Things to do for December 26, 2013

The Weekender

Rockabilly, Accordions and Bottomless Punch: It’s NYE

The weekend cautions you to watch for flying corks.

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Old and Sour Beers (in a Good Way)
GETTING DRAFTY

Old and Sour Beers (in a Good Way)

Might as well get things started off early. If you need extra incentive, here’s 20 rare beers to sweeten the deal. All afternoon and night, Meridian Pint is pouring 10 sour drafts, as well as 10 drafts that have been aging in its cellar for two years. You’ve had your eye on this since 2011.

Dec 31, 3pm-close, no cover, Meridian Pint, 3400 11th St NW, 202-588-1075

Five Courses of Indulgence at 1789
ONE PERCENTERS

Five Courses of Indulgence at 1789

And now, for a preemptive strike against your resolutions, 1789 is rolling out all the good stuff: five courses of caviar, foie gras, prime rib with lobster, white-truffle gnocchi and panna cotta with champagne gelée. Yes, of course there are wine pairings.

Dec 31, 5-11pm, $125, 1789, 1226 36th St NW, reserve at 202-965-1789

Range Turns Supper Club
OPEN RANGE

Range Turns Supper Club

Baked clams. Upright bass. Lamb Bolognese. Trombones. Veal parmesan. Clarinets. What we’re talking about: Bryan Voltaggio’s NYE supper club at Range, featuring the Boardwalk Empire–esque Blue Vipers of Brooklyn. They’ll also be rolling out never-ending punch bowls for the table. Nucky would approve.

Dec 31, 9pm-1am, $175 and up, Range, 5335 Wisconsin Ave NW, 202-803-8020, reserve here

Down the Russian Rabbit Hole
PEACE ACCORDION

Down the Russian Rabbit Hole

As soon as you sit down at Mari Vanna, they’ll set you up with a bottle of bubbly and some caviar before dinner. Then things get a bit unexpected, in the form of an accordion player, Russian Santa Claus and karaoke. Although now that we just told you, you can expect it.

Dec 31, 9pm-close, $150 and up, Mari Vanna, 1141 Connecticut Ave NW, reserve at 202-783-7777

New Year’s Rockabilly Eve at Pilar
POMPADOUR AND CIRCUMSTANCE

New Year’s Rockabilly Eve at Pilar

You may not have a muscle car. You may not have a Schott leather jacket. But you do love Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis. And you can certainly find some industrial-strength hair products. Anyway, Bar Pilar’s hosting a rockabilly-themed party. Might want to curl your top lip up, too.

Dec 31, 10pm-close, no cover, Bar Pilar, 1833 14th St NW, 202-265-1751

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