POUR IT UP: NYE PARTIES, LIBATIONS AND DELICIOUS FEASTS
It’s that time of year again – when we Angelenos freak out about the weather and realize we’ve only got three weeks to achieve the new years resolutions we completely forgot about once our post-NYE hangovers hit. But never fear, with each new year comes a fresh opportunity to make resolutions-we-won’t-keep. So, let’s toast to 2014 the only way we know how: by eating, drinking and partying to our hearts delight. Scope our list below to pick your poison.
OMFG! NYE Los Angeles w/ Boys Noize, Madeon & More
WHAT: If EDM and electro music sound like your idea of a good time,OMFG! will be the place to be to. Prepare to display your fist pumping talents in front of many.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 31st | Doors open at 4pm
WHERE: Shrine Expo Hall | 655 W. Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90007
COST: $40 – $60
The Bazaar by Jose Andres
WHAT: If you can’t decide on an intimate dinner, or a raging party come NYE, get the best of both worlds. The 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve “Spanish Masquerade” will allow you to take part in traditional NYE festivities, but with a little less commitment to blackouts and more award winning food options.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 31st | 8pm – 1:30am
WHERE: 465 South La Cienega Boulevard
COST: $250 | limited number of advance-purchase tickets are available for $150 before December 26th | VIP table packages available.
Grand Park NYE
WHAT: Contrary to popular belief, LA has a park and this year it is adorned with large scale projections, art installations, food trucks and performances to satisfy your NYE cravings. You can also test your rebellious side by drinking in company with City Hall.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 31st | 6pm-12:30am
WHERE: Grand Park | 200 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
WHAT: An ELEVEN course traditional Japanese New Year’s inspired menu with a complimentary clinking of champagne glasses at midnight – n/naka throws a party with a side of culture.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 31st
WHERE: 3455 S. Overland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034
COST: $225 per person | $85 optional wine pairing | Call 310.836.6252 for reservations
Chaya presents a Monte Carlo NYE
WHAT: As if you won’t be spending enough money on attire, alcohol, and appetizers, you can add a side of gambling to the mix.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 31st
WHERE: 525 S. Flower st. Los Angeles CA 90071
COST: $85 per person
Dustbowl Revival w/ The Record Company
WHAT: If you can’t be convinced to go to this event by the great performers, there is an open bar.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 31st | Doors open at 8pm
WHERE: The Mint LA | 6010 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
COST: $80 adv | $90 day of | $280 (Package of 4 tickets)
KCRW Presents: The Black and White Ball
WHAT: If you spent your last NYE on the couch in sweats, stop being lazy and make a little effort. KCRW gives you music, dinner, and a reason to rock your best monochromatic look.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 31st | 9pm – 1:30am
WHERE: Viceroy Hotel | 1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
COST: $175 General Admission | VIP Cabanas available
RHONDAPOLIS at The Standard, DTLA
WHAT: The Standard is transformed into a polysexual playhouse with 13 floors, 4 discotheques, and 180 rooms of pure party. Also, if you decide to book a room, you get to nurse a hangover by day drinking on The Rooftop.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 31st | 8pm- ???
WHERE: The Standard, Downtown LA | 550 S. Flower St. Los Angeles, CA 90071
COST: $30 – $50 | Rooms starting at $295
Gordon Ramsay NYE Dinner
WHAT: Choose your level of gluttony, with an early three-course meal and a five-course availability for later in the evening. You still get the chance to hit up that downtown loft party after for a kiss with a stranger come midnight. But, if Gordon Ramsay’s vibes are right, there is an option to join in on a champagne toast right at your dinner table.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 31st | Three-course menu 5-8pm | Five-course menu 8:30-11:30pm
WHERE: 1020 N. San Vicente BLVD., West Hollywood, CA 90069
COST: $95 per person | $145 midnight champagne toast
Belle Epoque at Skybar
WHAT: What’s NYE without a little naughtiness? Get a skyline as a backdrop for the burlesque dancers, live music and DJs that will serve as your entertainment. But don’t take too much advantage of the open bar, we don’t want to be held responsible for any tragedies that could occur if you suddenly believe you could fly.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 31st | 8pm – 2am
WHERE: Mondrian Hotel | 8440 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood CA
COST: $125 – $150
Boys Noize photo cred: Jerry Lin