The Best Spots to Spend the New Year in the District

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New Year’s Eve is one of the most exciting nights of the year, particularly when you live in a city as energetic and stimulating as Washington, D.C. The District is overflowing with dinners, galas, parties, fireworks displays, concerts, and other gatherings to celebrate the end of 2018 and welcome 2019. There’s something for everyone this New Years, and we’re here to help you find the spot that’s right for you and your favorite party companions.

Themed New Year’s Events

90s New Year’s Eve Back in Da Day Bash — Ten Tigers Parlour is hosting a 90s-themed New Year’s bash set to the tune of your favorite music: Ace of Base, Backstreet Boys, Beastie Boys, Biggie Smalls, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Dr. Dre, MC Hammer, Nirvana, Sisqo, Snoop Dogg, Vanilla Ice, and more. The event features four party-filled rooms, a dance floor, expert sound systems, and champagne.

Bond Bash NYE at the Satellite Room — With its 60s-style décor, the Satellite Room’s two bars and VIP tables will have everyone feeling like they’re in the middle of a James Bond thriller. Attendees are encouraged to arrive in their best Bond-inspired attire, including Bond, Bond villains, and the Bond girls.

Living Room — Located in the heart of Logan Circle, D.C.’s newest hot spot is “delivering a high-intensity party to kick off your New Year in exhilarating style.” The event will include live music, drinks, dancing, a countdown to midnight, lounge access for VIP ticket holders, and more.

Southern Charm New Year’s Eve — “One of Washington, D.C.’s premiere restaurant and lounges, with a special New Year’s Eve tent and heated patio,” Southern Hospitality’s event will include two floors, two D.J.s, 10-plus VIP tables, a one-hour premium open bar and hors-d’oeuvre, party favors, a professional photographer, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight.

Balls, Galas, and Other Special Events

Dirty Habit New Year’s Eve 2019 — Hosted by Hotel Monaco’s Dirty Habit, a “thriving restaurant and bar” that is “anchored in expertly crafted cocktails, innovative social plates, edgy design, and a dramatic urban patio.” This five-hour party event includes a dinner before the party, an hour-long select premium bar, complimentary party favors, a live feed of the Times Square ball drop celebration, and a live D.J.

International Spy Museum New Year’s Eve — “Standing at the world’s epicenter of espionage,” this event features a top-shelf open bar, food, a champagne toast, music, a strolling magician, and other entertainment, all while surrounded by details from some of history’s most notorious agents. The event requires black tie or formal suits for men, and cocktail or evening gowns for women.

Passport to the World Gala — Held at the Embassy Suites Washington D.C., this New Year’s Eve party features more than 3,000 guests, live performances, an open bar, speed dating and/or dance lessons, multiple dancing and entertainment options, casino tables, tarot and palm readings, complimentary party favors, and a midnight ball drop and champagne toast.

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