As the old adage goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". And so the owners of popular Georgetown and Glover Park hotspots George
and Mason Inn
returned to Mount Vernon Square on Monday night, for a sold-out New Year's Eve celebration.
After the success of their Halloween event
back in late October, word spread quickly about the party, with all 1,200 spots snapped-up two weeks in advance.
Each $165 ticket gave guests carte blanche to roam the historic halls of Carnegie Library
during the last few hours of 2012, complete with hors d'oeuvres, bottomless bars, and a midnight champagne toast.
Richmond, Virginia-based Yacht Rock tribute band Three Sheets To The Wind
commanded center stage inside the building's main entrance hall, while DJ Phaser
(Jay Haynes), Zach Williams
, and John Almond
took charge of the soundtrack in the adjoining rooms.
A modest $25 VIP ticket upgrade bought attendees an expedited entrance line, access to premium spirits, and their own second story party area equipped with private bars and restrooms.
While decidedly a New Year's Eve celebration, Monday's bash stretched to include open bar pre-party festivities at both George and Mason Inn on Thursday, 12/27 and Sunday, 12/30, respectively.
Young Washington was apparently determined to squeeze every last drop of fun from 2012 before saying goodbye. Cheers!