Locals and visitors alike have a wide variety of choices for New Years Eve in and around West Palm Beach to ring in 2012.  Numerous restaurants, bars and hotels are offering special packages ranging from early evening dinners to late night bashes complete with champagne, live music and party favors.  Party packages can be found for every budget.  Here are a few highlights:

West Palm Beach – Hosting the biggest celebration for New Years in the area, there will be fireworks at midnight out over the water in front of the Waterfront Park at the East end of Clematis.  Many restaurants and bars will be offering special New Years Eve packages on and around Clematis Street. Here is an overview:

  • Pistache: 101 N. Clematis St. – This is our top recommendation for New Years in West Palm Beach.  $145/person.Special prix-fixe, five-course dinner for two paired with a bottle of Champagne Gosset. For more information, all (561) 833-5090 or click on the link to their website above.
  • Feelgood’s Rock Bar & Lost Weekend: 219 Clematis St. – $20 cover. Top 40 and Dance music downstairs, “90s Prom Party” Tribute Upstairs. Access to both venues, complimentary cocktails from 8-10pm, party favors and free champagne toast at midnight. For premium packages, VIP table reservations or more information, visit feelgoodswestpalm.com or call (561) 833-5987.
  • E.R. Bradley’s: 104 Clematis St. – Special dinner menu. For details and reservations, call (561) 833-3520.
  • Gratify American Gastro Pub: 125 Datura St. – New Year’s Eve party starting at 10 p.m. For $60, the evening includes an open bar, dessert bar, party favors and complimentary champagne. To reserve a spot, call (561) 833-5300.
  • O’Shea’s: 531 Clematis St. – live entertainment at a New Year’s Eve party inside and on the courtyard. For more information, call (561) 833-3865.
  • Reef Road Rum Bar and Restaurant: 223 Clematis St. – Live entertainment by Spred the Dub and drink specials on Imperial bottles and Pinnacle Vodka or Sailor Jerry’s cocktails. For reservations, call (561) 838-9099.
  • Roxy’s Pub: 309 Clematis St. – Specials on the rooftop in honor of New Year’s Eve, complete with party favors and a view of the fireworks show at midnight. Guests can book a private cabana for $600, which includes the cover charge for six people, one bottle of Three Olives Vodka, one bottle of champagne, booth reservations from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., and gratuity. For table reservations, call (561) 296-7699. Reservations are not needed to enjoy the rooftop, and there is no cover charge for downstairs entry.
  • Palm Beach – All of the hotels and top name restaurants are offering special New Years Eve packages fitting for America’s First (and most luxurious) Resort Destination.  Here are a few highlights:

    The Breakers Hotel is offering 3 different options at different price levels.  The most upscale exclusive New Years Eve party in the area will be the Fantasy Ball at $ 350 per person ($ 375 for non hotel guests) starting at 7:30, staged by Design Studio with entertainment by the Zanadu performers and Powerhaus, with an open bar, raw bar and hors d’oeuvres stations, followed by a four course dinner. After a midnight champagne toast with party favors, a breakfast buffet will be served. Call 561-655-6611 for more information or click on the link to their website above.
    The Colony Hotel – If you can still get a ticket, Mary Wilson will be performing at the Royal Room Cabaret for $ 200 per person, including an open bar, 4 course dinner, dancing, midnight champagne toast and a poolside breakfast buffet.  There is also a $ 150 package at the Polo Steaks & Seasfood restaurant with a deejay. Call 561-655-5430 or click on the link above for more information.
    Cucina dell’Arte–  This will be one of the most popular places on the island.  More casual than the other choices (but still casual chic), Cucina is offering a 5 course menu for $ 115.  At around 11:00pm, the tables will be moved and then let the party begin (no cover)!   257 Royal Poinciana Way. Call 561-655-0770 or click on the link above fore more information.

    At the time of posting this article, Grandview Gardens had 1 room available for New Years Eve weekend at $ 189 per room per night including breakfast, free bicycle use and complimentary wifi (2 night minimum stay).