Not Sure Where to Ring In The New Year? We've Got You Covered

No cool fête or reservations in place? We've put together some events in the southwest suburbs to help you welcome 2012.

Still looking for the right place to ring in the new year? It's not too late. We've found some New Year's Eve parties you can still get in on.

But don't wait much longer to make your reservations, and assume all events are 21 and up (unless noted).

, Oak Lawn
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Cost: No cover
What's on tap? The bar is hosting a New Year’s Eve Dance Party featuring Night Life. Party favors will be distributed at midnight. 

115 Bourbon Street, Merrionette Park
When: Doors at 7 p.m., party starts at 9 p.m.
Cost: $65
What's on tap? This New Year's Eve Bash features a slew of food, bands, DJs and top shelf liquor. Overnight hotel packages, including the party, are available at the Hampton Inn and Baymont Inn for $300, which includes free transportation to and from the club. For more information, visit 115 Bourbon Street's website or call 708-388-8881.

, Mokena
When: 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Cost: $75
What's on tap? A New Year's Eve party with live music by The Lounge Puppets, top shelf open bar and a champagne toast at midnight. Call 708-479-6873 for reservations.

, Oak Forest
8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 
$50 per person
What's on tap? 
The theme for this New Year's bash is "Walk the Red Carpet" complete with a best/worst costume contest. Cover charge includes premium bar, dinner buffet, DJ and a champagne toast at midnight. 

, Orland Park
When: 9 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Cost: Free with a hat or scarf donation to benefit teens battling cancer; registration required
What's on tap? This year's theme is "LIVE2GIVE" in partnership with The in Orland Park, a nonprofit organization supporting more than 7,600 young cancer patients each month. The event will feature live music from the band Icon for Hire, food, tshirt giveaways, games, prizes and a celebration countdown. All students grades 7-12 are welcome but must be preregistered. To do so, visit www.thebridgeteencenter.org or call 708-532-0500.

, Frankfort
When: 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 
Cost: $75. 
What's on tap? It's not called the Black and White Spectacular for nothing. Come dressed in your best black-and-white attire and enjoy a buffet dinner, a champagne toast and music from Johnny & Coax. Purchase tickets at CD & ME's website.

, New Lenox
When: 7 p.m.
Cost: $55
What's on tap? Charleston's is offering a package including a dinner buffet, domestic beers and a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations suggested but not required.  

, Frankfort
When: 8 p.m. to midnight
Cost: $50. Reservations required. 
What's on tap? Chicago Blu is keeping tickets limited to guarantee everyone a seat. The party includes an hors d'oeuvres buffet, top shelf open bar, a champagne toast and music by DJ Jimbo. 

, New Year's Eve Gala, Oak Forest
When: Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at 7:30 p.m., dinner at 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $65/person
What's on tap? New Year's Eve gala with a premium four-hour open bar, elegant dinner and party favors. Call to make reservations: 708-687-9323.

, Family New Year's Eve Party, Oak Forest
When: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Emerald Room
Cost: $26 per each adult, $10 kids ages 4-12 (3 and under free)
What's on tap? New Year's Eve Family party features a buffet dinner at 5 p.m. and a toast (champagne for grownups, sparkling juice for kids) at 6 p.m. Call to make reservations: 708-687-9323.

, Frankfort
When: Until 4 a.m.
Cost: $10 cover or $35 including open bar from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
What's on tap? Durbin's New Year's Eve Party at the Pub features an appetizer buffet, party favors, a DJ and a champagne toast. 

, Orland Park
When: 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Cost: The party package is $95 person, but to stay overnight in a standard room and attend the party is $345 per couple, or $465 per couple to stay in a whirlpool suite (at the time of this writing, there were two suites left).
What's on tap? Dinner of filet mignon, unlimited cocktails, appetizers, champagne toast at midnight, dancing and continental breakfast with fresh fruit late night. Call to make reservations: 708-403-1757

Heroes West, Joliet
When: 9 p.m.
Cost: $65 per person
What's on tap? Live music by local favorite cover band Hi Infidelity, appetizers, dinner, raffles and open bar until 12:30 a.m. Discounts available at the nearby Ramada so you can spend the night without driving. To make reservations, call 815-725-1234. 

, Hometown
When: 7:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Cost: $25 for indivuduals or $40 per couple
What's on tap? Join the Hometown-Murray VFW for a New Year's Eve Luau. The evening includes drinks, dinner and dancing. Bring you own lei or get one at the VFW. Call the post for details at 708-422-9800.

, Tinley Park
Until 4 a.m.
What's on tap?
Cost includes open bar, premium appetizers, champagne toast, party favors and live music by Red Hot Riot. Call for reservations: 708-429-7000.

, Palos Heights
When: 9 p.m.- 2 a.m. (bar package hours)
Cost: Dinner and bar package $65, bar only package $35
What's on tap? Dinner (choice of red snapper, prime rib, chicken limone or chicken marsala with soup, salad and sides), drinks and fun. Call to make reservations or for more information: 708-371-2500.

, Frankfort
When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Cost: Call the bar for details and reservations. Group packages available.
What's on tap? Pete Mitchell's will have appetizers, drinks, a DJ, a champagne toast and more. The bar also will be having a Liberty Bowl Party from 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 31 with a free buffet and drink specials.

, Palos Hills
When: 9 p.m.
Cost: $60
What's on tap? A drink package plus DJ Bafia and Mark Galecki spin. They ask we dress to impress and only a few spots remain, so make your reservations by phone ASAP: 708-974-9085

Riddles Comedy Club, Alsip
When: Show starts at 7 p.m.
Cost: $65
What's on tap? Show by Jim Dailakis performs for an audience of 21 and over.

, Orland Park
7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
$95 per person
What's on tap? 
The Dancing Noodles provide entertainment along with DEEJYAYS from Tone Productions spinning music from the 50s-80s. A photo booth will be on hand to capture the fun. Also included in the cover charge: drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and a dinner of Filet Mignon, Chicken Marsala, potatoes, roasted green beans with tomato and blood orange champagne cheesecake for dessert. Continental breakfast will be served after midnight. Reservations required: call 708-349.6940 ext. 5. 

, Oak Lawn
8 p.m., show starts at 9:30 p.m.
What's on tap? 
What a better way to bring in the New Year than with comedy at the Creek! Come to Stony Creek for a night of 21+ laughter with some of the funniest comedians right here in your own backyard. Hosted by local comedian Fritz Gary Nothnagel. The reservation deadline has passed for dinner, but an appetizer menu will be available during the show and cash bar. Call Mary Grana at 708-398-6284 or email grabmyseat@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

, New Lenox  
When: 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Cost: $30
What's on tap? Cover charge provides all you can drink call liquor, selected wines and domestic beers between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. plus party favors, raffles and a champagne toast at midnight. Call for more information: 815-462-8420.

, Palos Heights
When: 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Cost: $50 at the door on Dec 31 or $45 per person (plus a $10 gift card not to be used on NYE) with tickets purchased before December 30
What's on tap? Party includes live entertainment, five hours of premium bar (Grey Goose, Ketel One, Jim Beam), domestic and imported bottles and drafts, champagne toast at midnight, plus appetizers and pizzas also at midnight.

, Orland Park
When: 10 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Cost: $70
What's on tap? DJ Billy spins for the New Year's Eve party. Also includes an open top shelf bar, dinner buffet, balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. Call for more information: 708-364-0100.

Patricia Bailey December 31, 2011 at 05:16 PM
New Years Eve with The KingSnakes What a way to say goodbye to 2011 and welcome in 2012 with our favorite local blues band. Jim "Ang" Anderson and cohorts (one is Palos Park resident, Mike Bailey) don't usually play New Years Eve but they love EdnJoe's so much they agreed to party with us and play some blues while they're at it. Slow blues, fast blues, sad blues or happy blues, you'll hear it all played by a group of guys who have been marinated in Chicago Blues. Come party in a warm and friendly atmosphere with great food, good drink and hot live music. Happy New Year! 9pm til 1am Never Ever A Cover Charge! New Years Eve- Noon to 1am Open For Dine-In, Take-Out & Delivery until 10pm New Years Eve Party starts at 9pm featuring the KingSnakes. MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW No Cover Charge New Years Day 1130am to 5pm Take-Out and Delivery ONLY Bears and Bowl Game Special. $.50 Wings sold in 5, 10, or 20 pieces $5.00 off any 14" Large or 16" Family Pizzas
Lorraine Swanson December 31, 2011 at 05:24 PM
This sounds great but where exactly is it? Can you please provide an address.
Patricia Bailey December 31, 2011 at 09:28 PM
17332 Oak Park Ave # 1 Tinley Park, IL 60477-4091 (708) 532-3051
Patricia Bailey December 31, 2011 at 09:28 PM
17332 Oak Park Ave # 1 Tinley Park, IL 60477-4091 (708) 532-3051


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