The clock is ticking and if you’re still narrowing down your list of where to ring in the New Year, look no further than DC’s largest New Year’s Eve party, Downtown Countdown! Held at the Washington Hilton on Connecticut Avenue, the party provides guests with unlimited premium open bars and gourmet dinner buffets all night as well as three ballrooms full of entertainment including live music, dancing, comedy, and live acoustic karaoke!
The dress for this little soiree is formal, creative black tie. So dress it up and be as creative as you want in order to bring 2014 in with a bang!
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After waking up and finding that you have, in fact, survived NYE 2014, what a better way to start the New Year than by rehashing all of the debauchery with friends over bottomless mimosas? We’ve collected a list of several brunches in the D.C. metro area that offer everything you need to ring in the new year properly!
Agora will host their endless-and-bottomless brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can enjoy Agora’s bottomless supply of cocktails such as mimosas and Bloody Marys. For $33 per person, Agora will offer multiple courses of their Mediterranean-inspired fare. Dishes include a beet and orange salad, French toast, and cilibir, a dish that includes two farm fresh poached eggs topped with yogurt, sumac, oregano, and spicy oil. Read the Bitches’ review.
For a brunch that runs slightly later than the rest, Ambar is offering unlimited small plates and brunch cocktails from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $35 a person. Guests can enjoy all-you-can-eat fare that includes mezze, sandwiches, egg dishes, and sweets. Ambar is also serving seven different brunch cocktails including the traditional mimosas, Bloody Marys, and Ambar mimosas. Read the Bitches’ review.
Blue Duck Tavern
For those looking to begin the New Year with chic, upscale fare, Blue Duck Tavern is the place for you. From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., guests can dine on a range of items including apple pear French toast, jumbo lump crab cakes, and wood-oven fired tuna. Cocktails including Bloody Marys and mimosas are $10 a glass. Interested? Keep in mind that a reservation is not required for the first seating, but is required for the second! Read the Bitches’ review.
Busboys and Poets
If you’re not looking to do anything more on New Year’s Day than roll out of bed and walk down the street in your PJs to get good food, then Busboys and Poets is exactly what you’re looking for. A long standing tradition, the restaurant will host its annual Pajama Brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on New Year’s Day at all locations. Read the Bitches’ review.
El Centro D.F.
If Mexican food is what you’re craving, look no further than El Centro D.F. Both locations will be serving an all-you-can-eat authentic Mexican brunch menu on New Year’s Day for $35 per person. Brunch will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the new Georgetown location, and from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the popular 14th Street location. Dishes served during brunch include Fried Egg Divorciados, and Mexican French Toast. El Centro D.F. will also be offer bottomless brunch drinks, such as the Michelada and Bloody Maria. Read the review Bitches’ review.
One of H Street’s best gems is hosting a New Year’s Hangover Brunch beginning at 11 a.m. The Belgian restaurant’s delicious Eggs Benny, home frites, and Antidote cocktail will be just what the doctor ordered. Read the Bitches’ review.
A long standing favorite of the Bitches, Lavagna will be serve brunch on New Year’s Day beginning at 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Diners will be able to nurse their champagne-induced hangovers with an array of dishes including mascarpone pancakes, arugula omelets, and Eggs Florentine, to name a few. For those who want to keep the fun going, Lavagna offers a fabulous $12 bottomless mimosa deal. Read Bitches’ review.
Fourteenth Street mainstay Masa 14 will serve a prix fixe brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $35. Guests can enjoy unlimited brunch drinks including mimosas, bellinis, and Bloody Marys. Dishes include a prosciutto flatbread, a mushroom omelet, and the Bah Mi burger. Brunch offerings can also be ordered a la carte for a light bite and prices range from $4 to $12. Read the Bitches’ review.
Zengo is serving its $35 bottomless brunch with unlimited small plates and cocktails from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bringing the little ones along? They, too, can enjoy a delicious brunch for only $10. Zengo’s brunch includes crowd-pleasers like shrimp ceviche, short rib hash, and Asian-inspired waffles. In need of a palate cleanser? There are seven different brunch cocktails including Bloody Marys and four types of mimosas. Signature cocktails are available for an additional $5 per glass. Read the Bitches’ review.