In the four-and-a-half years that he and his brother Tim (where's Ted?) have owned the Hideaway, New Year's Eve has followed a predictable pattern: Well-wishers pour in right before the ball drops. A short lull follows, which gives the staff just enough time to clean up before the next wave. (Clean up what, you ask?) And before you know it, the party starts all over again around 3:00 a.m. as everyone files out of more opulent parties.
Why make all the extra stops? Pinch your nose and throw down some hair-raising whiskey, or whatever else is on special, and get to partying "like it's 1999." Oh, you already did that. Well, if you drink enough the year won't matter and you can make an ass of yourself until you vomit. How long does it take to clean up after New Year's?
Do yourself a favor: Get a little auld lang syne
Nikki Beach Club and Pearl Restaurant are located at 1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach. Call 305-538-1111. Oxygen Lounge is located at 2911 Grand Ave, Streets of Mayfair, Coconut Grove. Call 305-476-0202. Ted's Hideaway is located at 124 2nd St, Miami Beach. Call 305-532-9869. Club Spin is located at 320 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach. Call 305-531-2800. Level is located at 1235 Washington Ave, Miami Beach. Call 305-604-0009.