DC #Snowday Specials … On the First Day of Spring

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Although it’s the first day of spring, snow has decided to come to DC instead of warm weather and OPM has shut down the Government on March 21, 2018. Which means Barred in DC has the day off (no telework required at the agencies I’ve worked at), and due to popular demand, here’s a list of bar specials (or otherwise open spots that are worthwhile):

Here’s a running list as Barred in DC now has the day off:

Specials/Open Earlier Than Usual:

  • The Blaguard (AdMo)
    • open at Noon
    • $6 PBR Tallboy + shot of Rye all day
    • Extended HH from 5-10p
  • DC Reynolds (Park View / Petworth)
    • Open at Noon for BOGO till 9p
  • Ivy & Coney (Shaw)
    • open at noon
    • $2 Stroh’s & $4 combos till 7p
  • Meridian Pint (Col Hi)
    • open for brunch at 11a
    • Neighborhood special – Bring in an ID, library card or bill with address on it. If you live in #20010 four $4 beers available all day
  • Boundary Stone (Bloomingdale)
    • Open at 11a
  • Solly’s (U St)
    • $15 fish fry from Sloppy Mamma’s starts at 3p
  • TaKorean (multiple locations)
    • $3 draft beers starting at 11a
  • Beuchert’s Saloon (Cap Hill/Eastern Market)
    • open at 11a
    • HH all day
  • District Winery/Ana (Navy Yard)
    • 1/2 price wine tastings
    • all-day HH
  • The Queen Vic (H St)
    • open at 11a today
  • The Star & Shamrock (H St)
    • open at 1p
  • City Tap House (PQ & Dupont)
    • HH all day long (inc. $7 cookie dough smahs)
  • Anxo (Brightwood Park/Petworth)
    • open at 1p, 4p kitchen
  • Cafe Berlin (Cap Hill)
    • open at Noon
    • $10 liters of Warsteiner Pils all day
  • Bar Pilar (Logan Circle)
    • ramen starts at 3p
    • Extended HH
  • Tyber Creek (Bloomingdale)
    • open at 3:30
    • extended HH
  • The Dirty Goose (U St)
    • open at 1p
  • Hill Country (Chinatown/PQ)
    • $2 Genesee Brewery Cream Ales and Happy Hour all day
  • The Public Option (Woodridge)
    • open at 2p
  • Bourbon (AdMo)
    • Open at noon today with
    • HH till 7, reserve whiskeywednesday half-price pours, $8 hot toddies, plus food specials
  • Player’s Club (Logan Circle)
    • open at 2p
    • . $2 Off Beers/Ciders/Wines, $3 Well drinks til 7p
  • Capitol Lounge (Capitol Hill)
    • open at 11a
  • The Brighton (The Wharf)
    • Opening at 11a
    • $2 Off Wines $5 Well drinks til 7p
  • Martin’s (Georgetown)
    • full brunch/lunch 11a-4p
  • EatBar (Eastern Market)
    • open at 4p
    • $10 Stout + Shot snowday special
  • Bluejacket (Navy Yard)
    • open at 11a for normal hours
    • ½ price casks / $4 Bluejacket classics / $7 rittenhouse hot apple cider / $8 tater tot pie
  • Penn Commons (PQ/CHinatown)
    • all day HH drafts
  • El Camino (Bloomingdale)
    • open at noon
  • Purple Patch (Mt Pleasant)
    • open at 1p
    • $2 off cocktails and $5 drafts
  • The Pug (H St)
    • open at noon
  • Nellie’s (U St)
    • open at 1p
    • HH food and drink
  • Churchkey (Logan Circle)
    • open at 4p normal hours
    • “Tasters & Tots” special: any 2 tasters ($5/under) + an order of tots for $10.
  • La Jambe (Shaw)
    • open at noon
    • noon-2p wine HH
  • Rare Tavern (Downtown)
    • bloody Mary paired with a Miller High Life Pony and Wisconsin-style fried cheese curds for $12.
  • Red Derby (ColHi)
    • open at 3p
    • HH 3p-8p
  • Lost & Found (Shaw)
    • open at 2pm with HH running until 7p
  • The Black Squirrel (AdMo)
    • Open at noon
    • Full menu,
    • $5 Goose Island till 5p
  • J Paul’s (Georgetown)
    • open at 11a
    • all Day HH
    • $5 Craft Drafts $5 Rail Drinks $5 House Wine
  • Acadiana (Chinatown/PQ)
    • $5 HH all day
  • The Partisan (PQ)
    • two $5 special wines all day
  • Hamilton’s (near Capitol Hill/Judiciary Square)
    • open at 11a
    • $1 PBRs and $1 Miller High Life’s
  • Union Pub (Capitol Hill)
    • open at 11a
    • All day: $4 rails / $5 Dominion Oak Barrel Stout / $14 Old Style buckets
    • 5pm-close: $4 select bourbons / $4 Belgian bottles  / $12.50 Bud Light pitchers
  • The Good Silver (ColHi)
    • open at noon
  • Joe’s (Downtown)
    • Extended cocktail hour in Banking Hall 11:30a-6:30p: Half-price signature cocktails, wines by the glass, draft beers and oysters on the half-shell
  • Joselito (Eastern Market)
    • All Day Hemingway Hour at Bar ($6 dollar tapas and libations at the bar, as well as 20 percent off the regular menu at the bar)
  • Mellow Mushroom (AdMo)
    • $5 cheese pizza till 3p
  • Showtime (Bloomingdale)
    • open at 1p

Spots Normal Hours/Specials to Check Out

  • Duke’s Grocery (Dupont)
    • $5 HH from Noon-7p
  • Duke’s Counter (AdMo)
    • $5 HH from Noon-7p (all 8 draft beers, wines and rail liquors too)
  • The Royal (Ledroit)
    • Open all day
    • HH starts at 3p
  • Glen’s (Dupont & Shaw)
    • always open at 8a (10a in Shaw) for $4 beers
  • Lou’s City Bar (ColHi)
    • open at 11a
    • BOGO till 7p
  • Shop Made in DC (Dupont)
    • HH starts at 11:30a
  • DC City Smokehouse (Bloomingdale)
    • open at 11a
  • Across the Pond (Dupont)
    • open all day, for lunch, happy hour and dinner:
    • Happy Hour, 4-8 pm, including $5 apps and $3 Pilsner
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Where to Watch March Madness in DC – 2018

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March Madness is upon us, and it does not get better than Thursday and Friday for the first round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. See TV schedule and bracket here. I’ve highlighted all the sports bars, which are your best bets to have an atmosphere, and specials. I’ll be taking off the afternoon once again, like I’ve done every year I’ve worked. Email/Tweet at me if you wanna meet up if your friends aren’t. Saturday is St. Paddy’s Day, so be forewarned

Dupont Circle

  • Public Bar
    • showing every game
    • TBD food/drink specials
  • Buffalo Billiards
    • $22 buckets of 16 oz. Bud Light/Coors Light / $6 Captain Morgan
  • Lucky Bar
    • doors open at 2p
  • Across the Pond
    • Specials during games Thurs-Fri, & Sun
    • $5 apps
    • $4 house pilsner, $5 Carlsberg; $9 Modelo & Jameson shot combo; $10 PBR & Jameson shot combo
    • HH specials 4-8p
  • City Tap House
    • Special $5 pint special throughout tourney

Adams Morgan

  • Ventnor Sports Cafe
    • open at 11a Thurs & Fri
    • $5 tall boys of select beer every game  / $5 green beer & discount pitchers Sat 
    • Skyline Chili-style Coney dogs during Cincy games
  • Jack Rose
    • Courtside Rooftop HH
    • Opens at 5p
    • 5 Pints, $7 Punch and $9 Whisk(e)ys
    • 4-5 TVs

U Street / Shaw / Logan Circle / Bloomingdale

  • Franklin Hall
    • open at noon
    • $3 Narragansett pints / $8 Narragansett Liter Mugs for all games
  • Duffy’s
    • $5 pints of green beer starting March 14th
  • Nellie’s Sports Bar
    • open at 11a
    • $4 Miller lite bottles during games
  • Stoney’s
    • discount drafts ($4-6 Bud Light or Vienna Lager) / $12 Bud Light pitcher / $15 Shock Top pitcher / $20 Vienna Lager pitcher / $5 shots
    • $5 grilled cheese / $7 super grilled cheese during games
  • Exile’s
    • Opens at 2p Fri for extra-long HH
  • Solly’s
    • Open at noon Thurs-Sat for tourney
  • Ivy & Coney
    • Open at Noon
    • HH till 7p ($2 Stroh’s, $4 Combos)
  • Player’s Club
    • Open at Noon
  • The Pub and the People
    • Open for lunch at 11a

Chinatown / Penn Quarter

  • Penn Social
    • doors open at noon
    • $4 Miller Lite, $4 Blue Moon, and $5 Devil’s Backbone
  • Penn Quarter Sports Tavern
    • HH 4-7p
    • 1/2 price nachos on Thurs at 7:30p
  • Whiskey Diner
    • drink specials during all games
  • Hill Country
    • During games, $9 pitchers of Genessee Cream Ale any time game on
  • Penn Commons
    • open at 11a
    • HH starts at 4p
    • HH all the time if you wear team gear for any A-10, Big 10 or ACC game
    • beer madness bracket
  • Rocket Bar
    • doors open at 4p
    • $4 16 oz. Dos Equis cans during all games
  • The Partisan
    • Meat Madness available after 5p (32 types of charcuterie)
    • 2 TVs
  • City Tap House
    • Special $5 pint special throughout tourney

Columbia Heights / Petworth

  • Lou’s City Bar
    • BOGO HH kicks off 11:30a-7p
    • 10 lunch items for under $10 ready in 10 minutes
    • 23 TVs

Capitol Hill/Navy Yard/The Wharf/H Street/Ivy City

  • The Ugly Mug
    • open at 11a
    • specials
    • live bands at 9:30 Fri & Sat night
  • Union Pub
    • $15 Bud/Bud Light Buckets / $14 Bud Light Pitchers / $5 Goose Island IPA drafts / $5 rails
    • all day on gamedays
  • Dirty Water
    • open at 11a
    • $24 Budweiser tubes / $28 8 Bud Light bottle buckets
  • Finn McCool’s
    • open at 11a Thu-Fri & Sun; 9a Sat
    • $4 Heineken draft / $18 Heineken buckets during games (except Sat.)
    • food specials as well except Sat.
    • 4 122 inch project screens, 12 60″ TV
  • Dock FC
    • all games
  • Star & Shamrock
    • open at noon (Bullfrog Bagels available)
  • The Brig
    • open at noon
    • 10 TVs
    • HH 3-7p $6 Half Liters | $11 Liters on selected beer / $4 Tall Boy 16oz. Can
      Natty Boh, PBR / $5 Besos Del Sol White Sangria / ​$4 Bavarian Pretzel with beer cheese
  • The Brighton
    • open at 11a
    • drink specials if you wear alumni/team gear

Cleveland Park/NW DC

  •  Jake’s
    • downstairs open Wed-Sat for games
  • Millie’s
    • food specials /prizes
    • $5 Cisco drafts all tournament long

Downtown/West End

  • Bottom Line
    • open at 11a
  • Blackfinn
    • open at 11a
  • Old Ebbitt Grill
    • open at 7:30a or 8:30a
  • Union Trust Bar
    • open at noon
  • Stoney’s on L
    • open at 11a
    • Pigpile Totchos $10, 20-wing platter for $18, Nachos $8
    • $4 Stoney’s Drafts, $12 Bud Light Pitchers

#Windmageddon DC Bar/Restaurant Specials

Since OPM has shut down the federal government due to sustained 35 MPH winds and 60 MPH gusts, some bars have decided to (recklessly or not?) open earlier than usual with bar specials. Also a good day to get reps in for watching March Madness (Big 10 is playing a week earlier and two games start at noon on BTN).

Here’s a running list as Barred in DC now has the day off:

Specials:

  • DC Reynolds (Park View / Petworth)
    • Open at 1p for BOGO till 9p
    • Showing Gone with the Wind (possibly other Scarlett O’Hara movies)
  • Reliable Tavern (Park View / Petworth)
    • Open at noon
    • $8 Old Fashioneds and HH till 7p
  • Homestead (Petworth)
    • Open at noon
    • HH 3-7 and 10-12am. $5 Drafts and Rails
  • Ivy & Coney (Shaw)
    • open at noon
    • $2 Stroh’s till 7p
    • good spot to watch Big Ten games (both Michigan schools in doubleheader)
  • Hellbender (NW DC)
    • Open at 2pm today.
    • 10 beers on tap, $5 pours till 9p closing
  • Southern Hospitality (AdMo)
    • HH 11:30a-8p – $5 select drafts, $5 wines by the glass, $5 rail drinks
  • The Pug (H St)
    • opens at 1p

Spots Normally Open to Check Out

  • Duke’s Grocery (Dupont)
    • $5 HH from Noon-7p
  • Duke’s Counter (AdMo)
    • $5 HH from Noon-7p
  • Bluejacket (Navy Yard)
    • Pick up cans of Lost Weekend IPA starting at noon
  • Boundary Stone (Bloomingdale)
    • Open like usual on Fridays
  • Pearl Dive (14th / Logan Circle)
    • Brunch,
    • $20 bottomless option available
  • Cafe Saint-Ex (14th / Logan Circle)
    • Brunch
    • 1st mimosa is $10, every one after is $20
  • DC Harvest (H St)
    • Brunch
    • $20 (mimosas); $25 (bloodies) bottomless options
  • The Royal (Ledroit)
    • Open all day
    • HH starts at 3p

Barred in DC Five Year Anniversary Party – Union Trust – Tuesday March 6th

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To mark, if not celebrate, a half decade of ignominy since Barred in DC was officially launched on March 6, 2013, a happy hour (and longer) celebration will be held at Union Trust Bar (740 15th Street, NW, south of H, next to Joe’s Stone Crab) next Tuesday, March 6th, with festivities kicking off at 5:30p and lasting till late, in case you don’t get out of work early. If you haven’t heard or been, Union Trust is the new spot that opened downtown in late November from Tony and Solly, the guys (“bar impresarios” is too strong) behind beloved/terrible bars The Pug and Solly’s, respectively, as well as Brookland’s Finest.

After 240+ blog posts, 260,000 hits (literally half of of that on 4 boxing posts, rest bots and family members probably, though my parents still don’t know about this thing), a whopping $220 in net ad revenue, 14,400 tweets, and (improbably) nearly 4,200 Twitter followers, it makes some sense to commemorate Barred in DC’s “contribution” to DC bar news and life as well as thank the many of you followers who have interacted with the blog and Twitter account, which makes it so worthwhile.

Reasons to come (bulleted of course):

  • Happy hour specials ($5 draft beers, prosecco, wines and Jameson) till 7p
  • Pizza (come early, limited supplies til it runs out; see above low ad revenue)
  • A prize drawing or two
  • Pitch your story idea
  • A bunch of more important reasons
  • Meet Barred in DC (updated photo below)
Not Barred in DC, but he’s an Indian dude, so probably close enough

2018 #TrumpShutdown #SchumerShutdown DC Bar #Shutdownspecials

 

Finn McCool’s is one of several establishments extending HH all day for feds

If you were around in DC in October 2013, the one upside of the government shutdown (using both hashtags for the hits, sorry not sorry) is the DC bar specials. Unlike last time, however, the shutdown started Saturday at midnight and may very well be resolved by Monday, lessening the fun (Oct 1, 2013 was one of the great day drinking days in my decade plus in DC). Still, here’s some specials (h/t my own social media research plus WCP, Washingtonian, DC After Five , Eater – food specials in those links):

Federal ID Required:

H Street

  • The Queen Vic
    • 30% off drafts
  • Granville Moore’s
    • 30% off drafts
  • Little Miss Whiskey’s
    • $5 rail drinks and $5 tallboys of Bitburger Pilsner and Benediktiner Helles
  • The Pug
    • 30% discount
    • open at noon Monday
  • Church & State
    • 20% off

Capitol Hill/Barracks Row/Navy Yard

  • Capitol Lounge  (BTW the “No Politics” thing is fake news)
    • $5 specialty themed cocktails (Vodka Martini, Sparkling wine/peach schnapps/cranberry, Cider/Fireball, Banana rum/pineapple &cranberry soda, Jack/Frui punch/soda, Bourbon/soda, Natty Boh + shot of tequila
  • Finn McCool’s
    • HH all day/night
      • $4 New Belgium/Blue Moon/Coors Light/Miller Light/Peroni/Yuengling drafts/rails/house wine; $10 draft+Fireball/Irish Car Bomb
      • $6 tenders/wings/pretzels/steak & cheese egg rolls
  • Hawk ‘n’ Dove
    • HH all day/night
      • $4 Coors Light/Corona/Miller Lite bottles; $5 Miller Lite/Yuengling/Peroni/Blue Moon drafts; $7 Dirty Blonde (1/2 Guinness Blonde + 1/2 Guinness Stout; $5-6 wine; $7 specialty cocktails
  • Lola’s
    • HH all day/night
      • $5 house wine/select beer/rails
  • Ophelia’s Fish House
    • HH all day/night
      • $1 off bottled beer; $5 wine/rails
  • Tio Javier
    • HH all day/night
      • $5 margaritas/sangria/rails/house/select drafts
      • $5-7 bites
  • Willie’s Brew
    • HH all day/night
      • $4 PBR can; $5 select drafts/wine/rails
      • $5-8 bites
  • Wisdom
    • HH all night
      • $2 off house infused G&Ts, $1 off cider/beer/wine/winter warmer, $6 rails
  • The Brig
    • $1 off liters

Penn Quarter/Chinatown

  • Carmine’s
    • HH all day in bar (plus free meatball w/ HH food purchase)
      • $5 Peroni; $5 Trebbiano; $5 Montepulciano; $7 Aperol Fizz; $7 Frozen Cosmo; $7 Frozen Margarita; $5-$8 Bar Food

Dupont

  • Glen’s Garden Market
    • 1st beer free
    • $4 beers everyday

Petworth

  • Hank’s Cocktail Bar
    • HH food/drink
      • $5 narragansett lager/ daily punch/select drafts/bourbon old fashioned/classic champagne cocktail; $6 rotating house wine/americano; $1 off small plates
    • $9 Hot Toddies

AdMo

  • Federalist Pig
    • $3 Narragansett

Shaw/14th

  • Glen’s Garden Market
    • 1st beer free
    • $4 beers everyday
  • The Bird
    • $8 Korean Wings + Draft Beer during HH (Sat 3-6p, Sun 5-7p (all night in bar), M-Th 5-7p, F 4-7p)
  • Cork Wine Bar & Market (Logan Circle)
    • HH on wine all day
    • 10% off at Market

Misc

  • DC Brau (NE)
    • 50% after 10a
  • Jackie Lee’s (Brightwood)
    • HH all day
      • $1 off drinks

Everyone:

  • Union Pub (Cap Hill)
    • $4 rails (inc. shots)
    • $10 buckets of Macho Muchachos & $14 buckets of Old Style
    • Mon – BOTTOMLESS Mimosas & Bloody Marys on Monday, Jan. 22nd, 11:30 am-3:00 pm for $16.99.
  • Bourbon (AdMo)
    • daily special (e.g. Sat 1/20: $10 Classics — Manhattans, Old-Fashioneds, Sazeracs all night)
  • Logan Tavern (Logan Circle)
    • $5 13-oz draft beers
    • HH all day/night at bar
  • Homestead (Petworth)
    • HH all day
      • includes $5 drafts
  • Dino’s Grotto (Shaw)
    • HH all night (unless Prez or Members of Congress)
      • $8 signature Drink/Negroni ; $6 wine/Bellini/spritz; $4 drafts; $5 antipasti; $10 charcuterie board; nightly special
  • Cafe Berlin (Cap Hill)
    • $10 liters of Warsteiner Pils
  • Nellie’s (U St)
    • open at 11a everyday
    • $4 Bloodies and Mimosas
  • Anxo (Shaw)
    • Open at 1p Mon
  • DC Reynolds (Park View)
    • Monday BOGO HH 11a-9p (instead of 5p)
  • Duke’s Grocery (Dupont)
    • Normal great $5 HH Noon-7p M-F
  • Duke’s Counter (Woodley Park/Zoo)
    • Normal great $5 HH Noon-7p
  • Roofer’s Union (AdMo)
    • $6 specialty cocktails (Trumpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall & Orange Toddler)
  • Shaw’s Tavern (Shaw)
    • Mon – 11a-3p 2 hour $15 bottomless mimosas available
    • Tues – 1/2 price burgers/pizzas  all day; $5 house wine/Sam Adams 11a-11p
  • Satellite Room (U St/Shaw)
    • Sunday night – $2 rails & select drafts all night
  • Chaplin’s (Shaw)
    • opening at noon on Monday! Specials on champagne, frozen drinks and usual bloodies until 4, then our spectacular happy hour 4-7pm

Spots to Go Monday Morning When You’re Finished With Your “Orderly Shutdown” Because They’re Open

  • Old Ebbitt (Downtown)
  • Tune Inn (Cap Hill)
  • Ted’s Bulletin (Logan/Barracks Row)
  • Most Hotel Bars

Where to Ring in 2018 – DC Bars – New Year’s Eve Guide (12/31/17)


[Edit: this is the December 31, 2017 edition. For parties on December 31, 2018 through morning of January 1, 2019, check out this link.]

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

Where to Watch Mayweather v. McGregor in DC


Two years after the Fight of the Century (Mayweather v. Pacquiao), the next Fight of the Century is coming to Vegas and bars across America on Saturday August 26th.  That night, Floyd Mayweather fights MMA/UFC star Conor McGregor in a clash of two fighting styles (literally). Once again, many folks in DC will be deciding not to pay the $100 for Pay-Per-View and instead go to one of the bars listed below. This post will be continually updated as bars announce plans, add details (including covers), etc. FYI-bars aren’t making a lot of money on the cover; typically bars must pay around $30/person based on max occupancy.

Dupont/Midtown

[In a surprise, Buffalo Billiards confirmed on 8/22 that they are NOT showing the fight. Ventnor Sports isn’t either]

  • Sauf Haus
    • $25 gen admission (inc. one 1/2 liter or mixed drink) 8p-1a
    • Options for reserved seating/tables (low as $25 for reserved barstool in 2nd floor bar
    • DJs before/after show
    • $15 pre-party 5-8p
  • Barcode
    • $10 until 8/23; $20 after 8/24; TBD at door
    • party starts at 9p
    • table reservations for $500 for 6-8 guests, include 2 bottles of liquor
    • full menu available till midnight
  • James Hoban’s
    • $25 cover
    • Select $5 drafts
    • Irish bar
  • Parlay
    • $20(?) cover
    • doors open at 7p
    • e-mail parlaydc@gmail.com for reservations for tables
  • Public Bar
    • $25 general admission/$30 at door
    • $125 reserved stools (includes $100 worth of food/drink)
    • Options for reserved tables range from $65-75/person
    • Bottle service specials –  $300 – one bottle of Stoli and one bottle of Moët Ice Imperial $400 – two bottles of Stoli  $500 – two bottles of Stoli and a bottle of Moët Ice Imperial
    • E-mail events@publicbar.co
  • Dirty Bar
    • $30 cover (includes 1 drink)
    • free popcorn

Downtown/Chinatown/PQ

  • Fado Irish Bar
    • $30 advance / $40 at door
    • $50/each for VIP table
    • must arrive by 10p to guarantee entry
    • Irish bar
  • Archibald’s/Fast Eddie’s
    • $30 general admission starting at 7p
    • yes, this is a strip club
    • VIP reserved seating available
  • Proper 21
    • $30 general admission ($35 at door)
    • $40/person reserved table
  • The Park on 14th
    • FREE before 11p with RSVP 
    • $20 guaranteed no wait entry

Capitol Hill/Eastern Market/H Street/Navy Yard

  • The Ugly Mug
    • $25 cover at door
    • $40/each for reserved tables include 1 drink
      • options for groups of 2, 4, 8 and 10
  • Finn McCool’s
    • $20 cover at door (includes 1 draft beer)
    • doors open at 5p
    • Irish bar
  • The Haymaker Bar
    • $30 presale/$40 at door (includes 1 Bacardi drink)
    • $50/each for reserved seat at 5 seat table (includes 1 Bacardi drink)
  • The Big Stick
    • $20 cover
  • RedRocks H Street
    • No Cover
    • action starts at 9p, on all levels

Georgetown/Glover Park

  • RiRa Georgetown
    • $30 ($35 at door)
    • Doors open at 6p (pre-fights upstairs), entire bar at 8p
    • Irish bar
  • Mason Inn
    • $50 open bar (early bird 1st 25 tickets); $75 regular price
    • $20 admission only
    • party starts at 7p

Columbia Heights/Petworth/U Street/Brightwood

  • DC Reynolds
    • $20 cover (general admission, no seat guaranteed)
    • $25 reserved seating (min. 2 people, indoor tables for 2 or 4 people, (sold out) outdoor picnic tables for 6 people)
  • Lou’s City Bar
    • $20 advance / $25 cover at door
  • The Prospect
    • drink specials
    • Covers
      • 7-8p will be $20 for guys $10 for girls
      • 8-9p will be $25 guys $10 for girls
      • after 9pm, depends on the crowd
  • Deset Lounge (Ethiopian; in Brightwood)
    • $15 early bird (higher at door)
    • doors open at 7:30p

Northeast/Ivy City

Tenleytown

  • Tenley Bar & Grill
    • $20 cover (2nd floor standing room only)
    • $100 for reserved bar seat (plus $50 min food/drink spend) includes sparkling wine toast
    • reserved tables for 2-6 people ($100-125/person) include 1 or 2 bottles of liquor

Once again, Barred in DC is counting on tens of thousands of hits to chronicle DC bars showing the fights (the previous fight post still set a an-all time Barred in DC  record for hits with 40,000)