New Year’s Eve Event Guide
New Year’s Eve 2015 is right around the corner and once again SocialMiami is curating the best selection of events. As with all of our guides, this one will grow as information comes, so keep checking in.
Happy New Year Miami!
THE SPAM ALL STARS AT THE CATALINA HOTEL AND BEACH CLUB
December 31, doors open at 8 p.m.
The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club, located in the heart of South Beach, will host renowned musical group, The Spam All Stars, performing exclusively for The Catalina’s New Year’s Eve Block Party! Celebrate with guest host DJ Von Kiss with all-inclusive access to each of the Catalina’s three buildings, open bars, endless decadent gourmet food stations and live music. Each building will feature its own DJ, showcasing the unique sounds of The Spam All Stars on the front terrace of The Catalina. Enjoy the entertainment as you savor sumptuous food stations to include shrimp scampi, roasted salmon, Moroccan-style cod, lobster mac and cheese and lots more, as well as decadent desserts and six open bars! Lounge indoors at any of the hotel’s bars, outdoors on the hotel’s terraces or at the bamboo pool lounge. DJ Von Kiss will ring in the New Year with a complimentary champagne toast and much merrymaking. One all-inclusive price of $95 per person includes six open bars, lavish food stations and live entertainment, Purchase tickets online or by phone, or book your stay at The Catalina Hotel by visiting www.catalinahotel.com or calling 1-877-762-3477.
The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club
1732 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH AT MICCOSUKEE RESORT & GAMING
December 31 at 9 p.m.
Ring in the New Year with Puerto Rican Power and your loved ones at Miccosukee Resort & Gaming! Dance the night away to their hit songs “Tu Cariñito,” “Me Tiene Loco,” “Juguete de Nadie” and more! Ticket packages include an exquisite 3 course-dinner, meet & greet with the artists, champagne toast, party favors and a balloon drop at midnight. Premium tickets start at $160. VIP tickets are $190. Ticket holders also receive $10 in free play. Childcare services are available for infants and children up to 12 years. Doors open at 9 p.m. Seats are limited so purchase tickets today for the ultimate New Year’s Eve Bash! There’s no better place to be!
Miccosukee Resort & Gaming
500 S.W. 177th Avenue (corner of Krome & 8th Street), Miami
TURNBERRY ISLE NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA
December 31 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Delight in gourmet selections from a lavish reception at Turnberry Isle’s Gala Red Carpet Affair and then bring in the New Year dining and dancing the night away. Festivities also include a 7-piece live band, whimsical dessert selections, free-flowing bubbles and a toast at midnight. Specialty wines and cocktails will be served all evening long. Black-tie optional. Cost to attend is $275 for local residents and resort guests; tax and service charges are additional. Seating is limited, and reservations with credit card payment required to insure your seating. Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to event.
19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura
786-279-6526 (Phillipa Giesbert)
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER PARTY
December 31 from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Raise a glass to the New Year at The Island Bistro! Bring your family, friends and even your little ones to celebrate the New Year, enjoy dinner and watch the Bayfront Park fireworks from a prime location on Brickell Key. Indulge in a five-course dinner featuring signature and innovative dishes designed by our chef and keep the atmosphere alive with bottomless prosecco and an open bar. The night continues with a beautiful fireworks display viewing at midnight. Choose from one of the six packages offered for a night to remember! Purchase your tickets now!
The Island Bistro
605 Brickell Key Drive, Downtown Miami
TOAST THE NEW YEAR AT TUYO
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
ROARING 20’S AT STACHE
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)
CASABLANCA NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
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
DINNER & ROOFTOP PARTY AT VINTRO HOTEL & KITCHEN
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
ROCK LEGENDS TRIBUTE SHOW
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
CELEBRATE 2015 IN STYLE!
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
LA DOLCE VITA
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
NEW YEAR’S EVE COCKTAIL COUNTDOWN
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
SPECIAL NEW YEAR’S EVE MENU
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