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Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Washington, DC

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Check out the best ways to ring in 2020 with these unforgettable New Year’s Eve parties, concerts and more in DC.

As 2020 approaches, it’s time to start planning how you’ll see 2019 out. Washington, DC’s restaurants, attractions and venues present you with plenty of options for celebrating New Year’s Eve in the nation's capital. Here are some of the best options to party the night away.

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Blues Alley - Historic Jazz Club in Georgetown - Washington, DC
New Year’s Eve with Cyrus Chestnut
Make it a jazzy New Year at Blues Alley, one of the District’s most renowned venues for one of America’s greatest art forms. Cyrus Chestnut, a world-class pianist who has frequently worked with Wynton Marsalis, brings his trio to the Alley for two performances. Take in Chestnut’s expert playing while you enjoy a delicious meal from the venue’s Southern-influenced menu. Late show-goers can enjoy champagne by the glass and festive hats and noisemakers.
6:30 p.m. tickets |  10 p.m. tickets
Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007

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@betsylaw_ - Show at the Black Cat on 14th Street - Places to see a show in Washington, DC
Black Cat New Year’s Eve Ball
The Black Cat is always a great place to see a show, and it’s a great spot to celebrate a new decade. On the Mainstage all night long, Peaches O’Dell and Her Orchestra will fittingly jump through time, playing swing music, romantic songs from the 1930s, cha-chas and memorable tracks from the ‘50s. After midnight hits, the party will move to the venue's Red Room, where you can enjoy pinball, a jukebox and half-price drinks. The event is ages 21 and over.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
The Black Cat, 1811 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Echostage - Live Music Venues in Washington, DC
NYE with Eric Prydz at Echostage
Echostage, one of the city’s most popular live music venues, hosts one of the most exciting DJs in the world to ring in the new year. Eric Prydz, who hails from Sweden, has been a central figure of EDM since he burst onto the scene with 2004's "Call On Me". You will dance the night away during Prydz's lively and extended set. Expect a vibrant New Year’s Eve party.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE, Washington, DC 20018

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DCBX Ultimate Tropical New Year's Eve Party - New Year's Eve Events in Washington, DC
Ultimate Tropical New Year’s Eve
Dance Latin-style until throughout the night at the eighth annual Ultimate Tropical New Year’s Eve at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. Ticket options are plentiful and so are the party’s features. The tropical-themed extravaganza includes 12 DJs, multiple dance rooms, musical performances, two VIP areas, a rooftop VIP event and a LED countdown.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, 999 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

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30 Club - Music Venues in Washington, DC
New Year’s Eve at the Club with Gogol Bordello
Gogol Bordello is technically a punk band from Manhattan, but when you see the ensemble onstage, it’s obvious that they’re much more than that. The group, led by charismatic frontman Eugene Hütz, is a melting pot of members and sound, turning punk into an international party, mixing in dub sounds, Gypsy music, an accordion, a violin and whatever else moves them on any given night. This makes Gogol Bordello the ideal outfit to ring in the new year at the 9:30 Club.​
9 p.m. |  Tickets
9:30 Club, 815 V Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

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@reenaxsingh - Concert at The Anthem at The Wharf on the Southwest Waterfront - Live music venue in Washington, DC
New Year's Eve with White Ford Bronco
Turn back the clock to the 1990s as 2020 dawns with White Ford Bronco at The Anthem. Watch DC’s favorite cover band strut their stuff as you’re transported back to a time ruled by Jonathan Taylor Thomas, slap bracelets and Carlton’s dance moves. The set list will be filled with pop radio gems of the decade, a perfect soundtrack to a fun-filled evening as a new decade rolls in.​
9 p.m. |  Tickets
The Anthem, 901 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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International Spy Gala - Things to Do New Year's Weekend in Washington, DC
International Spy Gala
You’re not James Bond, but you can certainly pretend to be at this spy-themed, black-tie optional gala held at the Washington Plaza Hotel. Dress up as a spy, villain or femme fatale and enjoy perks worthy of 007: an open bar, a live band, mock casino, ice sculptures, Golden Girls, exotic backdrops, international buffet and much more. Ticket options go all the way up to Presidential, which includes a four-course seated dinner. Ages 21 and over only.
9 p.m. |  Tickets
Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC 20005

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Drinks at Tony and Joe's Seafood Place on the Georgetown Waterfront - Places to eat and drink in Washington Harbour
#RiverBash2020
Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place and Nick’s Riverside Grill come together for this wild New Year’s Eve celebration along the Potomac River. You will be able to enjoy a top-shelf open bar, eight different bar locations (each with a DJ), appetizer buffets, heated party tents and live music and dancing. Did we mention riverfront views? You'll be able to enjoy those, too.
9 p.m. |  Tickets
3000 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

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Ringin' New Year's Eve
Ringin' New Year's Eve
Ring in the New Year (literally) with the National Bell Festival at the inaugural Ringin' New Year's Eve party. The city-wide festival kicks off with an evening celebration featuring a selection of tasty bites, an open bar through midnight and special guest appearances. DJ Nick Names will be in charge of keeping the dance floor hot. A custom 700-pound bell will toll midnight as guests welcome 2020 with a champagne toast. Want an extra hour to party? Grab a VIP ticket for a special early-access welcome reception hosted by BellFest 2020 Chair, Paul Ashe.​
8 p.m. |  Tickets
District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Culture House DC
A Night at Studio 54: NYE 2020
Studio 54 defined nightlife in New York City in the late 1970s, attracting celebrities and hedonists in the prime of the disco era. This New Year's Eve, JBC Events is blasting into this partycentric past at the vibrant Culture House DC. Expect two levels of Studio 54-style decorations, a five-hour premium open bar, a cover band playing jams from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s, a room specifically designed for Instagram likes and an atmosphere you're not likely to find anywhese else in the city on this special night.
9 p.m. - 2 a.m. |  Tickets
Culture House DC, 700 Delaware Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20024

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