Whether you’re looking to shell out the big bucks for a party to end all parties or looking for a more low-key way to ring in the new year, here are our picks for where to spend New Year’s Eve in DC.
Enjoy a four-course dinner for $65 per person or $95 per person for the dinner and an open bar. There will be a live dj from 10 PM–2 AM. The best part of this deal? If you make a reservation for NYE dinner, you’ll receive half-price bottomless mimosas for brunch on New Year’s Day from 11 AM–3 PM. (901 9th St, NW; 202-644-9433)
Hosting an ENOrmous New Year’s Eve Celebration, head to Georgetown’s wine bar for champagnes from around the world, a wine flight, champagne toast at midnight, small bites, live acoustic music, and board games. Tickets are $65. (2810 Pennsylvania Ave, NW; 202-295-2826)
Bring the family to Yards Park for a free festival with interactive activities for kids and adults, trackless train rides, inflatable moon bounces, stilt walkers, magicians, and more set against a holiday wonderland backdrop. Don’t miss the balloon drop at 12 noon to ring in the New Year. 10 AM–1 PM. (355 Water Street, SE)
Poste’s outdoor patio will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with ice sculptures, fire pits and heaters, and a double ice luge where guests can get a drink. Enjoy an open bar, seafood buffet, and champagne toast at midnight. 9:30 PM–1 AM, tickets are $135. (555 8th St, NW; 202-783-6060)
Welcome 2016 with the best view in the city at the W’s rooftop lounge. POV will be hosting a masquerade ball complete with live DJs and a champagne toast at midnight. General admission is $90 or $150 for a four-course meal at Pinea and tickets to the masquerade ball. (515 15th St, NW; 202-661-2400)
Celebrate the end of 2015 with a Prohibition-themed New Years party with music on both floors. Tickets are $30 and include one drink ticket and a midnight champagne toast. 9 PM–2 AM. Cash bar. (2100 14th St, NW; 202-827-4530)
Usher in the new year with a cocktail party at STK, featuring an open bar from 10–11 PM and live DJ performances. New Year’s celebration lasts from 10 PM–4 AM. $75 per ticket. (1250 Connecticut Ave, NW; 202-296-1880)
Head to the Georgetown Waterfront for a Gatsby themed night. The all-inclusive evening features an open bar, views of the Potomac River, dinner buffet from 9:30–11:30 PM, live DJs, light displays, and a champagne toast. 9 PM–2 AM, tickets are $135. (3000 K St, NW; 202-944-4200)
Party like it’s 1969 at the Brixton with an open bar from 9–10 PM, a champagne toast at midnight, three floors of black-lit dance floors, body paint, and a photo booth. General admission $25. (901 U St, NW; 202-560-5045)
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