NYE on the Orange Line: From Ballston to Rossyln
Ring in the New Year in style in Arlington.
Looking to avoid the hassle of spending New Years Eve anywhere else but from the convenience of your own neighborhood? Check out what's going on around you:
954 N. Monroe St.; (703) 528-9770; www.dancefactory.com
Waltz your way into 2011 at Dance Factory's New Year's Eve Ball and enjoy a super fun evening of Ballroom, Latin and Swing dancing! Open to both couples and singles, with door prizes, party favors and much more for a low $24 at the door ($19 if paid by 12/29). This is an elegant and dressy affair, so please dress accordingly. + No online reservations available. Please call (703) 528-9700 to reserve your tickets today!
671 N. Glebe Rd.; (703) 778-3568; www.unionjacksballston.com
Head to your favorite Ballston Pub and celebrate this new year with Jacks' NYE 2010 British Invasion Ball. Tickets are only $20 and include heavy Hors d'Oeuvres (from 8pm-10pm), Champagne Toast at Midnight, party favors, dancing, and even a Continental Style Breakfast late night! + Tickets are on sale now, but please don't wait to buy one. This event sells out every year and tickets will go up after Christmas! Chauffeured
Rock Bottom Brewery
4238 Wilson Blvd. Suite 1256; (703) 516-7688; www.rockbottom.com
For only $10 ($15 at the door) head to Rock Bottom this New Years and enjoy a wide variety of drink specials, a live band in the front bar with a live DJ at the back bar, and a Champagne Toast at Midnight.
4100 N. Fairfax Dr., (703) 812-7997; www.caribbeanbreezerestaurant.com
Looking to celebrate New Years at your favorite hot spot for Latin flavor? Caribbean Breeze has got more than one option to offer you for New Years. For $69 (per person, paid before 12/25), you can enjoy a delicious and mouth-watering dinner; the area's hottest DJ spinning Latin, House, Top 40's, 80's music and more; Midnight Champagne Toast, Balloon Drop, and Party Favors. You can even forget the stress of finding a ride or driving home, and stay at the Arlington Hilton Hotel, where they are offering a special rate of $79 (please call (703) 528-6000 to make reservations; promo code is "CARIBBEAN"). Looking to just party? For $25 (per person before 12/25), you can still dance your tail off and enjoy the Champagne Toast at Midnight, without the sit-down dinner pre-party time. + For more information call Padrino at (703) 403-2608 or log onto their Web site to buy your tickets today!
4000 Fairfax Dr.; (703) 532-7665; www.gocarpool.com
No muss, no fuss! Carpool is making it super easy and laid back for you this New Years Eve with no cover charge, a live DJ, and of course, Champagne Toast at Midnight. Doors open at 9pm.
3185 Wilson Blvd.; (703) 469-2244; www.clarendonballroom.com
Ring in the new year at Clarendon Ballroom's annual New Years Eve Gala from 8pm–2am. It includes a large dinner buffet, four drink tickets, Champagne Toast at Midnight and a Balloon Drop. Also expect live music from Liquid A, with DJ Image spinning party jams downstairs in the lower level all night long. Tickets are $75 (subject to go up). + Visit their Web site to buy tickets.
1101 N. Highland St.; (703) 524-7455; www.cgrill.com
For $65 (price subject to go up) enjoy live music featuring the popular cover band Gonzo's Nose with DJ 2 NUTZ (spinning between band breaks) at Clarendon Grill's New Years Eve Party from 8pm-2am Tickets include complimentary Hors D'oeuvres, three drink tickets, a Champagne Toast at Midnight, and party favors! Their patio will be open, heated and ready to enjoy throughout the night, too. + Visit their Web site to buy tickets.
2761 Washington Blvd.; (703) 778-9951; www.eat-bar.com
Round out 2010 with an incredible meal by Chef Barry Koslow of Tallula/EATBAR, where he's crafted a very special tasting menu for $60 per person (also available a la carte). Full dinner menu is also available. + Call (703) 778-5051 for reservations today.
Hard Times Café Clarendon
3028 Wilson Blvd.; (703) 528-2233; www.hardtimes.com
Ring in the New Year at Hard Times Café and enjoy a live band, Champagne Toast at Midnight, party favors, and more. No cover charge or tickets necessary.
IOTA Club & Café
2832 Wilson Blvd.; (703) 522-8340; www.iotaclubandcafe.com
Head to IOTA's New Years Eve Bash to welcome 2011 with live music from Charlottesville native's Sons of Bill, a Champagne Toast at Midnight, and party favors, for only $30 per person! + Call IOTA for tickets between 8 a.m. and 1:30a.m.
2900 Wilson Blvd.; (703) 812-9120; www.latascausa.com
For $95 per person, head to La Tasca's New Years Eve Gala for unlimited Tapas from their special New Years Menu from 8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m., a bottle of wine for every two guests, party favors, their "Fin de Año" Celebration. Midnight Champagne Toast, balloon drop, live entertainment, lots of dancing, and even a late night cash bar!
Not into the idea of staying for the entire night? For $45 per person, you can still enjoy unlimited Tapas from their New Year's Menu with an earlier dinner from 5:30 p.m.–7:30p.m. *Please note: this does not include anything listed above in the $95 ticket.
+ Visit their Web site for more information and a complete New Year's Eve menu.
3195 Wilson Blvd.; (703) 465-9360; www.thelibertytavern.com
Come in to Liberty Tavern to say goodbye to 2010 and enjoy dinner in their upstairs dining room until 9pm. You can chose to order off the regular menu a la carte, or try their five-course menu for $75 (with a $35 wine supplement). Just want to party sans the sit-down dinner part? A $20 cover downstairs will get you a Champagne Toast at Midnight, live music and passed Hors D'oeuvres. + Call Liberty Tavern to buy tickets.
Mister Days Sports Rock Café
3100 Clarendon Blvd. #A; (703) 527-1600; www.misterdays.com
For a super low $20 (will increase closer to the date), Mister Days is offering a plethora of fine New Years fun, including deluxe passed Hors D'oeuvres, a decadent dessert bar, Champagne Toast at Midnight, Live DJ and lots of dancing, giveaways, door prizes (such as a personal training session, flat screen TV, certificates, and much more). Fashionable attire required. + To buy tickets, visit their Web site while supplies last. Tickets sell out every year, so get yours today!
O'Sullivans Irish Pub
3207 Washington Blvd.; (703) 812-0939; www.osullivansirishpub.com
Enjoy New Years at O'Sullivans from 9:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. with live music from David Andrew Smith.
Ri Ra Irish Pub
2915 Wilson Blvd., (703) 248-9888; www.rira.com
Celebrate in Irish Style with New Years at Ri Ra, beginning at 9 p.m. with live music from THE FUZZ, a countdown to the 2011 New Year, and a Guinness Toast at Midnight.
3181 Wilson Blvd.; (703) 312-8888; www.spiderkellys.com
For this very special occasion, Spider Kelly's will be opening super early at 4pm with absolutely no cover all night!
Whitlow's on Wilson
2854 Wilson Blvd.; (703) 276-9693; www.whitlows.com
At only $25 a ticket, Whitlows is offering a coat check, heavy appetizer buffet, live music by Back To Zero, and of course, a Champagne Toast at Midnight!+ Tickets may be purchased online or in person for 21 and over only. Tickets are non-refundable. Doors open at 8 p.m.
2901 Wilson Blvd.; (703) 875-9663; www.boulevardwoodgrill.com
New Years is pretty low-key at Boulevard Woodgrill. Pop in for a few extra delicious dinner specials on their regular menu and enjoy a Free Champagne Toast at Midnight (at the bar only).
Summers Grill & Sports Bar
1520 N. Courthouse Rd.; (703) 528-8278; www.summers-restaurant.com
Starting at 9 p.m., enjoy a live DJ and Karaoke in the Red Room (after Midnight the DJ will play dance music only), with a free Champagne Toast at Midnight.
2039 Wilson Blvd.; (703) 528-6500; www.latinconcepts.com
Head to your favorite spot for international flavor this New Years and celebrate at Gua-Rapo with a buffet dinner, party favors and a Champagne Toast at Midnight, all for only $40! Must be 21 years of age or older. + Visit their Web site to buy tickets.
Ireland's Four Courts
2051 Wilson Blvd.; (703) 525-3600; www.irelandsfourcourts.com
Come in to Four Courts this New Years and hear music from a local DJ (no cover before 9 p.m., $5 after 9 p.m.), and a free Champagne Toast at Midnight.
2403 N. Wilson Blvd.; (703) 525-3600; www.kittyosheasva.com
Kitty O'Shea's will be offering a local DJ and a free Champagne Toast at Midnight. Get in free before 9 p.m., or pay a cover charge of $10 after that.
1345 N. Courthouse Rd.; (703) 243-4003; www.ragtimerestaurant.com
Ragtime will be ringing in 2011 with a live DJ and a Champagne Toast at Midnight, for a low cover charge of $5 at the door.
1836 Wilson Blvd.; (703) 243-0145; www.rhodesidegrill.com
DJ upstairs, free party favors, free champagne toast, and dinner specials.
1900 Clarendon Blvd.; (571) 312-8027; www.sushirockdc.com
Head to Sushi Rock this year for their Rockin' New Year's Eve Party. Pay only $33 and get a delectable dinner off their prix fixe menu. Bump that up to $40 and you'll get a bottle of bubbly, too (this does not include Veuve Cliquot)! + Visit their Web site for more information.
2300 Clarendon Blvd.; (703) 243-4900; www.velocityfiverestaurant.com
Velocity Five in Arlington is hosting a New Year's Eve Casino Night to ring in the New Year! Presale tickets go for $35 ($45 at the door) and will include games of Black Jack, Roulette, and Texas Hold 'Em, a free appetizer buffet, night long specials, Champagne Toast, party favors, dancing, and more! You can even watch the ball drop on their 25 HDTVs. + For tickets and more info, please call (703) 243-4900 or visit their Web site.
1550 Wilson Blvd.; (703) 528-1502; www.piola.it
For the 2011 New Year, Piola is offering two seatings for dinner. The first seating is from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. and offers a three-course for $25 per person. The second, later seating starts at 9 p.m. and offers a four-course dinner for $45 per person. If you stay until Midnight you'll also get to enjoy a live DJ, party favors and a Prosecco Toast. + Credit card number required, reservation only. Call to make your reservation today!
1550 Wilson Blvd.; (703) 741-0870; www.cafeasia.com
Come to Café Asia and party from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. this New Years Eve, for no cover charge (or tickets) at the door, and enjoy a complimentary Champagne Toast at Midnight. Must be 21+ only.