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Dos Gringos Mesa Mexigrill 1958 S. Greenfield Rd., Mesa www.dosgringosaz.com Get shaken, not stirred, at the New Year's Eve 009 Casino Royal party featuring blackjack tables, James Bond movies and trivia, a free taco buffet from 8 to 9:30 p.m., DJs, drink specials, and a dropping of the dice at midnight. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-633-5525.
Famous Sam's 4343 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale Rockabilly from Dirty Dan and the Distributors, The Rhythm Dragons, and Voodoo Swing. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 623-937-6131.
Goat Head Saloon 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa www.goatheadsaloon.com Get truckin' to the Ticket to New Year's party with jam rock from Xtra Ticket and guests. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-464-8030 for cover.
George & Dragon English Pub 4240 N. Central Ave. Get double the fun when the pub celebrates the U.K.'s New Year at 5 p.m. and then with the rest of Arizona at midnight. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-241-0018.
Hardtailz 16816 N. 35th Ave. www.hardtailz.com New Year's Party with music from Angry Jon, drink specials, and a midnight champagne toast. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-863-3474.
Hidden House 607 W. Osborn Rd. The YO! New Year's Eve Party hosted by Al Page is guaranteed to be a crack-a-lackin' affair with DJs KGB and Kris the Fist on the ones and twos, a champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Call 602-266-1763.
Homme Lounge 138 W. Camelback Rd. www.myspace.com/phoenixhomme Party like it's 1979 at Party Foul's Boogie Nights fete, featuring specials on well drinks (10 cents until 10 p.m., $1 until 11 p.m., and $2 until midnight), giveaways, go-go dancers, a photo booth, and spin sessions by DJs Kevin the Makeout Bandit, Bigie, Epidemic, BC/AD, Craig Citizen, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $3 in costume, $5 without. Call 602-234-3023.
Jackson's on Third 245 E. Jackson St. This dope downtown Phoenix venue's Ultimate New Year's Party will feature five DJs, five bars, three dance floors, a champagne toast at midnight, party favors and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 pre-sale. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the party.
J-Heads 5110 E. McDowell Rd. www.myspace.com/vivasid Native Outlaw Entertainment's New Year's Eve Bash with party favors, midnight champagne toast, the DJs of Incyph Entertainment, autograph sessions with MMA fighters, and music from Coalition, Downplay, Existence A.D., Sheepheads, Body Part Rain, and others. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Call 602-225-0307.
Joe's Grotto 13825 N. 32nd St. www.joesgrotto.com Music from Rock Addix, party favors, a midnight champagne toast, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-992-1007 for cover.
Last Exit Bar & Grill 1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe www.lastexitlive.com New Year's Eve Bash with music from The BlackMoods, Tramps & Thieves, Dead Hot Workshop, Shelby James and the Crying Shames, and Cory Gloden. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Call 480-557-6656.
Lyte Lounge & Bistro 7419 E. Indian Plaza Rd., Scottsdale www.lytelounge.com Groove Candy celebrates New Year's Eve with hourly drink specials, and DJ M2 spinning neo-soul, hip-hop, reggae classics, and hits. Power 98.3's Karlie Hustle hosts. Elevated casual dress code. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 pre-sale, $30 at the door. Call 480-423-2027.
Maloney's on Campus 955 E. University Dr. New Year's Eve celebration with a champagne toast at midnight. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-894-2224.
Maloney's Taven 8608 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale Black & White Party featuring a champagne toast at midnight. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-889-3122.
Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife 4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale www.myspace.com/marcssportsbar New Year's Eve Bash with karaoke, DJs and dancing, party favors and noisemakers, and a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 623-842-1053.
Martini Ranch 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale www.martiniranchaz.net New Year's Eve House Party with Rebel Jack. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Call 480-970-0500.
Max & Ted's 480 Neighborhood Bar 480 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler www.maxteds480bar.com Drink specials, DJs and dancing, karaoke, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-899-2268.
McDuffy's Peoria 15814 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria www.mcduffys.com New Year's Eve Extravaganza with DJs and dancing, drink specials, party favors, and a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. Open until 2 a.m. Call 623-334-5000 for cover.
Monkey Pants & Bar & Grill 3223 S. Mill Ave., Tempe www.myspace.com/monkeypantsbar The wacky college bar in Tempe is ringing in the New Year "with midgets and peanut butter," and plenty of other crazines. Patrons wearing a diaper get $3 Three Olive Vodka drinks all night, entertainment will be provided by "polka blues band" Skip Hanson and the Blonde Pedophiles, and the first 20 couples through the door get bottle service. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-377-8100.
Myst 7340 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale www.mystaz.com Get a taste of New Year's in New Orleans with Myst's "In the Big Easy" celebration. A cocktail hour, from 9 from 10 p.m., features a jazz band, while the rest of the evening promises street performers, step dancers, a drum line, $1 Jell-O shots, $3 SoCo Lime shots, $4 Flaming Dr Pepper shots, $5 Hand Grenades and Hurricanes, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $30 for singles, $50 for couples, and $40 for a three-club pass with access to Axis/Radius and Suede. The club re-opens at 4 a.m. for the after-hours "Mystified Sunrise" party, with the bar re-opening at 6 a.m., $5 Vodka Red Bulls, $100 bottles, and spin sessions by DJ40Ford, DJ Matty, DJ Sean Essex, and DJ Soloman. 4-10 a.m. $15. Call 480-970-5000.