Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Hill

Local Businesses Offer Good Times You Can Walk Home From

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New Year’s Eve is here! If you’re looking to walk to your party –and back home –there are many options on the Hill to choose from. Happy New Year to you all!
Eighth Street

Belga Cafe (514 Eighth St. SE) will be serving their a la carte menu all evening Dec 31st or opt for their New Year’s Eve specials. Call them at 202-544-0100.

At Cava Mezze (527 Eighth St. SE) the celebration lasts all day long with a $35 all-you-can-eat brunch and 25 cent mimosas at brunch on both Dec 31st and Jan 1. Make reservations for dinner New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Call 202-543-9090.

Finn McCool’s (713 Eighth St. SE) will have a live band, Justin Trawick & The Common Good, a complimentary champagne toast plus one complimentary drink ticket – along with free hors d’oeuvres – all for a $20 cover charge. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Justin Trawick Profiled / Patterson Hood Interviewed

Valor Brewpub will offer all government employees (with ID) Happy Hour drinks and $7.00 food specials all weekend until Dec. 30 from 4PM to-close!

Orchid (520 Eighth St. SE) has dropped the cover charge on New Year’s Eve. Happy Hour prices are offered all evening with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Pennsylvania Ave Corridor

Blind Pig: the Annual New Year’s Eve Speakeasy at Barrel

Barrel (613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) offers $120.00 All-You-Can-Eat-and-Drink from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m, including lobster rolls and cranberry cobbler to nosh on and Oldd Fashioneds and Negronis to sip, as well as a toast at midnight.

See more details and buy tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blind-pig-a-new-years-eve-speakeasy-at-barrel-tickets-53253698245?aff=erelexpml

New Year’s Eve at Beuchert’s Saloon

Reserve exclusively by phone by calling 202-773-1384 to enjoy one of the different dining options:

1)  In the main dining room, they will be featuring a 4-course prix-fixe menu for $65 per person. Optional wine pairings will be available as well as the full standard beverage menu.

2)  At the eight-seat Chef Counter, dig into a very special 7-course tasting menu for $120 per person (Think Wagyu, Truffles, Foie, etc.!). They will also be curating an optional wine and cocktail pairing to go with this menu. This seating is very limited, so contact them as soon as possible if this is the experience you are most interested in!

3)  At the bar, Beuchert’s will be serving some of the dishes featured from the dining room menus, but on an ‘a la carte’ basis.

See more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/821745998217296/

New Year’s Eve “An Evening in Spain” Dinner Party at Joselito Casa de Comidas

Each New Year’s Eve, Joselito transports guests to an “Evening in Spain” dinner party with Spanish dishes featuring ingredients known to bring love, luck and good fortune in the new year.

See the menu: http://nebula.wsimg.com/4ad84709329d69a15bae0521cf390ba3?AccessKeyId=6BAECDFB038734697B8A&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Courtesy Joselito’s

New Year’s Eve at Mr. Henry’s

This year Mr. Henry’s features musical guest Steve Washington performing from 9:30 to 12:30 with a special appearance by Mr. Washington’s alter ego, Rufus! Food will be available through the evening, from the All Night Bites table open from 7:30 to 12:30, a dinner buffet from 7:30 to 9:30, and desserts from 9:30 to 12:30.

The open bar will have select premium pours including Tito’s Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Dewar’s Scotch, Jim Beam Bourbon, Seagram’s 7 Whiskey, Bacardi Rum, Cuervo Tequila, all draft and bottled beers, all wines by the glass, champagne, and prosecco.

Mr. Henry’s will also be featuring some bubbly specialty cocktails–the French 75 and the Champagne Margarita.

See more details and buy tickets:  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3879568

On The Riverfront

The annual Noon Yards Eve at Yards Park (301 Water St. SE) takes place December 31st at 10:00 am will have family-friendly activities for kids of all ages, including trackless train rides, inflatable moon bounces, glitter tattoo artists, balloon artistry, and the famous celebratory balloon drop when the clock strikes noon to ring in 2019.

At dinner, District Winery (385 Water St. SE) will host a four-course prix fixe tasting menu will along with optional wine pairings.

Celebrate the New Year in the beautiful open dining room at District Winery (385 Water St. SE)

Chloe (1331 Fourth St. SE) will celebrate NYE with their regular a la carte menu accompanied by a special list of champagnes by the glass. Raise a toast to 2019 and feast on Chef Haidar Karoum’s signature creations including spice roasted chicken and chocolate red wine cake.

Declaration (1237 First St. SE) will host a celebratory experience at their Ballpark District location with a 3-course dinner for $45, complimentary champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and Nationals/DC United giveaways.

Scarlet Oak (909 New Jersey Ave SE) will celebrate 2019 with party at 9:00 pm, where a $10 cover includes admission, appetizers, a champagne toast, drink specials, a live DJ, and party favors.

Bluejacket (300 Tingey St. SE) will host their fifth annual New Year’s Eve Bash, an all-inclusive party with live music and DJ sets throughout the night and an open bar featuring a full bounty of bites, Bluejacket drafts and casks, select wines and specialty cocktails, and a midnight champagne toast. The bash is currently booked, but there is an ongoing waitlist.

Mission Navy Yard (1221 Van St. SE) will throw their Inaugural NYE Party featuring a four-hour premium open bar, appetizer buffet, two DJs, and everyone’s favorite party favors and more. Get tickets online.

Willie’s at The Yards (300 Tingey St. SE) will say goodbye to 2018 with no cover, a complimentary champagne toast, and a live DJ.

Ready to start on those “get more active” resolutions early (or just up earlier than your head would like, because, kids)? The Canal Park Ice Rink will be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day!

H Street Great Street

Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H St. NE) New Year’s Eve Blowout

Tickets have been sold out every year since 2006 when Rock & Roll Hotel was first established. The party features an all-night open bar, appetizers starting at 8 p.m. and no dress cod. The rooftop deck and bar will be open, with DJs on the first and second floor. Tickets online.

Maketto (1351 H St. NE) $100 will get you in for a five-hour open bar with snacks and a champagne toast at midnight. DJ performatnces by Girlaaa, Mista Selecta and Mane Squeeze in collaboration with Keys Open Doors and Rock Creek Social Club.

Dirty Water (816 H St. NE, Third Floor) The sports bar boasts a covered, heated rooftop. For $50 (including the tip!) you can celebrate with the open bar including draft, rail drinks, some cocktails and champagne as well as hors d’ovres.

Hill Prince (1337 H St. NE) – The quaint H Street bar will have an 8 hour open bar starting at 7 p.m., snacks from Maketto down the street, and some DJs spinning ‘feel good jams’. Only 100 tickets will be sold online for this party, so go online now.

RedRockss (1348 H St. NE) Starting at 8 p.m. Redrocks is throwing a Studeio 54-themed party. Guests should come dressed to impress and enjoy a premium open bar from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., two female DJs. There’s free entry after 11 p.m.!

For listings on the Hill and throughout the District, as well as info from all over the food and beverage world, check out the Hill’s own Barred in DC.