This is the cheesiest New Year’s Eve photo ever. We hope your evening looks nothing like this. And it won’t – if you attend one of these top New Year’s Eve parties in L.A. Whether you like it flashy, glamorous, foodie, or weird, we’ve got you covered. Go out with a bang, bubbly, and a good story you can share over your eggs Benedict and hash browns on the first day of ’13.
With Sam Nazarian having stormed into SoBe earlier this year with the glamorous SLS Hotel South Beach, it only makes sense for his sbe Entertainment Group to start empire building in Florida’s party capital. Mirroring the concept of their successful Hyde Lounge at Staples Center in LA, the new Hyde at American Airlines Arena is a collaboration with the Miami Heat, and will be fitted into the team’s American Airlines Arena home.
With an elegantly decadent interior by Icelandic designer Gulla Jonsdottir (Red O, among others), the 250-seat, court level lounge will dish up contemporary Japanese bites by chef Danny Elmaleh and sexed up cocktails like the Burning Mandarin (no actual Mandarins will be harmed in its making). A fair guess it will be teeming with the local sports cognoscenti.
With Las Vegas expecting record crowds this New Year’s weekend, Sin City must make room for its revelers.