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13 Rad New Year's Eve Bashes to Ring in 2013

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Now that you've officially survived the Apocalypse, it's time to move on and start planning the rest of your life. First up: New Year's Eve. Where will you go? What will you wear? Who will you kiss at midnight? Since there's only 72 hours or so left to lock down a promising game plan, we've rounded up 13 stellar parties by neighborhood that call to a variety of budgets and audio appetites.

· Harvard & Stone (5221 Hollywood Blvd; 8pm—2am): For its second annual NYE rager, H&S has teamed up with LA-based clothier/party house Kill City. The night will feature music by Wasteland and Minkpink's fave surf band Sandy Pussy (real name), an open bar, bottomless bubbly and a midnight toast led by Jesse Hughes of Eagles Of Death Metal. Purchase $100 tickets here.

· Sayers Club (1645 Wilcox Ave; 9pm—2am): Robert Pattinson's favorite VIP party spot will host a starry night with live music from Capital Cities and a DJ set by Rare Matthew. Purchase $125 VIP tickets here.

· Couture (1640 N Cahuenga Blvd; 8pm—4am): Hollywood's premier fashion-inspired nightclub will host Maxim magazine's "sexiest NYE party." Expect three bars, a huge outdoor tented ballroom, fresh gourmet food all night and music by six DJs, including Grant Shapiro. Purchase packages and $75 tickets here.

· Roosevelt Hotel (7000 Hollywood Blvd; 8pm—2am): Amsterdam-born songstress Eva Simons and a handful of DJs are taking over this historic hotel for a night of tunes, balloon drops and an LED video countdown. The massive bash will span across the Roosevelt's 100+ rooms, Tropicana pool, grand ballroom and legendary lobby. Purchase $120 tickets here.

· Vanguard (6021 Hollywood Blvd; 9pm—4am): Taking advantage of this 20,000-square-foot venue's killer sound system, international music masters Thomas Gold, EDX and Vice promise to help partygoers dance into the new year. Purchase $120 tickets here.

West Hollywood:
· Club Robertson (655 N Robertson Blvd; 9pm—5am): Brought to you by the magic-makers behind Rasputin, Mr. Black, Simon Says and SummerTramp, this gold-themed party in WeHo will feature three dance floors with music by Josh Pesce, Nelstar, Phyliss Navidad and BJ Panda Bear. Purchase golden packages and $20 tickets here.

· The Standard, Hollywood (8300 W Sunset Blvd; 8pm—2am): Kim Anh and Saratonin present The Standard's Fantastic Disco with a live show by SSION, plus a photo booth, roaming photography, swag bags and a free champagne toast at midnight. Purchase $30 presale tickets here.

· The Standard, Hollywood (8300 W Sunset Blvd; 9pm—3am): Also at the Standard will be an exclusive bash hosted by the ever-stylish trio Wade Crescent, Myles Hendrik and Dan Regan. Their black tie event will be located in the discreet space formerly known as Smoke & Mirrors. Email for table reservations.

· Bootsy Bellows (9229 W Sunset Blvd; 10pm—2am): Actor David Arquette invites stylish partygoers to his burlesque-inspired nightclub for an open bar fete with music by LA-based mixmaster DJ Politik. Purchase $100 tickets here.

· Greystone Manor (643 N La Cienega Blvd; 9pm—2am): LA's best open format DJ Devin Lucien will keep the dance floor for Greystone's Old Hollywood-inspired black tie affair. Purchase $225 VIP tickets here.

· Expansion (TBA; 9pm—3am): LA Canvas and The Service Company present a dance-infused bash with experimental beats by Tokimonsta and Daedelus. A champagne toast will be included along with refreshments from Jarritos. Although they're being super-secretive about the TBA location, we do know that it's in the mid-city area. Purchase $30 tickets here.

· Exchange L.A. (618 S Spring St; 9pm—4am): Get your techno on at this ravey shindig with music by Sasha (of Sasha & Digweed), Adam Beyer, Art Department and Damian Lazarus. Purchase $55 tickets here.

· Alexandria Hotel (501 S Spring St; 8pm—2am): LA punk rock kings Redd Kross join forces with the legendary Melvins to host a badass ballroom blitz in the heart of Downtown. Black dress attire preferred. Purchase $60 tickets here.


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