Ring In 2018 With These Haute NYE Destinations In Miami

Each year, Miami remains one of the most popular destinations to celebrate the New Year. With top nightclubs coming out with A-list headliners and performers, to upscale restaurants planning lavish prix-fixe menus and celebrations, the Magic City has plenty in store to ensure that we kick off 2018 the right way. Here, we round up our list of the most extravagant ways to celebrate NYE in Miami:


Fontainebleau Miami BeachPhoto Credit: Fontainebleau Miami Beach

The Fontainebleau continues to snag the biggest names of the year to perform at their legendary poolside NYE celebration each winter, and this year is no exception as they boast headliners KYGO and Demi Lovato for the 2018 celebration. The iconic duo will come together for a can’t-miss performance starting the night off at 9 p.m. And of course, the Fontainebleau ensures that guests have options to make the night extra special. With a lineup of one-of-a-kind packages, including stage-side tables and cabanas, guests will have a chance to party alongside Demi Lovato and KYGO. Ticket prices start at $225 for one (1) general admission ticket, with private tables ranging from $4,000 to $40,000 for a stage-side private space for up to 25 guests.  All tickets include premium open bar until midnight. Ticket link.


LIV NightclubPhoto Credit: LIV Miami

“Butterfly Effect” rapper Travis Scott will be headlining a sure-to-be epic night at Miami’s top nightclub, LIV. The state-of-the-art club will set the stage for a memorable New Year’s Eve experience as guests party the night away under the club’s famous ‘Spider’ chandelier, composed of more than 400 digitally controlled LED panels that create choreographed light shows to correspond with music throughout the space. VIP tickets and table options are available, ranging from $5-$25,000. Ticket link.


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The Instagram sensation and Italian multimillionaire/DJ Gianluca Vacchi will be headlining the ever-famous WALL Miami nightclub on New Year’s Eve, hosting the Black Tie Extravaganza. Always the fashion icon, Gianluca is poised to deliver a luxurious and lively evening including haute couture, champagne parades, festive decorations and killer DJ sets for a eventful NYE. The party will begin at 10 p.m. on Saturday, December 31st, offering a premium open bar until 1 a.m. General admission tickets are $200 and VIP table service packages inclusive of top shelf spirits range from $1,800-$8,000. Ticket link.


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Also at the W South Beach, but taking place at the gorgeous WET Deck outside, world-renowned female Australian DJ duo Nervo will take the stage for an electrifying NYE performance. The premium open bar will be offered from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. General admission tickets are $200. Ticket link.


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The 25,000-square-foot impressive nightclub is kicking off the New Year with a live performance from chart-topping hip-hop artist G-Eazy and singer-songwriter Halsey. The 24-hour nightclub is sure to be going strong until the early hours of the morning, so be prepared for a legendary party. General admission tickets are $275 with VIP table service options available. Ticket link.


STORY Interior

Swedish Producer and DJ Alesso will take to the decks at LIV’s sister nightclub in Miami’s South of Fifth neighborhood. With hits “Heroes,” “Falling,” and “Sweet Escape,” Alesso is sure to keep revelers dancing until sunrise. Guests will enjoy premium open bars, table service and suites for the ultimate New Years experience. Tickets start at $200 for General Admission and range from $4,000-$20,000++ for VIP Table and Suite options. Ticket link.



If you’re a music connoisseur, the posh 1 Hotel South Beach‘s Watr Rooftop is the place to be on NYE in Miami as they welcome in Brooklyn-based DJ duo Bedouin for the extravagant evening. Specializing in deep house music, the iconic DJ duo has toured globally providing their signature beats to parties worldwide. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the New Year, along with a Champagne toast at midnight. Tickets: $300/person + taxes & fees (includes open bar); Tables: starting at $750. Ticket link.


Mondrian South BeachPhoto Credit: Menin Hospitality

Boasting one of the best views in town of the beautiful Biscayne Bay, head to the South Beach hotel to enjoy a glamorous evening under the stars with DJ beats, an open bar and a breathtaking firework display to celebrate the New Year. Ticket link.


Komodo Interior

Head to celebrity hot spot for an entertaining evening with world-class food and cocktails if you’re looking for a taste of the NYE party scene, but not looking to hit the nightclubs. Or, it makes the perfect pre-party if you’re planning on having a late night. Komodo is offering three different packages including multi-course, family-style dinner seatings and an open bar party:

  • First Seating: (6PM–730PM, $115 pp + tax & service charge, 3 courses + dessert)
  • Second Seating: (9PM–1030PM, $225 pp + tax & service charge, 3 courses + dessert, includes access to Komodo Lounge after midnight)
  • Komodo Lounge Only: (9PM–midnight open bar, $100 pp + tax & service charge, complimentary hors d’oeuvres). 

All payments must be made in advance and reservations are required. Contact the NYE Reservations team directly via email at NYE@KomodoMiami.com or 305-534-2211 ext. 4222.


Grilled Mushroom Tostada BodegaPhoto Credit: Menin Hospitality

For a serious party scene without a cover, head to Menin Hospitality’s popular speakeasy, Bodega, to ring in the New Year with tacos ‘n tequila, as the club toasts with a free shot of Don Julio at midnight to celebrate. If you’re looking to start your night early, happy hour will take place from 6-8 p.m. Pre-purchased tables are also available but very limited.


Zuma-Miami-Terrace-Photo-Credit-James-ShearerPhoto Credit: James Shearer

With exclusive limited-time menu items and festive additions for the evening, the New Year’s Eve tasting menu at renowned Japanese hot spot Zuma will be the perfect pairing for friends and family in partnership with Cristal Champagne. Guests will be able to celebrate the countdown to the New Year with a Japanese Light Festival that will showcase the traditional breaking of the sake barrel while watching fireworks front row at the coveted riverfront terrace tables. A live DJ will entertain the crowds, and as the countdown approaches, a waterfront fireworks display will help ring in the New Year. Dinner is priced at $435/person for the tasting menu, which includes one bottle of Cristal Brut for every two guests. Additional table service options during the terrace after party begin at $1800. Access to the after party is included for guests ages 21 and over.


TATEL Miami_Interior (Photo credit - Sam Uribe)Photo Credit: Sam Uribe

For a decadent meal, head to Spanish celeb-owned restaurant TATEL for a delicious, five-star menu paired with glasses Dom Pérignon Champagne and live music all night long. Priced at $275/person, the five-course meal includes dishes like Jamón Ibérico and Twelve Months Cured Manchego; Spanish Style Lobster Ceviche with Beluga Caviar; Charcoal Grilled Carabineros with Seafood Sauce; Traditional Roasted Suckling Pig; Royal Caramelia Cake with Turrón Ice Cream; and one bottle of Dom Pérignon per two guests.


rockwell interior

Celebrity favorite nightclub, Rockwell, is hosting a memorable New Year’s Eve celebration with a live performance by R&B singer Trey Songz aka Mr. Steal Your Girl. The star will grace clubgoers with a rare and intimate performance at the popular nightclub to ring in 2018. Tickets are $150 and include open bar from 10 p.m. through midnight.