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30 New Year’s Eve Parties in the DC Area

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Let’s face it: New Year’s Eve can be a pain.

Your favorite spots are crowded, and it’s too cold to stand in line. But it’s also a chance to dress up and toast to the new year.

So, News4 has rounded up some of your party options to welcome 2018.

(If you're searching for some family-friendly options, look here.)

Back in the Day 90's New Year's Eve 2018 Bash
Ages 21+

Tickets: $50 to $60
Drinks: One-hour open bar, champagne toast at midnight
Food: Appetizers 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
If you want to welcome the coming year by going back in time, you can head to Ten Tigers Parlor in your best denim suit for a night of Jay-Z, Britney Spears and 90s arcade games.

Big Night D.C. New Year's Eve Gala
Ages 21+

Tickets: $134.99 to $199.99
Drinks: Drinks and champagne toast included
Food: Food included with some ticket options

The Black Cat New Year's Ball
Ages 21+

Tickets: $30
Drinks: Cash bar
Food: Available for purchase
Two floors of music that will range from big band ballads to 2017's top 40 combined with a low-key, no-dress-code opportunity to dance the night away.

Black Tie New Year's Eve Gala by the International Club of DC
Ages 21+

Tickets: Prices range from $109 (if you skip dinner) to $249 (for the all-access package)
Drinks: Open bar and champagne
Food: Dinner and dessert buffets

Brew Year’s Eve at Brew Republic
Ages 21+

Tickets: $15, but you have to reserve tables of 4, 7 or 8 seats
Drinks: Ticket comes with a champagne toast and a drink ticket
Food: Each table will receive one appetizer
Karaoke-lovers will enjoy New Year’s at Brew Republic. The Woodbridge bar will have karaoke and plenty of music, food and drinks. Your best bet is to reserve a table, but you can also take your chances with free general admission.

The Brixton Royale
Ages 21+

Tickets: $30
Drinks: Specials 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., midnight champagne toast
Food: Specials 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Need a New Year's Eve worthy of James Bond? The Brixton's Royale-themed party might be for you. Dress up for a night of live entertainment and numerous last-name-first introductions.

Decades Retro Gala
Ages 21+

Tickets: $40
Drinks: Open bar 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Food: None listed
Choose your party at this multilevel Dupont bar, whether 90s hits, hip hop jams or classic house music.

Denizens Brewinig Co. New Beer's Eve
Ages 21+

Tickets: $60
Drinks: Open beer, wine and mead bar 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and midnight champagne
Food: "Late night nibbles" offered

Destination: Cuba at Cuba Libre
Ages 21+

Tickets: $35 for general admission; $100 for open bar package
Drinks: Champagne toast; open bar 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. with special ticket
Food: None listed

Echostage New Year's Eve Featuring Eric Prydz
Ages 18+

Tickets: $80+ on Ticketmaster
Drinks: Echostage has a cash bar
Food: No food offerings listed
Dance the night away to heavy bass, flashing lights and a double-Grammy nominated DJ.

Eyes Wide Shut Party at Dirty Bar and Dirty Martini
Ages 21+

Tickets: $59 to $139
Drinks: Open bar 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. plus complementary champagne at midnight
Food: Early evening hors d'oeuvres 
This party will span two Dupont venues, Dirty Martini and Dirty Bar. The party's namesake is a sultry Stanley Kubrick film, so if you want to wear a Venetian mask, this could be a good bet.

Felt Bar & Lounge NYE 2018
Ages 21+

Tickets: $200
Drinks: 4-hour open bar
Food: Hors d'oeuvres 

Gatsby's DC Fireworks New Year's Eve Yacht Party
Ages 21+

Tickets: $209 to $239
Drinks: Open bar and champagne toast
Food: Buffet dinner
Put on your best flapper dress and \bard the Mount Vernon Spirit Yacht for an upscale, 1920s themed party. Organizers promise amazing views of National Harbor and Alexandria's fireworks display.

Joonbug.com Presents Washington DC Hilton Hotel New Year's Eve
Ages 21+

Tickets: $113.85 to $136
Drinks: Open bar and champagne toast
Food: Diner buffet

International Spy Gala at Washington Plaza Hotel
Ages 21+

Tickets: $95 to $300
Drinks: 3-hour open bar, champagne all night
Food: Desserts for party admission tickets, international buffets for regular admission tickets

Kelly's Irish Times New Year's Eve
Ages 21+

Tickets: $59 to $79
Drinks: Open bar and champagne toast
Food: Heavy appetizers

The Legwarmers' New Year’s Eve at The State Theatre
Ages 21+

Tickets: $50
Drinks: Not listed
Food: Unlimited buffet
Ring in the New Year with The Legwarmers, an ‘80s cover band that will transport you back to a time of big hair and shoulder pads. A ticket includes entrance to the show and access to an unlimited food buffet.

Maskquerade at A-Town Bar and Grill
Ages 21+

Tickets: $45 to $55
Drinks: Three drink tickets included with admission
Food: None listed

Mate Lounge New Year's Eve
Ages 21+ 

Tickets: $45 (With discounts for couples)
Drinks: Open bar 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. with midnight champagne toast
Food: None listed

MGM National Harbor's New Year's Eve Rewind
Ages 21+

Tickets: $160+
Drinks: Open bar and champagne toast
Food: Appetizers

Midnight in Paris at Malmaison
Ages 21+

Tickets: $45 to $55
Drinks: Open bar 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., plus champagne toast
Food: None listed

Night of Silent Disco at Embassy Row Hotel
Ages 21+

Tickets: $40 to $50
Drinks: Sparking wine toast included, cash bar available
Food: None listed

NYElectric 2018 at W Hotel
Ages 21+

Tickets: $175 to $219
Drinks: Open bar 10 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Food: None listed

The Park at Fourteenth
Ages 21+

Tickets: $40 for general admission or $80 for VIP
Drinks: Open bar, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. with VIP ticket
Food: Hors d'oeuvres with VIP ticket
The Park at Fourteenth is going for a upscale vibe, with an enforced dress code, and promises of clinking champagne glasses. You must be 21 to attend.

Prohibition NYE
Ages 21+

Tickets: $145 to $195
Drinks: Open bar and champagne toast
Food: Buffet

Roaring Twenties Bash at Ri Ra Georgetown
Ages 21+

Tickets: $95
Drinks: Open bar
Food: Light hors d'oeuvres

Speakeasy NYE 2018 at W Hotel
Ages 21+

Tickets: $149 to $249
Drinks: Open bar 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Food: None listed

Ultrabar
Ages 21+

Tickets: $30
Drinks: Open bar 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Food: None listed
Ultrabar promises to enforce a smart dress code. Inside, you'll find four floors that each feature a different musical favorite.

The Watergate Hotel's New Year's Eve
Ages 21+

Tickets: $250
Drinks: Open bar
Food: Five themed food stations and a dessert buffet
The Watergate also offers an ice skating package that includes champagne and rooftop ice skating for two.

Winter Chill New Year's Eve at the Graham Rooftop
Ages 21+

Tickets: $50
Drinks: Cash bar, champagne toast
Food: Pre-party dinner package available for $125

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