By Kathleen Vanesian
By Amy Silverman
By Robrt L. Pela
By Jim Louvau
By Kathleen Vanesian
By Benjamin Leatherman
By New Times
By Becky Bartkowski
If your idea of a fun New Year's Eve consists of sitting at home in front of the TV and doing shots of Tequila Rose while watching the ball drop in Times Square, consider this: Those poor East Coast bastards are freezing their buns off, and there are plenty of hot New Year's events right here in the Valley of the Sun. The following is a select listing of parties, dinners and events happening around the Valley on Friday, December 31, and Saturday, January 1, so you can take your pick of places to sing "Auld Lang Syne." All events are subject to change. Call the venue to confirm details.
Friday, December 31 Events
Castles-n-Coasters Annual New Year's Eve Bash
9445 North Metro Parkway East, Phoenix
Christian music from local bands, unlimited rides and golf, plus 10 arcade credits. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. $12. Call 602-997-7575.
A Good Ol' Country Bash
335 McKeon, Patagonia
A cowboy barbecue dinner prepared by Cecilia San Miguel, and entertainment by Dave Insley's Careless Smokersand Andy Hersey. Admission (including dinner) is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Admission for music only is $10 at the door after 8:30 p.m. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Call 520-394-2102.
New Year's Eve Ballroom Gala
5401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Guy Pennacchio and the Summer Wind Bandperform the music of Frank Sinatra. There will also be holiday gift displays (guests can purchase raffle tickets to win the items), party favors, a cocktail reception with appetizers, a sit-down dinner (three entree choices available), a dessert sampler, and a champagne toast and balloon drop following a viewing of the New Year's ball drop in New York City's Times Square. $125 per person. Call 480-947-5400.
New Year's Eve Ballroom Gala
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch
7500 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale
Hosted by KEZ 99.9's Marty Manning, this ballroom gala promises to ring in 2005 with luxurious style. Live entertainment will be provided by The Shining Star Band, and ticket prices include party favors, an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a sit-down dinner, a dessert sampler, and a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast. Tickets cost $150 per person, must be purchased in advance, and are only available to those 21 and over. The resort is also offering special "New Year's Eve Packages," which include admittance to the gala and resort room accommodations for one night for $640, or two nights for $912. Call 480-991-3388.
"A Night to Remember" New Year's Eve Package
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
122 North Second Street, Phoenix
Overnight package includes deluxe guest room for two, party tickets (party entertainment by The Groove Merchantsand DJ Ray), eight complimentary drink tickets, champagne toast at midnight, hors d'oeuvres, party favors, and balloon drop at midnight. Package price: $249 per couple. Party-only price: $79 in advance, $89 at the door. 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Call 602-252-1234.
23023 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Rawhide Steakhouse Party, Family Desert Party, or dinner in one of Rawhide's dining rooms. Live country band, door prizes, dancing, and fireworks. Hours and costs vary. Call 480-502-5600 for more information.
Scottsdale's Ultimate Block Party
Craftsman Court between Third and Fifth avenues, Third and Fifth avenues from Scottsdale Road to Marshall Way, and Stetson Drive to Sixth Avenue, Scottsdalewww.openairevents.com
10,000 people attended last year's block party, and 18,000 are expected this year. The event begins during the day, with a High School Music Festivalon Fifth Avenue at 10 a.m.. At 5 p.m., the evening festivities begin for those 21 and over. A variety of bands will be playing on three music stages, including The Chadwicks, Chalmer's Green, Chrome 9, Dimonet, 1000 Yard Stare, Simplfly, and Prince Charming. Lit, and The Fixxheadline the main stage. There will also be a slew of DJs spinning hot dance tunes, food, beverages, street vendors, and fireworks at midnight. Tickets cost $35. Proceeds benefit Scottsdale and Phoenix Firefighters Charities and Scottsdale School District's music programs.
Mill Avenue and Tempe Beach Park, Tempe
Food and beverage booths, interactive games, two fireworks displays, and more than 30 bands, including Smash Mouth, which headlines the main stage in Tempe Beach Park. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20 ($15 with VIP card at Fry's). Call 480-350-0911.
2004 New Year's Eve Bash at Livinghead Studios
2746 West Thomas Road, Phoenix
Many people blew their wads on Christmas shopping, but the seasonal po' folk can still get in on the action at this local music extravaganza, which features 15 bands for five bucks. In addition to performances by . . . And Guppies Eat Their Young, Natalie Espinoza of Bella, Wonderful Wednesday, The Budget Sinatra, 2nd Hand Emotion, Treasure Mammal, Asleep in the Sea, Sweet Bleeders, Colorstore, The Ruby Lee, Minibosses, Rum Tenor, Fatigo, Vin Fiz, and Oblio, there's also an open bar. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the bands begin at 8 p.m. Call 602-352-8535.
Bars and Clubs
Acme Bar & Grill
4245 North Craftsman Court, Scottsdale
Drinking and dancing, entertainment by DJ Tranzl8r. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free with admission to the Scottsdale Block Party. Call 480-990-7111.
Ain't Nobody's Bizness
3031 East Indian School Road, Suite 6, Phoenix
Champagne toast at midnight and entertainment by DJs Suzy, Statik, and Tsunami. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 602-224-9977.
7340 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
"Vintage Hollywood." Red carpet entrance, vintage decor, celebrity impersonators, hats, party favors, and a spit of champagne. Three DJs and a live band provide entertainment. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. One-cent cocktails available from 9 to 10 p.m. $30. Call 480-970-1112.
2011 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Babe's entertainers, DJ, appetizers, and dinner. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-947-9909.
Bada Boom Pasta Room's Club Boom
4151 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale
Bada Boom transforms into a club for New Year's, featuring a hip-hop and house music DJ, dancing, $2 pizza slices, and beer specials. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Call 480-214-2666.
801 South Power Road, Mesa
Karaoke, champagne toast, and party favors. 7 p.m. to midnight. No cover. Call 480-854-8670.
The Big Bang
501 South Mill Avenue, Suite B101, Tempe
Dueling pianos all night. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-557-5595.
10345 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Hosted by Power 92.3, 2-for-1 drinks from 7 to 9 p.m., free party favors, and entertainment by DJs Fashen and Circle. 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. $10 cover before 9 p.m. Call 480-991-3866.
Cave Creek Coffee Company & Wine Purveyors
6033 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek
Char's Has the Blues
4631 North Seventh Avenue, Phoenix
New Year's Eve party with Tall Paul. Celebration includes dinner, dancing, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $30. Call 602-230-0205.
8005 East Roosevelt Street, Scottsdale
New Year's Eve show with Slaves for Scores, Here Lies Treachery, Jason Society, and more. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-945-4585 for cover.
635 West Indian School Road, Phoenix
Music by Roscoe Taylor, and Tim Forkes Experience, complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $12 cover. Call 602-266-7372.
1320 East Broadway Road, Tempe
A bash with entertainment by Authority Zero, Redfield, Bullet Train to Moscow, Last Action Zeros, Shortbus, and Three Seconds More, plus a champagne toast at midnight for those 21 and older, reverse happy hour specials on any appetizer on the menu, and drink specials all night. The first 100 people through the door are entered in a raffle to win some cool stuff. All ages, bar with ID. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-968-3238 for cost.
Copper Canyon Grill & Brew Pub
5945 West Ray Road, Suite 13, Chandler
"Puttin' On the Glitz" with the Jose Grimace Band. 5 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Call 480-705-9700 for cover.
6536 West Indian School Road, Phoenix
5400 North 59th Avenue, Glendale
New Year's Eve party with Whisper Alley, free party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, and a breakfast buffet at 2 a.m. Dinner is also available (reservations recommended). 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-934-8071.
2710 West Bell Road, Phoenix
Rockin' New Year's Eve party. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-866-9898.
3002 North Arizona Avenue, Chandler
Champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and karaoke. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-926-2843.
Dos Gringos Trailer Park
1001 East Eighth Street, Tempe
New Year's Eve luau featuring girls in grass skirts, fire breathers, and leis for everyone. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-968-7879.
1989 West Elliot Road, Chandler
Three-course gourmet meal with wine and champagne, party favors, and live music with The Scones. Reservations required. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $100. Call 480-722-9434.
Flicka's Baja Cantina
2003 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Live entertainment by Tattooed Souland a DJ. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-945-3618.
1340 East Eighth Avenue, Tempe
New Year's Eve celebration with champagne toast at midnight. Call 480-303-9967 for information.
Four White Walls
1023 Grand Avenue, Phoenix
Fox & Hound
8320 West Mariners Way, Peoria
Entertainment by The Crown Kings, buffet, champagne toast, and party favors. 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20. Call 623-486-2007.
Fox & Hound
1017 East Baseline Road, Gilbert
Music and dancing all night, free champagne toast at midnight, breakfast at 1 a.m. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-507-2343.
Fox Sports Grill
16203 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
"Rock the Fox! New Year's Eve" with DJ spinning Top 40, martini luge, manhattan bar, party favors, champagne toast, and late-night hors d'oeuvres. 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15 cover after 9:30 p.m. Call 480-368-0369.
Fuel Motorsport Café
2827 East Bell Road, Phoenix
Continental breakfast at midnight, and live music by No Rule Six. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door (tickets include well, wine, draft, and food). Call 602-788-0500.
Greenway Village Cocktails
3143 East Greenway Road, Phoenix
Rockin' New Year's Eve party. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-971-5523.
Half Moon Sports Grill
2121 East Highland Avenue, Phoenix, 602-977-2700.
288 East Greenway Parkway, Phoenix, 602-993-6600.
325 West Elliot Road, Tempe, 480-456-9400.
7116 East Becker Lane, Scottsdale
New Year's Eve bash with Ray Herndon and the Herndon Brothers. 8 p.m. to 2.am. $20 cover (excludes dinner, for which reservations are required). Call 480-948-0110.
7103 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale
Live entertainment by Help Me Rhonda, karaoke, appetizers, sautéed chicken breast and mustard-encrusted pork medallions dinner, champagne at midnight, door prizes valued up to $1,000, and party favors. Reservations recommended. 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. $29.95 in advance, $39.95 at the door (includes dinner). Admission without dinner costs $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Call 480-203-5569.
1371 North Alma School Road, Chandler
New Year's Eve celebration with The Sciannas. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 cover (includes champagne and late-night breakfast buffet). Call 480-899-6735.
5700 East McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley
New Year's Eve celebration in the Jade Bar at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, with a sweeping view of Paradise Valley. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-607-2300 for cover.
Jillian's at Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 North Tatum Boulevard, Phoenix
Entertainment provided by comedienne Maria Patting, Finlandia Burlesque Girls, comedian Bob Kaith in a hypnosis show, and an Elvis impersonator, Hypnotic drink specials, balloon drop at midnight, prizes and giveaways, and faux marriages by an Austin Powers impersonator. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $25 cover (includes $10 game card and champagne toast). Call 480-538-8956.
13825 North 32nd Street, Phoenix
Entertainment by Muscle, free food, party favors, and champagne at midnight. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call 602-992-1007.
5220 East McDowell Road, Phoenix
New Year's Eve bash with Downshift. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-225-0307.
1724 East McDowell Road, Phoenix
Hot Pink New Year's Eve party with DJs Heartbreaker, Colt, and Spencer Product. Hosted by Sleazy Sean. Free masks to the first 50 people, free champagne toast at midnight, and music giveaways from Vicemagazine. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. (all ages after 2 a.m.). $10 cover after 10 p.m. Call 602-254-0231.
12601 North Paradise Village Parkway West, Phoenix
New Year's Eve party with the Tina Bailey Band. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15 per person/$30 per couple (includes bottle of wine, champagne, and party favors). Call 602-765-0059.
Last Exit Bar & Grill
1425 West Southern Avenue, Tempe
"Rock-N-Roll Extravaganza" featuring Dead Hot Workshop, The Pistoleros, Ghetto Cowgirl, and Massive Stars. Prizes, giveaways, and midnight champagne toast. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Call 480-557-6656.
Maloney's on Campus
955 East University Drive, Tempe
401 South Mill Avenue, Tempe
Party favors, champagne toast at midnight, DJ, dancing. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-968-3301 for cover.
2303 East Indian School Road, Phoenix
An all-ages show with music by Spraypaint Heroes, Numptey's, Tramps, Count to 20, and All Thumbs. Doors open at 6 p.m. $10. Call 602-956-1266.
230 West Fifth Street, Tempe
Live broadcast on KZNS 1280 (The Zone) with Ryan Hatch, $2 Bud and Bud Light bottles, well drinks and drafts, party favors, champagne toast at midnight, Korrupt Klothing "Kitten of the Year" final preliminary contest, FMX exhibition after party with Budweiser, Jack Daniel's and Red Bull, entertainment by DJ Soul Man. 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-966-5600 for cover.
McDuffy's Wide World of Entertainment
15814 North 83rd Avenue, Peoria
"Don't Miss the Kiss." Half-priced drinks from 4 to 7 p.m., party favors, champagne toast at midnight, entertainment by DJ Sean. Call 623-354-5000.
4310 North Brown Avenue, Scottsdale
"Funk Me I'm Famous Baby!" Half-off everything until 10 p.m. Cristal toast at midnight (Cristal not included). 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-425-0111.
MVP Sports Bar
6001 North 43rd Avenue, Phoenix
Prizes, food, and karaoke. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-973-2018.
7340 East Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale
"Mystified '05 Erotic New Year's Night." Different themes in each room, and entertainment by DJs Rectangle, MCB, Josh Royal, and Vance Rodgers. One-cent cocktails available from 9 to 10 p.m. VIP tables available for $600 (includes a bottle of Dom Perignon, appetizer tray, and chocolate-covered strawberries). Reservations required for VIP tables. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $30. Call 480-970-5000.
2051 West Warner Road, Chandler
New Year's Eve party with live polka music and great food. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-821-9498 for cover.
The Old Brickhouse Grill
1 East Jackson Street, Phoenix
Party favors, and entertainment by Necronauts, and Madcap. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-258-7888 for cover.
The Other Place
7101 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale
Entertainment by Phil Hendricks, party favors, dancing. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call 480-948-7910.
3045 North 16th Street, Phoenix
$7 buckets of Bud Light, complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Entertainment by DJ Jeremy, and drag queen Sandra Extasis. No cover for women and drag queens. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-263-8424.
4338 West Bell Road, Glendale
Buffet with all-you-can-eat prime rib, seafood, ham, lasagna, and desserts, entertainment by DJ Russ Knight, party favors, and champagne toast. Reservations suggested. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $25 cover (does not include tax and gratuity). Call 602-547-9406.
The Rhythm Room
1019 East Indian School Road, Phoenix
Music by Big Pete Pearson Blues Band. Party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 8 p.m., music at 9 p.m. $10 cover. Call 602-265-4842.
Rockin' R Ranch
6136 East Baseline Road, Mesa
Chuckwagon supper, Western stage show, and entertainment by the Rockin' R Wranglers. 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. $17 cover. Call 480-832-1539.
Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub
906 East Camelback Road, Phoenix
New Year's Eve bash with music by O'Carroll's Gate, party favors, and drink specials. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 cover (includes a drink). Call 602-241-1916.
7777 South Pointe Parkway West, Phoenix
Buffet, prizes, balloon drop, champagne toast, and entertainment by Peso Dollar Band. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $21.95. Call 602-431-6474.
Sail Inn Bar & Grill
26 South Farmer Avenue, Tempe
New Year's Eve show with Xtra Ticket. Call 480-921-1775 for information.
21001 North Tatum Boulevard, Phoenix
"It Will Snow At Scorch." Entertainment by Energy 92.7, and En Masse. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-513-7211 for cover.
Séamus McCaffrey's Irish Pub
18 West Monroe Street, Phoenix
New Year's package includes prime rib dinner, a room at the San Carlos Hotel, entertainment by Dan McGuinness, party favors, and champagne toast at midnight. Package costs $199 per couple (includes drinks, dinner and room). Noon to 2 a.m. Call 602-253-6081.
3114 East Cactus Road, Phoenix
"Club Shep" rings in the new year "Hawaiian-style." Everybody gets a lei. Entertainment by DJ D.M.X., and M.C. Precision. Noon to 2 a.m. Free. Call 602-482-0751.
7316 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale
"A Private Affair." Two rooms of world-class music, including global house blends, upscale rock, and hip-hop fusion. Entertainment by DJ Roach. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-663-6620 for cover.
Steel Horse Saloon
1768 West Bell Road, Phoenix
$1.50 U-call-its on wine and beer, fish fry ($7.25), and music by Third Degree. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-942-8778 for cover.
7333 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
'70s theme with disco balls. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15. Call 480-970-6969.
3102 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
A special dinner selected by the chef precedes a Hef and bunny-style blowout. Entertainment provided by Chalmer's Greenand hip-hop DJ M2. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $2. Call 480-970-6556.
930 East University Drive, Suite D1-201, Tempe
Comedian Frank Caliendo from Mad TVand NFL on Foxheadlines. 8 and 10 p.m., $20. Call 480-921-9877.
Terrace Cafe at Hyatt Regency
122 North Second Street, Phoenix
Groove Merchants, and DJ Rayin the hotel atrium. Dinner menu includes portobello mushroom ragout, pan-roasted Atlantic salmon, champagne shrimp scampi, and prime rib. $29.50 per adult, $19.50 for children 12 and under. 4:30 to 10 p.m. Reservations suggested. Call 602-252-1234.
Tupelo Tap Room
1615 West Camelback Road, Phoenix
College football, fish fry, and entertainment by Big Mamma and Whitebread. Call 602-274-1513 for information.
Uncle Charlie's American Grill
5285 West Bell Road, Glendale
"Eat-Drink-Play-Party" with steak, seafood, pasta, and pizza specials, $2 Coors bottles, free arcade games, Suns tickets, and a "grab-for-cash machine." Entertainment by DJ Terrance. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover after 9 p.m. Call 602-993-5004.
The Vine Tavern & Eatery
2808 East Indian School Road, Phoenix
New Year's Eve bash with karaoke. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-957-9806.
1949 West Ray Road, Chandler
New Year's Eve party with Soul Solution. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 cover (includes party favors and champagne). Call 480-732-0929.
Wet Willy's Baja Cantina
16041 North Arrowhead Fountain Center Drive, Glendale
Party favors, free champagne toast at midnight, drink specials on the hour. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-486-9500.
Yucca Tap Room
29 West Southern Avenue, Tempe
Live music by Grave Danger. 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-967-4777.
1925 South Sossaman Road, Mesa
Fancy, fresh seafood dinners (includes a free bottle of champagne for each table), and live music. 4 to 10 p.m. Call 480-354-9752.
900 North 54th Street, Chandler
Special menu includes Chilean sea bass coriander and rock shrimp with fresh fruit tart desserts. Entertainment by Rhythm Edition. 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Reservations recommended. $65 per person until 7 p.m., $85 per person after 8:30 p.m. Call 480-785-9004.
15440 Greenway Hayden Loop, Scottsdale
Three- and four-course dinners (includes a bottle of Perrier Jouët champagne and choice of soup or salad). Entree choices are pan-seared Chilean sea bass, beef tenderloin, and rosemary chicken. Entertainment by the Zowie Bowie Band. Dinner reservations required. $75 per person for 5 to 6:30 p.m. seating; $150-plus per person for 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. seating. For non-dining guests, admission is $35 per person or $50 per couple. Call 480-603-0370.
1475 West Elliot Road, Gilbert
"Game Night: Come play your favorite games at Buffalo Wild Wings." 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call 480-813-9464.
1954 South Dobson Road, Mesa
Dinner in a romantic setting on the lake (reservations required). Entertainment provided by The William Hewes Duo. 5 p.m. to midnight. Call 480-897-0140.
Casey Moore's Oyster House
850 South Ash Avenue, Tempe
Free champagne, hats and noisemakers, plus a special menu featuring prime rib and lobster tails. No cover for the first 2,005 people. Call 480-968-9935.
Christopher's Fermier Brasserie & Paola's Wine Bar
2584 East Camelback Road, Phoenix
Five-course prix-fixe feast, plus a limited à la carte menu and champagne specials. 5 p.m. to midnight. $75 per person ($125 per person if you'd like wine pairings included), plus tax and gratuity. Call 602-522-2344.
Compass Restaurant at Hyatt Regency
122 North Second Street, Phoenix
"A Starry Night" New Year's Eve dinner. Menu includes appetizers such as "Duet of Beets" and "Diver Scallops Rockefeller," entrees such as grilled veal chop, green tea noodles, and chicken breast with lobster ragout, and "Painter's Paletter" for dessert. 5 to 10:30 p.m. $99 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations required. Call 602-440-3166.
Deemo's American Grill
2501 East Camelback Road, Suite 30, Phoenix
Dinner for two includes three courses (salad, entree, dessert, and a bottle of champagne). 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. $75. Call 602-381-6870.
Deseo at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale
Chef Mark Dow has created a special menu, with three-course meals for the first seating (begins at 6 p.m.) and four-course meals for the second seating (begins at 8 p.m.). Beverages excluded. $66 for first seating, $95 for second seating (includes party favors and champagne toast at midnight). Reservations required. At 11 p.m., Deseo becomes "Club Deseo," with a nightclub atmosphere and party favors. $10 cover. Call 480-624-1030.
Different Pointe of View
11111 North Seventh Street, Phoenix
"New Year's Eve with Elegance Above All." Special menu includes milk-fed rack of lamb, prime filet mignon, vegetable lasagna, and roasted young pheasant breast. Dinners include appetizers, soup or salad, and dessert. Reservations suggested. Khani Cole will be performing in the lounge. 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dinner $125 per person (not including tax and gratuity), lounge access $50 per person. Call 602-866-6350.
4341 North 75th Street, Scottsdale
Happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., with $4 Tabu Tinis, $5 Molokais, $4 Day Trippers and blender drinks, and appetizer specials. 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-949-8454.
2398 East Camelback Road, Phoenix
Entertainment by Delphine Cortez and Joel Robin, and a champagne toast. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-957-3214.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at DC Ranch
20753 North Pima Road, Scottsdale
A vertical countdown dinner featuring top wines from 1997-2000, a special selection of entrees, champagne toast, and live music from Harley Bonham. Call 480-538-8000.
Geordie's at Wrigley Mansion
2501 East Telawa Trail, Phoenix
Four-course pre-selected menu (reservations required), plus entertainment by Newton's Theorem. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $110 per person for dinner, no cover for lounge. Call 602-553-7382.
Havana Patio Cafe
6245 East Bell Road, Scottsdale
Music and dancing, party favors, plus "Tapas for Two": Select four tapas and a bottle of house wine or champagne. Dinner includes soup or salad, entree, and dessert. 4 to 7 p.m. $25 per person, $50 per couple. Call 480-991-1496.
7677 North Seventh Street, Phoenix
New Year's Eve Down-Home Dinner. Appetizer specials from 6 p.m. to midnight include the Cowboy Pow Pow Platter and Seafood Sparklers, dinner specials from 5 to 10 p.m. include The Patriot (breast of chicken), The King (more than a pound of Alaskan crab legs), and The All-American (16-ounce T-bone steak). 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations suggested. Call 602-870-1977.
Indian Delhi Palace
5104 East McDowell Road, Phoenix
Beer, wine, dinner buffet, soft drinks, DJs, and dancing. 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. $40. Call 602-430-2407.
11111 North Seventh Street, Phoenix
Celebration with a tropical paradise theme, entertainment by Mark Mulligan, and a buffet with a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts. 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $30 per person (includes champagne toast at midnight). Call 602-997-5850.
Macayo's on Central
4001 North Central Avenue, Phoenix
Fiesta theme party with hats, horns, party favors, complimentary buffet from 4 to 10 p.m., and DJs Mystikal, and Big Latin. 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. $5 cover. Call 602-264-6141.
Mystery Mansion Dinner Theatre
2200 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Murder at Greystone Manor, an interactive mystery play set in 1920s Hollywood, and Murder at Bedside Manor, an interactive medical mystery with crazy doctors and nurses. 8:30 p.m. to midnight. $69 plus tax and gratuity. Call 480-994-1520.
Nellie Cashman's at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale
Dine à la carte or enjoy a special four-course meal created by chef Roberto Madrid. 6 to 9 p.m. Prix-fixe menu option $50 (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations recommended. Call 480-624-1030.
Orchid's New Year's Eve Party
668 North 44th Street, Suite #115, Phoenix
A four-course dinner with champagne toast. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. $75 per person, $145 per couple. Call 602-286-9888.
Pointe in Tyme
11111 North Seventh Street, Phoenix
Special New Year's menu includes shrimp agliata, filet mignon, cast-iron seared duck breast, veal, and seared sea bass. Appetizers and desserts included in meal. 6 to 10:30 p.m. $75 to $100 per person. Reservations suggested. Call 602-866-6348.
3636 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Four-course Mexican meal and champagne margarita at 8 p.m. $35 per person, reservations required. No cover for other festivities, including a complimentary margarita toast at midnight, music, and holiday drinks like Santa's Hangover and Mexican Marmalade. Call 480-946-SALTY.
Serrano's Fish Market
3131 East Shea Boulevard, Phoenix
"La Ultima Cena"/The Last Supper of 2004. Great dinner specials, entertainment by Trio Los Betos. Average cost $10.99. 3 to 9 p.m. Call 602-765-6140.
4302 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., sushi specials, appetizers, and drink specials. 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-941-4460.
Tapino Kitchen & Wine Bar
7000 East Shea Boulevard, Suite #1010, Scottsdale
Chef James Porter has prepared special four-, five-, and six-course menus that range in price from $69 to $99. The menu includes mussel and saffron soup with Bonny Doone Vin Gris de Cigare, arugula salads with Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio, and chocolate lava cake with Warre's Late Bottled Vintage Port. Reservations are required. Call 480-991-6887.
Saturday, January 1 Bars and Clubs
132 East Washington Street, Phoenix
Sam's Cafe at Arizona Center
455 North Third Street, Phoenix
2-for-1 entrees. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost varies. Call 602-252-3545.