Miami New Year's Eve Bar Guide
For those of you who are more keen on skipping dinner for New Year's Eve, the next logical alternative is to hit up a local bar.
On this list is everything from Brickell Irish Pub to Ted's Hideaway to Churchill's to Tobacco Road.
Some of them have $50 open-bar promos, which, to be frank, is a better deal than you'd get at a nightclub on NYE in Miami.
Hop to it and start planning!
Blue Martini. Blue Martini NYE Party: Live entertainment all night. Enjoy a complimentary champagne toast as revelers count down to the New Year. All guests enjoy open bar from 8-11 p.m. including hand-passed hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Van Gogh Blue Vodka with table purchase. VIP table purchase includes super premium bottle of your choice. Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $50-$500. 900 S. Miami Ave. #250, Miami, 305-981-2583, bluemartinilounge.com.
Blue Martini Kendall. Roaring 20's NYE Celebration: Featuring live entertainment and flapper girls all night. Enjoy a complimentary champagne toast at the countdown to the New Year. General Admission fee includes party favors, beer and wine open bar 8-9 p.m., premium open bar 9-11 p.m., hand passed hors d'oeuvres from 8-11 p.m. Offering a $15 general admission charge for designated drivers and non-alcohol-consuming guests. Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $15-$400. 8405 Mills Drive #205, Kendale Lakes, 305-630-2583, bluemartinilounge.com.
Brickell Irish Pub. Pre-Resolution New Year's Eve Party: Drink specials, extended happy hour until 10 p.m., music by Robert Elias and Lisa Quinn, a midnight champagne toast, and a resolution wishing tree equal one great way to start the new year. Table reservations required. Mon., Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m. free. 1451 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-381-6651, brickellirishpub.com.
Calder Race Course. NYE Celebration at Calder: Featuring prize drawings for a total of $20,000 in Free Play, a dance party in the Twin Spires Tavern featuring a live DJ, and a free champagne toast at midnight. The $60,000 Countdown Giveaway concludes on New Year's Eve with hourly drawings for $10,000 in Free Play held from 7-10 p.m. Mon., Dec. 31, 10:30 p.m. 21001 NW 27th Ave., Miami Gardens, 305-625-1311, calderracecourse.com.
Chalk Ping Pong & Billiards Lounge. Ball-Dropping New Year: Tickets include premium open bar, midnight champagne toast, complimentary gaming, live countdown, party favors, and special guest DJs. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $40-$80. 1234 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-8662, chalkmiami.com.
Churchill's Pub. The Theatre De Underground: Open mic and live bands featuring Midnight Hour. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $5. 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, 305-757-1807, churchillspub.com.
Cibo Wine Bar. NYE Celebration at Cibo: Ring in the new year with an extensive selection of wine, a DJ, and party favors. Reservations recommended. À la carte reservations will be available from 5 to 8 p.m. Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $75. 45 Miracle Mile, Miami, 305-442-4925, cibowinebar.com.
The Clevelander Hotel. New Year's Eve Party: The Clevelander will be partying into 2013 with Mayan-themed entertainment, bottle packages, and two rooftop parties for your firework-viewing pleasure -- one with a three-hour open bar. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $30-$1500. 1020 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305-532-4006, clevelander.com.
Delano Hotel. Santigold: Ring in 2013 with Santigold and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $150. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-672-2000, delano-hotel.com.
Fat Tuesday. New Year's Eve at Fat Tuesday: The cheapest drinks on the beach, dancing, and fireworks at midnight. Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $20. 918 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305-534-1328, fat-tuesday.com.
Foxhole Bar. Stroll to the Hole: Roll into 2013 with DJs D Up, Iron Lyon, and Sharpsound. $100 premium open bar. Table packages available. Mon., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. free. 1218 14th Court, Miami Beach, 305-534-3511, foxholebar.com.
Lucky Strike Lanes. Party Like It's 2013: Featuring four hours of open bar, a live DJ spinning music, passed small plates of delicious hors d'oeuvres, and a special champagne toast at midnight. Watch the LIVE feed of New Years Ball Drop in Times Square on plasma TVs throughout the venue. Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $65. 1691 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach, 305-532-0307, bowlluckystrike.com.
Miami Beach. NYE Fireworks Celebration: Enjoy free fireworks at midnight on the beach at Ocean Drive and 8th Street as Miami Beach rings in the New Year. Mon., Dec. 31, 11 p.m. free. Various locations, Miami Beach.
Miccosukee Resort & Gaming. Gilberto Santa Rosa: with music by a live DJ all night. Mon., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. $48-$195. 500 SW 177th Ave., West Dade, 305-222-4600, miccosukee.com.
Ted's Hideaway. NYE Balloon Drop: At midnight, there'll be a balloon drop and champagne toast to welcome 2013. Food and drink specials throughout the night and shot specials every hour leading up to the new year. Ted's will stay open until 7 a.m., so stick around all night for a complimentary breakfast in the morning. Mon., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. free. 124 2nd St., Miami Beach, 305-532-9869.
Tobacco Road. 100th Annual NYE Party: With a champagne toast at midnight, live music, and DJs playing all the way until the wee hours of the new year. Enjoy an open bar for $50. Mon., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. $10-$50. 626 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-374-1198, tobacco-road.com.
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