WASHINGTON — There are still plenty of delicious ways to ring in 2018. Here’s a rundown of what’s available around the area.Where to party
A Very Star Wars NYE
Petworth Citizen & Reading Room
829 Upshur St. NW
Join Reading Room DC for its first-ever “Wine Wars.” Guest sommelier Geoffrey William Bailey will have wines fromPotomac Selections, and in-house sommelier (and ”Star Wars” nerd) Chantal Tseng will feature wines from Williams Corner Wine. Build your own flight and take part in a Champagne faceoff. No cover charge. 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Black-tie New Year’s Eve Bash
Tilt Side Bar
1612 14th St. NW
Enjoy “light bites from an unending raw bar” and such hors d’oeuvres as pan-seared scallops, caviar-topped oysters and lobster rangoon. New Year’s Eve cocktails will be specially priced, along with classic Tilt beverages. At midnight, toast the new year with complimentary Champagne. Tickets are $150. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Find more information here.
Champagne & Pearls NYE Series: Drinklore
Occidental Grill & Seafood
1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Enjoy New Year’s Eve at this historic restaurant. Cocktail historian and author Philip Greene joins bartender Frankie Jones for an evening of cocktail history, folklore and (of course) drinking. Featured will be the original Champagne Cocktail, the French 75, the Bellini, the Death in the Afternoon and several more. Enjoy samples and learn how to make them at home. Tickets are $55 each. 7-9 p.m. Find more informationhere.
Dash of Seduction Soiree New Year’s Eve Party
1906 14th St. NW
Chef Ryan Ratino and Bresca host this formal party in partnership with Piper-Heidsieck Champagne. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and food stations, not to mention unlimited Piper-Heidsieck and a variety of specialty cocktails, wine and beer. A live DJ and other entertainment will be on hand and will lead the countdown to 2018. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Tickets are $170. For more information, email [email protected] or make reservationshere.
From Tangier to Tehran
1346 Florida Ave. NW
Maydan will offer a special menu based on their favorite travel experiences from 2017. Choose three dishes, a dessert and a glass of celebratory champagne. There will be three two-hour dinner seating times with reservations only. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets are $65. The event is booked out, but you can still get on a waiting list here.
New Year’s Eve
423 8th St. SE
Only 90 seats are available to try Chiko’s rare tasting menu. Champagne toast and party favors will be included, along with food and a glass of bubbly. Seatings are at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $65. The event is booked out, but you can still get on a waiting list here.
And of course, the proper way to start the new year is with brunch. A few highlights of where you can have your first meal of 2018 include …
New Year’s Day Jazz Brunch
11820 Trade St.
North Bethesda, Maryland
Enjoy the sounds of the Al Fresco Jazz Ensemble and the flavors of delectable savory items, perfectly paired with seasonal cocktails, house-made bloody marys, a variety of mimosas and 50 draft beers. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Find more informationhere.
I Wear My Sunglasses at Brunch
1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Join Radiator as they leap into the new year. Kicking off their brand new brunch series, “I Wear My Sunglasses at Brunch,” Radiator will debut new menu items on Jan. 1. (Sunglasses are available upon request.) 8 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, call 202.742.3150 or visit Radiator’s website.
Barrely 2018 Hogover Roast
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
2007 18th St. NW
Scheduled for later in the day (as some partiers are rolling out of bed), the roast will be held on the restaurant’s heated rooftop terrace. Enjoy barrel-aged beverages, hangover-friendly pork and Southern sides, including black-eyed pea salad, collard greens and homemade buttermilk biscuits — all for $15. Jack Rose will also debut the final installment of its “Ryes of DC” series: “3 Stars 3-year Willett Rye Barrel-Aged Madness.” 3-10 p.m. For more information, call 202.588.7388 or visit the Jack Rose website.
Fortune Teller’s Brunch
555 8th St. NW
For its themed brunch, Dirty Habit will hand out prize-filled fortune cookies to every guest. And from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Ariana Lightningstorm will be on-site to offer complimentary tarot card and lipsology readings. 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, call 202.449.7095 or visit the Dirty Habit website.
New Year’s Day Pajama Brunch
Slate Wine Bar & Bistro
2404 Wisconsin Ave. NW
The two-course brunch features a “bottomless brunch.” Tickets are $20. Add $15 for a wine pairing, bottomless bloody marys or unlimited trips to Slate’s mimosa bar. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, email [email protected] or call 202-333-4304.
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