Ain’t no party like a downtown party, cuz a downtown party don’t stop.
From the most extravagant to the downright risky to the most cozy, this year’s NYE parties in downtown LA have got it all. Let’s countdown DT Weekly’s list of the greatest NYE parties in downtown Los Angeles.
Welcome to the Roaring Twenties – The 10th Annual Prohibition NYE!
For 10 years in a row, Prohibition NYE at the iconic Union Station has taken the prize for the number one NYE party in DTLA of all of Los Angeles.
And why? Because it was one of the first 1920s prohibition-themed NYE parties leading the way to countless others, not to mention it using one of the most captivating venues, Union Station, as a backdrop. Prohibition NYE, presented by KCRW, offers high-end spirits, delectable food, and the glamour of a thousand ladies and gentlemen dressed to the Ts in tuxedos, shimmering fridges, and prohibition-era vintage wares.
Experience Los Angeles’ premier New Year’s Eve Party with theatrical burlesque, live jazz ensembles, photo backdrops, and a premium open bar featuring champagne and specialty cocktails from Ketel One and Johnnie Walker.
Headlining DJ Set from CHROMEO, Francesca Harding and DJ Gadachy keep the massive dance floor jumping as the dance floor crowd awaits the city’s largest and most energetic NYE countdown and ticket drop.
Prohibition NYE’s signature 60-foot, midnight ball-drop celebration and ticket drop is not to be missed. Tickets start at $175 per person, with VIP bottle service upwards of $3500.
Union Station’s 30′-foot wooden doors open at 9:00 p.m. for Prohibiton NYE 2024, located at 800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. GET TICKETS!
NYE at the Top of the World at Spire 73
Ring in 2024 on top of the world at Spire 73, the city’s highest open-air rooftop bar.
Spire 73 invites all to celebrate the start of 2024 with four unforgettable New Year’s Eve experiences.
For $175, they offer a place at the bar with a chance for nearby seating in case rest is needed after dancing to the band or DJ. This NYE tier also comes with a $125 food and beverage credit.
Spire’s top-tier package brings in the new year with full lounge access, a personal fire place for six complete Champaign toasts, and an $800 food credit for $1100.
Be sure to dress warm, although the view from Spire 73 is spectacular, visitors are fully exposed to the sting of the night air. And in the event of rain, just forget it! Spire 73 is located at 900 Wilshire Blvd, LA, CA, 90017.
Gatsby’s Penthouse, LA, New Year’s Eve 2024
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald centered around a mysterious millionaire’s dive into a world of hedonism by hosting parties for the idle rich.
Set in the riotous Jazz Age of the 1920s, VIP Nightlife returns this year with a 4-hour premium open-bar rooftop lounge with live DJs Felli Fel and Eric Cubeechee playing Top 40 hits, complimentary party favors, and casino games (Poker, Roulette, Blackjack) to play for fun and gourmet eats.
Held this year from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the 21st floor of Takashi Elevate Lounge, ALL-VIP Nightlife’s Gasby Party is a downtown favorite, becoming known as one of the most upscale, VIP-only NYE parties in Los Angeles.
Tickets range from $124 to $1800. Elevate Lounge is located at 811 Wilshire Blvd., LA, CA 90017.
ProAbition DTLA NYE Countdown Party
Follow the white rabbit down the rabbit hole into a wanderlust of fantastic eats and drinks at this Alice and Wonderland-themed restaurant bar with five hidden nightclub editions plus an outdoor patio in the Old Bank District.
Celebrating their first ever NYE since the venue reopened earlier this year, this New Year’s Eve countdown party at Proabition DTLA promises a fairy tale night of tasty bites, magic potions, and royal balls.
The Red Queen demands hot beats provided by DJs Masoul, Chamot Baby, and Mixmaster Drade, along with fire dancers, a 3-course culinary dinner, and good times as the clock ticks closer to midnight. RSVP for free entrance before 10:30 p.m. or get your All You Can Drink wristband for only $120. ProAbition is located at 117 Winston Street, LA, CA 90013. GET TICKETS!
It’s Last Call for 2023 at Reserve LA & The Catwalk
On December 31st, why not let a walk-way bid farewell to 2023 in style with a final toast at their meticulous basement-level entertainment venue curated with an actual vintage safe surrounded by gold bars filled with curated cocktails?
Let bygones be bygones at The Reserve, dancing the night away, clinking glasses with friends, and welcoming the new year in style. Get filthy rich with Reserve’s trendy vibes, where every moment will be a toast to the memories of the year’s past and the excitement of the year ahead.
The velvet rope leads to Reserve from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., featuring confetti canons, aerialists, guest DJs, and Champaign toasts at midnight. VIP Fast Pass ticket holders need not wait a single moment to get into Reserve, located on the Spring Street Strip of the Historic Core.
Party for two options allow couples to enjoy fast VIP access, open bar specials, and access to private lounge areas for the love of money. No need to break the bank. Tickets start at $50 and upward, with more and more added perks to tip the scales, including VIP seating and bottle service all night long. Reserve & Catwalk is located at 650 S. Spring Street, LA, CA 90013. GET TICKETS!
Circa 93: Ringing in the fun this NYE
Over the past ten years, the hospitality partners behind Circa93 have won the hearts of DTLA, offering hidden basement gems in the form of lavish settings, top-shelf spirits, and electric dance floors.
Whether it be discovering the hidden staircase leading to the Continental Club, seeking out the secret alleyway entrance to the Queensberry, or staring into the eyes of the silver lion’s head door knocker that marks the veiled location of the Association, Circa93 venues are a surefire way to descend and reascend into celebration.
Ring in 2024 in style at The Continental Club in the Old Bank District of Downtown LA. Tickets are roughly $25 per person and include admission to the NYE party, festive decor, a cash bar, a midnight countdown, and music by DJ J. Roberts.
The night promises the best of old-school classic hip-hop, R&B, pop remixes, dance, reggaeton, and more. VIP tables, packages, and reservations are available via Open Table. A local favorite, Continental, will sell out. The organizers advise presale online purchases but will accept ticket purchases at the door as space allows.
The party begins at 9 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m. The Continental Club is located at 116 4th Street, LA, CA 90013. GET TICKETS!
AMISTAD NYE at The Theatre at Ace Hotel
Devote fans wishing to say their last goodbyes to 2023 and to the Ace Hotel can feed two birds with one muffin this New Year’s Eve. Recent news of the hotel’s plans to close sent shock waves through DTLA, but the facility promises better days ahead with new operators for the hotel and the rooftop.
Visitors who prefer bringing in the new year surrounded by Gothic Baroque may venture downstairs starting at 9 p.m. for AMISTAD “La Rosa Que Crecio del Cemento” with DJ Cuco, Vago, JOE Joe Silva and live performances by Carlos y Charlos.
For $50 plus the faculty fee and convenience fee (whatever that is), general admission tickets to AMISTAD are roughly $63. VIP tickets, after added fees, come to $173 and grant access to the theater’s exclusive theater mezzanine with a top-shelf open bar from 9 p.m.–11 p.m., canapés, and bubbly. The Ace Hotel is located at 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
Crawling down Spring Street on New Year’s Eve
Now, here’s a celebratory mix of danger and excitement descending upon DTLA, courtesy of the Los Angeles NYE Bar Crawl.
This wallet-friendly bar crawl unlocks nine of the Historic Core’s favorite dive bars with just one all-access pass.
This year’s LA Bar Crawl Welcome Passes range from $19 to $39 and offer free entry, drink discounts, free welcome shots at select venues, and an official NYE Bar Crawl map.
Check-in begins at Redline from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. for the pre-party bash, featuring exclusive drink specials, free New Year’s Eve swag, and a chance to bond with fellow adventurers before hitting the streets.
Most bars exist at the base or in the basements of historic buildings with apartments up top, offering a warm escape from the chill of impending rent hikes. Drink with friends, drench worries with drink specials mostly under $12, and vent about the landlord while counting out 2023.
Projections for 2024 at Gloria Molina Grand Park
Billed as the park for everyone, Grand Park is better known as the park for every budget by the downtown locals.
From free yoga all year round to festivals and holiday celebrations, Gloria Molina Grand Park once again offers Los Angeles one of the largest NYE celebrations around.
With two full stages and a powerhouse lineup of DJs and music performances, the Midnight Countdown Art Spectacle projected on L-A’s City Hall, family activities by PlayLA, immersive art experiences, and delicious foods for sale from over 30 different food trucks.
12-acre civic park, stretching from low turnout last year to rain, and long gone are the days of fireworks and possibly drone shows, except at 11:55 p.m., a dazzling projection mapping show on City Hall will light up the night in celebration of L.A.’s beauty, diversity, and culture, set to the eclectic sounds of famed KCRW disc jockey Garth Trinidad.
Great for families, anyone under 21, and non-alcoholic beverage consumers, bag checks are strictly enforced, but don’t worry, this year there’s only a few items that won’t be allowed.
Coolers, foldable chairs or metal chairs, outside alcoholic beverages, unsealed or open beverage bottles (including water), selfie sticks, glass, smartboards, projection devices, narcotics, tents, firecrackers, bombs, sparklers, firearms, weapons, identity-covering costumes, confetti cannons, generators, drones, printed signage, props, flag poles, sticks, aerosol cans, smoking paraphernalia, lighters, fire matches, umbrellas over 12 inches, public intoxication, rollerblading, skateboarding, smoking, vaping, unauthorized vending, unleashed animals, smart boarding, outside solicitation, staking objects to the ground, drone operation, amplified noise, and bicycles.
Here’s what will be allowed:
Snacks, food, sealed juice boxes, and non-alcoholic drinks in small bags are allowed. Strollers, blankets, empty reusable non-glass water containers, and umbrellas below 12″ when collapsed are also permitted. Gloria Molina Grand Park opens from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on December 31st and is located at 200 N. Grand Ave. www.grandparkla.org
Stay Home. The Safeway. The Easy Way. The Loftway.
Avoid the rain and the drizzle of unnecessary downtown NYE drama in the safest place possible this year, by simply staying home.
These days most DTLA luxury aparments host NYE parties for their tenants. This coupled with apartment amenities such as pool tables, jacuzzis, community rooms and rooftop views of the city’s fireworks can make for an intimate and highly memorable New Year’s Eve celebration with friends and neighbors.
Ship in orders of Belissima Wines and Pochecco for a splash of bubbly before, during and after the clock strikes 12. Visit Pali Wines to get an early start on wine pairings with fresh oysters and head home with 30% off a case of vino and or toast to the new year with a handcrafted bottle of luxury with sips of Victorioso Mezcal.
Be sure to support local businesses with catering options from Tulsi Eatery, White Elephant, Loqui, or any other downtown favorites.
Haven’t yet moved to Downtown, let the experts at Loftway help to find that special place to celebrate NYE in downtown Los Angeles for Years to come. www.loftway.com
Happy New Year!