NYE Guide 2006

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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.

O'Hara's Jazz and Blues Cafe: The Funkabilly Playboys will put a swagger in your step this New Year's Eve at that smoky little jazz club on Las Olas Boulevard. Sat., Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m. O'Hara's Jazz Cafe & Swing Street Bistro, 722 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 954-524-1764.

O'Hara's Jazz and Blues Cafe: Classic-rock covers are never better in this town than when Breeze is on stage. Relive the glory of rock 'n' roll past as you look forward to 2006. Sat., Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m. O'Hara's Jazz Cafe & Swing Street Bistro, 1903 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, 954-925-2555, www.oharasjazzcafe.com.

Pangaea/Gryphon: Pangaea and Gryphon present the "Fire and Ice Ball" New Year's Eve celebration. Resident DJs thenextgeneration's Mikkel Dankner and Aaron Field and DJ Ean Sugarman will spin you into 2006 along with special guest DJ John Julius Knight. The party will be open bar from 8 to 10 p.m. Sat., Dec. 31, $100 per person, $175 per couple, tables start at $1,000. Gryphon, 5711 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-581-5454.

Round Up: Lasso 2006 with a boot-stomping party that includes a live performance by Jamey Johnson, champagne splits, a balloon drop with cash and prizes, and a gourmet breakfast buffet. Sat., Dec. 31, $25. Round Up Country Western Nightclub and Restaurant, 9020 W State Rd 84, Davie, 954-423-1990.

Scores: The dancing girls at Scores' New Year's Eve "Lust Party" will help you sin in the new year. 2005 goes out with a bang! Call for reservations. Sat, Dec 31, Scores, 3411 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, 954-565-4557.

Sofa Kings Sports Bar: The sports bar with cozy couches and scantily clad dancers is the official host of 93 Rock's New Year's Eve Bash. Anyone who can manage to exchange beer for bubbly at midnight will raise his glass to the arrival of 2006, not to mention the fast-approaching Superbowl. Sat., Dec. 31, 10 p.m. Sofa Kings Sports Bar, 9160 W State Rd 8, Davie.

South Shores Tavern: Live music by a friendly fire. Sat., Dec. 31, 7 p.m. South Shores Tavern and Patio Bar, 502 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, 561-547-7656, www.southshorestavern.com.

Spirits: Seminole Paradise's hot new nightclub is throwing a New Year's Bash. Celebrate the dawn of '06 with party favors, open bar, and champagne from 9 p.m. to midnight. Entrance costs $40, and VIP tables for four start at $600. Dress to impress. Sat, Dec 31, Spirits, 5729 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 954-327-9777.

Swig Bartini: Swig Bartini offers a night of elaborate dining and DJ-fueled dancing. The four-course dinner features surf and turf with filet mignon and Florida cold-water lobster. The festivities begin with open bar from 8 to 9 p.m. and continue with party favors, a countdown at midnight, and a champagne toast. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $125 sitdown dinner, $35 general admission. Swig Bartini, 1744 Main St, Weston, 954-349-2102.

Trapeze: Swing in 2006 with an all-night party at Trapeze. Filet mignon and lobster tail are on the menu. $150 per couple. Sat, Dec 31, Trapeze, 3660 W Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 954-730-8121.


The B-52's: For those looking upon 2006 with timidity, let the B-52's suck you into their time warp. Whatever you need, baby, they'll make you feel like it's the '70s again, or the '80s, or the '90s. Who cares? Party! Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $55 - $75. Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Federal Highway at NE Mizner Boulevard, Boca Raton, 561-447-8144.

Benevento Russo Duo featuring Mike Gordon: Fort Lauderdale's tried-and-true live music venue the Culture Room will slink into 2006 with the danceable grooves of the genre-crossing Duo. Feel like kicking the year off to rock, funk, and jazz? This is your party. Sat., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., $32.50. Culture Room, 3045 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, 954-564-1074.

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