December 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Gay clubs gearing up for New Year’s
New Year's Eve, gay news, Washington Blade

(Washington Blade photo by Damien Salas)

Looking for a party on New Year’s Eve? There are plenty of options in our annual roundup.

Vita Lounge (1318 9th St., N.W.) presents Unleashed 2015, a ladies New Year’s Eve celebration, with DJ Mim, DJ Lady Mysterious and DJ Jrel. Suttle Thoughts will perform live music. There will also be drinks, food and a Champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the party goes until 3 a.m. Advance tickets are $20. For more details, visit facebook.com/unleasheddc2014.

The V D.C. holds a New Year’s Eve edition of Glitther at Zeba Bar (3423 14th St., N.W.) from 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Music will be provided by DJ Deedub. From 9-11 p.m. there will be $3 PBRs, $5 Fireball shots and half-priced pizza. Arrive early and receive free glitter packets. There is no cover charge. For more information, visit facebook.com/thevdcevents.

Pure Lounge (1326 U St., N.W.) hosts Ladies for Ladies New Year’s Eve Bash from 9 p.m.-4 a.m. There will be free Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey drinks. Hors d’oeuvres, complimentary Champagne party favors and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight will also be provided. Dress code is chic and preferably black. Music will be a mix of house, hip-hop, reggae and more. Theory will give a live performance. Advanced tickets are $15. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit deejayindia.com.

The Mansion on O Street (2020 O St., N.W.) presents a New Year’s Eve dinner from 7-9 p.m. and masquerade ball from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. The dinner will have gourmet food and desserts. The party will have a DJ, chocolate fountain, popcorn, kissing booth and a treasure hunt for prizes. In between explore more than 60 of the 100 mansion rooms. There will also be a Champagne toast a midnight and a big screen television to watch the ball drop. Tickets are $95 for the dinner, $125 for the party or $200 for both the dinner and the party. For more information, visit omansion.com.

Town (2009 8th St., N.W.) presents New Year’s Eve with doors opening at 9 p.m. There will be a drag show at 9:30 p.m. featuring performances by Ba’Naka, Shi-queeta, Epiphany, Peaches and hosted by Lena Lett. DJ Nikno will spin tracks for the night. VJ Back2back will play the top music videos of 2014. The Town Gogo Boys will also perform. Tickets are $25. For more details, visit towndc.com.

Cobalt (1639 R St., N.W.) presents New Year’s Eve 2015: A Night at Studio 54 from 9 p.m-4 a.m. There will be a midnight countdown, Champagne toast, party favors and noisemakers. VIP tickets are $85 and include an all-night open bar with a Veuve Clicquot Champagne toast at midnight. General admission tickets are $20 and include a free Champagne toast at midnight. Recording artist Debby Holiday will give a live performance. DJ Madscience, DJ Keenan Orr and DJ Sean Morris will play music all night long. Miss Cyon Flare will host the night. For more details, visit cobaltdc.com.

Green Lantern (1335 Green Ct., N.W.) hosts a New Year’s Eve celebration starting with a happy hour from 4-9 p.m. After 9 p.m. there is a $5 cover. The night will include party favors, a Champagne toast and coffee and donuts at 1 a.m. For more information, visit greenlanterndc.com.

Ziegfeld’s/Secrets (1824 Half Street, S.W.) has extended hours on New Year’s Eve with “20 New Year’s babies in their birthday suits,” the Ladies of Illusion, party favors, Champagne and a cash balloon drop. The first show starts at 10:30 p.m. Details at secretsdc.com.

Cher impersonator Steven Andrade will perform at Freddie’s Beach Bar (555 South 23rd St., Arlington, Va.). Tickets are $35 and include, hors d’oeuvre buffet, Champagne toast, party favors and a $5-off ticket for New Year’s Day brunch. More information at freddiesbeachbar.com.

U Street Music Hall (1115 U St., N.W.) hosts a New Year’s Eve celebration from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Nadastrom, Gent and Jawns and Jen Lasher will perform. Tickets are $10. All tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, visit ustreetmusichall.com.

Jardenea (2430 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.), located inside the Melrose Georgetown Hotel, will offer a special five-course dinner and wine pairing for New Year’s Eve. Menu items include roasted opal cauliflower bisque, mustard mopped domestic lamb chop, dusted Hawaiian sea bass and more. For dessert, enjoy their hazelnut chocolate cake with salted caramel mousse. For reservations, call 202-955-6400.

Caring Communities presents Charm City Countdown Moulin Rouge New Year’s Eve at the North Baltimore Plaza Hotel (2004 Greenspring Dr., Timonium, Md.). There will be multiple party areas, specialty bars, food, drink, casino gambling and much more. VIP tickets are $159 and include two exclusive dining areas, two exclusive entertainment areas, upgraded party favors and expanded seating. Main Event tickets are $109. For more information, visit charmcitycountdown.com.

Gigi Holliday presents Zou Zou New Year’s Eve Burlesque Revue: Nouveau Riche at Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Rd., S.E.) at 7 p.m. Holliday will host the night. Performances will be by Chicava Honey Child, Deanna Danger, Nona Narcisse, Cherie Sweetbottom, Buster Britches and many more. Ticket includes one drink ticket. Beer and wine are $4 and Champagne is $5. VIP tickets are $60 and include front row seats and a swag bag. Main event tickets are $45. For details, visit studioholliday.com.

Grammy-winning Latin band Ozomalti performs at the Kennedy Center (2700 F St., N.W.) at 8:30 p.m. The band will perform alongside members of the National Symphony Orchestra and will be led by NSO Pops Conductor Steven Reineke. After the performance, guests are invited to enjoy dancing and balloon drop in the Grand Foyer. The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra and Craig Gildner Big Band will perform. Tickets are $55. For details, visit kennedy-center.org.

Policy (1904 14th St., N.W.) hosts a New Year’s Eve dinner at 5 p.m. and party at 8 p.m. All dinner guests will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne and there will be a special menu. The party is $20 and includes a Champagne toast at midnight and party favors. For more information, visit policydc.com.

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