NYE is right around the corner and you still don't know where you want to go? Don't worry! We made a last minute guide based off what you're searching for when the ball drops.
Here are some last minute options for your NYE in Chicago:
Under 21? No Problem!
Reaction NYE (18+): React Presents is putting on another big bagger for the Festy Kids and Kandi Kids. Skrillex along with Chance the Rapper, Get Real, Purity Ring are among the list playing at three different stages. It's on the pricey side but you get a chance to be caught on TV when the ball drops!
Price: $160 Buy Tickets
Getter and Party Thieves (18+): If you're looking for some Dubstep and Drum and Bass head over to the El Rey Ballroom to see these two. You better scoop up some tickets fast though; it's going to be a popular event this NYE. Thankfully, it's on the cheap side of events for NYE in Chicago.
Price: $30 Buy Tickets
Looking for the Underground Vibes and Secret Locations?
SpyBar (21+): Spybar will be a perfect option for those looking for an underground event because, well, Spybar is underground. The club will be playing Electro and House all night with Chris Lake. It's the typical price for last minute NYE, however you receive a lot with your package. Starting at 9pm, you'll get party favors, hors d'oeuvers, and toasting champagne when you purchase your entry ticket.
Price: $100 Buy Tickets
Paradigm Presents (21+): The king of underground vibes and secret locations. Paradigm Presents promises "no amateurs, no bad MCs." Matthew Dear will be getting deep all night. Very limited tickets are available so move fast on this one. If you're into House and Techno this will be the place to be.
Price: $20-40 Buy Tickets
Erika, Christina Chatfield, Titonton Duvante, NBFC (21+): If you're looking for a secret location event, this is it. Erika along with many, many others will be spinning lush Techno and House. You get the location the day of the event and receive complimentary champagne and fresh fruit. Tickets are of course at the last release, however still not as pricey as some other events in Chicago.
Price: $30 Buy Tickets
Are you a little, Funky Hippie?
Lettuce, Future Rock, and Turbo Suit (18+): Make your way to The Riviera Theatre for some Funk and electronic. Not only is this an under 21 event, it won't break the bank at about $50 in Chicago. Get yourself to this event for some jazz and funk.
Price: $50 Buy Tickets
Need a typical bar or nightclub NYE?
evilOlive (21+): Chicago's own Felix Da Housecat will be spinning with Farley Jackmaster Funk and many others. evilOlive is the perfect relaxed bar mixed with a nightclub feel. If you are looking for some true Chicago House make the time to go to evilOlive in Noble Square.
Price: $35 Buy Tickets
Smart Bar (21+): Smart Bar is gaining a lot of popularity not just in Chicago but farther away. Not only do you get to see Prismatic's techno set, if you reserve seats you get a bunch of other goodies with it. You receive a gift bag, posters, and 4 drink tickets. Open at 9pm, don't wait too long to head over there if you didn't reserve a seat.
Price: $35-125 Buy Tickets
Need a Chillwave and Psychedelic NYE?
Neon Indian (21+): If you are feeling like an easy NYE, Neon Indian will be a solid choice. This will be a smooth night with Neon Indian's DJ set. He is mainly known for indie-electronic and his psychedelic vibes will help you get through NYE without any hassle or big-to-do.
Price: $40 Buy Tickets
Can't decide between a Rapper or Electronic music?
Lil Jon DJ Set (21+): The most expensive event on this list and also the most fickle. Lil Jon is playing at Studio Paris, not as a hip-hop rapper as we once knew him, but as a "DJ." He will be joined by DJ Jerzy, a radio personality. Along with the opportunity to see Lil Jon as his new venter, you will get hors d'oeuvres, and bar packages.
Price: $185 Buy Tickets
There you have it! Your last minute guide to NYE in Chicago. Hope you found your special place to ring in the New Year!