Dear PoPville – News Years Eve Partying Suggestions

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“Dear PoPville,

I’ve got early dinner plans (snagged Rose’s reservations!), which leave time for dancing and revelry afterwards. I’ve also got a 20 month old son at home, a pregnant wife, and no appetite for insanity (e.g. I don’t stay out ’till 4 anymore). Is it foolish to think we could find ourselves out dancing without total mayhem, $80 covers, etc?”

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  • U Street Music Hall has their annual NYE party, $10 cover, 21+, no pre-sale tickets. It’s local resident DJ talent, very fun party. Since they don’t sell pre-sales, the party is first come first served. It’s usually full by the time the doors have been open for 30 to 60 minutes. Doors open at 10pm, so head on over after you’re done with dinner. Drinks are pretty cheap at USMH compared to most other dance venues in the city.

  • Also, if you’re more into latin house/samba/afro-beat stuff, Fort Knox Five is performing at Tropicalia (very underrated dance club, IMHO). Advanced tix are also $10 and can be purchased ahead of time. If I was in town, I’d be going here 🙂

  • justinbc

    It’s the last night of operations for The Passenger. $20 admission after 9PM. Forgive the “spam”, but I’ll post the full event details below since you asked:

    This is going to be a super special New Years Eve to remember. As you know, The Passenger is closing Jan 1. So we are going to party like it’s 2009-2014.

    $20 admission AFTER 9 pm. No advance sales.

    BLOCK PARTY! All three spaces are connected.

    @ PASSENGER – Usual awesomeness, New Years Eve edition! Champagne, badass manhattans, etc.

    Dance party! w/ DJ Honest Lee
    Cash bar.

    Punch Club w/ bartenders Daniel A Searing Jr (Room 11/The Punch Bowll), Sean Michael Whipkey (Scofflaw’s Den), and Lukas B. Smith (Passenger).
    Serving classic and contemporary punch.
    With DJs The Kaiser (DC Soundclash) and Manolo “Dosdedos” Garcia (TNT Sound System).
    Playing vintage reggae/afro/soul.


  • justinbc

    Here’s the info from Jack Rose, sounds like the evening festivities may be out of your budget but thought I would toss it out there for anyone else interested. I’ve been to several of their themed parties before and they definitely know how to through a great party.
    “Jack Rose is firing up the grill for a neighborhood cookout featuring Beer, Bourbon and BBQ. For $45, guests can eat all the BBQ they can handle and enjoy complimentary brews and select bourbons, from 5-8pm.
    Then, from 8pm to 1am, Jack Rose is throwing its annual all-out New Year’s party with an open bar, a live DJ, cigar specials and a photo booth for guests to capture the night’s memories. Plus, there will be complimentary passed hors d’oeuvres from 8:30-10:30 and a Champagne toast at midnight. The NYE party costs $125 per person”

  • If you like live Blues and you’re willing to go out to Wheaton, there’s the DC Blues Society’s party:

    $40 admission ($35 for members), includes dinner and champagne toast.

  • There’s a new venue on upper 14th Street – the Dance Loft on 14 – they’re holding a New Years party with Djs, dancing, yoga, drum lounge, live bands, body painting… the party will draw a friendly, uplifting, laid back crowd – definitely not heavy drinkers or people from out of town coming in for their big obnoxious night out. Might be a fun change of pace for you to check out! Tickets are only $22 here:

  • I went to Black Cat last year and it was fun. Different vibes in all the rooms. Something for everyone:

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