New Year's Eve has all the potential to be the best or worst night of the year. Expectations run high. Everyone is out — including all the amateurs. And if the night doesn't go well, the letdown can be intense. Picking the right place to party on NYE can be a trying endeavor. Let us help!
We've tracked down and spelled out a comprehensive guide of Broward and Palm Beach party spots for your New Year's Eve 2016, and we'll keep updating this page with new listings as the big night draws near. If you're reading this and happen to notice a gap on our list, worry not! Send us over a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the event details and we'll add it right in.
111 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale; 954-761-8686
New Year's is getting mysterious at this Fort Lauderdale masquerade. Dance all night and drink unlimited premium booze for $50 apiece. Open bar begins at 10 p.m.
5701 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale; 954-321-3443
Drink, dance, and celebrate for just $40 per person (ladies G.A.) Passion is offering an all-inclusive party with premium open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight, including a champagne toast and complimentary party favor. DJ Obscene and Tony Tone are playing on the VIP Terrace. DJ Ishy is in the Latin Room. G.A. tickets are $50 for men. VIP Admission is $50 for ladies, $60 for men. Table packages start at $600.
5805 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-792-8722
Twosomes can indulge on an affordable — not bargain — New Year's dinner with a shared appetizer, main course, and midnight champagne toast for $150 per couple. The festivities include live music and entertainment with an emphasis on popular duets and tributes to the best R&B and soul singers. Cover and venue charge are separate.
5721 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-587-3123
Dance to the hottest Top 40, hip-hop, reggae, Latin, and old-school mixes all night long at this Hard Rock drinking establishment. Premium VIP bottles are available.
5703 Seminole Way; 954-791-4782
Drink like the Irish on New Year's Eve. Murphy's Law is offering live music from HAVOC305 and DJ Gary Malone. Everyone gets party favors for the countdown. Admission is $10 per person.
1411 South Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-463-4900
Eat, drink, and eat again at Tap 42 this year. The craft beer bar is hosting an all-inclusive New Year's with live music, full top-shelf bar, 42 craft drafts, passed hors d'oeuvres, and champagne toast at midnight, followed by brekkie at 1 a.m. Tickets $101.22 via EventBrite are limited and will sell out.
Address revealed on the ticket stub after purchase. Tickets start at $85 per person, no refunds.
Here's a one-fee, premium everything party. Tickets include welcome drink, red carpet photo area, appetizers, dinner, Champagne toast, and, most importantly, premium alcohol bar throughout the night. The theme is Midnight skies and formal wear is a must. DJs are spinning Top 40, Hip Hop, EDM, R&B, Latin, Disco, Caribbean (Soca/Reggae), and International. VIP Tables are available for up to six guests.
2440 West State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale; 954-734-2424
Pull out that flapper dress or that zoot suit: Marina 84 is hosting a Roaring Twenties-themed fete. There's a $200 cash prize to the best dressed. Nosh on complimentary butler passed hors d'oeuvres from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and toast free champagne at midnight. Admission is $10 per person.
2750 East Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-568-2273
Ladies, gentlemen who like other gentleman: ring in the New Year with some Magic Mike-type action. Get $100 bottles of Kinky and Pinnacle Vodka all night long. Show the LaBare app at the door for a free shot. Or get one with purchase of VIP dance. Food is available to order from Bayview Pizza and Grill. The cost to attend is $20.
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale
Every year, Fort Lauderdale's Himmarshee Street fills with 100,000 revelers. One of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in South-East Florida, the free, 11-hour street festival attracts hard-partying singles and families throughout the course of the day, starting in the afternoon and culminating well after the lighted orange ball to drops at midnight.
2920 SW 30th, Hallandale Beach; 954-455-8318
Broward's favorite late-night spot is hosting a New Year's Eve soiree with minimal attire. For $75 per person, attendees are entitled to open bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, grinder shows, violin and LED shows, video wall countdowns, and lots of exposed ladies dancing around. 9 p.m.
100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025
Jam out with Crazy Fingers for the end of 2015 with a Grateful Dead-inspired show. The band is celebrating 25-years with special guests Unlimited Devotion, Midnight Toast, and Vending Area. The cost to attend is $19. 8:30 pm.
100 SW 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025
America's Backyard is hosting its annual NYE party. For $29 per person, tickets include a champagne toast and open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight.
109 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1044
Party prohibition-style on New Years. Dance and pop bottles to an impressive line-up including DJ Ryan Nathan and special guest DJ Yanik Coen. Expect burlesque and fiery live entertainment by Miss Aurora Natrix & Performers. Packages are available with open bar from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. and buffet. For table reservations, email VIP@stacheftl.com. 9 p.m.
200 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale; 954-523-3233
Right in the midst of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale New Year’s Eve Block Party, this Himmarshee stalwart is offering drink specials, no cover charge, and a prime view for the countdown to the ball drop at midnight from the balcony at Tarpon. It kicks off at 7 p.m.
301 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954-713-7313
Drink a martini. Vibe Las Olas is hosting The Bond Party this New Year’s Eve. Expect signature drink specials, themed entertainment with plenty of champagne flowing (a free toast at 12 a.m.), and a midnight countdown and ball drop in the Courtyard. Kastra and DJ Richard Fraioli are spinning with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Pre-sale tickets are available for $20.
2432 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-653-2583
All night long, this sugar daddy pick-up spot is featuring live music. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., there are free party favors and open bar. Expect a Champagne toast at Midnight. Several table packages are on offer: Central Park (the patio) is $300, Times Square (stage) is $360, SoHo (VIP bar area) is $420, Upper East Side (VIP room) is $600. Pre-purchased tables can buy a bottle of Belvedere Vodka for $150.
16 NW 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale; 954-874-4160
Stay away from the mayhem of Himmashee without leaving Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Reggae band DWHAS is performing at 10 p.m. Cold beer and wine is available for purchase.
1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park; 954-440-0046
Drink the other kind of bubbly to honor 2016. Funky Buddha is hosting a party with live music from El Dub as well as special beer tappings and college bowl games in the new special events area, which is open to the public all day. No cover charge.
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954-414-8200
For the sixth year in a row, the Gerber Group is bringing is New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball back to Fort Lauderdale. Tickets include open bar from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Midnight Champagne toast, and music by DJ Kevin Graham and DJ Richie Rich, all overlooking the beach. G.A. is $135 apiece.
541 NW 1st Ave, Fort Lauderdale; 954-357-3934
Grab your gamer friends for an epic night of tabletop and video gaming featuring old school classics and modern day hits. The entire event will be streamed live on YouTube and DJ TONX will be in the building. Games will be stationed all around the studio, and you're welcome to bring along your favorites. There is a $3 venue fee. If you bring a full setup (TV, console, controllers), entrance is gratis. Non-gamers are welcome to hang out, too.
The Manor Complex
2345 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors; 954-626-0082
Watch live performances by Zhana Saunders along with productions by Erika, Lady Guy, and Sasha. DJ David Knapp is spinning. The event features a live Times Square simulcast, balloon drops, party favors, and more. Presale tickets start at $25.
721 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale; 954-764-7005
It's dinner, a show, and some vintage action at American Social’s 1950s-inspired New Years Eve soiree. Get groovy with '50s-themed entertainment, live DJ, and top-shelf beverage packages. Plan for a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, red carpet photo ops and special appearances by Marylin Monroe, Grace Kelly, Buddy Holly, and James Dean. No cover required. Reservations are encouraged. Bubbly & cocktail packages starting at $300.
Palm Beach County
5050 Town Center Cir #247, Boca Raton; 561-235-5819
Eat, drink, and eat again at Tap 42 this year. The craft beer bar is hosting an all-inclusive New Year's with live music, full top-shelf bar, 42 craft drafts, passed hors d'oeuvres, and champagne toast at midnight, followed by brekkie at 1 a.m. Tickets $101.22 via eventbrite.com/e/tap-42-boca-nye-party.
435 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561-620-2540
Get a little luck of the Irish for 2016. This Mizner Park pub is hosting a shindig with a special dinner menu and champagne toast at midnight. The Mechanical Hearts are performing live.
Max’s Social House
116 NE 6th Ave, Delray Beach; 561-501-4332
From 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. party outside with a DJ and a late night breakfast. Cost to attend the party is $25 and includes a complimentary New Year's Eve cocktail. Dinner reservations are available, as well.
Living Room Four Seasons
2800 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach; 561-582-2800
Your living room is not as nice as the one at the Four Seasons. There, you'll find a live DJ, festive cocktails, Champagne fountain, late-night snacks, and celebration surprise when the ball drops.
303 SE Mizner Blvd #59, Boca Raton; 561-395-2929
Listen to Albert Castiglia and John Ginty while noshing on a four-course dinner. Options include an eight-ounce filet mignon, chicken cordon bleu, eight-ounce salmon filet, or vegetable lasagna. All entrees include choice of two sides and Chef J's special dessert. The cost is $75, which includes a Champagne toast at Midnight.
6 S J St, Lake Worth; 561-547-7273
This West Palm spot is making it snow on the J Street Block with a white party and snow fight at Midnight. Seriously, the strongly suggested attire for the evening is all white. The party includes three stages. Gates open and snow begins at the Street Stage at 7 p.m. At 8 p.m., it's Ben & the Wailers, followed by Fireside Prophets at 9 p.m. Raggy Monster performs at 11 p.m. Everymen kick off 2016 at Midnight. Starting at 7:30, then switching every hour after that, the Propaganda Stage is featuring JT Turret, Peyote Coyote, Lavola, RMNTX, and LFTD LVLS. The Common Grounds Stage follows the same format of hourly shows on the half hour starting with Tony V at 7:30 p.m., moving on to Tom Carr, followed by Justin Rosario, Myles Patrick (of Mylo Ranger) goes on at 10:30 p.m. Gates open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 before 9 p.m., then $10 until the end of the night.
960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter; 561-818-9099
Ring in the New Year on island time at this Jupiter tiki bar. It's hosting a reggae-fueled night with special guest Spred the Dub. There's no cover charge. Must be 21 to get in. 9 p.m.
518 Clematis St, West Palm Beach; 561-832-9999
Dress for your favorite era and dance away 2015 at Respectable Street. Astari Nite & Sweet Bronco are performing covers by Television, Talking Heads, Guided by Voices, 13th Floor Elevators, the Zombies, and more. Doors open at 10 p.m.
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550 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach; 561-835-8601
Dance all night in a sea of fake blondes and Viagara. All attendees get select open bar and passed hors d'oeuvres from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.There's live entertainment and party favors throughout the night. Cover is $50. Tables range from $275 to $425 and include a bottle of Veuve Cliquot.
114 S Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-318-7675
Rat Pack NYE Hang with Frankie, Deano, and the gang at Camelot this NYE. With music by DJ Selecta Steve, the nautical-themed spot is bringing the Rat Pack and the rest of the Fifties back to life for the start of 2016. VIP packages are available.