The Sunset Strip is hosting a variety of New Year’s Eve events this year from lower key options to once-in-a-lifetime splurges. Grab your friends and ring in 2012 in style (you know, before that whole “end of the world” thing happens).
DINNER AND SPECIAL MENUS:
Family Style Dinner @ Asia de Cuba
Asia de Cuba will serve a “family style” four-course New Year’s Eve dinner. Appetizer choices include Serrano ham and spiced quince, chili crispy onion albacore, or Cuban oxtail tamale, followed by Asia de Cuba’s signature calamari salad and intermezzo of mojito sorbet. Entrée choices include sake and sweet miso marinated filet of salmon and butterfish, char sui boneless beef short ribs or Asia de Cuba “surf and turf” with chili lime glazed rock lobster tail and grilled filet of beef. End your meal with rum glazed pineapple coconut tapioca. Dinner is $80 per person before 8 p.m., and $100 for seatings after 8 p.m. All dinners include a half bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne for every two guests. For reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Fixe Dinner + DJ @ BOA Steakhouse
BOA will host a pre-fixe menu with live entertainment provided by a DJ. First seating available at 6:30/7:00 p.m. for $95 per person and second seating available at 9:00/9:30 p.m. for $165 per person. www.boasteakhouse.com
New Year's Eve @ Cabo Cantina
Start the night off right by taking advantage of a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and the best happy hour on The Strip! All drinks are two-for-one prices from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. - midnight. We will be open normal business hours, from noon - 1:30 a.m. www.thecabocantina.com
Dinner + Foundation Room Access @ Crossroads Restaurant
Enjoy a four-course dinner at Crossroads Restaurant at House of Blues, Foundation Room access with live entertainment, champagne toast at midnight for $150 per person. www.hob.com
Dinner + Live Jazz @ Eveleigh
Eveleigh will host two three-course dinner seatings with champagne toasts. The first is from 5-7:15 p.m. ($75 per person), and the second starts at 9:30 p.m. ($95 per person). Second seating also includes access to the NYE Soiree with live music from a brass jazz quintet starting at 9:30 p.m. If you are heading out later, join us for drinks and dancing. Call to hear about special New Year’s drink packages or to reserve a table, 424-239-1630. www.theeveleigh.com
Three-Course Dinner + Live Entertainment @ Foundation Room
Enjoy a three-course dinner and champagne toast at midnight. Live entertainment will be provided until 10 p.m. followed by a DJ from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. Price for members is $75 per person and $105 per person with wine pairing. For questions or reservations, call the box office at 323-848-5100. www.hob.com
Three Different Ways To Ring In 2012 @ The London West Hollywood
The holiday celebration continues on New Year’s Eve with three different ways to ring in 2012. From 5-8pm guests may enjoy a three-course meal from Gordon Ramsay, with menu selections including Maine Lobster Gratinée, Roasted Colorado Lamb Loin and Chocolate Hazelnut, as they enjoy a performance by Gill Crooner. ($95 per person.)
For those who choose to spend the evening enjoying a later dinner and celebrating at the hotel, Gordon Ramsay will offer a five-course menu boasting delicacies such as grilled Kingfish sashimi, prime beef wellington and an asseitte of Pastry. The night will top off with a midnight champagne toast and tunes spun by DJ Chris Carter. ($145 per person.)
Finally, for the ultimate in New Year’s Eve celebrating, let The London host a night to remember with a Gordon Ramsay dinner party for up to 12 of your closest friends. Guests will enjoy an eight-course dinner, paired with the best in bubbly, as well as a midnight toast with a magnum of Dom Perignon Rose ’85. As the night winds down, guests will retreat to one of their six luxurious guest suites for the ideal holiday sleep-over. The party continues New Year’s Day with breakfast at Boxwood Cafe Breakfast Table and a day of fun in the sun in a rooftop poolside cabana. (Package is $20,000 for 12.) www.thelondonwesthollywood.com
Dinner + Frank Sinatra Tribute @ Nonna of Italy
Nonna of Italy will host a four-course dinner. The dinner will also feature a live performance paying tribute to legendary crooner and former Sunset Strip staple Frank Sinatra. Seatings are available after 8 p.m., and the live music begins at 9:30 p.m. Dinner is $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. www.nonnaofitaly.com
NYE Dinner @ Rosa Mexicano
A special New Year’s Eve a la carte menu will be available as well as premium holiday cocktails and DJs. For more information and to make reservations, visit www.rosamexicano.com
PARTIES & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT:
“Shaken Not Stirred” Party @ Skybar
“Shaken Not Stirred” James Bond-themed New Year’s Eve party featuring special guest DJs. Admission includes champagne toast at midnight and open bar. 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. Ages 21 and older, only. Tickets are $150 until Dec. 15. After Dec. 15 price will be $175 (remains $150 for hotel guests and Asia de Cuba guests). For more information and reservations.
Roaring '20s Cocktail Party @ Eveleigh
Tickets are $50 in advance and include access to jazz quintet The Uptown Five and NYE festivities starting at 9:30 p.m. Open bar with '20s inspired crafted cocktails from 10-11 p.m. Reservations: 424-239-1630.
Champagne + Comedy @ The Comedy Store
Ring out 2011 and ring in 2012 with an all star cast of comics, champagne, party favors and free gifts, including two VIP passes worth up to $40! Main Room show is $50 (9 p.m. start), and the Original Room is $40 (10 p.m. start). Ages 21 and older, only. Tickets and additional information.
Jenny and Johnny + Cults @ The Standard, Hollywood
Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9:30 p.m. Tickets range from $75-$125. This event is ages 21 and older, only. Purchase tickets.
Semi Precious Weapons & Warner Drive @ The Roxy Theatre
Local favorites Semi Precious Weapons and Warner Drive battle it out on New Year’s Eve at The Roxy. Beta Wolf, Benvenue, Open Air Stereo and Life Down Here round out the bill. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $45 for VIP (must be 21 or older to purchase VIP). www.theroxyonsunset.com
Musiq Soulchild @ House of Blues Sunset Strip
In addition to general admission tickets, special NYE packages are also available. Purchase a music hall table package (four tickets, one bottle, Foundation Room access and a champagne toast at midnight) for $750, a rails/balcony package (six tickets, four-course dinner, open bar, Foundation Room access and a bottle of champagne for the table at midnight) for $1,500, or an open bar package (access to the balcony with open bar) for $150 per person. General admission tickets are $67.50 in advance and $72.50 day of show. For questions or reservations, call the box office at 323-848-5100. www.hob.com
DJ Quik @ Key Club
Legendary DJ Quik headlines with Toni Monroe opening. Tickets are $40-$75. Full details and to purchase tickets, www.keyclub.com.
LA Guns featuring Dilana @ Whisky A Go-Go
Miserable End, LA Scuffle, Heavyness, Rebelmann and Advocators of Fun are also on the bill. Tickets are $20, doors open at 7 p.m. www.whiskyagogo.com