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.
B.E.D. NYE in B.E.D.: For NYE, South Beachs sexiest club will offer one seating only at 9 p.m. for $299 cover charge. This includes a five-course meal and unlimited champagne until midnight. After midnight, B.E.D.s carriage will transform into a funky pumpkin with hip-hop DJ Tony Tone. Sat., Dec. 31. 929 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-532-9070.
Bizcaya. Latin Año Nuevo: Enjoy a four-course gourmet dinner featuring flavors from South Americas premier cities and Chef Alfredo Patiños classic cuisine. Dinner from $105 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Add special wine flights for $95 plus tax and gratuity. This includes New Years Eve party favors. Sat., Dec. 31, 6:30 p.m. $105. 305-644-4680. 3300 SW 27th Ave, Coconut Grove, 305-644-4675, www.ritzcarlton.com.
Blackwater Sound. Fireworks: Its a community celebration that brings people from all over the Southeast to welcome 2006. Best viewing and partying is at Sundowners, Señor Frijoles, Cactus Jacks, Guss Grille at the Marriott Key Largo Bay Beach Resort, and Caribbean Club. Sat., Dec. 31. Key Largo, 305-451-4502.
Bongos Cuban Café. Lively Dining: Celebrate a Cuban New Years Eve with entrée choices of grilled pork, sirloin medallions, ham and cheese-stuffed chicken breast, or fish filet. After eating enjoy the upbeat sounds of a live Latin band. Admission includes one bottle of house champagne for every four people and party favors. Sat., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. $150. 786-777-2101. 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, 786-777-2100, www.bongoscubancafe.com.
BoomBox. New Years Eve party with DJ Booggee: Back from the Arctic clime of Canada, DJ Booggee will be spinnin the best house and electro beats in a special New Years Eve and birthday celebration for Rafi Levin, who will be turning the big 3-0. Anarchy Productions Levin and superfly Johnny will be releasing two new songs and playing the best underground dance music on the beach. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. No cover; bottle specials. 423 16th St, Miami Beach, 305-538-8282.
Bougainvilleas Old Florida Tavern. Live Music: Celebrate with drink specials, live music, and good friends, in a cozy Florida tavern. Tonights party starts at 8 and ends at 5 a.m. on New Years Day. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. www.floridatavern.com. 7221 SW 58th Ave (by the Shops at Sunset Place), South Miami, 305-669-8577.
Bourbon Street Pub. High Heel Drop: Come to this cross-dressers delight as Sushi, the six-foot, red high heel shoe-carrying drag queen, is dropped at midnight. Sat., Dec. 31. 305-294-4737. 730 Duval St, Key West, 305-296-1992.
Broward Center, Au-Rene Theater. Howie Mandell: Hell make you laugh away 2005s troubles and maybe even do his Bobby voice. Sat., Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m. $37.50, $45, $52.50, $60. 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-0222.
Bruschetta & Co.. New Years at Bruschetta: A fun and affordable party with salsa music, dancing, and kitchen specials. Sat., Dec. 31, 7 p.m. 10650 NW 41st St, Miami, 305-470-8003.
BTs Gentlemens Club. Bounce into the New Year at BTs: Get your party on early with sexy ladies and free drinks in a fun atmosphere. For a change, this New Years bash is on the 30th, not the 31st. Fri., Dec. 30, 9 p.m. 5922 S Dixie Hwy, South Miami, 305-663-4567.
Bullfrog Eatz. Eatz. Beatz. Art.: This new hot spot touches on the top three ingredients for fun: eats, beats, and art. For New Years enjoy a champagne toast and hors douevres. Sounds will be provided by Electric Jake and Heavy Duty Records. BYOB, bottle service provided by reservation only. VIP tables are available for dinner service. After munching and knocking back a few, venture to the chill out patio for some romantic star-gazing. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $25. www.bullfrogeatz.com. 2344 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-576-3289.
The Café at Books & Books. Lincoln Road Party: Come dine on Lincoln Road and be in the center of the party. Special menu and party favors. $49.95 per person. Sat., Dec. 31. 933 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-695-8898, www.booksandbooks.com.
Catering Supplies: Got party supplies? Catering Supplies is open on New Years Eve day until 7 p.m. for all of you last-minute party makers. They sell kits as well as individual hats, noisemakers, and fabulous New Years decorations, and specialize in selling unique, elegant disposables for any food-service event. Through Dec. 31, www.cateringsupplies.com.
Chef Allens Restaurant. A Delicious New Years Dinner at Chef Allens: Feast in the auld lang syne with this five-course menu that Chef Allen has created especially for this New Years Eve. The evening begins with a champagne reception and caviar riot hors doeuvres. Following immediately at 9:30 p.m. will be a five-course sit-down dinner. With music, dancing, and a Las Vegas showgirls show and DJ. Reservations must be made in advance. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $250 (excluding beverage, tax and gratuity). 305-935-2900 x12. www.chefallens.com. 19088 NE 29th Ave (off Biscayne Boulevard), Aventura, 305-935-2900.
Chesterfield Hotel. New Years Sessions at the Chesterfield: Enjoy the same sweet deal at the five fabulous hotels owned by the South Beach Group. If youre looking for an elegant, centrally located hotel to stay in and party at for New Years, look no further than the Chesterfield. The hotel is offering four- and five-night packages, which include celebrity-style gift bags complete with a bottle of champagne, party favors, tickets for a champagne toast in the bar when the ball drops, a midnight kissing contest, a New Years Day hangover kit, and a CD with the top 15 tracks from 2005. Besides the fun for the hotels guests, stop by for a free party that includes progressive house beats by Andrew Chibale, James Stratus, and a very special guest DJ. There will be bottle specials, and preferred seating available. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $250 a night. 855 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-5831, www.thechesterfieldhotel.com.
The Chicagoan. Sing Your Way to a New Year: Free food and prizes tonight as you count down to the new year. You can karaoke too! Sat., Dec. 31. 10702 NW 7th Ave, Miami, 305-756-5306.
China Grill. Premium Dining with Premium Open Bar: Join China Grill for dinner or just for fun this New Years Eve. General admission is $150 per person and includes premium open bar. DJ Danny Stern will be manning the ones and twos. Four-course dinner tickets cost $225 per person including premium open bar cocktail service. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. 404 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-534-2211.
Churchills. No Crazy Prices: If you think sipping champagne and paying $200 for a party is a yuppies NYE wet dream, then come to one of Miamis only mohawk havens. There will be no ridiculous prices and torn jeans are the standard as opposed to glittery gowns and pressed suits. Ha Ha Help!, Noveltype, and many others will be performing. Sat., Dec. 31. 5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-757-1807.
Clarkes. A Regular Good Time at Clarkes: Step into this restaurant/pub and youll feel like youre ringing in New Years Eve in Dublin, Ireland. Enjoy regular pub fare favorites like bangers and mash, shepherds pie, and fish and chips, and toast with a pint of Guinness and party favors at midnight. Sat., Dec. 31, 6 p.m.-midnight. 840 1st St, Miami Beach, 305-538-9885, www.clarkesmiamibeach.com.
The Clevelander. Walk Like An Egyptian at the Clevelander: Wake the Pharoahs is the theme for the evening, so expect the greatest Egyptian night on South Beach. DJ Mr. Friendly, DJ Furiouz, and DJ LNR will man the ones and twos while dancers get down into their choreographed routines. Come early for an afternoon pool party from 1 to 6 pm, then dance the night away starting at 8. Presale tickets are available for $30, and VIP table service is also available. Sat., Dec. 31. 786-276-1414. www.clevelander.com. 1020 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, 305-531-3485.
The Club at Emerald Hills. New Years Eve Latin Cabaret: with DJ Elliot Crespo, the Edwin Bonilla Big Band Latin Orchestra, Cuban Pete and Barbara Craddock, Ife Ile Afro-Cuban Dance and Music Ensemble, Salsa Karibe, Diego and Diana, and more. Sat., Dec. 31. 4100 N Hills Dr, Hollywood, 954-989-6575.
Club Cinema. Eddie Money: It would be a good idea to find someone to take you home tonight after this '70s chart toppers New Years concert. Sat., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. $50. 3251 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, 954-785-5224.
Club Deco. Celebrate at the Hottest New Club on the Beach: Shake your groove thing to house and hip-hop at this upscale new club. Expect celebrity guests in the upstairs VIP lounge, the cool crowd on the outside rooftop patio, and the crunk party monsters on the dance floor downstairs. Call for details and reservations. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. 305-531-3937. 637 Washington Ave, Miami Beach.
Club Deep. Dance on an Aquarium: The world-famous Club Deep features a 2000-gallon aquarium dance floor. For New Years, you can boogie with the fishies till the sun comes up at this hot SoBe nightclub. Tonights shindig will be hosted by the hottest DJs from Power 96, spinning dance, funk, hip-hop, R&B, reggae and Latin music. Celebrity guest invites include NFL, NBA, MLB, models, adult stars, and television and music video celebrities. The party will start at 9:00 p.m. and open with a hot and cold buffet and all house drinks for $3 from 9:00 to 11:00. Everyone will be greeted at the door with a personal bottle of champagne (Splitz). The party favors will be out by 11:30 for the midnight celebration, plus a champagne toast and a $1000 balloon drop at midnight. Everyone will leave the club with a smile and a few souvenirs such as a Club Deep 2006 NYE T-shirt and a Club Deep Flashing LED Glass. Sat., Dec. 31. $70. 305-970-5699. www.clubdeep.com. 621 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-532-1509.
crobar. Happy Sixth: Celebrate six years of New Years parties at crobar. There will be six DJs, three rooms of different sounds, two balloon drops, twelve performers, confetti cannons, flowing champagne, party favors, tasty chocolates, and more. Join VH1s My Fair Brady stars Adrianne Curry & Christopher Knight. Guest appearances by Miamis hottest firefighters releasing their 2006 calendar. Performers include Circ X, Hot Jams Dancers, CJ, Brainwash, Door Diva Barbarella, and Little Man Scott. Music orchestration by DJs Louis Dee, Ralph Falcon, Radamas, Joey Andron, and special guests to be announced. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $50 general admission, $150 table packages. 866-926-8499 general admission; 305-672-8084 table reservations. 1445 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-672-8084.
Dada: Delrays coziest spot for fine dining and live local music will offer a three-course fixed menu for your palate. As for your ears, the jazz, funk fusion of Secret Knock is on the menu. For nocturnal revelers, the venue will stay open until 4 a.m. Sat., Dec. 31, $60. Dada Restaurant and Lounge, 52 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, 561-330-3232.
The District. Dine at The District: This Design District mainstay is offering a decadent three-course dinner with your choice of wine or champagne. The restaurants only seating is at 8 p.m. Then get ready to dance when Poplife and The District count down 2005 with special guest DJ Diplo (Hollertronix) mixing his amazing mashups, along with red-hot Matt Cash, Alejandro, and Aramis. Also, Alex Caso and Induce in the Red Velvet Room. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $25 advance tickets. www.epoplife.com. 35 NE 40th St, Miami, 305-576-7242.
Dvine Lounge. Divine New Years at DVine Lounge: Relax and usher in 2006 at this venue for those who are sick of clubland. No cover, champagne toast, snacks, and live music. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. free. 910 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-534-1414.
Firkin & Friar Pub. New Years in the Grove: Live it up with music, drink specials, and a complimentary champagne toast. Sat., Dec. 31. 3148 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove, 305-443-2774.
510 Ocean. Vibrant Lounge Dining: The new ultrachic 510 Ocean restaurant will premier its new dining concept " Vibrant Lounge Dining " to New Years revelers from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. with dinner seating from 8 to 9 p.m. The evening is set to include free-flowing premium libations, champagne, and a five-course prix fix menu that is sure to tempt any palate, with gazpacho ceviche, lobster corn chowder, roasted Chilean sea bass, and white chocolate mousse, to name a few tasty delights. While guests enjoy chef Cory 'Big Tex Smiths New American cuisine, co-owner and house DJ Bryan Davis will work the turntables, playing upbeat recognizable tracks that appeal to all guests. For only $250 per person, guests will enjoy the five-course prix fix menu, complimentary bottle of Piper Heidsick champagne, hand-passed desserts, and access to a premium open bar until 1 a.m., all on 510 Oceans rooftop lounge, which offers an unobstructed view of Ocean Drive and the South Beach fireworks show. Another option is for those looking to just drink and be merry this New Years. For only $100, guests will receive full access to a premium open bar on the rooftop lounge. Sat., Dec. 31. 510 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, 305-531-1788.
Flavour. Feel the Funk at Flavour: Jesse James and Ariel G will have the crowd shakin upstairs, while DJ Assault keeps things lively downstairs. Theres no cover and free champagne for everybody! If you want to drink like theres no tomorrow, pay $100 and enjoy an open bar from 10 to midnight. If you want to party VIP style, pay $125 for an open bar and VIP booth seating. $150 will get you entry to the VIP lounge, which features leather couches and your own personal TV to watch the ball drop. VIP lounge seats are only available in pairs. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. free admission. www.flavourcg.com. 2895 McFarlane Rd, Coconut Grove, 305-445-6511.
The Forge. Decadent Dining: First seating from 6 to 8 p.m. Second seating from 9 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy a very Vasce inspired evening of glamour, dining, and decadence during the second seating. A bottle of Moet and Chandon per couple, exquisite party favors, and European sounds for your pleasure. Sat., Dec. 31. $85 first seating, $300 second seating. 432 41st St, Miami Beach, 305-538-8533, www.theforge.com.
Four Seasons Hotel. Magical Miami Celebration: The Four Seasons Hotels Miami Ballroom will be transformed into the setting of a magical New Years party. Dance the night away to the sounds of a live four-piece band while enjoying a lavish buffet dinner and champagne from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Price is $130 per person. While parents celebrate, kids enjoy a special party of their own featuring buffet dinner, games, crafts, videos, and party favors. The event goes from 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and price is $50 per child. Sat., Dec. 31. 305-381-3140. 1001 Brickell Bay Dr, Miami, 305-358-3535.
Fritz & Franz Bierhaus. German Party: Live entertainment by Lynne Noble and the Rob Friedman Band. On the menu: smoked trout, sherry consommé, spring mix and peppers salad, veal cordon bleu, grilled salmon, steak au poivre, and Baileys flavored chocolate cake. Admission includes one bottle of Schlumberger for each table of four. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $65 rsvp, $75 door. 60 Merrick Way, Miami, 305-774-1883.
GiGi Bistro. Sip Bubbly at Gigis: This cozy bistro will offer their regular menu from 6 to 8 p.m., then bust out into a party from 10 pm to 1 am. Enjoy an open bar with all the beer and wine you can drink, and toast with champagne at midnight. Dance to a special guest DJ and be sure to load your plate with all of the delicious passed hors doeuvres. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. $125. 190 NE 46th St, Miami, 305-572-0015.
Glass. Maxim Party: Get down at The Forges newest club Glass with model Naureen Zaim, who recently played a role in the hit comedy Wedding Crashers. Sat., Dec. 31. $65, VIP $1200. 432 41st St (in The Forge), Miami, 305-538-8533.
Goldrush Miami. Bump and Grind at Goldrush: Tell the stripper to quit with the lap dance at midnight so you can share a free champagne toast. Also, feast on a finger food buffet, including chicken fingers and mozzarella sticks. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. 29 NE 11th St, Downtown Miami, 305-358-9848.
Hakan Turkish Grill and Wine. Turkish Delight: Enjoy a special New Years Eve menu and live belly dancing at this Alton Road grill. Sat., Dec. 31. 1040 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, 305-534-9557.
Hamburger Marys: Our girl Marys having a cozy little get together this New Years Eve. Shes serving a special gourmet menu at her indoor/outdoor hamburger joint. And theres going to be a big champagne toast at midnight. The party lasts all day and well into the night. Sat., Dec. 31, no cover. Hamburger Marys, 2449 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, 954-567-1320, www.HamburgerMarysFtl.com.
Hilton Miami. At the International Ballroom: Have a cocktail, dance a lot, and grab a bite. DJs will be playing an international mix of salsa, merengue, top 40, disco, house, and more. Formal/semi-formal attire. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. starting at $95. Club Mystique: Start off the night at the open bar and party to a mix of salsa, merengue, Top 40, disco, house, and more. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. starting at $60. 5101 Blue Lagoon Dr, Miami, 305-661-8581.
Holiday Isle Beach Resorts & Marina. New Years Bash: The Tiki Bar and Rumrunners Beach will be rocking when Holiday Isle hosts its annual bash sometimes called a New Years Eve Party. Food, drinks, a sandy beach, warm water, and live music set the scene for one of the Keys hottest midnight fireworks displays. Sat., Dec. 31. 305-664-2321. Mile Marker 84, Oceanside, Islamorada.
Hooligans Pub & Oyster Bar. A Frugal New Years: Cant afford to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars to party on New Years? Then come to Hooligans where admission, buffet, hats, horns, and the champagne toast are all free. There will be dancing till 5 a.m. and those who are too sloshed to drive will have a ride available compliments of Budweiser and AAA. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. no cover. 9555 S Dixie Hwy, Pinecrest, 305-667-9673.
Hotel Chelsea. Cuttin Up 2006 at the Hotel Chelsea: Live like a VIP for under $250 a night! Stay at the Hotel Chelsea with a four- or five-night package deal, and party the night away with some of Miamis hottest DJs. When you get to your room, dig into your celebrity-style gift bag that comes complete with a bottle of champagne, party favors, tickets for a champagne toast in the bar when the ball drops, a midnight kissing contest, a New Years Day hangover kit, and a CD with the top 15 tracks from 2005. Even if youre not a hotel guest, live the high life at the party. DJ James will be rockin the turntables with dance, urban, rock, and groovy R&B hits. At midnight there will be a champagne toast followed by a kissing contest, and the couple that kisses the longest will win a free nights stay. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. www.thehotelchelsea.com. 944 Washington Ave, Miami Beach.
Hotel Inter-Continental. Buffet Bonanza: From 7:00 p.m. until late, the Indigo will offer a dinner buffet with champagne toast and party favors. It will only set you back $69.00 plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, contact Melanie at 305-372-4431. Sat., Dec. 31. 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, 305-577-1000.
Hotel Shelley. Shindig at the Hotel Shelley: Enjoy the same sweet deal at the five fabulous hotels owned by the South Beach Group. Some of the best DJs in Miami will be rotating sets all night at this chic boutique hotel. At midnight there will be a champagne toast followed by a kissing contest. The couple that kisses the longest will win a free nights stay. DJs will be spinning dance, rock, urban, and hip-hop tunes, while you enjoy bottle specials, preferred seating, and no cover charge to the party. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. $250 a night. www.hotelshelley.com. 844 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-3341.
Hotel St. Michel. Magical New Years: Share the magic of the holiday at the St. Michel! Indulge in a mouthwatering five-course meal from their new chef, Paris Roldan. Enjoy attentive service, a wonderful atmosphere, and an eclectic mix of international cuisine. An a la carte menu is available until 7:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31. $75 per person. 162 Alcazar Ave, Coral Gables, 305-444-1666.
Hotel Victor. WhiteStarr: One of L.A.s hottest bands performs poolside at this swanky hotel. Sat., Dec. 31. $200 general admission, $325 VIP. New Years Eve at The Victor Hotel: Get your drink on in high style at the Victor, with an open bar of top shelf liquor. VIP tables and special suites are available for larger parties. Enjoy a celebrity guest DJ and live performance. Watch the South Beach fireworks from your very own bungalow for $5K. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. $200. www.hotelvictorsouthbeach.com. 1144 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, 305-428-1234.
Hoy Como Ayer. Malena Burke and Amauri Gutierrez: Two of Cubas top performers will be entertaining guests as they feast on dinner and drinks. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $200, $150, $125. 2212 SW 8th St, Miami, 305-541-2631.
InterContinental Hotel. Dine at Indigo: Lush it up at the Indigo Restaurant. Dinner and dancing start at 7 p.m. and go on till the wee hours of the morning. Sat., Dec. 31. $69. 305-372-4431. 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, 305-577-1000.
Isabelas Restaurant. New Years Buffet: Enjoy Chef Miguel de Arreguis fabulous New Years Eve buffet with your family. Delectable delights include lobster bisque scented with Hennessy Cognac; an amazing domestic and imported cheese display; an oyster, salmon, and shrimp bar; fresh salad bar with grilled seasonal vegetables, marinated artichokes, and balsamic mushrooms; glazed ham with maple baby carrots, roast beef with caramelized onions, and boneless turkey; and apple strudel, chocolate truffles, and Italian pannetone. Each couple will receive a bottle of sparkling wine, and there will live music as you dine. Sat., Dec. 31, 7 p.m. $65 per person; $30 for children under 12. 1109 Brickell Ave, Miami, 305-329-3500.
Jazid. Xperimento and More: All the party favors and exhilaration you can handle to wrap up 2005 can be found at Jazid. Xperimento will be performing onstage downstairs. Upstairs in the intimate coolutura lounge will be three in-house DJs spinning eclectic Afro beats and Brit rock. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. $20. 1342 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-673-9372.
JohnMartins. Party in the Gables: Music and a special menu tonight, plus a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Sat., Dec. 31. 253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305-445-3777.
The Key West Historic Seaport. Pirate Wench Drop: Hide your booty from the pirate wench who will descend from the top of the 101-foot mast of the tall ship Liberty Clipper. Sat., Dec. 31. 305-292-3302. 100 Grinnell St, Key West, 305-293-8309, www.keywestseaport.com.
Les Deux Fontaines Lobster Café. Beachfront Seafood: A special a la carte menu will be served tonight while a live band plays. Required $30 per person advance reservation. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. 1230 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, 305-672-7878.
Lily Leon Hotel. Live the High Life: Enjoy the same sweet deal at the five fabulous hotels owned by the South Beach Group. At the Lily Leon Hotel, live like a celebrity with fabulous gift bags, which come stuffed with a bottle of champagne, party favors, tickets for a champagne toast in the bar when the ball drops, a midnight kissing contest, a New Years Day hangover kit, and a CD with the top 15 tracks from 2005. The best DJs in Miami will be rotating sets all night at the hotel, plus the couple that wins the kissing contest at midnight gets a free nights stay! Sat., Dec. 31. $250 a night. 305-673-3767. www.lilyleonhotel.com. 835-841 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.
Liquor Lounge. Get in Free: If the holidays hit you where it hurts the most your wallet come out to the Liquor Lounge for NYE where theres no cover. The resident DJ will be playing an open format of pop, hip-hop, rock, and whatever your soul desires. The festivities continue with a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. 1560 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-672-7171.
Lucky Strike. The Lucky NYE: Luck Strike will provide a fixed menu for couples that includes champagne and party favors. There will also be a live DJ. Sat., Dec. 31. $100. 1692 Michigan Ave, Miami Beach, 305-532-0307.
Macarena Tavern and Restaurant. Party Till Its 2006 and More: Two seatings tonight with a special New Years Eve dinner, $49 for the first and $115 for the second. Disco will be rocking until 7:00 the next morning. Sat., Dec. 31. 1334 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-3440.
Madiba Lounge. bLiSS NYE Party: A party where women behave and men dont. This will be a very exclusive event. Only VIPBLISS.com members (free to apply for membership) will be permitted to purchase admission tickets online. Admission tickets will NOT be available at the door. The bLiSS Club is a private and exclusive social organization that produces erotic theme and dance parties, special events, and group trips exclusively for young, fun, attractive, open-minded, sexy women and select couples. Events are held the 3rd Saturday of every month in South Florida. Visit the Website calendar for venue locations and themes. To apply for FREE membership please visit www.VIPBLISS.com. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. 1766 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, 305-695-1566, www.madibarestaurant.com.
Mai Kai Polynesian Restaurant: The Polynesian New Years Eve starts at 5 p.m. at the exotic Molokai bar, where the second drink is on the house. Reservations are required for the three-course dinner featuring the likes of Singapore chili prawns and filet mignon and the live Polynesian revue performance. Party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Call for reservations. A $25 deposit is required. Sat., Dec. 31. Mai Kai, 3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, 954-563-3272.
Main Street Café. Fourth Annual Eric Schwartz Concert: along with the Mainstreet Ramblers and other bands playing deep into the night. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $25. 128 N Krome Ave, Homestead, 305-245-7575.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Elegant Night: If youre tired of dealing with loud, rowdy, drunk 20-somethings but dont want to end up in a dingy sports bar for New Years, head over to the lobby at the Mandarin. The atmosphere is relaxed but still elegant and trendy with cool, sexy music all evening long. Have a taste of some caviar and dont forget the champagne toast. And you cant beat no cover charge. Sat., Dec. 31. 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, 305-913-8288.
Mangos Tropical Café. Mangos Magnificent New Years: At Mangos, your New Years dinner package will include a four-course gourmet dinner, a bottle of Moét White Star champagne, and party favors. Enjoy nonstop entertainment by the Latin Connection Band and singers, the Mango Dancers, the samba show, fireworks over the ocean at midnight, and dancing till dawn. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $175 - $200 per person, plus tax and gratuity. www.mangostropicalcafe.com. 900 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, 305-673-4422.
Mansion. A Mansion of Excess: Ever want to party with Nicole Richie or Wilmer Valderrama only to discover that you didnt have enough celebrity cache or pink flake cocaine? Not to worry. This NYE you can make up for those glaring inadequacies if you dont mind shelling out $200 for Mansions NYE blowout. Richies weight-loss accomplice and (ex?) fiance DJ AM will be providing the beats for the night. And if you go, please try to jam a burger or something down Nicoles throat. Sat., Dec. 31. 1235 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-532-1525.
Marks South Beach. Marks South Beach Celebrates New Years Eve: Chef Mark Militello invites South Florida diners to ring in the new year in style at Marks South Beach. Marks South Beach is offering an elegant and intimate alternative to celebrate New Years Eve, with two seatings featuring a special five-course tasting menu with an array of choices prepared by executive chef Larry LaValley. The first seating, available to diners between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., is priced at $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For those diners seated between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., the cost is $150 per person plus tax and gratuity, including a champagne toast at midnight. Reservations are required. Sat., Dec. 31. 1120 Collins Ave (in the Nash Hotel), Miami Beach, 305-604-9050.
Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel. Buena Gente 7th New Years Eve Gala: This grand-scale party features six open bars (top shelf brand only), Brazilian drummers and dancers, an aerialist performer, superstar DJs and percussionists, club-style sound system and light show with large screen projectors, champagne toast at midnight, optional dinner package at a stunning waterfront terrace, cocktail style tables, party favors, hats, and noisemakers. Spend the night with special room rates for party guests only. This is the only party where you can see the Bayside fireworks show from a waterfront terrace. Sat., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. $135. www.djcarlosmartin.com. 1633 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, 305-823-2507.
Metro Kitchen + Bar. Gourmet Dining: The time has come to ring in the new year, and Metro Kitchen + Bar at the Hotel Astor is cooking up something delicious for the celebration. For $150 per person (tax and gratuity included), you can enjoy a gourmet four-course dinner while listening to DJ Simone spin your favorite songs. Complimentary party favors and a champagne toast will be given to all guests at midnight. Dinner seating are from 7:30 to 10:30. This will be the best way to start off the new year! Sat., Dec. 31. Call 305-672-7217 for reservations. 956 Washington Ave (Hotel Astor), Miami Beach, 305-672-7217.
Metropolis Downtown. Party at Metropolis: Theres something for everybody at this temple of nightlife entertainment. The NYE party promises to be as massive as the club itself. Trek over to party with guest and resident DJs, drinks, and drunken patrons looking for someone to kiss when the ball drops. Sat., Dec. 31. 950 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-415-0000, www.metropolisdowntown.com.
Miami Childrens Museum. Noon Years Eve Party with Radio Disney: This year kids get their own New Years Eve party and theyre celebrating it before anyone else! Join the party at the Miami Childrens Museum as they celebrate Noon Years Eve! Radio Disney AM 990 will be on site playing your favorite Radio Disney tunes! Theyll have plenty of games and entertainment for the whole family. You could win some great prizes and all kids will receive complimentary apple juice to toast the new year at noon! You wont want to miss the one-of-a-kind Noon Years Eve Party. Sat., Dec. 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. 305-823-0990. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org. 980 MacArthur Cswy, Miami, 305-373-5437.
Miami City Club. New Years Eve Bash: Get ready for a champagne jam at the Miami City Club. Dinner includes peeky toe crab salad, port-glazed figs, intermezzo, steak, lobster, and truffled chocolate très leches. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $125 adults, $50 teenagers. 200 Biscayne Blvd, 55th flr, Miami, 305-373-2600.
Miami Velvet. The Most Erotic NYE Party in Miami: Bring your own booze to this erotic members-only club, and make all kinds of new friends. New members pay $150 to join in the fun at the most talked-about club in Miami. Groove to house, trance, and oldies while you get your groove on, so to speak. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. www.miamivelvet.com. 3901 NW 77th Ave, Miami, 305-406-1604.
Miccosukee Resort and Gaming. Bingo Party: A New Years Eve bingo party ... thats right. What better way to ring in the new year than with five in a row? Sat., Dec. 31, 7 p.m. $75. 500 SW 177th Ave, Miami, 305-221-8623.
Morada Bay Beach Café. Warm in Winter: So what if you cant be in New York for New Years Eve? Any true Floridian would choose to walk barefoot in the sand rather than catch frostbite despite ten layers of clothes not keeping them warm. At Morada Bay Beach Café, this tropical fantasy in the middle of winter is a reality. Sat., Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m. 81600 Overseas Hwy (Mile Marker 81.6 Bayside), Islamorada, 305-664-0604.
Moroccan Nights. A Taste of Africa: This exotic venue offers a prix-fixe, five-course menu with two glasses of champagne, and live belly dancing shows. There will be three seatings. The first is at 6:30 p.m., second at 8:30 p.m., and the third is at 10:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31. $100. 9555 Harding Ave, Surfside, 305-865-5333.
Mortons of Chicago. New Year, Great Steak: Bring in the new year at the place voted Best Steakhouse in the New Times Best of Miami 2000. Three regular seatings. Sat., Dec. 31. 17399 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, 305-945-3131.
Mosaico. New Years Eve Dinner: Chow down on a five-course meal that includes lobster, Spanish tuna belly, Mediterranean sea bass, duck, filet mignon, and more. Celebrate on the terrace with a live jazz band, champagne toast, and party favors. The terrace celebration is $20. Sat., Dec. 31. $120. 1000 S Miami Ave, Miami, 305-371-3473.
Mr. Moes. Party All Day at Mr. Moes: Celebrate New Years from noon to 5:00 a.m. at this log cabin transplant in the middle of Coconut Grove. Great drinks, great food, no admission cost, and no velvet ropes just an all-out party! Sat., Dec. 31. free. www.mrmoes.com. 3131 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove, 305-442-1114.
Mynt Ultralounge. A Breath of the New: The unrelenting populists at Mynt Ultralounge deliver a Brazilian-themed NYE celebration complete with live entertainment. We can hope that Terry Gilliam will be working the velvet rope. Sat., Dec. 31. $200. 1921 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 786-276-6132.
National Hotel. Dine and Party: Enjoy a five-course meal at Tamara or head over to DLounge for no cover and live entertainment by the Kimona Trio. Party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Sat., Dec. 31. 305-423-7274. 1667 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-532-2311.
Nemo. Party at Nemo: Live DJ and special menu tonight including a bottle of champagne per couple for $150 per person. Sat., Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m. 100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-532-4550.
Ness Grill. Mediterranean & French: Special New Years menu includes smoked salmon, foie gras, roast beef with potatoes, and endive salad with walnuts. Reserve before December 20. Sat., Dec. 31. $80 per person. 18250 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, 305-933-5900.
New Millennium Ballroom. Caribbean Fun: Bring your grumbling stomachs to this bash for a copious dinner and the best in Caribbean, Latin, and ballroom music. Cash full-liquor bar. Sat., Dec. 31, 7 p.m. $45 per person, $80 per couple. 1484 E Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, 954-457-7538.
New Theatre. Ladies and Not-So-Gentle Women: View Alfred Allan Lewiss play, followed by dessert and a toast with the cast. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. 4120 Laguna St, Coral Gables, 305-443-5909.
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Nikki Beach. Reserve a Bed for the Night: Table and opium bed reservations with various bottle minimums include all-access wristbands. The dinner menu will be available but is not included in admission or table reservation charge. DJ Parantula (Andrew and Gino) spin till 5 a.m. Party favors and midnight champagne toast are included. Day Beds are first come-first served (no reservations) with a four-bottle minimum per bed. Sat., Dec. 31, 7 p.m. $75 general admission. 305-779-5880. www.nikkibeach.com/newyear/. 1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, 305-538-1111.
Nikki Marina. Lamb, Filet, or Bass: Pretend youre in New York with huge wide-screen TVs inside and outside broadcasting the ball drop. Chow on your choice of herb Dijon-crusted Colorado rack of lamb, filet mignon, Chilean sea bass, and pan-seared duck. Dinner will be served from 8 to 11 p.m. There will be a bottle service for the VIP bed section. The price per bed is $250 (excluding 6 percent tax and 18 percent gratuity) and that is for five people and includes a bottle of liquor. Sat., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. $150 dinner, $50 indoor party, $25 outdoor general admission. 3660 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood, 954-602-8756, www.nikkimarina.com.
Nocturnal. Night to Dance: Germanys Blank and Jones will be providing the beats for people to dance to well into the first day of 2006. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. 50 NE 11th St, Miami, 305-576-6996.
North One 10. Amazing Dinner: Let your salivary glands run for this three-course meal that includes lobster-filled zucchini blossoms, truffles, Bibb lettuce, crispy sweetbreads, filet mignon, pan roasted corvina, cornish game hen, and more. Sat., Dec. 31. $95, $150 per person with wine pairings. 11052 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, 305-893-4211.
o-R-o. Ring in the New Year at o-R-o: Celebrate New Years Eve at o-R-o, the newest and most elegant restaurant on Miami Beach that offers two options, both with a commanding view of the fireworks over downtown Miami, to ring in the new year. Dance the night away in the o-R-o Dining Room. Feast on a four-course menu that includes Chardonnay poached jumbo tiger prawns, filet mignon with foie gras butter, and dessert spectacular. The menu is priced at $150 per person (tax and gratuity are additional) and includes valet parking, a champagne toast at midnight, and one bottle of Perrier Jouét Brut Champagne per couple. Hostess with the mostest DJ Elaine Lancaster will spin Seventies, Eighties, and rock and roll hits right up to the countdown and beyond. Reservations will start at 7:00 p.m. with the last table being seated at 11:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31. 305-673-8168. www.opentable.com. 300 Alton Rd, Miami Beach.
OLA. OLAs Fabulous New Years Party: Toast to the high life with champagne at midnight. There will be live entertainment throughout the evening. The late-night dinner seating will transform into a party, complete with party favors and delicious special dishes. Call for details and reservations. Sat., Dec. 31. 305-461-4442. www.olamiami.com. 455 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach.
Opium. Bling in the New Year: Ever spent a New Years Eve watching Dick Clarks clubs correspondents and found yourself thinking, I wish I was there? Well, this NYE Opium is there. And if the chance to make your lonely friends jealous isnt enough incentive to make it down to South Beachs most decadent night spot, local DJ Jedis Mr. Mauricio and DJ Irie will be on hand to get this party started right. Sat., Dec. 31. $150. 136 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-674-8630.
Opium Garden/Prive. Prive: Imperia Vodka welcomes Lindsay Lohan with sounds by Samantha Ronson and Vice. Open bar till midnight and a champagne toast. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $200. 136 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-5535.
Osteria del Teatro. Great Dining and People Watching: À la carte menu for the 6 and 8 p.m. seatings. Then at 10 p.m. there will be a special four-course menu for $150, $50 of which will be credited to your choice of beer, wine, or champagne. Sat., Dec. 31. 1443 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-538-7850.
Oxygen Lounge. Spam Allstars: Just 50 bucks gets you into this party featuring one of Miamis hottest bands and a premium open bar and buffet that will be on till Monday. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $50. 2911 Grand Ave, Coconut Grove, 305-476-0202.
Pacific Time. George Lane and the Miami House Rockers: Theyll be playing live while you enjoy the a la carte menu. $60 cover charge includes a flute of champagne at midnight. Sat., Dec. 31. 915 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-534-5979.
The Palms Hotel South Beach. The Palms South Beach: Festivities will include an extravagant five-course dinner featuring Chef Gerd Richters classic seafood specialties, open bar, and up-beat live entertainment to get you moving on the dance floor. Dont forget the party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Take your drink and watch Miami Beachs official fireworks display from the Palmss beach-front property. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $195 dinner package, $95 bar only. 3025 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-908-5468.
Pangaea/Gryphon: Pangaea and Gryphon present the Fire and Ice Ball New Years Eve celebration. Resident DJs thenextgenerations Mikkel Dankner and Aaron Field and DJ Ean Sugarman will spin you into 2006 along with special guest DJ John Julius Knight. The party will be open-bar from 8 to 10 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31, $100 per person, $175 per couple, tables start at $1000. Gryphon, 5711 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-581-5454.
Pawn Shop Lounge. Vanilla Ice: Everyones favorite 90s icon will be ushering in the new year. Thats right, the original white rapper, Vanilla Ice, will be present, and hopefully without those Hammer pants. DJs Gunars and Juan Mejia provide the beats for this massive NYE house party. Admission includes open bar all night, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. VIP service inside and outside in the courtyard. VIP reservations are essential. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. $50 admission, $75 open bar, $100 premium open bar. 1222 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, 305-373-3511.
Pearl Champagne Lounge. High Class Partying: This venue is exclusive, so be sure to buy tickets beforehand. Tray-passed hors doeuvres from 8 to 9 p.m. and be sure to pad your wallet for the cash bar. Dinner seating at 9 p.m. New Years countdown and balloon drop at midnight. Party favors included. Dinner and lounge reservations include all-access wristbands to Nikki Beach and Nikki Garden (after dinner). DJ Gus opens at 8 p.m. DJ Armand spins at 11 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31. $375. 305-779-5880. 1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, 305-538-1111.
Pelican Hotel. Disco New Years: Boogie on down to the Pelican for a 1976 theme party. The hotel will be transformed into a discotheque today so you can hustle the night away. There will also be a six-course dinner by executive chef Stefano Zen. Sat., Dec. 31. 826 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, 305-673-3373.
Perricones Marketplace & Café. Italian Charm: Whether it be the amazing brie with apricot glaze or maybe the sublime gnocchi with pink sauce, theres always something great cooking at Perricones, and New Years will be no exception. Tonight you will be served from a special a la carte menu while enjoying the music of a live three-piece band. Call for reservations. No minimum, no cover. Sat., Dec. 31. 15 SE 10th St, Miami, 305-374-9449.
Pierres Restaurant. Romantic Evening: Romance is the idea here. Jumpstart your hormones with some oysters along with lobster, stuffed quail, and other delectable items from the seven-course tasting menu. Afterward enjoy cocktails, dancing, fireworks, and a live band on the sand. Sat., Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m. $160. 81600 Overseas Hwy (Mile Marker 81.6, bayside), Islamorada, 305-664-3225.
Post Restaurant & Lounge. NYE Party: Let your taste buds savor the five-course dinner offered at Post along with the complimentary bottle of wine per couple and champagne toast at midnight. Open bar 9 p.m. to midnight. Sat., Dec. 31. $120 dinner, $50 lounge. 1777 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, 305-856-8585, www.postrestaurantmiami.com.
The Press Room. Party at the Press Room: Enjoy a variety of entertainment options for New Years. The restaurant will be serving a three-course meal and champagne toast at $65 per person. There will be live jazz entertainment by Sophia Romans and legendary pianist Ricky Williams. In the bar enjoy complimentary well drinks, a champagne toast, and DJ entertainment for $75 per person. If you want to go all out try the private champagne room for up to twelve people. For $2000 (plus taxes and tips) you can enjoy a three-meal course, a champagne toast, and open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are limited so dont wait till the last minute. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. 1233 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-672-5850, www.pressroommiami.com.
Prestons. New Years Around the World: Tonights Around the World menu will include samplings of Italian, Caribbean, Asian, American, and European flavors. There will also be a bread station. First seating at 7 p.m. costs $85 per person. The 9:30 p.m. seating costs $125 per person and includes a champagne toast. Sat., Dec. 31. 1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-604-1601, www.loewshotels.com.
Prime One Twelve. Prime Party: Have a great last dinner of 2005! $150 per person includes a bottle of champagne per couple. DJ and party favors, reservations required. Sat., Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m. 112 Ocean Dr, South Beach, 305-532-8112.
Raleigh Hotel. Cirque de Soiree: This fabulous party includes complimentary cocktails from 9 p.m. to midnight, with a special champagne toast when the clock strikes 2006! Party alongside a plethora of celebrity guest hosts, including Mickey Rourke and many more. Celebrity DJs will be spinning, circus performers will entertain with fire acts, contortionists, magicians, and dancers. General admission is $200 per person; $125 for hotel guests. VIP packages are also available; please call for details. Tropical beach attire is requested. Sat., Dec. 31. 1775 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-534-6300.
The Restaurant at the Setai. Luxurious New Year: Get ready for an amazing party tonight in the courtyard of the Setai. Hors doeuvres will be abundant, as will be the drinks from an open bar. And the DJ will keep you dancing all night. $500 per person. Sat., Dec. 31. 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-520-6400, www.setai.com.
Reunion Bistro. Savor the New Year: Linger on the flavors of this six-course dinner. The offerings include seafood margarita for starters, roast duck with cherry sauce or grouper with citrus sauce, plus a trio of desserts. Champagne toast at midnight. All for $65. Or add a little more and you could get foie gras or even oysters for good luck, but you must order them by December 24. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. [email protected]. 3155 NE 163rd St, Miami Beach, 305-947-7665.
Revolution. The Roots Rock Revolution: Ring in your New Year with the best live hip-hop band of all time. Black Thought, ?uestlove, and the gang will lay down their classic rap hits like You Got Me, Proceed, and What They Do, while you toast in 2006 with champagne and good friends. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $70. 305-358-5885. www.jointherevolution.net. 200 W Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 954-727-0950.
Rex at the Marlin. Ring in 1980 in Style at The Marlin: Put on your Afro wig and squeeze into those vintage bell bottoms. Forget 2006 The Marlin and guests will celebrate the turn of the decade and say goodbye to the 70s. The music, costumes, and atmosphere will all revolve around the decade that brought you dances like the Freak and the Hustle. Tickets available at $79.99 until December 25th and include premium open bar from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m., champagne toast, hors doeuvres, and party favors. E-mail [email protected] for additional information. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. 305-604-3836. 1200 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-604-3595, www.marlinhotel.com.
Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove. The Lounge: Come dance to the sounds of live music, sip champagne, enjoy a mojito bar, lounge indoors or outside in front of a cascading waterfall, and ring in the new year with a lively and romantic evening at one of Coconut Groves most stylish venues. Best of all, no cover charge. Sat., Dec. 31. $25,000 New Years Eve Baubles and Bubbles Package: Ring in the new year in indulgent style at the Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove with an exclusive $25,000 package available to only one couple for only one night, Saturday, December 31, in the opulent Ritz-Carlton Suite. The expensive indulgence includes a chauffeur-driven limousine (stocked with Cristal champagne) to and from home for South Florida residents, or to and from the airport or private jet terminal for out-of-town guests; and one night in The Ritz-Carlton Suite, a luxurious 2540-square-foot oasis with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Biscayne Bay. For him, a Mercedes SLK 500 convertible for the day; for her, a stunning 18-karat gold, ruby, and diamond bracelet from Amici jewelers, made in Italy with 1.14 carats of diamonds and 2.28 carats of rubies. Start off your New Years Eve with butler service; an opulent, five-course dinner with the finest global ingredients, all customized to your palate; a private sommelier and chef for your special New Years Eve dinner; and a private pastry chef to design a perfect sweet ending. Then the decadent fun continues with a rose petal Cristal champagne or milk bath, a New Year s Day in-room couples massage to ring in 2006 in relaxed bliss, and, weather permitting, a half-day private luxury yacht cruise, including gourmet lobster lunch and dedicated staff. Sat., Dec. 31. $25,000. www.ritzcarlton.com. 3300 SW 27th Ave, Coconut Grove, 305-644-4680.
Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne. Miami Vice New Years Eve Party: Ring in the new year Crockett and Tubbs-style by toasting to the most decadent decade in the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom this New Years Eve. This 80s-theme party will feature a lavish buffet and DJ spinning a full lineup of tunes from the era. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $125 Adults, $50 Children. www.ritzcarlton.com. 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, 305-365-4286.
Royal Bavarian Schnitzel Haus. Bavarian New Year: Special New Years Eve menu and live piano. Sat., Dec. 31. 1085 NE 79th St, Miami, 305-754-8002, www.schnitzelhausmiami.com.
Ruby Lounge. Jewel of a Party: Miamis top DJs will be spinning party classics, dance, hip-hop, R&B, reggae, funk, salsa, and merengue. Tickets include: h/cold buffet (9 p.m. to 11 p.m.), a personal bottle of champagne, $3 drinks (9 to 11 p.m.), $1000 balloon drop at midnight, champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and much more. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $60. 623 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 305-684-9993.
Rumors South Beach. Rumors of the New Year: Admission includes four free drinks, a bottle of champagne, and party favorites. VIP special is $500 per table with complimentary bottle of vodka, bottle of champagne and party favorites. The after-hour party begins at 4 a.m. till 3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $200 per couple. 1439 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-531-4849, www.rumorssouthbeach.com.
Sandbar Lounge. Party Through Breakfast: Celebrate with live entertainment, free champagne toast at midnight, and even a free breakfast buffet at 2:30 a.m. Sat., Dec. 31. 6752 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-865-1752.
Señor Frogs. Amazing Fiesta: Celebrate the new year right at Señor Frogs Black & White party. There will be a live band, DJs, mariachis and more. Sat., Dec. 31. 616 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-673-5262.
Setai Hotel. Sexy Celebration at the Setai: Be sure to dress festively for a DJ and dancing in the courtyard. Complimentary premium bar and passed menu selections from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. $500. 800-767-0796. 101 20th St, Miami Beach, 305-520-6500.
Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant. Traditional Ethiopian New Years Celebration: Toast in the new year Ethiopian style, with traditional fare like doro wat, gored gored, and fit fit salad, all accompanied by an authentic live band. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-midnight. 4029 N Miami Ave, North Miami, 305-573-1819, www.shebamiami.com.
Shine. New Years Eve Party: Shine is celebrating its first new year with headlining act Frankie Knuckles, the Godfather of House, in the main room. Enjoy a live performance by Soul Mekanic. DJ Justin Johnson will be spinning in the lounge. Complimentary bar 9 to 10 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31. $100. 1801 Collins Ave (in the Shelborne Hotel), Miami Beach, 305-341-1455, www.shinesouthbeach.com.
Sloppy Joes Bar. Conch Shell Drop: Get saucy at this locals bar and watch the descent of the iconic Key West conch shell. Sat., Dec. 31. 305-296-2388 ext. 21. 201 Duval St, Key West, 305-294-5717.
Solid Gold. Sobespots Party: Sobespots members and all their guests are invited to party it up on New Years Eve 2006. DJ Tony Tone will be spinning a variety of beats from hip-hop, R&B, rock, and old school. Admission includes all you can drink. VIP tables will be available for $450, which includes admission for four people, a bottle of Moet plus your choice of a bottle of premium alcohol. Any additional people will be $100 per person. There are 500 tickets available for Sobespots members and their guests. Sat., Dec. 31. $50 prepaid, $75 door. sobespots.com. 2355 Sunny Isles Blvd, North Miami Beach, 305-956-5627.
Space. Dance at Space: You can bet that every diehard dance music fanatic in Miami will be seen at this New Years extravaganza. DJs Cedric Gervais, Ivano Bellini, Lazardi, Affect, Ariel, and others will be rocking the party well into the new year. Food, drinks, and a champagne toast are also on the party roster. Presale tickets, which are $40, include express admission, open bar, party favors, and champagne from 9 p.m. to midnight. VIP tables start at $600 for four and $100 for each additional person. Regular admission will be $50 before midnight. And as always, dress to impress. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. www.clubspace.com. 34 NE 11th St, Miami, 305-350-1956.
Spirits. In the New Year Spirit: If you feel like traveling to Broward to party this is the place to go. Presale $40 discount ticket includes express admission, party favors, open bar, and champagne till midnight. VIP tables start at $600 for four and $100 for each additional person. Dress to impress and arrive early to avoid traffic. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. www.clubspirits.com. 5729 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-327-9777.
Stir Crazy Lounge. Sexy New Years at Stir Crazy: Sing Auld Lang Syne with a passel of sexy ladies. The strippers will climb off the stage and meet you at the bar at midnight, for a complimentary champagne toast. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. 12425 S Dixie Hwy, Kendall, 305-233-4432.
Sushisamba. Say SushiSamba Dromo for New Years!: Try a taste of the exotic at SushiSamba this New Years Eve. The popular restaurant is offering a traditional Japanese omakase menu, which means putting your trust in the chef, eating whatever the chef feels like cooking for you. Dont be afraid to take a culinary adventure, the chefs are first class. For a mere $75 you can enjoy a six-course meal that will include caviar-studded sea scallops, sautéed lobster tail, a celebration of sushi, and sparkling sake-marinated berries for dessert. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. $75, price does not include beverage, tax or gratuity. 305-673-5337. www.sushisamba.com. 600 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach.
Swisher Xtreme: Want to get hooked up with access to the hottest VIP events? Go to www.swisherxtreme.com and sign up now! Check out the muevete photo gallery for photos of past events, or click on sweeties and get to know the Swisherxtreme Sweetie of the month. Join us in selecting the next Swisherxtreme Sweetie! Muevete to the sound of Latin music. Ladies wear your baddest outfit and get ready to be selected. And guys, join us and shout for the hottest Latina. The winner gets $200 in cash. Sat., Dec. 31, www.swisherxtreme.com.
Tabu Nightclub. Fetish Factory NYE Party: This is a more intimate venue than the usual Fetish Factory venues. There will be 300 tickets for sale in advance at Fetish Factory for the discount price of $15. After those are gone, an additional 100 full-price tickets will be for sale at Fetish Factory and the door for $20. Remember, tickets are limited. So if you are serious about attending this event and dont want to miss out, stop by the store and pick up your tickets early. After all, this will be a very unique NYE celebration. Sat., Dec. 31. Tabu Nightclub, 2674 E Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 954-566-6331.
Talula. Dine and Dance: Enjoy your New Years Eve with a meticulously prepared tasting menu prepared by Chefs Andrea & Frank and their culinary team. A complimentary champagne toast is included at midnight. The prix fixe menu includes hamachi ceviche, poached shrimp and Maine lobster risotto, braised short rib ravioli, pan roasted filet mignon, and chocolate opera cake and mango cheesecake for dessert. DJ Bill Kelly will keep you dancing, and an a la carte menu and champagne specials are also available. Call for reservations. Sat., Dec. 31. $85 per guest; a gratuity of 20% will be added to all checks this evening. 210 23rd St, Miami Beach, 305-672-0778.
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.
Voodoo Lounge. Get Down and Funky: A party for all tastes. House and dance music will be played in the main room. Hip-hop, old school, and R&B in the back club and on the deck. Top it all off with a champagne toast at midnight. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. $20. 111 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, 954-522-0733.
Whitelaw Hotel. Wild at the Whitelaw 2006: Enjoy the same sweet deal at the five fabulous hotels owned by the South Beach Group. The Whitelaw Hotel has four- and five-night packages available, which include celebrity-style gift bags complete with a bottle of champagne, party favors, tickets for a champagne toast in the bar when the ball drops, a New Years Day hangover kit, and a CD featuring the top 15 tracks from 2005. At this New York-style New Years Eve bash, DJ Giovanni will be spinning house and hip-hop beats, so forget about spending exorbitant amounts of dough on club tickets, and party the night away at the Whitelaw. At midnight there will be a champagne toast followed by a kissing contest. The couple that kisses the longest will win a free nights stay. Admission to the party is free, but guests who lodge at the Whitelaw get some extra perks. Included with the package are complimentary service cocktails during happy hour, daily breakfast, airport shuttles to and from Miami International Airport, and VIP club passes for the most popular nightclubs in South Beach. Sat., Dec. 31. $250 a night. 305-398-7000. www.southbeachgroup.com/newyears/index. 808 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-398-7010.
Wish at The Hotel. New Years Eve at Wish: New Years Eve 2005 at Wish offers diners a chance to sample an incredible multicourse menu created by executive chef Michael Bloise. Price per person for the first seating (between 6:30 and 7 p.m.) is $135 plus tax and gratuity (15 percent). Price per person for the second seating (between 8:30 and 9 p.m.) is $195. Each seating, which includes a split of Pop Pommery champagne per guest, will feature live jazz music. Guests will also have access to The Hotels new rooftop Spire Bar & Lounge and the pool deck bar, where they can enjoy rhythms provided by a DJ and breathtaking views of Miami Beachs fireworks display. Deposit and credit card guarantee required for reservation. A cash bar will be available. Valet and municipal parking available. For reservations, contact Joe Weis. Sat., Dec. 31. 801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 305-674-9474.
Zekes Roadhouse. An Affordable NYE: The most affordable spot for a beer on Lincoln Road refuses to up its prices for NYE. There will be no cover charge and the extensive selection of domestic and imported beers will remain a ridiculously cheap $3. Sat., Dec. 31. Free. 305-672-6290. 625 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, 305-672-3118.