Making a decision where to celebrate the final day of the year will be harder than ever this year with a fantastic lineup of live entertainment featured at local bars in and around Fort Lauderdale this year. Not only that, but most bars will be transforming themselves into the cleanest and most classiest places to hang out on New Years Eve. No matter how fancy it gets, you can still put on your best or your worst pair of jeans and be perfectly welcome at any of the places on this list. (Am I talking to the men or women out there? I’m not really sure!) What’s also great about going to a bar on New Year’s Eve is that you don’t have to take a date. While it can be embarrassing for some people to attend a New Year’s ball or masquerade party at a swank place all alone, you really don’t have to worry about that when it comes to these places. On top of that, none of the bars in town are not charging outrageous sums of money just because it’s the very last day of the year.
We, in South Florida, are privileged to have so many talented musicians in our midst that are so dedicated to their artistry that they will give up a special night with their significant others or families to entertain us at local pubs and restaurants – even on a Tuesday night, barely giving them enough time to recover from the final weekend of the year. Call it dedication if you will, but the bars and restaurants around town see it as one last opportunity to bring patrons to their establishments in the middle of the week when their places are usually half-empty.
During the past week, I asked friends on Facebook for any details about their New Year’s Eve gigs, but aside from getting the names of the bands and the places they will be playing, it wasn’t easy. Here, then, is my most up to date list of who is playing where on New Year’s Eve and I can only recommend that you check out the beautiful flyers that will be streaming across your screen on the Weekend Broward Live Music Events page and the notes section on the calendar which I will do my best to keep up with as we get closer to the END OF THE YEAR. Whether you decide to go out or stay in, I will take this opportunity to thank you for supporting live music in and around Fort Lauderdale and wish you all the best in 2014!
|The Resolvers||Boston's on the Beach||Delray Beach||$25 door charge|
|Bounce||Whiskey Tango||Hollywood||Balloon drop with prizes inside and free champagne toast at midnight.|
|Far from Grace||Packy's Pub||Lighthouse Point||Special New Years Eve Dinner Menu $15.95-$19.95. Complimentary champagne toast. RSVP suggested.|
|The New Planets||Seminole Hard Rock Casino||Hollywood||Center Fountain at Seminole Paradise|
|Livin' on a Prayer & Don't Stop Believin'||Lulu's Bait Shack||Fort Lauderdale||No Cover. Hosted by Mindy from Magic 102.7 from 8pm-Midnight.|
|The Dropouts||Cagney's Saloon||Davie||Free Breakfast Buffet|
|Crush||Fishtales on 33rd||Fort Lauderdale||$49.95/person RSVP required. Incl. appetizers, 2 drinks, dinner and more!|
|Payback Band||Jimbo's Sandbar||Hollywood||near Dania Beach|
|Stone Mojo||Cheers||Sunrise||Free Champagne Toast at Midnight|
|Soulicide||Cuddy's Sports Shack||Coconut Creek||Dinner specials starting at $16.95/pp. Free Champagne toast at midnight. Also giveaways & raffle prizes.|
|Adam Jason Band||Dubliner Pub||Boca Raton|
|Project-X||Cheers||Fort Lauderdale||Champagne toast at midnight. $10 cover|
|The Double Standard||JD's Lounge||Coral Springs||Bar seating only (Tables all booked in advance)|
|Albert Castiglia||Maguire's Hill 16||Fort Lauderdale||$10 Cover. No reservations accepted.|
Looking for a family event? Read all about New Year’s Eve Party in Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Did you stumble across this in the wrong year? Here’s our update for December 31, 2014: http://weekendbroward.com/new-years-eve-bands-around-ft-lauderdale/
Here’s he update for December 31, 2015: http://weekendbroward.com/ring-in-2016-with-a-new-years-eve-party-with-live-music-around-fort-lauderdale/