The 2017 calendar year is fast drawing to a close, and after 350 days you probably STILL haven’t made good on your resolutions. Lose 10 pounds? Nope, you didn’t. Eat healthier? Umm, your dinner last night looked like this. Work up enough nerve to talk to that cute bartender at your local pub? Nahhh, you just sat in the corner swiping left/right on Tinder… for months. Welp, it’s a good thing New Year’s Eve is finally here!!!
For one last night you’ve got a tailor-made excuse to set aside all your past year’s disappointments and promise yourself that next year will be THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE, all while surrounding yourself with fun-loving strangers, pulsating music, and premium liquor as you dance all your cares away. And there are few better cities in the world for doing this than in Los Angeles, one of the world’s premier nightlife destinations with hundreds of fabulous party options to suit any taste.
In hopes of bringing you a little more New Year’s luck – who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky with a midnight kiss as well – here are our “Lucky Seven” picks for the best NYE nightclub parties/events around the City of Angels for you and your friends to ring in 2018:
Global trance music legend Markus Schulz – known for his marathon 10-12 hour DJ sets – waves goodbye to 2017 with a thunderous DJ set that promises not to end until after the sun dawns on the new year. The host and spearhead of Global DJ Broadcast presented on Sirius/XM and DI.fm, Schulz spent the past year bringing the funky island beats and nonstop party culture of Ibiza to his listeners via his “Ibiza Summer Sessions” segments. You can expect a similar festive atmosphere from the beginning to end of the night from the head of Coldharbour Recordings and one of Germany’s most famous exports, as he brings in the New Year at one of Hollywood’s longest-running and most famous electronic music venues.
Time: 9:00 PM – 6:00 AM
Venue: Avalon (735 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028)
Escape to the South of France this New Year’s Eve at LA’s chicest plein air venue, and join LA’s sophisticated set with a high class celebration under the stars. With ambient lighting, stylish décor, and a strong celebrity following – 2 Chainz, Lance Bass, Sam Ronson, Lebron James, and Amber Rose have all hosted events there – Le Jardin is a unique setting for visitors and locals to party their NYE away. Guests will enjoy the perks of a 5-hour premium open bar as well as a live DJ spinning an open format selection of Top 40, Hip-Hop, House, and Mash-Ups. There will be a live countdown to midnight, and the venue will offer a toast to the New Year with a complimentary glass of champagne and complimentary NYE party favors. Home & Garden meets French glamour and high-voltage nightlife on North Cahuenga Blvd at the exceptional Le Jardin.
Time: 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Venue: Le Jardin (1430 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028)
From the influential Dutch electronic music circuit to his place at the forefront of global dance music, R3HAB now stands for a brand everyone can sink their teeth into. Catapulted into the limelight courtesy of a string of successful original material and remixes, his is a stamp of high quality recognized on club floors, festival stages and the digital market alike. 2017 marked another year in which Holland’s hottest export dropped anchor on every corner of the globe: he is now up to 262 million SoundCloud streams, 184+ million Spotify streams, and 1+ billion video views. To wrap up his successful year, R3hab teams up with powerhouse EDM promotions group Insomniac Events to produce a blockbuster finale show deep in the heart of Hollywood.
Time: 10:00 PM – 3:00AM
Venue: Create (6021 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028)
“Greystone, twenty bottles that’s all me / On the couch, wildin’ out, yelling free my n*ggas ’til they all free!” Drake’s memorable line from French Montana’s 2012 summer anthem “Pop That” made the infamous Greystone Manor THE “must-visit” L.A. hotspot for hip-hop stars, pro athletes, and black Hollywood for a good four-year run up until its closure in 2015. In late 2016 the venue reopened as Nightingale, and it now finds itself no less exclusive, no less packed with celebrities, and no less in demand to locals and tourists alike. For years LA’s Made Nightlife Group has thrown weekly star-studded hip-hop events at Tier 1 nightclubs Bootsy Bellows and 1OAK among others all over L.A., but Greystone Manor was certainly their claim to fame… so much so that they kept the name and branded it onto their signature Sunday night events at Nightingale. The New Year’s Eve version of Greystone Sundays at Nightingale figures to be quite the wild cherry on top of yet another banner year for this hard-partying promotions crew and their loyal followers.
Time: 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Venue: Nightingale (643 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069)
The Argyle Hollywood in conjunction with OurNightlife Group invites you to Carpe Noctem (“seize the night”) – a New Year’s Eve show with intriguing performances lined up to wow the well-dressed crowd. Gatsby-esque decadence – wear your costumes! – and Vegas-style excess converge at Hollywood’s most exclusive champagne jam, with Open Format/Top 40 sounds by LA resident DJs in both the main room and the ultra-hip downstairs fireplace lounge. Tickets and tables include a 5-hour premium liquor open bar, tray-passed hors d’oeuvres by renowned local chefs, craft cocktails and mixology at the open-air patio bar, and a champagne toast at midnight.
Time: 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Venue: The Argyle Hollywood (1600 N Argyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028)
Step into a world of intrigue and sensuality as the SBE Group and HYDE Sunset suit up to curate a night of intriguing indulgences this New Year’s Eve. There will be a 4-hour premium open bar presented by Absolut Elyx, Avion Tequila, & Perrier-Jouet, a DJ-led countdown to the New Year, and a complimentary midnight champagne toast. Also, there will be a surprise live performance by a super-secret artist to ring in the new year. Upscale attire is encouraged, and masks will be required to enter. Book your tickets and tables now, then spend the last two weeks of 2017 doing your homework on Stanley Kubrick and what to expect out of this wild party.
Time: 9:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Venue: Hyde Sunset (8029 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046)
If your idea of ringing in 2018 is to take it back to 1986, then The Reserve is most certainly the place for you, preppy. A vault once filled with riches of the wealthiest Angelenos of generations past, the modern-day Reserve Cocktail Club in Downtown Los Angeles continues its tradition of excellence and sophistication by giving old-school elegance a new-school flair. For NYE the venue will feature two rooms of music playing the best top 40, R&B and 80s/90s Throwbacks all night long. All tickets and bottle service packages will include a 5-hour open bar (9pm to 2am), midnight toast, photo booth pictures, party favors, and a special Midnight countdown celebration in each room. Time to get SO EXCITED to party the night away!
Time: 9:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Venue: The Reserve Cocktail Club ( 650 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014)
More events and more venues for New Year’s Eve 2018 in Los Angeles can be found on the Discotech app. Have a safe night out with your friends, please don’t drink and drive, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Nightingale Plaza is sbe’s latest nightclub concept located in the former Greystone Manor space, which is being reimagined as an avant-garde, nightclub named after Hollywood’s after-party-rich Bird Streets.
The entrance leads to an elegant lounge with surreal wallpaper strewn with phantom limbs, flowers with eyes and the occasional extraterrestrial dinosaur. sbe enlisted the renowned Rockwell Group for the design. Inside, guests can lounge, dine, or dance in four distinct environments. Between a sculpted fire place, mid-century banquettes and the state-of-the-art kinetic ceiling covered in 15 folding mirrored panels over the dance floor, there is something for everyone. The ceiling starts in a closed position and over the course of the evening, as the energy builds, the mirrored planes gradually unfold revealing a digital light show above creating a dramatic reflective landscape.
The most Instagrammable feature is the Rockwell Group-designed wallpaper, inspired by exotic foliage and magical surrealism. Plus, there’s a photo booth, lined in the wallpaper, that can easily fit eight-plus people. But have a game plan upon entering, because mastering the boomerang-like gif setup can take a minute. It’s only a matter of time before Nightingale gains mention in a hip-hop song, just like Drake and the Game did for its predecessor, Greystone Manor.
The property is poised to be the next step for elite Hollywood, where refined elegance meets tastefully crafted technology. This high-energy concept will provide the world-class luxury sbe patrons have come to expect, elevated by cutting edge technology and entertainment.
“This foundation will meet an unparalleled technical and creative program that we’re confident will firmly set the venue apart from any other location.” says Costas Charalambous, President of sbe Nightlife.
Nightingale is open from 10:00pm to 2:00am Wednesday and Saturday nights.