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Celebrate New Year's Eve Without Reservations at Area Clubs

At Cafe Saint-Ex, DJ DK will return for New Year's Eve. You don't need reservations, but get there early or expect long lines.
At Cafe Saint-Ex, DJ DK will return for New Year's Eve. You don't need reservations, but get there early or expect long lines. (2005 Photo By Katherine Frey -- The Washington Post)
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By Fritz Hahn
Special to The Washington Post
Friday, December 26, 2008

New Year's Eve is Wednesday, and if you haven't made plans yet, you're not alone. A few weeks ago, these pages had details of big parties with open bars and black-tie dress codes. What follows is the Procrastinator's Guide to New Year's Eve: bars and clubs that aren't levying exorbitant cover charges for unlimited drinks, asking you to rent a tux or forcing "guests" to buy tickets by a certain date. Instead, these venues are, for the most part, opening the doors for business as usual and treating the night as one big party, no reservations needed or taken.

The District

51st State Tavern

2512 L St. NW; 202-625-2444 or

http://www.51ststatetavern.com

"Open as usual," says the Foggy Bottom pub, with a midnight toast and party favors. You can also take advantage of the usual happy hour that offers $3 Dos Equis and Magic Hat. Opens at 7.

Asylum

2471 18th St. NW; 202-319-9353 or

http://www.asylumdc.com

DJ Lil'E of Black Cat's Right Round dance party spins familiar party jams from the '80s, '90s and '00s. $10 cover. Opens at 5.

Buffalo Billiards

1330 19th St. NW; 202-331-7665 or

http://www.buffalobilliards.com


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