2015 New Year’s Eve Key West

pied-new-year-s-eve-fireworks-pictures-clipart-champagne-116546Party like you are in Key West! Check out all of the New Year holiday happenings below. Find out where to enjoy a meal out and where to find entertainment that can only be experienced here in Paradise!


Abbondanza’s has a special New Year’s Eve menu featuring Italian favorites for just $35 per person. Call 305-292-1199 for reservations.

Bagatelle has a special three course menu for New Year’s Eve that looks amazing! $99 per person. Call (305) 296-6609 for reservations.

The Boat House will be open for New Year’s Eve, serving its regular menu.

The Commodore Waterfront Restaurant is offering a special menu for New Year’s Eve featuring seafood favorites. Priced at $75 per person. Please call 305-294-9191 for reservations.

Duffy’s is offering a special menu for New Year’s Eve. Only $35 per person! Call 305-296-4900.

Grand Cafe – offers three seatings with a special fixed price menu.  Call 305-292-4740 for details and reservations.

Hot Tin Roof located at the Ocean Key Resort & Spa, 0 Duval St. is offering a special meal in celebration. For reservations or more information please call 305-296-7701.

Keyviche Seafood Eatery – Come and party with us!

Martin’s – 917 Duval Street – 305-295-0111 – Dine on a special New Year’s Eve four-course menu for $125 per person.

Nine One Five – offering a special dinner for New Year’s Eve priced at $100 per person. Call for details and reservations: 305-296-0669.

Rooftop Cafe offers their full dinner menu along with holiday specials. In addition to the regular menu, special multi-course menus are often available. Reservations on all major holidays are recommended. Please contact the restaurant in advance for specific details or questions.

Tavern N Town – 3841 N Roosevelt Blvd. – 305-296-8100 – Live Entertainment with Bobby Nesbit from 5 – 9 PM and Carmen Rodriguez and Michael Thomas from 9 – midnight. Enjoy a special menu, a champagne toast, and party favors.

Entertainment / Celebrations

New Year’s Eve: Pirate Wench Drop at Schooner Wharf – For piratical partiers, a New Year’s Eve salute to Key West’s rowdy seafaring roots is scheduled at the island’s Historic Seaport. At midnight, a winsome pirate wench is to descend from the top of the mast of the tall ship America 2.0 as cannon blasts welcome 2014. A dove release is to follow. Scallywags in attendance can expect live music, dancing and festivities until 4 a.m., without a cover charge, at the Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William St.

New Year’s Eve: Conch Shell Drop at Sloppy Joe’s – The arrival of 2014 is to be heralded on the island’s Duval Street with the “drop” of a gigantic manmade conch shell, the symbol of the Florida Keys, to the flat roof of Sloppy Joe’s Bar, 201 Duval. Thousands of spectators gather on Duval for the annual gala, emceed by a rooftop host starting at 10 p.m. and featuring dancing in the street and a countdown to midnight recorded on a huge clock. At midnight, the shell descends and cheers erupt. Stellar Mojo Band is to perform on Sloppy Joe’s indoor stage, rounding out the revelry. No reservations or tickets are taken, but a door charge is required to party inside the bar.

New Year’s Eve Shoe Drop Celebration – The Southernmost City celebrates with a descending 6-foot red high heel shoe carrying drag queen Sushi at the Bourbon Street Pub/New Orleans House complex, 724 Duval St. Seconds before midnight, the high heel bearing a lavishly gowned and coiffed Sushi is to be lowered from the second-story balcony of the complex toward the cheering crowds below. As midnight strikes and the New Year officially begins, she will land and gleefully pop the cork on a ceremonial bottle of champagne.

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at the Marriott Beach Side Resort – 7pm – 12:30pm. Enjoy a three course meal with a champagne toast at midnight and entertainment by the Southernmost Brass Band. For tickets call 305-320-0676. Black tie encouraged.


Have a safe evening!! DON’T DRINK & DRIVE!!! With that in mind… The City of Key West Department of Transportation is offering transportation for the holiday so that you won’t drink and drive!

Two city buses will travel along Northside Drive, Flagler Avenue, Maloney Avenue, North Roosevelt Boulevard, and South Roosevelt Boulevard and Four Lower Keys buses with service between Marathon and Key West will be traveling southbound to Fausto’s Food Palace and returning as far as MM 52.5 across from Walgreen’s on 109th Street in Marathon. Designated pick up and drop off points in Old Town Key West is Fausto’s Food Palace at Bahama and Fleming Streets.

The New Year’s Eve shuttle begins service at 4:00PM in the Lower Keys and 6:00 pm in Key West and Stock Island. The Last trip from Key West at Fausto’s to Marathon will depart no later than 2:00AM. One way safe ride shuttle fares are $10 per person per trip for Lower Keys revelers and $5 per person per trip for city revelers. Exact change is required and no passes or discounts will be available for this shuttle. No alcohol, toys or weapons are allowed. For more information you can visit www.kwtransit.com or call 305-600-1455 or 305-809-3910.

See what else is happening on the island during your visit by checking out our Key West Events Calendar, and for other things to do and see in our island city, go to our Key West Web Site.

Before making your reservations for dinner reservations check out our restaurant reviews!

Feel free to Email Me if you have any questions about Key West!!
Island Genn
Key West Concierge

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