Celebrate New Year’s Eve at these Los Angeles Venues!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at these Los Angeles Venues!

From Venice to Weho to Noho, Studio City and Costa Mesa, AKFF has you covered for New Year’s Eve Celebrations! 

image001The Lincoln

The Lincoln is easily becoming the must go to venue in Venice, so why miss their New Year’s Eve celebration? Enjoy craft cocktails like The Mid-Autumn at 2:27 in Upstate New York! Plus, what is New Year’s without a champagne toast? The Lincoln will have complimentary champagne to toast to the new exciting year! The AKFF checked out The Lincoln and it was well alive on a week night! Specialty cocktails pack a punch! There will be a line so arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. Check it out and party all night with The Lincoln!
2536 Lincoln Bl, Venice, CA, 90291




p1290650The Darkroom

Hand thrown pizza, fried chicken sandwich, the cheesiest mac and cheese, and a delicious fried egg cheeseburger are foods you can look forward to when celebrating New Year’s Eve at The Darkroom! Open from 2pm-2am New Year’s Eve.
7302 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90036



The Powerhouse

Grab a beer or two at Hollywood’s oldest bar to celebrate the New Year. Enjoy the old school Hollywood ambience and champagne toast at midnight! Venue opens at 7pm New Year’s Eve.
1714 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90028




new_year_2017Tiki No

Celebrate the New Year the Hawaiian way! Tiki No’s New Year’s Eve event will supply guest with Hawaiian leis and fun party favors to get their guest into the spirit of welcoming a new year. Champagne toast will hit off at midnight. Doors open 7pm New Year’s Eve!
4657 Lankershim Bl, North Hollywood, CA, 91602






Firefly will make you feel right at home with their cozy patio with fireplaces, library lounge and four course meal for $95 for 5:30 seating and $125 for 9pm seating per person. AKFF visited Firefly and recommends it for couples and small groups for NYE. The food is superb, from the seared bluefin tuna appetizer to the delectable steelhead salmon and filet mignon that melts in your mouth! Reservations still available, call 818-762-1833 to reserve a spot. 
Check Out NYE Menu Here >
11720 Ventura Bl, Studio City, CA, 91604



Live music, rum tastings and cigar rolling are all happening before the New Year’s countdown. Guest will also be eating delicious entrees from Chef Miguel Quintero’s special New Year’s Eve menu!
Check Out Menu Here >
2930 Bristol St, Ste A110, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626






Spend New Year’s Eve at the most stylish event of the night! Mesa will present a theme inspired by Met Gala’s theme of honoring Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garçons. All night long enjoy craft cocktails and bites from 9- 10:30pm, party favors, a champagne toast and more!
Purchase Tickets Here >
725 Baker St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 


 Photos courtesy of Platform Media Group

NEW Blog Feature! Restaurant Review: CasaLinda Mexican Grill on Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Delicious Mexican food that’s super affordable – on Abbot Kinney! For real – it’s been around for about 2 years now and  CasaLinda Mexican Grill rocks! It’s owned by the same owners of  Hal’s Bar and Grill, one of my fave places on the boulevard, so you know it’s got to be good!

So you’re hungry when it’s First Friday  and you want something fast but not fast food and a place where you can sit down instead of standing out on the sidewalk? Walk in the door at the corner of Abbot Kinney Bl. and California (at the light), step up to the counter and you’ll be greeted by a friendly staff, ready to take your order.

I simply love the Chicken Amarillo Tamales – only $2.50 each – yes, and wrapped in a banana leaf.  A tamale has got to be good on the inside and out and  many places the outside tastes like cardboard – not here. Tender and tasty with good quality chicken on the inside and a nice spicy red sauce. Just add salsa and pickled carrots from the salsa bar and it’s a good meal. You may want to add some chips too.

The salad is good for two people to split. My boyfriend and I  did just that – we topped it off with chicken (or get it with shrimp or beef). We both found it very tasty liked the dressing too, although it was skimpy on the avocado.

 A few of my male friends that I brought here loved the burrito with chicken, a meal in itself; they range from $5.75 – 11.25 depending on what you order. Tacos are yummy too! The atmosphere is super casual with two floors  with seating, including a counter area and a few tables outdoor. The Abbot Kinney 1st Fridays blog recommends you check out CasaLinda next time you’re out on the famous boulevard!  How was your experience at CasaLinda? Just click on the Comments link below and let us know and we might post it. (Tip- use your Google login; all comments are moderated on this blog.)

CasaLinda Mexican Grill
1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
Open: Sunday thru Thursday from 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Friday and Saturday from 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM

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