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Pepin 7363 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale www.pepinrestaurant.com Salsa New Year's Eve Dance Party with free appetizers until 11 p.m., penny drinks, party favors, a midnight champagne toast, and plenty of dancing to salsa, merengue, and bachata music. 9:30 p.m.-4 a.m. $15. Call 480-990-9026.
Sushi Roku 7277 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale This hot Scottsdale eatery features a special five-course New Year's Eve menu (including such entrée selections as premium wagyu beef from Japan or an assortment of sushi). Seatings are available at 6:30-7:30 p.m. ($125 per person) and at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ($150 per person). Patrons can also receive discounted admission to the W Scottsdale's New Year's festivities. Call 480-970-2121.
BARS & CLUBS
16th Street Sports Bar 6522 N. 16th St. Catch all the bowl game action on this joint's many TVs. Thursday, Jan. 1, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-620-5573.
Axis/Radius 7340 E. Indian Plaza www.axis-radius.com The Sin City New Year's Spectacular will feature showgirls, casino tables, drink specials, and plenty of Las Vegas-style glitz and glamour. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $30 for singles, $50 for couples, and $45 for a three-club pass with access to Myst and Suede. Call 480-970-1112.
Bar Smith 130 E. Washington St. www.barsmithphoenix.com Solstice and Pinky Ring present a massive New Year's extravaganza with action on two floors. DJs Senbad, Pete "Supermix" Salaz, Sol Martinez, and K. Supreme will hold spin sessions upstairs; while the ground floor features live hip-hop from US Krew, DJ Meni One with members of No Coast, Subcitizens, DJ Skyrider, and special guests until 10:30 p.m., as well as DJ Element, DJ Benjamin Cutswell, and DJ-R on the decks. The party runs until noon the next day, with drink and bottle specials all night, breakfast at 3 a.m., and $4 vodkas, mimosas, and Bloody Marys after 6 a.m., and more. 8 p.m.-noon. $20. Call 602-229-1265.
Big Fish Pub 1954 E. University Dr., Tempe www.myspace.com/azbigfish Reggae New Year's Eve party with drink specials and music from Sinizen, Herb-N-Life, Soulafide, Cashed, Catfish Mustache, The Skacas, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $13. Call 480-947-2307.
The Blooze Bar
12014 N. 32nd St. www.myspace.com/thebloozebar New Year's Eve bash with rock from Terashain, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-788-4574.
Chasers 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale Party favors, a midnight champagne toast, $3 you-call-its and other drink specials, and music from the jukebox. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-945-4985.
CK's Tavern 4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Chandler Welcome 2009 Party with music from Cruz and the Boomers starting at 9:30 p.m., a free champagne toast, and $2.50 Corona, Corona Light, Pacifico, Dos Equis, and Heineken pints. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-706-5564.
Club Central 3111 N. Central Ave. New Year's Eve Party with R&B and old school music downstairs, and the Lady J performing R&B downstairs. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-200-8121.
Club DWNTWN 702 N. Central Ave. www.clubdwntwn.com A huge cash drop at midnight, DJs, party favors, and drink specials. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $20. Call 602-643-5114.
Club Mardi Gras & VooDoo Lounge 8040 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale www.myspace.com/mardigrasbar Rock out with music by GlamRoxx and Poison tribute UnSkinny Bop, as well as drink and food specials, a midnight champagne toast, and DJ Private spinning high-energy dance in the VooDoo Lounge. A $400 VIP package for four people includes appetizers, a bottle of Grey Goose, personal server, and ride home. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 480-970-5707.
Club Red 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe www.clubredrocks.com This Tempe nightspot will be rockin' with the music of Crooked Head Annie, Third & Maryland, 74th Street, and The Oaks, with $2 Heinekens available and a midnight champagne toast. 8 p.m. $10. Call 480-968-2114.
Coach & Willie's 412 S. Third St. www.coachandwillies.com Ritmo Latino's New Year's Eve Blowout with DJ AL3 and DJ NERD in the mix, drink specials, prizes and giveaways, and more. Dress to impress. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 after 10 p.m. Call 602-254-5272.
Dos Gringos Chandler Mexigrill 1361 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler www.dosgringosaz.com Relive the '70s, '80s, and '90s at the New Year's Eve Decade Party with a free taco buffet from 8 to 9:30 p.m., $1 Grateful Dead shots from 7 to 8 p.m., $1 Cabbage Patch shots from 8 to 9 p.m., $1 Ice Ice Baby shots from 9 to 10 p.m., DJs, and a ball drop at midnight. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-855-3303.
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.