And by starting things off right, we mean four floors of open bars. There's also a midnight champagne toast, obviously.
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Partying on New Year's Eve
Safe to say 2008 was not a boring year. Of course, you usually prefer the debaucherous-midnight-toast excitement to, you know, the meltdown-y variety. So we thought you might appreciate some ideas on a fresh start for '09.
On the Paramount lot, you get a five-square-block bash with Katy Perry instead of Ryan Seacrest—and at midnight, a rising star instead of a dropping ball. Ah, Hollywood...
But if you require Brent Bolthouse and DJ AM to feel assured you're in good hands, we can't really blame you. They're taking over another studio lot for the LA portion of a ten-city-wide blowout.
Of course, if you're thinking something more sophisticated, KCRW's presence adds class to this 10,000-capacity bash in the streets. (On this night, class is relative.)
Book early (aka now), and you'll get open access to the menu at Rojo y Blanca for $125—you won't have to order much for that to be a bargain—before the party spills over to Bar Centro, and the ballroom, and maybe a room upstairs...
Really, though, you're turning over a new leaf in the new year—starting with a night of organic-paperless-recycled debauchery. It's all about drinking responsibly.