New Year's Eve remains the biggest party night of the year - even in L.A. Despite our underserved reputation as a dud NYE town, we've got tons of great club parties. So drench yourself in glitter, order that cab (or ride share), pop a couple corks and dance your ass off. This will be no amateur night; the bashes below are thrown by promoters who know wheat they're doing. Happy 2014! (All events take place Tuesday, Dec. 31 and are 21+.)
See also: Five Fun New Year's Eve Events in L.A.
A Club Called Rhonda hits new heights, throwing a tempestuous, polysexual party takeover of the entire Standard Hotel downtown. They're billing it as a thirteen floor freak-out with four different dance rooms -- so don't expect to get any sleep if you're staying there, folks. A follow up rooftop party on New Year's Day caps off the revelry. Special room rates are available, which include entry to the parties. 550 S. Flower St., Downtown, Info
Black Unicorn NYE
For the Boulet Brothers' New Year's Eve blowout, they join forces with Stockroom fetish suppliers for the company's 25th Anniversary Ball. The event will feature entertainment from model and performer Mosh, Queen of contortion Sin Fisted, and more. DJ Xian spins dark sounds in the main room, and of course you can also expect a champagne toast and ball drop. 9 p.m.- 3 a.m. Room 86, 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Tickets
For a certain kind of clubber, it's all about going decades back, at least on the dance floor. Hollywood's premier retro club, Blue Mondays at Boardners, is your top choice for '80s music. The main room features mainly new wave, while the patio celebrates goth sounds under the stars. 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. 1652 Cherokee Ave. Hollywood, Info
Lost In Space
EDM master Fedde Le Grand takes you on an otherworldly dance journey at Avalon Hollywood. Expect cosmic decor, lazers, lights, and Miami dance music duo Sultan + Ned Shepard's electro wonder works. 1735 Vine St., Hollywood, Tickets
Restless Nights NYE
The big bash from the Lash, in the Jeffries Building downtown, includes some of its favorite DJs from the year including Kauf, Z Baron, and more. RSVP required. 117 Winston St., Downtown. Click here for entry or text "NYE" to 213-260-1768 to RSVP.
Part Time Punks
The Part Time Punk party crew move from to La Cita for this party, featuring indie '80s, Britpop, Bowie, glam, Morrissey, post-punk, New Order, Joy Division, The Cure, and The Clash. Plus, raw and powerful sounds from guest DJ Jose Maldonado. 8 p.m.- 2 a.m. 336 S. Hill St., Downtown, Info
Release The Bats Meets The Church
Dark dance fans descend upon Complex for this ominous affair. Darkwave, gothic, deathrock and post punk sounds come courtesy of DJs Dingbat, Dave Grave, DJ Krieg and Gabe Renanimator. Expect special guests and giveaways. 9:30 p.m. - 2 a.m. 806 E. Colorado Blvd., Glendale, Info
The Vex / Arts L.A. offers an intimate new year's for EDM undergrounders, from the Fresh Family including Greg Downey, Lady Faith, Darksiderz, Space Rockerz, Jeff Phillips, Tom Stein, DJ Flash and Aruna. 8 p.m. - 3 a.m. 5240 Alhambra Ave, El Soreno, Tickets