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Sunset Strip 2008 Holiday And New Years Eve Guide

The lights shine a little brighter and the carols rock a little harder on the Sunset Strip. From shopping along the glittering boulevard to innovative restaurants and spectacular music events, the Sunset Strip invites you to add some spice to your holiday season.

DECEMBER EVENTS

Thursdays at The Standard
Dec. 4, 11 and 18
8300 Sunset Boulevard | 323.650.9090 | www.standardhotels.com
Enjoy a live DJ and food and drink specials from 6–9 p.m. while relaxing in The Standard’s Cactus Lounge.

 

Pussycat Dolls at the Viper Room
Dec. 5, 6, 19, 20, 26 and 27
8852 Sunset Boulevard | 310.358.1881 | www.viperroom.com
Naughty and nice, the Pussycat Dolls bring some extra cheer to The Strip.

 

Steel Panther at the Key Club
Dec. 8, 15, 22 and 29
9039 Sunset Boulevard | 310.274.5800 | www.keyclub.com
Rock out this holiday season with famous ’80s heavy metal comedy act Steel Panther.

 

Camp Freddy at The Roxy Theatre
Dec. 9, 16 and 23
9009 Sunset Boulevard | 310.278.9457 | www.theroxyonsunset.com
Camp Freddy ushers in the holiday spirit with a December residency at The Roxy Theatre. You never know who may stop by…

 

"Tuesday Tastings" at One Sunset
Dec. 9, 16, 23 and 30
8730 Sunset Boulevard | 310.657.0111 | www.the1group.com
Indulge in executive chef Jason Marcus’ “One of Almost Everything” tasting menu every Tuesday night. For only $45 per person, satisfy your cravings with five courses sampling the menu, and for one dollar more, complete the dining experience with a bottle of select wine.

 

Live Nation Presents Zappa Plays Zappa at The Roxy Theatre
Dec. 10, 11, 12 and 13
9009 Sunset Boulevard | 310.278.9457 | www.theroxyonsunset.com
Dweezil Zappa leads an extraordinary band during a four-night stay at The Roxy Theatre. Each night features a unique set filled with Frank Zappa classics and more.

 

Jim Norton at the Viper Room
Dec. 12 and 13
8852 Sunset Boulevard | 310.358.1881 | www.viperroom.com
Comedian Jim Norton takes over the Viper Room for two nights. Early and late show sets both nights.

 

Carrie Fisher Signing at Book Soup
Dec. 16
8818 Sunset Boulevard | 310.659.3110 | www.booksoup.com
Legendary actress Carrie Fisher presents and signs “Wishful Drinking” at Book Soup, 7 p.m.

 

Ozomatli & Chali 2na at the House of Blues Sunset Strip
Dec. 18, 19 and 20
8430 Sunset Boulevard | 323.848.5100 | www.hob.com
Latin-infused, rock, funk, hip-hop, jazz hybrid Ozomatli headlines a three-night stay at House of Blues with founding member Chali 2na.

 

A Holiday Stroll at Sunset Plaza
Dec. 19 and 20
Sunset Plaza Drive at Sunset Boulevard
An evening of good, old fashioned holiday cheer featuring a musical performance by Definitely Dickens Hol¬iday Carolers, late night shopping and complimentary hot chocolate and baked goods from Buttercake Bakery. At Sunset Plaza, 6–9 p.m.

 

BLT Steak Christmas Eve Dinner
Dec. 24
8720 Sunset Boulevard | 310.360.1950 | www.bltsteak.com
BLT Steak will feature a special Christmas Eve menu with delectable offerings such as chestnut apple and celery soup with sage croutons and crème fraiche; wild mushroom risotto; roasted legs of lamb with olive tapenade and rosemary and confit lemon jus; marinated Alaskan baked cod with Acacia honey and parsnip puree; maple whipped sweet potatoes; and snow white layer cake with cranberry compote and Grand Marnier reduction. Please call for reservations.

 

Holiday Meal at Cabo Cantina
Dec. 25
8301 Sunset Boulevard | 323.822.7820
Cabo Cantina celebrates the holidays with an all-you-can-eat holiday meal with turkey and all the sides for only $6.95. Or stop by for our famous two-for-one happy hour from 4–8 p.m. Open normal business hours, 4 p.m.–midnight, on Christmas Eve and Day. Cabo Cantina is also accepting reservations for holiday parties. We can customize our menu to fit any need or budget. Reserve a single section or the entire restaurant for your holiday party. Call our office at 323.822.0849 for more information.

 

Holidays at The Sunset Trocadero
Dec. 25
8280 Sunset Boulevard | 323.656.7161
The Sunset Trocadero is open Christmas Eve and Day and will serve a full food and drink menu until 2 a.m. Happy hour from 6–8 p.m. features half-priced drinks and specialty martinis. Sunset Trocadero is available for your holiday parties. We can custom cater our extensive menu to fit any needs or budget, offering tray passes and party platters for large groups. We can accommodate all sized groups by reserving the entire restaurant or a single section for your exclusive special occasion. For more information, please call our office at 323.822.0849. Let us make your holiday party unforgettable.

 

Grafton on Sunset
Dec. 1-31 8462 Sunset Boulevard | 323.654.4600 | www.graftononsunset.com
The Grafton on Sunset invites you to “Sleep on Sunset!” and rock on with super discounts this holiday season. Call today and receive 10 percent off your December stay. Plus, book more than two nights and look forward to a free upgrade. Offer based on availability and not valid with other offers or discounts. Party like a rock star by night, or sleep-in during the day at this hip West Hollywood hotel.

 

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE


BLT Steak
8720 Sunset Boulevard | 310.360.1950 | www.bltsteak.com
BLT Steak presents a special New Year’s Eve blackboard menu, with options including Maine lobster bisque; roasted “Millbrook” venison loin with chestnuts, braised savoy cabbage and huckleberry-juniper sauce; marinated Alaskan black cod with Acacia honey and parsnip puree; truffled mac n cheese with a parmesan crust; and strawberry mousse cake with champagne gelato and chocolate dipped strawberries. Please call for reservations.

 

BOA Steakhouse
8462 Sunset Boulevard | 323.650.8383 | www.boasteak.com
BOA Steakhouse offers an early and late seating for New Year’s Eve dining. The 6 / 6:30 p.m. seating will feature the normal menu, while the 9 / 9:30 p.m. seating features the full menu as well as a four-course pre-fixe option with a champagne toast at midnight ($125 per person). The lounge is open to the public.

 

New Year’s Eve Fiesta and New Year’s Day Brunch at Cabo Cantina
8301 Sunset Boulevard | 323.822.7820
Enjoy Cabo Cantina’s famous two-for-one happy hour from 4–8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Cabo will be open for extended hours from 4 p.m.–2 a.m., and will open at noon on New Year’s Day for a brunch featuring bloody marias.

 

Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente Boulevard | 310.358.7788 | www.gordonramsay.com/gratthelondonwh
Reserve your place at the table and enjoy either a five- or seven-course gourmet dinner at the celebrated Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood. The early 5–8 p.m. seating features five courses ($85 per person), while the later 8:30–10 p.m. seating features seven ($130 per person).

 

Snoop Dogg at the House of Blues Sunset Strip
8430 Sunset Boulevard | 323.848.5100 | www.hob.com
Spend New Year’s with music icon and rap superstar Snoop Dogg.

 

Isla
8877 Sunset Boulevard | 310.657.8100 | www.islacantina.com
Isla will be transformed into a glittering champagne cantina featuring south of the border influenced California cuisine and fabulous drink specials all set to an electro house beat.

 

Katana
8439 Sunset Boulevard | 323.650.8585 | www.katanarobata.com
Katana offers two seating times for New Year’s Eve dining. The first seating at 6 p.m. features the regular menu plus specials. The second seating at 9 / 9:30 p.m. features a five-course dinner with dessert and a champagne toast at midnight ($150 per person). Non-diners may enjoy the DJ and dancing on the patio ($25 at the door, includes one drink).

 

Mirabelle Restaurant
8768 Sunset Boulevard | 310.659.6022 | www.mirabelleonsunset.com
Celebrate at Mirabelle’s annual New Year’s bash, featuring a DJ and three-course dinner with a champagne toast ($89 per person). Nonna of Italy 9255 Sunset Boulevard | 310.270.4455 Nonna of Italy invites you to enjoy a cozy, comfortable meal this New Year’s. Call to verify reservation times.

 

One Sunset Black Tie And Lingerie Masquerade Ball
8730 Sunset Boulevard | 310.657.0111 | www.the1group.com
Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres from 9–11 p.m., a champagne toast at midnight, special guest DJ and an open bar. Pre-sale tickets are available for $100, or $125 at the door. Bottle service packages are also available.

 

Rainbow Bar & Grill
9015 Sunset Boulevard | 310.278.4232 | www.rainbowbarandgrill.com
Join revelers at the Rainbow’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration.

 

Indie 103.1 Presents The Wailers at The Roxy Theatre
9009 Sunset Boulevard | 310.278.9457 | www.theroxyonsunset.com
Ring in 2009 with legendary reggae group The Wailers.

 

SkyBar at Mondrian Black And White Masquerade Ball
8440 Sunset Boulevard | 323.650.8999 | www.mondrianhotel.com
Always in style, the renowned SkyBar features a New Year’s Eve bash complete with a fashion show by bebe. For tickets and table reservations, email skybarla@morganshotelgroup.com.

 

The Sunset Trocadero
8280 Sunset Boulevard | 323.656.7161
The Sunset Trocadero features a happy hour with half-priced drinks, specialty martinis and champagne until 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Full food and drink menu served until 2 a.m.

 

Sushi On Sunset East/West Fusion
8264 Sunset Boulevard | 323.656.8377 | www.sushionsunset.com
Indulge in innovative sushi while experiencing the history of The Strip through colorfully named drinks and dishes.

 

LA Riots / Mattie Safer at the Viper Room
8852 Sunset Boulevard | 310.358.1881 | www.viperroom.com
Set the dance floor on fire this New Year’s Eve with LA Riots and Mattie Safer.

 

New Years Eve Rock N’ Roll Celebration at the Whisky A Go-Go
8901 Sunset Boulevard | 310.652.4202 | www.whiskyagogo.com
The Strip comes alive at this legendary rock and roll venue.

 

Photo courtesy Bob Friday

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