Things to do for December 31, 2009

The Weekender

Open Bars, Open Bars and Open Bars

The weekend is shiny and new.

Thursday
Open Bar at the Well
FOUR

Open Bar at the Well

If you don't already have plans tonight, you're intentionally avoiding the insanity—and Hollywood's most reliable hole-in-the-wall understands. Come by at eight, drop $30 and drink all you want for three hours. Sounds pretty sane to us.

Dec 31, 8-11pm, The Well, 6255 Sunset Blvd (entrance on Argyle), 323-467-9355

Open Bar at Wilshire
THREE

Open Bar at Wilshire

If you're thinking insanity-avoidance but more…west of the 405, drop into the bar at Wilshire for the same idea. Fifty dollars and the open bar—including all specialties like the bourbon-and-honey Hemingway—is yours from 10pm to 2am.

Dec 31, 10pm-2am, Wilshire, 2454 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 310-586-1707

Open Bar at the Spanish Kitchen
TWO

Open Bar at the Spanish Kitchen

Even-numbered years, though, sometimes must be ushered in with margaritas and only margaritas. Fifty-five bucks at La Cienega's longstanding Mexican favorite will get you as many as you can drink from 8pm to 1am.

Open Bar (Sort of) at Pourtal
ONE

Open Bar (Sort of) at Pourtal

Closer to the shore, the tiny Enomatic wine bar of your dreams is unloading unlimited bubbly from 9pm to 12am for a price you could probably guess. (If you're not in the guessing mood, it's $20.10.)

Dec 31, Pourtal, 104 Santa Monica Blvd (E. of Ocean), Santa Monica, 310-393-7693

Friday
Open Bar at Crane's
REPEAT

Open Bar at Crane's

The New Year's Day incarnation of the Do-Over summer blowouts, the New-Over keeps your open bar going the day after. (And the year after.) Gratis screwdrivers and Bloody Marys will flow from 2 to 4pm. And your resolutions begin Saturday.

Elsewhere on the Daddy

More Weekenders in Los Angeles