Struggling for ideas as to how to ring in the new year? Look no further! We’ve compiled the best, hautest NYE 2017 celebrations on the west coast. Check out the top spots in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Santa Barbara below!
Have a French kiss at the stroke of midnight at Baltaire in Brentwood at the “Midnight in Paris” themed New Year’s Eve bash, with a French-inspired menu by Executive Chef Travis Strickland. Other festivities include roaming caviar, Champagne, and cheese carts, and Chateaubriand carved tableside, plus live entertaining including gypsy jazz band Django’s Caravan and a DJ spinning contemporary beats.
UNION STATION – PROHIBITION NYE & HUDSON HOUSE PROHIBITION NYE
Both downtown LA’s Union Station and Redondo Beach’s Hudson House are hosting NYE extravaganza’s. The former includes theatrical burlesque, live jazz ensembles and nationally touring DJ’s At midnight, there’s also a 60-foot ball drop. The latter, meanwhile, is hosting a speakeasy-style costume party. To mark the stroke of midnight, there will be a complimentary champagne toast.
ACE THEATRE DISCO
Go for a touch of theatre on NYE at the too-cool-for-school Ace Hotel, where you’ll be treated to a three-course dinner on the stage, and, later, a dance party and countdown with special DJ sets from Blue Hawaii, Infamous Boogieman, Sebastian Cowan and more.
E.P. & L.P.
Pretend you’re in Aspen at E.P. & L.P. with a prix-fixe, eight course dinner followed by aj apres ski party on the rooftop complete with birch trees and antler chandeliers.
The hottest new spot in Las Vegas is opening just in time for NYE. If you’re lucky enough to step behind the velvet rope, you’ll experience The Dorsey at The Venetian, which is designed to feel like a home away from home, only better. The 4,500-square-foot space features rich materials throughout, such as French oak, brass, leather and marble, while the millwork exterior incorporates mahogany and brass. Intimate seating options encourage social interactions such as a separate library space with a lustrous modern fireplace as the focal point. The Dorsey also incorporates stunning digital art displayed on eight screens from artists such as Marilyn Minter, Poyen Wang and Jason Salavon. This must-visit spirits spot features an inventive cocktail menu with pedigree, designed by award-winning barman Sam Ross of New York City’s Attaboy fame. Manned by the city’s top drink makers, The Dorsey is the perfect place to pop-in for a meticulously prepared drink or settle in for the evening with friends over signature cocktails, including shareable punch bowls. Highlights from the menu include the Penicillin (scotch, fresh lemon, ginger & honey, Islay float), which New York Times named to its list of 11 essential drinks of the “modern cocktail revival;” Let’s Elope (gin, fresh melon, lime, orgeat); East Side Rickey (vodka, cucumber, mint, lime, club soda); A La Louisiane (rye, Benedictine, Italian vermouth, absinthe, bitters); Coney Island Express (rum, cold brew coffee, vanilla, Amaro Ciociaro); Creole Punch (rum, pineapple, ginger, citrus, allspice, nutmeg) and much more. The Dorsey also boasts a full-service bar with a collection of spirits, beer and wine.
Drake will be a special guest at Hakkasan nightclub, while Bruno Mars is ringing in NYE at the new Park Theater. Sting will play the intimate Chelsea inside the Cosmopolitan, while Ludacris will be on hand at Light nightclub. Maroon 5 continues its run at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, playing the arena on NYE for the fifth year in a row and Kendrick Lamar will head to Drai’s.
Calvin Harris continues his weekly residency inside Omnia at Caesars Palace; Steve Aoki will be spinning at Aria’s Jewel nightclub; Major Lazer will be at XS at Wynn Encore; and French Montana and DJ Khaled will team up for a show at Tao.
Photo Credit: Four Seasons
Travel the world with Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara and toast the new year in style. A first class ticket to this event includes admission to Ty Lounge, all night entertainment, a dinner buffet highlighting the flavors of Tokyo, Paris, New York and Los Angeles, and a Champagne toast.
Inspired by the most iconic carnival celebration in the world, this festive evening at Bacara Resort & Spa, inspired by Brazilian Carnival, includes samba dancers, a DJ, chef action station and lots of bubbly.