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
Ain't Nobody's Bizness
3031 East Indian School Road
New Year's Eve bash featuring drink specials, giveaways, champagne toast at midnight, and DJ Tsunami spinning hip-hop and dance hits. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-224-9977.
718 North Central Avenue
New Year's Eve Open House Party with specials on champagne (and a toast at midnight), party favors, crazy hats, and DJs spinning dance and house music in all three areas of the club (including the Malibu Beach Bar and Club Miami). 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. $5 cover after 10 p.m. 21-and-over. Call 602-258-6122.
Arizona Beach Club
430 North Scottsdale Road, Tempe
New Year's Eve party with DJs Rephil and Greggy D, as well as a live broadcast by KISS-FM 104.7 with Big Chino at 1 a.m., balloon drop for cash prizes, and drink specials all night long. 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. 18-and-over, bar with ID. Call 480-446-3100 for cover.
417 South Winchester Road, Apache Junction
New Year's Eve bash with party favors, drink specials, money balloons, midnight champagne toast, and music from Larry Clark & His Greywolf Band. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-983-6115.
7340 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
"The Burlesque Ball" with 1-cent cocktails available from 9 to 10 p.m., and DJs Phantom and Swerve spinning dance and Top 40. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $30 per person, $40 for admission to Myst and Suede also, and $50 for couples. Call 480-970-1112.
The Bash on Ash
230 West Fifth Street (inside McDuffy's), Tempe
Grateful Dead New Year's Eve party with music from XTRA Ticket, drink specials, and party favors. 10 p.m. $10. Call 480-966-5600.
BJ's Sports Grill
4920 West Thunderbird Road
New Year's Eve bash with music from Lock 44. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-863-9380 for cover.
7125 East Fith Avenue, Scottsdale
"New Year's Eve Exclusive Event" with one-cent cocktails all night, live entertainment, a fully catered breakfast at 2 a.m., and more. 8 p.m. $100. Call 480-945-9028.
Buzz the Original Funbar
10345 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
New Year's Eve bash hosted by Power 92.3 DJs Fashen and Circle, with party favors, 2-for-1 super-premium drinks until 9 p.m., a $10 cover until 9 p.m., and a midnight champagne toast. 7 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Call 480-991-3866.
Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill
4747 East Elliot Road
Mardi Gras New Year's Eve party featuring music from DJ Shye, and a balloon drop with prizes and champagne toast at midnight. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-893-6630.
Casey Moore's Oyster House
850 South Ash Avenue, Tempe
Tempe's favorite neighborhood bar promises free hats and horns, "lots of noise," and free champagne for the toast at midnight. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-968-9935.
727 West Camelback Road
Champagne, party favors, drink specials, line-dancing lessons at 8 p.m. with Frank, and more. Open until 4 a.m. Call 602-265-0224 for cover.
Chasers Bar & Night Club
8005 East Roosevelt Street, Scottsdale
New Year's Gala with drink specials and music from Lady Elaine, Franko Ditty Danko, A Few Random Drunks, and Heroic Dose. 21-and-over. 9 p.m. $5. Call 480-945-4585.
2740 West North Lane
Party down at this swank New Year's Eve fete featuring premium penny drink specials until 11 p.m. on such liquors as Hennessey and Hypnotiq, a breakfast buffet at 12:30 a.m., and party favors. 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. $15 for the first 400 guests. Call 602-943-4646.
Coyote Hill Bar & Grill
12417 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale
Country superstar Shooter Jennings headlines this New Year's Eve party, which also offers music from Shelly Fairchild, as well as a custom motorcycle show, party favors, and a champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $25. Call 623-536-7711.
5944 West Bethany Home Road, Glendale
Rock in the New Year with music from Nunzilla, The Mongoloids, The Dropouts, and Asses of Evil. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $3. Call 623-939-8709.
222 East University Drive, Tempe
"Boycott Mill Party" with music from RUN, $2 drink specials, $3 FCUK Mill shots, and a "Champagne of Beers" toast at midnight. Runs until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-967-7744.
Dave's Place Cocktails
2710 West Bell Road
Drink specials, champagne toast at midnight, food and fun, party favors, pool, and darts. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-866-9898.
Dos Gringos Trailer Park
1001 East Eighth Street, Tempe
"A Toast With Dos" party featuring $2 We-Call-Its starting at 7 p.m. and music from the Chris Tafoya Band starting at 9 p.m. Runs until 2 a.m. $5 cover after 8 p.m. Call 480-968-7879.
Drift Restaurant & Tiki Bar
4341 North 75th Street, Scottsdale
Celebrate the New Year tiki-style with themed drinks like The Evil Bastard, Pigmy Pigmy, and The Painkiller, and food served until midnight. 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-949-8454.
4343 North Seventh Avenue
Midnight champagne toast, party hats and favors, and DJ Domenica spinning hip-hop. Open until 2 a.m. $5. Call 602-279-0388.
Friendly Irish Pub
1423 South Country Club Drive, Mesa
New Year's Eve party with drink specials, midnight champagne toast, buffet at 1 a.m., and more. 8 p.m. No cover. Call 480-464-8030.
George & Dragon English Restaurant and Pub
4240 North Central Avenue
Get twice the fun with a U.K. New Year's Bash at 5 p.m. and then the U.S. New Year's Eve Bash at midnight. Both offer free party favors, drink specials, and more. Runs until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-241-0018.
2017 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
New Year's Eve party with live music, drink specials and free champagne. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-588-5930.
Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant
420 South Mill Avenue, Suite 201, Tempe
"Rock In the New Year" with music from Walt Richardson, and more. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-736-0033.
Graham Central Station
7850 South Priest Drive, Tempe
New Year's Eve celebration featuring $1.25 U-Call-Its until 8 p.m., as well as a free buffet, champagne toast, and balloon drop at midnight. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover until 8 p.m. Call 480-496-4336.
Greenway Village Cocktails
3143 East Greenway Parkway
Midnight champagne toast, food and drink specials, party favors, billiards, darts, and shuffleboard. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-971-5523.
Half Moon Sports Grill (all locations)
288 East Greenway Parkway, 602-993-6600
2121 East Highland Avenue, 602-977-2700
325 West Elliot Road, Tempe, 480-456-9400
Partake in $3.50 Skyy martinis, $3.50 Long Island Iced Teas, $2.50 Fat Tires, food service until 11 p.m., good music, and upbeat videos. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
6895 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek
Harold's New Year's Eve party with dinner, midnight champagne toast, party favors, a midnight breakfast buffet, and music from Western Fusion at 9 p.m. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $50 per person. Call 480-488-1906.
2610 West Baseline Road, Mesa
"New Year's Evil" with such drink specials as $3 Deer's Blood shots, $3 Charles Bronsons, and $3 import bottles, as well as music from Rudy's Arcade, and more. Runs until 2 a.m. Call 480-820-7117 for cover.
13825 North 32nd Street
New Year's Eve Sinner's Ball with free food, champagne, party favors, adult toy giveaways, and music from E-Bomb, Arvins Gardens, and Downward Dog. Open until 2 a.m. $10. Call 602-992-1007.
5110 East McDowell Road
New Year's Eve goes punk rock with live music from Last Laugh, Soldier 76, Patton's Legion, Dick Hazard, Downplay, Walt Flannigan's Dog, 80D, and Hero, as well as party favors, drink specials, prize giveaways, balloon drop, and a champagne toast at midnight. 21-and-over. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-225-0307 for cover.
12601 North Paradise Village Parkway West
New Year's Eve party with music by Spectrum and drink specials. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-765-0059.
Last Exit Bar & Grill
1425 West Southern Avenue, Tempe
New Year's Eve celebration with music from Ghetto Cowgirl, Dead Hot Workshop, Let Go, and Domo. 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-557-6656.
Maloney's on Campus
955 East University Drive, Tempe
Drink specials, DJ spinning the latest hits, and a midnight champagne toast. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-894-2224.
Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 West Peoria Avenue, Glendale
New Year's Eve bash with dancing in the main bar, karaoke in the MarcTini Lounge, two DJs, free hats and noisemakers, and a complimentary champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free before 9 p.m., $5 afterward. Call 623-842-1053.
15814 North 83rd Avenue, Peoria
"Don't Miss the Kiss" party with dancing, DJs, party favors, champagne, and a balloon drop at midnight. Runs until 2 a.m. Call 623-334-5000 for cover.
7340 East Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale
"For Your Eyes Only," with prizes, cabaret shows, and The Ballroom transforming into a "burlesque casino." Attendees receive party favors and champagne, while DJ J. Alan works the turntables, and more. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $30 per person, $40 for admission to Axis/Radius and Suede also, and $50 for couples. Call 480-970-5000.
O'Kelley's Sports Bar
2120 West Guadalupe Road, Mesa
Live music from 68 Guns, party favors, drink specials, and a midnight champagne toast. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-756-6069.
Pappy's Sports Bar
11801 North 19th Avenue
New Year's Eve celebration with country music by the Smokin' Boots, karaoke, party favors, and food and drink specials. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-944-3992.
1700 West Drake Drive, Tempe
3rdEyeTheory presents Opulence, with a martini and champagne bar, butler-passed hors d'oeuvres from 10 to 11:30 p.m., fashion show, manicures, massages, two dance floors and three DJs, including DJ Robby Pinnamaneni spinning hip-hop, R&B, Bhangra, and Hindi. 9 p.m. Call 480-551-3970 for cover.
4540 North Seventh Street
New Year's Eve celebration with free champagne, party favors, and a drag show by Barbara, Phaedra, and Devina. 9:45 p.m. No cover. Call 602-277-2121.
1019 East Indian School Road
New Year's Eve spectacular with party favors, a champagne toast, and music from the Big Pete Pearson Blues Band. 8 p.m. $10. Call 602-265-4842.
Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub
906 East Camelback Road, Phoenix
New Year's Eve party with music from O'Carroll's Gate, prize giveaways, drink specials, and a midnight champagne toast. 8 p.m. $10 cover (which includes a drink ticket). Call 602-241-1916 for cover.
R.T. O'Sullivan's (both locations)
6646 East Superstition Springs Boulevard, Mesa
1010 West Southern Avenue, Mesa
New Year's Eve party with DJs, balloon drops and champagne toasts at midnight, dancing, and $1,000 in door prizes (with two tickets to the Fiesta Bowl being given away at the Southern Avenue location). 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. $10 cover after 8 p.m. Call 480-396-9933 and 480-844-1290.
Rusty Spur Saloon
7245 East Main Street, Scottsdale
New Year's Eve extravaganza with drink specials, and music by Psychobilly Rodeo. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call 480-425-7787.
93 East Southern Avenue, Tempe
New Year's Eve Seduction Night featuring a buffet, drink specials, games, prizes, belly dancing by the Bedouin Tribe, music by Phunkthouse & Legacy, and a free champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. 21-and-over. $20 per person, $30 for couples, and $200 for the VIP package (which includes a hotel room, free drinks, and limo shuttle service). Call 602-953-2728.
2701 East Indian School Road
Huge New Year's Eve party with free hats, noisemakers, and complimentary champagne at midnight. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-956-8998.
Sixshooters Sports Grill
7611 West Thomas Road
Old-school New Year's Eve bash with Mega 99.3. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15. Call 623-247-8540.
The Starlight Room
16737 East Parkview Avenue, Fountain Hills
Night at the Starlight with live music by the Terry McFee Orchestra and Al Raitano, a performance by Forever Young Dance Studio, hors d'oeuvres, party favors, dancing, a midnight champagne toast, and more. 8 p.m. $55 -$60. Call 480-837-2598.
Steel Horse Saloon
1768 West Bell Road
New Year's Eve celebration with party favors, complimentary breakfast from 11:30 p.m. until the food's gone, champagne toast at midnight, and music by Sluggo. Runs until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-942-8778.
7333 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
"Bubbly" party with 1-cent drinks from 9 to 10 p.m., party favors, splits of champagne, and DJ MCB spinning hip-hop, R&B, Top 40, and house. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15. Call 480-970-6969.
3102 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
This Scottsdale nightspot rolls out the red carpet (quite literally) for its "Paparazzi Party," in addition to offering a free champagne toast at midnight, and live music from The BlackMoods on the main stage and DJ Devine on the patio. Open until 2 a.m. $2. Call 480-970-6556.
3108 East McDowell Road
Kadywompa's New Year's Eve Casino Night with comedy skits, DJ, food, and casino games. 7 p.m. $5. Call 602-267-8707.
Tropicana Cafe & Sports Bar
9401 West Thunderbird Road, Peoria
Ring in the New Year with karaoke and drink specials. Runs until 1:30 a.m. No cover. Call 623-972-9776.
2915 North 68th Street, Scottsdale
New Year's Eve celebration with party hats, noisemakers, and free champagne at midnight. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-947-8723.
The Wild Card
801 North Arizona Avenue, Chandler
Black-tie New Year's Eve party with hors d'oeuvres, party favors, drag show, DJ, and a bottle of champagne for each table. 9 p.m. $15. Call 480-857-3088.
Yucca Tap Room
29 West Southern Avenue, Tempe
Performances by Steppchild and Flathead, party favors, drink specials, and a midnight champagne toast. 9 p.m. No cover. Call 480-967-4777.