Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve & Day in Los Angeles

STK New Year’s Eve featuring spicy crab salad

New Year’s Eve Feasts, Roaring ’20s Celebrations, New Year’s Day Brunches and more… Check out our list of 25+ top places in Los Angeles to ring in 2020.

Edited by Alicia Luchak.

 

Adamae
Dec. 31. Ring in the new year with a bottomless feast, champagne cocktails and themed dance parties. When guests come to Adamae’s champagne feast, they also get priority access to Bar Flores’ Studio 54 Party and
and Lowboy’s ‘Soul Train’ dance into the New Year. $30 bottomless feast, $20 bottles of champagne, $20 carafes of champagne cocktails. 1538 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park. 213.266.8001. Reservations highly recommended. adamae.la

 

Bazaar Dinner and Midnight Spanish Masquerade 
Dec. 31. Celebrate the new decade at SLS
Beverly Hills, with two experience choices. Start off the night with an early pre-party culinary event, with tapas, caviar, truffles, 12 savory courses and three desserts. The second seating is for the Midnight Spanish Masquerade, with all the same food options but complete with a champagne toast, midnight countdown, live musical entertainment and a dance floor. Plus, there will also be cocktail tasting and culinary pairing options like the Bazaar Flight at Gate: Bar Centro. First seating 7:40-9 p.m.; Second seating from 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. First seating $175 per person; Second seating/Midnight Masquerade $325; Endless Dom Perignon package $800; wine pairings with meal $120-$220; Bazaar flight $400 per person. 9247 Alden Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.246.5555. More info 

 

Breakroom 86
Dec. 31. 
Toast to the New Year at L.A.’s favorite retro speakeasy-style karaoke bar, with a special performance by one of the city’s best DJs. Enjoy five hours of premium open bar, a boozy outdoor ice cream truck, a room of old-school arcade games and a live countdown to midnight. There will also be private karaoke rooms and bottle service options available. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20+. 630 S. Ardmore Ave., Koreatown. Tickets

 

Conservatory NYE Festivities & New Year’s Day Brunch
Dec. 31-Jan. 1.
Conservatory is having non-stop celebratory specials and menus, starting with a Golden Hour Meal on New Year’s Eve for light bites and drinks by the bar and fire pits from 4 to 7 p.m. Then, enjoy a prix fixe menu of lobster bisque, filet mignon, striped bass and free glass of bubbly from either 6 to 8:45 p.m. or 9 to 11:30 p.m., with a live DJ starting at 8 p.m. For the late seating, get an extra glass of champagne to toast 2020. On New Year’s Day, indulge in a brunch feast with weekend favorites like monkey bread, lemon ricotta pancakes, breakfast burritos and the option of a Burger & Booze Special for an additional $20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the brunch DJ spinning from noon to 4 p.m. The special includes a burger paired with a choice of champagne, Michelada, bloody mary and select wine or beer. NYE dinner’s first seating: $75; second seating: $100. 8289 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.654.0020. conservatoryweho.com

 

Brunch and mimosa spread at the Conservatory in West Hollywood

 

Employees Only’s Roaring ’20s Party
Dec. 31. S
lip back in time to party prohibition-style and celebrate the return of the roaring ’20s. Enjoy light bites, a live DJ and five hours of premium open bar. Plus, be sure to have your cards or palms read by the resident fortune teller until the new year! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $125. 7953 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.536.9045. Reservations highly recommended. employeesonlyla.com

 

Ever Bar
Dec. 31. 
Celebrate 2020 with complimentary toasts to the new year—in every time zone! For New Year’s Eve, Ever Bar will be having complimentary toasts when the clock strikes midnight for New York, Chicago, Denver and (of course) Los Angeles. Between toasting, enjoy live music from Marley Munroe & Friends. No cover charge. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. 1800 Argyle Ave., Hollywood. everbarla.com

 

Federal NoHo
Dec. 31. Ring in the new year with a four-course gastro-pub style dinner followed by an all-night open-barred dance party. Federal NoHo’s 
prix fixe menu starts at 5 p.m., including appetizers like honey goat cheese salad, shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs, and bleu cheese and bacon lettuce cups. Mouth-watering main courses like ratatouille, lamb chops, and halibut with ginger rice and red curry. Possibly the most popular, is the salted caramel pot d’creme dessert. Starting at 9 p.m., there will be DJ’s spinning all night long upstairs, along with some celebratory party favors and free cocktails for the evening. Dinner $75., upstairs dance party $75, dinner & party package $125. The Federal North Hollywood, 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, 818.980.2555. thefederalnoho.com

 

Grand Park + Music Center’s “Who is LA 2020” Countdown Party
Dec. 31. More than 50,000 people are expected to ring in the new year at Grand Park + The Music Center’s 7th annual free music and dance party. Celebrate with more than 40 food trucks, seven city blocks full of activities and two stages with ongoing music performances throughout the night. At 11:59, head to the countdown stage and watch the giant 3D projection count down to the new year. Afterwards, dance the night away at the “get down” stage. This year, the family-friendly event’s theme is “Who is L.A. 2020?” 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Entrance at one of four locations:
Hill Street and Temple Street, 1st Street and Main Street, 3rd Street and Broadway, and 1st Street and Olive Street, Downtown. More info

 

NYLA Grand Park Music Center.

 

Inko Nito
Dec. 31. Say goodbye to 2019 at modern Japanese eatery Inko Nito with a four course meal, soto sake and sashimi pairing, a private cocktail bar, two DJs, a photo booth and more. Guests receive a complimentary welcome cocktail and midnight champagne toast. Kicks off at 5 p.m. $85. 225-227 S. Garey St., downtown. Make reservation

 

Manuela
Dec. 31. Welcome the new decade with a 
New Orleans style soiree. Dine on NoLa classic dishes while listening to a six-piece New Orleans-style jazz band perform alongside vocalist Lia Booth. Walk-ins are first-come, first-serve. 5:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Located at the Hauser & Wirth Art Complex. 907 E. 3rd St., downtown. 323.849.0480  Make reservation

 

Midnight-Moon Lounge Party at CUT Lounge 
Dec. 31. Party like its 2020 with an Astronaut-themed DJ, a Bollinger champagne and Louis XII Cognac toast and more at the CUT Lounge. Beforehand, there will be a pre-party dinner with two seatings of a three-course prix fixe menu at the restaurant. Guests who come to the late seating automatically get a complimentary champagne toast and VIP lounge access. Dinner served at 6 and 9 p.m.; party from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Dinners and party both $150 per person; $75 children under 6. Beverly Wilshire, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. 310.275.5200. More Info

 

Christiaan Rollich mixes his signature cocktails at the Mullin Wine Bar

 

Mullin Wine Bar “Cocktails and Countdown”
Dec. 31. Let 2019 slip away as you sip champagne and enjoy charcuterie boards of fine cheese, dried fruit and chocolate covered strawberries at Mullin Wine Bar’s annual “Cocktails and Countdown” celebration. Enjoy your light bites and drinks as you watch the Grand Park + Music Center’s signature 3-D video projection and light show on the west side of City Hall. The $150 package includes a table for two guests, fine cheese board and celebratory beverages for four. Be sure to book before the garden seating fills up! The Mullin Wine Bar, 205 N. Grand Ave., downtown. Tickets

 

NYE with Kristin Chenoweth
Dec. 31. 
The wildly talented Kristin Chenoweth brings her sparkling charm and many talents to Walt Disney Concert Hall on the final night of 2019 with two performances of material drawn from throughout her career—including music from her new album, For the Girls. Also, don’t miss special guests Shoshana Bean and Cheyenne Jackson. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown, 323.850.2000. Tickets

 

No Vacancy
Dec. 31. Get festive and celebrate the second Roaring ’20s at s
peakeasy-themed bar, No Vacancy. The historic Victorian mansion will be welcoming the new year with prohibition-style cocktails, a photo booth, a champagne toast at midnight, live DJs and live entertainment such as dancers and tight-rope walkers in the garden courtyard. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $100. 1727 N. Hudson Ave., Hollywood, 323.465.1902. Tickets

 

The glass OUE Skyslide at night

 

OUE Skyspace Soiree
Dec. 31. Celebrate New Year’s Eve 70 floors off the ground with 360-degree views of the fireworks displays at OUE Skyspace LA. Guests can help themselves to an open bar, appetizers and a champagne toast while checking out three live DJs, two floors of entertainment, two outdoor terraces and unlimited free skyslide rides so you can slide over the city 1,000 feet off the ground. There are also VIP booths available with bottle service and private servers. Check out website for more information. 9 p.m. $200+. 633 W. 5th St., downtown. Tickets 

 

Prohibition NYE at Union Station
Dec. 31. 
Union Station travels back in time to the Roaring ’20s with this fabulous fete. Don your flapper finest and enjoy burlesque shows, live jazz ensembles, open bar and more fun surprises. Plus, there will be a live 60-foot ball drop at midnight. 9 p.m. $175+. 800 N. Alameda St., downtown. Tickets

 

The Queen Mary
Dec. 31. Toast to 2020 aboard the majestic Queen Mary and ring in the new year with a night of live music and performances from the Queen Mary’s wild cast of characters, including the Colombian musical group La Sonora Dinamita, and DJ set by Young Bombs on the stern of the ship. Don’t miss the hidden speakeasy and VIP experiences that only the Queen Mary’s New Year’s Eve can offer. 21+. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $120 GA, $220 VIP. 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, 877.342.0742. queenmary.com

 

Rock n Roll Formal at High Rooftop Lounge 
Dec. 31. Party your way into the new decade with champagne, live tunes and sweeping ocean views at Venice Beach’s one-and-only rooftop bar. In addition to the incredibly low price of $20 general admission, for only $40 more, you can get the full treatment with a table, complementary midnight champagne toast and exclusive party favors. Plus, event menu and bottle service packages are available. Event hours from 5 p.m.-1a.m.; Table seating hours from 5-8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice. For reservation, call 310.452.1111. hotelerwin.com

 

Don a festive mask for Spago’s masquerade party

 

Spago Masquerade Experience 
Dec. 31. Spago is throwing the masquerade-style bash of the decade and there’s something for everyone. Enjoy a three course dinner, entertainment, caviar, a glass of champagne, a 
late-night breakfast buffet, party favors and dancing to rotating the lineup of DJs in the showroom. There are additional perks depending on which location and experience you choose for the night. When purchasing your tickets, choose from one of four options: VIP patio, showroom, main dining room, and bar experience. For VIP guests, you get an additional course and prime seating right by the band. See website for and ticket information. $173-$398. 176 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.385.0880. More info 

 

STK
Dec. 31. For your last meal of the decade, savor festive
a la carte dishes like lobster salad and Oscietra caviar; spicy crab salad and Belvedere bloody mary; beef Tasting Board; seared halibut; and “Oscar and Surf & Turf” 10-ounce bone-in beef filet with roasted lobster tail. STK Steakhouse, 930 Hilgard Ave., Beverly Hills, 310.659.3535. stksteakhouse.com

 

Tanka Space Cowboy Themed NYE Party 
Dec. 31. For a truly unique New Year’s Eve bash, head to the Virgil Village’s brand-new restaurant, Tanka. At the space-cowboy-themed evening, celebrate with plenty of exciting surprises in addition to several photo opportunities and take a peek into the new decade with palm readers and fortune tellers. Plus, enjoy an open cocktail bar and all you can eat specials like tacos and enchiladas. Dressing to theme is strongly encouraged, so show up with a metallic futuristic getup, a cowboy hat and boots for a night you won’t forget. Spots are expected to fill up fast, so be sure to secure a spot with a reservation. 8 p.m. $75. Tanks, 611 North Virgil Ave., Silverlake, 323.741.0001. tankarestaurant.com

 

Verse’s Beef Tartare, Prime Porterhouse, Bone Marrow Ravioli, Bouchet Mussels and Lobster Bolognese

 

Verse
Dec. 31. The newly-opened 
Toluca Lake eclectic supper club, Verse, will be having an immersive New Year’s Eve five course prix fixe experience. Run by Chef Paul Shoemaker, eight-time Grammy Award-winning Manny Marroquin and hospitality veteran Rob Ciancimino. The diverse eatery’s tasting menu features unique menu items like the deconstructed “edible cocktail,” crispy salmon skin and more. The New Year’s Eve dinner’s second seating is set to include a few extra treats like a complimentary G.H. Mumm champagne toast along with a live DJ and dancing. 9:30 seating. $155. 4212 Lankershim Blvd., Toluca Lake. verse.la

 

Walk With Sally’s NYE Casino Night
Dec. 31. Kick off the New Year at a “Play For Charity” full casino as you raise money for Walk With Sally and party Vegas-Style. This year, joined by Westdrift Hotel and Berry Bly Productions, the non-profit invites you to celebrate with a lineup of live DJs spinning into the new decade, photo booths, a red carpet, midnight champagne toast and a full casino with top-tier prizes. Plus, all guests automatically start the night off with $100 worth of playing chips. A portion of ticket sales go towards Walk With Sally, to benefit families affected by cancer—but 100 percent proceeds from the casino are donated to the charity. Dress in black, silver and gold! 9 p.m. $60-$75.
1400 Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach. Tickets

 

WP24’s Sky-High New Year’s Eve
Dec. 31. Celebrate the end of the decade with Wolfgang Puck’s Asian fusion-style restaurant and lounge, WP24. Treat yourself to a luxurious last meal with a six-course tasting menu, decadent desserts, bottomless punch and some of the most breathtaking views of the downtown skyline. Seatings from 6-9 p.m. $169. The Ritz-Carlton, 900 W. Olympic Blvd.,
downtown, 213.743.8824. wolfgangpuck.com

 

WP24’s new dining room

 

Atrium’s “Healthy or Hangover” Brunch
Jan. 1. 
Start your new year off right with two unique brunch menus at the Atrium, whether you need to recover for the night before or kick off your new year’s resolution with a nutritious first meal. The “hangover” options include comfort food like biscuits with herby cream gravy, giant Mexican chocolate cinanmon rolls, egg sandwiches on Texas toast, “smashed” jalapeño burger, Korean fried chicken sandwich and cheesy eggs on sourdough. One the other hand, you can get “healthy” with menu items like spiraling chia pudding, green shakshuka and eggs, avocado toast, buckwheat waffles, oatmeal porridge and cauliflower hash. They even went as far as to make themed cocktails with humorous names like Forgot Water, Grab the Advil, Gym Pass and Tequila Cleanse. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1816 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. Make reservation

 

Japanese Oshogatsu Festival
Jan. 1. Welcome the decade with the whole family at a traditional Japanese New Year’s celebration. At the 22nd Annal Oshogatsu Festival, presented by Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California, you can enjoy interactive activities and live entertainment all day. Stop to join the Nisei week Queen and her court for a mochi lesson and see taiko drummers, lion dancers—also known as Shishimai—and kimono and Harajuku-style fashion shows.
10:50 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Weller Court and Japanese Village Plaza. japanese-city.com

 

 

Photos: STK and Conservatory credit Max Milla. Grand Park + Music Center’s “Who is LA 2020” Countdown Party courtesy Grand Park + Music Center. Mullin Wine Bar “Cocktails and Countdown” courtesy Mullin Wine Bar. OUE Skyspace courtesy Skyspace. Spago’s Masquerade Experience courtesy Spago. Verse credit Jakob Layman. WP24 courtesy Wolfgang Puck. 

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