The Absolute Best New Years Eve Parties for 2020
Deciding how to spend the biggest party night of the year can be stressful. (BTW, if you’re looking for the lowest of the low-key New Years eve events, we’ve got you covered here.)
But if you’re looking for a plastered good time, we put together a list that’s sure to entertain, amaze, and help you rip and roar into the new year.
From fine drinks at The Dupont Circle Hotel to Gatsby-themed gatherings that will transport party-goers to an Art Deco-inspired, feather-wearing, jazz-swinging evening. Whatever you’re into, it’s time to rage. After all, it is the end of a decade. Kick off 2020 with a night as perfect as you envisioned.
New Year Foodies
NYE at 2941 Restaurant
Choose from the expertly curated three-course prix fixe menu for $125.
Holiday Hours TBD | 2941 Restaurant, 2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church, VA 22042
NYE at ambar
Celebrate NYE the Balkan way with unlimited food until 11:50 PM when sitting at the bar and unlimited drinks until 12:30 AM for $79.
Holiday Hours TBD | 523 8th St. SE, Washington, DC 20003
NYE at The Bombay Club
Join friends for a 3 course menu priced at $55. Second seating includes live piano music, midnight champagne toast, and the option for a 5 course menu for $85.
Holiday Hours TBD | 815 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006
NYE at Buena Vida
Have a fiesta this NYE and choose from 3 different seatings times. Choose to dine after 9 PM and enjoy $0.25 drink specials until 12:30 AM.
Holiday Hours TBD | 2900 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 2220
NYE at Emilie’s
Featuring four guest chefs, Chef Kevin Tien, and Emilie’s team, this reception style setting is working with a specialty beverage team that will curate a bountiful feast of small plates and midnight bubbly.
8:30 PM-12:30 AM | 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003
NYE at Kelly’s Irish Times
Get lucky this NYE and enjoy an open bar and appetizers for as low as $49.
9 PM–1:30 AM | Kelly’s Irish Times, 14 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
NYE at Le Diplomate
Immerse yourself with Parisian-style celebrations including burlesque performances, a roaming sketch artist, music, and a culinary presentation from Executive Chef Greg Lloyd.
9 PM-12 AM | 1601 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
NYE at Olivia DC
Enjoy a Shawarma Station at the Bar, live music, dancing, and more for $75.
Holiday Hours TBD | 800 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20004
NYE at The Occidental
Choose to celebrate NYE with a dining experience that combines old-world charm with modern culinary innovations at this four-course dinner for $85 and add an extra $40 to include expertly prepared wine pairings to each course that will enhance the evening’s festivities.
Seatings available until 11:30 PM | 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004
NYE at The Pembroke
Located in the newly renovated Dupont Circle Hotel, enjoy a pre-fixe menu for $125 followed by drinks and dancing at the adjacent Doyle Bar beginning at 10 PM.
Seatings available until 11:30 PM | 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Party Like Gatsby
5th Annual Prohibition NYE
The evening’s theme is Prohibition, but mixologists will be serving craft drinks and more for a “Roaring” good NYE.
9 PM-3 AM | 2100 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Brighton’s Great Gatsby Party
Ring in the new decade Gatsby-style. Premium tickets are available for $100 per person that includes a top-shelf open bar and buffet.
8 PM-3 AM | 949 Wharf St. SW, Washington, DC 20024
Capital Gatsby Black Tie NYE Gala
Try on your flapper gowns and dinner jackets to celebrate a century of decadence at this Great Gatsby themed celebration featuring a desert station, 5 hour premium open bar, and 1920’s style party favors for $174.
9 PM-2 AM | 1099 14th St. NW, Suite 101L, Washington, DC 20005
Gatsby NYE at Eden DC
Get dolled up in your swankiest attire and ring in the New Year Gatsby-style with 3 floors of entertainment, multiple bars, DJs, and more.
8 PM-4 AM | 1716 I St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
NYE 2020 at The Avenue
Celebrate NYE 2020 in the style of the fabulous, elaborate Roaring 20s. Purchase an Early Bird Ticket for $75.
9 PM-4 AM | 5540 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20015
Roaring 20s NYE at Blackfinn DC
A premium open bar and 1920s inspired cocktails help set the mood for this “Roaring” evening. Enjoy the photo station and midnight champagne toast at a party that would make Gatsby himself proud.
9 PM-1 AM | 1620 I St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
Roaring 2020s NYE at Village Brauhaus
Party like Gatsby in the Roaring ‘20s themed NYE to ring in the ‘20s of the new millennium.
9 PM–1 AM | 710 King St. Alexandria, VA 22314
Photo Credit: Blackfinn Ameripub DC
A Theme To Remember
15th Annual NYE Masquerade Ball at Umaya
Ring in the New Year in a luxe and elegant lounge in the heart of DC. This event will add mystery and intrigue to your NYE in all the best ways.
9:30 PM-3 AM | 733 10th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Bar Bao 2020 NYE Masquerade Ball
The 5th Annual NYE Masquerade Ball is the perfect opportunity to dress up and enjoy a VIP table that will kick-off 2020 with a bang.
8 PM-2 AM | 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Inspired by Marie-Hélène de Rothschild’s 1972 Illuminati Ball, this masked NYE affair is set at a secret location and requires an application only RSVP.
9 PM–4 AM | 1 Secret St. Washington, DC 20011
Tonic Unmasked 2020 NYE
Enjoy a free photo booth, DJs, three floors of music, dancing, bars, and more at this Masquerade Bash.
8 PM-2 AM | 2036 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20052
Decadence for Decades
1990s NYE at The Dupont Club
Spend NYE reliving the famous nightlife of New York City in the early 1900s. Dress up in black-tie attire and enjoy the “throw-back” celebration for $125 as a portion of proceeds go to the John F. Kennedy Center.
10 PM-1 AM | 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036
A Night at Studio 54 (70s/80s Disco)
Studio 54 was an iconic nightclub in NYC during the height of the disco era. This year, Culture House DC is recreating this glamorous venue for one night only. Tickets include a premium open bar, live 70/80’s cover band, and a room dedicated to the perfect Instagram shot.
9 PM-2 AM | 700 Delaware Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20024
That Big 80’s NYE Party
Party like it’s 1980 as DJ Marco plays the best of the 80’s at this tubular event.
9 PM-2 AM | 740 Water St. SW, Washington, DC 20024
90’s NYE Bash 2020
Dance into the new decade while listening to all of your favorite songs from an iconic decade – the 90s. This annual event is being held in a vintage-style nightclub that will be glammed up for NYE.
9 PM-3 AM | 2047 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Travel Through Space & Time
2nd Annual Midnight in Paris NYE
Celebrate at “Midnight in Paris” with multiple open bars, live entertainment and DJs help elevate this evening so guests feel as if they traveled to the City of Lights.
9 PM-1:30 AM | 88 District Square SW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20024
AfroCode DC NYE
Celebrate NYE like a character from a James Bond film and revel in the luxury of tailor made suits, elegant gowns, and plenty of champagne.
9 PM-4 AM | 1015 ½ 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Astrological New Year with City Tap Penn Quarter
It’s written in the stars that this NYE party will be a hit. For $50, enjoy a bar package and photo booth sponsored by Tito’s Vodka.
7 PM-12 AM | 901 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Bollywood Da’Bangg NYE
Experience a Bollywood NYE complete with belly dancers, premium bars, and spectacular specialty performances.
7:30 PM-4 AM | 2221 Adams Pl. NE, Washington, DC 20018
Moonshine Society’s NYE Speakeasy Party
Hosted at The Hamilton Loft, this exclusive NYE Speakeasy features a performance from Moonshine Society. This band offers their own rendition of soulful blues and rock-n-roll.
10 PM-1 AM | 600 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
NYE Bash at Archipelago
Escape the cold this NYE and feel transported to warmer climates. Relax with a Tiki Drink in hand and celebrate all good vibes at this event.
8 PM-2 AM | 1201 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Zanzibar Lights NYE 2020
Featuring live music with an upscale vibe, DJs will be playing the best hip hop and live Reggae in a building with glass walls that highlight a panoramic view of the city.
9 PM-2 AM | 1201 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
Gala-vant Into The New Year
7th Annual Grandiose NYE Gala
Take part in this memorable experience that features 2 ballrooms of entertainment, DJs, complimentary party favors, and more.
9 PM-2 AM | 2500 Calvert St. NW, Washington, DC 20008
18th Annual International Spy Gala
An upscale and elegant event that would make any spy jealous. Enjoy spy themed games, shaken martinis, and plenty of espionage and excitement for NYE.
9 PM-2 AM | 10 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20005
NYE 2020 at Saint Yves
This NYE Ball is a glamorous way to start the New Year in a beautiful venue that hosts an evening you won’t forget.
9 PM-4 AM | 1220 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036
NYE Passport to the World Gala
Don’t worry about finding a date this NYE when you can “Speed Date” with singles and have fun dancing and playing casino table games all evening. This event features tarot and palm readings, a late night comedian performance, and more.
9 PM-2 AM | 900 10th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Velvet Rope NYE 2020 Gala at the Hardrock Cafe
Live like a celebrity and walk the Red Carpet at “the Embassy of Rock” this NYE. This Gala includes 2 floors of 5-star entertainment, premium open bar, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and dessert stations.
9:30 PM-3 AM | 999 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20004
Happy Brew Year
4th Annual NYE Formal Kegger
For $70, Union Pub offers an “All You Can Drink” party with complimentary appetizers, jello shots, and “pour-your-own-beer” kegs.
8 PM-3 AM | 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002
Bluejacket’s NYE Bash
Prepared by Executive Chef David Testa and his culinary team, this event features an all-you-can-eat menu of sliders, seafood, and more. Tickets include access to an open bar with all of Bluejacket’s drafts and casks.
9:30 PM-2 AM | 300 Tingey St. SE, Washington, DC 20003
Chicken + Whiskey NYE
During the 4 hour open bar, this $99 ticket provides access to a selection of 55 Whiskeys along with other specialty cocktails, beer, wine, and more.
9 PM-1 AM | 1738 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Crimson NYE at Whiskey Bar
Toast to the New Year with your choice of Moët & Chandon or Old Forester Birthday Bourbon at midnight. Enjoy unparalleled views of downtown DC all evening at the Crimson View’s rooftop lounge that includes a top-shelf open bar, photo booth, and more.
9 PM-1 AM | 627 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
ChurchKey’s 2020 NYE Party
Enjoy a full selection craft beers, wines, and curated cocktails while viewing a live stream of the ball drop in Times Square.
9 PM-2 AM | 1337 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
Photo Credit: Nocturne Cocktail Bar
NYE Cocktails and Champagne at Nocturne
RSVP for a 2 hour, 4 cocktail experience with unlimited hors d’oeuvres at Nocturne with limited edition bubbly based cocktails for $65.
5:45 PM | 1932 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
NYE at 12 Stories
Enjoy the stunning panoramic views of DC’s skyline atop The Wharf’s InterContinental Hotel while dancing to music by DJ Andrew Hypes, tasting passed appetizers from 9-11 PM, and stopping by the Kettle One open bar from 8-10 PM for $120.
8 PM-2 AM | 75 District Sq. SW, Washington, DC 20024
NYE at Capitol Cider House
Enjoy a huge selection of local craft cider, beer, wine, and cocktails during a 4 hour open bar.
9 PM-1 AM | 3930 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20011
NYE at Duffy’s Irish Pub
Celebrate in a place known for a great local beer selection and Guinness on tap.
9 PM-1:30 AM | 1016 H St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
NYE at ENO Wine Bar
Whether you enjoy a glass of bubbly, a rich red, or winter white, this NYE event is packed with delicious drinks and all of your favorite midnight party favors and noise makers.
5 PM-1 AM | 2810 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007
NYE at Hill Prince
Ring in the New Year at a neighborhood bar in the heart of the Atlas District. Located in a historic row house, this intimate cocktail bar offers a combination of friendly service and late night spinning from house DJs.
7 PM-2:30 AM | 1337 H St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
NYE at Whiskey Charlie
Celebrate New Years in this intimate location at The Wharf featuring a top shelf open bar and more for $135.
8:30 PM-2 AM | 975 7th St. SW, Washington, DC 20024
The Sovereign’s NYE Soiree
Admissions provide unfettered access to 50 Sovereign drafts, special Belgian brew, and a traditional midnight toast.
9 PM-2 AM | 1206 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007
Black Cat NYE Ball
For $30, enjoy a tasting of the Black Cat’s special Red Room Punch and take part in an evening filled with non-stop music, pinball, and more.
8 PM-2 AM | 1811 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Black, White & Gold NYE Party at Brixton
Three floors of music, drinks, eats, and more including live entertainment. Purchase an advanced ticket for $25 that includes special pricing for themed cocktails and a courtesy champagne for a midnight’s toast.
8 PM-3 AM | 901 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Monochromatic 20/20: A NYE Celebration
Monochromatic (shades of one color) Dress Code Encouraged at this newly renovated venue in the heart of Adams Morgan.
9 PM-4 AM | 2473 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Test your luck at the Wheel of Shots or hit the slopes with the vodka luge presented by Tito’s Vodka at this premium nightclub NYE.
9 PM-1 AM | 1011 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
NYE 2020 at Opera Ultra Lounge DC
Enjoy unique entertaining experiences all night long including LED displays, music, and live performances that end with a midnight champagne toast.
9 PM-3 AM | 1400 I St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
NYE’s All Access Party Pass
Don’t settle for one party this NYE. Guests will gain access to Dirty Bar, Public Bar, and the official Joonbug after party at Living Room. Enjoy 5 hours of a premium open bar and hop to new locations all night.
8 PM-4 AM | 1900 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
NYE Blowout 2020
Rock out this NYE at the Rock & Roll Hotel with an all night open bar and 2 floors of entertainment.
8 PM | 1353 H St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
NYE at Abigail
Check out the newest nightlife gem in DC that includes complimentary Courvoisier signature cocktails and roaming photographers to capture this high-end event.
10 PM-3:30 AM | 1730 M St. NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20036
NYE at Brooklyn on U
Kick off 2020 with a 2 hour open bar, complimentary finger food from 9-11 PM, and three DJs making this event one of the most epic parties on U Street.
9 PM-3 AM | 1212 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
NYE at Cloak & Dagger
There’s no mystery that Cloak & Dagger offers a spectacular NYE evening filled with party favors, a complimentary midnight champagne toast, and more.
9 PM-4 AM | 1359 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
NYE at Gazuza
Presented by Hennessy VS, this NYE offers a variety of packages with the lowest costing $300 and includes 1 Premium Bottom, 1 House Champagne, and 1 Hookah for up to 4 guests.
5 PM-2 AM | 1629 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009
NYE at Grand Central
Pop the champagne and toast to the New Year with live DJs, party favors, and more.
9 PM–1:30 AM | 2447 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
NYE at Pure Lounge DC
Three DJs will have this party rocking straight into the next decade. VIP package available to make this an unforgettable evening.
6 PM-4 AM | 1326 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
NYE at The Bottom Line
For $60, rock into the New Year with an open bar, light hors d’oeuvres, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight.
10 PM-2 AM | 1716 I St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
NYE at The Gryphon
A classy and spectacular event with bottle service available. DJs will play premium soundtracks including Top 40, Hip-Hop, House, Pop, and Old School hits.
9 PM–4 AM | 1337 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036
NYE at Wild Days Hosted by Pete Rock
Start the New Year at this rooftop party featuring local DJs and special guest Pete Rock.
8 PM-3 AM | 1201 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
NYE on M Street
Bottle Packages range from “Diamond” to “Ozio,” which includes complimentary admission of up to 4 guests.
8 PM-3 AM | 1813 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Primetime NYE Bash 2020
Tickets to this event include 2 drink tickets, all you-can-enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and a complimentary midnight champagne toast for $40. Watch the Time Square Ball Drop on the giant projectors.
9 PM-2 AM | 11250 James Swart Circle, Fairfax, VA 22030
The 4 Hour Premium Open Bar
Hawthorne NYE 2020
Tickets to this NYE event includes 4 hours of a premium open bar, an appetizer buffet, and access to the evening’s “pre” and “post” party events.
9 PM-1 AM | 1336 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Mission Dupont NYE 2020
Last year was a sell out, so get your tickets early for an energetic evening including 4 hours of a premium open bar and access to “pre” and “post” parties.
9 PM-1 AM | 1606 20th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Mission Navy Yard NYE 2020
Tickets to the 2nd Annual NYE Party includes 4 hours of premium of an open bar, an appetizer buffet, DJ, and five bar areas for as low as $95.
9 PM-1 AM | 1221 Van St. SE, Washington, DC 20003
The Admiral’s Inaugural NYE Party
Tickets to this event include 4 hours of a premium open bar, appetizer buffet, DJ, party favors, and more.
9 PM-1 AM | 1 Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036
NYE at Allegory at Eaton
Allegory is serving swag, snacks, and champagne galore at this NYE event. Live music and “fancy” snacks merge the best of classy and fun events throughout the night.
9 PM-2 AM | 1201 K St. NW, #1, Washington, DC 20005
NYE at Cherry W Hotel
Experience a farm-to-flame concept dinner with a pre-fixe menu that is followed by a 9 PM cocktail hour to kick off the evening’s festivities.
5:30-11:30 PM | 515 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004
NYE at The Living Room DC
Grab an Early Bird Premium Open Bar Ticket for only $75 and celebrate with friends at a table of your choice. First come, first served.
10 PM-3 AM | 1008 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005
Ping in the New Year at Spin DC
This one-of-a-kind ping pong party boasts music, dancing, and more to help ring in the New Year.
9 PM-2 AM | 1332 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20045
Rosebar NYE 2020
Leave 2019 behind and celebrate NYE at Rosebar with a champagne toast at midnight and a night full of memories.
9 PM-4 AM | 1215 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Town Tavern NYE 2020
Starting with passed appetizers at 9 PM, start the New Year with a champagne toast while enjoying an evening of dancing to 90’s hits to today’s favorites.
8 PM-3 PM | 2323 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009