New Year's Eve Recommender

by Liana Lozada | December 28, 2012 | Home Page

1 - New Year's Eve Recommender
The James Royal Palm will host a pool party with celebrity DJ duo NERVE until the wee hours

Pitbull at the American AirlinesArena
Miami's own international superstar Pitbull will countdown to the New Year inside the AmericanAirlines Arena. Tickets to the concert begin at $52 and are available on Ticketmaster. The arena's Hyde Lounge will also host DJ Damaged Goods following Pitbull's performance, with packages ranging from $100-$5,000. (8 p.m.–4 a.m.) 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami;

The James Royal Palm Pool Party
Celebrity sister DJ duo NERVO headlines The James Royal Palm pool party, featuring a four hour premium open bar. General admission checks in at $115, but packages can climb upwards of $20,000. (8:30 p.m.–2 a.m.) 1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;

Talib Kweli and Santigold at The Delano
The Delano is hosting three fêtes in one night as FDR welcomes Talib Kweli, Santigold performs outside in the Beach Club, and Bianca hosts a decadent dinner party. Tickets to each event are available, but better to score The Delano’s dinner and all-access party package for $500. 1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;

Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh at the Shore Club
Two icons of classic hip-hop will hit the Shore Club for a poolside performance, with tickets beginning at $75 per person. Over at the hotel's signature alfresco eatery, Terrazza, chef Stefano Riccioletti is serving up a four-course New Year's Eve feast—including lobster risotto, filet mignon, and Chilean sea bass—starting at 6:30 p.m. Dinner tiers start at $125 per person and diners will receive a $50 discount on pool party admission tickets. (9 p.m.) 1901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;

Calvin Harris and Drake at The Fontainebleau
LIV Nightclub is welcoming megastar Calvin Harris for its anticipated countdown. The event will feature an opening set by Jacob Plant and a premium open bar. Tickets begin at $375 and can be purchased on The Fontainebleau's pool will host a performance by Drake, with tickets beginning at $250. (9 p.m.–7 a.m.) 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;

The SLS Hotel
Each of the SLS Hotel's hot spots will host separate events for New Year's Eve. For $250, stop by Hyde Beach as it transforms itself into a mid-century-themed beach club and flaunts a performance by Cris Cab, a hosted bar, and Katsuya passed bites (9 p.m.). The Bazaar will begin serving a $175 tasting menu at 6 p.m., with prices and tier specials fluctuating based on time and number of guests. Katsuya will also begin its tasting menu at 6 p.m. for $150 per person. 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;

The Shelborne South Beach
The newly revamped Vesper will be serving a three-course prix fixe dinner featuring salmon, New York Strip, and chicken piccata for $50. Out by the pool, indie hip-hop artist Shwayze will perform, in addition to sets by Mike Russ, Gino G, and Chris Valencia & The Problem Kids. Admission begins at $95 and includes an all-night open bar. 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;

STK Miami
STK nods to James Bond for its spy-themed dinner party. Guests can make donations for Hurricane Sandy relief, enjoy an elegant dinner, Champagne, party favors, dancing, and music by DJ Artime, as well as dancers dressed in sexy spy attire. The early seating is $175 per person and includes a four-course menu and Champagne toast. The $275 late seating includes a five-course menu, party favors, and Champagne toast, followed by dancing. An open bar package is available for $75. Formal attire is strongly suggested. 2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach;

W South Beach
Two standout talents from Sebastian Ingrosso’s Refune Records take over W for New Year’s Eve. Alesso will DJ the poolside festivities at WET, which will also feature LED screens and seating over a glass-covered pool deck. Outdoor admission begins at $250 and includes an open premium bar. Otto Knows headlines the recently renovated WALL Lounge, with tickets that include access to WET beginning at $700. (9 p.m.) 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-938-3130;

The Hoxton
Revel in mid-century glamour and visit the newly appointed lounge at The Hoxton’s New Year’s Eve dinner party. The venue will present three seating tiers, the first of which is an $85 three-course menu. Miami's own Locos Por Juana will perform throughout the night for a genuine, Miami-style countdown. Vintage and retro-inspired attire is suggested. 1111 S.W. 1st Ave., Miami, 305-677-8466;

Put on your best ’20s finery and attend a Great Gatsby-themed dinner at South Beach’s newest fine dining destination. The decadent prix fixe is limited to one seating at 9 p.m. for $245 per person. Dishes include foie gras ravioli, sea scallops, and seared Kobe ribeye. Valet will be complimentary. 210 23rd St, Miami Beach, 786-216-7230;

The Forge Restaurant & Wine Bar
Early diners can catch a three-course dinner at 6 p.m. for $95 per person, while later diners may opt for the four-course dinner with music by DJ Joe Dert for $350 per person. For $85, guests can enjoy the luxury lounge experience including a bar bites menu, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot per pair, and premium open bar. Menu items include lamb, grilled filet mignon, salmon croquettes, and hazelnut chocolate cake. 432 41st St., Miami Beach;

Karina Smirnoff at The Catalina Hotel
Television star Karina Smirnoff is hosting the disco-themed festivities at the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club. Nightlife impresario Gerry Kelly imports his signature Studio 54 party to South Beach, complete with an LED dance floor, pop-up cocktail bar, and performance by the Spam Allstars. Tickets begin at $95 and can be purchased online. 1732 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-1160;

Masquerade Burlesque Dinner at Toscana Divino
Toscana Divino is marking its first New Year's Eve party with a burlesque-infused masquerade. The first dinner seating begins at 6:30 p.m., offering a three-course meal with a serving of panettone and Italian prosecco for $80 per person. The second seating begins at 9 p.m. and includes a five-course meal for $175 per person. Masquerade attire is encouraged and a mask will be provided if needed. 900 S Miami Ave., Miami, 305-523-2100;

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