Chandler's NYE Par-Tay
Send 2012 out in style at Chandler's Chophouse's New Year's Eve 2013. The evening includes a five-hour open bar package from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., a five-course dinner with hors d'oeuvres, a video countdown to midnight, champagne toast, balloon drop and favors. $89.99 per person. Purchase a table of 10 and get a $50 gift certificate.
Chandler's Chophouse, 401 N. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. (847) 885-9009 or chandlerschophouse.com.
Finn's New Year's Eve
Hit the Amber Room for your NYE pleasure. The night includes open bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., heavy appetizers and a champagne toast. Samadhi Vibe rocks out all evening. $60 in advance or $75 at the door. Also, take the taste of Mickey Finn's home with 32-ounce growlers. Growlers are $2.50 to purchase and start at $7.50 for refills.
Mickey Finn's Brewery, 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 362-6688 or mickeyfinnsbrewery.com.
Lombard's French Quarter New Orleans Kitchen knows a good deal. On Thirsty Thursdays, order your favorite well drink for just $1. So that's any mixed drink made with off-brand booze -- screwdrivers, vodka and cranberry, rum and cokes. You name it. One dollar until 1 a.m. Can't make it in on Thursday? Swing by for karaoke on Sunday with $3 domestics, $3 well drinks and $5 Jameson.
French Quarter New Orleans Kitchen, 44 Yorktown Center, Lombard. (630) 495-2700 or facebook.com/fqrestaurant,
-- Sara Hooker