The best New Year’s Eve Miami events

Ring in 2018 with champagne toasts, themed parties and special dinners at these top New Year’s Eve Miami events
Champagne toast
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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

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Nightlife, Nightlife

Moulin Rouge Paris NYE 2018

“Opulence, desire and champagne” are what Marion promises for its Parisian New Year’s Eve party. Expect Moulin Rouge-inspired performances alongside the restaurant’s menu of fresh meat and seafood.

Billy Joel
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Things to do, Concerts

Billy Joel at the BB&T Center

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.

Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company
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Nightlife, Late-night bars

Sweet Liberty New Year's Eve

Enjoy an open bar all night long with your purchase of a $100 ticket at Sweet Liberty. DJ Mister Gray will be spinning while folks sip some of the best cocktails you’ll find in South Florida.

Gale South Beach
Photograph: Courtesy Gale South Beach/Corey Weiner
Nightlife, Clubs

New Year’s Eve at the Gale Rooftop

New Year’s Eve parties can be kind of a bust, but not if you count down the last seconds of the year with South Beach as your backdrop. Send off 2017 Miami-style, at a swanky rooftop shindig with a buffet of Italian bites and flowing booze.

Cantina La Veinte
Photograph: Courtesy Cantina La Veinte/Rodrigo Moreno
Restaurants, Mexican

New Year’s Eve at Cantina La Veinte

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. 

No. 3 Social
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Bars, Cocktail bars

New Year’s Eve at No. 3 Rooftop

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.

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Nightlife, Nightlife

Thomas Jack at Basement

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? 

Bousa Brewing
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Nightlife, Nightlife

Bousa Brewing New Year’s Eve

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.

Champagne toast
Photograph: Unsplash/Billy Huynh
Nightlife, Nightlife

Conrad New Year's Eve Gatsby Dinner

The Conrad throws a party worthy of the roaring ‘20s to ring in 2018. The Gatsby-themed prix-fixe dinner (which, naturally, comes with a complimentary glass of champagne) runs from 7pm to 9pm.

Nikki Beach
Photograph: Courtesy Nikki Beach
Nightlife, Nightlife

Life’s A Circus New Year's Eve at Nikki Beach

This party is an absolute circus—in the best way possible. Enjoy a three-course dinner while fire-eaters and acrobats weave between tables. At the end of it all, a private fireworks show awaits on the sand of South Beach.

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