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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 2019 with these unforgettable New Year’s Eve parties, concerts and more in DC.

As 2019 approaches, it’s time to start planning how you’ll see 2018 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.


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


@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 New Year’s with this special two-party event. On the Mainstage, 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. At Backstage, DJ Dredd will throw down for a lively dance party. Both the Red Room Bar and Food For Thought Café will be open for business as well, serving up drinks and snacks. You can experience it all for just $30. The event is ages 21 and over.
7 p.m. |  Tickets
The Black Cat, 1811 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009


Echostage - Live Music Venues in Washington, DC

MoneyBagg Yo at Echostage
Echostage, one of the city’s most popular live music venues, hosts one of the American South’s most recognizable rappers to reel in the new year. Moneybagg Yo hails from Memphis, Tn. And he’s been rising in the hip-hop ranks since releasing his first mixtape in 2012. He’ll be celebrating the release of his first LP, Reset, which made the top-15 of the Billboard charts upon its debut this November. Expect a vibrant New Year’s Eve party.
8 p.m. |  Tickets
Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE, Washington, DC 20018


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 seventh 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 10 DJs, multiple dance rooms, musical performances, two VIP areas, a rooftop VIP event and a LED countdown.
9 p.m. |  Tickets
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, 999 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001


Fireworks New Year's Eve Boat Cruise from Entertainment Cruises - New Year's Eve Events in Washington, DC

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner
Entertainment Cruises wants to take you on the water this New Year’s Eve. Hop aboard and enjoy live band entertainment, an open bar, festive decorations, a plated dinner menu and a champagne toast at midnight. The kicker: you can watch fireworks from Alexandria, Va. while on the boat. Treat yourself to a New Year’s experience that few other cities can provide. There’s also a New Year’s Day Bottomless Mimosa Brunch the next day, in case you have any more partying in you.
9 p.m. – 1 a.m. |  Tickets
Depart from 600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024


30 Club - Music Venues in Washington, DC

New Year’s Eve at the Club with White Ford Bronco
Turn back the clock to the 1990s as 2019 dawns with White Ford Bronco at the illustrious 9:30 Club. 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 that will conclude with a champagne toast at midnight.
9 p.m. |  Tickets
9:30 Club, 815 V Street NW, Washington, DC 20001


@reenaxsingh - Concert at The Anthem at The Wharf on the Southwest Waterfront - Live music venue in Washington, DC

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and Trouble Funk at The Anthem
Talk about a New Year’s Eve party. The Anthem is getting totally funked up on Dec. 31, welcoming a plethora of legends of the groove. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will do their New Orleans soul-funk mix. Trouble Funk will rep DC with their funky take on go-go. And of course, it’s not a funk extravaganza without George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. Bring the whole crew because there is definitely enough funk to go around. Man, we love that word. Funk.
9 p.m. |  Tickets
The Anthem, 901 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024


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


@mysteryfriends - Concert at Union Stage on The Wharf - The best things to do at Washington, DC's Wharf

Funk (With Soul) vs. Bluegrass
Union Stage pits funk against bluegrass for its New Year’s Eve concert. Groove all night to the sounds of Aztec Sun and Bencoolen, who will be leapfrogging genres while you dance it out. A mystery guest is also on the slate, so make sure you stay well into the night. As per tradition, there will be a champagne toast at midnight.
8:30 p.m. |  Tickets
Union Stage, 740 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024


Drinks at Tony and Joe's Seafood Place on the Georgetown Waterfront - Places to eat and drink in Washington Harbour

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, appetizer buffets, heated party tents, live music and dancing, as two DJs will be spinning at each restaurant.
9 p.m. |  Tickets
3000 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

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