I am sure most of you looking for on what to do in New Year’s Eve in Miami. I know what I am doing as I will be in River Yacht Club, but for those that are still looking for, here is a list of places to go...
NEW YEAR’S EVE
River Yacht Club
Come one, come all. Ring in 2017 with a SPECTACLE. A VERY limited number of tables remain available so book your front access the best NYE show at (305) 200-5716. Reservations are required.
River Yacht Club - NEW YEARS DAY BRUNCH (January 01st 2017) Sunday
Rock My Boat 2017 Dj Irie Sunday Brunch from 12 noon to 7 pm A VERY limited number of tables remain available so book your front start your New Year at RYC with DJ Irie at (305) 200-5716. Reservations are required
Fontainebleau Resort/ 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Justin Bieber heats up Fontainebleau’s iconic poolscape with an unforgettable performance to ring in 2017. Ticket prices start at $500 for one (1) general admission ticket, and range up to $50,000 for a stage-side private space for up to 25 guests. All packages include premium open bar from 9 PM until Midnight. For more information on tables, please call 305 674 4680 or e-mail VIP@LIVNightclub.com.
The Fontainebleau also has a special package starting at $500,000 which includes penthouse accommodations for up to 10 guests, access to luxury cars throughout their stay, private yacht transfers, a $100,000 shopping spree, the best table for Justin Bieber’s New Year’s Eve poolside performance, and exclusive tables for both Skrillex at LIV and Marshmello at STORY. Starting at $500,000 for a five-night stay, the Ultimate VIP Package is available to the first guest who books the experience.
LIV at the Fontainebleau / 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Ring in the New Year with world-renowned EDM DJ and producer Skrillex at Miami’s iconic nightspot LIV. Guests will enjoy a premium open bar from 9.pm – 12 a.m. General admission tickets for the 21+ event are $300, or $250 for entry after 1 a.m. VIP tables are available starting at $6,000. Tickets: http://www.flavorus.com/event/Skrillex-New-Years-Eve-LIV/335022
New Year’s Eve: A Night in Havana
Welcome the New Year with the glamor of Havana’s golden age at Faena Hotel Miami Beach.
Say goodbye to 2016 and ring in the New Year at Faena Hotel Miami Beach. The oceanfront celebration begins with well appointed accommodations and a festive welcome glass of champagne. From there, the evening includes dinner at your choice of Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann or Pao by Paul Qui. After the midnight countdown, dance the night away to our lively entertainment underneath the stars while ocean breezes blow through the palm trees. (Service charge and tax not included)
START TIME: 8:00PM, PRICE PER PERSON STARTS AT USD $575
Come celebrate the new year at Faena. The Party Package includes house open bar at The Living Room or Tree of Life with access to the Faena Theater party. (Service charge and tax not included)
FROM: 11:00PM, PRICE PER PERSON STARTS AT USD $200
E11even Miami / 29 Northeast 11th Street, Miami, FL
On a scale of 1 to 10… ring in the New Year with an E11EVEN
WHO/WHAT: E11EVEN MIAMI, Miami’s only 24-hour day and nightclub, presents “one of the most influential Hispanic performers of all time”, Jennifer Lopez, as the host for this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration. The internationally acclaimed signer, actress, dancer and business woman, who is ranked as one of the most powerful celebrities in the world, is set to “Give All She Has” and ring in the New Year with her contagious energy and a luxurious champagne toast at Downtown Miami’s hottest celebrity hangout.
Special guest and DJ to the three-time NBA national champion Miami Heat, DJ IRIE, will keep the party going and add to the excitement on this special occasion. The VIP celebration will go on all night until the early hours with E11EVEN’s signature Cirque du Soleil-inspired performers swinging between the dancers and a DJ spinning all night as Jennifer rings in 2017 with a bang. Early purchase ticket price is $300 per person and includes an open bar with passed hors d’oeuvres from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., plus a champagne toast at midnight. Ticket pricing is scheduled to increase as the event draws closer. To purchase tickets visit www.11miami.com/nye. For VIP table reservations email Tables@11Miami.com or contact 305. 829.2911. WHEN: December 31, 2016. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2017 at Nikki Beach Miami Beach for a “Magical Garden” under the stars in an enchanted garden setting of lush greenery, butterflies and blossoming flowers, life-sized antique bird cages and crystal-adorned oversized gazebos. Thrilling live entertainment includes multiple stages of theatrical dancers and performers, musicians, DJs and Miami Beach’s private fireworks display at midnight. A South Beach landmark since 1998, Nikki Beach continues to delight guests with South-of-France-style joie de vivre in its South of Fifth location. All guests will be treated to a complimentary midnight Champagne toast and celebratory New Year’s Eve party favors. General admission tickets start at $100 and VIP tables start at $550.
A three-course dinner menu curated by celebrated Chef Frank Ferreiro is also available in Nikki Beach’s romantic candlelit garden, featuring mouthwatering offerings like Lobster Ravioli and Beef Tenderloin, and a sweet finish of an edible garden of chef’s confections including hand-dipped strawberries and truffles. Dinner for two starts at $650 and includes a bottle of Champagne or liquor of the guest’s choice (up to $350).
Multiple celebration options are available including: VIP Table Packages, Dinner Packages and General Admission Tickets. Tickets & Reservations are available now at: www.nikkibeachmiamievents.com. For other inquiries please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Deck at Island Gardens
“St. Barths in Miami” New Year’s Eve party at The Deck at Island Gardens
Please join our executive chef Alfredo Alvarez, Michael Capponi and Eric Milon for St. Barths in Miami, the official New Year’s Eve 2017 celebration inside The Deck at Island Gardens co-sponsored by InList. The night will feature beautiful light performances on the Bay, a champagne toast at midnight, an extravagant buffet of our new menu and much, much more to ring in the New Year St. Barths-style! We are offering a number of waterfront table and cabana packages over our stunning backdrop of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami where The Deck at Island Gardens has the incredible signature skyline view for watching fireworks. We hope you can ring in the New Year with us!
Reservations: please contact (786) 479-3443 or email@example.com; for event inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: 888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami FL 33132
Nobu Hotel Miami Beach / 4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
With the holidays right around the corner, Nobu Hotel Miami Beach celebrates New Year’s Eve with a gourmet dinner and live set by The Knocks, an electronic music duo consisting of Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson. The event will take place at the hotel’s beach-front Ocean Garden from 9pm-2am. Individual ticket packages start at $300 and include an extensive gourmet buffet with live cooking vignettes and open bar. Premium, Deluxe, Superior and VIP group packages are also available and range from $2,500 to $5,000. In addition to the New Year’s Evening event, Nobu Miami will also have a seven-course omakase menu and a dedicated brunch menu on Christmas day.
Shelborne South Beach/ 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
Start your New Year off with Midnight in Miami NYE at The Shelborne. From 10pm to 4am, attend one of the longest, poolside, open bars you’ll ever find on South Beach. Guests will enjoy an all-star musical lineup under the stars at one of Miami’s most iconic hotels. Ticket packages start at $116 and all VIP packages include tax and gratuity.
Bagatelle Miami Beach / 220 21st Street, Miami Beach
There’s no party like a Bagatelle party and New Year’s Eve is no different, just better. On Saturday, December 31, 2016 chef Matthieu Godard will host a three course menu at 7 PM and a champagne toast at midnight. Second seating will feature a more decadent five course menu at 10 PM as well as a champagne toast at midnight. Sounds will be curated by Vincent Daubas. For reservations contact email@example.com or call 305 – 704 – 3900.
Cantina La Veinte
Indulge in refined Mexican cuisine with a view of the Miami skyline, and music by a tradition mariachi band. Indulge in a three course menu which includes dishes such as King Crab Aguachile, Lobster Risotto, Wagyu Filet with Pomme Purée and Mexican chocolate ganache for dessert. Enjoy dinner with a glass of Dom Perignon for $250 or dinner with unlimited classic margaritas and wine (Cakebread Chardonnay and Silver Oak Cabernet) and a glass of Dom Perignon for $450. Bottle service available. Book your reservation at 786-623-6135.
Bâoli Miami / 1906 Collins Avenue, South Beach
Bâoli Miami celebrates GOLDFINGER on New Year’s Eve, a James Bond themed bash starting at $150 for a complimentary glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne and party favors. Table service will also be available for dinner with party favors and an exceptional nine-course tasting menu. For reservations call 305.674.8822
Hyde Beach at the SLS Hotel / 1701 Collins Avenue, South Beach
Hyde Beach at the SLS presents “A Night in Cuba,” a New Year’s Eve event with prices starting at $100 general admission. Guest DJ Ruckus and Rev Run of Run DMC are slated to perform. Enjoy open bar from 9pm until midnight plus passed hors d’oeuvres from 9-11pm. VIP tables and cabanas are also available.
Story/ 136 Collins Avenue, South Beach
Start 2017 with this year’s hottest EDM breakthrough artist, Marshmello at Story. Guests will enjoy a premium open bar from 9pm -12 a.m. General admission tickets for the 21+ event are $125; VIP tables are available starting at $3,000. Tickets: http://www.flavorus.com/event/Marshmello-New-Years-Eve-STORY/335027
The Forge Restaurant and Wine Bar / 432 Forty First St. Miami Beach
The iconic Miami Beach modern steakhouse, The Forge, owned by Shareef Malnik and under the helm of Executive Chef Julia Doyne will be kicking off the new year with prix fixed menus, unlimited VeuveClicquot, Party Favors, DJ and dancing. For reservations, please call 305.538.8533.
FIRST SEATING – From 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., enjoy a 3-course menu priced at $95 per person (not including tax & gratuity). The menu will feature dishes such as Yellowfin Tuna Tartare; Creekstone Farms Filet Mignon; and the New Year’s Celebration Dessert Trio.
SECOND SEATING – Beginning at 9 p.m., celebrate a 3-course menu priced at $350 per person (not including tax & gratuity). The menu will feature dishes such as White Truffle Risotto; Butter Poached Salmon; New Year’s Celebration Dessert Trio; unlimited VeuveClicquot, party favors, DJ and dancing.
BAR PACKAGE 1: For $175 per person (not including tax and gratuity) receive reserved seating at The Forge Bar with Premium Open Bar from 10 p.m.- 1 a.m. or one bottle of VeuveClicquot champagne per couple; party favors; DJ; and a Tasting Plate featuring Chilled Shrimp, Ossetra Caviar and more.
BAR PACKAGE 2: For $95 per person (not including tax and gratuity), enjoy their Premium Open Bar from 10 p.m.- 1 a.m.; party favors; and DJ.
Bianca at Delano South Beach
This year Delano South Beach will be ringing in the New Year with a four-course dinner at Bianca. The prix fix menu will be offering guests two seatings options – 7pm $250++ and 9pm for $400++ per person. Includes Moet &Chandon Champagne Toast. All details and pricing options can be found at http://tablelist.com/delanonye2017. Tickets for all packages must be purchased here as well.
Delano Beach Club at Delano South Beach
Welcome 2017 in style with Delano South Beach’s lavish New Year’s Eve celebration. Enter a winter wonderland as Delano Beach Club is transformed into an enchanted world – complete with aquatic performances, whimsical installations and live sounds by DJ Smeejay. Guests are invited to sip and dance their way into the new year at the most iconic hotel in South Beach. Tickets available at: tablelist.com/delanonye2017
Mondrian South Beach / 1100 West Avenue, South Beach
Mondrian South Beach has long been one of South Florida’s most coveted New Year’s destinations for its whimsical setting on bay and outstanding views of the Miami city skyline. Ring in 2017 with a four-hour premium open bar (8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.), curated DJs, and a fabulous fireworks display over Biscayne Bay.
The Confidante Hotel / 4041 Collins Avenue, South Beach
Just steps off the busy Collins Ave. hidden within The Confidante Hotel, escape the hustle and bustle of Miami in this backyard oasis. Every Friday and Saturday, The Confidante turns into a poolside playground where guests can sip cocktails, munch on bites from The Confidante’s poolside outpost, Nina’s House, and dance into the evening.
Kickback Fridays (Every Friday) 6-10p.m.; Backyard Saturdays (Every Saturday) 2-10p.m.) Open to the public, no tickets necessary.
Basement at EDITION / 2901 Collins Avenue, South Beach
Celebrate the New Year at Basement with Virgil Abloh, Fat Jewish and special guests with an open bar 10pm-1am. Prices start at $200 and details are available at 786.641.7119
Shore Club South Beach / 1901 Collins Avenue Miami Beach
Ring in 2017 in classic South Beach style with a garden soiree at Shore Club. With stars overhead and beats by DJ Spider, the first 200 guests will receive guaranteed entrance before 11pm with a complimentary champagne toast when the clock strikes at midnight. Limited table reservations are available, starting at $500 (plus tax & gratuity) for a main garden table for 4 guests. Tickets or for table reservations, please visit: https://nightout.com/events/sc-skybar-nye2017/tickets#.WDR9AXeZOi5
Juvia Miami / 1111 Lincoln Road, South Beach
Ring in the new year the right way – in a penthouse above the city! Juvia is offering two dinner seatings on New Year’s Eve with special 4-course menus. Menu highlights include Maine Lobster, Blue Fin Toro and Tuna, Warm Mix Mushroom Salad and a Chocolate Feuilletine Caramel dessert shot.
The Setai/ 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Celebrate this New Year’s Eve at one of Miami’s most exclusive destinations. Jaya at The Setai is offering an enticing New Year’s Eve menu with two seating times, one at 6:30pm priced at $175 per person and $90 per child, and one at 8:45pm priced at $395 per person and $210 per child. The 8:45 seating will include a special champagne toast at midnight. For a more extravagant dining experience enjoy a six course pre-fixe menu at Chef’s Kitchen priced at $695 per person and $360 per child and indulge in asian fusion cuisine unlike any other. Chef’s Kitchen will offer items such as Florida Stone Crab, Truffle Egg, and Wagyu Filet Mignon.
Chef’s Kitchen at The Setai / 2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
For a more luxurious dining experience at The Setai, Miami Beach enjoy a six course pre-fixe menu at Chef’s Kitchen priced at $695 per person and $360 per child and indulge in asian fusion cuisine unlike any other. Chef’s Kitchen will offer items such as Florida Stone Crab, Truffle Egg, and Wagyu Filet Mignon.
Vagabond Kitchen and Bar
On December 31st, Vagabond is hosting a masquerade-themed event with two dinner seatings:
5:30PM-7:00PM (three-course meal)
$75 per person
9:00PM-11:00PM (four-course meal)
$115/person including a champagne toast at midnight
$165/person including a champagne bottle per couple
After the last seating, Vagabond Kitchen and Bar will switch over to a standing open bar at $75 per person – including a champagne toast at midnight. Guests can enjoy live beats while watching the ball drop on any of the three screens available.
Matador Room and Market at The Miami Beach EDITION / 2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.
Toast to the New Year at Jean-Georges’ iconic Matador Room with an exclusive dinner menu created by Jeremy Ford, Top Chef winner and Executive Chef of Restaurants at The Miami Beach EDITION, and Michelin star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Seating times include 7:30PM, 8:30PM, 9:30PM or 10:30PM and feature a customized five-course menu, hors d’oeuvres, including Roasted Main Lobster with Black Truffle and Garlic-Ginger Butter and Caviar. A various selection of pre-fixe Champagne and red and white wines will be available as well. Guests may instead opt for the 4-course First Seating Menu at 6PM and 6:30PM. For more information call (786)257-4600.
Izzy’s Fish & Oyster / 423 Washington Ave, South Beach
On New Year’s Eve, Izzy’s will be offering NYE specials including Baked Rhode Island Scallops &Perigord Truffles, Foie Gras Stuffies and Beausoleil Oysters and Oscietra Caviar.
Shore Club South Beach / 1901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Keep the party going on New Years Day with a special ‘Ladies Who Brunch’ New Years Day edition! Priced at $55 per person, this buffet style brunch at Terrazza offers guest’s unlimited mimosas, bellinis and a full bloody mary bar with an array of choices to munch on including an omelet station, brick oven pizza, fresh salads, antipasto, assorted cheeses and cured meats and more. Sunday January 1 from 11am-4pm. Guests can reserve their table by calling 305.695.3100.
Strip Steak by Michael Mina
Ring in the New Year with a four-course prix-fixe menu at Fontainebleau’s modern American steakhouse by celebrity chef Michael Mina, priced at $195 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. From 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. diners can enjoy Belgian endive with green apple, fingerling potato, Parmesan crisp, walnut and lemon shallot vinaigrette; pan seared scallops with kabocha squash gnocchi, parsnip, ginger, chive and mimolette cappuccino; wood grilled 6 oz. filet mignon with polenta, wild mushrooms, shishito pepper and green peppercorn sauce; and manjari chocolate mousse with rum-ginger cremeux and yuzu sorbet.
The second seating is from 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. with an elevated prix-fixe menu for $295 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. The menu includes Belgian endive with foie gras, green apple, fingerling potato, parmesan, walnut and lemon shallot vinaigrette; pan seared scallops with kabocha squash gnocchi, black truffle, parsnip, ginger, chive and mimolette cappuccino; wood grilled 6 oz. filet mignon with polenta, Maine lobster, wild mushrooms, shishito pepper and green peppercorn sauce and for dessert, manjari chocolate mousse with rum-ginger cremeux and yuzu sorbet
*Vegetarian menus are available for both seatings upon request.
First Seating | 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30 p.m. | four course, prix-fixe | $195 per person
Second Seating | 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30 p.m. | four course, elevated offerings | $295 per person
Scott Conant’s AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant will be offering a delectable four-course prix-fixe menu priced at $195 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Diners can enjoy smoked tuna tartare with lemon, avocado and radish; creamy polenta with fricassee of wild mushrooms and duck and foie gras ravioli with marsala reduction. Following, diners can choose between olive oil poached halibut with fregola nero, confit tomato and salmoriglio dressing or filet of beef withtruffled potato purée, wild mushrooms and caramelized pearl red onion. For dessert indulge in the chocolate caramel mousse with peanut praline and spiced rum ice cream or vanilla panna cotta with Meyer lemon confit and pineapple basil sorbet.
The second seating from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. offers an elevated prix-fixe menu at $295 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. This menu includes a smoked tuna tartare upgraded with Osetra caviar, avocado, radish and lemon; seared scallops with roasted sun choke, pickled radish and toasted pine nut gremolata; white truffle polenta with fricassee of wild mushrooms and duck and foie gras ravioli with marsala reduction. For main plates guests can chose from olive oil poached halibut with fregola nero, confit tomato and salmoriglio dressing or filet of beef with truffled potato purée, wild mushrooms and caramelized pearl red onion. For dessert, diners can chose from chocolate caramel mousse with peanut praline and spiced rum ice cream or vanilla panna cottawith Meyer lemon confit and pineapple basil sorbet. *Vegetarian menus are available for both seatings upon request
First Seating | 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30 p.m. | four course, prix-fixe | $195 per person
Second Seating | 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10, 10:30 p.m. | four course, elevated offerings | $295 per person
Fontainebleau’s award-winning modern Chinese restaurant will also offer an early and late option for diners. A four-course prix-fixe menu priced at $195 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, is available from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The feast begins with roasted duck with micro green salad and seared scallops with lotus root in sweet chili sauce (served individually) and a family style dim sum platter with Alaska crab meat and lotus root dumplings, steamed hargau with golden leaf, steamed Florida lobster dumplings, crystal black rice with pumpkin dumplings. Family style entrées include the charcoal grill honey wine Chilean sea bass with black truffle, stir-fry Waygu beef with black pepper sauce, stir-fry Florida lobsterwith XO sauce and royal fried rice with baked oyster in garlic sauce. For dessert, guests can enjoy chocolate coconut mousse with mango and mandarin-apricot sorbet or crisp banana sponge with light chocolate mousse and roasted peanut ice cream – both served family style.
The second seating is from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. with an elevated prix-fixe menu for $295 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. The feast begins with tiger prawn and crispy egg in lemon milk sauce, Alaska crab meat siew long bun and steamed hargau with golden leaf – served individually. The family style appetizer is an indulgent Peking duck with Petrossian caviar. Entrées served family style include the charcoal grill honey wine Chilean sea bass with black truffle, stir-fry Waygu beef with black pepper sauce, stir-fry Florida lobster with XO sauce, stir-fry asparagus with lotus root and a lily bulb and macadamia nut and royal fried rice with braised abalone. For dessert, guests can enjoy chocolate coconut mousse with mango and mandarin-apricot sorbet or crispy banana sponge with light chocolate mousse and roasted peanut ice cream. *Vegetarian menus are available for both seatings upon request.
If none of these are attracting you, you can join to house parties, or throw one yourself, where everyone chips in so it does not cost you a lot. Especially if you have a friend that plays the DJ. Think about it.
Happy New Year all, may 2017 bring joy, peace, prosperity and happiness to you and your family.