New Years Eve. The night that brings out everyone to party, and pisses off the people who party every other weekend of the year. While NYE marks a day for everyone in the world to go completely insane and drink until they can’t feel feelings, it’s a night that avid concert-goers and party people tend to despise. Prices skyrocket for your frequently visited clubs and concerts, and your local watering hole is packed to the brim with people from your neighborhood that you have never seen before. We’ve sifted through every party in Los Angeles to find the ones that won’t suck and will keep you having fun while people try their best to spill drinks on you all over town. NYE 2014 will be awesome and we know the places where that will be the case.
Camp Freddy @ The Roxy
Camp Freddy is the superband that comes around a few times a year around the holidays. The exclusively play at The Roxy and sell it out immediately. This year The Roxy has enlisted Camp Freddy for their New Years Eve show, and it’s going to be a special one. The Roxy closes for renovations immediately after and won’t be open for quite some time. So if rocking out with Dave Navarro, Josh Freese, Bill Morrison, Chris Chaney and some surprise rock star guests sounds like you thing, this is the place to be. Hands down the best concert in LA for New Years Eve.
I Heart NYE
Massive New Years Eve parties pop-up all around town on December 31st. Clubs you have never heard of are having theme parties, everyone is offering an “open bar” that will be so packed you can’t even get a drink, and “DJs” will be spinning countdowns to remember. These pop-up parties promise a lot and deliver a little. I Heart NYE is very different. The production team behind the event has been throwing this party at the Vanguard (now Create) in Hollywood for many years, and now they are moving it to the Park Plaza Hotel in Downtown. You’ll be able to check out DJs such as Robbie Riviera and Darude, so the talent is real at this party. I Heart NYE will have multiple rooms- Top 40, Deep House, Trance, you name it. The best part is that there will actually be room to move at this party. Capped at 2,000 capacity, the Park Plaza can hold a lot more. If you are looking for a big party with an open bar that’s actually reasonable, I Heart NYE is the winner.
Harvard & Stone
Harvard & Stone is one of our favorite places to catch a small show in Los Angeles. The Hollywood dwelling has hosted up and coming acts that Rabbits Black loves such as BRONCHO, Dead Sara and Beach Party. The cozy confines of Harvard & Stone can also pack star power, and that’s what they are doing for NYE 2014. Robert Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will be leading a house band with DJs spinning in-between the bands multiple sets. Couple that with burlesque dancers, special guest artists and DJs, a midnight champagne toast, and less than 200 people, you have a party that’s pretty unique! All of this sounds like a lot, and it is entertainment wise, but it’s not a lot on your wallet. $25 gets you in to our favorite party at a bar and music club in LA for New Years Eve 2014.