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It’s not even Christmas Eve but if New Year’s plans give you a fraction of the headache it gives me, you could use this list. Whether you’re simply looking for some celebration bubbly with the guys or gals or for a full-on (or not so full-on) dinner, I’ve got plenty of options all over L.A. for you. There’s a little something for everyone, no matter your association.
Little Cave (Highland Park)
Did someone say free on New Year’s?! Because free will happen at Little Cave on the Eastside. Not only is there no cover charge, but drink specials will flow all night and free tacos will be given out from 9 PM through the countdown to 1 AM. Amazing! And that’s not even the last thing that’s free – you’ll get a glass of bubbly so you can toast fellow hipsters in between your swigs of PBR. Party favors will keep things festive.
9 PM – 1 AM
Free admission, free tacos, drink specials
5922 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Royal/T Cafe (Culver City)
The cosplay cafe in Culver City (say that 5 times fast) that has played host to LudoBites the past couple weeks and a Hello Kitty exhibition before that is hosting their own party to usher 2010 in – in the theme of “10,” of course. The $10 cover includes a midnight champagne toast, and all 2-for-1 drinks are $10. So grab a partner for those twofers and get on the dance floor because there will be a DJ spinning all night. Bonus: RSVP with 9 other crazies (for yes, a total of 10) and your partay gets a free bottle of champagne! Oh, groupies.
10 PM – 2 AM
$10 cover includes Champagne toast
$10 2-for-1 drinks
RSVP: RSVP [at] royal-t [dot] org with password “10″
8910 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232-2326
Pourtal Wine Tasting Bar (Santa Monica)
In honor of the new year and new decade, Pourtal is offering â€œBottomless Bubbly for $20.10.â€ For just a Jackson, your glass will never run empty. Your cup, instead, shall runneth over with Marquis de Perlade Blanc de Blanc, Pierre Sparr Rose and Kir Royale. Or just one, if you prefer. What a steal. No RSVPs for this one, though, so get there early and max out the bottomless.Â A little more lipstick on your champagne fluteÂ never hurt anyone!
9 PM – 12 AM
$20.10 for bottomless bubbly
104 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
8 oz. Burger Bar (Melrose)
The controversial burger bar on Melrose will be closed to the public and open for the purposes of their private New Year’s Eve party – offering passed hors d’oeuvres, a dessert buffet and Champagne toast at midnight, along with a DJ to keep the tunes flowing all night. Not bad for $35 in advance, though set aside some more dough for the drinks. Hopefully the finger bites will prove plentiful.
Call to make a reservation, as 8 Oz. will be closed to public
9 PM – 2 AM
$35 Presale, $45 At the door
7661 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046