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New Year’s Eve Guide 2015

New Year’s Eve Guide 2015

* The 2015 Guide is in alphabetical order by state, by venue. 

Featured Event

Big Night DC New Year’s Eve Gala
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. The biggest party in town features tons of open bars, 15 themed dance party areas, 10 dance floors, first-class cuisine, party favors and discounted hotel rooms. Some of the hottest party bands and DJs will be performing, including Go Go Gadget, The Rockets, Biz Markie, DJ Chris Styles and many more. Tickets start at $99 and will sell out. Doors open at 9 p.m., party ends at 3 a.m. Gaylord National Hotel & Resort: 201 Waterfront St., Oxon Hill, MD;www.bignightdc.com  

District of Columbia

NYE at 51st State
NW, DC. 51st State Tavern will have a DJ, party favors, champagne toast, and $4.50 Yuengling all night long. There will also be complimentary hors d’oeuvres. No cover. 51st State Tavern: 2512 L St., NW; www.51ststatetavern.com

New Year’s Eve with Dale and the ZDubs
NW, DC. Are you ready for New Year’s? Acre 121 is! Party like it’s 2016 with an amazing live show from rock/reggae powerhouse band Dale and the ZDubs starting at 10 p.m.! The $10 cover gets you access to the night-long dance party with complimentary champagne toasts at midnight and all night drinks specials, including $6 champagne cocktails and $5 holiday drafts. Reservations are available so book today. Acre 121:1400 Irving St. NW, DC; www.acre121.com

Year’s Eve Celebration
NW, DC. Celebrate NYE at Beacon Bar & Grill with a four-course dinner featuring multiple entree choices, a DJ, champagne and festive cocktails available as well. Book your space at www.BBGwdc.com. Tickets are $59 a person. Beacon Bar & Grill: 17th And Rhode Island Ave. NW, DC; www.BBGwdc.com

Professionals in the City’s New Year’s Eve Passport to the World Gala
NW, DC. Each year, more than 3,000 people attend this event sponsored by Pros In The City. Bring your friends, or come alone and meet new friends! There will be different color bracelets for singles and couples, so it is easy to see who is single and who is not. Event features live entertainment, delicious food and beverages, a great crowd of people with a wide variety of interests, and so much more. Tickets start at $149, doors open at 9 p.m. Capital Hilton: 1001 16th St. NW, DC; www.prosinthecity.com

Willy Wonka’s NYE Chocolate Factory
NW, DC. DC9 has NYE covered with Willy Wonka’s NYE Chocolate Factory. Enjoy four hours of premium open bar, Times Square viewing on the big screen, champagne toasts and hats and noisemakers. There will also be two floors of DJs and a raffle to win prizes including free tickets to every show at DC9 in 2016. Tickets start at $55, doors open at 10 p.m. DC9 Nightclub: 1940 9th St. NW, DC; www.dcnine.com

New Year’s Bash
NW, DC. At Fado this New Year’s Eve you are Irish, everywhere else you are just drunk. Ring in the New Year with live music, champagne toasts and more. Tickets start at $10, event starts at 9pm. Fado Irish Pub: 808 7th St. NW, DC; www.fadoirishpub.com/washington 

#RiverBash2016
NW, DC. Nick’s Riverside Grill and Tony and Joe’s have the best New Year’s Party in Washington DC. They offer live music, DJs, appetizers, top shelf open bars and a heated outdoor tent with outside bars. There is plenty of room for everyone. The best part is that it’s all-inclusive starting at just $90 per ticket. Groups of 10 or more get $10 off per ticket. Doors open at 9 p.m. Georgetown Waterfront: 3000/3050 K St. NW, DC;www.tonyandjoes.com

Pimps of Joytime 2-Night NYE Run
NW, DC. Anyone familiar with the Pimps of Joytime live experience knows the feeling when a deep bluesy groove morphs into a full-on EDM dance beat, or the sensation when the wide-eyed audience collectively elevates in sync with the band’s tangible energy. Don’t miss out on this two-night run for NYE. Tickets start at $30, show starts at 9 p.m. Gypsy Sally’s: 3401 K St. NW, DC; www.gypsysallys.com

NYE Velvet Rope 2016
NW, DC. Velvet Rope is your chance to be a celebrity and walk the Red Carpet at “the Embassy of Rock.” Event features premium open bar till midnight, unlimited party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, VIP balcony options with a personal waitress. Tickets start at $40 a person, event starts at 9:30 p.m. Hardrock Cafe: 999 E St. NW, DC; www.nyevelvetrope.com

New Year’s Eve 2016: Masquerade Ball at Howard Theatre
NW, DC. Join DC’s chic celebrants at Howard Theatre this New Year’s Eve. Couples tickets start at $80 and Include two tickets, a complimentary masquerade mask and early entry. Regular rickets start at $60 all of the above for one person. VIP bottle service table packages are available as well. The full dinner menu will be available as well. Doors open at 8 p.m. The Howard Theatre: 620 T St. NW, DC; www.thehowardtheatre.com

NEW YEAR’S EVE 2016 BASH!
NW, DC.  Ring in 2016 at Irish Whiskey Public House. Tickets start at $75 Premium and include a five hour open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight and dancing all night long.  Purchase your advanced tickets at Irish Whiskey or online. Doors open at 9 p.m. Irish Whiskey Public House: 1207 19th St. NW, DC; www.irishwhiskeydc.com

NYE Social “Speakeasy Style”
NW, DC. Join Kelly’s as they transform a casual DC bar into a Prohibition style New Year’s Eve speakeasy complete with open bar until 1 a.m., beautiful event lighting, live music featuring 7Deadlies, a house DJ, hearty era-style starters such as Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers, Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip and much more. Tickets start at $69, party starts at 9 p.m. Kelly’s Irish Times: 14 F St. NW, DC; www.NYESocial.com

Bowls, Beers & Bubbly
NW, DC. Join Lou’s City Bar on New Year’s for a day and night of Bowls, Beers & Bubbly! They’ll have ALL the games on NYE including the College Football Playoffs in the Orange and Cotton Bowl, plus coverage of the Times Square 2015 countdown. Enjoy 22 ounce pints for $5 and champagne cocktails for $6 all day and night, plus a game day special on brats & tots for $10. Reserve your table now! No cover. Lou’s City Bar:1400 Irving St. NW, DC; www.louscitybar.com

New Year’s Eve Party @ Mad Fox Taproom
NW, DC. Join Mad Fox on NYE to celebrate another year of survival on this crazy planet! The first annual Mad Fox Taproom New Year’s Eve Party will be held at the brand new Glover Park location that features two floors, two bars, a dance floor and bar seating. Tickets start at $85 and include a gourmet appetizer buffet and a full premium open bar until 1 a.m. featuring timeless Mad Fox craft beers. There will be a DJ, party favors, champagne toast at midnight and a complimentary coat check. Doors open at 9 p.m. Mad Fox Taproom: 2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW, DC; www.eventbrite.com search Mad Fox NYE

11th Annual Masquerade Ball
NW, DC. The 11th Annual NYE Masquerade Ball will include a one hour open bar, MXDC catered appetizers, Miami’s own DJ Damion Daniel and a champagne toast at midnight. Masquerade masks will be provided but patrons are encouraged to bring their own as well. The Times Square ball drop will be broadcasted on all screens and music will play all night long. Tickets start at $35 and tables start at $200. Doors open at 9 p.m. MXDC: 600 14th St. NW, DC; www.dcnewyears.net

New Year’s Eve International Gala: A Cirque du 2016 International Celebration of Many Nations
NW, DC. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with top shelf open bar and food stations, ten international themed celebrations, all five of the Nationals racing presidents, multiple DJs and bands including Gonzo’s Nose. The event will also feature DC’s largest balloon drop and other surprises.  Tickets start at $112 and doors open at 8 p.m. Omni Shoreham Hotel: 2500 Calvert St. NW, DC; www.thingstodoDC.com

Back in the Day: 90’s New Year’s Eve Bash
NW, DC. Try something different this New Year’s Eve with the Back in the Day ‘90s themed celebration at Panache. Party like it’s 1999 as a DJ spins your favorite ‘90s jams like Jay-Z, Biggie and a little Britney. Tickets start at $30 and include an hour open bar and catered appetizers from 9 – 10 p.m., tables start at $500. Doors open at 9 p.m. Panache: 1725 Desales St. NW, DC; www.newyearsevedc90s.com

NYE at Recessions
NW, DC. Celebrate 2016 at Recessions where you can get too much for your money! Tickets start at $70 and include an open bar with top self liquors and a delicious food buffet. There will be karaoke, dancing in a laid back atmosphere with a free champagne toast at midnight and free party favors. Doors at 9 p.m., group rates available. Recessions: 1823 L St. NW, DC; www.recessionsdc.com

NYE 1980s Throwback Thursday at RFD
NW, DC. Ring in the New Year at RFD 1980s style! Get your swatch watches and spandex on and come party like it’s the ‘80s. No cover, ‘80s drinks, Miller High Life Champagne Toast and classic ‘80s cuisine. ‘80s movies on the tube and all the hits playing on the speakers! RFD will show you why the 1980s won’t be like the 1980s anymore!!! RFD: 810 7th St. NW, DC; www.lovethebeer.com

New Year’s Eve Blowout 2016 at Rock & Roll Hotel
NE, DC. The Rock & Roll Hotel annual New Year’s Eve party is just around the corner! Rock & Roll Hotel is excited to announce some new additions to the party as well as three DJs. The party features all three floors, two massive dance floors with live DJs all night and an open bar. There will also be a photo booth and passed hors d’oeuvres from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Rock & Roll Hotel: 1353 H St. NE, DC; www.ticketfly.com search Rock & Roll Hotel

Prost! A New Year’s Eve Party
NW, DC. DJ Travis Skinner will spin dance music and local live band the Gunners Perry will play covers. Tickets start at $85 and include a full open bar all night long, access to the schnapps bar featuring rare German schnapps and fruit brandies and passed heavy hors d’oeuvres throughout the night. There will be a midnight champagne toast and passed pastries. There will also be a late night snack provided by BonChon! Doors open at 9 p.m. Sauf Haus Bier Hall & Garten: 1216 18th St. NW, DC;www.prostnyeparty.eventbrite.com

New Year’s Eve 2016 at Scarlet Oak: Bliss
SE, DC. Bliss NYE finds a new home at the brand new Scarlet Oak in booming Navy Yard (just a stone’s throw from Nationals Park). Enjoy a one-hour open bar and Scarlet Oak catered appetizers in this upscale venue. Dance to the hottest beats provided by DJ Lil Deville. This is Scarlet Oak’s first New Year’s Eve, so it will be an epic night. Tickets start at $32 and doors open at 9:30 p.m. Scarlet Oak: 909 New Jersey Ave. SE, DC;www.newyearsdc.net

New Year’s Eve at Southern Hospitality – A New Day
NW, DC. A New Day returns to Southern Hospitality for the ultimate New Year’s Eve throw down. Enjoy a one hour open bar and appetizers on two floors with two of DC’s hottest DJs. Add a heated outdoor tented patio to the mix, and you have one of DC’s best parties. Tickets start at $30, and tables start at $500 for 6 people. Doors open at 9 p.m. Southern Hospitality: 1815 Adams Mill Rd. NW, DC; www.newyearsevedcparty.com

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball
NW, DC. Don your favorite mask and embrace the mystery of the most unique venue in the world when you ring in the new year! Explore themed rooms and secret doors. Tickets start at $125 and include a DJ, chocolate fountain, kissing booth, treasure hunt, glass of champagne for midnight toast, plasma TVs and a cash bar. Get the celebration started early with New Year’s Eve Dinner too! Event begins at 10 p.m. The Mansion on O Street: 2020 O St. NW, DC; www.omansion.com/nyeball 

Grandiose NYE
NW, DC. The 3rd Annual Grandiose New Year’s Eve Gala features DJs Alizay and Jerome Baker. There will be a massive dance floor, roaming photographers, valet parking and a live TV feed from Times Square. Dress code is semi-formal. Tickets start at $65 and include complimentary passed hors d’ouevres and a complimentary midnight champagne toast. Event begins at 8 p.m. The W Hotel DC: 515 15th St. NW, D.C;www.GrandioseNYE.com

New Year’s Eve 2016 at Zengo: Destination Rio
NW, DC. Warm up your New Year’s Eve and travel to Destination Rio for a carnival style NYE bash! Enjoy one hour open bar and Zengo catered appetizers as you dance to the hottest international beats surrounded by festive carnival style New Year’s Eve decor. Tickets start at $30 and tables start at $200. Doors open at 9 p.m. Zengo: 781 Seventh St. NW, DC; www.zengonye.com

MARYLAND 

The Roaring Twenties Speakeasy NYE Party 2016
BETHESDA, MD. Celebrate 2016 at the Fourth Annual Roaring Twenties Speakeasy NYE Party! Tickets start at $129 and include five hours of open bar, extensive food stations, multiple themes, live music, games, a professional photographer, a movie theater, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Dress code is formal and doors open at 9 p.m. Doubletree by Hilton Bethesda: 8120 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD; www.bethesdaroaringtwenties.eventbrite.com 

Papadosio w/ Chon
SILVER SPRING, MD. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Papadosio at The Fillmore. Tickets start at $40. VIP tickets are available that include admission to a pre-show happy hour with members of Papadosio, reserved seating upstairs, a limited edition show poster created exclusively for this date and a buffet dinner. Show starts at 9 p.m. The Fillmore Silver Spring: 8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD; www.fillmoresilverspring.com 

New Year 2016 Countdown Extravaganza
BETHESDA, MD. Union Jack’s invites you to NEW YEAR 2016 COUNTDOWN EXTRAVAGANZA! You won’t want to miss this special night! Tickets start at $20. There will be a DJ, dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a champagne toast at midnight. There will also be midnight pool and darts. Dress to Impress! Event begins at 7 p.m. Union Jack’s Bethesda: 4915 St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda, MD; www.unionjacksbethesda.com

New Year 2016 Countdown Extravaganza
GAITHERSBURG, MD. Union Jack’s invites you to NEW YEAR 2016 COUNTDOWN EXTRAVAGANZA with the VIPs! You won’t want to miss this special night! Tickets start at $20. Event features live music by the VIPs, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast and midnight pool and darts. Dress to impress! Event begins at 7 p.m. Union Jack’s Rio/Gaithersburg; 9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD;www.unionjacksrio.com

VIRGINIA

‘80s Theme New Year’s Eve at The Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse
ARLINGTON, VA. Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Drafthouse for their ‘80s theme night. Watch New York’s Times Square celebration live on the theater screen while avoiding the hassle and expense of the city. This event sold out last year so buy early. There will be ‘80s  themed music with live DJ and party favors. Drinks and food sold a la carte. Tickets start at $15, event begins at 7:30 p.m. Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse: 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA; www.ArlingtonDrafthouse.com 

Celebrate New Year’s at Bilbo Baggins
ALEXANDRIA, VA. Celebrate your New Year’s Eve with a special a-la-carte menu featuring delicious appetizers and entrees, great wines and unusual beers. Space will fill up so reserve today at www.bilbobaggins.net Bilbo Baggins: 208 Queen St., Alexandria, VA; www.bilbobaggins.com

NYE at Celtic House
ARLINGTON, VA. Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2016 with two toasts and no cover charge! There will be an Irish toast at 7 p.m. and a U.S.A. at midnight. There will also be dinner specials all night long. Live music starts at 9:30pm! Celtic House: 2500 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA; www.celtichouse.net

Clarendon Ballroom 16th Annual NYE Gala
ARLINGTON, VA. Clarendon Ballroom is the place to spend NYE. This event historically sells out and tickets start at $65. Admission includes two levels of entertainment, dinner buffet, midnight champagne toast, balloon drop, party favors, four drink tickets, a late night hoagie station and live music from Liquid A and DJ Bobby Hash Doors. Dress code is fashionable and fabulous! Doors open at 8 p.m. Clarendon Ballroom: 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA; www.clarendonballroom.com

Sixth Annual New Year’s Eve Throw Down
ARLINGTON, VA. Celebrate 2016 at IOTA Club & Café with the sixth annual NYE Throw Down! There will be a cover free happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and live music from The Beanstalk Library with Uptown Boys Choir and The Backfields at 9 p.m.. Tickets start at $20 and include admission to the show, party favors, champagne toasts and special appetizers before 8 p.m. IOTA Club & Café: 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA;www.iotaclubandcafe.com

Mad Fox NYE Celebration 2016 with Tom Principato
FALLS CHURCH, VA. Ring in 2016 at Mad Fox Brewing with an evening featuring live music from award-winning Jazz guitarist Tom Principato and a special three course menu offered to revelers. Tickets start at $32.64 for the music and $80.12 for dinner and music. Both tickets include party favors and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 9 p.m. Mad Fox Brewing Company: 444 West Broad St., Falls Church, VA; www.eventbrite.com search Tom Principato

New Year’s Eve Celebration
ALEXANDRIA, VA. Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Murphy’s in Old Town. The fun starts at 6 p.m. with a three course meal and live music by Pat Carroll and Ronan Kavanagh. Tickets are $40 a person and include a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations are encouraged. Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub: 713 King St., Alexandria, VA;www.murphyspub.com

New Year’s Eve at O’Sullivan’s
ARLINGTON, VA. O’Sullivan’s is kicking off their celebrations with an Irish Toast at 7 p.m. (midnight Irish time). Live music starts at 9.30 p.m. with Willem Dicke playing all night long. At midnight there will be a champagne toast for everyone in the bar. No cover charge all night. O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub: 3207 Washington Blvd., Arlington VA; www.facebook.com/OSullivansArlington

Tortoise New Year’s
ARLINGTON, VA. Looking for something to do on NYE that isn’t fancy or disappointing? Head to the Tortoise & Hare for a fun night out with your friends at the place where you’ll always feel comfortable! Great music, champagne toast and party favors will be provided. There is a $20 cover. Tortoise & Hare Bar and Grille: 567 23rd St., Arlington, VA; www.hopincrawlout.com 

Whitlow’s New Year’s Eve Bash
ARLINGTON, VA. Spend your New Year’s Eve at Whitlow’s with live music from Back to Zero, a heavy appetizer buffet, coat check, and a midnight champagne toast. Event will sell out so secure your tickets now! Tickets start at $30 per person and doors open at 8 p.m. Whitlow’s On Wilson: 2854 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA 22201; www.whitlows.com