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The best dinners, parties and events to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2022 in Miami

What’s on deck for NYE? Lavish dinners, over-the-top concerts and sexy-themed soirees make their big comeback this year.

Falyn Wood
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Falyn Wood
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What more can be said about 2021 that hasn’t already been beaten to death in countless memes, on the late-night circuit and in every single one of your group chats? It was another tough year, but certainly not without its bright spots! We’re not here to judge one way or another whether we’re hurtling towards end times, but the end of 2021 is upon us and we know that means at least one thing for sure: It’s time to party, and the options are plentiful. If splurging on a fancy dinner is your speed this year, a night out at one of Miami’s best restaurants should send you off happily. Perhaps a dark room and low, pulsating bass are the vibe. In which case, many of Miami’s top nightclubs can deliver. Whatever your mood heading into 2022, our guide to the best New Year’s Eve events in Miami will make planning the big night a whole lot easier.

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Time Out Market Miami
  • Things to do

If closing out the year with a fantastic meal is your ideal New Year’s Eve, be sure to snag tickets to Time Out Market Miami’s end-of-the-year, glow-themed bash. The South Beach hot spot for all things food and drink hosts a festive celebration, featuring DJ-spun tunes, glow-in-the-dark favors, and champagne and drink specials. Plus, your ticket includes a Time Out Market card to use on any of the eateries—from sushi to pizza to tacos to stone crabs. Go ahead and treat yourself on the last night of the year. 

  • Restaurants
  • South Beach
  • price 2 of 4

Michelin-vet Aitor Garate Berasaluze sends guests off into the new year with a stellar prix-fixe meal at Time Out Market Miami. Experience eight courses of Basque delicacies, including creamy rice with Maine lobster, slow-cooked lambs with sunchokes and, of course, the chef's signature gooey cheese tart for dessert. Dinner is $89, with an optional $60 wine pairing. Tickets are available online.

Best New Year’s Eve events in Miami

Arguably quarantine’s most meteoric star, three-time Grammy nominee Doja Cat headlines the Fontainebleau’s always epic New Year’s Eve bash. Joined by Swedish DJ and record producer Alesso, Doja will perform for the crowd on the resort’s legendary oceanfront poolscape. Resort packages, stage-side tables and cabanas are available to reserve in advance, along with premium open bar tickets starting at $299.

Queer pop diva Kim Petras headlines Dreamland, a multi-event LGBTQ+ New Year’s weekend experience that also features Sofi Tukker, Purple Disco Machine and Todrick Hall performing at parties stretching from Wynwood to Miami Beach. Presented by Pollen Presents and Jake Resnicow, who was recently honored as one of the OUT100 Most Influential LGBTQ People of the Year, Dreamland will take over the Oasis and five hotels with immersive art and experiences, beach workouts, pool parties and more.

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  • Restaurants
  • Mediterranean
  • Brickell
  • price 2 of 4

Starting at 7pm, guests ringing in the New Year at Marion will be transported to Rick’s Cafe American, the elegant eatery from the classic film Casablanca where Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman would spend evenings around the grand piano. Reserve in advance and expect a dark, slinky atmosphere ideal for landing the perfect kiss at midnight.

  • Restaurants
  • Pan-Asian
  • South Beach

South Beach’s clubby Mediterranean restaurant Bâoli is going gauzy this New Year’s with its Fantasy Island Angels theme. The sprawling eatery will be decked out in decadently draped fabrics and lush foliage to evoke a magical wonderland filled with seductive angels. Guests are encouraged to reserve in advance and don white or sparkly outfits to blend into the whimsical scene.

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  • Nightlife
  • Clubs
  • Miami Beach
  • price 4 of 4

Grammy-nominated Swedish DJ and producer Alesso graces the decks at Miami Beach mega-club LIV to ring in the New Year. With tickets starting at $300 and tables topping out at 25 grand, it's bound to be an unforgettable bash where you can throw your hands in the air and scream "I'm rich!" as you dance and drink your way into 2022.

  • Restaurants
  • Cuban
  • Brickell
  • price 3 of 4

Through its many iterations, El Tucán continues to deliver reliably over-the-top New Year's bashes, and this one is no exception. With its Night at the Playboy Mansion theme, the flashy Brickell restaurant and lounge opts for an alluring evening of scantily clad bunnies set loose in a two-tier adult playground Hef would surely be proud of. Men are encouraged to don their most dapper attire while women should take note of the evening’s “fashionably provocative” dress code. 

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  • Nightlife
  • Clubs
  • Park West
  • price 3 of 4

At last, a cigarette-free Club Space is going in hard for New Year's Eve, featuring a double-hitter of two legendary DJs, Jamie Jones and Damian Lazarus and support by Philipp Jung. Tickets start at $80, with several of the ticket tiers already sold out. Plan to dance well into 2022 at this epic 24-hour club.

  • Restaurants
  • Latin American
  • Miami Beach
  • price 4 of 4

Feeling glam? Head into the new year in style at Matador Room, the chic and historic Art Deco restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, located inside the Miami Beach EDITION. Beginning at 5:30pm, select from two seatings featuring both a la carte and pre-fixed menus that highlight the chef's celebrated fusion of Latin fare, including stone crabs, Maine lobster, short rib tacos and more.

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  • Restaurants
  • Peruvian
  • South Beach
  • price 3 of 4

The Real Housewives-approved Nikkei hideaway off Lincoln Road partners with Japanese spirits brand House of Suntory for a New Year's Eve inspired by colorful Japanese winter light festivals. 7 PM through 2 AM, interactive performances by ballerina dancers will enhance the hypnotic vibe, painted head to toe in glow-in-the-dark neon paint. Beginning at 7pm enjoy your decadent meal and boozy cocktails with mesmerizing bioluminescent art installations and DJ tunes. Dinner packages start at $145 per person.

 

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  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • East Little Havana
  • price 2 of 4

The Little Havana rooftop taps the neighborhood for inspo this New Year's Eve, transporting guests to the real Habana, Cuba. The laid-back, absolutely free evening promises a chill alternative to the city's over-the-top NYE events. No reservations are required to enjoy music, cocktails, views of downtown Miami's skyline and plenty of Cuban bites. Domino tables, cigars, and 12 grapes (for buena suerte!) will be provided. Dec 31; free with RVSP.

 

 

Strawberry Moon
Photograph: Courtesy The Goodtime Hotel

12. Strawberry Moon

The indoor-outdoor, day-to-night club located at Groot Hospitality's Wes Anderson-inspired The Goodtime Hotel rings in the new year with a Tropicana-themed dinner and party kicking off at 6pm. Enjoy a set menu of classic, casual Mediterranean fare and cocktails inside or poolside. Caviar, crudo and wagyu are all on offer, starting at $135 per person with the option to pile on decadent extras like shaved White Alba truffle ($90) or an ounce of Ostera Caviar ($95). 

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  • Restaurants
  • Fusion
  • Design District
  • price 4 of 4

Chef Michael Schwartz’s waterfront love letter to Miami will offer two seatings for New Year’s Eve dinner beginning at 6:30pm, with three and four-course meals that showcase Amara at Paraiso’s bold, modern Latin American flavors. At 10pm, the rooftop opens for a late-night party featuring an open bar, DJ, table options and epic bay views. Access to the rooftop party runs at $150 per person, but dinner guests can migrate upstairs after their meal to enjoy the festivities at a discounted rate of $100. 

  • Things to do
  • Exhibitions

Fairchild Garden's psychedelic neon playground is the place to be this NYE. The whimsical holiday spectacle transforms a portion of the 80-acre property into an illuminated wonderland for guests of all ages to wander through, making it the perfect family-friendly celebration. In addition to its technicolor mazes, glowing dandelion fields, and, yes, the infamous talking tree, NightGarden offers an eye-catching light display beginning at 7pm, fireworks at 9pm and a dazzling countdown leading up to midnight. Admission includes the shows and access to areas with DJs and food and drinks, which will be available for purchase. Dec 31; $44, children $34. Tickets are available online.

 

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  • Bars
  • Lounges
  • South Beach
  • price 3 of 4

Take New Year's to the clouds at WATR at 1 Hotel South Beach, a rooftop oasis perched 18 stories above the ocean boasting panoramic views of the Atlantic and Miami's glittering city lights. With two dinner seatings beginning at 6pm, guests can partake in a pre-fixe menu of Japanese and South American fare starting at $175 per person. 

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  • Hotels
  • Chain hotels
  • Brickell
  • price 3 of 4

Mainland Miami’s only W property pairs a four-hour premium open bar and champagne service with sweeping city and bay views and a private fireworks show to ring in the new year. Feeling extra bougie? Opt for VIP packages, which include access to a private bar and upgraded party favors. $169–$249

  • Restaurants
  • South Beach
  • price 4 of 4

Head up to the Juvia rooftop for unobstructed views of fireworks over the Atlantic as you welcome 2022. This vibey, James Beard Restaurant Design Award-winning spot perched atop the Herzog & de Meuron-designed Lincoln Road parking garage is offering two seatings for dinner with a family-style tasting menu and champagne toast. 

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  • Bars
  • East Little Havana
  • price 2 of 4

This recently reopened Little Havana hotspot is full of historic charm, with plenty of indoor and outdoor areas to eat, drink and dance your way into 2022. The renowned Calle Ocho music venue will celebrate with DJs, live entertainment and undoubtedly lots of salsa dancing. Come hungry to dine on delicious Cuban staples and wash it all down with a refreshing mojito—or three!

  • Restaurants
  • American creative
  • Design District
  • price 4 of 4

The Design District restaurant is giving you the trip to France you’ve been craving this year. Themed for the film Midnight in Paris, the indoor-outdoor soiree sprawls into Swan’s expansive garden, where folks are invited to dine at 6pm or 9pm. $125–$205

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  • Bars
  • Cocktail bars
  • Brickell Key
  • price 4 of 4

Indulge this New Year's Eve at MO Bar and Lounge in the Mandarin Oriental, one of the most elegant bars in town. Ideal for a date night out, couples can reserve a table to enjoy a bottle of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, a lavish seafood platter and decadent desserts $365 per couple. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Brickell
  • price 4 of 4

Celebrate in style while floating in one of Komodo’s whimsical bird nest lounges. The suspended booths are available when you book one of the Brickell spot’s New Year’s Eve dinner for either 6pm or 9:30pm. Peking duck, salmon tacos and dumplings are all on the three-course menu this year. $150–$250

  • Restaurants
  • Diners
  • South Beach
  • price 2 of 4

Get your groove on at Groot Hospitality’s flashy new diner inside the former Firestone Garage in South Beach. This year’s disco-themed New Year’s fete will feel ultra appropriate among Winker’s classic teal round Pullman booths and stainless steel-lined wood table tops. The night wouldn’t be complete without a few rounds of karaoke, so start practicing now.

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