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Bar Pilar's Rockabilly NYE; S'mores Weekend

14TH STREET— The New Year's Eve party at Bar Pilar this year is rockabilly-themed, which means vintage records will decorate the restaurant, and DJ Soul Call Paul will start playing 1950s rock and roll hits upstairs at 11 p.m. The last seating for chef Justin Bittner's dinner of southern classics is at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, bar manager Jonathan Fain will serve $8 specialty drinks with names like All Shook Up and Great Balls of Fire. [EaterWire]

ADAMS MORGAN— Scheduled to work New Year's Eve? Restaurant industry types can ring in the New Year on January 2 at Jack Rose's 3rd Annual Bartender New Year Bash with Rémy Martin. RSVP to for the party, which runs from 10 p.m. to close and will include drinks, food, prizes and a Champagne toast at midnight. [Twitter]

LEESBURG— S'mores pair well with wine, right? This is the last weekend to catch "S'mores Weekend" at Willowcroft Farm Vineyards, Northern Virginia Magazine reports. Pony up $12 for 12 varieties of red and white wine, hot chocolate, and melty s'mores. [NoVa Mag]

BEST OF— Thrillist asks DC restaurant industry insiders and personalities to name their biggest surprises and disappointments of 2012. File the influx of local breweries under "surprises" and flavored vodkas and whiskeys under "disappointments." [Thrillist] —Adele Chapin

Bar Pilar [Photo: Facebook]

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

2007 18th Street Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 588-7388 Visit Website

Bar Pilar

1833 14th Street Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 265-1751 Visit Website