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15 Epic New Year's Eve Celebrations

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This New Year's Eve, it's all about truffle and the twenties. Restaurants are seasoning everything with the delicacy and the parties will be more lively than those of the good old prohibition days, considering you're dressed for the occasion. But whether you're into $1000 tables and flapper skirts or you prefer a simple $45 open bar, there's a bevy of options for anyone who's decided to rough it out in the Magic City for December 31. Check out our handpicked selections of the parties and menus that will ring in 2014 the right way.
-Ashley Brozic


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Roberto Cavalli Restaurant and Lounge

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150 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
This may be the hottest party on South Beach this year, not to mention the most fashionable. Roberto Cavalli Restaurant and Lounge will be holding its grand opening on New Year's Eve.There will be two dinner seatings at $300 a person, and the option to purchase a table at the lounge to ring in the new year with the designer himself. Reservations are required.

2. Oak Tavern Fine Food & Spirits

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35 NE 40th St
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 391-1818
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Dust off the old top hat for the Mad Hatter’s Ball at Oak Tavern. There’s a three-course prix fixe at $75 a head and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. But if you just want to party, DJ Benton will be spinning all night. Best of all, the craziest hats get prizes. Reservations are required.

3. HaVen Gastro-Lounge

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1237 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 987-8885
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You don’t need to go be in Times Square to feel like you’re there. Watch the ball drop on HaVen’s LED screen walls while you indulge in a premium open bar and complimentary appetizers by Chef Todd Erickson. Tickets are $100 a head. Resident DJ Shaun Duval and Juan Control will be spinning all night.

4. Tongue & Cheek

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431 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 704-2900
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Tongue & Cheek is bringing on the Ritz with a speakeasy themed fête. Cat Shell as Kitty Carmichael will be providing modern 1920s beats and prizes will be awarded to the best costumes. Oh, and if this New Year’s Eve was a rough one, Tongue & Cheek is throwing a New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch with bottomless beverages on January 1. Reservations are required.

5. Bar Louie Miami

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3201 N Miami Ave, Ste 106
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 879-8260
The most important thing you need to know about Bar Louie, is that there’s a breakfast buffet provided past midnight. Couple that with cocktails from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. and a complimentary champagne toast, and you’re looking at the best $45 you’ve ever spent on New Year’s Eve.

6. FIFTY

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485 Brickell Ave, Fl 50
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 503-4417
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Club 50 boasts one of the most stellar views of Miami, so ringing in the New Year on the Viceroy’s 50th floor seems fitting enough. Enjoy a three hour open bar at the top of the city while DJ Robin Lewis takes over the inside and DJ Joseph Anthony takes over the patio. Tickets are required.

7. RA Sushi Bar Restaurant

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201 SW 145th Ter
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
(954) 342-5454
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If you’re looking for a good time on New Year’s Eve but you’re not down to toss up a grand on a fancy dinner, then head over to your local RA for their “RA”ckin’ New Year’s Eve celebration. There will be food and drink specials all night, and when you’re done pounding down sake bombs, there will be plenty of champagne!

8. The Forge

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432 W 41st St
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 538-8533
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It’s a Forge tradition to go big for New Year’s Eve, and they’re not skimping this year. There are two prix fixe seatings: the first at 6 p.m. for $95 a person and the second at 9 p.m. for $390 a person. If you’re just coming for the booze, then there’s an exclusive bar package from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for a reasonable $85, which includes premium spirits, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and a tasting plate with samplings of lobster PB&J, crispy corn ravioli and roasted oysters. Reservations are required.

9. Cipriani Downtown

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465 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131
Brazil will be stealing the spotlight in 2014, so why not get a head start on the frenzy? Cipriani is hosting an elegant dinner with a Brazilian dance show for New Year’s Eve, complete with gifts, music, dancing, plenty of champagne and a perfect view of the fireworks, all for $1000 a head. Reservations are required.

10. Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

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2400 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 712-0580
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If you don’t want to leave the kidsos at home, then Chima may be a good option for a family-friendly good time. There are seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. and live music in the courtyard. The second seating will get you the rodizio, a salad bar, a dessert bar and an open bar for $65. Kids eat for $26.50 all night long.

11. The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club

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1732 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 674-1160
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What’s a New Year’s Eve party if there’s no celebrity host? True Blood’s Jessica Clark will be hosting The Catalina’s Brazilian Carnival party on December 31, complete with a four hour open bar and full dinner buffet for $95.

12. The Broken Shaker

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2727 Indian Creek Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 531-2727
If you love the Broken Shaker the other 364 days out of the year, then you’ll love the bar on December 31. There will be cocktail specials, punch bowls, a fondue station and a special $100 champagne and cocktail platter. Reservations are required.

13. The Betsy - South Beach

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1440 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-6100
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If you’re looking for a way to jazz up your New Year’s celebration (pun intended) then soak in the jazz performers at The Betsy Hotel. A two drink minimum will get you hours of brassy instruments and soothing vocals from four separate jazz performer’s at The Betsy’s Lobby Bar. Dinner reservations can also be made for BLT Steak at $275 a person.

14. Tobacco Road

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626 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 374-1198
Does Tobacco Road ever fail to deliver? $60 will get you an open bar from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. at their annual end of the year celebration. DJs Eric Vic, Ghostwriter and Smooth will be spinning throughout the night to ring in the new year.

15. Serendipity3

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1102 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 403-2210
New Year’s Eve isn’t just for adults; kids can have fun too! Serendipity 3 has specially designed “mocktails”, party favors and finger foods for the young ones. Best of all, they host a countdown at 6:59, which gives mom and dad ample time to get ready for their own New Year’s Eve festivities.

1. Roberto Cavalli Restaurant and Lounge

150 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
This may be the hottest party on South Beach this year, not to mention the most fashionable. Roberto Cavalli Restaurant and Lounge will be holding its grand opening on New Year's Eve.There will be two dinner seatings at $300 a person, and the option to purchase a table at the lounge to ring in the new year with the designer himself. Reservations are required.
150 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

2. Oak Tavern Fine Food & Spirits

35 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137
Dust off the old top hat for the Mad Hatter’s Ball at Oak Tavern. There’s a three-course prix fixe at $75 a head and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. But if you just want to party, DJ Benton will be spinning all night. Best of all, the craziest hats get prizes. Reservations are required.
35 NE 40th St
Miami, FL 33137

3. HaVen Gastro-Lounge

1237 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
You don’t need to go be in Times Square to feel like you’re there. Watch the ball drop on HaVen’s LED screen walls while you indulge in a premium open bar and complimentary appetizers by Chef Todd Erickson. Tickets are $100 a head. Resident DJ Shaun Duval and Juan Control will be spinning all night.
1237 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. Tongue & Cheek

431 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tongue & Cheek is bringing on the Ritz with a speakeasy themed fête. Cat Shell as Kitty Carmichael will be providing modern 1920s beats and prizes will be awarded to the best costumes. Oh, and if this New Year’s Eve was a rough one, Tongue & Cheek is throwing a New Year’s Day Hangover Brunch with bottomless beverages on January 1. Reservations are required.
431 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. Bar Louie Miami

3201 N Miami Ave, Ste 106, Miami, FL 33127
The most important thing you need to know about Bar Louie, is that there’s a breakfast buffet provided past midnight. Couple that with cocktails from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. and a complimentary champagne toast, and you’re looking at the best $45 you’ve ever spent on New Year’s Eve.
3201 N Miami Ave, Ste 106
Miami, FL 33127

6. FIFTY

485 Brickell Ave, Fl 50, Miami, FL 33131
Club 50 boasts one of the most stellar views of Miami, so ringing in the New Year on the Viceroy’s 50th floor seems fitting enough. Enjoy a three hour open bar at the top of the city while DJ Robin Lewis takes over the inside and DJ Joseph Anthony takes over the patio. Tickets are required.
485 Brickell Ave, Fl 50
Miami, FL 33131

7. RA Sushi Bar Restaurant

201 SW 145th Ter, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
If you’re looking for a good time on New Year’s Eve but you’re not down to toss up a grand on a fancy dinner, then head over to your local RA for their “RA”ckin’ New Year’s Eve celebration. There will be food and drink specials all night, and when you’re done pounding down sake bombs, there will be plenty of champagne!
201 SW 145th Ter
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

8. The Forge

432 W 41st St, Miami Beach, FL 33140
It’s a Forge tradition to go big for New Year’s Eve, and they’re not skimping this year. There are two prix fixe seatings: the first at 6 p.m. for $95 a person and the second at 9 p.m. for $390 a person. If you’re just coming for the booze, then there’s an exclusive bar package from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for a reasonable $85, which includes premium spirits, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and a tasting plate with samplings of lobster PB&J, crispy corn ravioli and roasted oysters. Reservations are required.
432 W 41st St
Miami Beach, FL 33140

9. Cipriani Downtown

465 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
Brazil will be stealing the spotlight in 2014, so why not get a head start on the frenzy? Cipriani is hosting an elegant dinner with a Brazilian dance show for New Year’s Eve, complete with gifts, music, dancing, plenty of champagne and a perfect view of the fireworks, all for $1000 a head. Reservations are required.
465 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131

10. Chima Brazilian Steakhouse

2400 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
If you don’t want to leave the kidsos at home, then Chima may be a good option for a family-friendly good time. There are seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. and live music in the courtyard. The second seating will get you the rodizio, a salad bar, a dessert bar and an open bar for $65. Kids eat for $26.50 all night long.
2400 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

11. The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club

1732 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
What’s a New Year’s Eve party if there’s no celebrity host? True Blood’s Jessica Clark will be hosting The Catalina’s Brazilian Carnival party on December 31, complete with a four hour open bar and full dinner buffet for $95.
1732 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

12. The Broken Shaker

2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140
If you love the Broken Shaker the other 364 days out of the year, then you’ll love the bar on December 31. There will be cocktail specials, punch bowls, a fondue station and a special $100 champagne and cocktail platter. Reservations are required.
2727 Indian Creek Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33140

13. The Betsy - South Beach

1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
If you’re looking for a way to jazz up your New Year’s celebration (pun intended) then soak in the jazz performers at The Betsy Hotel. A two drink minimum will get you hours of brassy instruments and soothing vocals from four separate jazz performer’s at The Betsy’s Lobby Bar. Dinner reservations can also be made for BLT Steak at $275 a person.
1440 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

14. Tobacco Road

626 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Does Tobacco Road ever fail to deliver? $60 will get you an open bar from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. at their annual end of the year celebration. DJs Eric Vic, Ghostwriter and Smooth will be spinning throughout the night to ring in the new year.
626 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130

15. Serendipity3

1102 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
New Year’s Eve isn’t just for adults; kids can have fun too! Serendipity 3 has specially designed “mocktails”, party favors and finger foods for the young ones. Best of all, they host a countdown at 6:59, which gives mom and dad ample time to get ready for their own New Year’s Eve festivities.
1102 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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