10 Best New Year’s Eve Bars in Illinois!

It's that time of year again to plan the perfect way to ring in the New Year. But don't worry if you're in Illinois - you don't have to go far for an epic celebration! Check out our list of the state's 9 best New Year's Eve bars. From chic downtown spots to your favorite neighborhood dive, you'll find the perfect place to make your New Year's Eve unforgettable.

The Violet Hour, Chicago, IL

The Violet Hour is a sparkling destination for ringing in the New Year. With its award-winning bar program and artisanal cocktails, you'll surely witness authentic pre-prohibition-style drinks in style. Enjoy a seasonally rotating cocktail list and sip the night away for a significant start to the new year.

Curve Inn, Springfield, IL

For New Year's Eve, head to Curve Inn! The doors open at 8 pm, and for just $5, you can enjoy classic nightlife entertainment with Off the Wall from 9 pm to 12:30 am. At 10 pm, enjoy complimentary Antonio's pizza, a Champagne toast with superstar DJ Mikee, and party favors.

Punch Bar, Champaign, IL

Punch Bar will host a spectacular New Year's Eve event, perfect for saying farewell to 2023! The requested attire is Red Carpet Ready, with no cover charge. Guests will enjoy a free champagne toast at midnight and look out for the featured cocktails, too.

Fox Pub, Peoria, IL

Feel the magic of New Year's Eve at The Fox Pub! Gather with family and friends for fun and festivities like no other. Celebrate with scrumptious food, drinks, music, and more as you ring at the start of a new year.

Rosie’s Pub, Bloomington, IL

Rosie's Pub is the perfect setting for a smashing New Year's celebration! Located in Historic Downtown Bloomington in an old building with a storied past, you can enjoy great food and drinks to mark the start of 2024. Spend the night in one of the oldest buildings in town and make your New Year's toast to the good times ahead!

The Crowbar, Decatur, IL

Welcome 2024 with a bang at The Crowbar! Indulge in appetizing confections, listen to soulful music, and enjoy exciting games like karaoke and poker. Make the new year count with your loved ones at the hottest spot in town!

Smartbar, Chicago, IL

Celebrate the New Year in the chic and stylish Smartbar! Get ready to party with a special lineup of talented DJs and producers at QUEEN! of Diamonds New Year's Eve. Sing and dance into the early hours of 2024.

Roger’s Place, Belleville, IL

Roger's Place is the most popular hangout in the neighborhood! Celebrate the New Year at this neighborhood bar with ice-cold drafts and a vibrant outdoor beer garden. Plus, show off your skills in the video gaming arena! Enjoy a fun-filled New Year's Eve with friends at Roger's Place.

Rural on Tap, Rockford, IL

Rural on Tap is the ideal destination to celebrate the New Year in an entertaining and super casual atmosphere! Enjoy delightful new American grandiose pub fare, craft beers, and exclusively created and quintessential cocktails in one place. Whether you're looking for an evening of comfort food and drinks with friends or a night out on the town, Rural on Tap has it all.

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