2018 has come and (almost) gone, but it would have not been complete without all the wonderful memories I’ve made with some extraordinary people. It’s been inspiring watching community leaders and local business owners shine and see Fort Lauderdale start to flourish in the best ways possible. What better way to welcome 2019 than at a speakeasy, backyard with an airstream, rooftop tacos, or at two of the best restaurants in the 9-5-4. Here are the top 6 Fort Lauderdale spots to ring in the New Year.
One Door East + Valentino Cucina Italiana
9 PM to 2 AM
If you want to bring in the new year somewhere exceptional and romantic, look no further than at One Door East and Valentino Cucina Italiana. Boasting a globally inspired menu, guests can enjoy the inspiring decor and plenty of bar space to sip on one of their many unique cocktails. One ticket includes entry to One Door East, two drink tickets for craft cocktails, a special offering of appetizers, music, and entertainment. Right next door at Valentino Cucina Italiana, they will offer an a la carte seated dinner featuring a new menu. Seating is extremely limited! Reservations must be made on OpenTable. Call (954) 368-6902 for more information or purchase tickets here.
Follow them on Instagram @onedooreast and @valentinocucina
9 PM to 3 AM
Comprised of three rooms with a distinct personality, The Wilder is a cocktail bar, a terrace, and a great room all with the design of “Monaco meets Chateau Marmont.” The New Years Eve evening at The Wilder includes a two-hour open bar from 11 PM 1 AM, passed appetizers, party favors, midnight champagne toast, and more! For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Follow them on Instagram @_thewilder_
Next Door at C&I
9 PM to ???
Spend your New Years Eve with your Next Door Neighbors. We’re a couple days away from the New Year, and if you still don’t have plans for New Year’s Eve, they’ve got you covered. The C&I crew will be starting the night off at 9 PM at Next Door with their barkeeps serving up drinks and a DJ keeping the music going all night long. Enjoy their signature drink, “Let’s Get Weird” as you and your friends watch the ball drop on their projector.
Follow them on Instagram @nextdoorci
9 PM to 1 AM
Pass the margaritas and bring in 2019 at Bar Rita! The black painted building attached to the North side of Tap 42 Fort Lauderdale will be showing off its rooftop views of downtown Fort Lauderdale accompanied by an open bar, passed appetizers, DJ, midnight champagne toast, and fireworks! Get more information and purchase tickets here.
Follow them on Instagram @barritaftl
Rhythm & Vine
9 PM to ???
Looking for laidback vibes and no bottle service BS? “JUST CHILL” New Years Eve at Rhythm & Vine! This local “JUST CHILL” spot will have no cover and a $50 open bar. Got the munchies? They’ve got you covered with Lokal Moko Hawaiian Cuisine. For more information click here.
Follow them on Instagram @rhythm_vine
Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar
9 PM to 4 AM
It’s time to kiss 2018 the funk goodbye! Stache Drinking Den + Coffee Bar is ringing in the new year with live music from locals, FUSIK! Tickets include options such as open bar, VIP lounge in the Stache Whiskey Den with light bites covered, to table reservations. For more information click here.
Follow them on Instagram @stacheftl