10 Best New Year’s Eve Bars in Illinois

From the busy streets of Chicago to sleepy rural communities, New Year’s Eve is always a cause for celebration in Illinois. Check out any of these top bars where you can celebrate this year.

The Violet Hour, Chicago, IL

The Violet Hour is hailed by many as one of the best bars in Chicago. So why not spend your New Year’s Eve treating yourself to the best? Head to this trendy spot to kick off the new year the right way.

Curve Inn, Springfield, IL

There are no curveballs when you spend your evening at the Curve Inn in Springfield because you always know you’ll have a wonderful time. Head to this traditional roadhouse for a relaxed and fun New Year’s Eve celebration.

Punch Bar, Champaign, IL

The Punch Bar and Lounge is one of Champaign’s favorite places to grab a delicious bite and a tasty, refreshing drink. Head to this stylish bar to enjoy a uniquely retro New Year’s Eve party.

Fox Pub, Peoria, IL

Everyone in the Peoria area knows that the Fox Pub is one of the best places to go when you want to let off some steam on a night out. It’s even better on New Year’s Eve, when this British pub hosts a unique New Year’s Eve celebration that rings in the new year on England time.

Rosie’s Pub, Bloomington, IL

Head to historic downtown Bloomington to take advantage of one of the town’s most beloved treasures: Rosie’s Pub. This classic neighborhood bar offers a warm and welcoming place to enjoy a fantastic New Year’s Eve.

The Crowbar, Decatur, IL

Whether you’re in the mood for great food, a fun atmosphere, live music, or top-notch drinks, The Crowbar is the place to go. If you’ll be in the Decatur area for New Year’s Eve, head to this local favorite for a party to remember.

Smartbar, Chicago, IL

Smartbar is an independent nightclub where you can expect to hear great music and enjoy a spectacular atmosphere any time. Unsurprisingly, it’s a popular spot for Chicagoans to ring in the new year.

Roger’s Place, Belleville, IL

When you’re looking for a party, there’s nowhere quite like Roger’s Place. This Belleville favorite welcomes everyone and has everything you need for a fabulous start to the year ahead.

Crabby’s Bar and Grill, Coal Valley, IL

No one can be in a crabby mood at Crabby’s Bar and Grill. This unassuming roadside bar is a destination people throughout the Coal Valley look forward to, especially on New Year’s Eve when it pulls out all the stops.

Rural on Tap, Rockford, IL

Rural on Tap is the go-to taphouse in Rockford. This local tavern specializes in simply delicious beer, so head here for New Year’s Eve to ring in the new year with a cold one.

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