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.
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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.