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When asked, we will always step up and give you what you want. Recently, I received a request for a list of things to do in DC for New Year’s Eve. So here we go.


“Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” -Dom Perignon, at the moment he first tasted champagne (photo: Elizabeth Anne Designs)

I’m sure a few other cities may offer more options, but when it comes to NYE activities, particularly in DC, your options are dinner, a party (club or restaurant) or a house party.


Most restaurants have two seatings to choose from, an early and a late. The late will always cost more and usually it’s because they’re some added touches like a midnight champagne toast or entertainment, etc. Washingtonian has a great list of DC restaurants and their NYE offerings. Check it out here.




There are TONS of parties to choose from. And I’m pretty sure the list will keep growing and growing. If you aren’t necessarily looking for a party but rather bring in the year at a bar, here is Washington Post’s list of bars that aren’t charging covers.

For the rest of you party go-ers, here’s a list of some party spots.

Grandeur & Glamour DC NYE Party at POV Rooftop Lounge at the W Hotel
8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
$75; Cash bar

Bye Baby New Year’s Bash at Indulj
$50 prix fixe menu from 5-10 p.m.
$10 party cover from 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.; cash bar, champagne toast
Open bar, VIP and table/bottle options available

New Year’s Eve Vegas-Style Blowout at Lincoln Restaurant
10-piece band provides entertainment starting at 10 p.m.
$110 Dinner Package – six-course meal; first seating at 7 p.m., last seating at 10 p.m.
$150 Premium Open Bar Package
$210 Dinner & Premium Open Bar Package
$70 General Admission

Glitter Ball at ArtJamz Dupont Studio
Studio Time (with access to supplies and materials), hors d’oeuvres and champagne toast — what more could you ask for?
$60 Silver Package
$65 Gold Package
$70 Platinum Package
Add-on 2 hr open bar (beer, wine, champagne) for $30

The Act, a NYE Masquerade Ball at Howard Theatre
6 hours of DJ entertainment with theatrical on-stage performances. Complimentary masquerade masks will be provided.
$40 Advanced Admission
$60 VIP Admission (no wait)

Sin City New Year’s Eve at Lucky Strike DC
Bowl or just lounge to bring in the new year with four hours of open bar, passed food (2 hrs), a champagne toast and casino fun.
$80 and up admission
VIP and bottle packages available

NYE 2013 Magical Party at H Street County Club
Party with open bar (9pm-2am), hors d’oeuvres, mini golf, dancing and a champagne toast.
$75 General Admission (advance purchase suggested)

The BYT Fancy Shmancy DC New Year’s Eve Ball at the Former Residence of the Ambassador of Spain
2801 16 St NW, DC
No dress code, local DJs and full open bar all night including beer, wine, and cocktails.
$90 and up for tickets

Big Night DC New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Gaylord National
A huge party with seven dance floors, 10 party bands and DJs, casino lounge and beverages and food included.
$149 and up for tickets; hotel rooms available

New Year’s Eve at Carnegie Library
A dress up affair (coat and tie required)… includes open bar from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
$145 and up for tickets

Any events you think I should include? Let me know.

– G