Tantra. Delicious New Years Dinner: Tantra is personalizing your ultimate New Years Eve celebration. There is no cover or exorbitant fixed price for those dining. Dine as early as 6 p.m. or as late as 1 a.m. Diners choose their own seating time along with appetizers, entrées, and a la carte from the full menu, created by executive chef Sandee Birdsong. Dining, DJs, dancing, and drummers till dawn. Party favors at midnight and live feed from Times Square in New York. Sat., Dec. 31, 6 p.m. no cover. 1445 Pennsylvania Ave, Miami Beach, 305-672-4765.
Tapas y Tintos. Have a Time at Tapas y Tintos: Sit inside for $150, or sit outside for $100. Either way, youll enjoy fantastic live entertainment with two Latin bands. The sultry sounds of flamenco and salsa will waft through the air, as professional dancers set the tone for the evening. Make your reservations early. Feast on a special menu of tapas and other inspired dishes by Chef Justo, and of course, champagne for everyone at midnight! Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. www.tapasytintos.com. 448 Española Way, Miami Beach, 305-538-8272.
Tarpon Bend Fort Lauderdale: Possibly the citys most popular bar and eatery, Tarpon Bend is the place to party if you want to watch the Fort Lauderdale Ball Drop on Second Street. Outside, Atomic Tangerine plays live rock. Inside, Fuse will blow 2005 away. The regular menu will be served, and there is no cover downstairs. Upstairs, the bar will host an open bar party for $100. Sat., Dec. 31, Tarpon Bend, 200 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, 954-523-3233.
Teds Hideaway. New Years Party: Come have a beer and bring in the new year at this South Beach watering hole. Sat., Dec. 31. 124 2nd St, Miami Beach, 305-532-9869.
Tootsies Cabaret. Trip the Light Fantastic at Tootsies: Ten bucks will get you plenty at Tootsies great new location. Drink free all night long, and save your dollars for the ladies on stage. The party starts at 8 p.m. and goes all the way till 5 a.m. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $10. 19839 NW 2nd Ave, North Miami, 305-651-5822.
Touch. A Night in Paris: Touch will be transforming the restaurant into a glamorous, turn of the century, European-inspired grand Parisian salon. Prepaid reservations are required berets optional for the four-course dinner prepared by executive chef Sean Brasel. You will be greeted with a glass of champagne upon arrival and there will be entertainment throughout the night, in addition to party favors and fabulous giveaways. If youve already eaten, join us for a special open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight. Sat., Dec. 31. $250 per person for dinner (excluding tax and service charge); $100 per person for open bar. 910 Lincoln Rd, South Beach, 305-532-8003, www.touchrestaurant.com.
Transit Lounge. Suenalo Sound System: Suenalo Sound System live at the Transit Lounge. Dont miss this party featuring one of Miamis funkiest bands along with a second stage outdoors party featuring live Rumba. The party will also include free buffet and champagne along with tons of drink specials throughout the night followed by a Krispy Kreme breakfast. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $25. www.suenalomusic.com. 729 SW 1st Ave, Miami, 305-377-4628.
Tropical Cigars. Celebrate with a Cigar: Join the private party for live entertainment, finger foods, and a champagne toast. Make your reservation by December 27. $50 per person. Sat., Dec. 31. 740 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-673-3194.
Van Dyke Café. Jazz/Blues Chanteuse: Performing on the last night of 2005 will be Doris Spears and the Don Wilner Quartet, featuring guitarist Bob DeVos and drummer Rudy Petschauer. Sat., Dec. 31. 846 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-534-3600.
Vix. Dom Perignon Champagne Wishes: For an arm and a leg you can enjoy a vintage champagne cocktail reception complete with a carefully crafted selection of hors doeuvres especially created for the occasion. The festivities will continue with a six-course seated dinner. VIXs Executive Chef James Wierzelewski and guest Chef de Cuisine, Pascal Tingaud of Dom Perignon, will prepare a vintage champagne-inspired dinner. Each course will be accompanied by a rare selection of vintage Dom Perignon champagne. Guests will also have exclusive VIP access to the New Years Eve party at the hotels poolside lounge, VUE. Sat., Dec. 31. $2006 per couple. 1144 Ocean Dr (Hotel Victor), Miami Beach, 305-779-8888, www.hotelvictorsouthbeach.com.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Beautiful New Year: The 10th annual NYE celebration at Vizcaya will include a light buffet served from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Flor de Cana premium spirit open bars throughout the night, and JP Chenet and Grands Chais de France premium wine open bars throughout the night. Live musical performances by Goia (formerly of Expose), Shannon (opening act), and closing act performances by bands Erotic Exotic and Secret Society at 12:30 a.m. And it wouldnt be a party without the countdown, champagne toast, and fireworks at midnight. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $150 general admission. 305-856-4866. 3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, 305-250-9133.
Volpe Liquors. Happy New Year from Volpe Liquors: Stock up your bar for your at-home holiday celebration at this South Beach store. Get top shelf brands at the best prices, beer, and wine. Dont forget to pick up a lottery ticket 2006 could be your lucky year! Sat., Dec. 31, 8-midnight. 305-538-0809. 1631 Washington Ave, Miami Beach.