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New Year’s Eve at The Whistler

w/ Research & Development

Ages 21 and up
Saturday, December 31
SHOW: 9pm
ADV $60 / DOS $75

Each year on New Year’s Eve, The Whistler highlights a new resident DJ or performer; and this year they present the newest crown jewel of their monthly programming calendar:¬†Research¬†& Development. R&D is a music series focused on cutting-edge electronic sounds and dance music. Resident DJs JS Alvarez and Makeen, along with NYE special guest Kona FM, explore techno culture and the various electronic genres and movements that mutated from it.

R&D not only refers to the music, but also how The Whistler approaches its inventive cocktail program: always researching and developing new flavors, combinations, and presentations. On NYE, the menu will feature the Whistler bar team’s favorite drinks from 2022, and will preview some from the coming year, as well.

NYE tickets include 3 drinks (2 drink tickets + midnight toast) and guaranteed entry. Drink tickets are good for any Whistler menu cocktail, beer, cider, wine, or highball/spirit ($13 & under). A full menu of non-alcoholic options is also available.

The Whistler is a bar, gallery, record label, and venue that hosts live music and DJs. Their award-winning cocktail program features an always-changing menu of classics, contemporary favorites, and Whistler originals. Opened in 2008, their stage hosts an eclectic mix of jazz, DJs, film screenings, readings, and various other artistic endeavors. Awards include 2019 Chicago Reader “Best Bar”, 2016 Time Out Chicago “Bar of the Year”, GQ Magazine’s “25 Best Cocktail Bars in America”, 2009 Time Out Chicago “Best New Bar”.