Miami’s perpetual “party” attitude is a reflection of its exuberant optimism, which makes Miami for New Year’s Eve the optimal choice to ring in 2019. Here are some of the best cocktails and events that will positively attract good things to happen in the New Year, while celebrating the best of the outgoing year.
Nikki Beach Miami
Nikki Beach Miami “Flash To The Future” NYE event will ring in 2019 with thrilling live entertainment, which includes acrobats, aerialists, DJs, and as a grand finale Miami Beach’s only private fireworks display at midnight.
Winter Wonderland Cider Cocktail
Plymouth Sloe Gin and Shaved Ice topped of with Prosecco, and garnished with Rosemary Sprig.
And, available exclusively on December 31st, Strawberry Caipirinha Snow Cone -made with hand-cranked Hawaiian shaved ice, Cachaça, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup and Muddled Strawberries.
A three-course dinner menu curated by celebrated Chef Frank Ferreiro is also available in Nikki Beach’s romantic candlelit garden, featuring mouthwatering offerings like Short Rib Wellington, and a sweet finish with a Triple Layer Chocolate Mousse tower. Dinner for two starts at $650 and includes a bottle of Champagne or liquor of the guest’s choice. All guests will be treated to a complimentary midnight Champagne toast and celebratory New Year’s Eve party favors.
Multiple celebration options are available including: VIP Table and Dinner Packages. General admission tickets start at $75 and VIP tables, daybeds and cabanas start at $550.
1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach; nikkibeachmiamievents.com
Sugar on Rooftop of EAST, Miami
For the New Year, Sugar, EAST, Miami’s rooftop restaurant and lounge, atop EAST, Miami’s 40th floor, will transform into a fairytale winter garden.
Sacred Lotus Cocktail
Tamarind infused Belvedere Vodka, St. Germain, Prosecco and Seasonal Fruits.
Road To Bangkok Cocktail
Brugal 188 Rum, Avion Reposado Tequila, Mango, Sesame + Almond and Lime Juice.
Take in unbeatable city views and firework displays from all over Miami, while dancing to beats by Lazaro Casanova and toasting to a New Year.
Monday, December 31, 8pm-Late, $80/per person
788 Brickell Plaza, Miami; sugar-miami.com
Novikov Restaurant and Bar is a sophisticated and world-renowned Chinese-Japanese concept named after its maverick chef- owner, Arkadiy Novikov. Featuring spectacular views of Biscayne Bay and the Downtown’s skyline, the Miami outpost is the first U.S. location for the award-winning restaurant group, which emulates the original, critically-acclaimed London restaurant, a regular stop for celebrities such as Rihanna, Leonardo DiCaprio and Prince Harry.
Frangelico, Suntory Toki Whisky, Old Forester Bourbon , Camus Cognac, Diplomatico Rum, Egg, Sugar, Cream, Nutmeg, and Milk. (Attakai Kangae in Japanese means “warm thoughts”).
On New Year’s Eve, Novikov Miami will be offering two dinner seatings, and a 250G Kaluga Caviar special. The Asian menu features robata grill and wok dishes, plus an extensive dim sum and sushi selection
Monday, December 31, Early 6pm seating, $150 & Late 9pm seating, $395
300 South Biscayne Boulevard (Downtown), Miami; novikovmiami.com
Kiki On The River
Ring in 2019 with a larger than life riverfront celebration at Kiki on the River, Miami’s chicest indoor/outdoor dining destination.
Wonderland White Chocolate Martini
Shaken with Titos Vodka, Frangelico, and White Godiva Liqueur, sprinkled with White Chocolate Flakes and dripped in Milk Chocolate with a skewer of Cherries on top.
Sip and feast on a selection of time-honored Greek favorite dishes such as Kiki Truffle Heirloom Tomato Salad, Kiki’s Grilled Octopus, Grilled Lavraki, Lamb Rack and so much more. For dinner, Kiki on the River offers two separate seating times that include a complimentary bottle per two guests of Moet Brut (1st seating at 6pm) or Dom Perignon (2nd seating at 9pm). Or, after 9pm, enjoy Bottle Service at a Table in the outside garden.
450 NW North River Dr, Miami; kikiontheriver.com
More Events in Miami for New Year’s Eve
Neo Tokyo at Bâoli
Abandon the “now” and step into the unknown of the future, when Bâoli presents Neo Tokyo this New Year’s Eve. Decked out with hanging LED geometric shapes and meteor shower lights that give the illusion of electric rain and shooting stars, guests will be transported to the age of technology and welcome the New Year to the beats of DJ Hugo M. Doors open at 7 p.m. and guests are encouraged to dress in cyborg chic and luminescent sleek.
Monday, December 31st, from 7 PM to 4 AM
1906 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; baolimiami.com
Royal Anarchy at Marion
Opulence, desire, and champagne can be expected in excess at Marion this New Year’s Eve. The venue will transform into a sexy and rebel-fueled extravaganza featuring dazzling performances and entertainment inspired by the glamorous era of French Queen Marie Antoinette. Doors open at 7 p.m. Dress to impress and aim to misbehave during Royal Anarchy at Marion Miami as we ring in 2019. Strict dress code enforced.
Monday, December 31st, from 7 pm to 3 am
1111 SW 1st Avenue (Brickell Village), Miami; marionmiami.com
Basement Miami New Year’s Eve Weekend
Party the entire last weekend of 2018 under the dazzling lights of the Basement –a dance club, bowling alley and skating rink in the lower level of the Miami Beach EDITION. On New Year’s Eve, enjoy three hours of premium open bar with some serious beats by Heron Preston + Roofeeo, plus a performance by Buddy. Take a break from the dance floor to skate the night away in their signature rink or knock some pins in the bowling alley.
Friday, December 28 – Monday, December 31; 11pm-Late
2901 Collins Avenue (in the Miami Beach EDITION), Miami Beach; basementmiami.com
Three Wynwood’s + No. 3 Social Rooftop for NYE
“Three” is a celebration of Chef Norman Van Aken’s elevated Floridian cuisine which is thoughtfully complemented with a wine list and a cocktail menu that pays homage to the classics, while drawing inspiration from South Florida’s rich tropical locale.
After your cocktail toast upon arrival, get ready to be amazed by Chef Van Aken’s multi-course menus which kickoff with choice of Foie Gras Tart with persimmons, grapes, and champagne dressing, or Raw Hamachi with beet juice-brown butter vinaigrette and Swank Farm radishes.
After polishing off either of Pastry Chef – Mame Sow delectable desserts, Olive Oil Cake with bitter orange gelee and champagne sabayon, or Manjari Ganache with cocoa nib praline and charred potato ice cream, head up to Wynwood’s best rooftop bar and lounge, No. 3 Social. The party continues here with a premium open bar from 9:30pm to 1am, food stations, live performance by Afrobeta and views of the fireworks with midnight toast and party favors..
Monday, December 31, Premiere Seating at 5:30pm for $85 per person; Final Seating at 8:30pm for$105 per person. No. 3 Social: Premium open bar and food stations at 9:30pm with General Admission for $135; VIP packages also available.
50 Northwest 24th Street (Wynwood Art District), Miami; threewynwood.com; no3social.com
Malibu Farm Miami Beach for New Year’s Eve
Chef Helene Henderson delivers farm-to-table freshness at Malibu Farm. For New Year’s Eve, indulge in a multi-course dinner with unbeatable ocean views during one of two seating options: 7pm seating features four mouth-watering courses, and the second at 9pm includes five “fresh, organic, local” courses with a complimentary champagne toast.
For entrees guests can choose from ½ Poached Lobster served with potatoes, capers, corn and arugula in a butter lemon sauce, Prime Rib Au Jus (8oz.) with bok choy and crispy onion, or Airline Chicken with butternut squash puree, roasted brussels sprout and maple cherry vinegar.
Monday, December 31 at 7PM & 9PM, $120/per person (7PM seating) & $150/per person (9PM seating), plus, pool party starts at 9 PM, $75 per person for open bar.
4525 Collins Avenue (at the Eden Roc), Miami Beach; edenrochotelmiami.com/malibu-farm-oceanfront-miami-beach-restaurant
Quinto la Huella for NYE Feast & New Year’s Brunch
This New Year’s Eve at Quinto la Huella, dine in decadence while the ball drops with a four-course feast. Priced at $130 per person and an additional $55 for a free flow of wine and bubbles. The Uruguayan eatery will be hosting two seatings, one at 6PM and one at 9PM. Dive into the first course with your choice of Yukon Gold Potato Blini served with Uruguayan Osetra caviar and crema acida or Seared Foie Gras drizzled in quince mostarda accompanied with sweet brioche.
On New Year’s Day, enjoy a delicious Asado buffet at $55 per person and $27..50 for children under eight. Unlimited house wine, bubbles and Bloody Marys will be offered at $25 per person.
788 Brickell Plaza (in the EAST, Miami), Miami; quintolahuella.com
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