From the Forum – New Year’s Eve in DC

by Prince Of Petworth December 10, 2015 at 2:10 pm 13 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Dave Bloom

New Year’s Eve in DC

“What do you like to do in DC for New Year’s Eve? I haven’t seen too many options announced yet and we’re looking for something creative and different to do this year that isn’t a fortune.”

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  • The OP Anon

    Find (or throw) a house party and stay put. NYE is amateur night.

    • TX2DC

      +1. Or if you do go out, wait until after 1:30 or 2. Most of the amateurs will be gone from the bars and clubs.

    • AsAMother

      For sure. I made the mistake of going to an all you can drink NYE party at DC9 a few years ago. The place was packed to the brim with people who could not handle their liquor. By 10, people were not just incredibly stumbly, but puking out and passing out everywhere I looked.

  • domrep

    What does the OP consider a fortune? A few years ago, some buddies of mine went to this NYE party at the Gaylord, it was like $150 per person, but all you can eat and drink. Had a blast. If you think you can eat and drink $300 worth, go for it.

  • AG

    It’s all in the company. I had a great time at a restaurant last year. I think we did a 10:00 reservation and just stayed put til after midnight.

  • Banananonymous

    the party at the Gaylord at National Harbor is always pretty amazing.

  • “I haven’t seen too many options announced yet”
    I’m not sure what this means, are you waiting for someone to parade through the street harking of things to come? Go to Eventbrite, type in New Year’s Eve, and check out the massive list of options…

    Personally I think we’ll be going to Barrel this year for their AYCE&D for $100 pp, since they happen to have TVs at the bar and the idiots behind the college football playoff decided to move the first two games to NYE.

  • Nice! I forgot about this photo. Always happy to see stuff like this on POPville.

  • skj84

    I like to go to my favorite bars and restaurants Facebook pages and see what they are offering.

  • Carol

    One tip: don’t ore-commit to 2 plans/invites. Usually the first place you go is more fun and you regret leaving once you get to the next place. I’ve learned this repeatedly. Hopefully for good.

  • KSamps

    I’m with domrep on wondering what the OP considers a fortune, but a few years ago my husband and I went to BLT Steak and had a great time. If you book in the later block of reservations you get to stay through midnight and the menu was fantastic (I think it was around $80 or $90pp?). The space is decorated, they give you NYE party favors (hats, glasses, blowers, etc) and pass out champagne for the countdown. It was really leisurely and fun, and way better than getting pushed around in a crowded venue. I’d go back just for the popovers.

  • northeazy

    I usually go to a bar and get drunk and try to hook up with someone. Oh, on NYE? How does that differ from any weekend in DC?


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