So it's going to be my 21st birthday on Thursday and I'm looking for something fun to do. I live in the western suburbs and some friends and I are going to go out but I'm just not too sure where to go. I'm looking for some place with a reasonable price and parking. I like kitchy places like tiki bars and also some Irish pubs. I want everyone to have a good time so if they have any fun activites like kareoke or dancing that would be fun. If anyone could help that would be great.
So this is not quite what you asked for, but Quartino's is a fun Italian restaurant right in the middle of Streeterville. They have lots of mid-sized portions that you can share and lots of wines by the glass (now that you're legal and all).
Not any activities there aside from eating, but its right in the middle of the Near North entertainment district, so you can always wander around and find something to do.
As far as parking goes, you won't find any deals in that area, so just be prepared to pay up in that regard, but it's not really that bad. Maybe $20 a car?
So no tiki or karaoke, but a good place for dinner and a good launching pad for the rest of the night.