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Space Still Available at Local NYE Celebrations

by Katie Pyzyk December 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm 3,512 28 Comments

New Year's Eve in Times Square (photo by Dave Hunt)With just three days remaining until New Year’s Eve, it might be a good idea to firm up plans if you’re still undecided but want to head out to celebrate.

A number of venues still have space available for their celebrations, but some will increase ticket prices at the door. Options also exist for those in search of family friendly activities. Here are some of the celebrations around Arlington:

Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse — (2903 Columbia Pike) Watch New York City’s celebration in Times Square on the movie screen and take in music during the 1980s themed party. The $15 admission price covers entertainment and party favors. Food and drinks can be purchased from tableside waitstaff. Guests must be at least 21 years old.

Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill — (2424 Wilson Blvd) The $50 admission price ($70 at the door) includes a dinner and dessert buffet, live entertainment, a coffee bar, a midnight champagne toast and party favors. The event runs from 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. and guests must be 21 or older. There will be drink specials all night.

Artisphere — (1101 Wilson Blvd) Starting at 8:30 p.m., three DJs and a live video show will be highlighted at the art venue’s celebration. Tickets are currently $95 and include entertainment, a two hour premium open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and party favors.

Capitol City Brewing Company — (4001 Campbell Avenue) The event begins at 9:00 p.m. with an appetizer buffet that runs through midnight. Admission is $30, with a $10 cover charge for guests arriving after 10:00 p.m. Music, party favors and a champagne toast are included.

Clarendon Ballroom — (3185 Wilson Blvd) Doors open at 8:00 p.m. for the party, featuring Liquid A with DJ Squirrel in the lower lounge. Tickets are currently $105 and include entertainment, a dinner buffet, party favors, four drink tickets, a champagne toast and a balloon drop at midnight. Tickets can be be purchased online or by calling 1-888-695-0888.

The Comedy Spot — (Ballston Common Mall) The whole family can enjoy the PG comedy performance. Tickets for the 8:00 p.m. show are $15 and party hats will be provided. At the end of the show, performers will welcome Rio de Janeiro’s new year for those who can’t stay up until midnight local time.

Extra Virgin Modern Italian Cuisine (4053 Campbell Avenue) The first of the restaurant’s two dinner seatings costs $55 and runs from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The second seating runs from 7:30-9:30 p.m., with party favors, a champagne toast and live music included in the $85 cost. Starting at 10:00 p.m., walk-ins can pay $20, which includes party favors and access to the band.

Iota Club and Cafe — (2832 Wilson Blvd) The music venue presents the bands The Beanstalk Library, Ugly Purple Sweater and Alex Vans & the Hideaway. Tickets are $18 and include music, party favors and a midnight toast. Bands are scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m.

Signature Theatre — (4200 Campbell Avenue) Take in a special performance of Dreamgirls at 8:00 p.m. and then stay for heavy hors d’oeuvres, a midnight champagne toast and music from a DJ. Tickets to the musical start at $40; tickets for the after party are $75 for subscribers and $100 for non-subscribers. Tickets for the party can be purchased by calling 703-820-9771.

Union Jack’s — (Ballston Common Mall) The annual Little Black Dress Ball includes a dinner buffet from 8:00-10:00 p.m., live entertainment, a midnight toast, party favors and a late night continental breakfast. Tickets are currently $20 but will increase, and can be purchased online or by calling 703-778-3568.

  • Dezlboy

    Gosh, looks like LA Fitness Club has sold out! 🙂

  • novasteve

    Worst night of the year to go out.

    • Dezlboy

      Whew! Just met my quota for agreeing with novasteve at least once a year 🙂

    • butwait

      I thought Valentine’s day was the worst?

      • uh oh

        you heard that story too huh?

    • James

      Agreed. It’s a complete mess in Clarendon and you pay a ton for a cover charge and experience you can get any other night…which is tons of drunk 20 and 30 years old making asses of themselves.

    • Joe

      Yep. In Arlington at Least. Going out on NYE to places/areas that aren’t these all night admission fee based scenarios is infinitely better.

      I don’t know about downtown DC, but Downtown baltimore, Fells, Canton, or the IH is fun as anything. Bar hop to see different friends at different places, different drink specials.

      Whoever came up with the admission for all night idea should be shot.

      • Keith

        I’ve been to Fells Point for Halloween. THAT is a show worth seeing. Forget Georgetown.

  • littlebritches

    The Front Page in Ballston also still has tickets left. $90 ($100 at the door) gets you: OPEN BAR ALL NIGHT (top shelf), 3 course dinner buffet, and a champagne toast at midnight. There will be 3 bars tended by 5 of my personal favorite bartenders and an awesome DJ for those of you that can dance in slinky dresses and heals (aka not me).

    Plus I happen to know that it will be full of single hotties…just sayin’. Go to this page to buy your ticket https://www.xorbia.com/e/tfp/nye2013 OR call 703-248-9990.

    • Tax Man

      Great point. And YOU should go to this page to pay your taxes … just sayin’. http://www.arlingtonva.us/Departments/CommissionerOfRevenue/CommissionerOfRevenueBTPrograms.aspx

      • littlebritches

        Umm…thanks I think? I actually have an accountant that does my taxes but that’s a handy little site!

      • littlebritches

        just kidding…I get it now! I don’t actually work at the Page…I just go there a lot 🙂 Very funny tho.

    • Hurley

      Front Page is a fun time on New Year’s. I’ve been twice now and always had a great time. Not stupid-packed so you can actually get drinks unlike a lot of new year’s parties.

      • Trev

        Hey brah I’ll be there! Wouldn’t want to hang out with a bunch of Clarendon DBs now.

      • Brian

        Hurley used to work at Front Page. Maybe he still does.

        At least I knew a guy a few years ago who worked there with the last name of Hurley

        • Hurley

          Nope, never worked there. Certainly have been there plenty of times though.

  • Artist’s fear

    In 2012, Artisphere cost taxpayers $2,327,016.
    At $95 per head, all we need is for 25,000 people to attend for Artisphere to get out of the red.

    • James Moron

      Of course, that assumes that the Artisphere was smart enough to price the tickets at a level where they actually make a margin. More likely, at $95/head, it will offset the $320 cost per person.

    • Douglas Parker

      Clever name and funny post. You win at the interwebs, for today! Thanks for the chuckle!


    • fedworker


    • CW

      Since you believe that public agencies have to be profitable, where is your outrage over ACPD? ACFD? How much are they costing us a head? Why arent they bringing in more revenue? How dare the government spend tax revenue in such an unprofitable venture! Throw the bums out!!!

      • ACDC Hack

        So you are equating the provision of essential services like fire and public safety with Artisphere ??
        Wow !!

        • CW

          Yes, i absolutely am. They are all government services. What i am pointing out is that some individuals believe that the services that they personally dont like should break even on their own and therefore not cost the taxpayer anything. It is picking and choosing based on what they like. For example, i have seen someone bash the artisphere and then say the money should go to parks. Well, arts and parks are sort of the same idea.

          If people dont want to fund the arts then that is fine. But to argue on the basis of a government service needing to be independently profitable makes little sense. The parks are “losing” us money as well. Would you like them to set up toll collectors at the playgrounds?

          • ACDC Hack

            Wow, just wow.
            No use in continuing this conversation.

            The next time your house catches fire call a mime since they all are the same thing your book.

  • AL

    Extra Virgin owes food taxes to Arlington County. Boycott them!

    • O.C.

      A-MEN!!! Extra Virgin has been notorious for failure to pay meals taxes. The consumer reporters on NBC-4 and Fox-5 should really do a story on how establishments like Extra Virgin wind up collecting from patrons a “tax” that they don’t actually pay.

      Boycott? Community groups should picket them.

  • Brian

    How awful does that “The Comedy Spot” NYE sound? If I ever got to a point in my life where I have kids and our plan is to go there, please shoot me.

  • This is a really good list you put together Katie. I wish I had posted a link to it before NYE. Happy New Year ArlNow!


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