New Year’s Eve Event Guide
December 31, doors open at 8 p.m.
The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club
1732 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
December 31 at 9 p.m.
Miccosukee Resort & Gaming
500 S.W. 177th Avenue (corner of Krome & 8th Street), Miami
December 31 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura
786-279-6526 (Phillipa Giesbert)
December 31 from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
The Island Bistro
605 Brickell Key Drive, Downtown Miami
December 31, seatings at 6 or 9 p.m.
Ring in the New Year with champagne and a mouth-watering menu designed to please your palate at Tuyo! Located on the top floor of Miami Dade College’s Miami Culinary Institute, this roof-top restaurant offers one of South Florida’s most elegant dining experiences, first-class service, and an unparalleled panoramic view of the downtown skyline and Biscayne Bay. The selections prepared by Executive Chef Victor Santos will include Maine lobster and butternut squash bisque, porcini mushroom croquettes with crème fraiche; butter-poached American wagyu strip loin and steak tartare; duo milk-fed porcelet, roasted chop and crispy braised belly; and a choice of sumptuous desserts. Raise a glass and toast to fresh starts and even fresher cuisine!
415 N.E. Second Avenue, Downtown Miami
December 31 from 9 p.m.
New Year’s Eve is the best party night of the year, and no place else does a party like Stache! The unique cocktail bar will host a Roaring 20’s themed extravaganza with a premium open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight, complete with a substantial delectable assortment of lite bites. There’s hot live music from Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl, along with a burlesque performance from the exotic and sultry Aurora Natrix as DJ Misha Samson spins you into the New Year! Limited advance tickets are just $75 so get them before they are gone!
109 S.W. Second Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale
954-499-1044 (VIP and Bottle Service)
December 31 from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
For the ultimate rooftop dance party and New Year’s celebration, head to FIFTY Ultra Lounge at Viceroy Miami and usher in 2015 in style! Downtown Miami’s hottest nightclub just finished a $100,000 facelift, setting the scene for a legendary Casablanca-themed affair. Don vintage fashion from the 1940s, enjoy a three-hour open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, party favors and entertainment, including DJ Armand Pena, and delight in the unrivaled panoramic views of Brickell, Biscayne Bay and the city’s fireworks from atop the 50th floor. General admission is $100 per person, or take advantage of premium VIP access and service through a variety of VIP table options ranging from $499 for six people to $2,000 for twelve. Tax and gratuity is additional.
FIFTY Ultra Lounge at Viceroy Miami
485 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami
December 31 from 6 p.m. to
Two six-course dinner seatings to choose from at Vintro Hotel & Kitchen, each featuring sumptuous selections. First seating begins at 6 p.m., priced at $180 p/p, and the second at 9 p.m. and includes a bottle of Perrier Jouet per couple, party favors and access to the Rooftop Party for $295 p/p (plus tax and gratuities). Under the Stars Rooftop Party gets underway at 8 p.m. with DJ NYX spinning in the best Top 40 and Nu Disco, complimentary premium bar till midnight, balloon drop, party favors and viewing of Miami Beach Fireworks - $150 p/p.
Vintro Hotel & Kitchen
2216 Park Avenue, Miami Beach
December 31, doors open at 8 p.m.
Ball & Chain, Little Havana's historic and world-famous live music bar, will feature a Rockin New Year's Eve live musical performance by After School Special, an all-star classic cover band. After School Special features the Foo Fighters and Wallflowers keyboardist Rami Jaffee, Dave Krusen, original and former drummer of Pearl Jam, Lazy Stars lead vocalist and guitarist Jonny Kaplan, and Jessy Greene, violinist from Foo Fighters, Pink, Fistful of Mercy and Sound City Players. The rock legends collectively have sold over 40 million records worldwide. The doors open at 8 p.m. as the rock legends take the Pineapple Stage performing covers of classic rock songs, such as Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Neil Young, Tom Petty and Rod Stewart, as they count down to 2015. Immediately following the live show will be a special DJ set by Foo Fighters and Wallflowers keyboardist Rami Jaffee. Exclusive table and bottle service reservations, followed by general admission based on availability. The general admission will be free RSVP with a mandatory confirmation code to accommodate the limited guest list. Must be 21+ to attend.
Ball & Chain
1513 S.W. 8th Street, Little Havana
December 31 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Start off New Year's Eve in the grand St. Regis tradition with their signature Champagne Saberng ritual to Celebrate 2015 in style! The St. Regis Bar & Wine Vault will feature seductive sounds by its house band and a live DJ for your entertainment pleasure, with a full and fabulous menu of sushi and Asian-inspired dishes available throughout the night. VIP table reservations (2 to 4 guests) $500 minimum, and Wine Vault table reservations (up to 12 guests) available at $5,000 minimum.
The St. Regis Bar & Wine Vault
9703 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour
December 31 beginning at 7 p.m.
Your life is in shambles because the woman you love lived decades before you could cross paths. Glamourous waves of gold atop her head, cheekbones so sharp they sliced your heart from a different era – nobody in this century quite understands your obsession with Cary Grant and Slapstick like she does! This New Year's Eve Bâoli Miami is giving you, the gentleman in the wrong era, the chance to relive The Golden Age of Hollywood with all its glitz, glamour and allure of Italian sophistication — and maybe a chance to kiss the woman of your film-inspired dreams. Taking a page from La Dolce Vita, Bâoli Miami is planning a fabulous soiree with music by DJ Gil from Cannes. Get in the spirit - women should emulate the bombshell film queens of the 1960s, and men should sport tuxedos or fashionable Italian suits. Dinner reservations are suggested; limited tickets are available for those with no dinner reservations and include a complimentary glass of champagne along party favors.
1906 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
December 31 starting at 4 p.m.
The Raleigh will welcome 2015 with a special New Year's Eve Cocktail Countdown that celebrates the seven decade history of the iconic Art Deco hotel. Starting at 4 p.m. and coinciding with the hotel's 1940s opening, a classic cocktail representative of each decade - and priced to match - will be unveiled on the hour. The festivities begin with the Blue Moon Cocktail priced at $4 and available till 5 p.m. The eight-drink series culminates with 2014's PJ Champagne Brut Special, priced at $14, and served from 11 p.m. to midnight to welcome the New Year. The complete list of cocktails per decade will be served throughout the night at the legendary Martini Bar, Pool Bar and the White Bar at Restaurant Michael Schwartz where special New Year's Eve menus will be served with seatings at 6 and 9 p.m. The three-course menu is priced at $100 p/p and the four-course is $150 p/p, exclusive of tax and gratuity.
1775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-612-1163 Dinner Reservations
December 31, seatings at 6 and 9:30 p.m.
The Bazaar by José Andrés at SLS South Beach is offering a special New Year’s Eve menu in the restaurant’s chic Blanca dining room or al fresco on the outdoor terrace. The first seating, price at $175 p/p++, will feature a 15-course prix-fixe tasting menu which will include a caviar course, a champagne toast and discounted admission to Hyde Beach’s New Year’s Eve party. The second seating is priced at $350 p/p++ and includes an 18-course prix-fixe tasting menu, a Dom Perignon champagne toast, party favors and discounted admission to Hyde Beach’s party.
The Bazaar by José Andrés
SLS South Beach
1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach