New Year’s Eve 2012 WeHo Party Guide

Champagne celebration

It may not have the same draw as Halloween, but New Year’s Eve night in West Hollywood is plenty crazy. Between live music and DJs on the Sunset Strip, to parties for the gay crowd on Santa Monica Boulevard, there are options for all.

We’ve compiled two lists: one for the gay crowd here, and another focused on the Sunset Strip, below.

If you’re looking to catch some music on the Strip, you’ve got plenty of options. Ryan Leslie, the rapper and song-writer from Washington, D.C., will perform at the Viper Room. Puddle of Mudd, the grunge band, will play at Whisky a Go Go. A$AP Rocky, the rapper, performs at the House of Blues, and E-40 at the Key Club.

If you’re looking for DJs, drinks and dancing, check out parties at Skybar, The Roxy, Pink Taco, The Standard Hollywood, Bootsy Bellows and Hyde Lounge. And for laughs, check out The Comedy Store.

For all your local event options, see our list below:

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Champagne Wishes Party at Skybar

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ELEW

8440 Sunset Blvd. at North Olive
www.mondrianhotel.com/en-us/#/home/
Champagne Wishes includes a live performance by ELEW, a DJ set by Zen Freeman and an open premium bar plus a champagne toast at midnight. Party is 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., ages 21 and older only. Tickets are $150 for non-hotel guests and $125 for hotel guests.

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Vintage Trouble Gold Party at The Roxy

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9009 West Sunset Blvd., west of North Wetherly
www.theroxyonsunset.com
Vintage Trouble, with its throwback style, hosts this New Year’s event with soulful 50s and 60s inspired tunes. Ticket prices includes a champagne toast at midnight. General admission is $25, VIP with well drinks/open bar is $75 and VIP with premium drinks/open bar is $125. Men are encouraged to wear suits and women to dress in gold. Ages 21 and older. For tickets, visit TicketWeb.com.
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Ryan Leslie at the Viper Room

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8852 W. Sunset Blvd. near Larrabee
www.viperroom.com
Sing in the New Year with singer/songwriter Ryan Leslie. Tickets, $125 for general admission and $175 for a VIP meet-and-greet, are available at TicketWeb.com. Both include an open bar. Ages 21 and over.
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Puddle of Mudd at Whisky a Go Go

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Puddle-of-Mudd

8901 Sunset Blvd. at North Clark
www.whiskyagogo.com
Puddle of Mudd is featured, with Slant, Sound Cannon, Spacemilk and Twea rounding out the bill. Tickets, $35, are available through TicketWeb.com.
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A$AP Rocky at House of Blues

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ASAP-Rocky

8430 Sunset Blvd. at North Olive
www.hob.com
NYC rapper A$AP Rocky ushers in the New Year. Tickets are $59.50 for general admission and $150 for VIP access to the rails section, the Foundation Room and a well bar. Ages 21 and older. Call (323) 848-5195 for VIP tables and bottle service.
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E-40 at the Key Club

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E-40

9039 Sunset Blvd. near Wetherly
www.keyclub.com
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with rapper E-40. Tickets include $50 for general admission, $70 for VIP (includes express entry and access to restaurant level) and $125 for SVIP (includes artist meet-and-greet, open bar in Plush Lounge, express entry and access to the restaurant level). Tickets available through TicketWeb.com.
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DJs and More at Pink Taco Fiesta

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8225 Sunset Blvd. near North Harper
www.pinktaco.com
This New Year’s Eve celebration is in Pink Taco’s new third floor VIP lounge. Pre-sale tickets are $40 for an open bar of well and draft drinks and $70 for top shelf. Ages 21 and older, only. For table reservations contact chadw@pinktaco.com. Purchase tickets via TicketWeb.com.

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Disco New Year’s Eve Ball at The Standard Hollywood

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Standard

8300 Sunset Blvd. west of North Sweetzer
www.standardhotels.com/hollywood
This ball includes live performances with SSION and guest DJs Kim Anh, Saratonin, Aaron Castle and Sandra Le and master of ceremonies Casey Spooner. The event includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, photobooth and VIP gift bags. General admission tickets are $30. Table reservations are available at thestandardhollywood.wantickets.com.
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NYE Party at The Comedy Store

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8433 Sunset Blvd. across from North Olive
www.thecomedystore.com
The show is in the Main Room at 9 p.m. with headlining comedians Marc Maron, Ahmed Ahmed, Iliza Shlesinger, Ian Edwards, Brody Stevens and more. Tickets are $50. The show in the Original Room features 14 comedians, including Fahim Anwar, Erik Griffin, Nick Youssef and Ryron Bowers. Tickets are $40. Ages 21 and older. Doors open at 10 p.m.
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DJ Politik at Bootsy Bellows

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Bootsy-Bellows

9229 Sunset Blvd. west of Doheny Road
www.bootsybellows.com
David Arquette hosts a New Year’s Eve featuring the sounds of DJ Politik. Ages 21 and older. Event is from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets $100 at ClubZone.com
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Hyde Lounge

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8029 Sunset Blvd. near Laurel Canyon
http://www.sbe.com/hyde
The Hyde celebrates New Year’s Eve with “Eyes Wide Shut,” a black tie masquerade ball. Music by Mixed Reactions. Ages 21 and over. Tickets at $85 are available here.

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