#FoodNotBooze Officially Loses Out at Soviet Safeway

Beer and wine is officially coming to the Soviet Safeway, the long-time Dupont store at 17th and Corcoran. On Wednesday, ABRA finally approved the settlement agreement between the grocer and the local ANC, and neighbors, many riled up by the liquor store across the street. The agreement had been finalized by the parties in late September (as Barred in DC basically predicted), but apparently ABRA wasn’t enamored with some of the provisions.

Under the agreement, the ANC/neighbors dropped its protest and allowed the liquor license to be awarded, but with many conditions, including:

  • Alcohol sales only until 9p (instead of til midnight as could be allowed)
  • Restricting the area of beer/wine being sold to 281 square feet (original agreement was 48 linear feet)
  • Max alcohol sales of 15% of gross receipts (original agreement was 4%)
  • No beer/wine advertisements on windows/doors/exterior
  • No booze delivery 8-9a and 3-4p M-F while school in session
  • Enforcement of no loitering and no panhandling with 50 feet
  • Making a “5 year plan for shared value” within neighborhood within 6 months (whatever the hell that means)
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Where to Ring in 2018 – DC Bars – New Year’s Eve Guide (12/31/17)


2018 is coming. To help you out, Barred in DC has compiled a list of New Year’s Eve celebrations at Washington, DC bars below (nearly all with a cover include a champagne toast, party favors, and a DJ), which I’ve split up by whether there is an open bar (at least 3.5 hours long), a cover charge (many of these include an open bar) and no cover bars (likely these won’t be announced until the week or so before the NYE in DC). For those of you braving open bars, remember to tip well to start and for each drink. 

This list will be continually updated until NYE. Prices don’t include fees.

Barred in DC Picks:

Cheap Open Bar (less than $60): Union Pub & Bottom Line, Ivy City Smoke House, Mason Inn, Kelly’s Irish Times, Anxo upstairs, Slash Run, Dirty Bar/Martini, Urbana

Other Recommended Parties: Barrel (really good food + cocktails but pricey), Beuchert’s Saloon, Bar Charley, Hank’s Cocktail Bar, Boundary Stone, EatBar, Jack Rose, Reliable Tavern, Bar Pilar, American Ice Co., Service Bar, Bar Pilar

Live Music: Tony & Joe’s/Nicks, Mason Inn, Bluejacket, The Ugly Mug, Roofer’s Union, Bayou/Alfred House, The Midlands, The Dubliner, Slash Run, Black Cat, Sauf Haus

Bars Not Open to Public or Open at All NYE night: Crisp, Stanton & Greene, The Brig, Kramerbooks, Cafe Citron, Iron Gate, Lola’s, Finn McCool’s, The Commodore

Open Bar

  • Union Pub (Cap Hill) – $55 – 8p-3a – Formal Kegger +  pour-your-own-beer kegs, trashcans full of canned beers, bar games, AYCD select liquor, apps,
  • Rock & Roll Hotel (H Street) – $85 – 8p-close – buffet + photo booth + 2 balloon drops
  • Barrel (Cap Hill) – $120 – 9p-2a-  “Blind Pig” – AYCE pig roast & tons of other food- AYCD Punch; Classic Cocktails — Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, Negronis, Martinis, Highballs, etc.; select Draft and Canned Beers; and select Red and White Wines, Rosé
  • H Street Country Club (duh) – $74 ($95 at door if avail) – 9p-2a –  inc. margaritas, beer, wine & rail drinks
  • The Bottom Line (downtown) – $55 – 9p-2a – premium open bar + light apps
  • Takoda (Shaw) – $110 ($125 for top floor, $15 more after Xmas, discounts for groups of 5+) – 10p-2a – premium open bar (all 24 beers on tap, mixed drinks, wine + select whiskey) + full app table all night
  • Ambar (Cap Hill) – $79 ($99 for table) – 9p-12:30a – unlimited plates + select drinks (rails, specialty cocktails, house wine, & Yuengling)
  • Columbia Room (Shaw) – $150 – 9p-2a – in Spirits Library selection of cocktails + Taittinger Champagne + apps (tasting room dinner available at 6:30 for $250)
  • RiRa Georgetown – $95 early bird – 9p-2a – select beer/liquor/wine + specialty Prohibition libations + light apps + jazz band
  • Ivy City Smokehouse – $55 – 10p-2a – masquerade party + buffet
  • Tony & Joe’s + Nick’s – $180 – 9p- close – top shelf open bar + 2 heavy app buffets + heated party tents + live band
  • Scarlet Oak (Navy Yard) – $110 -10p-1a – premium open bar + apps
  • Bluejacket (Navy Yard) – $125 ($199 for VIP inlcudes private bar and tours) – 9p-2a – open bar with all  Bluejacket drafts and casks, select wines & spirits + passed bites + live music/DJ
  • Shaw’s Tavern – $50 – 10p-1:30a – draft/bottled beer, house wine, rails
  • Town Hall (Glover Park) – $95 ($105/$120 closer to event) – 9p-3a full premium open bar + gourmet buffet + free coat check + overnight parking
  • Public Bar (Dupont) – $87 ($102 for priority entry, $113 for VIP/rooftop access, $34 for 12:30a-2a open bar) – 9p-2a premium open bar
  • Mad Fox Taproom (Glover Park) – $90 – 9p-1a – premium open bar + passed apps + coat check
  • BlackFinn (Downtown) – $75 – 9p-1a – premium open bar + apps + photo booth
  • Sixth Engine (Mt Vernon Triangle) – $100 – 9p-2a – premium open bar + apps + coat check
  • Mason Inn (Glover Park) – $60 open bar ($20 GA avail) – 9p-1a – live music from Bunny Man Bridge
  • The Front Page (Dupont) – $75 – 9p-2a – apps + confetti shower + Prohibition theme
  • Kelly’s Irish Times (Cap Hill) $59 ($79 for high end apps & premium open bar) – 9:30-1:30a – specialty cocktails + beer + rails + heavy apps til 11p
  • Mission (Dupont) – $120 – 9p-1a – premium open bar + app/dessert buffet + coat/tie required
  • Hawthorne (U Street) – $150 – 9p-1a – premium open bar + app/dessert buffet + coat/tie reqiuired
  • Chinese Disco (Georgetown) – $65 – 9p-1a – premium open bar + apps + confetti showers
  • The Ugly Mug (Cap Hill) – $65 ($75 Xmas week, $85 door) – 8p-1a – rails/wine/beer + Rockett Copter live band
  • Churchkey (Logan Circle) – $125 ($105 early bird) – 9p-2a – all craft beer + wine +curated cocktails + steady stream of snacks
  • Johnny Pistolas (AdMo) – $90 ($80 early bird, $100 late) – 9p-1a premium open bar + buffet
  • Anxo (Shaw) – $50 – 10p-1:45a open bar upstairs + midnight Txotx of Sidra Natural + downstairs bar avail no cover
  • Cotton & Reed (NoMa/Union Market) – $150 – 8p-2a – joint party with Five to One + Disco party + bites
  • The Partisan (PQ/Chinatown) – $99 – 9p-2a – full selection of draft beer + wine + select cocktails + tastings of whiskey + sneaks/charcuterie/carving station
  • Roofer’s Union (AdMo) – $100 – 9p-2a open bar (10 craft beers + wine + Beefeater Gin, Tito’s Vodka, Denizen’s White Rum, Jim Beam Bourbon, Milagro Silver Tequila) + buffet eats + live band at 11p (Jonny Grave & The Tombstones) + party on 2nd floor/rooftop
  • La Jambe – $60 – 9p-past midnight – $60 bottomless Crémant (sparkling wine) + hot mulled wine + sleect cocktials + photo booth + reservations for 4+ available – also 6p Paris ring in new year
  • DC9 – $65 (til 27th, $75 28th-29th, $85 after) – 9p-4a – free coat check +Monopoly theme
  • Homestead (Petworth) – $85 ($50 for open bar from 9:30-12:30) – 8p-12:30a – 3 course dinner + open bar + DJ starts at 10p
  • Bayou/Alfred House (Foggy Bottom) – $75 – 9p-3a – open bar + live bands (Sick Feed)
  • Slash Run (Petworth) – $50 (or no cover) – 7p-close – optional open bar (rails, select drafts & bottles) includes burger/fries
  • Old Glory (Georgetown) – $75 ($65 early or $85 late) – 8p-midnight premium open bar (Smirnoff, Capt Morgan, draft/can beer, house wine) + BBQ buffet/apps from 8-10p + free coat check
  • Dirty Bar/Dirty Martini (Dupont) – $59 ($89+ for priority + VIP) – 9p-2a premium open bar + passed apps early eve + $29 admission/open bar from 12:30-2a
  • Little Miss Whiskeys (H Street) – $95 – 9p-1a top shelf open bar (bar open til 4a) + DJs start at 10p
  • Local 16 (U Street) – $75 ($60 early bird) – 9p-2a + apps + video DJ
  • Jimmy Valentine’s (H Street) – $85 – 9p-4a top shelf open bar (NO LIMITATIONS)
  • Beuchert’s Saloon (Cap Hill) – $75 – 8p-last call + Cocktails a la carte and Punches, craft draft Beer, Spanish Wine, and Light Fare
  • Mr. Henry’s (Cap Hill) – $119 ($79 after 9:30p, includes tax/tip) – 7:30p-last call – seafood/raw bar  till 9p + food all night + Batida Diferente Brazilian jazz + upstairs party
  • Driftwood Kitchen (H Street) – $64 (inc. tax + tip) – 10p-2a – inc. rails, house wine and draft craft beer + option for 3 course dinner for $120 total/person
  • Bar Charley (Dupont) – $60.18 – 10p-closing + open bar inc. Tiki Drinks feat. Cotton & Reed Rum, Charley Cocktails, Beer & Wine. Hawaiian Shirts and Grass Skirts encouraged + $105 option includes late dinner
  • The Haymaker Bar (H Street) – $80 – 9p-1a – open bar in. Premium Liquors/Draft Beers/Wine/Punches + limited to 40 tickets + apps (“Crab Balls/Korean Wings/Poached Shrimps/Cheese Platter/More) + live entertainment + NYE goodies + email thehaymakerbardc@gmail.com for details
  • Town Tavern (AdMo) – $100 ($50 option for 9p-midnight) – 9p-3a – open bar + Whobilation NYE (The Grinch themed)
  • El Chucho (ColHi) – $56.18 – 10p-close – AYCD/AYCE Tecate/margs/tacos ($35.18 multi course dinner before 9:30p)
  • Masala Art (SW Waterfront area) – $100 ($50 for kids 9-18, free for kids 8 and under) – 8:30p-2a – 5 hour premium open bar + grand Indian buffet + raffle draw + Bollywood DJ
  • The Sovereign (Georgetown) –  $99 – 9p-2a – open bar includes access to all 50 drafts + heavy apps + DJ w/ vinyl funk/soul
  • Reliable Tavern (Petworth) – $99 (night of/eventbrite; buy from bartender beforehand for $85) – 8p-2a – cocktails (old fashioned/bouldevardier/French 75/Dark & Stormy) + wine/beer/punch + food starting at9p (chicken & kufta kabobs and more)
  • Dirty Water/Mythology/Dark Side Bar (H Street)- $60 ($75 at door) 9p-1a – jocks v. nerds party
  • Whiskey Charlie (The Wharf) – $150 – 9p-1a – apps + premium open bar (inc. Perrier Jouet champagne toast) + penthouse level/rooftop bar at Canopy Hotel + 40% discount at hotel
  • The Pitch (Petworth) – $80 – 9p-1a – premium open bar + app buffet 9-11:30p + Sneakers & Sweatsuits party + great door prizes
  • Urbana (Dupont) – $50 -10p-2a – open bar (select beer/wine/mixed cocktail)
  • Calle Cinco (Mt Vernon Triangle) – $95 – 9p-1a – unlimited tapas + 12 grapes at midnight
  • Bier Baron (Dupont) – $50 – 7p-2a – all you can drink DC drafts (20 taps from DC Brau, 3 Stars, Right Proper, Atlas, and Hellbender) + burlesque show presented by Glit-O-Rama! + shot specials, a DJ, and giveaways and raffles throughout the night.
  • DC Tap House (Dupont) – $70 – 8p-1a – premium open bar + apps till 11p
  • Madhatter (Dupont) – $100 – 9p-2a – open bar + buffet (SOLD OUT)
  • The Prospect (U Street) – $45 early bird ($60 regular, $75 day of) – 9p-2a – (house spirits, beers, wines) + dancing + “I Hate NYE Party”
  • Room 11 (ColHi) – $60- 9p-close – Unlimited grilled cheese, punch, glogg, prosecco, and select beer and wines for $60/person, from 9pm til close. First come, first serve. Purchase buys you one ticket for midnight swag bag raffle.

Cover Charge and/or Limited Open Bar (3 hours or less)

  • Crimson Diner/Whiskey Bar (PQ/Chinatown) – $20 ($10 early bird, $50 for rooftop bar admission w/ extras) – 7p-3a – 1920s/Prohibition Speakeasy theme – select open bar 8-9p
  • Hill Country (PQ/Chinatown) – $15 – doors open at 9p – 4th Annual Rock N Twang Karaoke (live band HariKaraoke)
  • Town (Shaw)- $25 GA ($35 for drag show with Trixi Mattel, et. al) – drag show 9-11p, general admission 11p-close
  • The Brighton (The Wharf) – $35 ($30 for 1st 100 tickets) – 5p-2a – buffet from 5-10p + drink specials + balloon drop – Prohibition style
  • Cuba Libre (PQ/Chinatown) – $35 (couples discount available or $100 for premium open bar from 10:30p-1a) – 10:30p-4a – welcome sparkling wine toast + fedoras/chocolate cigars + midnight dance performance + balloon drop + DJS
  • Mate Lounge (Georgetown) – $45 (early bird + couples discounts available, $25 after 1a) – 9p-4a – open bar from 9-10p
  • Flash (Shaw) – $50 – 10p-midnight next day (26 hour party)
  • Pearl Street Warehouse (The Wharf) – $50 ($75 for mezzanine section w/3 course meal) – Love Canon, 80s/bluegrass acoustic 80s dance party
  • The Park on Fourteenth (Downtown) – $30 early bird ($80 for 3 hour open bar from 8-11p)
  • Fado (PQ/Chinatown) – $15 ($25 door) – must get in by 9p to guarantee admission – 7p (Ireland) & midnight toast + masquerade ball
  • Bar à Vin (Chez Billy Sud wine bar) (Georgetown) – $35 ($40 at door) – 5p-2a – includes house cocktail & bubbly toast
  • Ozio (Georgetown) – $35 early bird + bottle packages start around $125 each – 8p-3a
  • Union Stage (The Wharf) – $25 ($30 day of, $50 for guaranteed seating and elevated view) – 8p-close (show at 9p) Emo Night Brooklyn: New Years Eve feat. Guest DJ Ryan Key (Formerly of Yellowcard)
  • Black Cat (Logan Circle)- $30 – 7p-close – 2 floors of performances – NYE Ball
  • Howard Theater (Shaw) – $35 early bird (open bar from 8-11p or $20 regular price) – 8p-close – Reggae Fest – All Black Affair
  • Ten Tigers Parlour (Petworth) – $50 – 9p-close – open bar from 9-10p + apps + 90s NYE dance party
  • Manor (Dupont) – $45 – 9p-close – open bar from 9-10p + Burlesque ball
  • Satellite Room (Shaw) – $50 -9p-close – open bar from 9-10p (beer/wine/cocktails) + apps + Roaring 20s themed
  • Soundcheck (Downtown) – $65 ($45 early bird, bottle/tables available) – 9p-4a
  • MXDC (Downtown) -$60 ($50 early bird, $70 last min) – 9p-3a – premium open bar from 9-10p + apps from 9-10p
  • Malmaison (Georgetown) – $45 – 9p-4a – open bar from 9-10p + showing of Midnight in Paris + Paris themed
  • Capitale (Downtown) -$65 – 9p-4a
  • St Yves (Dupont) – $65 ($50 early bird, tables available) – 9p-4a + apps + “A Beauteous Ball” + glam
  • Southern Hospitality (AdMo) – $45 – 9:30-3a – premium open bar + apps from 9:30-10:30p
  • ChiCha Lounge (U Street) – $45 ($35 early bird) – 9p-4a- open bar from 9-10p + hookah
  • Living Room (Downtown) – $44 ($54 for priority, $65 for VIP) – 9p-4a – open bar from 9-10p
  • The Graham Rooftop (Georgetown) – $50 – heated rooftop party
  • Hill Prince (H Street) – $10
  • RedRocks (H Street) – $60 (early bird) – 9p-4a – includes premium open bar + food stations from 9-12p + mini champagne bottle + Black tie masquerade party
  • Dram & Grain (AdMo) – $125/couple – 5 spirit cocktail tasting paired with snacks – 6:30-9p or 9:30p-last call slots
  • 801 (Shaw) – $65 – 9-midnight open bar
  • Tilt Side Bar (Logan Circle) – $150 – 9p-2a – premium intro cocktail + AYCE raw bar (oysters, cocktail) + apps + special pricing on cocktails + includes bottomless mimosas at Pearl Dive NYD
  • Benjamin Bar & Lounge (Trump Hotel) – $250/pp min food & beverage spent – 9p-1a + reservations required + balloon drop + fancy wine slot + Black tie
  • Opera (Downtown) – $25 ($45 couples) – 9p-3a – light shows/LED displays
  • The Brixton (U Street) – $30 – 8p-3a – James Bond-themed night feat. live entertainers in costume + pre-game pricing on food/beverage from 8-10p
  • The Gryphon (Dupont) – $50 ($40 early bird/$70 early bird couples) – open bar 9-10p + dress classy
  • Nocturne (Shaw) – $100 – 10:30p-1a – cocktail flight w/ 5 drinks + passed apps – $80 option for 7:30
  • Cloak & Dagger (U Street) – $30 ($40 door) – 9p-4a – open bar (house rails) & apps from 9-10p
  • Ultrabar (PQ/Chinatown) – $30 – 8p-3a – open bar 8-9p
  • Eden (Downtown) – $40 – 8p-4a – 2 hour open bar + app buffet
  • U Street Music Hall – $12 – doors open at 10p – Nadastrom DJ + more
  • L8 (Downtown) – $50 ($25 early bird) – 9p-3a + James Bond themed
  • Songbyrd Music House (AdMo) – $15 ($10 early bird, $20 day of) – doors open at 7p + 1988 themed + DJ + costume contest + prizes
  • Mellow Mushroom (AdMo) – $50 (early bird $30 and $40 options) – open bar + apps from 9-10p + DJ + 3 bars
  • The Midlands (ParkView) – $60 (early bird) – 7p-1a + free Prosecco + dinner buffet 7-11p + live music from Feel Free
  • Avery’s (H Street) – $20 – 7p-3a – DJs + breakfast buffet
  • Umaya (PQ/Chinatown – $35 – 9p-3a – open bar/buffet from 9-10p
  • Quarter + Glory – (U St) – $20 – doors at 9p
  • Decades (Dupont) – $40 – 8p-close – open bar from 8-9p + “Back II the Future” Retro galla + memorabilia + throwback games
  • Club Heaven & Hell (AdMo) – $20 admission – 8p-3a + dinner for $40 total or $60 couple + 3 floors of music (top 40/dance/electronic/retro/hip hop)
  • Cobalt (Dupont) – $10 admission – 10p-close – $50 option with call open bar & Pol Roger Brut at midnight
  • El Tamarindo (AdMo) – $40 -11p-close (open til 6a, tho drinks only til 3 or 4a) – open bar from 11-midnight – $65 option includes dinner from 8:15p-10p seatings and access to party
  • Abigail (Dupont) – $40 – 9p-4a – Trap Gala serves also as grand opening
  • Sakerum (U St) – $35 ($45 day before, $55 last minute) – 9p-4a – includes 2 free drinks from 9-11p
  • Grand Central (AdMo) – $20 ($35 couples) – 9p-3a
  • Sauf Haus (Dupont) – $25 – 9p-3a – inc 2 drink tickets + band + masquerade mask & cocktail attire required
  • Wonderland (ColHi) – $20  – 9:30p-3a – skip the line to guarantee spot upstairs(inc 1 draft beer/mixed rail b/t 10-10:30p + Miller High Life toast + $10 at door to get into downstairs bar, or $15/couple + DJs on both floors
  • Hellbender Brewing (Upper NE) – $25  – 8p-2a – includes dinner from Project Milanesa food truck + 1st beeer
  • Vivid Lounge (U Street) – $20 – 8p-4a + apps from 8-10p + roaming videographers/photographers
  • City Tap House Dupont) – $60 – 9p-1a – open bar (draft beer/select wine/premium wells) til midnight + ski lodge theme
  • Third Eye (Dupont) – $20 – live bands/DJs
  • Kabin (Dupont) – $80 (last minute) – 9p-close – open bar from 9-11p (option for after midnight admission for $20+)
  • Heist (Dupont) – $35 ($60 couples) – 10p-close
  • Eighteenth Street Lounge (Dupont) – $20 – 8p-close
  • Tropicalia (U Street) – $10 ($20 at door) – 9p-4a – gogo dancers
  • Lost Society (U Street) – $40 – includes 2 drinks + toast
    • Lounge of Three (U Street) – $20.18 – hot food buffet+ drink specials all night + HH 5-8p
  • Sotto (Logan Circle) – $20 – 8:30p-1a – live music
  • Policy (Logan Circle) – $20 – doors open at 9p – disco themed party
  • New Vegas Lounge (Logan Circle) – $43 – 9:30p-3a – live music starts at 10:15p – free apps
    • Provision No. 14 (U St) – $30 – 9p-close – Prohibition party includes 1 drink
  • Marvin (U St) – $20 ($30 at door) – 8:30p-close – 20% of ticket sales goto Words Beats & Life non-profit + select open bar from 9-10p + DJ upstairs and jazz music downstairs

No Cover

  • Buffalo Billiards (Dupont) – free pool/shuffleboard all night
  • Red Derby (ColHi) – $10/seat for reserved seat (email bar@redderby.com) – Decades of Decadence NYE (1998 or 1978 theme depending on floor) + specials inc $5 sparkling wine/punch + suggested attire is black tie-optional or outfit
  • Petworth Citizen/Reading Room DC – Wine Wars – competing sommeliers – build your own flights + Champagne face-off
  • Espita (Shaw) – homage to Kentucky Club (club in Juarez in Prohibition) + special menu dedicated to classics using only agave spirits + complimentary toast + DJ
  • EatBar (Cap Hill) – “Low Key” part – guilty pleasure foods (egg rolls, crab rangoon, french pizzas, hot pockets) + cheap cans of beer + Super Nintendo console
  • Jack Rose (AdMo) – NYE specials inc. celebratory cocktail flight + menu of 20 best whiskeys + HH 5-8p ($50 5-8p AYCE/AYCD beer, select bourbons and BBQ from 5-8p on rooftop)
  • Franklin Hall (U Street) – $5 All Day IPA pints, $8 Natty Boh liter steins, + free champagne toast at midnight + party favors + option to rent private room (inc. 10 bottles of champagne) for $1000
  • Boundary Stone (Bloomingdale) – extended HH 5-10p ($4 DC Brau + $5 cocktails + $6 wine + $7 sandwiches + $3+ snacks) + brassy-heavy jazz band The Experience Band
  • El Camin0 (Bloomingdale) – DJs
  • Bistro Bohem (Shaw) – celebrate the Czech way
  • The Dubliner (Cap Hill) – live Irish music
  • Free State (PQ/Chinatown) – 6p-2a – “Sparkling” party + 28 different bottles of sparkling wine/champagne available
  • Dino’s Grotto (Shaw) – HH from 3-7p
  • Penn Social (PQ/Chinatown) – DJ + showing every NFL game + bubbly toast
  • Dio Wine Bar (H Street) – 9-11p, Dio Happy Hour ($8 house red, house white, sangria, and mulled wine) + 11p-12am, By The Glass specials for select bubbles and sparklings + 12am, Ring in the new year with special treats on the house + 12am-1am, 2018 Bubbles Happy Hour on ($7 sparkling flights) + raffle
  • Ventnor Sports Cafe (AdMo) -optional $55 premium open bar from 10p-1a + Happy Hour from 9-10pm ($3 New Years Punch, $3 Bud Light Bottles, $6 Glasses of Wine.) + Champagne Toast at Midnight for all. + late night buffet
  • Jackie Lee’s (Brightwood) – HH extended until 9p + $20 bottles of bubbly
  • The Dew Drop Inn (Edgewood/Brookland) – 8p-2a + dance party + intergalactic ice luge
  • The Big Board (H Street) – 10p-close + DJ upstairs + $3 rails 11p-midnight + $5 Jameson all night
  • Meridian Pint (ColHi) – prix fixe dinner specials in dining room + midnight craft beer toast
  • 2 Birds 1 Stone (Logan Circle) – 6p-close + 1 night only menu w/ champagne/sparkline wine as ingredient in every drink + sparkling wine by glass
  • Anxo (Bloomingdale) – 1st floor no cover + txotx (barrel of Anxo Sidra Natural cider) at midnight)
  • Cafe Saint-Ex (Logan Circle) – 8p-close + masquerade ball + NOLA foods/drinks
  • DC Reynolds (Park View) – Normal BOGO 5-9p
  • Hank’s Cocktail Bar (Petworth) – 8p-close + $5 classic sparking cocktails + midnight toast + horns/hats
  • Nellie’s Sports Bar (U Street) – 8p-close – DJs
  • Radiator (Logan Circle) – 6p-3a- food/drink specials + Studio 54 theme
  • James Hoban’s (Dupont) – DJ playing 80s-00s music
  • Across the Pond (Dupont) – HH all night long + champagne toast at 7p (Ireland) & midnight
  • The Blaguard (AdMo) – midnight toast
  • Lucky Bar (Dupont) – DJs
  • The Big Hunt (Dupont) – DJ (classic/modern indie/mainstream rock)
  • Showtime (Bloomingdale)
  • Slash Run (Petworth) – (also optional open bar) + live band (tribute to Lords of the New Church + punk covers)
  • Wisdom (Cap Hill) – sparkling midnight toast + rent private space ($650 for 9 people, inc. 2 bottles of real champagne) or $400-500\
  • Zeba Bar (ColHi) – bottle specials + DJs + hookah + heated patio
  • Barcelona Wine Bar (Logan Circle)
  • Pinstripe (Georgetown) – live music starts at 7:30p
  • Service Bar (U Street) – 8p-4a specials include $11 glasses of Perrier Jouet champagne, $60 Perrier Jouet bottle ; $155 MAGNUM of PJ, other champagne specials +  good luck New Years breakfast from 12AM – 2AM including Bacon, Eggs, Fried Chicken & more
  • Lost & Found (Shaw) – 6p-1:30a – transformed into “Cocktails & Dreams”, the bar from the movie Cocktail + 80s themed party with throwback drinks + costumes encouraged + tiki drinks in alley bar + 80s karaoke from 9p-1a
  • Bar Pilar (Logan Circle) – family style sharing platters + $10 NYE cocktails + champagne specials + DJs + dancing
  • Bar Deco (Chinatown/PQ) – cocktail special drinks
  • Lucky Buns (AdMo) – drink/food specials all night + kitchen closes at 10p + some free bites afterwards
  • Agua 301 (Navy Yard) – DJ/dancing from 10-2a
  • American Ice Company (U Street) – 5p-2aHH all night ($5 Narrangansett Lager, $4 Astra, $10 pulled pork sandwiches)
  • Black Squirrel (AdMo) – $5 Goose IPAs, winter-weather drinks, Miller High Life toast + food specials + DJ
  • Ivy & Coney (Shaw) – sparkling wine toastr
  • McClellan’s Retreat (Dupont) – Miller High Life toast
  • Blackjack (Logan Circle) – open too
  • The Board Room (Dupont) – open as usual + can reserve mezzanine tables for $50 w/ favors and bottle of bubbles –  email lara@boardroomdc.com
  • Bar Elena (H Street) – raw bar open til  midnight (oysters and caviar) + min bottles of real champagne served with straw available for purchase
  • Hank’s on the Hill (Cap Hill) – all reservations after 10p get free bottle of sparkling wine
  • Truxton Inn (Bloomingdale) – midnight sparkling rose toast
  • Iron Horse Tap Room (PQ/Chinatown) – open at 4p
  • Jackpot (PQ/Chinatown) – live music by Justin Shapiro starts at 9p
  • Bar Roubaix (PQ/Chinatown) – bubbly toasts at 6p (midnight in France) and midnight
  • The Pinch (ColHi) – open til 3a
  • The Pug (H Street) – Miller High Life pony toast
  • Big Chief (Ivy City) – free entry
  • Rocket Bar (PQ/Chinatown) – $3 Miller High Life bottles
  • Slipstream (Logan Circle/Navy Yard) – NYE Warm-Up from 5-10p, inc $20.18 bottomless filter cofefes and champagne + food/drink specials ($8 coffee cocktails)
  • Boxcar Tavern (Eastern Market) – bubbly toast at 9:30p and bar will close at 10p
  • District Distilling (U Street) – bubbly toast
  • Tyber Creek (Bloomingdale) – open for biz usual
  • Ben’s Upstairs (H Street) – usual
  • The Royal (Shaw/Ledroit Park) – HH from 3-7p and 10p-close
  • Kingfisher (Logan Circle)  – bubbly toast + raising funds for St. Judes, DC Central Kitchen and Humane Rescue Alliance
  • El Rey (U Street) – come as your are
  • Union Drinkery (Park View) – $5 bubbly all night
  • Kirwan’s (The Wharf) – open with live music
  • Russia House (Dupont) – DJS/live music + drink specials
  • The Darlington House (Dupont) – dancing upstairs
  • Bar Dupont  – specialty champagne menu
  • St. Arnold’s on Jefferson (Dupont) – bubbly toast
  • St. Arnold’s Cleveland Park & The Abbey – bubbly toast
  • Parlay (Dupont) – food/drink specials
  • Recessions (Dupont) – drink specials
  • Duke’s Grocery (Dupont) – drink specials + bubbly toast
  • Duke’s Counter (Cleveland Park/Zoo) – drink specials + bubbly toast
  • JR’s Bar & Grill (Dupont) – balloon drop with cash + prizes
  • Fox and Hounds (Dupont) – open til 3a
  • Exile’s (U St) – open norma hours
  • Sudhouse (U St) – drink specials + bubbly toast & light bites
  • Ben’s Next Door (U St)  – bubbly toast
  • The Dirty Goose – NYE bottomless party brunch from 2-5p + $5 Deep Eddy vodka & 1/2 price sparkling into NYE
  • Estadio (Logan Circle) – 12 grapes at midnight
  • Drafting Table (Logan Circle) – beer HH all night + Prosecco bottles $18 + $7 Wisconsin Old Fashioned
  • Rebellion (Dupont) – DJ starts at 8p
  • Right Proper (Shaw) – closes at 1a
  • Stoney’s (Logan Circle) – drink specials start at 5p – $5 Fireball shots $5 Grilled Cheese $9 Cheese Pizza $9 Sliders (3)
  • Lou’s City Bar (ColHi) – 2-for-1 drinks
  • Star and Shamrock (H St) – open
  • Number Nine (Logan Circle) – open at 2p – 2-for-1 drink specials 5-9p + DJ at 9:30p with drink specials + top 10 video countdown
  • TRADE (Logan Circle) – doors open at 10p
  • The Gibson (U St) – doors open at 6p + biz as usual
  • Chicken + Whiskey (Logan Circle) – party starts at 8p + $8 whiskey cocktail specials
  • Compass Rose (Logan Circle) – open til 2a
  • Atlas Arcade (H St) – 6p-2a – Neon shot blowout: half off all night ($2) with the purchase of any drink
  • Biergarten Haus (H St) – drink specials
  • Smith Commons (H St) – DJ
  • City Tap House Penn Quarter – $4 select beer bottles, $5 select drafts, $6 house wines, and $6 premium well mixed drinks from 6 pm to midnight.
  • Nanny O’Briens (Cleveland Park) – last call at 1:30p bubbly toast + DJ Rosalynn spinning the best 70s Funk, 80s Pop & 90s grunge