Thanksgiving is for the feasters, the hopeless gravy romantics and the shameless carb-loaders. In other words, our kind of people.
Before you make it to Thanksgiving dinner with the fam, there are some partying duties to take care of first. It’s the day to share thanks, so bring your gratitude to one of these hot spots hosting Thanksgiving Eve parties on Wednesday, November 21. You have to work up an appetite somehow, right?
For the fourth year in a row, Side Bar is asking you to show them your cans for the Thanksgiving Can Drive. Bring in six cans of food and enjoy a hosted bar from 8-9pm, with no cover until 11pm. All cans will be donated to Mama’s Kitchen, truly a great way to give back to the community. Last year, they filled three large bins worth of canned food for Mama’s Kitchen, and this year they hope to top that. Get details here
View photos from last year’s Industry Can Drive at Side Bar here
Rapper Driicky Graham will celebrate his 21st birthday with a live performance at Stingaree. His single “Snap Backs & Tattoos” has blown up throughout the country, even peaking at number 73 on the US Billboard Hot 100. And this young rap star is just getting started. Don’t miss your chance to party and play with Driicky. Get details here
The MYNT series at 207 in Hard Rock Hotel is usually strictly for Thursday nights. But in honor of Thanksgiving, the festivities will go down on Wednesday with some hot beats by DJ Dynamiq and the smokin’ Wendi Cakes. Guests to the party can enjoy $5 Skyy drinks until 11pm – a deal you will be more than grateful for. Get details here
Before you devour your turkey and potatoes, snag a side of EDM. FLUXX moves its weekly series to Wednesday with special guest DJ Quintino. With a lifelong passion for dance music and one of the leading forces in the global music scene today, Quintino is a household name and international success. He’s worked with Tiesto and Afrojack, and now brings his unique style to the FLUXX scene. Get details here
Turkeys go electric at the Get Stuffed Industry Party at Voyeur. Head in for a hosted bar by Stoli from 10pm-11pm. For party-people in the giving mood, donating a canned food at the door will get you discounted entry. Beats for the night will come straight from the masterminds of Carlo, Arkon, Mike Delgado, Colourvision, plus tons more. Get details here
For those who can’t be with their loved ones during the holidays, Bar West is there for you. They’re gathering friends for the ultimate Orphan Thanksgiving night. Enjoy no cover with $5 Jameson all night. No need to be lonely this Thanksgiving; Bar West has enough party love for everyone! Get details here
No work or school the next day means The Onyx Room is ready to play. The 3rd Annual Gobble and Groove Thanksgiving Eve won’t charge cover before 10:30pm, but get there early to avoid lines. Two levels, three rooms, 10 DJs, a photobooth and giveaways make for a night you’ll say thanks to…later. Get details here
Mark Farina rallies in the pre-Thanksgiving celebration at Spin Nightclub. Mark’s house sets take fans to the jazzy side of Chicago house music mixed with a gritty urban style. Don’t miss out on the two rooms of music, rooftop patio and hot beats also coming from Jason Videna, Cris Herrera, Paul Najera and Lucky J staying hot until 4am. Get details here
It’s back! The biggest 18 and up, all local DJ EDM event returns to House of Blues on Wednesday. Welcome in Thanksgiving with a little bit of jungle animal action. All are encouraged to done their finest beast-inspired costumes while House of Blues brings in the lazers, glow wands, blow up animals and hanging birds. Catch DJs Mr. Nice Guy, CaliParis, Jake Talcott and many more. Get details here
La Jolla’s Ultra Lounge celebrates the pre-Turkey Day with style. Music by DJ Julz will fuel the night, playing the best hip-hop, top hits, party rock and '80s. Start your party off on the right foot with $5 shots all night. Doors open at 9:30pm. Get details here