Coolest Places to Spend New Years Eve 2011

Wanna know where the hottest places in LA to be this New Year’s Eve are? Well, by all means read on and we will tell you… But act fast because many of these hot happenings are selling out fast!

1) The Staples Center / Big Wangs

The Staples Center – 1111 S. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015
Big Wangs – 801 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, Ca 90017
When: Game starts at 7pm, Big Wangs is open until 2am.
Cost: The range is from $16 all the way up to $1,189 depending on how you roll. The bar afterwards is no cover charge and affordable.
Why:  Are you a sports fan? Feel like knocking back some drinks and getting a bit loud and rowdy?

If  so, a hockey game is just the thing for you. Head downtown to The Staples Center for the LA Kings VS. the Vancouver Canucks game and you can scream and holler until your voice is full on Batman-esque. Afterwards, grab the gang and head on over to Big Wang’s Sports Bar and continue the fun by kicking back and having a few more drinks. (SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!) They’ve got pool, beer pong, a killer jukebox and tons of flat screens for your viewing pleasure. Not to mention their awesome tater tots, good for eating and throwing. Who needs confetti when you have tots? A good way to ring in the new year for any sports lover!

*Our apologies to Big Wangs for the food fights we likely just encouraged.*


2) Hollywood & Highland

2hollywoodandhighland.jpgWhere: 6801 Hollywood Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA 90028
When: 9pm
Cost: $75
Why: Have you ever wanted to feel like a celebrity and walk down that infamous red carpet?

Well, here’s your chance! The Hollywood & Highland complex is throwing a huge new year’s eve bash called, big bang new year’s eve with host Mario Lopez. There will be live music, dance shows, special effects and a live DJ line up all night long! Experience the Hollywood & Highland complex like you’ve never seen it before, with special areas of music and entertainment as the entire 5th floor of the Kodak
Theater is converted into an amazing New Years Eve party complete with moonlit pool and complimentary bits by Wolfgang Puck. You don’t want to miss this, it is sure to be one killer party all powered by 102.7 KIIS-FM.


3) Grauman’s Chinese Theater

3graumans.jpegWhere: 6801 Hollywood Boulevard  Hollywood, CA 90028
When: 8pm – 2am
Cost: $100
Why: Wanna ring in the new year with style and class?

Come join the black & white affair at the infamous Grauman’s Chinese Theater! Classic movies will be shown all night in six different theaters, there’s a DJ line up, and oh did I mention an open bar? Yes drink all you want for one ticket price. What a better way to ring in the New Year! I’m ready for my close up Mr. Deville!


4) ICE Santa Monica

4icesantamonica.JPGWhere: 1324 5th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: 10am – Midnight.
Cost: $12, locker: $5
Why: Ever wanted to bring a little white Christmas to Los Angeles?

Well, this is the perfect way to do that! Not only do you get the cold and the ice, but you get a little romance and/or family fun as well. Come out and celebrate New Years Eve at ICE, the evening will host a celebratory occasion that’s sure to please!


5) Las Palmas Block Party

5laspalmasblockparty.jpgWhere: 1714 N Las Palmas Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028
When: 9pm – 2am
Cost: $85
Why: Wanna rock this New Years Eve out?

Come join the fun as three of LA’s hottest clubs join together to form one big smashing party! You get full access to Las Palmas, Angels & Kings, and Premiere Supper Club. All with their own kind of music and events, one hip hop, one house and one rock. All for the music lover in you. You will also be privy to an open bar, that’s right free drinks! Not to mention amazing countdowns and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight for all in attendance. Life couldn’t be any better right? So go celebrate and rock it out!


6) Ecco Ultra Lounge

6eccolounge.jpgWhere: 1640 N Cahuenga Blvd  Los Angeles, CA 90028
When: 9pm – 4am
Cost: $40
Why: Wanna dance your way into 2012?

The Ecco Lounge is just the place to do that! With two separate rooms of music going and an awesome DJ line up, this is sure to be one dance party you don’t want to miss. In an eco-friendly establishment with an award winning sound system you are sure to feel ultra cool, get the best beats and keep the blood pumping all night long. Goodbye 2011, h-h-h-ello 2012.


7) 2nd Annual Black & White Masquerade at Wokano

7Wokcano.jpgWhere: 1415 5th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
When: 8pm – 2am
Cost: $40, VIP: $50
Why: Ever want to be mysterious and sexy at the same time?

Here’s your chance! And on new year’s eve no less! Wokcano in Santa Monica is hosting its 2nd annual black and white masquerade ball this new year’s eve. There will be a DJ spinning some tunes, while people in there required masks and cocktail wear enjoy complimentary hor d’oeuvres. There’s a live countdown at midnight, party favors, a champagne toast and a laser light show! What could be more enticing this NYE than a ball where everyone is mysterious? Who knows what 2012 will hold for you should you choose to attend. Have fun!


8) Santa Monica Pier

8santamonicapier.jpgWhere: 200 Santa Monica Pier, Suite A Santa Monica, CA  90401
When: Open 24 hours
Cost: Free
Why: Are you a hopeless romantic? Or are you looking for some family fun?

The pier is open 24 hours, (though the individual vendors keep their own hours) but who wouldn’t want to enjoy a walk on the pier with the wind blowing in their hair, being with a loved one under a star lit sky? You could even take a ride on the Ferris wheel and see the view of Los Angeles as it takes you round and round. The best part? It’s completely free! Now that’s a deal, especially for those of you out there who don’t drink.


9) Red Room

9redroom.jpgWhere: 6356 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles CA
When: 9pm – 3am
Cost: $40
Why: Dying to get that midnight kiss?

Someone at the Red Room is dying to give it to you. They offer an exclusive intimate lounge and patio, a romantic champagne countdown, a complimentary champagne toast…with all of these combined romance is bound to blossom with that special someone. A live DJ will be spinning tunes, just in case you need a little extra boost go get the libido going. You definitely want to check this place out if amour is on your mind. You just might find it, if you haven’t already.


10) The Queen Mary

10queenmary.jpgWhere: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
When: 6pm
Cost: $99
Why: Wanna celebrate the new year with fireworks on the high sea?

Well, come aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach and you’ll get both! With a night of dancing and music, the 70’s and 80’s will be featured, it is sure to be a fun filled night for either families or couples alike. If the bands aren’t enough for you then check out the DJ’s who’ll be spinning tunes to keep you dancing. Then catch not only one, but two fireworks displays! One begins at 9pm for the early birds and the other at midnight for those who want to ring in the new year with a bang! This ship’s got it all, so come aboard!



And as 2011 washes away and we say hello to 2012 may you and yours have a wonderful New Years Eve and a great year to come!


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