I’ve been asked by a number of folks some options for new years. So I had Raz, Tina, Nichole as well as myself put a few together. If you have any recommendations please put them in the comments. Thanks.
Celebrate the New Year with the Washington Irish Rugby Team!
Tickets include 2 hour complimentary Surreal Vodka, Heineken Light, and PBR until 10:30PM.
Admission also includes:
* Buffet of great food
* Live band covering your favorites
* $3 Surreal Vodka after 10:30PM
* $3 Heineken Light and PBR
* Champagne Toast
New Year’s Eve Irish Fundraiser
When: New Year’s Eve – 8pm to Close
Where: Solly’s U st Tavern, 11th and U st NW
What: Open Bar and food from 8 to 10pm, bands, prizes, good times
Cost: $45 before the event
**Buy your tickets here http://www.washingtonirishrfc.org/nyePay.php
More after the jump.
Of course there is Domku up in Petworth:
Domku kicks off the new year and its first Winter Getaway December 31st with a French- inspired menu. We hope you’ll join us to celebrate and give thanks for the wonderful events of the past year and welcome 2009 with equal enthusiasm. This year, our Nouvelle Annee a Paris will offer an a la carte menu so you don’t have to commit to a fixed price menu. Celebrate as your budget allows! And Happy New Year! Reservations are appreciated.
Domku Bar & Cafe
821 Upshur Street, NW
Tel 202 722 7475
French Onion Soup Box $7
A non-soup take on a classic: toasted brioche stuffed with onions confit and topped with
Cognac & Pistachio Pate with Baguette $8
Frisee Salad with Bacon & Poached Egg $8
Frisee lettuce with warm bacon dressing & soft poached egg
Salmon & Shrimp Mousse in Phyllo $13
Salmon mousse wrapped in buttery phyllo, baked and topped with salmon roe & dill
Mediterranean fish stew flavored with saffron and rouille.
Rich stew of pork, lamb, duck confit, garlic sausage and cannellini beans
Coq au Vin $17
Leg of chicken marinated in red wine with vegetables. Served with parsley mashed
potatoes, pearl onions and mushrooms
Ratatouille & Chevre $17*
Classic French vegetable dish topped with toasted chevre. Served with French fries.
SIDE DISHES $5
Profiteroles – made with homemade vanilla ice cream and warm chocolate sauce
French Apple Tart
Chocolate Mousse with white chocolate shavings
Wonderland at 11th and Kenyon has:
“New Years Eve with DJ Meistro”.
From Red Rocks at 11th and Park:Ring in the New Year at RedRocks!
RedRocks is now accepting New Year’s Eve. dinner reservations:
* A´ la carte pricing (no mark-ups or prix-fixe menus).
* Free champagne toast with any dinner entree´.
* Private dining room available for large groups.
* Reservations strongly suggested for large parties.
Contact us at (202) 506-1402
Tryst in Adams Morgan has:
“Start: Dec 31 2008 – 8:30pm
End: Jan 1 2009 – 3:00am
WEDNESDAY, December 31
Tryst With Us NYE 2008
2459 18th Street, NW
In the name of helping you with your resolutions, we invite you to celebrate New Year’s at Tryst!
We offer dancing and plenty of fun attendees, and it’s all in support of a good cause: Bread for the City, a non-profit that provides vulnerable residents of Washington, DC with comprehensive services including food, clothing, medical care, legal and social services.
Tickets: $45 dollars, before December 25th, or $55 after.”
Commonweatlh Gastropub, at 1400 Irving Street, is hosting a British-style Fancy Dress Party to the tune of Vicars and Tarts. The party starts at 9pm in the pub and get this, there is NO cover charge! There will be costume prizes and a champagne toast at midnight. The bar at Commonwealth is a lot of fun and really has nice neighborhood vibe. I’ve met a few of the bartenders, who are always friendly and attentive and really know their stuff. I don’t know if they will be behind the bar on New Years but if they are indicative of the rest of the staff at Commonwealth, you are sure to have a good time and be well taken care of. You can also fill your belly before the party with a 3 course meal (prices start at $25/person) from 5 – 8 in the dining room. Reservations aren’t required for the after-party, but if you want to be sure to snag a seat for dinner you should call ahead at 202-265-1400.
If you’re in the mood for rock-and-roll, most of the local music venues are offering shows or dance parties for fairly reasonable prices, and you are sure to be partying with a fun crowd. At the 930 club you can catch some funk/soul rock with Robert Randolph and the Family Band. The Rock and Roll Hotel is offering a variety of music and dancing for a variety of prices. $30 gets you in, $50 gets you rail open bar, and if you shell out $80 you have open access to top shelf until 1am. There’s even a free shuttle from Union Station. The Red & The Black doesn’t seem to have a plan quite yet, but according to their website the bar is OPEN! At the Black Cat you can get your swing-dance on with Peaches O’Dell and her Orchestra, or you can shake your butt to the musical stylings of DJ Mark Zimin on the backstage – all for only $25.
And last but not least, If you’re looking for something a little more grimy, I’d suggest heading over to Chief Ike’s Mambo Room at 1725 Columbia Road. That place always has a few surprises in store, and I’d recommend a drink or two before you hit the dance floor, but for 20 bucks and your own bottle of champagne I’d say the Mambo Room is making good on its promise of an “Economy Busting Celebration!”
New Year’s Eve Recommendations by Raz
Asylum in Adams Morgan (www.asylumdc.com) is featuring DJ Lil’E of the Black Cat’s Right Round dance party, spinning tunes from the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s. The cover is a (relatively) mere $10. Doors open at 5pm.
Marvin (14th and U) (www.marvindc.com) is hosting DJ Jahsonic on New Years Eve, who mixes hip-hop, R&B and funk. The heated outdoor patio will be open, and there is no cover. Doors open at 5:30pm.
Looking Glass Lounge
If you are looking for something more casual with no cover, Looking Glass Lounge (www.lookingglasslouge.webs.com), located on Georgia Avenue in Petworth is a good option. A friend of mine went here last year and had fun. They even have a rye whiskey toast to ring in the New Year. Doors open at 5pm.
Rock and Roll Hotel
General admission – $30.00
SILVER LEVEL – Open bar rail drinks/domestic beer 8pm – 1am – $50.00
GOLD LEVEL – Open bar top shelf/import beer 8pm – last call. – $80.00
(champagne toast at midnight for everyone)
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE FOOD INCLUDED STARTING @ 10PM
Melt Mezze Platter:
hummous, tatziki sauce, and olives, served with pita
Spanish Tapas Platter
with spanish tortilla squares,
sliced chorizo, and olives
Baked Brie En Croute
brie wrapped in puff pastry with fig spread and
almonds, served sliced baguette
Chips and Salsa Duo
freshly fried white corn tortilla chips with
traditional tomato and mango salsas
chopped tomato and basil salad, lemony white bean
salad and parmesan cheese served with baskets of olive
oil and sea salt crostini
8:00 – 8:30 Pash (live!)
9:00 – 9:30 Loderunner (live!)
10pm-10:30pm US Royalty (live!)
10:45 – 1 Chris Burns (Disco City)
1 – 4 Nouveau Riche DJs Tag Team
9pm – 10 Austin (Garutachi)
10 – 11:30 AutoRock (Mass Appeal)
11:30 – 12:30 Gavin Holland (Nouveau Riche)
12:30 – 2:00 Cale (Brightest Young Things)
2:00 – 4:00 Exactly DJ Set (Adrian & Cole w/ Jesse Bishop as MC)
Doors | 730pm Show | 8pm
21 AND OVER ONLY – FREE RED STRIPE FROM 730PM-9PM W/ G.A. TICKET
FREE SHUTTLE FROM UNION STATION TO HOTEL FROM 1030PM-4AM
Palace of Wonders
NEW YEARS EVE – FEAST OF FLESH
RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THE LUCKY DAREDEVIL THRILLSHOW’S VERY OWN THRILL KILL JILL AND TYLER FYRE, THE STUNNING BURLESQUE OF LIZZIE FURR AND THE PRINCESS OF THE PALACE, MISS PRISSY PISTOL. WITH SPECIAL GUEST SAVAGE DJs, PRIZES, TASSLE TWIRLING, FIRE BREATHING, SWORD SWALLOWING, CHAMPAGNE CHUGGING AND WAY , WAY MORE! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Pour House/Top of the Hill and the 18th Amendment are advertising:
OPEN BAR 9PM – CLOSE
BEER, WINE & COCKTAILS!!
CHAMPAGNE TOAST AT MIDNIGHT
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!
$55 IN ADVANCE $60 AT THE DOOR