No matter if you call it December 31, 2017 or New Year's Eve 2018 it's pretty much the one day that sums up all that came the year before and ushers in the next 365 to come. Thankfully there are abundant opportunities on Fort Lauderdale Beach, as area restaurants, nightclubs and other venues have great New Year's Eve programming that runs the gamut from family-friendly fare to dancing into the wee-hours of the morning.

So Eat, Drink and Be Merry! Here is your behind the scene to capping off 2017.

Check back often as we are adding more daily - or visit our Food & Drink Directory for a complete listing of Restaurants, Clubs and Bars to say 'Cheers to the New Year!'

Dining: Ring in the New Year, Deliciously!

Burlock Coast

Join Chef Paula DaSilva as she prepares you a mouthwatering culinary journey in Burlock Coast. First seating at 5:30pm  will include a Three-course menu and Champagne menu. The second seating at 9pm will include a Five-course menu, Balloon drop, Open bar featuring  champagne, wine, beer and four festive cocktails (optional) and more! First seating:$99 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Second seating:$189 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Additional $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity for our open bar option
Reservations are required by calling Stephanie Clyde at (954) 302-6430 or emailing at stephanie.clyde@ritzcarlton.com.
Burlock Coast
Located within The Ritz Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone: (954) 302-6460

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach will ring in the New Year at what one might call the world’s longest countdown to 2018. Starting at 6:30am guests will enjoy an enhanced brunch ($ 21 Continental / $ 29 American) with optional Bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Mary for an additional $15. Two prix-fixe dinner options ($69) then take you through the evening, whether you choose the 5-7:30 or 8:00 – 10:30 pm seating. If cocktails and ocean breezes are more to your liking, the Sunrise Terrace will feature a Champagne Bar and VIP Cabanas starting at $150 and includes Champagne & Charcuterie with a Live DJ from 8:30 pm – 12:30 am. Have the kiddos in- toe? From 8 pm until the clock strikes midnight, Interactive Games & Activities, Holiday Movies under the Stars and S’mores & Popcorn. For Reservations and information call 954-414-2630
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale FL 33304
Phone: (954) 414-2630

The Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale Beach

Experience NYE Ritz-Carlton style, complete with with a festive cocktail hour, live music, party favors, children's dedicated area, open bar and champagne toast at midnight. $299 per person, plus tax and gratuity | $199 for children ages 13 through 20, $99 for children ages 5 through 12, children under the age of 5 are complimentary. Reservations are required by calling (954) 465-2300. Credit card authorizations are required for all non-hotel guests
The Ritz-Carlton
1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale FL 33304
Phone: (954) 465-2300

Sangrias Mexican Cantina

Add a little sizzle to your celebration at Sangrias Mexican Cantina with a complete menu offering of signature Mexican and Spanish infused entrees, plus a host of cool, tropical concoctions, fresh doses of sangria and buckets of domestic & international beers. Live flamenco music fills the air from 7pm until 1am. Party favors break out just before the ball drops.
Sangrias Mexican Cantina
221 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Kitchen open until 4am
Reservations not accepted.

Spazio Italian Restaurant & Wine Lounge

Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Spazio offers a touch of glamour in a casual-chic setting. Enjoy an open menu dining option and gourmet specials while gazing at the ocean listening classic jazz standards to contemporary hits with guitar and saxophonist, Michael Kennedy. Moet Imperial Bottle and Bucket Mini's specials.
Spazio
239 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Phone: (954) 764-8191
Reservations not accepted.

Tsukuro

Countdown to 2018 "where the moon arrives over the water." The made-for-sharing menu of Asian-inspired cuisine, raw bar and Sushi offerings is a perfect way to indulge while celebrating New Year's Eve with friends.  Live music and other nightly surprises add to the energy of this beachfront restaurant.
Tsukuro
225 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Phone: (954) 523.1407
Reservations not accepted.

W Fort Lauderdale

Remix Your New Year Buffet Dinner & Dance in the Great Room on Level 2 at W Fort Lauderdale. Party Favors/ Balloon Drop / DJ / Dance Floor and Stephen Starr Buffet Dinner from 8:00p-10:00p and Complimentary Champagne Toast at Midnight. $170 (includes tax and gratuity). View Menu and Tickets
W Fort Lauderdale
401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard

Clubs & Cocktails

Blondies Sports Bar

With 10 pool tables, arcade games, a stacked jukebox and chill-out vibe Blondies Sports Bar invites you to settle in with like-minded locals to enjoy a low-key start to 2017. Watch the Ball drop in Times Square on 50+TV's, while shooting a round of FREE Pool and enjoying an All Night Happy Hour to close our 2016.
Blondies
229 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Kitchen open until 3am
Free Pool All Night

Elbo Room

For 75+ years they have been ringing in the new year at this Fort Lauderdale Beach bar, where good times and cold drinks are served up daily. Since you're going to be elbow to elbow at the Elbo Room on NYE, might as well belly up to this beachside landmark and count down the last seconds of 2106 with a couple thousand party revelers in the street. The annual rooftop ball drop is a traffic stopper.
Elbo Room
241 S. Fort Lauderdale Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 463-4615

McSorleys Beach Pub

Ring in the New Year on the rooftop and enjoy the fireworks over downtown Fort Lauderdale to start the new year with the McSorleys family.
McSorley’s
837 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Phone: (954) 565-4446

Rock Bar

Join us at Fort Lauderdale Beach's only Open-Air Oceanfront Nightclub to celebrate New Year's Eve and Ring in 2018. NO COVER CHARGE and Live DJ's spinning Open Format, Old School Disco and Deep House from 9pm - 4am. Party Favors * Drink Specials all night. Live Broadcast from Times Square on the oceanfront Jumbo Screen TV.
Rock Bar
219 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Kitchen open until 4am
Reservations not accepted.

Waves Pool at Westin Fort Lauderdale

Join us at Waves Pool for a New Year’s Eve celebration from 8PM to 2AM. $25 Cover Charge includes Light Bites | Cash Bar | Great Music
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard