Ring in the New Year: The Top 5 New Year’s Eve Parties in Miami

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Count down to 2011 at one of these hot spots, the best places to spend New Year’s Eve in Miami.

1 Wall at the W featuring Drake

This year, New Year's Eve at Wall is one of the hottest tickets in town. Rapper Drake will be performing live around the Pool at WET just after midnight; the party will then continue at WALL with 4AM DJ’s Sinatra, Pfresh and Jacomino. The party begins at 9 p.m. at $400 per person.

The W Hotel South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, www.Wmiami2011.com

2 DiLido Beach Club New Year’s “Eleven” party

Ring in the new year at DiLido Beach Club at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, SoBe's only oceanfront lounge. There's no cover charge, but if you want to ensure some VIP poolside seating, you'll have to make a reservation. The party starts at 9 p.m., but you can head over earlier to dine in style before the big event the Ritz's Bistro One LR. The restaurant will offer a special four-course meal, including a bottle of Champagne per couple along with festive party favors. Seatings at 6 and 8 p.m., $200 per person.

The Ritz-Carlton, One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. For information or reservations  call 786.276.4008.

3 STK Miami

Spend New Year's Eve at the swanky STK restaurant at the Gansevoort hotel. The party goes all night long from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. with an open bar from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and hors d'oeuvres from 9 to 11 p.m. Be sure to be there by midnight for their special Champagne toast. General admission $175. VIP tables available.

Or, you can check out the special STK After Midnight open bar from midnight to 2 a.m. for $100. Buy tickets: www.newyearseve.com/stk. VIP tables also available.

The Gansevoort Hotel, 2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 212.724.3900; www.newyearseve.com/stk

4 LIV at the Fontainebleau

Join Jamie Foxx and Kaskade at LIV nightclub at the Fontainebleau hotel. Premium open bar from 9 p.m. through midnight. They will even be live broadcasting of the event on Plum TV. General admission $425.

The Fontainebleau Hotel, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.674.4680. Buy tickets online here.

5 The Restaurant at The Setai

Join The Restaurant at The Setai for their New Year's Eve Grand Gala Dinner. You'll be treated to a cocktail reception with passed hors d'oeuvres, five-course Grand Gala dinner menu, glass of Champagne at midnight and live performance by Coco Zhao and DJ Allen. A vegetarian menu will also be available. Seating from 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., $588 per person.

2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.520.6400; www.setai.com

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