A Complete Guide to NYE in LA
New Year’s Eve is a night filled with high expectations, bright lights, yummy food, and great company. Los Angeles, one of the best cities in the world, really knows how to celebrate the New Year. In a big city with so many options, planning for your night can be tricky. Here at Riad, we did our research so you can make the best plan for your squad to ring in 2020.
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The typical pre-fixe menu pricing is tough to navigate. But, let’s be honest, what a better way to say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020 by indulging in an epic meal? We scoped out the scene to put together a list of both boujie and laid back meals that will leave you full and happy.
1. Alimento, Silver Lake http://www.alimentola.com/
This tiny, modern space has a magical charm perfect for NYE. We definitely rank this as one of the top 3 Italian restaurants in LA. You won’t be disappointed with this meal as every item on the menu is consistently delicious.
Choice of two seating options:
First Seating ($95/person): Champagne + Caviar
Second Seating ($125/person): Truffles + Tortellini, Champagne Toast
2. The Waterfront, Venice https://thewaterfrontvenice.com/
For some laid back and classic California vibes, look no further. Being the local hangout, you are basically celebrating with a giant extended family. Serving a happy hour all day from 3 PM-1 AM and no cover charge, you won’t have to go anywhere else.
3. E.P. & L.P., West Hollywood https://www.eplosangeles.com/
One of the most trendy and hip places for young adults in LA. E.P. & L.P. is known for its unforgettable rooftop views of the Hollywood Hills. Just for NYE, they are hosting a six-course family-style dinner by chef Louis Takaram and “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” rooftop party.
Dinner Pricing: $125/person, $100/person for 6-6:45 PM reservations
L.P. Party Pricing: $100/person, open bar 8-10 PM
4. Ronan, Fairfax https://www.ronanla.com/
Another casual option for consideration. Known for their menu of Neapolitan-style pizzas, they are kicking it up a notch and adding caviar and champagne for the special night. Who wouldn’t want their last meal of 2019 to be pizza? Definitely not us.
Champagne-Caviar Combination Pricing: $40-65 (dependent on type of champagne)
5. Redbird, DTLA https://redbird.la/
Talk about aesthetic for NYE. The interior of Redbird is classy and chic (definitely the perfect backdrop for your NYE IG picture). Chef Neal Fraser designed a special three-course menu that takes a unique spin on some of our favorite dishes.
$150/person, optional wine pairing for $75 or $95
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The most popular way to spend NYE is obviously by attending a party. Themes, live music, and lots of bubbly guarantees that you will be able to dance the night away with your group of friends.
1. NoMad Los Angeles https://www.thenomadhotel.com/los-angeles/experiences/new-year-s-eve-2020
One epic party with various food stations, an open bar, plenty of champagne, and live music in a beautiful space. The look of this 1920s hotel will make you feel like you received a personal invitation to one of Gatsby’s parties. Pricing for this event starts at $145.00.
2. TAO Group http://taogroupla.com/nye/
The classic club for young adults. We all knew that they were going to go all out for NYE as usual. Each TAO group property is hosting their own personal event so be sure to check out their website for each special NYE offers and what is included at each location. General Admission tickets for each property start at a range of $79-99 a person.
3. Poppy / Petite Taqueria https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poppy-petite-taqueria-new-years-eve-2020-party-tickets-82284536263
An unforgettable collaboration with the trendy nightclub Poppy and the Mexican restaurant Petit Taqueria. h.wood Group wanted to create an evening filled with DJs, a 5-hour premium open bar, specialty cocktails, and of course, some bubbly. Ticket prices span across quite a large range, but you can find a general admission ticket for $100.80 plus tax.
4. Hollywood Roosevelt https://www.eventbrite.com/e/classic-hollywood-roosevelt-new-years-eve-2020-tickets-71094729249?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection
This one will make your mouth drop. This year, for “Another Hollywood Classic” they are offering a 6-hour premium bar, 8 live DJs, a giant projection for the NYE countdown, three different areas to explore and dance the night away with friends, and even party favors. Ticket prices start at $149.00.
5. Break Room 86 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/break-room-86-nye-20-new-years-rockin-eve-tickets-74578832295?aff=ebdssbeditorialcollection
One of our favorite LA spots. Nestled in Koreatown, you’ll be at the heart of all the NYE nightlife and action. Not to mention, entering through a secret door behind The Line Hotel and stepping into an 80s themed club with arcade games and a private karaoke bar, you’ll feel like you entered a whole new world. For NYE, they’re offering a 5-hour open bar, live DJ, and of course, a champagne toast starting at $70.00 to leave an extraordinary mark on your 2019.