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Guide to Chicago: December 30 – January 5

Chicago Local Guides

Tacoteqa + BK DJ Set

FRIDAY, 12/30, 10pm: Kick off your weekend with some mega-delicious eats from Tacoteqa! Munch everything from tacos to elote and pozole while sippin’ one of our specialty cocktails including margaritas, agua frescas and more! (Free entry) 

FRIDAY, 12/30, 10pm: After getting your fill of eats from Tacoteqa, meet us in the Den for a DJ set by BK! He’ll be spinning up old school hip-hop & soul jams on the ones & twos all night. Let’s jam. (Free entry)

NYE 2017: Forever Now Presents Concrete Jungle

SATURDAY, 12/31, 8pmPrepare for an epic NYE celebration at Freehand Chicago! Join us at 8pm for surf & turf bites, Shaker cocktail hits and Concrete Jungle themed DJ sets by William Galvan of Forever Now, Gio Sandz of The Fancy Fux and Fonz & Leo of Glass Lux! Think house party meets New Wave + Tropical Chic. Table reservations with party perks available! (Free entry, $250 party package)

New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch River Cruise

SUNDAY, 1/1, 1pm: Recover from your NYE celebration with a Champagne Brunch River Cruise on New Year’s Day! All aboard the Odyssey II at Navy Pier and enjoy brunch & champagne while taking in all those amazing views of the city from Lake Michigan! ($74.90 – $94.90)

Happy Hour at The Broken Shaker

MONDAY, 1/2, 4pmMake the first Monday of the New Year extra happy at Broken Shaker’s happy hour. Try one of the new cocktails from our winter menu and make a toast to 2017! (Free entry)

Free Comedy at the Laugh Factory

TUESDAY, 1/3, 7:30pmAdd a little humor to your week and head over to the Laugh Factory for Free Comedy Tuesdays! Grab your crew and prepare to laugh the night away from standup by local comedians. (Free)

Ice Skating at Millennium Park

WEDNESDAY, 1/4, 12pmIndulge in the winter wonders of Chicago and grab your crew to go ice skating at Millennium Park! Skate under the iconic Bean, and enjoy this Chicago winter tradition. (Free, $12 skate rentals available)

Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show at Empty Bottle

THURSDAY, 1/5, 9pmHead over to the Empty Bottle to experience an incredible analog liquid light show this Thursday! This San Francisco tradition, pioneered by Principal Lance Gordon, will be bringing it’s psychedelic amazingness to Chicago with incredible visuals accompanied by live performances from Dead Feathers, Calliope and Diagonal! ($8)