… your 30th


Tippling Hall

You’re old enough to appreciate a good drink but young enough to stay out until the wee hours, and this expansive new spot fits both bills. Open till 5 a.m. on Saturdays, it has a 24-page drink menu with excellent options for all of your party people. River North, 646 N. Franklin St., tipplinghall.com

… your 40th

The Berkshire Room

Chic and classy but not wild and crazy, the Acme Hotel’s lounge is perfect for ushering in a decade when you still want to hit the hot spots but prefer to avoid the mobs. The crowd includes cocktail connoisseurs and groupies of seasoned mixologist Benjamin Schiller. River North, 15 E. Ohio St., theberkshireroom.com

… your 50th

The Aviary

This is a big birthday. You want to spend it drinking well, not fighting for a table. The online ticketing system here offers rezzies for parties of up to six. High-concept drinks double as art. They run upward of $20, but heck, it’s your day. Fulton Market, 955 W. Fulton Market, theaviary.com

… your 60th

City Winery

Skip the masses and rent a private space in this winery and concert venue. It can accommodate anything from a 15-person gathering in the winery-adjacent barrel room to a 220-guest affair with a live band in the concert space. You’re worth the splurge. West Loop, 1200 W. Randolph St., citywinery.com