Don’t stay in this New Year’s Eve, Miami—get out and get in on the action. If you’re looking for the best things to do in Miami to ring in the New Year, we’ve got you covered. From epic prix-fixe dinners at some of the best restaurants in Miami to the big event by the water to top DJs in some of the best clubs in Miami, these are the Miami New Year’s Eve events you want to be at when the clock strikes 12.
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Best New Year’s Eve events in Miami
So you hopped a flight to Miami Beach (or are lucky enough to live there). Now drive a few miles north to Broward to ring in 2018 with the Piano Man himself, Billy Joel, performing his first-ever South Florida New Year’s Eve show. He plays just after 9pm, thrilling fans with renowned hits and classic album tracks from his incredible five-decade career.
Fireworks and sparklers befit the occasion, but we prefer to ring in the New Year with mariachis. Saddle up for sombreros, live music and lots of Mexican revelries when Cantina welcomes 2018. The Brickell restaurant keeps it simple with one seating, a prix-fixe menu and a champagne toast for all midnight.
Wynwood’s only rooftop throws the neighborhood’s most sparkling send-off to 2017. Partygoers have the option of reserving a table, where they’ll be served a pu-pu plater and a bottle of champagne, or making use of the dance floor with a general admission ticket that includes open bar and passed appetizers. Looking for something more sizeable to start? Downstairs restaurant Three will host two dinner seatings with various tasting menus.
Basement rings in 2018 with some help from the Aussie EDM wunderkind Thomas Jack. The Miami Beach club gets a Coachella-esque makeover for the occasion, which features the three main Basement traditions: bowling, ice skating and dancing. Oh, did we mention the three-hour open bar from 10pm to 1am?
Just $50 gets you a night of unlimited craft beer and wine (plus a midnight champagne toast) at Little River’s newest (and only) brewery. If that wasn’t enough to get you pumped, expect live music from local favorites Afrobeta, SunGhosts and Chato all night long.