New Year’s Eve Events in DowntownDC


With the new year quickly approaching, it’s time to start deciding how to celebrate. From elegant soirees to pulsing club vibes, there is plenty to find in DowntownDC.

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  1. Seated Dinners

  2. Parties

Seated Dinners

Daikaya’s izakaya — the casual service serving Japanese comfort food on the second floor of the restaurant — will have a special five-course menu for New Year’s Eve. Options include tuna sashimi, scallop carpaccio, udon “cacio e pepe,” wagyu curry, and sesame budino.
5:00 to 11:00 p.m., December 31
705 6th Street NW

Truffles are nature’s most poetic expression of terroir, capable of ensnaring the senses and delighting the palate. Join Michelin-starred Fiola for its Truffle Tasting Menu and welcome 2023 with a focus on decadence and luxury. The La Tradizione five-course menu will also be available.
5:00 to 10:00 p.m., December 30 and 31
601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

The Henri
A festive prix-fixe menu awaits at The Henri to close 2022. Each guest will experience a variety of dishes, including king crab spring rolls, Hamachi crudo, Maryland crab bisque, and rotisserie-roasted venison loin. Finish the meal with a trio of cheeses or a decadent Belgian chocolate crunchy bar.
4:00 to 8:30 p.m., December 31
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Reserve your seat at the table to enjoy an evening of music, fun surprises, and a celebratory buffet of seafood, pasta, carved meats, and sumptuous desserts at L’Ardente, one of DowntownDC’s most celebrated new dining additions.
7:00 p.m., December 31
200 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Grazie Nonna
The chef of Grazie Nonna (Italian for “Thank you, Grandmother”) has developed a special menu that includes a prime New York strip steak for two and a wild mushroom pizza with fresh white truffles. Even Nonna will be impressed!
5:00 to 10:00 p.m., December 31
1100 15th Street NW

Minibar by José Andrés, a two-Michelin-starred restaurant, will host an intimate and decadent dinner. Stop in early for a rich chef’s tasting menu or reserve the later seating with the chef’s tasting menu plus welcoming the new year.
855 E Street NW
5:00 and 9:00 p.m., December 31

Opaline Bar & Brasserie
Ring in the new year the French way at Opaline Bar & Brasserie. A special menu will be available until midnight, and resident tunemeister DJ David will provide his best sounds as all say bienvenue to 2023!
4:00 p.m. to midnight, December 31
Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel, 806 15th Street NW

Via Sophia
This modern Italian restaurant in the Hamilton Hotel has a special holiday dining experience including duck confit, endive, quail, and grilled salmon.
4:00 to 11:30 p.m., December 31
Hamilton Hotel, 1001 14th Street NW


Award-winning cocktail bar Allegory is hosting an exclusive, limited-seat party that will feature two DJs, an open bar, food, and Champagne at midnight.
9:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., December 31
Eaton hotel, 1201 K Street NW

Dirty Habit
Dirty Habit’s New Year’s Eve gala will showcase all the glamour of this luxe venue, ideally situated in Penn Quarter. It pulsates with disarming twists and upscale touches that make for a mesmerizing night to remember. Enjoy the top Billboard hits of all time, indulgent dinner and dessert options, and a celebratory toast of bubbles as the party counts down to midnight.
9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., December 31
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, 555 8th Street NW

Hamilton Live
Ring in 2023 with a show from Rebirth Brass Band and The Beat Hotel along with a champagne toast at midnight.
7:30 p.m., December 31
600 14th Street NW

Hamilton Live, the Loft
For 30 years, Johnny and the Headhunters have played blues and rock and roll for enthusiastic audiences who love to dance. Ring in the new year with them in the Loft, upstairs of the Hamilton Live.
10:30 p.m., December 31
The Hamilton Live, The Loft, 600 14th Street

Howl at the Moon
A variety of packages await for the new year at Howl at the Moon, with an open bar, gourmet dinner, and live entertainment.
7:00 p.m. to midnight, December 31
900 7th Street NW

Dine, dance, and imbibe this New Year’s Eve with drinks and elevated food at Michele’s. There will be unlimited oysters, small bites, and bar food throughout the night, plus a DJ encouraging guests to groove into 2023 on a bright note.
9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., December 31
Eaton hotel, 1201 K Street NW

National Union Building
Drink the District hosts its Cocktail Countdown at the National Union Building. An open bar, a dance floor, DJs, and plenty to eat will make up this festive party before the Champagne toast at midnight.
9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., December 31
918 F Street NW

The Park at 14th
Enter a multilevel emporium full of beautiful décor and guests in impressive attire to find bottles, electrifying energy, and party favors to celebrate the new year.
8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., December 31
920 14th Street NW

Proper 21K
Start New Year’s Eve with something sparkling from the five-hour premium open bar while savoring light party fare in the early evening. You’ll have everything you need to amplify the mood, so get ready to hit the dance floor as the DJ spins top 40, hip-hop, house, and mashups. Then grab a complimentary glass of champagne and join in a roaring live countdown at midnight.
9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., December 31
1319 F Street NW

Eat, drink, and play at this New Year’s Eve party. General admission entry gets you one round of play. Festive attire is encouraged, and a DJ will keep the energy going all night.
9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
800 F Street NW

Experience the sixth-annual D.C. Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration, a large, upscale event at the Soundcheck club and lounge. Two DJs will fill the large dance floor with epic sounds all night.
10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., December 31
1420 K Street NW

Umaya Izakaya
The 15th National New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball moves to the elegant and luxe restaurant and lounge of Umaya. Guests will enjoy a complimentary hour of cocktails and Japanese Izakaya-inspired passed hors d’oeuvres from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m., with a midnight champagne toast to follow, all while Miami’s DJ Q spins the best in upbeat music. Complimentary masquerade masks and party favors will be provided for the live countdown as live feeds from New York’s Times Square play in the background on all screens throughout the venue.
9:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., December 31
733 10th Street NW

VUE Rooftop
Ring in the new year at the Hotel Washington’s exclusive 11th-floor VUE Rooftop lounge, and indulge in complimentary appetizers, a five-hour premium open bar, and live DJ dancing — topped off with spectacular city views.
9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., December 31
Hotel Washington, 515 15th Street NW

Wild Days
The rooftop bar of the Eaton hotel hosts a party “for locals, by locals” in its picturesque setting with sprawling views of downtown D.C. and beats by DJ Geena Marie, Farrah Flosscett, and DJ Franky J.
8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., December 31
Eaton hotel, 1201 K Street NW

Willard InterContinental Washington D.C.
Experience 200 years of history as the Willard InterContinental hosts a black-tie gala. Fine entertainment from around the world will offer an unparalleled and spectacular evening of sophistication and elegance as you indulge in free-flowing champagne, an open bar, a spectacular balloon drop, and live bands and DJs. Choose a VIP, three-course dinner with champagne or a buffet of international cuisine. Alternatively, get after-dinner tickets to simply party the night away.
Admission at 7:45, 9:00, or 10:30 p.m., December 31
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

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