If you think boating season is over, you’ve clearly never been aboard the swanky Spirit of Chicago. The 192-foot yacht boasts four decks, three of them totally enclosed and climate controlled. So even when the wind is whipping across Lake Michigan in the late evening hours of Saturday, November 12th, you’ll still be comfortable aboard the Late Night Booze Cruise.
The cruise departs from Navy Pier at 11:30 p.m., but boarding begins at 11:15. You’re encouraged to arrive and get the party started early (and avoid missing the boat). Once on board, head to any of the fully stocked cash bars to grab your first cocktail, beer, or glass of wine. Then choose your deck and dance to chart-topping hits and hip-hop favorites spun by some of Chicago’s hottest DJs. If you’re adequately bundled up, you might even want to go all the way to the fourth deck to get some fresh air. At midnight the buffet opens! Take a break from the imbibing and dancing to have a proper meal, then head back out to the dance floor. Tickets start at $25.