Bars in Peoria are getting ready for the New Year

PEORIA - Bars in Peoria have been planning their New Year's celebration for months.

Bryan Harlan, owner of Tannins & Hops in Peoria says, "I'm stoked. I'm nervous, I'm excited at the exact same time. We started planning the New Year’s Eve party probably back in about September."

Pat Sullivan is on of the owners of Kelleher's Irish Pub. He says, "We've gotta make sure it's planned ahead. Make sure people have what they're expected to have and we want the service to be as top notch as we can."

Tannins and Hops is a relatively new bar. It just opened 5 months ago, and they're excited to kick of the new year with their one of a kind party.

Harlan says, "We want to bring something really kind of unique to the Peoria area. We feel that we've done that in our restaurant, so we're gonna make an exclusive Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve party this coming New Year’s."

While Tannins and Hops is pushing to be new and different, Kelleher's Irish Pub has been serving the Peoria community for 17 years now, and they're excited to see their customers relive some old memories.

Sullivan says, "It's sort of neat because we're getting people that have gotten engaged here and now they're married and have kids. People coming in with their parents and says this is where we met, this is this and that you know, so it's neat to have people come back and it's also neat to have the new people come in."

No matter how you're spending your New Year’s Eve, business owners say the most important thing is to have fun and stay safe.

Sullivan says, "We want you back, so going out and getting a DUI or in a wreck doesn't help anybody, so we want them to be safe. That's why we're gonna have food all the way ‘til one o'clock in the morning."


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