With December festivities winding down, it’s time to mark the end of yet another burdensome year in a safe — but equally fun — environment. Plenty of reliable D.C. establishments plan to stay open on New Year’s Eve, inviting guests to bid adieu to 2021 with prix-fixe suppers curated by top chefs, DJs spinning into the wee hours, and all-inclusive champagne toasts at midnight.
A range of eclectic New Year’s Eve spreads and parties are tailored towards cautious and big budgets alike. If dancing until 2 a.m. sounds like a dream, consider partying Studio 54 style at downtown’s Hotel Washington. If a fresh start to 2022 means celebrating when the Italians do, check out what Capitol Hill’s La Collina has in store. Splurge-worthy D.C. dinners include everything from a $200 ticket to scene-y stalwart Cafe Milano to a $600 luxurious spread at Michelin-rated Xiquet.
Here’s where to eat, drink, and party for New Year’s Eve on Friday, December 31.
Note: In light of a spike in new COVID-19 cases causing some D.C. bars and restaurants to temporarily close through the year, it’s best to check for updates on any altered New Year’s Eve plans at each and whether tickets are refundable.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More