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New Year's Eve at a Restaurant: Deals in Fort Lauderdale / Pompano / Hollywood Beach

Whatever you choose to do on New Year's Eve, please don't drink and drive. There's no worse way to start off 2011 than dead. Hangovers last a day or two, but dead, last time we checked, is a lot longer. 

Here's an idea: take the bus. Broward County Transit routes are bound to be filled with characters that night. Lampshade hats for all.

• GG's Waterfront Bar and Grill

606 Ocean Drive (A1A)

Hollywood, 954-929-7030:


Celebration: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Regular menu and prices or a special

Prix Fixe holiday menu available with entrees ranging from $26-35. Or

go for GG's Gala Waterfront New Year's Eve Party: $100 per person

includes Open Bar all night with premium liquors and select premium

wines, draft beers, imported and domestic beers and prix fixe

celebration dinner with crab cakes, spinach pie, shrimp and tomato

mozzarella appetizer plate, salad and choice of filet mignon, lamb

chops, South African lobster tails, shrimp scampi, Chilean sea bass, or

chicken rollatini. Cheesecake will be flown down from NYC. DJ and

dancing, party favors and coffee and tea are also included. Tax and

gratuity will be added. Reservations required. 


333 Las Olas Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, 954-523-1000

The plaza in front of the fire pit and bamboo garden is the place for upscale revelry!

Regular menu and prices apply. Reservations suggested.

DJ and dancing with house, funk, jazz and lounge tunes.

Tarpon Bend

200 SW Second Street

Fort Lauderdale, 954-523-3233. Regular menu and prices. No Cover. Live bands all night

from 5 pm onwards. They'll have beer tubs on the sidewalk and a balloon

drop inside at midnight. 

French Quarter Bar & Grill

2431 N Federal Highway

Pompano Beach, 954-781-5222

New Year's Eve with Memphis soul and New Orleans cuisine. Billy Vasquez

kicks off the eve at 3 pm till 8 pm with a jazz trio. At 9 pm the Bobby

Nathan Band plays Memphis Soul and Pop till 1 am. Regular menu and

prices. No Cover. 1,000 free parking spots. 

Diamond Strike

2200 N. Federal Highway

Pompano Beach, 954-941-0968 $10 for all you can bowl and $20 for all the well drinks

you wish starting at 10 pm. Book in advance or online at Prices $10 higher for each at the door.

Regular menu and prices in the Sports Bar and the burger counter. 

Sushi Blues

2009 Harrison Street

Hollywood, 954-929-9560

No Cover. Regular menu and prices plus a Prix Fixe Holiday menu. Live

Blues with Bluesman Spencer and Kenny Millions. Free champagne toast at

midnight, party favors and dancing. Dine inside or outside on the

sidewalk café.

Reservations suggested: 954-929-9560

• Over the past years, the "Big Fat Greek New Years Celebration" at Athena By The Sea, 4400 Ocean Dr., Lauderdale by the Sea, 954-771-2900, has been a big-ass party. Enjoy indoor/ outdoor dining as the whole block in front of this beachy restaurant will be closed. There'll be live music and a belly dancer. Food includes flaming cheese appetizers, surf and turf, and a bottle of champagne for $75 per person. 

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