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New Year's Eve in Los Angeles

Plan your New Year's Eve in Los Angeles with our guide to the best events and activities, the coolest parties and great restaurants for New Year's Eve dinners.

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Ready to part ways with 2014? Whether you're just visiting or a seasoned local, our guide to New Year's Eve in Los Angeles will help you find the best events and parties in the city—from family-friendly activities to adult affairs. Want to ring in the new year with a full belly and a champagne toast? Check out our lists of the most romantic restaurants and classy hotel bars and lounges. Want to dance? Sweat out the last of your 2014 worries at one of the best dance clubs in LA. Whatever your plans, get ready for the best New Year's ever. Hello, 2015!

The best New Year's Eve parties

Figuring out what to do for New Year's Eve in Los Angeles can be a challenge—should it be a black-tie affair? A laid-back shindig? A dance-til-morning marathon with music to match? We've got the party for you.

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New Year's 2015 events

The best events, parades, family-friendly stuff, and other things to do to celebrate the beginning of 2015.

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17 New Year's resolutions for every Angeleno

Lose weight, drink more water, stop drunkenly hooking up with our exes... we all make New Year's resolutions (whether we stick to them is another thing). This year, we decided to speak for the entire city: What should/could all Angelenos do (and not do) in 2015 to make LA a better, more enjoyable place?

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By: Kate Wertheimer

Free things to do for New Year's in LA

We're as excited about the New Year as anyone—seriously, we expect great things from 2015. But you know what we're not looking forward to? New Year's Eve parties that charge $20 at the door.

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By: Michael Juliano

New Year's Eve restaurants

Best romantic restaurants

Get charmed and seduced with fireplaces, al fresco patios, ocean views and splurgeworthy meals at the best romantic restaurants in Los Angeles.

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Best steakhouses

In a town of Big Deals making big deals, a classic never goes out of style at LA's best steakhouses.

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Best seafood restaurants

Dive into LA's best seafood restaurants from a two-star Michelin fine dining destination to a Santa Monica seafood market.

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See more of the best restaurants in LA

Whether you seek a food-as-art fine dining experience, a rare-steak fix or a vegan outing, take your pick of the best restaurants in Los Angeles.

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By: Katherine Kims

New Year's Eve bars

Best wine bars

The best wine bars in Los Angeles that are as sultry as your swills.

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Best cocktail bars

Whether you're a gin drinker—shaken not stirred—or looking for something sweet (and maybe, sassy), we've got your guide to the city's best cocktail bars.

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By: Time Out contributors

Best whiskey bars

Rye, bourbon, Scotch or Irish whiskey, or whatever you prefer. Thirsty for the brown stuff?

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Best beer bars

Cocktails may get all the hype, but craft beer is having a moment.

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Best singles bars

Here are the best places to pickup other lonely hearts looking for their next hook up.

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Best rooftop bars

What is it that they say about smog? Oh yeah, beautiful sunsets. Make LA's haze work for you at these top bars and beachside spots.

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