Here on the west coast, we may celebrate New Year’s Eve without a ball drop, but there is no shortage of fabulous ways to ring in 2020. But if you aren’t the kind of reveler who is into paying an obscene amount of money just to enter a bar, don’t worry, we have you covered with no covers.
Save some coins and check out 10 of the best places to celebrate free of charge this NYE.
Celebrating the turn of the decade, restored 1905 dive bar The Golden Gopher will be kicking it ’20s style with classic cocktail specials, complimentary midnight toast, late-night happy hour from midnight until 2 a.m. Dress to impress in your best prohibition garb. Doors open at 4 p.m. with no cover.
5151 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, goldengopherla.com, @goldengopherla
This New Year’s Eve, Third St.’s new neighborhood spot The Shelby we’ll be puttin’ on the ritz! Dust off that top hat and flapper dress because this shindig is gonna be the cat’s meow complete with party favors and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. The restaurant’s signature dishes will be available throughout the night including their famous oysters and pulled pork sliders. Party starts at 5 p.m. sans cover.
8445 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, theshelbyla.com, @theshelbyla
The Slipper Clutch
Round out the year in rock ‘n’ roll style at The Slipper Clutch’s Metal New Year’s Eve party. They’ll have DJ Kim G throwing down with Living After Midnight, plus Miller High Life “Bottle Service” and a midnight toast. Doors open at 8 p.m. with no cover all night. Rock on!
351 S. Broadway #1207, Los Angeles, theslipperclutch.com, @theslipperclutch
Ready to leave all your New Year “Confessions On The Dance Floor?” Boogie down to downtown LGBTQ+ hotspot Redline where “Rupaul’s Drag Race” star and Madonna impersonator Venus DLite will hosting the boppin’ bash. The Material Queen will be joined by DJ David Banjela and guests will be treated to drink specials, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and balloon drop. Party starts at 9 p.m. with no cover.
131 6th St., Los Angeles, redlinedtla.com, @redlinedtla
Open seven days a week, 365 nights a year, 4100 Bar is Silver Lake’s quintessential neighborhood bar. With its distinct, colorful decorations, 4100 Bar matches the culture of the eclectic neighborhood it resides in. Ring in 2020 with us at 4100 Bar with $8 Old Fashioneds all night and complimentary champagne or beer toast at midnight. Doors open at 5 p.m. with no cover.
1087 Manzanita St., Los Angeles, pouringwithheart.com/4100-bar, @4100bar
Arts District Brewing Company
Come get your beer on to celebrate 2020 with brews and skeeball all night long at The Arts District Brewing Company. This no cover, no ticket Brew Year’s Eve event will take place from 3 p.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a complimentary midnight beer toast.
828 Traction Ave., Los Angeles, artsdistrictbrewing.com, @artsdistrictbrewing
Casey Irish Pub
While Casey’s Irish Pub is best known for its St. Paddy’s Day celebration, the downtown watering hole can totally throw down for NYE. Their Come As You Are party features no cover and champagne toast at midnight. Hopefully, you’ll find a lady or lad, but if not, prepare to kiss the Blarney Stone!
613 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles, pouringwithheart.com/caseys, @caseysirishpub
Closeout 2019 on a high note at Imperial Western, the craft brewery and oyster bar inside Union Station! Enjoy $5 beers and $1 oysters all night long with a complimentary midnight toast. Capture new memories in our photo booth complete with NYE props. Doors open at 3 p.m. with no cover.
800 N. Alameda St.. Los Angeles, imperialwestern.com, @imperialwestern
The Normandie Club
We may be heading into the 20s but get ready to party 1990 as Normandie Club’s hosting New Year’s Eve 90’s Prom! Dress to impress and enjoy cocktail specials, a prom photo booth, 90s jams by Greyson Beffa starting at 9 p.m., and a complimentary midnight toast. If you are searching for that trendy prom style, check out unique prom dress stores like Peaches Boutique. There’s no cover charge, but they are selling a limited quantity of open bar packages at $80 per person.
3612 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, thenormandieclub.com, @thenormandieclub
Flip you way over to The Mermaid, Little Tokyo’s premier tropical cocktail bar to celebrate the new age of the Roaring 20s. Dive into this no cover celebration which features a DJ, free party favors and free midnight toast. Costumes are encouraged and everyone 21+ is welcome.
428 East 2nd St., Los Angeles, themermaidla.com, @themermaidla
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