Where to Party on New Year’s Eve Around Town
(Updated at 4:25 p.m.) Champagne will flow, music will play and a Salvador Dalí drag queen will perform as area bars and restaurants usher in 2016 on New Year’s Eve.
Several places in Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle, as well as near 14th and U streets, are hosting parties Dec. 31.
So prepare your confetti, horns and 2016 eyeglasses. Here are some options to consider (with descriptions provided by the bars and restaurants):
A Mellow NYE
2436 18th St. NW
Open Bar from 9pm-close (including 24 craft beers on draft, house wine & house liquors); Nappy Riddem funk/soul/reggae Casino Games with Prizes; Complimentary Pizza & Appetizers until 10pm; Sparklers on Rooftop at Midnight; Champagne Midnight Toast
Johnny Pistolas NYE 2016
Johnny Pistolas Mexican Taqueria Bar
2333 18th St. NW
Come join us for our second NYE event at Johnny Pistolas. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Early bird tickets are $85 and get you unlimited 4 hour Open Bar, Food Buffet from 9pm till 10pm, Masquerade party favors, Champagne Toast, and DJ on one of DC’s largest Dance Floors.
New Years Eve
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
2007 18th St. NW
No Cover, No Minimum, No Pressure. Just Eat, Drink, & Celebrate!
New Years Eve 2016 Princess Balls
1639 R St. NW
Featuring Mimi Imfurst from RuPauls Drag Race; Hosted by Miss Kristina Kelly & our very own Mister Cobalt Jason Elliott and Miss Cobalt Brooklyn Ford 2016; Music by: DJ Mimi Imfurst & DJ MadScience
4th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash at Duke’s Grocery
1513 17th St. NW
Your ticket includes: OPEN BAR 9:30pm – 1:30am; Craft / Import Beers (Founders All Day IPA, Tiger Lager, Shiner Ruby Red, Lucky Buddha or similar); Red / White / Sparkling Wines (Finca Fabian Organic Tempranillo, Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc, Champagne or similar); Champagne Toast at midnight and Champagne also included in Open Bar; All Rail Cocktails (house vodka, bourbon, tequila, rum, gin); Special Cocktails (Proper Pimm’s Cup, Perfect Storm, Boulevardier) LIGHT BUFFET (Green Chili Chickpea Hummus w. Crudites & Naan, Proper Burger Sliders, Viet Fried Rice (vegetarian), House Pickled Vegetables)
Prost! A New Year’s Eve Party
Sauf Haus Bier Hall & Garten
1216 18th St. NW
There’s no better way to celebrate the New Year than dancing the night away! From 9:00pm to close, enjoy two levels of music with local favorite DJ Travis Skinner on the first floor spinning dance classics while live band the Gunners Perry plays covers in the (covered and heated!) biergarten. Here’s what’s included: Full open bar all night including seasonal bier, wine, cocktails and spirits; A schnapps bar featuring rare German schnapps and fruit brandies; Passed heavy hors d’oeuvres throughout the night including vegetarian-friendly bites; Midnight toast with champagne and passed pastries; And for those who need a late night snack, we’ll serve Korean Fried Chicken from BonChon!
14th and U Streets
DADA: A New Year’s 2016 Extravaganza
2009 14th St. NW
Performances by the famous drag queen Salvadora Dali and burlesque superstar Reverend Valentine. Open Bar. Small Bites. A Midnight Champagne Toast. Come dressed to impress in your finest Dada “Ready Made” style (or if you want, get a little Surrealist).
ChurchKey’s 2015 New Year’s Eve Party
1337 14th St. NW
Your all-inclusive ticket grants you access to five hours of an open bar with 50 outstanding drafts and 5 delicious cask ales selected by our Beer Director Greg Engert, as well as a fine selection of spirits, cocktails & wine. Plus, Chef Kyle Bailey will be rolling out plenty of passed bites and snacks for your enjoyment. Add to that a DJ and photobooth, a complementary champagne toast at midnight, and you’ll be ringing in 2016 in the best possible way!
A Space Oddity New Years Eve 2015: Party Like It’s 1969
The Brixton Pub
901 U St. NW
Let’s party like it’s 1969, bring back some life on Mars and keep things really, really weird as we ring in 2016.
We’ll have three floors of David Bowie’s universe of black-lit debauchery, replete with performances by everyone’s favorite troupe of physical masterminds from Philly’s own ELECTROCUTE, DJ Eskimo in the Lodge, body paint, glitter, a photo booth, and of course, a proper champagne toast at midnight.
Sudhouse New Year’s Eve Party
1340 U St. NW
All day happy hour @ the main bar, champagne toast on us & a live DJ
For more New Year’s Eve parties in the area, check out Barred in DC’s guide.
Photo via Facebook/Jack Rose Dining Saloon