ISO good New Years' Eve spot on a modest budget
I am faced with the prospect of spending another New Years' around home in L.A. I haven't had much luck finding chowhound-worthy and not-prohibitively-expensive lively spots to ring in the New Year.
Any recommendations for restaurants / small-plates-bars that would be fun for the under-30 set on a budget of $50-60 MAX per person for dinner and drinks? Pasadena/Eagle Rock/Culver City/Hollywood/West LA