Alligator Alley: If you want to keep it cheap this New Year's Eve and avoid people hurling and acting insane, you might want to head over to Alligator Alley's "No Hype, No High Prices" nonextravaganza. $10 gets you the buffet and the band, Way of the Groove. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. Alligator Alley, 1321 E Commercial Blvd, Oakland Park, 954-771-2220.
Automatic Slim's: The sprawling complex invites local partiers to look 2006 in the eye and say, "Dude, bring it on." With rock 'n' roll DJs spinning everything from classic to current, dancing girls on the bar tops, and an upbeat crowd, Slim's will kiss off 2005 with rowdy flair. Call 954-522-8585 for reservations. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., no cover. Automatic Slim's, 15 W Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 954-522-8585.
Bamboo Room: Zydeco master Terrance Simien will kick up that decadent Southern feeling this New Year's Eve at Bamboo Room. If you loved to zydeco in 2005, you can bet your washboard that 2006 is going to be even better. Sat., Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m., $65. Bamboo Room, 25 S "J" St, Lake Worth, 561-585-2583.
Buzz's Bar: New Year's Eve is not your average night, but the Joe Friday Band can handle it. Buzz's Bar might kick off 2006 with the blues, but it certainly won't be a bummer. Sat., Dec. 31. Buzz's Bar, 8931 W Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise, 954-749-1337.
Cheers: Fort Lauderdale's late-night rock bar will be sure to celebrate well into 2006 with Riverdown performing live. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $12 advance, $15 at the door. Cheers Food and Spirits, 941 E Cypress Creek Rd, Fort Lauderdale, 954-771-6338.
Coyotes Bar: Dance and howl your way into 2006 with complimentary champagne and party favors at Coyote's Bar. Sat., Dec. 31. Coyotes Bar, 1926 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, 954-620-7046.
Dada: Delray's coziest spot for fine dining and live local music will offer a three-course fixed menu for your palate. As for your ears, the jazz, funk fusion of Secret Knock is on the menu. For nocturnal revelers, the venue will stay open until 4 a.m. Sat., Dec. 31, $60. Dada Restaurant and Lounge, 52 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, 561-330-3232.
88's Dueling Pianos: 88's Dueling Pianos offers hot, live, sing-along action this New Year's Eve. The cover charge includes entertainment, one bottle of champagne per couple, and party favors. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $10 before 9: 30 p.m., $20 after 9:30 p.m. 88's Dueling Pianos, 110 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, 954-763-3553.
Fetish Factory NYE Party: This is a more intimate venue than the usual Fetish Factory venues. There will be 300 tickets for sale in advance at Fetish Factory for the discount price of $15. After those are gone, an additional 100 full-price tickets will be for sale at Fetish Factory and the door for $20. Remember, tickets are limited. So if you are serious about attending this event and don't want to miss out, stop by the store and pick up your tickets early. Afterall, this will be a very unique NYE celebration. Sat., Dec. 31. Tabu Nightclub, 2674 E Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 954-566-6331.
Fisherman's Wharf: The Wharf plays host to a seaside New Year's Eve party with the live music of Smoken and Squeeze Play. They will offer dinner specials, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. Call for reservations. Sat., Dec. 31. Fisherman's Wharf, 222 Pompano Beach Blvd, Pompano Beach, 954-941-5522.
Gumwrappers: The walls of Gumwrappers rock and bikini club will resound with the fury of 2005's death rattle as Death Becomes You, Slug, and Alice's Wonder take the stage. 2006, hello! Sat., Dec. 31, $6. Gumwrappers, 3233 N Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 954-565-9264.
Howl at the Moon: Howl at the Moon offers a variety of New Year's Eve packages to ring in 2006 to the hokey sounds of drunken sing-along piano. The packages range from $75 for a table and champagne for two people up to $325 for a table, dinner, and bottle service for four. So go ahead sing "Mony Mony" like it's still the '80s. No one's going to be sober enough to care. Sat., Dec. 31. Howl at the Moon, BeachPlace (17 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Ste 308), Fort Lauderdale, 954-522-5054.
Interlude: Fort Lauderdale's classy lounge rings in 2006 with hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, and a champagne toast at midnight. Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $30. Interlude Bar and Cabaret, 315 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, 954-779-3339.
Jazziz: Jazziz Bistro will swing in the new year with the sounds of Third Rail. Sat., Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m. Jazziz, 5751 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-583-8335.
Jetsetter's Lounge: Get a jump on the new year with a "Four Course Innovative International Dining Experience" featuring Moet & Chandon White Star Champagne (one bottle per couple), party favors, and live music from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. at your reserved table. Sat. Dec. 31, $79 per person. Jetsetter's Lounge, 1132 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, 561-533-7999.
New Millennium Ballroom: Bring your grumbling stomachs to this bash for a copious dinner and the best in Caribbean, Latin, and ballroom music. Cash full liquor bar. Sat., Dec. 31, 7 p.m., $45 per person, $80 per couple. New Millennium Ballroom, 1484 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, 954-457-7538.
Nikki Marina: This dockside nightlife spot celebrates the coming year with a full party package that includes a six-course dinner, one bottle of champagne per couple, and entertainment by DJs and live dancers. There's a champagne toast at midnight, and dinner reservations are available from 8 to 11 p.m. The package costs $150 per person. If you wish to forego dinner, entry to Nikki's party costs $25 for outside, $50 inside, and $250 for a bed for five people that includes a bottle of liquor. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Nikki Marina, 3660 S Ocean Dr, Hollywood, 954-602-8750.