Set right on the beach in Deerfield, this large space is known for throwing a good soiree. Obviously, the biggest party day of the year is no different. The restaurant will have a special holiday menu with items ranging from pistachio-crusted rack of lamb ($48) with celeriac chive mash and French beans to warm walnut-crusted goat cheese salad ($20) with blackened shrimp and raspberry vinaigrette. For the party, the restaurant is bringing in a DJ and hosting a champagne toast at midnight. To keep a table through midnight, reservations must be made for later than 10 p.m.

8. Tap 42

1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-463-4900, or visit

Dealing with sorting out a bill as you're leaving the bar in the wee hours of New Year's morning is a massive pain. Sort it out in advance here. To ring in the holiday, the bar is selling tickets for $95 per person that include an open bar with premium cocktails, champagne, and more than 51 craft brews and special tappings through the night; passed hors d'oeuvres and a breakfast buffet at 1 a.m.; a photo booth; and live music by M2G. Eat here and you've got ample choices without the headache — until you wake up, that is. To purchase tickets, visit

9. Whiskey Tango

1903 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Call 954-925-2555, or visit

Switching locations from the restaurant to the bar can be a major pain when you just want to get the party going for the holiday. If you're looking to start the festivities while noshing on some bar bites, this would be your downtown Hollywood place of choice. With no cover charge, drink specials, a champagne toast at midnight, Blue Audio performing live, and a balloon drop with $1,000 in cash and prizes, there are plenty of options and activities that will ensure you ring in the year with a bang.

10. Cantina Laredo

501 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach. Call 954-457-7662, or visit

We are well aware that champagne is supposed to be the official drink of New Year's Eve. But who says you can't throw in a little tequila? Located right in the action of the Village of Gulfstream Park, this modern Mexican spot and tequila bar is featuring a special menu with cocktail pairings to ring in the changing of the year. For $35 per person — the cocktail pairing is an extra $15 — guests can enjoy three courses, such as sopa de calabaza (pumpkin soup topped with cranberry-apple pico and roasted pumpkin seeds); fiesta de la parrilla (shrimp, quail, beef, and chicken fajitas); and churros with chocolate raspberry sauce and Grand Marnier cajeta. You'll probably need the primer for your late-night party.

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