Acqua. New Years at Acqua: Kickoff the evening celebrations with a festive champagne reception at 8:30 p.m. followed by a gourmet seven-course dinner with pairing wines at 9:15 p.m. Live jazz will provide the party sounds until 1:00 a.m. Sat., Dec. 31. $290 per person. 305-381-3140. 1435 Brickell Ave, Miami, 305-358-3535, www.fourseasons.com.
Afterglo. Relaxed Dinner at Afterglo: Celebrate New Years at Afterglo Restaurant, where there is no cover charge or price fixed menu for those dining. Dinner reservations begin as early as 6 p.m. and as late as 1 a.m. Diners can choose their own seating time and choose both appetizers and entrées a la carte from the full menu created by executive chef Michael Schwartz. Dining, DJs, dancing, and drummers till dawn. Party favors at midnight. Ring in the new year with a Glo! Sat., Dec. 31. 1200 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-695-1717, www.afterglo.com.
Alligator Alley: If you want to keep it cheap this New Years Eve and avoid people hurling and acting insane, you might want to head over to Alligator Alleys No Hype, No High Prices nonextravaganza. $10 gets you the buffet and the band, Way of the Groove. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. Alligator Alley, 1321 E Commercial Blvd, Oakland Park, 954-771-2220.
Amadeus. Brazilian Dinner Buffet: A bit of Brazilian flavor is infused into a more casual New Years Eve dining option in the beautiful surroundings of Amadeus from 6 to 10 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31. $65 adults, $25 children under 12. 3300 SW 27th Ave (in the Ritz-Carlton), Coconut Grove, 305-644-4680.
Americana. New Years Eve Dinner: Indulge, imbibe, dance, and celebrate the year that was as you look forward to the year ahead. There will be two seatings at 6 and 9 p.m. and a four-course menu. Sat., Dec. 31. $85 adult, $55 child for 6 p.m., $115 adult, $55 child for 9 p.m. 1 Lincoln Rd (in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel), Miami Beach, 786-276-4000, www.ritzcarlton.com.
Amika. NYE Blowout: Voted Best Night Club by New Times in 2005, Amika offers a swanky and relatively intimate alternative to the bulk and bravado of other South Beach super clubs. For NYE, theyll have hip-hop DJs, toasts, and lots of drunken and (hopefully) cute revelers. Sat., Dec. 31. $50 per person, $125 for a three-hour open bar ticket, and a minimum of $1000 for a VIP table, which holds six people and includes at a minimum three bottles of liquor. 1532 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-534-1499.
Art Café. Ring in the Old New Year: Get out the spandex for this retro 1988 party. Enjoy a premium open bar, gourmet hors douevres, and a champagne toast. Sat., Dec. 31. $150. 427 Jefferson Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-0770.
Azul. Dine in Class: You can have your fill from a six-course dinner and a champagne toast of Dom Perignon. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $295. 500 Brickell Key Dr (in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel), Miami, 305-913-8254, www.mandarinoriental.com.
Bahama Breeze. Tropical New Years Eve: Enjoy a delicious New Years Eve dinner at Bahama Breeze. Feast on Caribbean-inspired cuisine and decadent drinks while live musicians make your evening even more memorable. Sat., Dec. 31, 7-11:30 p.m. 12395 SW 88th St, Miami, 305-598-4040.
Bahia Bar. Get Down Latin-style at Bahia: Greet the new year at the hotels hip poolside bar and lounge with Latin music and a special champagne menu from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sat., Dec. 31. 305-381-3140. 1435 Brickell Ave (Four Seasons Hotel), Miami, 305-381-3062.
Bamboo Sports Bar & Grill. New Years Wood: The schedule for Bamboo Sports Bar & Grills NYE spectacular is still in flux at press time, but you can bet that South Miamis premier mixed night club will be absolutely fabulous. Sat., Dec. 31. 14351 S Dixie Hwy, South Miami, 305-948-8800.
Bank of America Tower. Winter Wonderland 2005 New Years Eve Gala: Itll feel like winter in Miami at the second annual Winter Wonderland New Years Eve Gala. Come out for great music and good times in an elegant atmosphere. Live music by jazz musician Michael Phillips will help you ring in 2006. Sat., Dec. 31. $75 for individuals and $50 for a couple. 954-538-1742. www.classc1productions.com. 100 SE 2nd St, Miami.
Bare Necessity Adult Entertainment. Boogie at Bare Necessity: This hot strip joint will be open and rockin from noon to 6 in the morning. Enjoy a free midnight toast, party favors, and free helium. And oh yeah, hot strippers. Sat., Dec. 31, noon. free admission. 9100 S Dixie Hwy, Kendall, 305-670-2373.
Barton G., The Restaurant. Ring in the New Year Barton G. Style!: Guests will enjoy an unforgettable dining experience featuring an extraordinary five-course meal and unlimited champagne throughout the evening as well as incredible entertainment by the George Tandy Band playing smooth jazz during dinner followed by everyones dance favorites through the rest of the night. Begin with the Barton G. seafood martini, savor pan seared scallops and foie gras, be excited by the pear and walnut brioche crusted lamb chops, and celebrate with New Years Eve orgasmic confections. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $325 per person plus tax & gratuity. 1427 West Ave, Miami Beach, 305-672-8881.
Bayfront Park. Disco Concert: Its time to ring in the new year and the place to be is downtown Miamis Bayfront Park for the largest free party in South Florida! Start at Bayside Marketplace with shopping, dining, and free entertainment, then head south to Bayfront Park Amphitheater for a free concert starting at 8 p.m., and count down to midnight with the Big Orange. This New Years Eve icon will slowly ascend the side of The Hotel Intercontinental, reaching the top at midnight in conjunction with a grand display of fireworks. The fireworks display, over beautiful Biscayne Bay, can be viewed from anywhere in Bayfront Park and Bayside Marketplace. Performing will be disco favorites Rose Royce and France Joli, along with Colombian artist Ciclon and Miamis own Betty Padget and Elements of Funk. Sat., Dec. 31, 7 p.m. Free. 305-358-7550. www.bayfrontparkmiami.com. 301 N Biscayne Blvd, Miami.