Written By: Charlotte Farrell New Year in LA
It’s hard enough to find a parking space in Los Angeles, let alone figure out your plans for a holiday celebration like New Year’s Eve. And whether you find yourself sans a midnight kiss companion or surrounded by all your buds or your date, we have some stellar options to ensure that you are in good company as you count down. Ten, nine, eight…
New Year in LA
Hop aboard the luxury yacht Fantasea One. Over 125-feet long, the yacht consists of four levels, outdoor decks, lounges and two dance floors for you to shake it like a polaroid picture (shoutout to 2003). Tickets include two premium drinks, a midnight Champagne toast, an unlimited buffet to soak up all those beverages, a chill cruise, party favors so your Insta snaps look extra sparkly, a DJ and a front seat view of some of the firework shows happening along the water.
Native Knowledge: Hurry! This soirée has sold out every year, so get your tickets ASAP!
Fantasea Yacht One, Dock 52
13509 Fiji Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
You’ve heard of it. It’s one of the hottest nightlife and music venues in Hollywood, and for NYE, take part in their swanky party and expect it to be packed with A-list amenities like five hours of premium open bar service and a live DJ spinning the best in hip-hop, house and top 40 tracks—cue “Despacito.” Lose your voice as you shout along to the countdown, all while you say “Cheers!” with a complimentary Champagne toast.
Native Knowledge: Past A-list clientele includes Drake, Lady Gaga, Jessica Alba, Mischa Barton, Kourtney Kardashian and Joe Jonas. Team Joe for life.
8713 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Hollywood nightlife gets poppin’ with the uber-cool NYE party at Poppy Nightclub. The star-studded venue is the newest addition to the h.wood Group collection, plus, it’s a total celebrity magnet. This shindig at Poppy is fit for Hollywood royalty.
Native Knowledge: Make sure you’re dressed to impress, because there’s no telling who you might run into!
755 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Cheers to 2018 as you hear the crashing waves of the Pacific. This beach bar is right across from the ocean off of PCH, and it is always a good venue for those who love a nice sea breeze. Sip on cocktails that are both fresh and vibrant while you boogie to the sounds of 2017 via the DJ. Dance on the tables and toast your complimentary Champagne at midnight!
Native Knowledge: Since parking will be a struggle, use the Pavemint Parking App to reserve a spot close by, or use Uber or Lyft!
112 West Channel Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Get like Gatsby and travel back in time to the 1920s for this epic Prohibition era-themed NYE party. The shenanigans will all take place in Downtown’s Union Station, the perfect setting with its 1930s Art-Deco architecture. Watch the burlesque dancers strut their stuff, swing to some live jazz, be a bit modern with a Dj set from GOLDROOM and enjoy the premium open bar featuring champagne and specialty cocktails. As the golden hour approaches, watch the 60-foot, midnight ball drop!
Native Knowledge: Keep it local as you enjoy specialty craft beers from Arts District staple, Angel City Brewery!
800 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Did someone say, ‘Sir Mix-A-Lot?’ The “Baby Got Back” star, along with other music makers will be on deck as you take part in one of LA’s most beloved NYE celebrations. We’re talking Las Vegas showgirls, food on food on food and the largest fireworks display in SoCal!
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802
For $125 a person, this WeHo foodie haven is dishing out a decadent seven-course NYE feast—think caviar, lobster, duck, Australian Wagyu and more. Aussie-Fijian chef Louis Tikaram will be busy cranking out some drool-inducing plates that will fill you up for your night on the town.
Native Knowledge: If you are too full to travel far, head upstairs to the LP Rooftop for their masquerade ball-themed party for $100 a person.
603 La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
If you want a luxe NYE experience minus the cray-cray atmosphere of a giant party, head straight to Georgie in Beverly Hills to wine, dine and think of ideas for your New Year’s resolution. With two seating options from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and 8 p.m and onwards, you can fill up on a three or five-course prix-fixe menu that features standouts like Hokkaido Scallops and Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake.
Native Knowledge: There’s a great parking structure below the Montage where Georgie calls home, but save that tip for your designated driver. Otherwise, book a night at the hotel so you can revel in your food coma as the clock strikes 12!
225 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210