8 Great Places to Drink on New Year's Eve
|The Mandrake Bar|
Will this classic East Hollywood Tiki bar be packed to the gills on December 31st? Definitely. But if you come early enough to snag a barstool in the tiny space, you'll have access to cheap super-potent concoctions served in tropical glasses and one of the friendliest bar crowds in Los Angeles to keep you company. 4427 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Feliz; 323-669-9381.
3. Mandrake Bar
$5 beer-and-shot combos, and surprisingly tasty classic cocktails -- including a sidecar, negroni, and mint julep -- make this semi-hidden bar a cult favorite, with a young, hip, and friendly crowd to boot. Midnight celebrations include live music, and movies screened on a blank wall in the back room. 2692 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A.; 310-837-3297.
2. Ye Rustic Inn
If cheap pitchers of beer and lots of hot wings sounds like a good way to wait for midnight, then Hollywood's Ye Rustic Inn might suit your style. On NYE, this popular sports bar turns into a lively spot to watch the Times Square ball drop with affordable drinks and walkable access to the Metro Red Line. 1831 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz; 323-662-5757.
1. La Cuevita
This revamped dive bar in Highland Park is offering happy hour from 7 - 10 p.m. and $5 Buffalo Trace whiskey all night. Walk next door for some tacos then come back in time to sip another glass of tequila or mezcal before the clock strikes midnight. 5922 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park; 323-255-6871.
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