2014 New Year’s Eve Party Planner

It's time to figure out where you're gonna be when the ball drops.

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Genuine Entertainment Chicago hosts its New Year's Eve party at Public Hotel. Along with a premium open bar, Chicago artist Hebru Brantley & Lacuna Artist Loft Studios are curating a VIP Artist Loft. (Ticket prices vary)
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If you've never been to the brand new Wicker Park hot spot The Chop Shop -- or never seen the Gold Coast Allstars perform live -- NYE is the perfect chance to kill two birds with one stone. Tickets to this soiree range from $150 for general admission to $225 for the VIP dinner package.
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If you want to avoid the NYE rush, opt for the annual EVE of the EVE bash at Union Station the night before. The black-tie optional bash offers live and DJ music, an open bar and plenty of sweet and savory bites. Tickets are $125 or $160 for VIP in advance and available at www.highsight.org. Click here to view a video about the event.
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Swing over to the West Loop to Nellcote's glamorious NYE soiree. $135 general admission tickets include a premium open bar, passed apps, DJs and a champagne toast at midnight.
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Rockit Ranch Productions hosts a New Year's Eve soiree at The Underground with a number of individual tickets and table packages available, or opt for a less clubby experience with dinner packages at Rockit Bar and Grille River North.
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The Hyatt Regency O’Hare rings in 2014 at the Own the Night: NYE 2013 party featuring live music from 7th Heaven and Covergurl and a separate room with DJ-SPIN. Tony Ocean will perform Frank Sinatra covers in the Red Bar lounge and a fantasy casino will also be on hand to complement the open bar. Tickets are $89 per person.
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ROOF at theWit offers a masquerade-themed party that includes a premium open bar and sounds from DJ Freeman inside one of the best rooms in Chicago. General admission tickets start at $163.
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Head to Navy Pier's Crystal Gardens for a 2014 NYE bash featuring DJ music, 20 premium bar, hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast at midnight and a private terrace for the fireworks. Tickets $155-$175.
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Chicago Scene's 14th Annual New Year’s Eve Party goes down at the historic Drake Hotel. DJ Jem & Broadway and DJ Steye Young hold down the tunes. Tickets start at $185.
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Chicago Scene is also hosting a second New Year’s Eve bash at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., with a 4,000 person capacity. B96 DJ Dougie Stylz hosts, five hour premium bar, and music from DJ Dante & Steve Smooth. Tickets start at $155.
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Lincoln Park's Standard Market Grill offers eats, beats and libations in the form of an all-inclusive four-hour party from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $75 for one ticket or $140 for two gets you a premium open bar, a heavy rotation of appetizers, DJ Roberto Monastero on the 1s and 2s and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
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The Melman Lettuce Entertain You crew is doing it up big with their roster of River North hot spots. DJ White Shadow spins at basement lounge SUB 51, Studio Paris offers buffet-style fare and music spun by guest DJ Jerzy, and Bub City offers a BBQ feast and a performance by Nashville country crooner Shawn Lacy.
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The grown and sexy should head over to The Joynt for their 2014 NYE soiree. Table packages or individual $90 tickets are available, which includes a premium open bar for five hours, a midnight countdown and live music. Who knows, maybe Jim Belushi will pop in for a set!
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Dance the night away at The Mid, which offers a four hour premium liquor package, a champagne greeting, midnight champagne toast, live DJs and party favors. ($115-$165) or an $85 drink-only package. Each package includes party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and complimentary bottle of champagne for every four people booked.
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Chicago Scene is also hosting a second New Year’s Eve bash at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., with a 4,000 person capacity. B96 DJ Dougie Stylz hosts, five hour premium bar, and music from DJ Dante & Steve Smooth. Tickets start at $155.
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South Loop's n rings in 22014 with a live performance by N'Dea Davenport of The Brand New Heavies, hosted by soul singer Dwele and comedy by WGCI's Leon Rogers. Tickets start at $40
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Wicker Park's upscale sports bar The Fifty/50 offers an all-inclusive New Year's Eve party featuring a five-hour premium bar package, a food buffet, midnight champagne toast, party favors, and a DJ spinning all night long. ($80)
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Roots Handmade Pizza's all-inclusive New Year's Eve Party features a five-hour premium bar package, a food buffet, midnight champagne toast, party favors, and a DJ spinning all night starting at 8 pm. ($65-$75)
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Groove to a Latin beat at Nacional 27 from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dinner packages start at $95 per person, but if you'd prefer to just hit the after dance party with the band "Spanish Flow," that'll only cost you $20.
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Vertigo Sky Lounge serves up DJs Dmitry KO and StarKillers to help ring in the new year, along with premium cocktails, complimentary appetizers, and party favors. $125
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