1. The Glendon Bar & Kitchen
It's the first time the Glendon Bar & Kitchen in Westwood is having its first New Year's Eve party, according to Mar Yvette of Citysearch.com, so they're going big.
"They're having a Rat-Pack era theme party, so come in your best glam getup and you're going to have a really good time," Yvette said.
For $30 after 10 p.m., the Glendon provides open bar all night and live music.
"We put together a party we'd want to be at, and what it is is sexy food, beautiful drinks, beautiful people and a great atmosphere," said Nic Jacobs, co-owner and executive chef at the Glendon.
2. Chaya Restaurants
Chaya Restaurants will usher in the New Year at all three of their Los Angeles locations.
Beverly Hills is doing a Roaring '20s party, Venice is keeping it French with their fete, and Chaya in downtown will take you to the Orient with Chinese lion dancers, music and a four-course feast ($75) or Omakase Sushi Lover's special ($65).
3. Universal CityWalk
Universal CityWalk is hosting its annual New Year's Eve party, and it's perfect for families as well as those on a budget.
The event will feature live music performed on two stages, along with DJs spinning music, giant video screens, multiple fireworks shows, and plenty of places to dine with loved ones. The celebration is free, but the parking costs $40 after 6 p.m.
Here are the New Year's Even locations rounding out the top 7:
5. Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood
6. Woodland Hills Ice in Woodland Hills
7. Edison in downtown L.A.
Great places to ring in the New Year are, of course, not exclusive to Los Angeles:
Orange County: AnQi in Costa Mesa
Inland Empire: Temecula Creek Inn in Temecula
Ventura County: The Vineyards in Simi Valley
There's no way this list is complete. Share your favorite in the comments below!