Heading into 2020, New Year’s Eve is sure to be the party of the decade. Coincidentally, some bars in Los Angeles are taking some notes of parties past and planning their celebration with a specific decade theme.
From a jazzy 1920’s Gatsby bash to a gnarly ’90s prom, pop the bubbly and bust out the costumes and check out seven throwback-themed parties not to be missed.
Roaring ’20s Party at The Victorian
Come celebrate a new decade in old fashion! This year the Basement Tavern in Santa Monica is transforming into a 1920s prohibition speakeasy. But don’t worry, no coppers are going to pinch anyone for sipping some giggle-water at this shindig. This will be a night of immense celebrations to introduce The Roaring 20’s to a new era. So guests are encouraged to come draped in their most apropos attire. That’s suspenders, striped suits, and fedoras for the gents; drop-waist dresses, cloche hats, gloves, and seamed stockings for the ladies. The night will feature a five-hour open bar, VIP bottle service, champagne toast at midnight and two headlining DJs who spin at some of the hottest music festivals and clubs, equipped with state-of-the-art sound and lighting that will have your suspenders and stockings off. Tickets are between $99 and $119.
2640 Main St., Santa Monica, thevictorian.com, @basementtavern
7th Annual Gatsby’s House at W Hollywood
Celebrate 100 Years of Prohibition and welcome in the new decade at the 7th Annual Gatsby’s House at the W Hollywood Great Room, Living Room and Station. Harking back to the golden age of parties, movers and shakers will dance the night away with live DJs, four-hour premium open bar, complimentary flapper party favors, glow toys. Guests can also upgrade to the VIP Great Room Experience featuring a Casino Game Night and VIP Photo Booth.
6250 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxwh-w-hollywood, @whollywoodhotel
Keeping It Classy ’30s Party at The Varnish
Keep it classy this New Year’s Eve at jazzy joint The Varnish. Dress to impress and get ready to party like it’s 1933 with classic cocktails featuring Beam Suntory, late-night snacks and a midnight champagne toast. Tickets are $150 per person, including beverage, tax and gratuity.
118 E. 6th St., Los Angeles, thevarnishbar.com, @thevarnishbar
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood NYE Celebration at E.P & L.P.
West Hollywood’s buzzed-about modern Asian eating house and rooftop, will celebrate the start of 2020 with an exclusive six-course Family-Style Dinner ($125/person) from new Filipino Head Chef Sabel Braganza. E.P.’s NYE 6-course menu offerings include Caviar with Scallion Pancake, Hiramasa Kingfish Crudo, Lobster with Chili Noodles, Dry Aged Wagyu, Champagne Shaved Ice and more. Revelers can keep the party going upstairs at the L.P. rooftop and party like it’s 1969 with L.P.’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood New Year’s Eve Celebration and Rooftop Party from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. for $100 per person. L.P. guests can enjoy ’60s and ’70s music by DJ Ninja & Aaron Colbert. The evening will include an open bar and passed appetizers from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with bottle packages and tables are available for purchase. Costumes are totally encouraged.
603 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, eplosangeles.com, @eplplosangeles
Psychedelic NYE at Electric Pussycat
If you’re looking for a party in LA that’ll have you exclaiming “groovy, baby!” all night long, get to Electric Pussycat for a psychedelic New Year’s Eve. This totally rad venue is throwing a mega-bash to ring in the New Year, and with a personality this vibrant, you know that the party will be positively sparkling. This bi-level disco space is a new nightlife destination styled after the colorful ’60s, and they’re already making a name for themselves as a premier party hotspot. At this fabulous party, you can expect the drinks to be flowing from the five-hour premium open bar, fully stocked with all your favorite spirits. A rainbow VW Bug DJ booth will be housing a live DJ for a celebration soundtracked by Top 40, house, and classic 60’s tunes. Let the bright lights and electric colors whisk you away until midnight, when you’ll raise your complimentary glass of champagne to toast the coming year. For those who can’t get enough of this party scene, VIP packages are available with awesome perks like reserved seating and bottle service. This eclectic pop-up bar is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced – from the colorful neon lights around the club, to the array of wild patterns on every surface, you’ll feel transported right into an Austin Powers movie. Hang out in the bubble chairs suspended from the ceiling on the second level, or bust a move on the dance floor under a massive disco ball. With lava lamps, furry walls, and staff of costumed bartenders and go-go dancers, Electric Pussycat didn’t miss a single, psychedelic detail. Tickets start at $90 and include a five-hour open bar.
103 East Broadway, Glendale, @electriccatla
NYE Disco Party at Cana Rum Bar
Boogie into 2020 in style at Caña’s New Year’s Eve Disco Party! Celebrate with your favorite rum cocktails all night starting at 8 p.m. with music by Subsuelo. Doors open at 5 p.m. and disco attire required! Rum Society membership is required. Memberships are $30 annually and allow you and three guests entry each time you visit along with access to weekly Rum Society tastings and education. You may purchase a membership at the door with a hostess.
714 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, canarumbar.com, @canarumbarla
90s Prom at 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 ’90s 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. 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
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