We started doing a rundown of New Years Eve events a few years ago, and every year seems to bring more and fun events and a wider array of choices. Yay! Here is this years rundown of NYE events for those who want to stay local. Cheers!
Bluebird Sky Yoga is offering up a class called “Tranquil New Year Celebration: Extended Restorative Yoga Class and Intention-Setting”. From the class description: Please join us to close out 2017 with a special Restorative Yoga class focused on settling into the New Year with peace and tranquility. The practice of Restorative yoga invites us to find moments of pause in our lives. Together we’ll pause and take time to calm our physical and emotional bodies before embarking on another trip around the sun. As a community, we’ll clear out the mental clutter from 2017 and set a collective intention for positive change, being present in our lives, and sangha (community full of love and compassion) in 2018. Bring a journal and pen and perhaps a friend or family member to join in the fun. The class begins at 5:00 pm on New Years Eve and you can sign up here. Bluebird Sky is located at 3101 12th St NE.
Brookland’s Finest will serve up a three-course dinner for two this New Year’s Eve. Priced at $75 (for two people), guests can enjoy a Shrimp Cocktail to start, made with Gulf shrimp, spicy cocktail sauce and Old Bay vinaigrette. Surf and Turf is the second course served with rib eye, whole wild Maine lobster, grilled rapini, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and Béarnaise sauce. Red Velvet Cake, a recipe from Chef Shannan’s grandmother, rounds out dessert. The full menu can be found here. Also, they will have a New Years Day brunch featuring a bloody mary bar, details can be found here. Brookland’s Finest is located at 3126 12th St NE.
Brookland Pint will be open on New Years Eve from 10:00 am – 2:00 am and on New Years Day from 11:00 am – 2:00 am. They will be having some NYE specials including pan seared scallops, Sea Bass with white wine sauce, grilled pork chops and chocolate peanut butter pie. Brookland Pint is located at 716 Monroe Street, NE.
Busboys and Poets will have an event called “Seeding the Resistance in the New Year”. From the event page: Welcome the New Year with Busboys and Poets to refuel and renew! We will be offering Happy Hour All Night! As a special gift, we will offer guests seeded paper to write your intentions, visions, goals and strategies for a new you- or a new, better world. Busboys will also be having a New Years Day pajama brunch from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Busboys and Poets is located at 625 Monroe St NE.
Dew Drop Inn is offering up their annual New Years Eve dance party again with a DJ from 8:00 pm – 2:00 am. From the event page: “Come join us for New Years Eve down by the tracks. Doors open at 8pm and its free to get in. We’ll have DJ Jerry Jones making the dance party happen and an intergalactic ice luge (we’ll leave you guessing on that). And of course a champagne toast at midnight. Help say goodbye forever to 2017 and bring good vibes to 2018. Dew dance inn!” The Dew Drop Inn is located at 2801 8th Street NE.
Hellbender Brewing Company is a bit north of Brookland, but we included it for the beer lovers. This NYE party boasts a “chill vibe” and costs $25 a person. From the event page:“Your ticket gets you dinner plus your first beer, and this year we’re upping our food game with the Project Milanesa food truck, purveyors of amazing Argentinian street food fit for carnivores and veggies alike! Everyone’s favorite bartender, LT, will play the tunes again and we’ll have a linup of great craft beers for you to enjoy all night long. We’ll even have a bit of cider for that friend that “doesn’t drink beer.” The party goes from 8pm – 2 am. Hellbender Brewing Company is located at 5788 2nd Street NE.
The Public Option invites neighbors to raise a glass of their local microbrew to ring in the new year. The event page simply says: “Come celebrate the end of 2017 with us! It’s gonna get crazy!” The The party goes from 5pm to 12:30 am. The Public Option is located in nearby Langdon at 1601 Rhode Island Ave. NE
We haven’t seen any NYE news from Right Proper, Steel Plate or Smith Public Trust, but will update this post if we do. Unfortunately, newcomer Primrose will not be open. We hope everyone has a fantastic New Years no matter what your plans!
This eight day festival celebrates the Capital region’s craft beer community! Throughout the week, local breweries, restaurants, bars & community partners will bring you the area’s best craft beer tastings, educational seminars, and events possible!
Here is a rundown of ways to participate berrhere in our neighborhood:
Wednesday, August 23rd: Brookland’s Finest. From the event page: Brookland’s Finest Collaborative Menu with Denizens Brewing Co and Republic Restoratives Distillery is taking place on Wed. August 23rd starting at 5pm! You don’t want to miss this amazing three course tasting menu paired with beer cocktails! $35/person
Thursday, August 24th: Commonwealth Brewing Tap Takeover at Brookland Pint. From the event page: Expect a bevy of taps from Virginia Beach-based Commonwealth Brewing including flagships and special releases!
Saturday, August 26th: Brookland Pint. From the event page: Join 3 Stars Brewing Company and Brookland Pint for The Brookland Crab Fest! If you have been in the DMV long enough, you know that summer is never truly here until you have crushed some crabs! We will be opening our patio for an amazing event with great local craft beer and locally sourced Maryland Blue Crabs! $55 affords you all the crabs you can eat in a 3-hour window, and a 3 Stars beer!
Sunday August 27th: Right Proper Brewing Co. From the event page:Come by Right Proper’s Brookland Tasting Room & Production House for a day filled with music and beer! Browse through records from Songbyrd Café and others with your favorite Right Proper beer in hand. Tie dye your own Right Proper t-shirt while DJ Tim Lake spins some tunes from his own record collection. EAT 170 and Stella’s PopKern will also be on hand dishing up some tasty treats. The fun runs from 11am-5pm, so stop by anytime! No ticket necessary.
Brookland Pint is bringing Brookland Crab Fest back on Saturday August 26 from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The fresh crabs will be steamed in front of guests on the patio and prepared with Old Bay and served with roasted potatoes, corn on the cob and chips . From the event page:
We will be opening our patio for an amazing event with great local craft beer and locally sourced Maryland Blue Crabs! $55 affords you all the crabs you can eat in a 3-hour window, and a 3 Stars beer!
The seating will be available in two time slots for 3-hour increments. Reserve your seat here. Brookland Pint is located at 716 Monroe Street NE.
Today is the Day Without Immigrants protest, and several of our local businesses are taking a stand in solidarity with their immigrant staff. We thought readers would like to know which restaurants are closed or offering limited menus so that their employees may attend the protest. This list is being updated as we get new information. Way to go guys!
From Brookland’s Finest: We’re closed on Thursday in support of our staff who’ll participate in #ADayWithoutImmigrants protest
From Brookland Pint: As a Latino business owner I stand in solidarity with all of my immigrant staff. Therefore, we will close our kitchen this Thursday in support of our immigrant staff’s desire and right to protest the evolving state of immigration policies in our country. Our bars will remain open and our guests are welcome to BYOF (bring your own food.) -John Andrade, owner
From Busboys and Poets: Our founder @andyshallal is an immigrant in solidarity #ADayWithoutImmigrants. We will be closed on Thurs. Immigrants make America great!
According to a story in the Washingtonian, The Dew Drop Inn will close its kitchen, but the bar will be open.
Although not in Brookland, the District Fishwife, located in Union Market, is owned by a Brooklander: The District Fishwife is an immigrant-owned business and stands by our team. We will be closing our kitchen all day…
From Nido, around the corner in Woodridge: We will be closed tomorrow in solidarity with our staff. Immigrants are the backbone of the restaurant industry and without them Nido would not exist. We invite you to join us on Monday to raise funds for Ayuda and show your support and appreciation for the individuals and families who work and sacrifice to serve our community every day.
Steel Plate will close its kitchen, but the bar will be open.
When we moved here seven years ago, there really wasn’t anything in the way of New Year’s Eve celebration offerings. Now every year seems to bring more and fun events and a wider array of choices. Here is a rundown of NYE events for those who want to stay local. Cheers!
Brookland’s Finest will offer a fixed price, 3 course dinner that includes shrimp cocktail, Surf and Turf, and dessert. The dinner costs $35 per person and there will be a champagne toast for guests in the restaurant when midnight rolls around. Brookland’s Finest is located at 3126 12th St NE.
Brookland Pint will have a special menu that will be served Saturday evening. For $50 guests will get a special paired tasting menu. Make reservations by calling 202.758. 2757 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Brookland Pint is located at 716 Monroe Street, NE.
Dew Drop Inn is offering up a New Years Eve dance party with a DJ from 7:00 pm – 2:00 am. From their Facebook page: “Come ring in 2017 with The Dew Drop Inn. Will be having an all night dance party with tunes by Ameer Dyson and No Cover & Midnight Toast.” The Dew Drop Inn is located at 2801 8th Street NE.
Nido is having a special four-course Spanish-inspired dinner for $85 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. There will be three seatings, 5:30pm, 7:30pm and 10:00pm. There will also be an optional $45 wine pairing. Check out more details on their Facebook event page and purchase tickets here. Nido is located at 2214 Rhode Island Avenue NE.
Smith Public Trust‘s NYE Space Camp dance party returns this year. The event starts at 7:00 pm with a handful of DJ’s through the night. The event is free but you have to RSVP here to get in. Smith Public Trust is located at 3514 12TH Street NE.
Steel Plate is hosting a New Years Eve party, starting at 9:00 pm. Purchase tickets at their event page for $15. Because they are looking to have a pleasant, non-crowded environment, tickets sales will be limited to a reasonable number. There will be two DJs, champagne toast at midnight and snacks like sliders and grilled cheese after midnight. Steel Plate is located at 3523 12th Street NE.
We hope everyone has a fantastic New Years no matter what your plans!
Thanks to the team at Brookland Pint for letting us know about some changes afoot at this popular neighborhood restaurant. From an email:
Chef Francisco Ferrufino, who has been executive chef at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, has taken over the kitchen at Brookland Pint. He will serve as executive chef of both locations…According to John Andrade, owner of both restaurants, Ferrufino, who is known as “Chico” is one of the most creative chefs he’s worked with. Ferrufino, 25, a native of El Salvador, was trained at the Carlos Rosario International Career Center where he was the top graduate in 2015.
Chef Ferrufino has had the honor of cooking for Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor and has rubbed elbows with Prince Charles – so looks like we will be in good company.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Chef Ferrufino! Check out his new Brookland Pint menu below. Brookland Pint is located at 716 Monroe Street NE.
We were glad to hear that neighborhood restaurant Brookland Pint is really embracing the coming snowstorm. From their management team:
Our snow day specials are as follows:
•10% off for every foot of recorded snow. This will apply to your entire bill.
•an additional $1 off “hot adult beverages” for every 6 inches of recorded snow.
•snowman building contest on our patio. You may use whatever props you wish. We are a family restaurant so nothing obscene and no unattended alcohol as a prop. Kids division (under 12) is judged at 4PM, adults division will be judged at 5 PM. $150 gift card goes to each division winner!
Needless to say, we will be open! Stop by during the blizzard for hot food, great beer, and snow day specials! #drinklocal#nodrivinginsnow
When we moved here six years ago, there really wasn’t anything in the way of New Year’s Eve celebration offerings. How things have changed! Here is a rundown of NYE events for those who want to stay local.
Brookland’s Finest and Sloppy Mama’s are teaming up to offer a $35 fixed price, 3 course dinner that includes charcuterie, ribs, pork belly, pulled pork and smoked chocolate truffles. (If you miss the NYE dinner, collaborative all-day menus will be available between December 30 and January 3, as well as a special New Years Day brunch menu). Brookland’s Finest is located at 3126 12th St NE.
Brookland Pint will have a special menu that will be served Thursday evening along with the restaurant’s regular menu. For $35 guests will get camembert-stuffed dates to start off, then a choice of oysters or french lentil-vegetable soup, lamb ragu or lobster risotto, and chocolate opera cake for dessert. There will also be a special three cheese plate with beer pairings offered. Also, kids eat free from 5:00 – 8:00 pm and parents get a free glass of bubbly. Reservations are recommended. Brookland Pint is located at 716 Monroe Street, NE.
Dew Drop Inn is offering up the ‘Inter Galactic New Years Eve Party’, a dance party with a DJ starting at 8:00 pm. Free admission, drink specials and a midnight toast. The Dew Drop Inn is located at 2801 8th Street NE.
Right Proper’s Brookland Tasting room will be open from 5:00 – 9:00 pm for those that want a low-key casual and early evening or want to jump start their evening before heading elsewhere. More info here. Right Proper is located at 920 Girard Street NE.
Smith Public Trust is having a NYE dance party called Smith Space Camp starting at 7:00 pm with six DJ’s through the night. The event is free but you have to RSVP here to get in. Smith Public Trust is located at 3514 12TH Street NE.
Steel Plate is hosting a New Years Eve party, starting at 9:00 pm. Purchase tickets at their event page for $15. Because they are looking to have a pleasant, non-crowded environment, tickets sales will be limited to a reasonable number. There will be a DJ, champagne toast at midnight and snacks like sliders and grilled cheese after midnight. Steel Plate is located at 3523 12th Street NE.
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