Out & About
New Year’s Eve in the City
Staying in D.C. and looking for the best parties to ring in 2020? Check out what’s going on around town for New Year’s Eve 2019 and New Year’s Brunch 2020:
New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Alex Speakeasy: $75/person three-course prix fixe menu at 6:30 p.m. Choose from a number of starters like butternut squash bisque, baby beet kale salad, or firecracker shrimp. Main entrée options include honey baked trout, braised short rib, and dry aged pork chop. Sweeten the deal with a number of dessert options as well as a complimentary champagne toast.
For the evening’s entertainment, The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar is turning into a Roaring 2020s speakeasy. From 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., enjoy an all-inclusive experience with live performance from Blue Dot Jazz Troupe, a full open bar, midnight toast, and shareable small plates like prime rib skewers, pork buns, pan-seared scallops, and wild mushroom tart. A display of desserts will be available for those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth. Tickets are $250 and available here; the event is limited to 40 guests.
The Rooftop’s Bubbles & Bow Ties all-inclusive celebration provides a 4-hour full open bar and bubbles bar, 3 hours of unlimited themed four food stations, a big screen countdown with champagne toast at midnight, and tunes from DJ Banks, all within a heated tented space with spectacular views. Food stations include a prime rib carving station, truffle and wild mushroom risotto station, flatbreads, desserts and more. A complimentary coat check will be available on the Lobby level of the hotel. Tickets are available here and are limited to 120 guests.
Kick the new year off right with a hangover brunch on January 1 at The Alex Speakeasy. Enjoy $1 mimosas throughout the meal with purchase of an entrée. Offerings include smoked salmon toast, Chesapeake benedict, vegetable frittata, steak & eggs, and more.
New Year’s Day Brunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at The Alex Speakeasy & The Rooftop at The Graham Georgetown.
All reservations can be made here.
The Graham Georgetown
1075 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
5th Annual Mellon Gala New Year’s Eve
The historic Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium is once again hosting a night of elegant entertainment to support local philanthropy at The Mellon Gala. Ring in the New Year while enjoying DC’s most luxurious venue, top-shelf open bar all night, free-flowing champagne, 3 magnificent ballrooms, 3 separate party spaces, multiple DJs spinning various genres of music, passed desserts and Hors d’oeuvres. Available tickets start at $120 and can be purchased here.
Andrew Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Ave, NW
The newly renovated W Hotel Washington opens its doors for a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve celebration. Explore the new living room, POV Terrace and Lounge, Cherry Restaurant and Corner Office Beer Garden while enjoying live DJ performances from local headliners and indulging in craft libations from 5 cocktail bars with breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Tickets start at $150 and are available here.
515 15th Street, NW
Dirty Habit’s New Year’s Eve bash will showcase all the glitz and glamour of this luxe venue inside the historic landmark Hotel Monaco, ideally situated in downtown Penn Quarter. Enjoy expertly crafted cocktails, global cuisine, industrial chic design, and a dramatic urban patio with fire pits, top Billboard Hits of all time, indulgent dinner and dessert options, and a celebratory toast of the finest bubbles as the party counts down to midnight. Tickets start at $65 and are available here.
555 8th Street, NW
Ring in the New Year in epic fashion at one-of-a-kind ping pong party experience. Guests will descend upon the 12,000 square foot subterranean ping pong social club for world class DJ’s spinning all the top tunes while enjoying craft libations from world class bartenders. Show off your moves on the massive dance floor or in a high-stakes Ping Pong match. This brand new venue features one-of-a-kind artwork with an plush interior. Available tickets start at $55 and can be purchased here.
1332 F Street, NW
The signature Estuary Restaurant is serving up a glamorous five-course menu of decadent dishes. Guests can take their pick from a selection of items for each course crafted by the Voltaggio Brothers, creating their own culinary experience throughout the evening. Wine pairings curated by the Sommelier team will be available and guests will be able to raise a glass to the New Year with an included champagne toast. The Estuary Bar is featuring an a la carte menu with regular bar service and special culinary items throughout the evening. Live music accompanies the atmosphere and guests can enjoy a midnight countdown on the moonlight pendant in the atrium along with a champagne toast. More information and tickets are available here.
950 New York Ave, NW
All guests have access to the restaurant level and rooftop beer garden at Takoda’s New Year’s Eve party. Enjoy a 4-hour premium open bar from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., including all 21 beers on tap, draft cocktails, mixed drinks, wines, and select whiskeys. Party-goers can expect a champagne toast at midnight, full appetizer table all night, music, dancing, and party favors. Tickets start at $85 and are available here.
715 Florida Ave, NW