Photo of Txotx toss courtesy of Farrah Skeiky

If you’re running behind on making plans for New Year’s Eve because you were too busy unwrapping Alexa, these bars and restaurants have you covered whether you’re looking to spend minimal dough or $eeking $omething truly extravagant.


What: New Year’s Eve bash at Slash Run with punk and metal DJs, complimentary burgers, and an open bar (featuring more than 100 whiskies and 15 draft lines of beer)

Where: 201 Upshur St. NW

When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Cost: $50 with open bar, $5 cover without

Plan: No reservations

What: All You mexiCAN Drink at El Chucho with elote, endless tacos, and an open bar featuring margaritas, Tecate, and draft beers

Where: 3313 11th St. NW

When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Cost: $56.17

Plan: No reservations

What: “Warm Up” New Year’s Eve at Slipstream with discounted coffee drinks and cocktails

Where: 1333 14th St. NW

When: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cost: $20.17 for unlimited coffee and Champagne

Plan: No reservations


What: Four-course menu at Whaley’s with dishes such as caviar with blinis, braised pork belly, day boat scallops, and goat’s milk panna cotta. Complimentary Champagne toast at midnight

Where: 301 Water St. SE #115

When: 5 p.m. until late

Cost: $75 before tax and tip

Plan: Reservations accepted

What: A cocktail party at The Partisan with passed canapés, two complimentary drinks, and a Lambrusco toast at midnight

Where: 709 D St. NW

When: Starting at 9 p.m.

Cost: $65

Plan: Reservations accepted, call (202) 524-5322


What: Four-course tasting menu at ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar with shrimp cocktail, salt cod stew, Iberian pork shoulder, and cheesecake. Then ring in the New Year with a free Txotx (Basque cider) on the restaurant’s patio.

Where: 300 Florida Ave. NW

When: Dinner hours

Cost: $65 tasting menu + $30 cider pairings =$95

Plan: Reservations accepted

What: Five-course meal plus a midnight Champagne toast at Lupo Verde with dishes like Swiss chard and bresaola-stuffed raviolo and coffee-crusted lamb loin

Where: 1401 T St. NW

When: 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Cost: $90 before tax and tip

Plan: Reservations accepted

What: Mexican Cantina New Year’s Eve party at Espita Mezcaleria with an open bar (cocktails, wine, beer, 10 mezcal options, and a Champagne toast at midnight), snacks, DJs, and dancing

Where: 1250 9th St. NW

When: Starting at 10 p.m.

Cost: $100 after 10 p.m. or $50 after midnight, all-inclusive

Plan: Reservations not necessary 

What: All-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink New Year’s Eve party at Maketto with a Champagne and pizza toast at midnight, DJs, and other surprises

Where: 1351 H St. NE

When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Cost: $100

Plan: Reservations accepted 

What: “Bubbly at Béarnaise featuring a four-course menu (tempura langoustine, olive oil poached monkfish) with Champagne pairings 

Where: 315 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

When: Two seatings, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

Cost: $125 with Champagne pairings before tax and tip

Plan: Reservations accepted


What: New Year’s Eve party in the upstairs lounge at The Shaw Bijou with passed canapés, food, cocktails, wine, and a Champagne toast 

Where: 1544 9th St. NW

When: Starting at 9:15 p.m.

Cost: $150 all inclusive

Plan: Reservations required 

What: Cocktails, a tasting menu with beverage pairings, and Champagne at Himitsu

Where: 828 Upshur St. NW

When: Two seatings 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Cost: $150 all inclusive 

Plan: Reservations accepted, e-mail

What: New Year’s Eve party in Blue Duck Tavern’slounge where there will be an open bar with Champagne and specialty cocktails, small plates, dessert, and live music

Where: 1201 24th St. NW

When: from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Cost: $257 all inclusive 

Plan: Reservations required