Main St., Park Ridge, IL 312-720-3732 Map
We’ve all been to the those New Year’s parties. You probably already have about 5 invites in your inbox and each one of them requires babysitters, waiting 20 minutes for an Uber with a 10x surge multiplier, or trying to hail a cab while simultaneously fighting off exactly 7 other people also trying to hail that same cab when it comes time to go home. SKIP IT! Join us for an alternative New Year…the Belgian New Year.
You already mostly celebrate New York’s New Year with ball drops and Seacrest so why not celebrate the New Year at 5pm CST (midnight in Brussels) and do as the Belgians do by indulging in Belgian and Belgian-inspired beers much more delicious and interesting than that $6 bottle of André you picked up at Jewel 20 minutes before your other party. We’ll stay open a little after 5pm so you can enjoy the merriment and joy of a New Year, but we’ll close up the shop by 6pm. You can then head out to another party, or just throw on your jammies and be asleep by 8pm, like we plan to do. Your call!
Draft List: Une Année Tripel • Chimay Grande Reserve •
Gueuzerie Tilquin Oude Mûre Tilquin à l’Ancienne • Allagash White

11:00 am – 5:00 pm • Curbside Only at Werk Force
Werk Force Brewing, 14903 S. Center St., Plainfield, IL 815-531-5557 Map
As COVID and seasonal sicknesses ramp up post Holiday, staffing the tap room will be difficult and we have made the decision to close the tap room this weekend to help keep our staff, families and patrons healthy.
We will be offering curbside pick up ONLY on Thursday 12/30 and Friday 12/31 from 11am-5pm. Please place your order online via www.werkforcebrewing.com and use CODE: CASEDEAL for $20 OFF when you purchase a full case! That’s (6) 4pks – mix and match.
THIS WEEKEND’S HOURS:
CURBSIDE ONLY THURS 12/30 & FRI 12/31 FROM 11AM-5PM
CLOSED SAT 1/1 & SUN 1/2

11:00 am – 6:00 pm • Deja Brew New Years
DeJa Brew Bar & Grill, 5219 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, IL 708-423-0484 Map
No better way to celebrate New Years Day Come Brunch & get bubbly. We’re so excited to celebrate with you that we’re opening an hour early! Brunch available 10am-3pm. 

11:00 am – 7:00 pm • Beer Cellar NYE
The Beer Cellar, 488 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 630-315-5060 Map
Thank you for shopping + drinking with us in 2021 — we’re grateful for you and wouldn’t be here without your support!
Stop by on New Year’s Eve from 11 AM – 7 PM to stock your fridge for the first week of January. Our friends Afterthought Brewing will be here that day from 3:30-6:30 PM, too, so swing by and enjoy some excellent saisons.
We’ll be closed from January 1-6 to give ourselves and our hard-working staff a chance to rest and re-charge for the year ahead.
We’ll see you on Friday, January 7 when we re-open at 11 AM.
You have til 7 PM on New Year’s Eve to fill up your punch card, too! We still have some awesome swag for those of you who get to 12 punches!

11:00 am • NYE at Zorn
Zorn Brew Works Co., 605 E. 9th St., Michigan City, IN (219) 243-7157 Map
New Years Eve Shenanigans! Prime Rib Dinner Special + DJ + Champagne Toast at midnight!
We will be open for regular bar and dining hours.
Regular Menu: 11am-10pm.
Bar: 11am- late night
PRIME RIB DINNER SPECIAL
(advanced reservations appreciated and recommended)
12oz Cut Slow Prime Rib, Garlic Beer Mashed Potatoes, Chard Asparagus, Duxelle Butter served with a flight of our best craft beer and seltzer and a glass of champagne!
Link to our craft beer and food menu: zornbrewworks.com/menuhours/

11:00 am – 3:00 pm • Goldfinger Hours and Closure
Goldfinger Brewing Co., 513 Rogers St., Downers Grove, IL (630) 541-9728 Map
Fri, NYE: 11am-3pm
Sat: CLOSED
Please note that the taproom will be CLOSED 01/01/2022-01/10/2022 reopening on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022.
If you haven’t picked up your Champagne Shores pre order, please make arrangements to do so by this Friday at 3pm so you and your loved ones can do the proper toast!

11:00 – 1:00 am • All-Day New Year’s Eve Un-Party
The Beer Temple, 3173 N. Elston Ave., Chicago (773) 754-0907 Map
The Un-Party is back.
We can’t get excited about throwing a New Year’s Eve Party, so instead, we decided to UN-party all day. No tickets, no party package, no noise makers.
Complimentary Champagne toast at Midnight? How about a complimentary Champagne of Beers toast EVERY HOUR from Open to Close. Bad bar food? We’ve got the baddest bar food – White Castle Sliders!
Plus, isn’t it weird that we have to watch the ball drop in New York at 11? At that point, we figured we might as well celebrate other cities New Year as well – places that give us excuses to tap cool beers.
The full schedule is below, but here’s the rundown:
– Special Tappings to correspond with New Years around the world
– Movie marathons of movies set in 2022
– Free Food
– Hourly countdown with complimentary Champagne (of beers) toast
– None of the lame stuff you hate about New Year’s parties

11:30 am • Koko Beware Barrel Aged Bottle Release
350 Brewing, 7144 183rd St., Tinley Park, IL (708) 518-2239 Map
We are excited to announce our New Years Eve bottle release! Barrel Aged Koko Beware, Russian Imperial Stout with coffee, coconut, chocolate & vanilla, aged in Journeyman Bourbon barrels. This is a small batch bottle release with only 250 bottles available. Once they are gone, they are gone. We bottled them this year in 16.9 oz bottles, $20 each, cash only & and limit 3. So stop on by the brewery on Friday, December 31st at 11:30am. See you all there and Cheers!

12:00 – 9:00 pm • Great Central German NYE
Great Central Brewing Co., 221 N. Wood St., Chicago (855) 464-4222 Map
Join us and ring in a happy and healthy New Year!
Taproom hours:
New Year’s Eve 12-9pm
New Year’s Day CLOSED
We will be raising a pint at 5pm to toast the German New Year, come celebrate with us! $5 pints 5-7pm

12:00 – 5:00 pm • Whiskey Hill New year’s Hours
Whiskey Hill Brewing Co., 1115 Zygmunt Circle, Westmont, IL 630-442-7864 Map
New Years Eve: Noon – 5:00pm
New Years Day: 3:00 PM – 10:00pm

12:00 pm – 1:00 am • New Years Eve Bash
The Open Door Taproom & Bottleshop, 20 S. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL (630) 819-8141 Map
Come celebrate New Year’s Eve with us as we say goodbye to 2021 and welcome in 2022. We will have some amazing beer on draft and some amazing wine offerings by the glass.

12:00 – 9:00 pm • Imperial Oak NYE Release
Imperial Oak Brewing Co., 501 Willow Blvd., Willow Springs, IL (708) 559-7311 Map
& 9526 W. Ogden Ave., Brookfield, IL (708) 387-0050 Map
The end is nigh! Close out 2021 with a pour of Ragnarok, our Baltic Porter aged 1 year in Oppidan Distilling’s Solara Bourbon Barrels. We’ve also made a Vanilla & Sea Salt variant of this barrel-aged beer, and will have some fresh, non-BA, available too. All will be on draft and in cans on NYE at 12p when we open at both locations. Come stock up on this and all of your IOB favorites for your evening festivities. Hurry in, we will be closing at 9pm on NYE.

12:00 – 7:00 pm • Sew Hop’d Weekend Hours
Sew Hop’d Brewery & Taproom, One Union Special Plaza, Ste. 113, Huntley, IL (815) 701-8819 Map
New Years Eve 12/31: Come pregame with Beth and Alex!!
Taproom open 12-7pm
New Years Day 1/1: CLOSED! HAPPY NEW YEAR
1/2: Taproom open 12-7pm
Biker Dude Burgers 1pm-sellout
We’ve also put together a fun little New Years bundle for you for $22 to ring in 2022!!
4 pack of your favorite Sew Hop’d beer
16oz pint glasses
Box of Firesticks pretzels (4 flavors available)

12:00 – 6:00 pm • *Tighthead NYE Weekend
Tighthead Brewing Co., 161 N. Archer Ave., Mundelein, IL 847-970-9174 Map
We updated our tap room hours for this weekend. Be sure to stock up on all your Tighthead beer needs!
Friday: 12 – 6 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday, 1/2: 12-6 pm

12:00 – 5:00 pm • Exit Strategy Hours
Exit Strategy Brewing, 7700 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL (708) 689-8771 Map
We remain closed as we wait for a few more negative test results.
This FRIDAY 12/31, we will be open from 12p – 5p fit online order pick up and carry out BEER sales. Jess & Katherine have tested negative multiple times and will be the only ESBC staff working that day.
We will be announcing some online beer & merch specials that will extend through Thursday night then will be available Friday at the taproom.
Stay tuned and thank you as always for your patience & support.

12:00 pm – 1:00 am • Anti-Fancypants NYE Celebration
Alter Brewing Co., 2300 Wisconsin Ave. # 213, Downers Grove, IL 630-541-9558 Map
We’re bringing it back!
Leave the fancy pants and cocktail dresses at home this New Year’s Eve, and relax with friends, family, and great beer at Alter! In addition to some of our flagships, we’ll have a special tapping for the midnight toast and a pizza drop at 9pm just for you.
So leave all the stress behind, put on some comfy pants, and enjoy an evening with no RSVP’s or expensive cover charges, but with lots of great people and beer. Hope to see you then!
Taproom hours will be from 12pm to 1am.

12:00 pm – 12:00 am • Urban Brew Labs New Years Hours
Urban Brew Labs, 5121 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago (773) 293-7612 Map
The countdown begins to a fresh start in 2022! We will be open for New Years Eve 12pm-12am with a champagne toast at midnight and closed New Years Day. Come say good riddance to 2021 with us!

12:00 pm • Noon Year’s Eve
Blue Island Beer Company, 13357 Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL (708) 954-8085 Map
We’re closing early for the evening, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pregame with us. Join us for a NOON Year’s celebration for $2 off all full sized drafts for the day.

12:00 – 10:00 pm • Triple New Beers Eve Release Party w/ Chuck
Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St. Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 Map
New Year’s, New Beers! Your New Year’s Eve plans just got even better.
Come pre-game your New Years Eve with us as we release three brand new beers, chow down on Chuck’s Wood Fired Pizza, and celebrate another year of new beginnings.
THE PARTY:
All three beers will be on tap and available to-go at noon. Chuck will begin serving around 4pm. AND, we’ll serve a complementary LAST CALL OF 2021 10 oz River Life at 9:30pm.
THE BEERS:
Midnight Silence Schwarzbier. Black as night, but light bodied and low 5.1% ABV, this black lager features Hallertau Mittelfruh hops and is perfect for the winter ahead.
Alsatian Fields French Country Lager. This collaboration with our friends at Penrose Brewing is hopped with Barbe Rouge hops developed in the Alsace region of France. 6.7% ABV.
Pastry Power: Peach Cobbler. Our pastry sour series gets peachy with peaches, cinnamon, and lactose. 6% ABV.
*Beer and food schedule subject to change.

12:00 – 6:00 pm • Burning Bush NYE Hours
Burning Bush Brewery, 4014 N. Rockwell St., Chicago (773) 681-0215 Map
Looking for a good way to finish out 2021? What better way than with some beer on tap at Burning Bush
There’s still plenty of time to try some of our favorites before 2021 is officially over. We also sell growlers, howlers, and 4 packs which are a great addition to any NYE festivities!
Please see our hours for the week below:
Friday (New Year’s Eve): 12:00-6:00 pm
Saturday (New Year’s Day): Closed
Sunday: 12:00-8:00 pm

12:00 – 6:00 pm • New Years Hours
Oswego Brewing Co., 61 S. Main St., Oswego, IL (331) 999-1991 Map
2022 is coming fast and so we wanted to share our NYE Hours for the week.
Friday: Noon – 6pm
Saturday: Noon – 4pm
Sunday: Noon – 5pm

12:00 pm • Timothy O’Toole’s NYE Weekend Hours
Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct., Chicago 312-642-0700 Map
New Year’s Eve: 12p – 2a
New Year’s Day: 11a-2a

12:00 – 5:00 pm • Scorched Earth Hours
Scorched Earth Brewing Co., 203 Berg St., Algonquin, IL (224) 209-8472 Map
Friday we are open limited hours but make sure to check our social media pages for something special.
We’re open 12-5 pm New Year’s Eve.
Closed New year’s Day.
Sunday open 12-7 pm.
Happy New Year!

1:00 – 9:00 pm • Black Friday at Manic Meadery
Manic Meadery, 1003 E. Summit St., Crown Point, IN (219) 779-9431,  Map
We will be open normal hours NYE. Plan accordingly. Closed New Years Day. Thanks for all of the wonderful support in 2021. It’s been an interesting year for all and we couldn’t have made it without each and every one of you. Cheers!
Open Sunday, 1-6pm.

2:00 – 7:00 pm • Metal Monkey Hours & Asmodeus Release
Metal Monkey Brewing, 515 Anderson Dr. Suite 900, Romeoville, IL 630-862-9595 Map
As if the return of Barrel Aged Asmodeus wasn’t enough, we decided to bring back the beast for the first time since 2019 with a special S’mores variant as well!
S’more Barrel Aged Asmodeus: We took our Barrel Aged Asmodeus and then we added hand roasted cocoa nibs, toasted marshmallows, graham crackers and vanilla beans. This beer will instantly transport you to your favorite campfire treat and will have you coming back for s’more!
Both the Barrel Aged Asmodeus and S’more Barrel Aged variant will be available for purchase when we open Thursday December 30th. Cheers!
NEW YEARS WEEK:
12/30 OPEN 2-9pm
12/31 OPEN 2-7pm
1/1 OPEN 12-9pm
1/2 OPEN 1-5pm

2:00 – 7:00 pm • NYE Hours at Printer’s Row Brewing
Printer’s Row Brewing, 4801 N. Austin Ave., Chicago (773) 657-3224 Map
UPDATE: We have decided to adjust our hours for tomorrow, December 31st. We will now be open from 2pm-7pm. Thanks and see you soon!

3:00 pm – 12:00 am • Hopleaf Bar Service
Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago (773) 334-9851 Map
We’ve had some kitchen staff who have been exposed to Covid 19 and some have tested positive. We are having everyone tested and while we wait for results, we are closed through Thursday December 30th.
NOTE: WIth a number of kitchen staff isolating, it will not be possible to offer food service this weekend. We have bar staff who have not worked with or been in contact with any of the exposed staff so the BAR WILL BE OPEN all weekend for drinks. Staff will, as always, be masked and we ask customers to be masked when in contact with staff. Friday and Saturday hours: 3 PM-12. Sunday: 3 PM to 11PM.
Its OK to bring or order outside food. Sorry for the inconvenience. We are doing the best we can to keep safe and to save our business. We hope you’ll stop in this weekend for a drink to ring out this difficult year and to ring in a year we hope will be healthy, happy, and safe for all of us.

3:00 – 8:00 pm • Bubblehouse Weekend
Bubblehouse Brewing Co., 2121 Ogden Ave., Unit A, Lisle, IL  Map
Hey Kids! Just a reminder of our hours.. Closing early Friday, otherwise steady as she goes!
We still have the 2 for $22 crowler deal today and tomorrow! Come have a pour and leave with a few to share.
Friday: 3-8pm
Saturday 12-10pm
Sunday 12-6 pm

3:00 – 9:00 pm • New Year’s Eve Early Bird
Big Thorn Farm & Brewery, 14274 E 600 North B, Georgetown, IL 217-597-0156 Map
Do you find yourself EXHAUSTED at the thought of staying up until midnight on New Year’s Eve? Fear not! We’ll be hosting an Early Bird celebration for all of us who yawn at the thought of midnight.
We will be “toasting” at 12:00 am South Georgia Time (8 pm, our time), with a full-fledged countdown, kissing your whoever, beers in hand, etc.
We’ll be tapping a special, celebratory beer for the evening:
2022 Cider Pils: 5%, 20 IBU, Cider Beer
Another innovative, half-cider beer from Big Thorn! Brewed with apple cider base and pilsner malt, this version is light, effervescent and refreshing. Fermented and lagered with a Winter lager yeast in our cellar. Lots of apple notes, crisp lager character, and ever-so-drinkable.
We’ll also be serving up an exciting, new sandwich menu from The Truck
(look for menus on our website or the event page).
Hours are 3-9 pm on New Year’s Eve; families are welcome; dogs are welcome as long as they remain on leashes.
This is a heated, outdoor venue, so dress in layers!
Reserve igloos online at: www.bigthornonlinestore.com

3:00 pm – 12:30 am • New Years at Nik and Ivy
Nik & Ivy Brewing, 1026 S. State St., Lockport, IL 815-524-4857 Map
We are opened extended hours for New Year’s Eve. Paul will be manning the taps all night! Come say hey and while you are here order a Born & Raised American Pale Ale! Brewed with hops grown in Lockport. College football playoffs and NBA games all day.

3:00 – 6:00 pm • NYE Pickup Dinner from Peckish Pig
The Peckish Pig, 623 Howard St., Evanston, IL (847) 491-6778 Map
What are your plans for NYE? If it consists of saying a big, fat goodbye to 2021 – we’re right there with you. Check out our Good Riddance Party Package below and celebrate safely at home, in style! Some of the items are par-cooked with easy heating instructions, and the rest is ready to serve cold. Curbside pickup only, available and 12/31.
NYE Party Box for 2 – 12/31/21 Pickup from 100.00
Bacon Wrapped Dates with Smoked Blue Cheese Dip
Whipped Goat Cheese & Honeycomb
Charcuterie: Cheeses and Meats with Olives, Preserves, Crackers and Toast Points
Sausage Rolls
Rosemary-Skewered Shrimp with Aioli
Selection of Deb’s Homemade Chocolates
Party hats, beads, and blowers to help you celebrate in style!

3:00 – 10:00 pm • Buckledown Brewing Hours
BuckleDown Brewing, 8700 W. 47th St., Lyons, IL 708-777-1842 Map
New Year’s Eve – 3 – 10pm with specials to be announced.
New Year’s Day – Kara will be slinging beers from 3 – 8pm.

3:00 – 5:00 pm • Family NYE at Roots Pizza – West Town
Roots Handmade Pizza, 1924 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago 773-645-4949 Map
Celebrate a family-friendly NYE at Roots Handmade Pizza! All are welcome for an early “countdown” starting at 3 PM and 5 PM.
Tickets include ONE guaranteed table reservation for 1-4 guests, ONE order of our famous Mozzarella Sticks, Champagne toast (sparkling non-alcoholic for kids), and celebratory NYE party props.
If you would like to attend with more than four guests, please purchase more than one ticket / table and specify total guest count in your notes.
GET YOUR TICKETS ON RESY.

3:00 pm – 2:00 am • No Hassle New Year’s Eve
Tuman’s Tap & Grill, 2159 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago 773-782-1400 Map
No cover charge and no packages! We’re offering the regular seasonally rotating American menu, 28 draft beers, handcrafted cocktails and international wine list on December 31. New Year’s Eve specials include $7 Blood Orange Champagne Cocktails and $4 Evan Williams Bottled-In-Bond Bourbon shots. We’re also providing party favors and a midnight toast.

3:00 pm – 1:00 am • Spirit Water NYE Hours
Spirit Water Brewery, Distillery & Taproom, 3300 Three Oaks Rd., Cary, IL (847) 865-3264 Map
Celebrate NYE with us & Pierogi Rig.
Our own Sante Devotion/Rose toast to ring in 2022.
Taproom: 3 pm to 1 am, & Pierogi Rig: 5 ~ 10 pm.

3:00 – 5:00 pm • Gillerson’s New Years
Gillerson’s Grubbery, 33 W. New York St., Aurora, IL 630-340-3719 Map
Not sure what to do for New Year’s Eve?
Come spend it with us and Ricky Cervantes from Foreign Exchange Brewing Co. and Judy Reyna with Damaged Goods!
We have one helluva beer dinner planned and tickets available.
Reception hour featuring a trio of tacos and a specially crafted cocktail made with Foreign Exchange & First Forest Brewing Pineapple Swimsuit Hard Seltzer.
We’re looking forward to getting a little dressed up more than usual and wow’ing your senses!
Also, if you’re looking for something to do after the beer dinner, we have a special arrangement with The Venue for premier seating at their New Year’s Eve performance starring Joanna Connor. Those interested in premier seating can message us for more information and the promo code.
To purchase your New Year’s Eve dinner tickets online visit toasttab.com/gillersons-grubbery/v3
To purchase by phone, contact us between 11 am and 9 pm Wednesday thru Sunday.

3:00 – 6:00 pm • NYE Dinner for Two Pickup, Beer & Cocktail Kits
One Lake Brewing Co., 1 Lake St., Oak Park, IL (708) 434-5232 Map
Barrel Aged Beer –
Been Czar, Done That Bourbon & Rye Editions
*Sold individually in 22oz bombers*
Limited edition gift pack includes:
One 22oz Bottle of Been Czar, Done That – Bourbon Edition
One 22oz Bottle of Been Czar, Done That – Rye Edition
Two 5oz OLB signature tasting glasses 
Cocktail Kits –
The Ushanka – Bottle of New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon, Been Czar Done That Stout Syrup, Chocolate & Cherry Bitters Fresh Lime
Strawberry Fields – Bottle of Aztecs Silver Tequila, Lemon Juice, OLB Strawberry Syrup, Fresh Rosemary and Bottle of Cava for Splash!
Dinner for two: $40
Starter – ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUT & CAULIFLOWER SALAD
oven-roasted brussel sprouts, roasted cauliflower, crispy bacon, parmesan, garlic aioli
Main – STUFFED CHICKEN THIGHS
oven-baked chicken thigh, wrapped in prosciutto and stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese, parmesan, goat cheese, garlic, shallot and chives dressed with a fresh herb vinaigrette
Accompaniment – PEARL COUSCOUS
cooked with shallots and garlic and finished with a splash of white wine
Dessert – TWO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Reheating instructions will be provided – but allow about an hour to prepare reheat your meal.
Pre-order here.
We are open 3 – 6 pm for beer, cocktail kit & NYE Dinner package pickup only. Closed Jan. 1 through 4.

3:00 pm – 2:00 am • Emporium NYE
Emporium Arcade Bar, 3 Chicago locations  Map
Make your NYE a SLAM DUNK with Emporium Chicago for New Years Jam! DJs (3pm – 2am), games, & midnight champagne toasts across all 3 locations. Don’t get left in the cold, RSVP via cashdrop.biz!
Masks & Proof of Vax required for entry.

4:00 pm • BHSocial Weekend Hours
Barrel House Social, 100 W. Burlington Ave., La Grange, IL 708-469-7529 Map
NYE Dinner: 4-11pm. Chef’s Special Prime NY Strip Steak dinner, $40
Jan. 1: Noon-11pm
Make reservations at www.bhsociallagrange.com.

4:00 – 8:00 pm • Dry City New Year’s Weekend
Dry City Brew Works, 120B N. Main St., Wheaton, IL (630) 456-4787 Map
Be sure to grab a growler or two for your New Year’s Eve celebrating!
NYE: 12-5pm
Saturday 1/1: 12-5pm
Sunday 1/2: 12-6pm

4:00 – 10:00 pm • Rabid Brewing Holiday Weekend Hours
Rabid Brewing, 17759 Bretz Dr., Homewood, IL (708) 960-3193 Map
Taproom & Curbside Pickup:
12/31: 12pm – 4 am
1/1: 2pm – 12 am
1/2: 2pm – 7 pm

4:00 pm • NYE at Nightshade & Dark
Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing, 216 W. Clayton St., Waukegan, IL (847) 445-2467 Map
We will be open New Year’s Eve. We also know competition is tight that night including the Three Brothers Theater New Year’s Auction and Party. Rather than try to convince you our party will eclipse all others we are just gonna tell it like it is: If you are looking for a low key way to avoid staying home, or you get partied out at any of the fine events in town, come by for a low key hang out with tacos, beer and games to play with friends. Bring RISK and start at 6pm so that at midnight you are right at that point where no one can win and you all just want to quit. We will be featuring our eclectic play list as music videos for the night to ring in the new year with a heavy dose of weird/funny/absurd. If any year is gonna be weird and absurd, it’s probably the one coming up next. El Zorro will feed you. Maybe we will have a few surprises if we get motivated, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

4:00 pm – 2:00 am • NYE @ The Overlook Hotel
Illuminated Brew Works, 6186 N. Northwest Hwy., Chicago (708) 669-7287 Map
Wear a tux (or a tux t-shirt) or your finest gown as we bring an end to this interminable year the way we’ve *always* brought an end to these god-forsaken laps around the sun.
All kinds of Shining specific fun will be had, though no murdering please. We’ve got the twins, we’ve got Lloyd the bar tender, Mr. Grady is going to be running around and… where did Roger & Derwent run off too, again?
I think we’re going to have a maze for you boneheads to get lost in.
There will be free food. And creepy, old-timey big band music.
This is certain to be the single greatest achievement in human history and you’d be well served not to miss it. But, if you do miss it, there’s always next year.
And then we’re closed on January 1st as we lick our wounds like old, angry cats.

4:00 pm • New Year’s Eve Dinner
Village Vintner Winery & Brewery, 2380 Esplanade Dr., Algonquin, IL (847) 658-4900 Map
Reservations are filling up, call in today after 1pm and reserve your spot for New Years Eve. Restaurant & Tasting Bar opens at 4:00pm, reservations begin at 4:30pm. Check out our special New Years Eve Menu here.

4:00 pm – 1:00 am • Monk’s New Year’s Eve Anti-Party
Wild Monk, 88 S. La Grange Ave., La Grange, IL 708-255-2337 Map
We’ll be open for New Year’s Eve from 4PM-1AM! We’ll also have the Michigan vs. Georgia game on at 6:30PM. We won’t have a prix-fixe menu, but we will have food and drink specials. Come hungry and thirsty! Live music featuring J.D. Kostyk.

4:03 pm • Key Lime IPA – Beer Release
Bosacki’s Brewery, 610 E. Hawley St., Mundelein, IL (224) 778-5400,  Map
Our Key Lime IPA has both the characteristics of a “Sour” and a European Style IPA but with a perfect balance of each. The tartness is noticeable without being overpowering. The Hops bring a pleasant floral and fruitiness to the IPA with an minimal bitterness. This could be a perfect compliment to your New Year’s Eve celebrations. ABV 5.9%, IBU 50.

5:30 pm – 1:00 am • NYE Party with Father & Sons!
Region Ale, 1080 US-41, Schererville, IN 219-322-2337 Map
Come join the New Year’s Eve fun. Father & Sons will be providing entertainment starting at 9 pm. You can come by early or late and feast on a delicious 4-course meal that includes a glass of champagne, wine, or soft drink. You can also order off the regular menu (excluding the entrees) if you choose. Call 219-322-2337 for reservations. Any open seating in dining room will be first come, first serve. Bar area will be open seating. All NYE reservations in the dining room require a deposit.
4-course meals include soup, salad, Entree, Dessert and a glass of champagne, wine, or a soft drink.
$30 Meals are Rockefeller Stuffed Whitefish, Chicken or Shrimp Alfredo, or Jambalaya.
$34 Meals are Coulette Sterak (top sirloin) or Salmon with lemon caper sauce (blackened or lightly seasoned).

6:00 – 9:00 pm • NYE Beer Dinner
Milk Money Brewing, 75 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL 708-582-6030 Map
Enter 2022 right with Milk Money Brewing. We are offering a 5 course tasting menu to celebrate the New Year right. Make your reservation now to enjoy this fantastic evening featuring:
– Champagne
– Raw Bar, Oysters, Caviar, Smoked fish
– Risotto, Oyster mushrooms, Maitake Mushrooms, Country Ham, Herbs
– Grilled Octopus, apples, sunchokes
– Country Fried Steak, bone marrow demi, truffles
– Dessert
$115/person incl. Beer or wine pairings, tax and tip. Tickets on Tock.
Weekend Hours:
12/31- 11am-10pm
1/1 – 11am-10pm

6:00 – 9:00 pm • Totally 80s!! Murder Mystery Dinner at EPH
Elgin Public House, 219 E. Chicago St., Elgin, IL 847-468-8810 Map
Poison Ratenstein is in town for a killer concert, but his fans may be looking for a refund after this twisted tour turns tragic with a murder and a mystery to solve. This radical show could be super lame if no one can solve who was buggin’ so we can all cool out and get the show started!
Help the crowd and the detective figure out who ruined this totally tubular night, so everyone can like, take a chill pill.
Make sure you are dressed with the times or someone may ask you to bag your head! Grab your most righteous 80’s concert gear to rock out in style while you solve a crime with your friends. Jean jackets and spandex leggings, big hair, bangles, and don’t forget leg warmers and ripped jeans. These will be all the rage at this rocking night of mystery. See you there!
EPH serves up a full meal while you navigate your way through the investigation. A full bar is ready and available for those that may need to calm their nerves while trying to catch the murderer.
Please note, this event will take place in Pub 217 and is NOT handicap accessible.
Tickets $75-$90 on Eventbrite.

6:30 pm • New Year’s Eve Sucks: A Pairing Dinner
Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda, IL 847-714-2584 Map
Skip the crowded hotel ballroom and settle in for an early tasting menu and beer pairing at Side Lot Brewery.
Four Courses
Roasted Bone Marrow
Charred Octopus Salad
Peri-Peri Quail & Polenta
Housemade Gelato with Mixed Berries
Dinner starts at 6:30.
$55 per person, available through Tock. Gratuity is not included. Each course is paired with a beer, dessert is paired with a glass of champagne. Additional drinks are available for purchase.
Last Call is at 8:30p.

7:00 pm • Drive In, Dinner, and Drinks
Rock Island Public House, 13328 S. Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map
If watching a movie in your car on NYE is your thing, we’ve got you! New Year’s Evil will help you ring in the new year!
We are closed New Year’s Day.

7:00 pm – 1:00 am • NYE Ball Drop Party
Pilot Project Brewing, 2140 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 270-5995 Map
Tickets $19 on Tock.
Purchase discounted drink tickets to our NYE Ball Drop Party! Our $19 wristband gets you three drink tickets (no wine/liquor) and 20% off all other purchases for the rest of the night. We will also project the ball drop at midnight on our new AV system in the 70° heated tent.

7:00 pm – 2:00 am • New Years Eve Party
Black & Gray Brewing Co., 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL (224) 484-8200 Map
We are doing a black out NYE party at Black & Gray Brewing this year. Wear all black and come out and enjoy:
*Free food
*Drink specials
*Party favors
Doors open at 3 pm. Party starts at 7. Staying open til 2 am. See you soon!

7:30 pm • Two Brothers Roundhouse New Year’s Eve Party
Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 630-393-2337 Map
Ring in the New Year with Two Brothers! Tickets include a welcome beer, dinner buffet, champagne toast and live music courtesy DJ Jayrock!
Say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022 with a night full of craft beer, cocktails, food and dancing!
Doors open at 7:30 pm. with food available starting at 8 p.m.
Tickets through Eventbrite: $55 per person (Taxes included). Gratuity not included.

7:30 pm – 12:30 am • New Years Eve Bash at The Owl!
The Owl, 2521 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago (773) 235-5300 Map
Say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022 at The Owl!
Tickets are now on sale for our New Year’s Eve Bash.
Tickets are $80/person.
Group discounts available! 
Contact us at owlbarchicago.com/contact-us for more information.
Tickets include:
• An all-inclusive drink package from 7:30pm – 12:30am featuring top-shelf liquor, beers, and wines
• Champagne toast at midnight
• Complimentary food buffet
• DJ spinning all night long!
The Owl will open to the public at 12:30am. 
Please note: All guests must bring a valid form of ID and must be 21+.

8:00 – 11:00 pm • NYE 2021: Mousai @ Black Lung Brewing
Black Lung Brewing Co., 2217 IL-83, Round Lake Beach, IL (847) 340-3320 Map
Love live music? See our last show of 2021 with Mousai before the ball drops at Black Lung Brewing.

8:00 pm • New Year, Same Me
Simone’s Bar, 960 W. 18th St., Chicago 312-666-8601 Map
Join us the evening of Friday, December 31 for a New Years Event for people that hate New Years.
Featuring:
$1 (Re)Cover at Door
*After 9pm, every guest receives $1 at door.
DJ Greedy & Solmeca
Disappointing balloon drop
Cocktail and shot specials with Don Julio
Complimentary toys that make noise
PBR toast at Midnight
Must be 21+ w/ valid ID
Masks strongly enforced

8:00 pm – 1:00 am • New Year’s Eve Bash!
Steam Hollow Brewing Co., 450 S. Spruce St. Unit C, Manteno, IL  Map
Rock in the New Year with SHOT of Courage starting at 8pm!

8:00 pm – 1:00 am • Cancelled: 90s NYE at Ravinia Brewing Logan Square
Ravinia Brewing Chicago, 2601 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago 773-799-8050 Map
Unfortunately we have decided to cancel the NYE event for the safety of our staff and guests. We look forward to some great events later in 2022. Reservation holders are being contacted.

8:00 pm – 12:00 am • Chef Jerry’s New Year’s Eve Dinner
The Harp & Fiddle, 110 Main St., Park Ridge, IL 847-720-4466 Map
Chef Jerry’s New Year’s Eve Dinner is right around the corner. He has created a special menu with the option of wine pairing if interested. $75 a person starting at 8pm. A night of fun, drinks, and great food. Make your reservations now.

8:00 pm – 1:00 am • Happy Brew Year!
Sketchbook Brewing Co. – Skokie, 4901 Main St., Skokie, IL  Map
Join us for our FIRST New Year’s Eve celebration in Skokie! We know y’all are ready to ring in 2022 with fresh beats, good eats, and of course delicious beer! We’re opening up the entire brewery and turning the taproom into a dance floor with one of our favorite DJs.
Details:
*Tunes from local fave DJ Corey Bless
*BBQ for purchase from Soul & Smoke Food Truck
*Limited to 150 guests
*$15 advanced ticket includes entry and your first pint
*Day of tickets available at the door for $20
Fine print: This is an age 21+ event, no exceptions. To keep you all safe and comfortable on the dance floor, proof of vaccination will be required at entry.
No outside food or drink permitted. Besides beer, we serve hard cider, local kombucha, and cans of soda and lemonade.
Tickets available here ($15).
We look forward to safely celebrating with you! Thank you for your support.

8:30 pm – 1:30 am • New Years Eve at The Lounge
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, 2717 N. Maplewood Ave., Chicago (773) 270-1061 Map
CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES!
Join us for our New Years Eve Party at The Lounge to celebrate 2021 and cheers into 2022!
Get your tickets via the Oznr app, (Be sure to download the latest version of Oznr)⁣ and seach “Chicago” and “Maplewood” to find the event!
Ticket Includes: Open bar with Maplewood beer and spirits, a yummy table buffet from our friends over at @chateauritz, photo booth, midnight surprise toast, specialty tappings of BA Cuppa Cinnamon Dusted S’mores, Double Barrel Foeder Cherries, and more!
Proof of full COVID vaccination REQUIRED for entry
Space is limited, get your tickets soon!

9:00 – 1:30 pm • New year’s Eve Pink Party
Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar, 960 W. 31st St., Chicago (773) 890-0588  Map
This New Year’s Eve we’re having a pink party! Come on out this Friday and hang with @revisecmw and all the crew from 9p-1:30a to ring in the new year! Rosé toast at midnight. Wear pink! Proof of vaccination required.

9:00 pm • New Years Eve Bash! 2020
Navigator Taproom, 2211 N. Milwaukee Ave., Ste. 100, Chicago (773) 687-9135 Map
Pour your own New Year at Navigator Taproom.
DJ all night, New Year Count-down & Champagne Toast, Photobooth, & best yet NO COVER CHARGE!
NYE Specials: $3 Shots, $6 Negronis, (featuring premium AMASS gin cocktails)
Book a table reservations for your group now!

9:00 pm • New Year’s Eve Party
Two Pints Lounge, 641 E. Boughton Rd. #110, Bolingbrook, IL (630) 739-3000 Map
Come dance the night away , champagne toast at midnight and ring in New Year.

9:00 pm – 1:00 am • Get Lit New Years Eve Party
Blarney Stone Pub, 15400 Cicero Ave., Oak Forest, IL 708-535-4800 Map
Ring in the New Year at Blarney Stone
Our Party will rock with:
DJ Matt spinning the hits all night
Open Bar
Champaign Toast
Party Favors
Free Pizza at Midnight
$45 Per Person. Reservations here.

9:30 pm • Tapville Social New Year’s Eve
Tapville Social – Naperville, 216 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL (630) 536-8739 Map
Join us at Tapville Social – Naperville to ring in the new year. Guests will enjoy an all-inclusive experience of pours from our tapwall, well drinks and an appetizer buffet.
The celebration starts at 9:30pm. Dinner reservations are still available for earlier in the evening.
$60 all Inclusive Package
$20 Designated Driver Package (Includes Buffet and Soda/Water/Etc.)
-All Inclusive
-Tapwall Pours (Beer, Wine and Cider)
-Well Drinks
-Appetizer Buffet (Pretzel Bites, Chips & Dip, Cheese Curds & Pickle Chips)
-Tax and Gratuity Included
Get tickets here!

9:30 pm • Wedding Banned NYE at Durty Nellies
Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine, IL (847) 358-9150 Map
Nellie’s on NYE- $10 cover! We have always wants to do an affordable NYE show. Champagne toast at 12. Confetti. Madness. Wedding Banned. 80s stuff. A couple will be married, drinks will be consumed and we will count down to 2022- Together. Laughing, dancing and smiling as the new year begins. Please join us. If you want to reserve a table call Nellie’s now.

9:30 – 12:30 pm • New Year’s Eve at Sidecar
Sidecar Supper Club & Beer Garden, 12 N. River St., Batavia, IL (630) 406-9200 Map
Join us for dinner and a show!
Surf & Turf dinner with Prime Rib and Scallops (reservations accepted from 5-7:30)
Blues Rock with Matt Shukin & The Ramblers from 9:30 – 12:30 (no cover).
Complimentary Champagne Toast and Goody Bags with a chance to win 2 tickets to our upcoming Beer Dinner!

9:30 pm – 12:30 am • New Year’s Eve Celebration with Open Bar + DJ
Pints Elmhurst, 112 S. York St., Elmhurst, IL 630-833-4303 Map
Pints Presents: BREW YEAR’S EVE! 21+ New Year’s Eve Party with Open Bar, DJ, and Light Food Buffet!
21+ New Years Eve Celebration
Come ready to groove and celebrate the ball dropping as we party the night away and welcome 2022 on a great note!
$65* Early Bird Special | $75* at the door. Available at Eventbrite.
*Gratuity, taxes and fees are not included in the ticket prices
What is Included:
-Open Bar: Includes unlimited beer, wine, and mixed drinks from 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM ( Shots, bombs, and top-shelf liquor are available for additional purchase )
-Toast at Midnight
-Music From DJ Tim Fuzion
-Light Food Buffet
Pints will be open until 2 AM, last call will be at 1:30 AM
Early Bird Ticket Price is on sale until 9 PM Sunday December 26th. Afterward General Admin and tickets at the door will be $75* (not including gratuity, taxes, or fees)

New Year’s Day, January 1

8:00 am • NYD Pajama Brunch
Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda, IL 847-714-2584 Map
Roll out of bed and tame your hangover with the SLB Brunch Menu plus Bottomless Mimosas & Bloody Marys.
Reservations are available in the Taproom & Winter Domes.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm • Sovereign Brunch
Sovereign Restaurant, 24205 W. Lockport St, Plainfield, IL 815-556-8577 Map
Join us in raising a glass to the new calendar year with a special brunch menu on January 1st. We’ll be open from 9am until 3pm.
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”

10:00 am • WAUK IT OFF!
Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing, 216 W. Clayton St., Waukegan, IL (847) 445-2467 Map
WAUK IT OFF! is our post-Polar Bear Plunge party. This year it’s a full-on beach blanket luau! Hawaiian food by Da Local Boy. Hawaiian music by Komohana Kona! Drink specials for plungers and more. Food serving at noon. Music 1pm to ?

11:00 am • Brass Tap: 11 am Opening
The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave., Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL 708-226-1827 Map
Starting January 1st we will be opening at 11am. New specials and Happy Hour deals start then too. We will also be tapping Revolution Ryeway to Heaven, Dark Mode and Maple Jacket. Start off the New Year with great beer.

11:00 am • New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch
Tuman’s Tap & Grill, 2159 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago 773-782-1400 Map
Celebrate the first day of 2022 with brunch at Tuman’s! Choose from options such as a Ham & Cheddar Omelet with home fries ($12); Eggs & Andouille Sausage Potatoes, with two eggs your way, Andouille sausage, potatoes, bell peppers, onions and tomatoes ($12); and Steak & Eggs, with grilled skirt steak, two eggs your way, chimichurri sauce and home fries ($17). Enjoy hair-of-the dog brunch beverages such as a Blackberry Mimosa, with fresh-squeezed orange juice, muddled blackberries and Campari ($8); and a Holy Bloody Mary!, with Tito’s house-infused jalapeño vodka, housemade mary mix, and a short domestic beer back ($10). We’re open from 11 a.m.-3 a.m. on Saturday, January 1; brunch is on offer from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

11:30 am • Borracho Brunch
Simone’s Bar, 960 W. 18th St., Chicago 312-666-8601 Map
Join us for the morning (but let’s be honest — really the afternoon) for a brunch for the borrachos.
Brunch menu & specialty items
$20 Mimosa Buckets
$8 Bloody Marys & Specialty Brunch Cocktail List
FREE PEDIALYTE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

12:00 – 11:00 pm • New Year’s Day at BHBC
Black Horizon Brewing Co., 7560 S. Quincy St., Willowbrook, IL (630) 413-4964 Map
KICK OFF 2022 as you SHOULD with a GREAT TIME at BHBC!! Bringing you a FANTASTIC array of mouth watering Bloody Mary and Michelada mixes, made from scratch, introducing BIG MICH to the house, noon to 5pm!! Rocking out their KICK ASS music, SURFAHOLICS!! Back live with us shakin’ the Taproom 3-7pm!! Food throughout the day as well as our award winning beers for your drinking pleasure!! C’MON IT’S SATURDAY!! NYD!! You’re hangover from last night’s party will thank you!!

12:00 – 10:00 pm • 2nd Annual New Year’s Day Alpine Fest
Buffalo Creek Brewing, 360 Historical Ln., Long Grove, IL 847-821-6140 Map
Two party scenes, one event, no tickets to ring in the New Year.
Set against a scenic pine forest, the Alpine Biergarten at Buffalo Creek Brewing offers six stocked firepits, patio and barrel table heat lamps, sheepskin seat covers, twinkle lighting, holiday décor, and over two acres of winter wonderland to explore and stay socially distanced from others.
Along with fresh hand-crafted beer and outdoor tableside service, the Alpine Biergarten will also feature a food truck and a band, The Unemployed Architects, on New Year’s Day.
Buffalo Creek Brewing’s Alpine Lodge experience mirrors outside but with all the warmth and creature comforts beer lovers would find inside an authentic European beer lodge. Besides cold beer flowing from all lines, the Alpine Lodge will also feature a “gaming” lounge upstairs on New Year’s Day with prizes from Buffalo Creek Brewing.

2:00 – 5:00 pm • New Year’s Day Brunch for Pickup
The Peckish Pig, 623 Howard St., Evanston, IL (847) 491-6778 Map
New Year’s Day Brunch – 1/1/22 Pickup from 50.00
• Mixed Green Salad with Citrus Dressing
• Mixed Berries with Crème Fraîche
• House-Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, 4 Bagels with Tomato and Onion Caper Relish
• Garlic Roasted Potatoes
• Irish Bacon + Irish Sausage
• Homemade Scones with Whipped Cream, Strawberries, Jam and Kerrygold Butter.
Add a mimosa package: add a 12oz OJ with a bottle of bubbly for $20

Sunday, January 2

12:00 – 3:00 pm • Bears Game Specials
Chuck’s Cafe Burbank, 6501 W. 79th St., Burbank, IL 708-229-8700 Map
Join us in Chuck’s Voodoo Lounge for Bears games this season! We will feature drink and food specials throughout the game! Reservations recommended.

Alulu Reopens Jan. 2
ALULU, 2011 S. Laflin St., Chicago (312) 600-9865 Map
Hi everyone,
Over this holiday season we’ve had a few staff who weren’t feeling well test positive for covid and a few with a winter cold keeping them from working.
We decided to take a break to let everyone feel better, get tested and regroup till we re-open on Sunday January 1.
So we’ll see you on Sunday, January 1st in 2022!
Thank you for your support and understanding.
Alulu Staff

4:00 – 9:00 pm • 15 Lakes Bistro
Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing, 216 W. Clayton St., Waukegan, IL (847) 445-2467 Map
Up and cooking! Burgers and more.

6:00 pm • Drive-In, Dinner, and Drinks
Rock Island Public House, 13328 S. Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map
What a better way to ring in the New Year than with a Godfather Marathon!

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