Miami is a city known for its great nightlife, so what better place to be on the ultimate party night: New Year’s Eve. South Beach is a great place to party on a random weeknight any time of year, and so on New Year’s Eve, Miami is the best place to be this side of Times Square. If you plan on being in Miami as we ring in 2016, there will be an endless list of places to party, but here are five of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Miami.
Billy Joel Concert
This will be the first time that legendary musician Billy Joel has ever performed in South Florida to ring in a new year, would could make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Piano Man will be playing all the hits from his extraordinary career at BB&T Center in Sunrise, which is just a short drive from downtown Miami. The concert starts at 9:30, but should last until at least midnight, considering all the hits Joel has had in his career. Afterwards, there’ll still be plenty of time to find some more traditional New Years Eve parties, giving you the best of both worlds.
Nikki Beach’s Glitz and Glam
For a genuine Miami Beach party on New Year’s Eve, check out Nikki Beach’s Glitz and Glam party near the southern tip of South Beach. Aside from being in a beautiful location and being able to feel the sand between your toes, the Glitz and Glam will have a New York-style ball drop, signature South Beach entertainment, and more than enough champagne to go around. If you’re interested in partying at the beach on New Year’s Eve, party at Nikki Beach, the high-end nightclub that’s actually on the beach.
Clevelander South Beach
One of the best hotels in South Beach will be throwing one of the city’s best New Year’s Eve parties. The hotel’s stunning pool and patio will be ground zero for what is being called Glow New Year’s Eve 2016. There will be unbelievable neon and LED light displays and great DJs supplying the entertainment, not to mention an oceanfront locale that will give guests a perfect view of the fireworks display put on by the city of Miami. Space is limited, but pre-sale tickets start at a mere $25.
Pitbull’s New Years Eve Revolution
One of Miami’s favorite sons, Pitbull, will be throwing a New Year’s Eve party at Bayfront Park in the heart of downtown Miami. The party is being dubbed Pitbull’s New Years Eve Revolution, and will be part of the New Year’s Eve coverage on FOX television. Entry into what will be one of the biggest and best New Years Eve parties in South Florida is free, and once you get there you’ll be privy to great food, an eye-popping fireworks display, and performances from some A-list entertainers. Pitbull’s Revolution starts at 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
Five Star New Years Eve Party
If you want to shoot for the stars with your New Year’s Eve plans, then you’ll want to make plans to attend Miami’s Five Star New Year’s Eve Party. Tickets may be a bit pricy, but you’ll be gaining entry into one of the best and most exclusive parties in Miami. The party takes place on Watson Island, just off the coast from downtown Miami, giving you an amazing view back across the water towards the city’s skyline. A ticket to the party gives you a high-class dinner, cocktails, and even a breakfast after the ball drops. In the meantime, you’ll be treated to premium drinks from talented bartenders and performances from a slew of amazing DJs. If you want to celebrate the New Year with class and style, this is the party to go to.