Two important facts you probably weren't aware of: 1) A crocodile can't stick its tongue out, and 2) December 21st is the longest night of the year (we're talking 15hrs of straight darkness), which also makes it the perfect chance to celebrate what should be the "Best Night of Your Life", assuming you spend it hitting the city's best Thrillist-approved happy hour spots, cocktail bars, and dives, 'til the sun pops back up. Check out our picks for LA's best party dinner spots below, and make sure to fully map out a perfect evening with our itinerary builder.
Roy Choi's Culver City spot's got amazing, approachable food (beer can-chicken FTW!), great drinks, and a picnic-feel that makes it perfect for groups to get down in. Downside: they don't take rezzies, but drinking that booze soothes the pain of a long weekend wait.