Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Columbia Heights New Year's Eve Guide

New Years's Eve is one of those holidays that you either love or you hate. If you have at least a little appreciation for the holiday, here is a rundown of what the neighborhood bars and restaurants are offering on Thursday night.

CommonWealth is offering a special three-course dinner for $45 a person from 5 to 9 pm. Reservations are recommended. All night the pub is hosting its 2nd annual Vicars & Tarts fancy dress party. There is no cover, a prize for best costume and a champagne toast at midnight.

Today is the last day to place a reservation for NYE dinner at The Heights. The restaurant is featuring a three-course menu for $35 to $59 per person, wine and champagne are offered at the $49 and $59 level.

The Red Derby is advertising is New Year's Eve party as such: No cover, no fuss. Blowers, hats, and whistles. Free champagne toast at midnight.

Room 11 is featuring a five-course cocktail and food pairing dinner for $100 per person. There will be two seatings at 7 and 10 pm, and a champagne toast is included in the cost. Call 202-332-3234 any day after 5 pm to make a reservation.

Social is celebrating New Year's Eve around the world with free toasts at every hour.

Wonderland is having a dance party with DJ Meistro and Deepsang. Cover is $10 per person or $15 a couple.

Even for city residents, New Year's Eve can be a transpiration nightmare. Here's how to get home.

On New Year's Eve, Metrorail will operate on a weekday schedule, opening at 5 a.m., and staying open two hours late, closing at 2 a.m. All Metrorail trains will operate with six-cars. Metrobus will operate on a weekday schedule and will also operate until 2 a.m.

DCist reports the Circulator will have extended hours, as well. "On Dec 31, the Georgetown-Union Station route will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.., while the Woodley Park-Adams Morgan-McPherson Square route will run even longer, 7 a.m. to 3 a.m."

SoberRide is also available on New Year's Eve. To reserve a SoberRide cab ride (up $50 in fare) call 1-800-200-8294 (TAXI) or #8294 (TAXI) on your AT&T wireless phone.

1 comment:

Dan said...

Room 11 will now be open for regular business after 10 pm tonight with no cover and at 5pm New Year's Day with classic hangover cures. We still have a few seats for the 7 pm dinner, just give us a call.