The year is ending—it’s time to give old habits the boot and start 2018 fresh. New year, new you, right? Here’s our guide to the best bashes in Miami to kick off the year with a hangover (and then get on that diet quickly after).
Demi Lovato, Kygo & Travis Scott at Fountainbleu Miami Beach
Have a champagne toast in style at the Fountainbleu’s beachfront poolscape. The party will feature performances by Demi Lovato, DJ Kygo, and include a premium open bar until midnight. The resort’s famous nightclub LIV will also continue the festivities with a live performance by Travis Scott.
Fountainbleu Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 800 548 8886
New Year’s Eve Gatsby Dinner at Conrad Miami
Party like it’s 1920 at the Conrad in Brickell. The hotel will host a New Year’s Eve Gatsby Dinner in its lavish lounge on level 25, which features sweeping vistas of the Miami Bay and from where guests can enjoy the New Year’s Eve fireworks. Celebrate with live DJs, complimentary appetizers, party favors, and a premium open bar.
Conrad Miami, 1395 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 503 6500
Blue Martini’s Roaring 20’s
Are you looking to party, but don’t have the Gatsby budget? Blue Martini in Boca Raton is throwing a “Roaring 20’s” bash with live entertainment and a DJ all night until 2 am, an open bar, hand-passed hors d’oeuvres, and champagne to toast the 2018 countdown all for $60 general admission (or $75 at the door). Elegant attire encouraged.
Blue Martini Lounge, 6000 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL, USA, +1 561 910 2583
NYE 2018 at the Clevelander in South Beach
What would South Beach be without the Clevelander? The infamous hotel is notorious for its rowdy parties, and this year it’s celebrating its 80th birthday with a tribute to the ’80s. Feel free to come dressed in colorful parachute pants and beaded jackets as the theme relives the glory days of Prince and Madonna. The party includes an open bar and admission to the pool and patio, while bottle service packages are available on their C-Level rooftop and SPF4 rooftop. No matter which floor you choose to mingle, the hotel’s prime spot on Ocean Drive promises spectacular views of the beach’s fireworks.
The Clevelander, 1020 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 305 532 4006
Kimpton EPIC Hotel
Kimpton EPIC Hotel
With its upscale décor and sprawling views of the city, EPIC’s New Year’s Eve party will probably be, well, epic. Doors open at 9 pm, and the celebration will feature sounds by DJ Kristian Caro, complimentary party favors, and a premium open bar. And the cherry on top of a thrilling night? The fireworks, of course—courtesy of EPIC. You can also opt for the Chef’s VIP A31 Celebration, which includes a seafood ice bar, caviar bar, and dinner, or the VIP Cabana for six to eight guests.
Kimpton EPIC Hotel, 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 424 5226
Party at the Hilton
The Hilton Hotel is throwing a bash at their elegant International Ballroom, equipped with an open bar and buffet stations (or a formal multi-course dinner for those who care to splurge). Dance the night away to sounds by renowned DJs, sights on a giant video screen, confetti droppings, laser lights and a champagne toast to celebrate the New Year.
Hilton Hotel, 5101 Blue Lagoon Dr, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 262 1000
New Year’s Eve Party at Mandarin Oriental’s Bar & Lounge
Enjoy a taste of luxury at Mandarin Oriental’s bar and lounge, located in the exclusive Brickell Key. Guests can ring in 2018 with champagne and a seafood platter for $260 (per couple), while deluxe packages with a bottle of Dom Pérignon Champagne are also available for $520—because luxury comes at a price. There’s nothing like celebrating with expensive bubbly and incredible views of Brickell’s skyline and Biscayne Bay.
Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 913 8288
Pitbull at Bayfront Park
Mr. Worldwide will be hosting the ultimate event—the Worldwide NYE VIP Food & Wine Party in Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami. While a crowd of 150,000 people can listen to his performance for free, VIP attendees can sip on cocktails crafted by Miami’s best bartender, Teddy Collins, and nibble on international cuisine with desserts by Sugar Factory. Celebrating the New Year in the 305 with sounds by this Miami native is sure to be worth it.
Gale Hotel Rooftop
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Gale Hotel Rooftop
Clad in its Art Deco architecture dating back to the 1940s, this historic SoBe hotel will be hosting a New Year’s Eve soiree on its lavish rooftop with a pool. Catch the sights of Miami Beach’s fireworks display while dancing to the sounds of a live DJ mixing top pop and dance tracks. Guests will enjoy access to unlimited drinks at the premium open bar (8 pm–1 am), a full dinner buffet, and a champagne toast at midnight.
Gale Hotel, 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 305 673 0199
The Musette Yacht
If you’re over the whole nightclub and hotel party scene, then catch the New Year’s Eve extravaganza on a boat instead. Dance the night away aboard the multi-level Musette Yacht, all while cruising through South Beach, Key Biscayne, and Downtown Miami. The yacht features live music by top DJs, a full dinner buffet, and champagne at midnight, as well as unforgettable views of all the fireworks taking place throughout the city. Partying it up on a boat deck while taking dark, drunk selfies in the wee hours of the morning is the best way to do New Year’s in Miami anyhow.