By Robrt L. Pela
By New Times
By New Times
By Robrt L. Pela
By Robrt L. Pela
By Katrina Montgomery
By New Times
By Robrt L. Pela and Amy Silverman
Don't know about y'all, but we're more than ready to put the titanic clusterfuck that was 2008 behind us. Frankly, we're hoping to forget the past 365-odd days (with the exception of November 4, natch) and welcome 2009 with open arms and more hope than a warehouse full of Shepard Fairey posters. But first, we're gonna send this bitch out in style with an endless night of hedonistic boozing and carousing (believe us, we need it). We'll be sipping Chablis at the W Scottsdale before hanging with glammy scene kids down at the Rogue Bar. Or maybe we'll sup on sushi and sake and then dance until noon on New Year's Day with the house-music maestros at Bar Smith. The night is ours to be had and can be yours as well if you peep the following listings of select fetes and festivities going down on Wednesday, December 31 (unless otherwise specified).
See you next year.
Arizona Broadway Theatre 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria www.azbroadwaytheatre.com Cast members of A Christmas Carol and Annie Get Your Gun sing during a gala Broadway revue, and patrons can drink and sup during a lobby reception with hors d'oeuvres, as well as a three-course dinner. Deluxe party favors, dancing, a midnight countdown, and a toast are also planned. Cocktail or contemporary formalwear required. 6:15 p.m.-1 a.m. $150 per person. Call 623-776-8400.
Carefree Resort & Villas 37220 Mule Train Rd., Carefree www.carefree-resort.com EastonAshe's annual New Year's bash will feature a performance by the local rockers, party favors, champagne toast, a balloon drop, midnight countdown, and more. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. All ages. Admission, food, drink, and lodging prices vary (with various packages available). Visit www.eastonashe.net for full details.
Cave Creek Coffee Company 6033 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek www.cavecreekcoffee.com The Grateful Ball with a midnight champagne toast, and Miles and Rhonda Lester performing an evening of Grateful Dead songs. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 pre-sale, $18 at the door. Call 480-488-0603.
Celebrity Theatre 440 N. 32nd St. www.celebritytheatre.com Perennial New Year's Eve favorite Jerry Riopelle presents an evening of rootsy blues-rock. 9 p.m. $40-$95. Call 602-267-1600.
Dodge Theatre 400 W. Washington St. www.livenation.com Perpetually angry comedian Lewis Black stages some New Year's Eve stand-up. 8 p.m. $39.50-$72. Call 480-784-4444.
Fairmont Scottsdale 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale The Stone Rose Lounge hosts a sophisticated New Year's Eve soiree featuring beats by DJ P-Body, hors d'eouvres from Bourbon Steak from 8-10 p.m., a broadcast of the Times Square countdown and ball drop, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, and more. 8 p.m. $50 per person. A special $99 room rate is also available at the resort. Call 917-434-0250 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets or reservations.
Harrah's Ak-Chin 15406 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa www.harrahs.com The Cherry Poppin' Daddies will unleash their swinging ska-pop and Latin-inspired sounds during two free shows in the Oasis Lounge. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 8 and 10 p.m. Free. Call 480-802-5000.
Hyatt Regency Hotel 122 N. 2nd St. The Atrium hosts a New Year's Eve dance party with high energy Motown and R&B music from The Groove Merchants, a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight, light hors d'oeuvres, party favors, and more. Dressy casual outfits preferred. 21 and over. $89 in advance, $99 at the door (both include four drink tickets per person). 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Call 602-252-1234. The Compass Restaurant will also being serving a four-course dinner. $89 per person for adults, $40 for children 5 to 12 years. Call 602-252-1234 (extension 4510) for seating times.
Insight Bowl Sun Devil Stadium 500 E. Veterans Way, Tempe The Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-5) will face off against the Kansas Jayhawks (7-5) during the 20th annual Insight Bowl. 4 p.m. kickoff. $20-$80. Call 480-350-0900 or visit www.insightbowl.org.
Insight Fiesta Bowl Block Party Mill Avenue District, Tempe www.insightbowl.org Countless college football fans, partygoers, and revelers will cram themselves into downtown Tempe for one of the Valley's premier New Year's shindigs, which always boasts a stellar mix of music, food, and fun. The 2008 version of the event features performances by Styx and more than 40 local bands, including 60 Degrees North, Gooder, Tractor Pull Divas, What Laura Says, Peachcake, Five High, and Duct Tape Repairman. There's also freestyle motocross jumping, dueling pianos, magic shows, air guitar competitions, parades, pep rallies, food and drink vendors, the midnight countdown drop, and a fireworks show. 4 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. $20. Call 480-350-0911.
Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino 10438 N. Fort McDowell Rd., Fort McDowell Jet back to the '70s for KOOL 94.5's New Year's Eve "Rockin' in 2009" disco party, featuring groovy dance music by Wonder Boogie, appetizers, prizes and giveaways, '70s cocktail prices, a Disco Inferno ball drop and champagne toast at midnight, free souvenir photos with a psychedelic VW microbus, '80s tribute band The Whip Its performing in the Lucky 7 Saloon, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $70 in advance, $75 at the door. Call 888-695-0888.
Symphony Hall 225 E. Adams St. Vocalist Franc D'Ambrosio accompanies the Phoenix Symphony in its annual New Year's Eve concert, which features performances of Broadway hits and a rendition of Auld Lang Syne. 7 p.m. $26 to $76. Call 602-495-1999.
Scottsdale's Ultimate Block Party Craftsman Ct. between Third and Fifth aves. The annual Scottsdale New Year's Eve fete features six bands — including Gin Blossoms, The Dan Band, Dead Eyes of London, The Hypo Twins, and Flight to London — performing. Food, beverage, and street vendors will also be on hand, and a fireworks display goes down at midnight. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20 in advance, $8 before 8 p.m. See www.scottsdalesultimateblockparty.com.
Tempe Improv 930 E. University Dr., Tempe www.tempeimprov.com Stand-up comedian (and star of Frank TV) Frank Caliendo will provide some yuks during a pair of New Year's Eve gigs. There's also a midnight balloon drop and toast. $60 for the 7 p.m. show, and $65 for the 10 p.m. show. Call 480-921-9877.
W Scottsdale 7277 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale www.wscottsdalemasquerade.com New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball with a champagne toast, complimentary cocktails from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., elaborate food tastings from Sushi Roku, live performances in the Living Room and on the pool deck, a "signature W Wow Moment" at midnight, and more. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $50 for women, $100 for men. Call 480-970-2100.
Westgate City Center 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale www.westgateaz.com Westgate Rocks New Year's Eve features a "Rock of Ages" theme with fashion shows, live music entertainment all night from such folks as DJ Soulman and Metalhead, food and drink, go-go dancers, giveaways, and a "roving camera" broadcasting partygoers on the outdoor mall's gigantic video wall. $20 in advance, $30 day of the event. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 800-905-3315 or visit www.tickets.com. A "Family Fun" event will also happen in the Fountain Park with live music, group games, arts and crafts, magicians, and more. 5-10 p.m. Free. Call 623-772-4000.
The Wrigley Mansion 2501 E. Telawa Trail www.wrigleymansion.com New Year's Eve party in Geordie's Lounge with appetizers from 8 to 10 p.m., dance music by RhythmFire, and a champagne toast at midnight. A regular dinner menu will also be offered from 5 to 10 p.m. $50 per person ($25 for dinner patrons). 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-955-4079.
Blue Agave 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale New Year's Eve Bash featuring penny drinks, live music, an appearance by the Three Olives promo girls, and more 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $30. Call 480-419-6375.
Cork 4991 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler www.corkrestaurant.net A five-course prix fixe menu will be served with a choice of soup (lobster bisque or French onion), salad (organic greens or freckle), entrées (duck breast or beef tenderloin), and desserts. Live music and dancing on the patio and a complimentary Cork logo champagne flute will also be offered. The later seating also includes a champagne toast and party favors. $75 per person for the 5:30 p.m. seating, $95 for the 8 p.m. seating ($20 extra for wine pairings). Reservations requested. Call 480-883-3773.
Deemo's American Grill 2501 E. Camelback Rd. www.deemosaz.com Celebrate New Year's Eve with drink specials every hour (including $3 shots and $3.50 Corona), dancing, and DJ-Z spinning R&B, old school, cumbias, and reggaeton. The dinner package includes a three-course gourmet meal, bottle of champagne, and party favors. $50 singles, $25 couples. The party-only package features party favors, and a complimentary drink. $10 before 10 p.m., $20 afterwards. Dress to impress. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-381-6870.
Fine's Cellar 7051 E. Fifth St., Scottsdale www.finescellar.com This gourmet wine bistro will offer three New Year's Eve dining and drinking options: a four-course prix fixe dinner at 6 p.m. with three matching wines, dessert, and champagne ($95 per person); the same four-course dinner with a "Battle of the Brut" tasting of 10 classic French Brut champagnes following from 7 to 9 p.m. ($116.50 per person); or a five-course prix fixe meal matched with four wines and champagne at 8:30 p.m., as well as an after-dinner party featuring Mumm DVX Sparkling ($145 per person, $123.50 without the "Battle of the Brut"). Reservations are required. Call 480-994-3463.
Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse 6991 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale www.mastrossteakhouse.com Patrons can choose from an à la carte menu of sumptuous appetizers, gourmet entrees, and luscious desserts. Also included: live entertainment by the Crown Kings, dancing, a complimentary glass of champagne for each patron, and a toast at midnight. 5 p.m. Cost varies. Call 480-941-4700.
Mastro's Ocean Club Fish House 15045 N. Kierland Dr., Scottsdale www.mastrosoceanclub.com The gourmet seafood restaurant will offer gourmands a four-course dinner, complimentary champagne, and party favors, as well as dancing, music from Azz Izz Band, and more. Reservations are requested. 7 p.m. (with private table reservations accepted until 11 p.m.). $200 per person. Call 480-443-8555.
Mastro's Steakhouse 8852 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale www.mastrossteakhouse.com Feast on a four-course dinner, enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne, dance to the piano music of Palmer Howard, and toast to 2009 at midnight. Reservations are requested. 7 p.m. (with private table reservations accepted until 11 p.m.). $175 per person. Call 480-585-9500.
NOCA 3118 E. Camelback Rd. www.restaurantnoca.com Enjoy a sumptuous multi-course gourmet dinner with different menus for the earlier and later seatings. The 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. seatings feature chestnut soup with foie gras mousse, crab salad with avocado and citrus, an entrée choice of dayboat scallops or prime beef rib eye, dessert, and a glass of Prosecco ($75 per person). The 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. seatings include sunchoke soup with crab raviolini, Riesling poached lobster, porcini mushroom agnolotti, an entrée choice of dayboat scallops or prime beef rib eye, dessert, and a glass of Prosecco ($100 per person). Patrons can also add foie gras (for $20) or fresh truffles (for $30) to their meal. Reservations required. Call 602-956-6622.
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.
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.
Hollywood Alley 2610 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa Music by Antique Scream, The Green Lady Killers, Sister Cities, The Rebel Set, JJCnV, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-820-7117 for cover.
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 email@example.com 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.
O'Kelley's Sports Bar & Grill 2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa www.okelleysbar.com Celebrate New Year's with music from 68 Guns, drink specials, and a midnight champagne toast. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-756-6069.
Oscar Taylor 2375 E. Camelback Rd. www.otphx.com Grown & Sexy New Year's Eve Gala with two DJs on two dance floors spinning R&B and hip-hop, complimentary champagne, party favors, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 pre-sale. Call 602-954-5620.
Phase 54 1700 W. Drake Dr., Tempe Music from Killing Eve, Another Tomorrow, Arvins Garden, The Hermit Tree, Prehab, and others, as well as DJ Johnny Vegas spinning Top 40, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, prizes and giveaways, drink specials, and more. Bottle service is available for the VIP Room (complete with Jacuzzi). 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-551-3970 for cover.
Pussycat Lounge 4426 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale Keep going long after the other bars close at the After Glow after-party featuring house music from DJs Tranzit, Matty, Rani "g," FREDj, Maurice Tamraz, Freightrain, and others. The booze starts flowing again at 6 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1. 4 a.m.-noon. Call 480-481-3100.
Renee's Grand Tavern 2448 Grand Ave. Renee's First Annual New Year's Eve Bash with music from DJ Johnny Lowrider, and more 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-252-2770.
Rhythm Room 1019 E. Indian School Rd. The Rhythm Room All-Stars present their New Year's Eve Blues Spectacular with midnight champagne toast, party favors, and special guest Tomcat Courtney. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $15. Call 602-265-4842.
The Rogue Bar 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale Adios Motherfucker New Year's Eve Massive featuring DJs William Fucking Reed, Jared Alan, Sleazy Sean, Nathan Black, The Boom Kidz, PRPLHRT, Ashley Nicole, Funkfinger, and others. Giveaways, party favors, balloon drop, virtual photo booth, and open bar with penny drinks are also planned. 8 p.m.-4 a.m. $55 per person, $90 per couple. Call 480-947-3580.
Rose & Crown 628 E. Adams St. Drink specials, a DJ spinning the hits, prizes, and a midnight champagne toast. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 602-256-0223.
The Ruby Room 717 S. Central Ave. New Year's Eve Party with music by Runaway Diamonds, Fatigo, Sonorous, Acapulco Five-0, and more. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5. Call 602-258-6900.
Sandbar Mexican Grill 9868 W. Northern Ave., Peoria Beach Ball '08 featuring penny cocktails from 9-10 p.m., a free appetizer buffet, and a complimentary champagne toast and beach ball drop at midnight. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $6 for singles, $10 for couples. Call 623-877-6444.
Sandbar Mexican Grill 10050 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale Beach Ball '08 featuring DJ Repeat in the mix, a complimentary champagne toast and beach ball drop at midnight, and more. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. $6 for singles, $10 for couples. Call 480-998-8845.
San Felipe's Cantina 2000 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe www.sanfelipescantina.com/ The Tempe Marketplace drinkery presents its Beer & Booze New Year's Eve Ball with half-price on all drinks from 4 to 7 p.m., $3 Skyy you-call-its from 8 to 10 p.m., and $3 drafts from 10 p.m. to close. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-736-8226.
The Sets 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe www.thesets.com Native Soul's New Year's Eve celebration with rock and reggae from Clan/destine and special guests, drink specials, party favors, and more. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-829-1822 for cover.
Shady's 2701 E. Indian School Rd. New Year's Eve celebration featuring party favors, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and the joint's awesome jukebox. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-956-8998.
Six 7316 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale www.6az.com "New Year's Eve 2009 — A Private Affair" with complimentary cocktails from 7 to 8 p.m., complimentary hors d'oeuvres from 7 to 9 p.m., a champagne toast at midnight, and DJ Earth in the mix. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-663-6620 or visit www.6az.com for table reservations and admission info.
Steel Horse Saloon 1818 W. Bell Rd. www.steelhorsesaloon.com New Year's Eve Bash with music from Resonation. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-942-8778.
Suede Restaurant & Lounge 7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale www.suedeaz.com This tony Scottsdale club offers a Times Square-themed fete hosted by Matty Salazar, with DJ Circle on the wheels of steel, party favors, and more. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $20. Call 480-970-6969.
Tom Ryan's 70 W. Warner Rd., Chandler www.myspace.com/tomryanslounge New Year's Party with live music by Urban Country, and more 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-792-1699.
TT Roadhouse 2915 N. 68th St., Scottsdale Gigantic New Year's Eve throwdown with party favors, complimentary midnight champagne toast, and the "best fuggin' jukebox anywhere." Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-947-8723.
Yucca Tap Room 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe www.yuccatap.com New Year's Eve Party with music by Skinwalkers, Kirkwood Dellinger, The Necronauts, The Liars Handshake, Domo, & DJ Epidemic. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Call 480-967-4777.