From long-standing favorites to intriguing newcomers, San Pedro restaurants are ringing in the new year with dinners and parties. Here are a few of the many options:
The new and not-yet-opened 7th Street Chophouse will preview its menu at a New Year’s Eve dinner party, featuring prime rib on your plate and R&B, jazz and Old School music on stage. $75. 465 W Seventh St., (310) 684-1753.
The Whale & Ale is serving up dinner and the Beatles tribute band the Backbeats. $57.50. 327 W. Seventh St., (310) 832-0363. Reservations required.
A saxophone player will add to the energy at Papadakis Taverna, where the regular menu will be served. 301 W Sixth St., (310) 548-1186.
It’s a 1980s flashback theme at the San Pedro Brewing Company, which is serving a buffet dinner, followed by a DJ, dancing and a champagne toast. Suggested attire is ’80s garb: “spandex, Miami Vice, etc.” $50. 331 W. Sixth St., (310) 831-5663.
Korean Bell ringing – Brave the elements for the New Year’s Eve bell ringing, one of only four annual occasions when the bell is rung. Gather any time after 9:30 p.m. at 3601 S. Gaffey St., (310) 548-7705.