We've all been there- either putting off planning your New Year's Eve until, um... now or just being plain indecisive about what you're going to do.
The good news is, this is Los Angeles, and there are quite a few events and some good deals still available if you act now. And the even better news is a lot of clubs are offering VIP/Open Bar type packages for the night, so in the scheme of things the tickets really aren't that expensive, especially when you figure in seeing a world class DJ or two.
Not looking to drop any coin? Well cruise to NYE at Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles. It's a free party, and the city has gone all out to showcase some of the best that local LA artists, merchants, and chefs have to offer.
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But act fast, some of these options are closing shortly, and a lot are getting close to selling out! If you live outside of Los Angeles, events in your area can be found here.
Raul Campos (KCRW) At Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica
Raul Campos aka 'Senor Discos' has been gracing the night time airwaves of Los Angles for several years on KCRW, playing some of the best electronic, funk, disco, and soul music out there. A true taste maker, expect to be listening to only the best music as you ring in 2014.
General Admission $55, VIP With Premium Bar $120 Purchase Tickets
Laidback Luke At Create Hollywood
If you're looking to just have a good time and let loose, Create is the place to be. Laidback Luke is on the decks, and he's one of the best out there, hands down. Plus, the venue is partnership between SBE and Insomniac, the two captains of Los Angeles Nightlife. VIP/Open Bar tickets are still available and it's not a bad deal, considering the price of cover charges and individual drinks these days.
Admission With Open Bar $175 Purchase Tickets
Dubfire At Sound Hollywood
Sound Hollywood is the perfect venue to see a legend like Dubfire (who was once one half of the duo Deep Dish) perform. The layout and soundsystem is designed for techno and house DJs, and Dubfire brings some of the best of those genres out there. They have bottle service packages if you're looking to go big, and we also have a special $50 ticket available exclusively through Wantickets if you just want to hear some good music.
$50 Wantickets Exclusive Admission - Purchase Tickets
Posso And Mister Mike At Lure
Here's a good deal where you get to hear some of Magnetic's favorite DJs get down and do their thing. Posso is taking the decks, and you know they are spinning some solid electro, progressive and tech house for the good time vibes. Plus it's almost a steal with the open bar deal.
$40 Cash Bar/$100 Open Bar/$120 Open Bar and VIP EntryPurchase Tickets
New Year's Eve At Avalon With Fedde Le Grand And Sultan + Ned Shepard
One place that knows how to do night life is the Avalon Hollywood, so why really trust anyone else when it comes to partying on the biggest night of the year? This year they have an impressive line up, with Fedde Le Grand & Sultan ringing in the new year with you. General admission tickets are sold out, but you're gonna want that VIP open bar package regardless. And remember, Avalon goes late. You're gonna have a good time, trust.
$165 VIP With Open Bar Purchase Tickets
Robbie Riviera, Richard Vission, Luciana, Darude, Them Jeans & More At the Park Plaza Hotel
If the diverse line up doesn't get you, an $80 open bar should. That's right, for just $20 more that a general admission ticket you get the cost of drinks covered for the night. Easy breezy. And aside from the headliners Robbie Riviera and Darude, you get to root for the home team with Richard Vission, Luciana and Them Jeans. I. Like. That.
$60 General Admission, $80 VIP Admission With Open BarPurchase Tickets
Still can't find your thing? Here are a few more options-
Remember, be safe and designate a driver or take a cab/Uber/Lyft. Real talk.
Happy New Year!