If you’re spending New year’s Eve in South Florida, the wonderful weather isn’t the only thing to be excited about. We’ve rounded up a great selection of events from Miami to Palm Beach – that will please the most discerning partygoer. From the elegant & low-key to the extravagant, its all here in our #MetLuxe NYE Lineup.
EVENTS IN MIAMI
David Grutman’s newest nightlife venue, Komodo Lounge is hosting its first NYE celebration. Located in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood on the third level of the hit Pan-Asian restaurant Komodo Miami, guests can indulge in an open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight for an intimate party to ring in the New Year – cost $100.
Table reservation packages are also available starting at $1,500.
Looking to dine before you dance? Start the night by indulging in the restaurant’s special family style NYE Package; two seating options are available:
- 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fixed three course menu including sides and desserts. $95
- 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Special curated menu with a variety of Komodo’s best dishes $195
* A vegetarian menu can be provided at request.
Details and reservations visit komodomiami.com
SHELBORNE SOUTH BEACH
Party people, head to The Shelborne in Miami Beach from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., to experience one of the longest, poolside, open bars you’ll ever find on South Beach. Includes a musical lineup all night. Packages start at $116
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MONDRIAN SOUTH BEACH
What’s NYE without fireworks? Enjoy a fabulous fireworks display over Biscayne Bay with outstanding views of the Miami city skyline at Mondrian South Beach. Four-hour premium open bar (8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.), curated DJs.
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Wynwood’s new and popular spot KYU will feature an 8 – 10 course tasting menu of Chef Michael Lewis’ favorites including wood fired specialties, new sashimi style dishes and show-stopping veggies. Guests can choose from several seating options:
- 1st seating (Bookings before 8 p.m.) – Chef’s New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu, one glass of Taittinger Brut Champagne, $125 per person
- 2nd seating (dining at or after 8 p.m.) Chef’s New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu, one bottle of Taittinger Brut Champagne and one 300 ml bottle of Soto Junmai Daiginjo sake per every two guests at $175 per person
In addition, guests can ring in the New Year with Party Favors, a Taittinger Brut toast at midnight, as well as a SOTO Sake toast to given by chef himself and partner and general manager Steven Haigh as they break the barrel. Cheers!
For reservations visit kyumiami.com
EVENTS IN FORT LAUDERDALE
BILLY JOEL @ THE BB&T CENTER
Ring in the New Year with the one-and-only Billy Joel as he returns to the BB&T Center for the second year in a row.
December 31st at 9:30pm. Tickets $49.50 – $159.50
ATLANTIC HOTEL & SPA
Fort Lauderdale’s Atlantic Hotel & Spa has two options for celebrating NYE:
DINE AT BEAUTY & THE FEAST: Beauty & the Feast, located inside the Atlantic Hotel & Spa is offering a fabulous feast-style dinner – perfect for guests who want to celebrate NYE on the quieter side.
- Early Seating: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Includes a three-course feast-style dinner with a selection of Beauty & the Feast’s Pig Roast and a selection of delicious small plates; $59* per person.
- Midnight Seating: 9 p.m. – Midnight – Includes a four course feast-style dinner and entertainment including a DJ, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight; $119* per person.
GALA UNDER THE STARS: Enjoy an elegant, white tablecloth New Year’s Eve Dinner under the stars, while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from the 5th Floor Oceanfront Terrace of The Atlantic Hotel & Spa. This spectacular four-course prix fixe dinner will include live entertainment, party favors and a midnight celebration. Semi-formal attire is recommended. Seating begins at 8:30 p.m.; $129* per person*
PLUNGE & BRUNCH: Start the New Year with a new tradition -The Annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge. For the 3rd year, Beauty & the Feast will hosts its New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge Brunch. Come as you are, in your bathing suit, ball gown, tuxedo, or outfit from NYE night. Guests will meet at Lifeguard Tower 11 on Fort Lauderdale Beach in front of The Atlantic Hotel & Spa to take the plunge and “wash away 2016” and refresh with a literal plunge into 2017.
After taking the plunge, The Atlantic Hotel & Spa will provide a private area for guests to dry off and change before enjoying brunch which will feature Eggs served with Pecan Wood Smoked Bacon or Sage Sausage Links, a succulent Lobster Omelet with boursin cheese, Classic Eggs Benedict and Bananas Foster French Toast. There is no cost to participate in the 2017 New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge. Guests participating in the Polar Bear Plunge will receive a $20.17 discount on brunch. Sunday, January 1, 2017, 11:00 a.m. Pre-Fix Brunch Menu until 2:30 p.m.; $49.00* per person
Get details at www.society8.com
Recently opened casual eatery, B Square Burgers & Booze is hosting an Epic New Year’s Eve Celebration! From 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., B Square will transform its bar into an Open Bar Party with a live DJ. Open bar is available for $75 (plus gratuity & tax) and includes a midnight champagne toast.
The restaurant’s NYE menu specials include Branzino on Fire, pan-roasted and stuffed with crab and shrimp, and the Slow-Roasted Prime Rib, with Juniper onion au-jus and served with a stuffed Parmigiano baked potato, as well as the debut of its new Epic Burger, stuffed with caramelized apples and onions, topped with smoked gouda, confit pork belly in a savory chocolate miso glaze with a shoestring crunch.
Recover from the night’s festivities with B Square’s Hangover Bottomless Brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on January 1st. The Three Meat Skillet, made with bacon, sausage and pancetta, served over a cheddar biscuit and potato hash and topped with two poached eggs, and the Banana Nut Bread French Toast, served with whipped cream and vanilla bean gelato, are the perfect remedies after a late night of partying. In addition to its regular brunch menu, B Square will offer $15 bottomless mimosas, sangrias and Bloody Marys and $30 bottomless Moët mimosas.
For details and tickets visit bsquareburger.com
EVENTS IN PALM BEACH
EAU PALM BEACH RESORT & SPA
Head up to WPB for Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa’s fun filled night of events
NEW YEAR’S EVE ROCK ‘N ROLL TRIBUTE: Ditch the tuxedo or ball gown and prepare for a legendary dance party with award-winning musician Phillip Myers performing electrifying tributes to Elton John and Billy Joel while accompanied by the Phillip Myers Band; a “toes in the sand” beachfront reception with butler served champagne and canapes; dueling piano performances; indulgent five-course dinner menu; complimentary full bar with premium spirits; champagne toast and midnight balloon drop; an expansive midnight breakfast and deejay spinning the hottest tunes during a late-night after party. The New Year’s Eve Rock ‘n Roll Tribute is priced at $265 per person, $495 per couple (resort guests) and $525 per couple (non-resort guests).
Plan on partying late into the night? Then consider staying the night; reserve the special New Year’s Eve overnight package, which pairs admission for two to the Rock ‘n Roll Tribute with luxurious accommodations and is priced at $999.
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER AT ANGLE: Indulge in a spectacular five-course tasting menu designed by Chef de Cuisine, Manlee Siu for the resort’s fine dinning room, Angle. Menu highlights include White Truffle Custard with Black Truffle Ragout; Butter Poached Lobster with Chanterelle Mushrooms, Green Cay Farm Corn and Truffle Ravioli and Creekstone Farm Prime Filet Mignon with Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Russet Potato “Cake,” Baby Spinach and a Red Wine Sauce.
- Early seating is available at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and the menu is priced at $90.
- Late seating begins at 8:30pm, includes wine pairings, party favors and midnight champagne toast and is priced at $175 per person. *Late seating guests may purchase Rock ‘n Roll Tribute access pass for $95 per couple.
For additional details, please visit eaupalmbeach.com