There is so much to celebrate! Come out to the newly opened National Union Building and get into the holiday spirits all night long at Drink the District’s Cocktail Countdown.
Open bars featuring beer, wine, and premium liquor will keep the drinks flowing, plus imbibe on signature cocktail libations. Before you hit the dance floor and take in our awesome DJs grab a bite or treat to eat. Sip your favorite drink, don some NYE schwag, and get ready for the ball to drop and the confetti to rain down as we get ready for 2023.
Come as you are or get festive – we want you to party with us as we welcome in 2023 at National Union Building. All guests will enjoy a champagne toast at midnight. Join us to celebrate the end of 2022 and to welcome in an awesome 2023 with us.
The following items are included in your
General Admission (GA) ticket:
5 hours of open bar featuring beer, wine and premium liquors
Signature cocktails featured for the evening
DJs will get the dance floor jumpin’
Countdown to midnight with a champagne toast
Plus complimentary party favors to ring in the new year with jubilee!
*Coat Check available for additional cost.
Below are some frequently asked questions
What should I wear to ring in 2023?
Dress to please yourself! Come as you are or get festive! Canadian tuxedos are encouraged. Attendees are encouraged to break out their cocktail attire or favorite pair of blue jeans. Your call. All are welcome!
Are there age or ID requirements to enter the event? Can children accompany a parent?
All attendees must be over 21 to attend. Children will not be permitted in the event. You need to provide a government issued photo ID card verifying your age to receive admittance into the event.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
National Union Building is located at 918 F St, NW Washington, DC 20004. Our recommendation is to take the Metro to Metro Center or Lyft to get to the festival. If you would like to drive there is limited street parking throughout the neighborhood.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
There is a contact link below, above the map. Send us a question through the link and we’ll be happy to help.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You will need to either bring your printed ticket or you will need to pull up your ticket on your phone.
Are dogs or other pets allowed?
Dogs are not permitted into the venue. Service animals are always welcome.
Can I bring my baby/toddler/child?
Cocktail Countdown is a 21+ event. Children are not permitted into the venue.
What is your entry/exit policy?
The event has a no re-entry policy. Please make sure to bring everything you need with you into the event.
What is your smoking policy?
Smoking is permitted at the event in designated areas.
What is the refund policy?
All sales are final. There will be no refunds issued for the event.