New Year's Eve Bethesda Guide


In case you haven't made plans for New Year's Eve, has prepared a guide of some of the area's top parties and events. The DoubleTree Bethesda (8120 Wisconsin Ave.) is putting on an American city-themed party with ballrooms based on New York City, New Orleans, Los Angeles and more. Food and drink: Food stations and an open bar are included. Cost: $99 and up Website: DoubleTree Bethesda Union Jack's (4915 St. Elmo Ave.) will host its annual New Year's Eve Little Black Dress Ball. The event typically sells out and ticket prices go up as the night approaches. Food and drink: General admission tickets include three drink tickets and heavy hor d'oeurves from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m, champagne toast at midnight and continental breakfast late night. VIP tickets include that and an open bar from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost: $35 and up Website: Union Jack's Blackfinn (4901 Fairmount Ave.) is hosting a Vegas-themed "Lucky Number '13" party and will be giving away a trip to the Sin City. Food and drink: The dinner buffet is included form 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.,  along with Vegas-themed drink features, a midnight champagne toast and one raffle ticket to win a $600 airline voucher for a Las Vegas trip. Upgrade to a $35 ticket and receive three drink tickets and three raffle tickets for the voucher. Cost: $20 and up Website: Blackfinn The brand new 4935 Bar & Kitchen (4935 Cordell Ave.) is wasting no time taking over for longtime tenant Tragara's. The new spot is hosting a James Bond "Skyfall" themed party, complete with 007's signature martini. 4935 will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Max Love Project for children suffering from cancer. Black tie is recommended and the dress code will be strictly enforced. Food and drink: Open bar included with all tickets and buffet included with 8 p.m. admission ticket. Cost: $65 and up Website: 4935 Bar & Kitchen On Bethesda Lane, Redwood Restaurant and Bar (7121 Bethesda Lane) is bringing in 2013 with "a night of dinner and dancing in the tropics," with its "Last Dance in Old Havana" party. The "Havana Party" package includes casino games, access to the heated outdoor bar and a hand rolled cigar. Food and drink: A three-course price-fixed menu with champagne toast included in the basic package. Add two complimentary cocktails with the Havana Party package. Cost: $45 and up Website: Redwood Restaurant and Bar Not to be outdone are the folks at Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle (4844 Cordell Ave.) who are featuring the Mary Ann Redmond Band in their celebration. Food and drink: A five-course gourmet dinner with champagne bottle is included. Cost: $55 Website: Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle The American Tap Room (7278 Woodmont Ave.) on Bethesda Row has your dinner covered. They are offering a three-course, chef-inspired menu for $50 per person. Reservations are recommended. Flickr photo by cpdulis

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