The Best New Year's Eve Parties at Los Angeles Bars & Clubs

Raise a glass and dance the night away!

Happy New Year confetti explosion at Minimal Effort NYE 2019

Happy New Year! | Photo: Minimal Effort, Facebook


Raise a glass to 2020 and dance the night away to world-class DJs! Read on for our guide to New Year’s Eve events taking place at L.A.’s top bars, lounges and dance clubs. All events are 21 and over unless otherwise noted.

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Happy New Year confetti explosion at Minimal Effort NYE 2019

Happy New Year! | Photo: Minimal Effort, Facebook

Minimal Effort - Los Angeles Theatre



For EDM fans, there's no better place to be on NYE than the historic Los Angeles Theatre in Downtown LA. Minimal Effort features a stellar lineup that includes Bart Skils b2b Layton Giordani, Detlef b2b Latmun, Doc Martin (Sublevel), Human Resources, Lee K, Madeaux, option4, Ross From Friends (Live), RYBO b2b Lubelski, Sharam, Sirus Hood, Alex Angard, Big & Little, DISCHETTO, Jeff Steinka, Paraleven, and Zeplin. Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite and start at $59 for General Admission, with options for VIP Mezzanine Admission (VIP access to Mezzanine, Private Bar, Champagne Toast at Midnight, NYE party favors, expedited entry) and several table packages.

Swing dancers at Cicada Club in Downtown LA

Swing into the New Year at Cicada Club | Photo: Cicada Club, Facebook

New Year's Eve "Eve" - Cicada Club (Dec. 30, 2019)



Located in the historic Oviatt Building, Cicada Club is getting the New Roaring Twenties to an early start on Monday, December 30. Featuring Kayre Morrison and Damon Kirsche, the Dean Mora Orchestra performs dance music from the 1920s through the 1960s with dancing on two floors. Mezzanine lounge seating is first come, first served. Dress code is vintage or elegant evening attire.

Advance tickets are $30, or $40 on the day of the show. Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8:30pm. Three-course dinner is available for $59 and does not include admission. The table is yours for the entire evening! For dinner reservations call 213-488-9488.

Booths and tables at The Varnish in Downtown LA

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The Varnish



Dress to impress and get ready to party like it's 1933 at The Varnish, the award-winning speakeasy hidden inside Cole's the French Dip. Enjoy your favorite classic cocktails featuring Beam Suntory, late night snacks, and a midnight champagne toast. Tickets for the New Year's Eve celebration are $150 per person, including beverage, tax, and gratuity. Limited tickets are on sale at varnishclassic2020.eventbrite.com.

Clifton's

Decadence Masquerade Ball - Clifton's Republic



There's no venue in LA (or any city, for that matter) quite like the spectacular Clifton's Republic, located in Downtown LA's historic Broadway Theater District. Taking place from 8pm to 3am, the Decadence Masquerade Ball takes over every floor and room of Clifton's. General Admission at Nightout is $45, with VIP, dinner, and couple ticket options.

Priced at $2,000, the Pacific Seas Admiral's Experience is available to one extraordinary couple that will enjoy an ultra luxurious evening in the Chris-Craft at the center of it all for the evening! Choose from the elaborate Tiki indulgences created by a Master Alchemist or fulfill your Champagne dreams to your heart's delight. Includes an exclusive dinner for two along with select drinks created especially for you and to your tastes plus a one of a kind souvenir adventure pack to take home for future exploration.

Broadway Bar

Broadway Bar



Located next to the Orpheum Theatre in the Broadway Theatre District, Broadway Bar is welcoming 2020 with live music, cocktails, and a complimentary champagne toast. Cover charge is $10 at the door before 10pm with RSVP, $20 after 10pm with RSVP, and $30 at the door for walk-ins. RSVP at broadwaybarla@gmail.com

Reservations for downstairs tables are $200 and include 1 bottle of house champagne. Upstairs tables are $300 and include 1 bottle of Veuve Clicquot. Dress code strictly enforced.

Golden Gopher Bar

Golden Gopher Bar



One of the first bars to open in the Pouring With Heart collective, Golden Gopher celebrates the turn of the decade with classic cocktail specials, a complimentary midnight toast, and late night happy hour from midnight-2am. Dress to impress in Prohibition-era attire. Doors open at 4pm with no cover!

Main room of The Wolves in Downtown LA

Photo: The Wolves

The Wolves

Dress to impress and step into The Wolves, the 1900s Parisian Salon style cocktail destination in the heart of Downtown LA. New Year's Eve tickets at Eventbrite: $25 per person (8-10pm), $40 (10pm-midnight), and $10 at the door from midnight-close. Tables for up to four guests are $250 and include a bottle of champagne (10pm-1am). Champagne toast at midnight, apps & bites from 8-11pm.

NYE 2020 at The Slipper Clutch in Downtown LA

NYE 2020 at The Slipper Clutch

Living After Midnight - The Slipper Clutch



If you're in a metal mood on New Year's Eve, head to The Slipper Clutch, the New York style punk bar hidden inside Bar Clacson on Broadway. DJ Kim G will be throwing down with Living After Midnight, plus Miller High Life “Bottle Service” and a midnight toast. Doors at 8pm, no cover.

The Edison Bar Downtown Los Angeles

The Edison | Photo: The Edison, Facebook

The Bootlegger's Ball - The Edison



Located beneath the streets of Downtown LA, The Edison presents The Bootlegger's Ball, a celebration of the 1920s - the Golden Age of glamour, Rum Runners and speakeasies. Tickets to the "Industrial Cathedral" are on sale at Nightout and include a complimentary coupe of bubbly. General Admission is $45, with VIP, couple and group options that include access to the Tesla and Generator Lounges, the legendary Turbine Field, and Decadent Grazing Tables.

The bar at Yapa in Little Tokyo

Yapa in Little Tokyo

 |  Photo: Jakob Layman

Yapa



Named for the Quechua word that's translated as “a little something extra,” Yapa in Little Tokyo is the brainchild of Josh Goldman and Peru native, Richie Lopez. Yapa is open for regular service on New Year's Eve until 9pm. Ticketed entrance at 9pm is $150 per person, featuring an open bar (with restrictions) and tray-passed food including oysters, caviar and other special surprises!

The Mermaid

Roaring 2020s - The Mermaid



Little Tokyo's nautical-themed bar, The Mermaid is hosting a Roaring 2020s New Year's Eve party with a DJ, free party favors, and a free midnight toast. Come in costume - or not, everyone is invited to get weird together! Doors at 9pm, no cover.

Main bar at Death & Co. in the DTLA Arts District

Death & Co. in the Arts District | Photo: Pascal Shirley, Death & Co.

Death & Co.



The long-awaited Los Angeles location of acclaimed New York bar, Death & Co. is celebrating its Grand Opening in the Arts District on New Year's Eve. Located below 3rd Street across from Hauser & Wirth, Death & Co. is hosting a NYE bash with all-you-can eat and drink, including a midnight champagne toast, shareable bites, a special cocktail menu, beer, wine and bubbles.

Tickets at Eventbrite are $210 per person including gratuity, and available for couples at the bar or a table, and groups of four and six guests at a table.

Single Burger

Everson Royce Bar



Boasting one of LA's best patios, creative cocktails and a killer burger, Everson Royce Bar (ERB) is hosting 2020 Vision Future So Clear from 8pm - 1am. Highlights include midnight toast, DJ with loud music, legal party favors, delicious food and more. Tickets are $20 and on sale at the ERB website.

Public House at Angel City Brewery

The Public House | Photo: Angel City Brewery, Facebook

No Cover New Year's at Angel City Brewery



The annual No Cover New Year's at Angel City Brewery has become an Arts District holiday tradition. DJ Royer En Español on the decks at 8pm. Live music by The The Vignes Rooftop Revival starting at 9pm. Midnight Toast with Specialty Beer. Food by Downtown Taco Co. and Bison Burger. Doors open at 4pm. No Cover New Year's is a free event (of course), 21 and over.

Imperial Western Beer Company & The Streamliner



Located at the landmark Union Station in Downtown LA, Imperial Western Beer Company is offering $5 beers and $1 oysters all night long with a complimentary midnight toast. Capture new memories in the photo booth complete with NYE props. Doors open at 3pm and there's no cover!

Tucked inside Imperial Western, The Streamliner offers an innovative cocktail program with classics on tap in a retro 1940s lounge. On New Year's Eve, The Streamliner will open at 4:47pm and serve $9 classic cocktails and free hot dogs with drink purchase after 10pm.

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80s vs. 90s - The Offbeat



The Offbeat on York is hosting an 80s vs. 90s NYE featuring DJs Nic Alvarado and Alex Fabian on the decks from 8pm to 2am. No cover, $25 bottles of champagne. Early arrival strongly suggested.

NYE 2020 at Lowboy & Bar Flores in Echo Park

Lowboy & Bar Flores NYE 2020 | Photo: @lowboy_echopark, Instagram

Lowboy + Bar Flores

Echo Park favorites, Lowboy and Bar Flores (1540 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles 90026) are teaming up for a 2-for-1 bash on New Year's Eve. Downstairs, Lowboy is hosting Y2K Prom Night, featuring Perey & Material IMG ("playing all the important hits from your mediocre prom night"), cocktail specials, the "Champagne of Beers," and spiked punch. Upstairs, it's a Boogie Paradise at Bar Flores - dress in your best '70s look and groove to Heather Barnard and Colin Miller.

Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt



Located in Historic Filipinotown, Thunderbolt is offering a low-key experience for those seeking a less hectic (read: expensive) night out on December 31. Music by DJ Phatrick (Moton on Mondays) and Spinorita (NTS Radio). No cover, no tickets, all of the usual Southern hospitality.

Break Room 86

Break Room 86



Step into a cooler time this New Year’s Eve with a totally awesome 80s party at Break Room 86 in Koreatown. Hit the 5-hour premium open bar to get the party started, then bust a move as the DJ spins an Open Format selection of Top 40, Hip-Hop, House, and Mash-Ups (and maybe a few 80s hits). Countdown to the New Year with a complimentary champagne toast. Get the VIP treatment and opt for a Table Package or Karaoke Room Package featuring VIP admission and premium bottle service.

The Normandie Club

The Normandie Club



Located at the landmark Hotel Normandie in Koreatown, The Normandie Club is hosting a New Year's Eve '90s Prom with cocktail specials, prom photo booth, '90s jams by Greyson Beffa starting at 9pm, and a complimentary midnight toast. No cover charge for entry. A limited number of open bar packages are on sale at Eventbrite for $80 per person, including tax and gratuity.

NYEx10 - Big Bar



Big Bar in Los Feliz is once again hosting NYEx10, with cocktails, countdowns and playlists from around the world. Starting at 3 p.m. in the Eurozone, guests will “travel” across nine other time zones to ring in 2020 on the hour with ten international cocktails and themed playlists.

For this NYE, the Big Bar crew will also take guests BACK in time, with history themed cocktails like the Marie Antoinette to start the festivities, the Abe Lincoln to toast with the East Coast at 9pm, and Billy the Kid, the final cocktail of 2019.

This year's NYEx10 souvenir menu, designed by artist Dave Stolte, is a "Time Wheel" that depicts all of the cocktail specials along with their historical inspirations. In previous years, guests were gifted passports, postcards, a "suitcase" with luggage tags, and even a world map to commemorate their global spirited tour. No cover.

The Black Cat



LGBTQ landmark, The Black Cat is "roaring" into 2020 with a classy affair featuring classic drinks and food. Dress style is classic, natch. DJ and dancing from 10pm - 2am. Call 323-661-6369 for dinner reservations at 7pm and 9pm.

Catch One

LAUNCH SEQUINS: An Interstellar Bash - Catch One



"T-minus 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Qweenz, Get Ready to Blast-Off! LA…Earth is SO 2019, so this New Year's Eve, get ready to rock out of this world with the hottest party extravaganza in all of the space-time continuum! We’ve touched down on Earth for one night, with one mission and one mission only: To prepare for LAUNCH SEQUINS! And this time, we're going where no man has gone before: With 3 spaces, 2 Dance Floors, all in 1 amazing venue, we're going BIGGER and BETTER than ever!"

Roaring Twenties NYE Soiree at Pour Vous in Hollywood

Roaring Twenties Soiree at Pour Vous

Roaring Twenties Soiree - Pour Vous



Located on Melrose Avenue across from Paramount Studios, Pour Vous is a Parisian-themed lounge that offers a dark and sexy setting for a Roaring Twenties Soiree on New Year's Eve. La Belle Époque comes alive with endless fine cocktails, champagne, and a fashionable burlesque show a la mode de chez nous ("our own French style"). Tickets are $80 and on sale at Eventbrite. For table reservations, contact Pour Vous at info@pourvousla.com.

Main bar at Harvard & Stone in East Hollywood

Main bar at Harvard & Stone | Photo: Houston Hospitality

Harvard & Stone



Houston Hospitality's WWII-themed Harvard & Stone is hosting a New Year's Eve bash featuring performances by ESCAPE-ism (featuring Ian Svenonious of The Make-Up! & acclaimed photographer Alexandra Cabral), CRUSH (Gucci muse Zumi Rosow & Cole Porter of The Black Lips), with DJs BossHarmz (Dub Club & Punky Reggae Party) and H&S resident, Carlos Rossi. Doors at 8pm, bands at 11pm. Tickets are $25 at Eventbrite and include a Champagne Toast at midnight.

6th & La Brea bar and brewing tanks

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New York New Year's at 6th & La Brea



6th & La Brea is ringing in 2020 a few hours early with New York New Year's, taking place from 6pm - 9pm. Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite and include a three-course New York-inspired dinner (choice of non-vegan or vegan options), all-you-can-drink 6th & La Brea beer from 6-9pm, complimentary Brut IPA toast at NYC midnight (9pm PST), Party Favors to ring in the new year, and watch the ball drop live (9pm PST). For those who want to continue the party till the Best Coast welcomes the New Year, the back cocktail bar, Brandon's on La Brea is hosting a disco-themed NYE gathering.

Ticket prices for New York New Year's include gratuity and sales tax. Must be 21+ to purchase, one ticket per person. Tickets aren't required for entry, but seating is not guaranteed to those without tickets.

Hotel Juniper at No Vacancy in Hollywood

Hotel Juniper at No Vacancy | Photo: Houston Hospitality

No Vacancy



Hollywood's historic 19th century Victorian mansion, No Vacancy is hosting a five-hour premium open bar with an Open Format DJ, live performances, and Champagne Toast at midnight. Tickets are $100 and on sale at Eventbrite.

Sound Nightclub

Kyle Watson Presents My Machines - Sound



One of South Africa's biggest dance music exports, Kyle Watson is launching his new project, My Machines on New Year's Eve at Sound in Hollywood. The unique DJ set will be entirely Watson's music, spanning his decade-plus discography along with never-heard exclusives "straight out of the Watson lab." Support from Bones and David Damn. Doors at 10pm, tickets are $55 and on sale at DICE.

Black Rabbit Rose Magic

Black Rabbit Rose | Photo: Black Rabbit Rose, Facebook

Black Rabbit Rose

Located in the historic 1917 Hillview building, Black Rabbit Rose invites one and all to experience a magical New Year's Eve in the heart of Hollywood. Ring in the new year with live magic shows at 8pm and 9:30pm; appetizers and champagne toast. Tickets are $150 per person and on sale at Eventbrite.

Enjoy an Open Bar at three Houston Hospitality properties for one ticket: Black Rabbit Rose, Madame Siam and Dirty Laundry. Open Bar tickets are $99 at Eventbrite.

Sassafras Saloon

Sassafras Saloon



Located on Vine Street, Sassafras Saloon is letting the good times roll with live music by Top Shelf Brass Band and a free champagne toast at midnight. Doors at 9pm, no cover. Punch Bowl Special for $300, including a free bottle of champagne. Email sassafras@1933group.com.

Markus Schulz at Avalon Hollywood NYE 2019

Markus Schulz NYE Open to Close at Avalon Hollywood

Markus Schulz - Avalon Hollywood



Located on Vine Street, Avalon Hollywood features award-winning sound and lighting, two rooms of music with multiple plush VIP areas, and is the only club in Hollywood open until 8 a.m.

German Trance legend Markus Schulz returns to Avalon Hollywood with another Open to Close set on New Year’s Eve. Widely regarded for releases on Armin Van Buuren’s Armada Records and recent hits “Running Up That Hill” and “The New World” as well as countless remixes for Cosmic Gate, Ferry Corsten, and many other big name artists, Schulz has established himself as a household name within the trance music scene.

Factory 93 Disco Ball

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Twelve 31 feat. Adam Beyer - Hollywood Palladium



Factory 93 presents Twelve 31 at the Hollywood Palladium, featuring a global lineup of techno DJs: Adam Beyer, Enrico Sangiuliano and Nicole Moudaber. Support by LA's own Gerald Not Gerald. Doors at 9pm, tickets on sale at the Factory 93 website.

Good Times at Davey Wayne's NYE 2020

Good Times at Davey Wayne's NYE 2020

Good Times at Davey Wayne’s



Inspired by their dad's bachelor pad, the Houston brothers created Good Times at Davey Wayne's, which presents its annual 1970s house party with Zach Rosencrantz, live music by the Good Times Boys, backyard BBQ, and a Miller High Life toast to ring in the New Year. General Admission is $45.

Main bar at Bibo Ergo Sum in West Hollywood

Photo: Bibo Ergo Sum

Bibo Ergo Sum



Discreetly located inside Robertson Plaza in West Hollywood, the stunning Bibo Ergo Sum is celebrating New Year's Eve with a special tasting menu experience. The tasting includes 10 courses of drinks, guided by a member of the Bibo team. A table for 2 is $300 and a table for 4 is $600. General Admission tickets are $20 and include a welcome drink and champagne midnight toast. Space is limited, tickets are on sale at Eventbrite.

Henry's Room

Henry's Room | Photo courtesy of Employees Only

Employees Only



The Roaring 20s are back at Employees Only for one night only! Their New Year’s Eve Party will be from 9pm-2am. Early Bird General Admission Tickets are on sale for $75 until December 15, then $125. Tickets include a 5-hour premium open bar and bar bites. DJ set and the EO resident fortune teller will be reading cards and palms till midnight. Tickets on sale at Nightout.

NYE 2020 at Idle Hour in North Hollywood

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Idle Hour



Valley residents don't have to go "over the hill" on New Year's Eve thanks to Idle Hour, the landmark bar on Vineland in North Hollywood. Live music by Kristen Lynn & The Foxgloves, complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and no cover. Dress up if you like, or come as you are - it's all good at Idle Hour!

The Federal - North Hollywood



Located in the vibrant NoHo Arts District, The Federal is offering three options for New Year's Eve. The Dinner Package with 4-course meal is $75 per person. Priced at $125, the Dinner & Dancing Package includes access to the Upstairs Party and open bar. Call 818-980-2555 to make a reservation.

The Upstairs Open Bar Package is priced at $75 and includes open bar, DJs and dancing all night, and party favors. Tickets for this package are on sale at The Federal website.

Townhouse & The Del Monte bar in Venice

Photo: Townhouse & The Del Monte, Facebook

Townhouse and The Del Monte



The landmark Townhouse & The Del Monte is hosting two floors of party music, featuring Anthony Valadez in The Del Monte spinning anything and everything that rocks the dance floor into 2020; and Vinyl Don with his unique blend of jams in the Townhouse bar. Complimentary party favors and a Champagne toast at midnight! Limited $40 presale tickets available at Nightout.

Mimosa Trio at Esters Wine Shop & Bar in Santa Monica

Mmm… Mimosas... | Photo: Elise Freimuth, Esters Wine Shop & Bar

Esters Wine Shop & Bar



For a more low key place to ring in the New Year without committing to a ticketed event, Esters Wine Shop & Bar is the place to be for dates and groups alike. The experts at Esters are going through the cellar to share vintage flights of really special wines on NYE. For $45, guests will receive three wines from different decades, paired with light bites. With any food, drink or retail purchase, Esters is also offering a free round of bubbly at midnight.

Esters is opening early at 11 a.m. for a special New Year’s Day brunch. Get a spirited start to 2020 with Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys, along with French toast and frittatas all afternoon until 4 p.m.