12.05.2011

Win Tickets To ChurchKey's New Year's Eve Bash

Don't you hate that nagging pressure to have fabulous plans for New Year's Eve that starts bubbling up this time of year? Thanks to Metrocurean sponsor LivingSocial, one lucky reader's plans will be locked in for an exclusive New Year's Eve bash at 14th Street beer mecca ChurchKey.

The new invitation-only LivingSocial Gourmet is offering its members exclusive tickets to the Dec. 31 party today. Not a member yet? Metrocurean has two tickets, a $300 value, to give away to one of you wonderful readers.

To enter: Leave a comment with a great New Year's resolution below by Friday at 10 a.m. I'll randomly choose one winner, to be announced in the comment section Friday afternoon. 

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For ChurchKey's New Year's Eve party, which runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., guests will be treated to samples of more than 50 craft beers, unlimited small plates, an open bar, a photo booth and a DJ. There's also rumor of a light-wrapped keg dropping from the mezzanine at midnight. After midnight, there'll be egg and cheese biscuits and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches for late-night eating.

The event is capped at 150 guests.

Good luck!

135 comments:

urban bohemian said...

If I got the chance to attend a bash like that, my first resolution would be reupping my gym membership!

Shannonhayesdc said...

This year I resolve not to make anyone a priority if I am only an option to them!

Stephanie said...

I'd like to try a new beer once a week. I tend to stick to the tried-and-true.

Deirdre said...

Go to brunch at a different restaurant every weekend.

And then get myself up to running 10 miles comfortably. Two resolutions that sort of offset each other, admittedly, but I'm resolute about them both.

Chase said...

I resolve to try more craft beer, starting with this event.

Ed said...

1. Find a permanent job, 2. Get Jacked and Tanned, 3. Quit Smoking 4. Be happy

Marissa said...

One of my resolutions is to get to the gym in the morning before work, rather than make excuses not to go when I get home!

Jenny said...

I always have the same NYE resolution, year after year - to pay someone a compliment, everyday. I'm not always successful, but when I am, it sure does feel good.

This is a great party idea - kudos to ChurchKey for hooking DC up with such a fabulous fete.

Jessica said...

My NYE resolution would be to have a thicker skin. But only if I win the tickets! :)

Dave said...

My resolution is going to be to give up beer for the 10 months prior to my wedding in Oct 2012. This would be a nice way to get some last beers in before midnight!

Amy said...

To get along better with my in-laws!

Anonymous said...

My new years resolution: new job!

Anonymous said...

To start making soup stock from scratch instead of buying it from the store.

Danielle said...

This year I resolve to submit a Five Bites to Metrocurean!

Anonymous said...

My new years resolution is to be outside more.

Anonymous said...

I resolve to enter and complete the Tough Mudder!

Art D. said...

I already know my NY resolution. I want to see at least 300 species of birds in the wld next year.
It may sound a bit odd, particularly if you're not all that into birds, but it means more than just checking off things on a list. Getting that many will mean getting up earlier, managing my time to fit in the extra birding, spending more time outdoors, more travel (even if it's just a weekend away), and connecting with more people who share my interests.

jenny said...

To cook more with local ingredients!

Anonymous said...

Win an election.

Randy said...

My New Years resolution is to complete all my past resolutions. It's going to be a long year!

Alicia said...

My resolution is to bring my lunch to work everyday instead of always buying lunch.

Laura F said...

I resolve to take better care of myself

Shannon said...

My resolution is to take more of my vacation days...even if I just stay home!

Anonymous said...

I resolve to win more giveaways!

Anonymous said...

To spend more quality time doing whatever I'm doing - no more rushing to cram in as many events/visits/parties as possible.

Norm said...

That's right in our neighborhood. I resolve to eat less buffet brunches next year.

Matt L. said...

My resolution is to visit Churchkey more often... this prize would certainly help me get started on the right foot!

Anonymous said...

For 2012, I resolve to Stop Making Excuses. Everyone, myself included - obviously, has a million excuses why not to do something or to excuse something they have and should not have done. 2012 will be the year where this stops - for me at least. No excuses and an honest start to the New Year! Thanks Amanda for giving me the motivation to put this down in writing!

Heather said...

To get through my to-do list!

Ashley McMaster said...

My New Year's resolution is to finally take a honeymoon after more than a year of marriage. It's been a tough year, and we really could use a break.

Anonymous said...

I resolve to be more charitable to those in need and to be more honest with those I love.

Anonymous said...

Steph: My resolution is to visit more DC resturants that I have been wanting to try! This would start the new year off on a good foot!

Anonymous said...

To follow apartment therapy's advice and spend 15 mins a day maintaining my apartment's cleanliness.

schoolofdouglas said...

mark my words i might be something someday. t&s

AJ said...

i resolve to take deep breaths when i feel road rage coming on.

Anonymous said...

Resolution:

Ride a century (a 100 mile bike race) on my fixed gear

Anonymous said...

My new years resolution is to learn something new-specifically taking a pottery class so I can make some beautiful bowls which will enhance the photo's I take of the yummy food I cook and post on my blog

CE said...

To volunteer more! I used to be very active about volunteering but this year has flown by and I haven't been able to volunteer as much as I would have liked. Here's to a year filled with giving back and volunteering.

Anonymous said...

Rebecca L: my goal is to raise more than $3,000 by April 1 for my bike ride in Cali to support AIDS and gay rights! (http://www.aidslifecycle.org/about/)

AR said...

To win a local road race.

Helen said...

I will eat healthier choices and get back into running 4 times a week again! :)
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

To cook one new thing every week.

Rin said...

my resolution is to have a positive attitude to make people smile on the regular :)

Anonymous said...

My resolution is to be more mindful of my money and save more the future

Laura G. said...

am loving some of these suggestions and keeping my fingers crossed for tickets to this awesome event! i am going to resolve to take pro-active steps on figuring out what i want in both my personal and professional lives, rather than just wishing things were different, but not doing anything about it. being scared of what will happen if i move forward isn't getting me anywhere!

Eric said...

to go out more with my wife!

Brian said...

My resolution is to utilize my time better by creating boundaries at work and spending more time developing my hobbies/interests.

Anonymous said...

My resolution is to go to ChurchKey more often!

Anonymous said...

I resolve to focus more on my career as an aspiring designer...oh and gym of course!

Anonymous said...

Drink more local brew. Support those who support jobs in our community and establish a thriving, local pub culture. Mega-brewers don't need any more of our money.

Gigi said...

To complete my first Olympic distance triathlon and to cook more. I guess that's 2 resolutions.

Anonymous said...

My resolution is to spend more time exploring the great ethnic pockets all around the DC area and learn more about their culture and cuisine through their food :)

DB said...

My resolution is to get out into the city more often.

Roy Heintzelman said...

My resolution is to stop spending so much money!

jen said...

i'll resolve to send more thank you notes via snail mail.

Cledwyn said...

I'll resolve to start homebrewing and support the local craft beer scene.

Kristen said...

I resolve to take the GMAT and apply to business school! :)

Sarah said...

In 2012 I will learn to cook gourmet cuisine as opposed to simply critiquing it!

Josh said...

I resolve to only eat sustainably and locally raised meat and animal products

Anonymous said...

My resolution is too cook more. Also, get a new job.

David F. said...

I resolve to exercise more (and not just because this means I can have more desserts).

OMB said...

New year's resolution - to master the art of roasting coffee at home.

Dani said...

My new years resolution is to learn how to bake and create awesome cupcakes!!

Anonymous said...

To transfer school districts (I'm a teacher).

Alex said...

My resolution is to cook more delicious meals at home and eat out a little less.

Laura said...

To try yoga for the first time!

Portside said...

Cook with more beer.

Noah said...

My resolution is to cook more for my friends and community. To give more than I eat in 2012.

Ms. Rose said...

I'm a 7th grade teacher.

My resolution is to stop wishing for the end of the year in June, and start enjoying my wonderful (and crazy) students while I get to spend time with them!

SECONDLY: To walk instead of taking cabs!

Megan said...

I haven't been out for NYE in almost a decade! I want this!!!

Andrew said...

I pledge to feed a homeless person with a meal a week

ShortTermGoals said...

To eat egg and cheese biscuits and drink beer in the first hours of 2012

Anonymous said...

Marry the man I love.

Katie said...

My resolution is to get better at staying in touch with my friends who live outside of the District.

Anonymous said...

enjoy life (and more of the beers at Church key)!!

Anonymous said...

I am going to make a new recipe at least every week (including using the pasta attachment we got at our wedding too many years ago).

Anonymous said...

I am going to stop breaking bones.

Anonymous said...

To be naughty instead of nice.

Anonymous said...

I hope to lose 10 pounds! But not at the cost of eating well.

M said...

Have more fun!

Anonymous said...

Run a half marathon in 2012!

Anonymous said...

Drink more beer!

amy said...

To read more often!

Mihir said...

to fulfill all the new years eve promises of the past that have yet to be touched! happy holidays everyone...

Caroline said...

I resolve to run my first full marathon before I turn 30 in May!

Sarah said...

to make my lunch at least once a week (it's always healthier and more diet-friendly to make food at home, but such work when it's easier to buy a meal downtown...sigh)

Rebecca said...

Single for the first time in years + turning 30 = me embracing 2012 with damn good beer and zero regrets!

Anonymous said...

I resolve to actually keep my resolutions for a change.

A said...

I already try to live without regret, but this year I intend to up the ante by resolving to cross more items off of my boyfriend's and my Must Do/See/Hear/Taste/Be List, and to continue to add new entries every chance we get!

Heather said...

To start taking dance classes for exercise and becoming more fulfilled.

Susan said...

I resolve to have more fun and get out more, instead of being chained to my desk or couch!

Anonymous said...

I resolve to try to get the gym more and try different activities to stay fit.

Anonymous said...

become a better baker! i started baking this year and am slowly but surely getting better at it...next year i'd like to be able to bake a cake without having a practice run first!

RebeccaC said...

To remember that I can't just decide to make a difference one day or one afternoon or through one act. Every day I make some kind of difference. Just by entering a room each of us makes a difference. The question I need to constantly ask myself is, What kind of difference am I making? And my resolution is to strive to make sure the answer to that question - the difference I make - is always a positive one.

Amy F said...

To actually stick to my eating plan...after imbibing on NYE!

Anonymous said...

to start running again!

Anonymous said...

Donate what I would have spent for new years to charity to make this a special day for someone else as well!

Carol said...

I resolve to make my health a priority, and be willing to take more risks when cooking at home (i.e. try more new recipes!)

KJ said...

I resolve to bring my lunch to work at least three days a week.

Patricia G said...

2011 was my year of running and I kept the resolution of running a race at almost every level- 5k, 8k, 10k, 15k, 10 miler, half marathon and full marathon. Because of the intensive training, I decided to give up alcohol during marathon training (28 weeks).

Because of this, My resolution is for 2012 to be the year of beer. I want to try a different import every month, try to make my own and enjoy the beer that I missed in 2011, while still continuing to run. :-)

Andy said...

take more limos

Terry said...

Live life to the fullest and drinking more beers at Churchkey!

Kristen Poillon said...

To take more time to stop and smell the roses and appreciate all that this wonderful city has to offer!

Anita said...

I resolve to try new foods from new local sources!

Jennifer said...

My New Years resolution is to Live Life Out Loud...No regrets!

Kara Matovich said...

To live in the moment, to not judge others, and be positive and optimistic.

Dan said...

I resolve to enter a homebrewing competition and win (hopefully)!

Anonymous said...

My resolution for 2012: no sunburns, no hangovers. and in general less needlessly self-inflicted misery.

Sarah said...

I resolve to try one new craft beer a week!

Katie W said...

I resolve to be more positive.

Jim said...

I resolve to set aside money for next years ChurchKey news years party! (But I didn't this year, so I need the tickets. :)

Jay said...

To still be following through with my resolution come the third week of January. It would be a feat of epic proportions.

Jeff K said...

Drink a beer a day, and run 6 miles per day.

Anonymous said...

To be kind to someone every day.

Julie said...

To never again make another resolution (and hope that all January 2 first-time gym-goers stop as well)!

Kristin said...

My resolution is to kick butt in all of the half marathons and the Iron Girl Columbia Triathelon that I am doing in 2012

Matt F said...

Instead of just grumbling and drinking when things suck at work, my resolution is to be a more positive influence on the people around me.

Becky said...

Resist the urge to throw a temper tantrum when things don't go my way.

Chris said...

To find a more fulfilling job.

JP said...

to not forget to RSVP to churchkey parties i'm dying to attend!

Shmoo said...

Give my wife the year of awesome she earned after freak open heart surgery
Good beer and food on day one would be a great start!

Anonymous said...

I resolve to support my wife like she supports me!

Devon said...

My New Year's Resolution is to make the most of 30 by staying fit enough to enjoy the finer things in life, like beers at ChurchKey and my honeymoon in Italy.

Karen said...

My New Year's resolution is to stop slouching :)

HTM said...

My New Year's resolution is to be a happier person.

Lauren F. said...

My New Year's resolution is to focus more of my attention on people less fortunate than me and the people who fight for my freedom.

Colleen said...

I would like to try more new craft beers. And then, as a result, increase my running stamina to wear off said beers.

Tom said...

Compete in my first triathalon.

Jeff said...

My New Year's resolution is to become better at pairing food with craft beer. I plan to cook a nice dinner once a week and choose a few beers that match well with the menu.

Allison said...

To do an East Coast beer tour visiting all the craft beer breweries up and down the East Coast

Bobby said...

To start volunteering more often

Kevan said...

Less T, way more G and L!

JAM said...

I resolve to Eat Local, Farm-to-Table Sustainable Food and Buy Local, American, & Fair Trade Only. I resolve to build this country back up - one honest, hardworking step at a time.

Anonymous said...

So...who won? Thought the winner was to be announced earlier today?

Amanda @ Metrocurean said...

Sorry for the delay, folks! Random number generator says ... Cledwyn is the winner! Shoot me an email to claim the tickets. metrocureanATgmail.com.

You all motivated the hell out of me with your great comments. Lots of runners and sweet husbands out there in the audience. =)