The Best New Year's Eve Parties at Los Angeles Bars & Clubs
Raise a glass and dance the night away!
LA's countless clubs and bars offer New Year’s revelers myriad options for welcoming in 2023 in style. From neighborhood gems and arms-aloft dance parties to refined rooftops and sophisticated supper clubs, it’s all here at the end of the year.
We looked at some of the best places to mark the midnight countdown on Saturday, December 31 and wave goodbye to 2022 in unforgettable fashion. And remember - take public transportation, use a ride share service, or nominate a dependable designated driver!
For more NYE options, check out our guides to Concerts & Special Events and Restaurants.
Gatsby's Penthouse - Capture Studios
End your year on a literal high on the 59th floor of the famed U.S. Bank Tower – L.A.’s tallest skyscraper and an absolutely breathtaking setting for a NYE celebration. Gatsby's Penthouse - an upscale, throwback Great Gatsby-themed party at Capture Studios - features a four-hour premium open bar, three areas to meet and mingle, a pair of top DJs, casino games, and complimentary party favors. The night culminates in a live, DJ-led countdown to 2023!
New Year's Eve "Eve" - Cicada Club (Dec. 30, 2022)
If you prefer to skip the NYE crowds and mark the occasion at home, you can still celebrate in stately style on Friday, December 30 at the Cicada Club’s New Year’s Eve “Eve” Party. Located in the historic Oviatt Building, this glamorous Downtown Art Deco supper club is a rare opportunity to savor authentic vintage Hollywood vibes, complete with big bands, fine dining, and throwback dancing. For New Year’s Eve "Eve," Dean Mora and his Orchestra will fill the floor with enduring tunes from the 1920s through the '60s.
James Hype - Exchange LA
Downtown LA's former Stock Exchange building has been lovingly transformed into Exchange LA, a sprawling and nostalgic nightlife bar-raiser filled with Art Deco styling and ornate details. Celebrate NYE 2023 at Exchange LA with esteemed English DJs James Hype and Max Low, who’ll have this phenomenal four-level facility pulsating with curated EDM through 3 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
Time Warp - 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.
Ring in the New Year at Clifton's with a TIME WARP through the decades, featuring 5 floors and 7 rooms of fantasy come to life. Music from Todd Edwards (Daft Punk) Desire (Italians Do It Better) Chris Holmes (Paul McCartney), Nick Sylvester (Godmode/Channel Tres) Allie Teilz, The Moontones and more surprises. Dress to impress in costumes from your favorite decade!
DTLA & Hollywood Bar Crawls
This all-access pass to multiple bars, each with exclusive drink specials, keeps your New Year’s Eve options open. The Downtown LA pub crawl ticket includes the Golden Gopher, Pattern Bar, Broadway Bar, LA Biergarten, plus more to be announced, with free welcome shots at the first three locations. The Hollywood bar crawl ticket encompasses 10+ NYE parties, each with drink specials, plus free welcome shots at select venues (2023 lineup TBA).
Day 365 - The Reserve
This former bank vault in the heart of Downtown LA's Historic Core now comprises multiple dance floors and sub-lounges, where hip-hop, reggaeton, and R&B are accompanied by craft cocktails, bar bites like street tacos and Cajun fries, and alluring ambiance.
The Reserve and The Catwalk are teaming up for Day 365, featuring hip hop in The Reserve and reggaeton in The Catwalk. Open bar tickets and VIP bottle service packages available.
Two Bit Circus
Start the New Year with a high tech immersive experience at Two Bit Circus, the sprawling "Micro-Amusement Park" in the Arts District that offers multi-person virtual reality, Escape and Story Rooms, indie arcades, molecular mixology, and "farm-to-circus" fare.
Priced at $50 each, New Year's Eve Celebration tickets include a midnight champagne toast and $10 Bonus Bits ($75 value).
The New Year's Day Family Package will be available all day on January 1 for $100, plus $50 Bonus Bits with purchase.
Minimal Effort: Jimi Jules & Doc Martin - 1720
Minimal Effort is a large-scale bi-annual dance music event held at Halloween and on New Year’s Eve. This year’s NYE edition is hosted by DTLA’s 1720 warehouse space, featuring extended sets by Jimi Jules and Doc Martin, plus support from Of The Moon and Arya. A revamped former garment factory, 1720 and its environs remain unscathed by gentrification, making this the place to keep it real into 2023, albeit with 6-ticket VIP tables available.
No Cover New Year's - Angel City Brewery
Just a four-minute walk from the Metro L Line (Gold) Little Tokyo/Arts District Station, or 15 minutes from Union Station, Angel City Brewery lets you leave the car at home and celebrate NYE carefree. And it’s about more than beer here, as Angel City also serves as a center for LA artists and musicians. Its annual No Cover New Year’s party runs from noon to 2 a.m., with entertainment and a complimentary midnight toast. Early arrival is recommended, as this event tends to reach capacity.
Highland Park's Nativo is serving a special NYE dinner menu, featuring Cristalino tequila cocktails and grooves by LA-based DJ collective La Junta. Guests can choose between a full seated dinner or bar-only experience.
Dinner reservations are $75 at Yelp, which guarantees an indoor or outdoor table for up to 4 guests; complimentary midnight toast and party favors. Tables are available from 8pm-11:30pm.
Bar-only tickets are $25 on Eventbrite and include entry after 9pm, access to the bar and lounge, DJs and dancing, midnight toast and party favors.
Highland Park favorite, The Offbeat is hosting a Celestial New Year's Eve 2023 with Scarlett Casanova, Joey Radikal and DJ French. Groove to throwbacks, 80s, New Wave, Rock en Español, Latin and more. Best of all, it's free admission all night!
Burlesque Preciosa - Catch One
The legendary Catch One is hosting Burlesque Preciosa, a queer Latinx NYE party featuring DJs Von Kiss and Marina spinning reggaeton and 90s hip-hop. The festivities include bachata dancing, queer burlesque show, ballon drop and free giveaways. Bottle service available.
NYE 2023: Under the Disco Ball - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Situated inside Koreatown’s LINE LA boutique hotel, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a disco-Deco dreamscape created by the Houston Brothers, combining 1970s glitz and glam with the Gatsby-esque decadence of a half-century earlier. Its throwback light-up, multi-colored floor is always a talking point, while plant-based bites and craft cocktails keep things firmly in the here and now. NYE 2023: Under the Disco Ball features disco and house music, premium open bar and a special rollerskating performance at midnight. Table service available.
Dance Yourself Clean - Teragram Ballroom
Indie dance party Dance Yourself Clean started in Seattle and now stages weekly events nationwide. With its inclusive festival feel, Dance Yourself Clean’s indie electronic NYE party at Westlake’s storied Teragram Ballroom is aimed at low-key music lovers rather than see-and-be-seen fashionistas, playing the likes of Empire of the Sun, Tame Impala, and LCD Soundsystem. All-ages VIP includes mezzanine access and skip-the-line privileges.
NYEx10: Decades - Big Bar
Big Bar in Los Feliz is hosting the annual NYEx10, with cocktails, hourly countdowns and playlists from around the world. As always there's no cover.
This year's theme is "Decades" - starting in the 1930s at 3pm, guests will time travel across nine more decades every hour, culminating with a complimentary midnight champagne toast in the 2020s. Each decade will feature a classic cocktail, including the Daiquiri, popularized in the 1940s; the Martini (1950s), the Margarita ('80s) and the 1990s iconic Cosmopolitan.
Once again designed by artist Dave Stolte, the souvenir NYE menu for this year will be a CD booklet, enclosed in a jewel case with a QR link to the NYE playlist.
The Black Cat
Dress to impress for NYE at The Black Cat, the LGBTQ landmark in Silver Lake. Doors at 6pm, dinner served till 9:30pm, DJ and dancing from 10pm to 2am, and complimentary midnight toast.
Club 90s NYE 2023 - Los Globos
Silver Lake mainstay Los Globos offers New Year’s revelers the choice of three different rooms of dancing and mingling at its Club 90s NYE 2023 party – and all for under $30! Downstairs, you can dance to your faves from the aughts and early ‘10s: Rihanna, Gaga, One Direction, Usher, and more. Upstairs it’ll be Bad Bunny night with Benito, reggaeton, and Latin anthems. Or opt for the Red Room for hip-hop and R&B. Indecisive? Choose Los Globos! 18 and over.
Dream Hollywood Hotel
Located in the heart of the Hollywood Vinyl District, Dream Hollywood is hosting multiple New Year's soirées with its inimitable, signature panache.
TAO Asian Bistro is promising an elevated NYE dining and lounge experience. Beginning at 9 p.m. on the big night, guests will be treated to an impressive selection of tray-passed hors d’oeuvres (through 11 p.m.) With complimentary party favors and a live DJ performance, plus available VIP tables, TAO is the place to say “ciao!” to 2022 in wonderfully Instagrammable style.
Step through a pawnshop entrance and into Beauty & Essex, which is offering early and late seatings for its classy sit-down dinner, featuring Chef Chris Santos’ globally inspired dishes; live DJ, midnight toast and party favors. Ring in 2023 at this Beyoncé approved restaurant!
Boasting spectacular rooftop views of the city, the 11,000 square-foot Highlight Room is featuring a high-end lounge and pool deck experience on NYE, including a live DJ, midnight countdown, and available cabanas and VIP seating.
Red Cup Nation - I|O Rooftop
Located atop the recently opened Godfrey Hotel Hollywood, I|O Rooftop is the largest such venue in the neighborhood, with 12,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, a shimmering pool, and al fresco dining. On New Year’s Eve, I|O will host a “Black & Gold” themed celebration (dress to impress!) featuring DJ duo Red Cup Nation, an open bar, food stations, and available private tables. $75 per person for General Admission, $175 per person for open bar.
Midnight in the French Riviera - Bar Lis
The chic rooftop lounge of the new Thompson Hollywood hotel, Bar Lis conjures the spirit of the famously glamorous French Riviera. Blending SoCal suave and the classic South of France, this is a place where style is second nature and class is a state of mind. With DJ Awsumo manning the decks, passed hors d’oeuvres, and premium open bar, Bar Lis’ Midnight in the French Riviera NYE party will showcase the best of contemporary Tinseltown nightlife.
Loud Luxury - Academy LA
EDM event maestros Insomniac presents Canadian production/DJ duo Loud Luxury plus Zookëper and Saber on NYE at one of Hollywood’s hottest nightlife destinations, Academy LA. Wish adieu to 2022 in the private VIP lounge upstairs or dance away a year’s worth of worries beneath Academy’s groundbreaking curved LED ceiling in the hands of an experienced hospitality team who’ll guarantee a night for the books.
Markus Schulz: NYE Open to Close - Avalon Hollywood
A veteran of events like Electric Daisy Carnival, Monster Massive and Electric Zoo, Miami-based German DJ Markus Schulz can read a crowd like few others and makes the perfect master of ceremonies for his annual NYE Open to Close session at Avalon Hollywood. Celebrate in true Hollywood style at a historic venue that’s hosted everything from The Beatles’ first West Coast performance and the Ramones’ final show to EDM legends like Tiësto, Sasha, John Digweed and Paul Oakenfold. Doors at 9 p.m.
Mark Knight - Sound
Marking 10 years in business – a worthy tenure in the fickle world of nightclubs – Sound remains a stronghold of deep house and underground electronic music in L.A. Small, raw, and with an almost industrial vibe, Sound nonetheless lives up to its name with a one-of-a-kind Pioneer system that satiates even raving audiophiles. And what better way to see in 2023 than with seminal Brit house DJ / video game composer Mark Knight in such a tailor-made setting?
Dance your way into 2023 on oriental rugs beneath a crystal chandelier at in-the-know nocturnal wonderland No Vacancy - a word-of-mouth cocktail lounge unexpectedly nestled inside a Victorian house just off buzzing Hollywood Boulevard. Evoking the intrigue and subversive indulgence of a Prohibition-era watering hole, with diverse areas for drinking, snacking, and dancing, No Vacancy promises a uniquely nuanced NYE at its 9th annual celebration, complete with five-hour open bar.
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 DJ Zach Rosencrantz, live music by The Good Time Boys, backyard BBQ, a complimentary cocktail, and a Miller High Life toast to ring in the New Year. Tickets are $50 at Eventbrite.
The Three Clubs
Best known for cameos in Swingers, Mad Men and Bosch, The Three Clubs is hosting "A Real Country New Year's Eve" that starts with Happy Hour from 6pm to 9pm. The psychedelic Americana of Tar & Flowers kicks off the night's entertainment in the lounge. At 10pm the Real Country Music Band will lasso the crowd down a dusty trail of outlaw country, pop country, Southern rock, blues, selections off the beaten path, and gallop straight into 2023. Drink specials, a taco truck and DJ round out the festivities.
Presale tickets at Eventbrite are $20, and $30 on the day-of.
Midnight Oasis - La Mesa
La Mesa Restaurant & Lounge is a refined and magical, Tulum-inspired tropical escape tucked into the heart of Hollywood. Its Midnight Oasis NYE Party is a singularly sophisticated choice for the big night, including social fire shows, live music, and a special NYE countdown. Savor suitably celebratory craft cocktails between dancing to DJs Rebrn, Casey Kiss, Sam Baroni, and Mozic. VIP tickets include expedited entrance and access to a VIP lounge and bar.
Opened in February, MainRó brings Miami Beach to Tinseltown. Indeed, this lavish, 7,500-square-foot space (formerly Beso) was conceptualized by Romain Zago, owner of Miami’s Mynt Lounge and Myn-tu. A “clubstaurant” that marries French, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine to touch-sensitive electronic dining tables and moving digital screens, MainRó will make for a sensory-overload celebration on its very first New Year’s Eve.
A favorite Hollywood hang since the early 1990s, albeit much changed over the years, today’s Dragonfly juxtaposes soft velvet and suede furnishings against exposed-brick surfaces. Blending vintage elegance with contemporary L.A. swank, the tasteful grays and reds of its parlor are bathed in atmospheric, anything-could-happen candlelight. Dragonfly is promising a special Open Format DJ to helm its New Year's Eve party, plus an open bar and complimentary champagne toast. Numerous VIP table packages available.
SUPERSECRET NYE 2023 - THE VIRGIL
For a shockingly reasonable $75 per person, SuperSecret – one LA's most fun-loving dance communities – is offering a four-hour premium open bar, champagne midnight toast, and multiple-room DJ sets by Ashta, Homebyten, Roberto Leon, Tenspeed, and Tones Anthony. Happening at East Hollywood’s beloved The Virgil, SuperSecret New Year's Eve 2023 is a full-blown, bells-and-whistles shindig that won’t exacerbate your hangover with the headache of a big bill!
Boasting panoramic L.A. views offset by its sleek monochrome furnishings, Skybar at the Mondrian Hotel is an unforgettable poolside setting for any party, NYE included. With its luminescent pool and ivy-covered walls enhancing a natural, escapist aesthetic, Skybar will be offering a three-hour premium open bar; one of L.A.’s premier DJs spinning house, hip-hop, and Top 40; and a complimentary glass of bubbly to toast to new beginnings.
Perched atop West Hollywood’s 1 Hotel, Harriet’s Rooftop is a sky-high lounge like no other. Its panoramic views are shows unto themselves, but on New Year’s Eve even they will be upstaged by an epic party fueled by dynamic mashups from a live DJ, premium open bar, and the edgy energy of L.A.’s new-generation glitterati. For luxuries like reserved seating and bottle service, shell out for a Harriet’s Rooftop VIP package this year – and into next.
Opt for the ultimate throwback NYE celebration at Adults Only, L.A.’s hottest vintage venue on Sunset Boulevard. This truly singular speakeasy oozes nostalgia, with stained glass windows, plush Polynesian rugs, and antique furniture. The five-hour open bar will feel a little hush-hush in such 1920s surroundings, while a live DJ will keep the sounds firmly contemporary. Go all-out gangster decadent with a VIP package replete with bottle service and private seating.
The brainchild of actor David Arquette, Bootsy Bellows is a tribute to his mom, a 1960s burlesque performer. Glitzy, sumptuous surrounds – quilted banquette seating, chandeliers, mirrored bar – make this a prime spot for an over-the-top NYE celebration. With a live DJ spinning hip-hop, house, and mashups; a five-hour open bar; and an uproarious live countdown as 2023 approaches, Bootsy Bellows is your Sunset Strip one-stop shop on December 31.
WeHo’s Doheny Room is a stylish, bi-level lounge that’s become an it-spot for celebs including Kourtney Kardashian, Nick Jonas, and Gigi Hadid. And you, too, can celebrate like a star at this archetypal L.A. posh lounge, where eclectic décor enhances stylish comfort with retro-inspired art. On NYE expect Top 40, hip-hop, and house music; complimentary party favors; and a free glass of champagne to toast that special someone during the celebratory midnight countdown.
Poppy & Petite Taqueria
Neighbors Poppy and Petite Taqueria are teaming up for a New Year’s Eve to remember in West Hollywood. Poppy is a lavish club/concept bar that’s hosted the likes of the Kardashians, Katy Perry, and Wiz Khalifa, with an enticing indoor/outdoor patio. The adjacent Petite Taqueria is a decadent yet cozy, vintage-style space. A premium open bar, live DJ, and crowd-wide countdown will contribute to a distinctive, double-venue celebration.
Perched atop the historic Beverly Hilton, Sant’olina channels Mediterranean culture, with its healthy, vibrant menu; white, blue, and tan palette; and an airy, seaside aura. Its New Year’s Eve party offers 360-degree rooftop views, a premium open bar, and a live DJ spinning Top 40, hip-hop, house, dance, and mashups. With early evening bites and a complimentary champagne toast, Sant’olina promises a romantic NYE under the stars.
Townhouse and The Del Monte
One of the oldest bars in Los Angeles, Venice’s Townhouse has celebrated more than one hundred New Year’s Eves. All of this experience will be evident in its multi-level alfresco NYE dance party, with two floors of sounds from Elvin Estela, Korean Abdul Jabbar, DJ Stepmom, and more. Wander between the cozy heated patio, with a mobile bar and delicious food pop-ups Sin Karma and Soy Sauce Bento; the upstairs area, formerly a grocery store; and a basement that was once a concealed speakeasy.
Santa Monica’s SHOREbar is an intimate hangout serving craft cocktails amid beachy décor. Indulge in the best of breezy L.A. nightlife on NYE with SHOREbar’s five-hour premium open bar, live DJ performance, and rousing midnight countdown. Do it like a Hollywood A-lister (patrons here have included Katy Perry, Hilary Duff, and Lindsay Lohan) with one of a selection of VIP packages offering exclusive extras like reserved seating and bottle service.
The Bungalow: "Bungalow Boardwalk"
The beachy Baja vibes at The Bungalow are enhanced for the "Bungalow Boardwalk," featuring an expansive NYE tent, penny arcade, live magic, a caricature artist, and a glimpse into your 2023 prospects from a tarot reader.
Dance into the future with DJs Kayper and Graham Funke, plus a live performance from ‘80s cover band Fast Times. Kitschy and classic, The Bungalow provides a multi-faceted New Year’s Eve experience as midnight approaches the Pacific shoreline.
General Admission is $169 and includes a premium open bar, food stations and sweet treats.