At this oceanfront tiki megaclub, a variety of scantily clad entertainers—flamenco stilt walkers, French can-can dancers, Moroccan belly dancers, fire throwers and aerialists—will help you ring in the New Year. You know, in case your party's fire throwers cancel at the last minute.
Things to do for December 31, 2009
Model/DJs, Stilt Walkers and Endless Bloody Marys
The weekend is in 10, 9, 8, 7…
It's only logical to celebrate a night about the future at a futuristic venue. (And if there's one thing you're looking for tonight, it's logic.) Head to the Viceroy's 50th-floor club for glossy views of the downtown skyline and the fireworks over the bay—though DJ (and model) Sky Nellor ensures that the views inside ain't bad, either.
Weekend Brunch at 8 Oz.
The indie burger bar kicks off 2010 by offering you a hangover-curing brunch of breakfast burritos, smoked salmon platters and build-your-own-omelets. And if those don't do the trick, the $20 all-you-can-drink Bloody Marys should.
Hakkasan Introduces Lunch
If you have yet to check out Alan Yau's gorgeous dim sum temple, here's your excuse: the new dim sum lunch menu. Expect family-style dumpling platters with fillings like shrimp, pork and exotic mushrooms, traditional breakfast soups like congee and stir fry galore. After a lunch like that, dinner might not be necessary.
The Grove gets a jolt of Bollywood panache with this Indian newcomer, nestled into the old Anokha space. And on opening night, dishes like chicken tikka masala, garlic naan and lamb vindaloo are half-off—or to put it another way, more slumdog than millionaire.