New Year’s Eve at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub 12.31

Fun Festivities Include Champagne Split or the Champagne of Beers

Wednesday, December 31
 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. 

$15 in advance, $20 at the door

Forget crazy cover charges and over-the-top occasions this New Year’s Eve. Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, the subterranean spot in the heart of Streeterville, will offer a simply fun, “no frills” option. For just $15 (in advance; $20 at the door), party guests will receive either a split of champagne or the “champagne of beers,” a Miller High Life tall boy. Party favors and party tunes spun by a guest DJ will keep the festivities going ’til 4 a.m.

Chef Corey Grupe’s dinner and late night menu will be available in addition to 48 craft brews on draft. Various countdowns from around the world will be shown on 72 screens. New Year’s Eve tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub
622 North Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611

New Year’s Day Pacifico PJ Party at High Noon Saloon 1.1

High Noon Saloon Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

High Noon Saloon Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

High Noon Saloon
1560 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60622

Featuring drink deals, brunch service and the Blackhawks

High Noon Saloon starts the New Year with brunch service from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and all-day drink deals such as $4 Pacifico drafts, $3 mango or orange mimosas, $5 bloody marys, $15 bottles of bubbly with a half carafe of orange juice, and $3 Jameson shots. Pajamas are encouraged for brunch and welcomed all day. The regular menu is offered from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and the bar is open from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. on Thursday, January 1.

High Noon Saloon is an official Chicago Blackhawks bar and they host a watch party for the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, which features the Hawks against the Washington Capitals in Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. at noon, and the bar screens NCAA bowl games all day.

Brunch Selections
Huevos Rancheros
Two over-easy eggs, crispy tostadas, black beans, Serrano chiles, tomatoes, avocado salsa, queso fresco, cilantro ($9)

Bandit Skillet
Two fried eggs, Cheddar Jack cheese, sweet peppers, red onions, applewood-smoked bacon, chorizo, black beans, tomatoes, roasted potatoes ($10)

Two over-easy eggs, Barbacoa-style braised chicken, tomatillo salsa, queso fresco, cilantro, sour cream ($10)

Breakfast Burrito
Scrambled eggs, chorizo, Cheddar Jack cheese, avocado, tomatoes, lettuce, roasted potatoes ($9)

French Toast
Texas toast, powdered sugar, Kahlua crème anglaise, fresh seasonal fruit ($9)

High Noon Saloon’s regular hours of operation: 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. The kitchen is open until 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and until midnight Friday and Saturday. All major credit cards accepted. For reservations, please phone 773-227-9339.

Pomegranate-Champagne Punch- New Year’s Punch Recipe

This easy punch is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Pomegranate-Champagne Punch

1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
1 cup pear nectar
1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
1 bottle (750 ml) Champagne

In a large pitcher, combine pomegranate juice, pear nectar, and orange-flavored liqueur. Slowly add Champagne. Serve over ice.

Recipe adapted from: