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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.
Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort
5401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Entertainment by Mackenzie Road, dinner. 8 p.m. to midnight. Call 480-949-3917 for reservations.
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.