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15 Places in Fort Lauderdale to Ring in the New Year

Unless you have a time machine, you're probably looking for places to ring in 2016. Journey with us back to the future and find this list of where to eat, drink, party and brunch in Fort Lauderdale for New Year's 2016.


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In the blink of an eye, it will be time to say farewell to 2014 and welcome a new year with open arms. Celebrate the end of 2014 with these New Year’s Eve events and ring in 2015 in your own style, whether it's a quiet dinner along Fort Lauderdale Beach or a jam-packed nightclub party at the Seminole Hard Rock.

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Stache Drinking Den

A roaring twenties-themed party with an open bar and music by Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl. There will also be a burlesque performance from Aurora Natrix and beats from DJ Misha Samson. $75 per person.

109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale

W Hotel Masquerade Party at Whiskey Blue

Enjoy an open bar from 8 p.m. to midnight along with a midnight Champagne toast and music by DJs Richie Rich and Kevin Graham. Tickets are $115 to $400.

Whiskey Blue at the W
401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Cyn Nightclub

An affordable, but sexy option to celebrate the New Year that includes an open bar and sounds by Steven Spence. $50 per person.

Cyn Nightclub
111 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale

Passion Nightclub

DJs Zog and CX will spin in the main room while DJ Ishy will be in the Latin room. Tickets start $50 (includes a 3-hour open bar) and VIP packages start at $600.

Passion Nightclub
5701 Seminole Way, Hollywood

Times Square Countdown at Vibe

Watch the ball drop from a live screening of the NYC Times Square NYE countdown, with beats by DJ Richard Fraioli. Tickets start at $100.

Vibe Las Olas
301 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

America's Backyard

Enjoy open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight and a Champagne toast during the countdown. Tickets start at $35.

America's Backyard
100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale

Downtown Countdown

Starting at 4:30 p.m., come enjoy live entertainment, a DJ, kids zone and watch the Orange Bowl on giant TV screens at this free street festival. The illuminated ball lighting will be at 7 p.m., followed by a countdown to 2015 with a fireworks display.

SW Second Street and SW Fifth Avenue

Tap 42 NYE Party

Tap 42 will be hosting its third annual New Year’s Eve event with live music, open bar, unlimited Champagne, photo booth and more. $95 per person.

Tap 42
1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale

Pin Up New Year's Eve

Whiskey Tango is going retro for the end of the year with a pin-up party. It includes live pin-up models and a $1,000 balloon drop at midnight along with a free Champagne toast.

Whiskey Tango
1903 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

New Year's at YOLO

YOLO and O Lounge are bringing the party outside with a Times Square Party. The courtyard is being transformed for the evening with the ball dropping at midnight.

333 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Vegas-Themed NYE

American Social is hosting a Vegas-themed New Year’s, with a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight and party favors. DJ ESP and DJ Skitty will be spinning. Bottle packages are available as well as early seating for dinner. There is no cover charge! Also, enjoy brunch on New Year’s Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

American Social
721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Winter World New Year's Eve

The Manor Complex presents “Winter World," a tribute to the movie "Frozen" featuring the sounds of DJ David Knapp, "Frozen" productions by Erika Norell, Sasha Lords and Serena Chacha, and a performance by recording artist Gioia Bruno. The night includes a live Times Square simulcast, balloon drop and Champagne toast. $25 general; $85 VIP.

The Manor Complex
2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors

New Year's Eve at the Hard Rock

DJ Garcia (9 p.m. to 1 a.m.) and DJ RZ Spinz (1 a.m. to 5 a.m.) will be spinning at the center bar with live entertainment from 300 Intl in the main lobby (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.). At the center fountain in Seminole Paradise, enjoy classic rock ‘n’ roll as the band The New Planets perform followed by a countdown to 2015. Restaurants and bars on property will also be offering special course menus and drink specials.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
One Seminole Way, Hollywood

Gulfstream Park New Year's Eve

Taking place in the Gulfstream walking ring, the park will be having live music, dancing and entertainment, as well as light shows, a ball drop and countdown to midnight. Admission is free and the party includes options of 20 bars and restaurants. Starts at 8 p.m.

Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino
901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach

Signature Grand New Year's Eve

Enjoy continuous music by Center Stage Band and the PartyPros DJ as well as beautiful decorations and party favors. There will be passed hors d’oeuvres and a traditional champagne toast at midnight. The $135 price includes a four-course dinner.

Signature Grand
6900 State Road 84, Davie