We all know the obvious things to do in Chicago for New Year's. You can go to Chi-Town Rising and freeze your butt off waiting for a star to rise. You can go to Navy Pier and spend way too much money on one overcrowded night. But what else is there to do in Chicago? Lucky for you, I've done the appropriate research to help you have a night to remember (or maybe not remember).
1. Spend the night in River North, one of the best club scenes in Chicago.
Multiple clubs are doing great packages this year!
2. New Year's Eve At Rock Bottom
This is perfect if you want a downtown experience but don't want to spend downtown cash.
3. Waveland Bowl's New Year's
This is perfect if you have kids! It includes an evening of bowling, food, and fun!
4. Party with Kiss FM at the Hilton
This one is a bit more expensive (somehow still not as expensive as Navy Pier, though) but it's supposed to be a pretty great time.
5. Party in Wrigleyville.
After all, the Cubs did just win the World Series. What better way to ring in the New Year's? You can find some incredibly cheap packages on the strip. For example, a dive bar, Merkle's, is doing a $40 package that includes an open bar, DJ, food, and a champagne toast. Can't beat that.