Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve in the neighborhood

A few local joints are having New Year's Eve festivities:

Room 11 has a 5-course cocktail and food pairing created by bartender Dan Searing and chef Ben Gilligan, with two seatings -- 7 pm and 10 pm. It's $100 per person. The cocktail menu includes Dutch Fizz, Walla Walla Bing Bang, Vieux Carre, Blackberry Cabernet Caipirinha, Highland Alexander.

CommonWealth has a 3 course dinner for $45/person from 5 to 9 pm, reservations recommended. After the dinner, there's a Vicars & Tarts costume party with prizes, plus a champagne toast. The pub menu is also available, and there's no cover.

Social opens at 8pm with regular service and will have 3 complimentary toasts to celebrate New Year's in other time zones -- Xingu Brazilian beer at 10, rum punch at 11, and champagne at midnight. There's no reservations and no prix fixe, plus diners get a 50% off coupon for brunch on New Years Day.

Wonderland has DJs Meistro and Deepsang for a $10 cover.

Tonic over in Mt. Pleasant has $50 open bar all you can drink or $30 all you can drink draft/rail, plus a late night brunch/breakfast from 12:30AM- 2:30AM.

Red Rocks and Pete's are both open til 10 pm.

Know of any others? Let me know in the comments.


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

  2. I've lived in Columbia Heights since before the METRO opened and this area still sucks! The only way Columbia Heights will be a place worth living is once we get rid of a certain group of people that keep bringing this area down! I moved here because I loved the idea of diversity but today I can tell you I'd have rather purchased in Arlington or Falls Church, where the diversity is a lot less taxing on you! I probably will live here till the end of my days but I don't think it will get much better than this!


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