Open Bar New Year's Eve Celebration!!

***  Once you RSVP, an exact event link to ticketmaster.com will be provided for you to make payment.  Please follow the remaining steps in the payment instructions section below ***

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UPDATE #7:  Online purchases close at 5pm.  If you are unable to secure a spot online, there will still be tickets available for sale at DAR Constitution Hall's box office (opens at 9pm).  See you there for a fun night of dancing, music, drinks, and new and old friends while ringing in 2012!!

UPDATE #6: 

  • Tickets purchased on Monday, December 19th through the time of the event will need to be picked up at Will Call at DAR at 9pm on the day of the event. Please bring a copy of your confirmation receipt.  If (and only if) there are tickets left, they can be purchased at the box office on the day of the event beginning at 9pm.  IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR TICKET YET please call [masked] to confirm your ticket can be picked up at Will Call.  Will Call tickets CAN NOT be sold to anyone else.  Only the person who purchased the tickets can pick them up from Will Call.
  • *Everyone* needs to present a valid photo ID at check-in to verify you are of drinking age (21+). 
  • Metro will be closing at 3am. SoberRide, [masked] (TAXI), is offering free taxi rides (up to $30). Street parking is limited. The Colonial garage at 1800 G St. NW will be open until 2am for our event!
  • Lastly, and most importantly, for your own safety and others, please know your limits! We are committed to responsible drinking, so don’t drink and drive, and please be courteous towards others. We want everyone to have a good time, but in compliance with state liquor law, those over intoxicated, belligerent, or unruly will be removed immediately from the event and our group. As a last resort, either we or the venue will have to terminate the event should public safety be threatened.

UPDATE #5: We've been featured by columnist Whitney Peach of the Examiner! http://www.examiner.com/dc-bartender-in-washington-dc/meetup-com-s-new-year-s-eve-at-dar-constitution-hall and listed in the December issue of On Tap magazine's New Year's Eve Party Guide http://files.meetup.com/214400/ontap%20-%20nye%20-%202011.pdf.

UPDATE #4: The $90 price has ended and the price is now $100. Looking forward to seeing you there!

UPDATE #3: The $90 ticket price will end before THIS Saturday, December 17th! To be fair to those who want to join in and are ready to make payment, I'll be removing those that haven't paid by Friday, December 16th. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot.

UPDATE #2: The early-bird price has ended and the price is now $90. 

UPDATE #1: The price will increase from $80 to $90 before Wednesday, November 30th.  

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Join us for our annual New Year's Eve celebration!

We've rented out the entire DAR Constitution Hall lobbies for us for New Year's Eve (9pm - 2am)!  If you've never been there before, DAR Constitution Hall houses the largest concert hall in Washington DC and is only a few blocks from the White House.  Originally built in 1929, it is a Registered National Historic Landmark.  The large ivory toned U-shaped parlor features 20 foot dome ceilings, classic architecture, and over 10,000 square feet of space for us to celebrate.  We even get access to the lower lobby area.  See pictures of the venue at the bottom of this posting!

Our ticket price includes:

  • Premium open bar ALL night to include:

    • Plymouth Gin
    • Bacardi Light Rum
    • Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
    • Absolut Vodka
    • Cirrus Vodka
    • Makers Mark Whiskey
    • Cuervo Gold Tequila
    • Amstel Light
    • Yuengling Lager
    • House red & white wines
    • (Beverage vendor reserves the right to make substitutions if need be)
  • Live entertainment featuring:

    • "Roaming” illusionist performing unique, stimulating magic to intrigue your senses
    • Fortune teller to see what 2012 holds for you
    • Caricature sketch artist for your 2011 party face
  • Multiple hors d'oeuvres buffets to include:

    • Selection of fine American and imported cheeses to include soft-ripened Brie, Dutch Gouda, imported goat cheese, and creamy Havarti. Presented with a fruit and nut garnish, imported crackers and baguettes
    • Crudités to include a colorful variety of seasonal vegetables accompanied by dill and mustard dip. The selection may include baby carrots, broccoli florets, red peppers, and grape tomatoes
    • Hummus featuring a traditional dish of ground chickpea blended with tahini and lemon juice. Served with toasted pita triangles
    • Mixed salted nuts
    • Chocolate hazelnut artisan rolled wafers and an assortment of Lindor truffles
    • (Caterer reserves the right to make substitutions if need be)

And all this while Exclusively Entertainment's DJ Pedram gets us shaking our tail feathers in a journey through time from the 80s, 90s, and 00s!  DJ Pedram spins it all... mash-ups, dance, top 40, hip hop, house, you name it... and has performed at some of the hottest clubs in DC including Lima, Fur, Ultrabar, and Love.  Matter of fact, this will be his 3rd year helping us ring in the new year!

Other NYE events advertise one bartender for every 75 patrons.  We're doing better than that (and also from our own year's past) with one professional bartender for every 65 patrons... so no long lines!  Additionally, there are no bartender gratuities!  Bartender tips are included in the ticket price (a $10 - $20 value).  In fact, our beverage vendor will not permit their bartenders to accept tips.

We'll hand out party favors to all in preparation for the NYE countdown and midnight celebration...  which of course will include a midnight champagne toast!!

DRESS CODE is black tie optional. So dress to impress! For gentlemen, this means jacket and tie or tux. For ladies, cocktail or formal dress. For all, creativity is encouraged! So don’t be afraid to get funky, MTV Music Award-like with your attire!  Coat check will be available. This event is 21+ only!

We are required to go through ticketmaster.com for this venue.  Some of you know Ticketmaster can charge up to ~$20 in fees for ticket purchases.  Well, we've worked it out so that we will only need to pay just 1/3 of that!  Once you RSVP, you will be provided with an exact event link on where to make payment.

Space is limited, so sign-up early!  Early-bird ticket price is only $80 for the first 250 paid sign-ups, or those who pay before November 30th (whichever comes first).  YES, $80!!!  It's our pleasure to present an alternative to those annoying $150 - $200 ticket price NYE events.

After early bird tickets are gone, prices go up to $90, then to $100.  We've sold out in advance each of our previous 3 New Year's Eve events!  So RSVP early... because just like Halloween, these spots go fast!

Also please know that your RSVP is not guaranteed unless we receive payment. When you pay, your online receipt is confirmation that we have received your payment.

Tell your friends, come on out, and let's let loose with a night of dancing, music, drinks, and fun while ringing in the new year!

And in case you missed it, check out photos and comments from our 2010 - 2011 New Year's Eve event.

See you there!

- J.T.

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Metro

Closest Metro stop Farragut West (Orange and Blue lines) approximately 5 blocks away. We also recommend using wmata for travel planning. Don't forget to account for Metro and traffic delays.

Payment Instructions

  • Select "Yes" under "Will you attend?"
  • Enter the number of guests coming and click "rsvp"
  • You will be provided an exact Ticketmaster event link for making payment.  Go there and make payment
  • Once payment has been made at Ticketmaster, and so that we can track properly, you must come back to our website, answer the remaining question, and click "Submit"
  • Ignore the default meetup message that states you still owe money

Refund Policy

Since we paid in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is cancelled or rescheduled. Similar to a concert ticket or a football game ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. Work out payment between yourselves and the ticket exchange.  Will Call tickets (those purchased Mon. Dec. 19th or later) CAN NOT be sold to anyone else.  Only the person who purchased the tickets can pick them up from Will Call.  Thanks for understanding. =)

Open Bar

To keep drink lines moving as efficiently as possible and to be fair to everyone, we have a 1 drink per person at-a-time policy for open bar. You may order multiple drinks at once, but each person it goes to must be present in line.

Be Responsible

You must be of legal drinking age (21+) to attend this event. We are committed to responsible drinking and behavior, so for your own safety and others, please know your limits! Don’t drink and drive, and please be courteous towards others. Outside alcohol will not be allowed into the event. We've put significant measures in place, and hired first rate security to help see the success of our event to the very end. We want everyone to have a good time, but in compliance with state liquor law, those overintoxicated, belligerent, or unruly will be removed immediately from the event and our group. As a last resort, either we or the venue will have to terminate the event should public safety be threatened.

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Video from our 2010 - 2011 New Year's Eve event at Long View Gallery

DAR Constitution Hall

Photos from our previous New Year's Eve events





Tickets at ticketmaster.com, or to charge by phone, call [masked]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The best NYE for me and my boyfriend ever! Thanks, I will be there next year!!

    January 5, 2012

  • Hammad

    It was fun.

    January 5, 2012

  • Kiyah Latif

    The event was good overall, but the food could have been better

    January 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    AWESOME. Met some Fabulous people and had soo much fun. Hope the rest of the year as much fun as the New Year's eve bash.

    January 3, 2012

  • oleg

    Great party!

    January 3, 2012

  • Rich

    To the Cabernet show in the middle of the street,
    I wouldn't have gotten the cab until you flashed them and he vaudeville hooked me into the backseat omw home.
    Thank you !

    January 2, 2012

  • Temwe Chirwa

    Should have a more benches for sitting, standing up the whole night not always a great idea. also could have had another bar kiosk. I had fun though so great job overall just look at these 2 points for next time

    January 2, 2012

  • Amanda B

    Good crowd and great setup!

    January 1, 2012

  • Melissa

    This was most definitely my favorite of the NYE celebrations yet! Awesome job guys.

    January 1, 2012

  • Camille

    Very fun! Lots of people willing to meet other people. But the food was not what it seemed to be described as....Overall, a blast though!

    January 1, 2012

  • Marie Randolph

    Awesome! I loved that there were several activities to choose from, and that there was a quieter area for conversation when I needed a break from dancing. Thanks so much!

    January 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought it was very enjoyable. Towards the end of the night the bar lines got long and started running out of certian things. I thought the DJ would play more music from the 80's and 90's it seemed to be more current, but thats just my preference of music. I would sugest for the activity lines to be a little more designated they were a little crazy some even intercecting.

    January 1, 2012

  • Alice

    Fun! Good music and good-looking people. Drinks-blah.

    January 1, 2012

  • J.T.

    Awesome crowd, DJ Pedram rocked it, and some of the caricaturist drawings really made me laugh. I love ringing in the new year with our group!

    January 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Remember to check online at www.smilezphotobooth.com/Gallery.h­tml for your photo booth photos! Password is 2030gog12

    January 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This party was EPIC! What a fantastic way to ring in 2012. Photos will be uploaded soon. The 20s & 30s Group know how to throw down!!

    January 1, 2012

  • Sam

    Anyone still selling or have tickets?

    December 31, 2011

  • Jennifer L.

    Sorry...... We already sold both tickets. Hope everyone has a good evening. Happy New Year!! :-D

    December 31, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Jason or anyone else that has a ticket... Call me! I'm looking for one!,[masked]

    December 31, 2011

  • Michael Normandy

    Simeon, Zach, Eric, and Max we're still meeting in the living room right?

    December 31, 2011

  • Jason Schultze

    Hey Joel, Andrew and everyone else, where u guys at?

    December 31, 2011

  • Jason Schultze

    Running a few min late, b there in 10.

    December 31, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm at Farragut West metro station Jason/Camille/Andrew/all ?

    December 31, 2011

  • Chris Hendon

    @Vienna people, my friends and I are going to be late to the metro, what bar are you all going to once you get off the metro?

    December 31, 2011

  • J.T.

    FYI, box office / will call is on c street, entrances to event are on 18th and d street!

    December 31, 2011

  • Jason Schultze

    If anyone needs a ticket, let me know. I've got an extra ticket for sale

    December 31, 2011

  • J.T.

    Camille, yup there will be food! It's listed in the event posting, but please note they are light appetizers. If you plan on drinking, I would recommend you still have yourself a nice dinner, esp. since its open bar. See you there!

    December 31, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've got 1 ticket to sell for 90. I know it's late notice but can meet within the next couple hours. Email me at [masked]

    December 31, 2011

  • John Pigman

    Camille/Andrew/Joel/Jason: I just signed up for this and am up for pre-gaming. I'll see you guys at Farragut West at 7

    December 31, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've got 1 ticket to sell for 90. I know it's late notice but can meet within the next couple hours. Email me at [masked]

    December 31, 2011

  • Jennifer L.

    Correction from last post: I have two tickets for 90 bucks. I would like to sell them as a pair. My boyfriend and I will not be able to attend. Again my email is [masked]. I live in Arlington but can POSSIBLY meet half way.

    December 31, 2011

  • Jennifer L.

    I have a ticket I need to unload since I won't be able to make it tonight. If anyone needs a ticket for 90 bucks please email me at [masked]. I live in the Arlington area my name is Jen

    December 31, 2011

  • Vanessa Lauren

    If anyone is in the Capitol Hill area Megan, Nick and I are meeting at 7:30 on Barracks row for drinks/apps before heading to DAR. You can email me [masked]

    December 31, 2011

  • J.T.

    Oleg, try again first thing in the morning. I've noticed ticketmaster goes down for maintenance late at night sometimes. I'll also reach out to ticketmaster and let them know.

    December 31, 2011

  • Sam

    Anyone still selling the ticket, please contact me at [masked].
    I can come and pick up from NOVA area.

    December 31, 2011

  • Marie Randolph

    sounds good! we can always hop off the metro to stop in at a bar on the way to the party anyway. see you vienna metro folks soon!

    December 31, 2011

  • Jason Schultze

    7 sounds good to me

    December 30, 2011

  • Christa Sperling

    When/where is will call?

    December 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Andrew/Camille/Jason/all Farragut West sounds good, 7 pm at station ?

    December 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I meant at the Kiosk near the entrance. Folks it might be hard to part at the metro, just a heads up. That is the reason me and Marie are going to park at the Panam Center.

    December 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay. then 7 pm it is on the kiosk, the platform would be hard to make out each other. We can then decide whether we want to go for pregaming or not.
    Marie, i will text you, so we can meet at the parking lot and walk to the Vienna Metro

    December 30, 2011

  • Jason Schultze

    Camille/ Andrew, where are you planning on meeting up at? If its near a metro stop I'm in.

    December 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Camille / Andrew,
    I'm in and 'd come from Rosslyn
    FYI recently moved from Paris to DC (nov) so I 'm ready to discover DC!!!

    December 30, 2011

  • Chris Hendon

    I have two friends coming with me and we'll meet you all there as well. Meeting at the kiosk area at 7?

    December 30, 2011

  • John

    Ben that sounds good to me

    December 30, 2011

  • Jeff Ellerman

    If anyone has an extra ticket I need one. Message me at [masked]

    December 30, 2011

  • Paul

    Negatory, just sold it.

    December 30, 2011

  • Lauren

    Roy, Paul has a ticket still.

    December 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    My friend still needs a ticket, he can be reached at [masked]. he will come pick it up from you

    December 30, 2011

  • Sam

    Ash, I can come and pick it up, please email me at [masked]

    December 30, 2011

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Your organizer's refund policy for Open Bar New Year's Eve Celebration!!

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled

Additional notes: Since we paid in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is cancelled. Similar to a concert ticket, you are free to sell your physical ticket to someone else if you cannot attend. Will Call tickets can NOT be sold to someone else.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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