Harriet’s Lounge is preparing to host an epic New Year’s Eve party

Los Angeles, the 1 Hotel West Hollywood has landed and its fresh rooftop bar, Harriet’s Lounge, is preparing to host an epic New Year’s Eve party.  West Hollywood hasn’t seen a sky-high lounge like this before.  Its panoramic view is the star of the show, and this New Year’s Eve we take it to the next level with a live DJ spinning dynamic mashups.  With the shimmering backdrop of the Los Angeles skyline as the backdrop, the city’s glitterati will dance and mingle, helping themselves to a five-hour premium open bar.  Pick up a VIP package for luxuries such as bottle service and reserved seating.  From the extensive greenery that fills the penthouse to the shimmering string lights, this space is nothing less than majestic.  Join us this New Year’s Eve to count down the clock and set the New Year ablaze.

8490 Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood CA US 90069


December Sunset Strip Holiday Cheer Guide

Deck the halls and get ready to party on The Sunset Strip all month long! Holiday events, shopping discounts, open houses, trivia, parties, New Year’s Eve and more. It really is the most wonderful time of the year!

Toy Drive at Andaz West Hollywood
Drop off toys at Andaz for the 23rd Annual Holiday Toy & Food Drive. More info

Dec. 6
Holiday Open House and Toy Drive at Sunset Collection
Participating businesses of Sunset Collection (located at 8539 W Sunset Blvd.) will be open to the public and offering complimentary food, drinks, music and discounts. Participating businesses include: Angela’s Coffee, Burger Lounge, Sunset Tan, InStyle Nails, Divine H20, Vered Hair Salon, Printop Printing, Sushi Park and Joe’s Pizza. The event will also feature a Santa, music from DJ Ray Mack, a raffle basket valued at $2,000, and toy donation benefiting the City of West Hollywood and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Toy Drive. Party lasts from 12 – 7 p.m. Arrive early to get your photo taken with one of the “sexy Santas” on the red carpet. Free parking available on site.

Dec. 6
Toys For Tots benefit with Cherie Curie at the Viper Room
Viper Room and Toys for Tots Presents: Cherie Curie, Future Villains, Maudlin Strangers, Jonah Nimoy and a special midnight performance by The Lonely Drunks Club Band. Bring a toy valued at $10 or more and get a drink on us! Tickets are $20 for this 21 and older show. www.viperroom.com  

Dec. 7
Henry Bushkin discusses and signs Johnny Carson at Book Soup
An endlessly dishy and incisive account of the King of Late Night at the height of his fame and power, by his lawyer, wingman, fixer, and closest confidant. Event begins at 5 p.m. www.booksoup.com

Dec. 7, 8 & 9
Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass at The Roxy

Looking for an early holiday gift? Why not treat the guitar lover in your life to a master class with Dweezil Zappa? Join the rock and roll royal for a 90-minute personalized guitar instruction prior to his evening show. Technique and application will be discussed. Classes begin at 3 p.m. and the fee is $75. www.theroxyonsunset.com

Dec. 8
Holiday Book Brunch at Book Soup
There is certainly no need to look any further when shopping this holiday season. And on Dec. 8, be sure to join us for mimosas and have a listen as some of our excellent publisher reps from Macmillan, Penguin and Random House talk up the best gifts for everyone on your list. Book brunch begins at noon. www.booksoup.com

Dec. 8
Toy Drive and Specials at Tattoo Mania
Tattoo Mania is collecting toys for the “Santa rides a Harley” toy drive for the Fred Jordan Mission on Dec. 8. All toys valued at $20 or more will receive 50% off of an $80 house minimum tattoo. Additionally, throughout the month of December, Tattoo Mania is offering a special house minimum rate of $50 between 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily. You must mention “Sunset Strip holiday special” for the discount.

Dec. 9
Holiday Movie Classics Party at Pearl’s
White Christmas. Miracle on 34th Street. Meet Me in St. Louis. Come pay homage to old Hollywood’s classic holiday movies with a night of glamour on Dec. 9. Specialty cocktails and champagne await you! www.pearlsliquorbar.com

Dec. 9 
Holiday Trivia at Book Soup
Join author (Americana Beautiful) and pop-culture humorist Charles Phoenix for a fun night of cocktails, hors d’oeurves and trivia! Event begins at 9 p.m. www.booksoup.com

Dec. 11
Snowed In 3D at The Den
The Den’s “Snowed In” ‘80s themed ski party returns for the third year. Karaoke, DJ, Bad Santa, whiskey ice luge, hot toddys, games and more. 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. More info

Dec. 11
Holiday Party at Shamira 13 Jewelry
Celebrate the season with wine, hors d’oeuvres and shopping discounts. 6-9 p.m. samira13.com

Dec. 11
Toys For Tots (And Shots) at Rock & Reilly’s 
When you give back, so does Reilly. Bring a toy valued at least $20 to the annual Toys For Tots event on Dec. 11 and get a complimentary shot of Mother’s Milk Whiskey and unlimited tater tots! www.facebook.com/rnrpub

Dec. 12
Holiday Party at Lenceria Boutique
We are excited to celebrate the holiday season with our Sunset Strip friends, family and neighbors! Join us from 7-10 p.m. and enjoy our famous Manhattans, mandatory bubbly and delicious treats. A night of friends, music and, of course, special promotions. We are already putting together raffle gifts for three lucky ladies (and their guys). Just bring an unwrapped toy or a food item that can be donated for a chance to win. www.facebook.com/LenceriaLA

Dec. 12 & 14
Holiday Party & Shopping Event at Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Enjoy a three hour shopping event on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and receive 20% off select holiday items. Also on Saturday, enjoy a “mocktail” party with espresso and tea drinks and recipe cards for your home gatherings. http://peets.com

Dec. 13
Street Drum Corps Misfit Xmas at The Roxy
Get in the dark holiday spirit with Street Drum Corps at The Roxy. Tickets are $14-16 for this all-ages show. www.theroxyonsunset.com

Dec. 14
Kevin Fitzpatrick discusses and signs Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide at Book Soup
Few writers have earned Dorothy Parker’s reputation for drinking as much or as hard, and fewer still have achieved her notorious skill at wisecracking wit. Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, president of the Dorothy Parker Society, gives us an intoxicating new look at the doyenne of the ripping riposte through the lens she most preferred: the bottom of a glass. A bar book for Parker enthusiasts and literary tipplers alike, Under the Table offers a unique take on Parker, the infamous Algonquin Round Table, and the Jazz Age by profiling and celebrating the drinks that she, her bitter friends, and sweetest enemies enjoyed and discussed. The signing begins at 4 p.m. This event will be preceded by a two hour tour of Dorothy Parker’s former homes and haunts in Hollywood and Beverly Hills ending with the event at Book Soup. For more info, please visit TicketWeb and the “Jazz Age LA Tours & the Dorothy Parker Society: Dorothy Parker’s Los Angeles Tour” listing. www.booksoup.com

Dec. 19, 20 & 21
Camp Freddy & Friends 7th Annual Xmas Residency at The Roxy
All star cover band Camp Freddy returns to The Roxy to spread festive cheer. Special guests are a given, with past drop-ins including Billy Idol, Juliette Lewis, Slash, Ozzy and more! www.theroxyonsunset.com

Dec. 19
Danny B Harvey’s Black Christmas at Viper Room
Get in the holiday spirit with Danny B Harvey, JD Bender and 8 Track Cadillac. Tickets are $10 in advance/$12 day of show for this 21 and older event. Doors open at 8 p.m. www.viperroom.com

Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Dinner at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
Enjoy a three-course menu served from 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. for $95 per person. (Full menu details to be announced.) www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

Le Claufoutis
Open all day and for dinner. Regular menu and specials. leclafoutisrestaurant.com

Dec. 25
Christmas Day at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
Enjoy a three-course menu served from 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. $95 per person. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

NYE: Dec. 31

Belle Epoque at Skybar
Enjoy special guest DJs, live music, burlesque dancers, a hosted bar from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. with a champagne toast at midnight. $125 per person. For tickets please call 323 848 6025 or email skybarla@mhgc.com. www.facebook.com/mondrian

New Year’s Ball at Pearl’s
Pearl’s Liquor Bar is ringing in the New Year with style! Watch the ball drop under the stars on the rooftop deck. Tickets available beginning Dec. 9. www.pearlsliquorbar.com   

Goo Goo Dolls at House of Blues Sunset Strip
Rock in 2014 with the Goo Goo Dolls.  Dinner, drink and bar packages are available, including party favors and a midnight champagne toast. This event is ages 21 and older, only. www.hob.com/LA

Camp Freddy at The Roxy
Camp Freddy & Friends return to The Roxy for one more night in December. Ring in 2013 with this legendary, celebrity cover band. Event is ages 21 and older. Tickets are $100. www.theroxyonsunset.com

Bootsy Bellows
Enjoy live music, specialty cocktails and a spectacular NYE party as you ring in 2014. www.bootsybellows.com

“No Hassel” NYE Party at Rock & Reilly’s
If there is one thing Reilly hates, it’s when he can’t get a drink. No-Hassle New Year’s Eve charges no cover and provides complimentary toasts of bubbly every hour after Dublin hits midnight. www.facebook.com/rnrpub

Ring in the new year with a special tasting menu. For full details and menu, visit www.gorgela.com

Gordon Ramsay NYE Dinner
Two seatings available: first seating is a three-course menu served from 5 – 8 p.m. for $95 per person, and the second is a five-course menu served form 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. with a midnight champagne toast for $145 per person. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

Le Claufoutis
Ring in 2014 at this classic Sunset Plaza café. Regular menu and specials served. http://leclafoutisrestaurant.com


Now through Dec. 20
Holiday Shopping Package at Mondrian

Stay on The Sunset Strip and enjoy rates starting from $279 with exclusive shopping discounts at more than 15 local retailers. More info

Dec. 1 – 31
Sunset Package at Grafton On Sunset
Book our “Sunset Pacakge” which includes continental breakfast and complimentary WiFi. More info.  



We’re Extending Summer!

The calendar may say “Autumal Equinox” but it still feels sunny and summery on The Sunset Strip. Extend summer another few weeks with these upcoming events. (That scarf is just for decoration, anyway.)
The Eveleigh restaurant has an amazing patio, and a fresh, farm-to-table menu. So when you add fresh, seasonal cocktails to this equation, you have the perfect summer trifecta. Stop by to try a few of their delicious summer-inspired drinks before they’re out of season: Oaxacan Angel (mezcal, agave, Miracle Mile Castillian bitters), Embury Cocktail (Plymouth Navy-strength gin, sherry, Yellow Chartreuse, Miracle Mile Yuzu bitters) and Hotel Nacional (Cuban rum, apricot eau de vie, fresh pineapple, lime, cane sugar). Cheers! www.theeveleigh.com 
Heat lamps or no heat lamps, patio dining is a year-round activity on The Sunset Strip. Add Night + Market’s new minimalist back patio, Riva Bella’s Tuscan-inspired indoor/outdoor space and classic sidewalk cafes Le Petit Four, Clafoutis and Cravings to your list. You will also want to take advantage of The London West Hollywood’s rooftop dining space before it is tented for cooler weather.  https://www.thesunsetstrip.com/dining 
While the rest of the country is taking their coats out of storage, we’re still partying poolside. Stop by The Standard, Hollywood for their Summer in September pool parties. Enjoy music, great people watching and lots of warm California sunshine. www.facebook.com/TheStandardHollywood
Pool parties and swimsuits go hand in hand. Stop by Lenceria Boutique for their end of season swimsuit sale! Don’t worry, you’ll still be wearing it in December. www.facebook.com/LenceriaLA 
The Sunset Strip Market’s 2013 season will end Oct. 24. Make sure you get out and enjoy this weekly summery treat. Live music, a craft beer and wine garden, local fare and farm fresh fruits and veggies every Thursday. www.sunsetstripmarket.com 
What is summertime without a catchy pop tune getting stuck in your head? The House of Blues promises to fill your head with mmmmbopping, nonstopping hits on Sept. 26 with the boys – er now men – of Hanson take the stage. You’re welcome. www.hob.com/la

Cinco de Mayo Guide!


Sure, you can wait until May 5 to start your Cinco de Drinko celebrating. Or you can hit The Strip beginning May 3 and enjoy three days and nights of festivities! On your mark, get set…
May 3: Metalachi at The Roxy
Kick-off your Cinco de Mayo weekend celebrating early with Metalachi at the Roxy! You will never find a better mariachi Metallic cover band.  The night of music also features performances by PHILM featuring Dave Lombardo of Slayer, The Dread Crew of Oddwood and Year of the Dragon. Tickets are $15 in advance. www.theroxyonsunset.com 
May 3-5: RH Bar at Andaz
Enjoy a weekend fiesta at RH Bar with drink and food specials beginning Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5. Options include: Avion Tequila Papaya Smash ($12), $5 dollar tequila shots (tequila infused with blackberries and roasted jalapenos, or tequila Caballitos shot with a tomato shooter, spiced rim), tequila shot & Modelo Especial combo ($8), traditional margaritas ($7), white sangria – white wine, roasted pineapple, mint, orange, homemade triple sec, Squirt ($7), taco platter: tinga chicken, fish, carne asada ($10), salsa trio: chipotle salsa, tomatillo salsa, guacamole, served with house made tortilla chips ($8), and ceviche: green ceviche, plantain chips, and house made tortilla sauce ($10). www.facebook.com/AndazWestHollywood
May 4: Pink Taco
Celebrate Pink Taco Sunset Strip’s one year anniversary with a Cinco de Quatro fiesta for the ages. Enjoy carnival games, mariachis, luchadors, tacos, churros, tequila, face painting, palm reading, kissing booth, beer pong and so much more. Tickets are $20 and are available online through Ticketweb. www.facebook.com/pinktacosunsetstrip
May 4: Los Angeles Vegan Beer Fest
You won’t find margaritas or carnitas, but you will find a healthy dose of craft beers, vegan tacos, live music and a full on party atmosphere at the fourth annual Vegan Beer Fest. This year the party expands across the street from The Roxy to the lot located at 8950 Sunset Blvd. Expect performances by Saint Motel, The Janks, Branches, Vegan Boss and more. Tickets are $40 and include beer tastings. Event begins at 1:00 p.m.  www.facebook.com/LAVeganBeerfest
May 4: Rock & Reilly's
Reilly is throwing his annual Drinko De Mayo party featuring $2 margaritas, $3 Modelos, tacos, games and more. The party begins at noon. No cover necessary. www.facebook.com/rnrpub
May 5: Rosa Mexicano
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo (or cure your previous Cinco de Mayo celebrating) with brunch at Rosa Mexicano. Enjoy a special Cinco de Mayo menu featuring nopales con huevo, machacado con huevo, Mexico City chilaquiles, desayuno tamale, bloody marias and classic margaritas. Brunch is served 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. www.rosamexicano.com/sunsetstrip 
May 5: Cabo Cantina
Enjoy bottomless mimosas and bloody marys for $10 until 3 p.m. and drink specials including 99-cent Coronitas and two-for-one prices from 4-8 p.m. www.thecabocantina.com
Photo courtesy of Rosa Mexicano

Fun, Free Nights On The Sunset Strip! (That’s No Joke)

Who said that free and fun should be mutually exclusive? A host of Sunset Strip venues and businesses are doing their best to bring you free and affordable nights of fun each and every week. So you can save your money for the bar (or the taxi ride home) and party with us!

#Free #Comedy
Follow The Comedy Store on Twitter (@TheComedyStore) and receive inside info on free entrance nights. It’s the best value in town! www.thecomedystore.com
Book Smart
Every night of the week Book Soup hosts an amazing authors as they present and discuss their newest works. Betty White, Clive Davis, Gene Simmons, Oliver Stone, Kathy Griffin and Demitri Martin are among those who have stopped by recently to share stories and present their books. Additionally, actor and comedian Jeff Garlin hosts a quarterly book club at the store. The events are free to attend, space pending. www.booksoup.com 
Greatest Tribute Bands
Get ready to sing along when you check out the best of the best tribute bands at The Roxy every Monday night through May 20! The free concerts are part of an AXS TV series and include upcoming performances by Early Elton John (April 15), DSB Journey Tribute (April 22), Back In Black AC/DC Tribute (April 29), Wild Child The Doors Tribute (May 6), Queen Nation (May 13) and Damage Inc. Metallica Tribute (May 20). Tickets are free, but are first come, first served and available via Eventbrite
Get Some Soul
Voodoo Lounge at House of Blues gets a little soul every Tuesday night from 8-11 p.m. as part of their newly launched “Soul Night.” DJs will spin soul and Motown hits while you enjoy drink specials and dance the night away. This all ages event is free to attend. www.hob.com/losangeles  
Comedy Con Margaritas
Pink Taco is expanding their offerings with a new weekly night featuring some of L.A.’s top up-and-coming comedians as well as drop-ins by established pros. The Tuesday night Sunset Standup comedy showcase is hosted by Jay Davis (HBO/“Tosh.0”) and takes place in the restaurant’s exclusive third room ballroom. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and entrance is free. And just to stretch that dollar a little further, Sunset Standup also coincides with Taco Tuesday, which means two-for-one priced pitcher of margaritas for you and your amigos. www.facebook.com/pinktacosunset 
Desert Nights Acoustic Showcase
One of the top destinations on The Sunset Strip every Wednesday night is the long-running Desert Nights acoustic showcase at The Standard, Hollywood. KCRW DJ Valida curates the weekly event, which features three acts performing a set in the Cactus Lounge. The vibe is warm and intimate, evoking an impromptu jam in a musician’s living room. The music begins at 7:30 p.m., and it’s always free to attend. www.facebook.com/TheStandardHollywood 
Get Your Kicks 
They’re fashionable, artsy and 100% rock and roll. Join members of Semi Precious Weapons as they curate “High Kicks” at Skybar every Wednesday night, because you’ve always wondered what happens when you mix outrageous rock and roll personalities, art, fancy cocktails and a pool. The party kicks off at 9 p.m. with music by DJ Kristina Kova. Entrance is free but RSVP is required to SkybarLA@MHGC.com.  www.facebook.com/mondrian 
Photos: 1. Desert Nights at The Standard, courtesy of The Standard; 2. Betty White at Book Soup, courtesy of Genie Sanchez; 3. Skybar at night, courtesy of Mondrian. 

Get Your Irish On: St. Patrick’s Day Guide!

You have your obligatory “Kiss Me I’m Irish” pin, assorted green clothing items and designated driver ready to go. Now you just need a plan. Lucky for you The Sunset Strip has multiple party options – all within walking distance – for you to enjoy. AND even better, the party kicks off Saturday! So go ahead, everyone gets to be Irish at least one (or two) days out of the year.


Second Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party at Rock & Reilly’s
Party Saturday, March 16 at Rock & Reilly’s second annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party. The party kicks off at noon and features eight full bars, four beer trucks, three food trucks, Joe’s Pizza, special guest DJs, photo booths and games. Tickets available now at the bar for $15 or $20 day of the event at the door. The Block Party will benefit Pencils of Promise, which creates schools, programs and global communities around the common goal of education for all. www.rnrpub.com


Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Party With Mickey Avalon at Viper Room
Start your St. Patrick’s Day weekend with Mickey Avalon on March 16. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for this 21 and older show. www.viperroom.com


Three Days of St. Patrick’s Cocktails at RH Bar
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Andaz West Hollywood is featuring two specialty cocktails and a dessert, all in Irish spirit. The featured menu will be available March 15-17 in RH Bar and includes:

  • Luck o’ the Irish Ice Cream ($10) with candied pecan ice cream, drizzle of walnut liquor and a shot of Jameson whiskey.
  • Irish Fire Truck ($5) a 5 ounce pour of Fireman’s Brew Brunette with a Jameson and walnut cordial shot.
  • Irish Manhattan ($10) with Sino (Jameson aged tequila), a dash of sweet vermouth, cherry and orange rim.


Bag Pipes And Drink Specials at Cabo Cantina
Cabo Cantina is going Irish for the night, with bag pipes, giveaways, 99-cent Coronitas, “Leprechaun” and “Shamrock” shot specials and their famous happy hour with two-for-one priced drinks from 4-8 p.m. as well as 10 p.m. – midnight. www.thecabocantina.com


St. Patrick’s House Party at House of Blues Sunset Strip
Get lucky at the biggest St. Patrick’s Day party in L.A.! Three floors o’ fun, free admission, live bands and DJs, Irish drink and food specials, giveaways and go-go dancers. For free tickets, RSVP to houseparty@livenation.com. Doors open at 4 p.m. Ages 21 and older, only. www.hob.com/losangeles


Corned Beef & Cabbage Tacos, Drink Specials at Pink Taco Sunset Strip
It’s an all-day celebration at Pink Taco on March 17. Corned beef and cabbage tacos, Irish car bombs, pot o’ gold drink specials and free chips and salsa for everyone wearing green.


"Irish Olympics" at The Den
The Den kicks off its festivities on Saturday, March 16 and continues through Sunday. Enjoy drink specials, food specials and Irish DJ. Doors open at 3 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. www.thedenofhollywood.com