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2000 E. Rio Salado Prkwy., Tempe
New Year's Eve Dinner featuring a "Party Chef" menu from 5 to 10 p.m. (prices vary). A raucous celebration will also be offered, promising an appetizer buffet, champagne toast, and music by Modrockers. 9 p.m. $20 (or free for dinner guests). Call 480-557-9087.
20585 N. 59th Ave., Glendale
Live music, drink specials, shrimp and prime rib dinner specials, and a midnight champagne toast. 11 p.m. Call 623-566-8100.
Dos Gringos Mesa
1958 S. Greenfield Rd.
Mad Hatter's New Year's Eve Tea party with $4 sweet tea vodkas and Captain 100s, as well as DJ Al spinning the hits, 10 p.m. Call 480-633-5525.
713 E. Palo Verde Dr.
Buffet, music by DJ Chazbill, and more. Reservations required. $29.95 per person. Call 602-277-1151.
Iguana Mack's Arizona Roadhouse
1371 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler
DJs, dancing, and a midnight champagne toast. 4 p.m., $10 cover after 9 p.m. Call 480-899-6735.
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
In addition to a special New Year's Eve fixed-price menu, surf-and-turf dinners will be available for $39.95. 4 p.m. Call 480-419-7772.
606 N. 4th Ave.
Champagne will be available for half price on New Years Eve and a special brunch will be offered from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on New Year's Day. Call 602-368-3613.
4338 W. Bell Rd., Glendale
Feast on prime rib, lasagna, shrimp jambalaya, pesto-crusted salmon and other comestibles during Padre's Auld Lang Syne affair. Party favors, DJs, dancing, karaoke, and a champagne toast are also planned. 7 p.m., $25. Call 602-547-9406.
4252 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
Treat your S.O. to an evening of bliss, including dinner for two, tickets to the New Year's party at the nearby Whisper Lounge, and two drinks. 5 p.m.-10 p.m., $65 per couple. Call 480-980-0384.
7216 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale
Enjoy a five-course classic French dinner with paired wines and all of the trimmings. 5 p.m. $85 per person ($25 extra for paired wine flights). Call 480-991-6887.
Four Valley locations
Ring in the new year at each location with live music, DJs, dancing, ice luges, heated patios, hotties sporting body paint, and more. Drink specials include $49.99 Cuervo bottle service (with complimentary mixers), $2 Captain Morgan beverages, 50-cent Coronas from 11 p.m. to midnight, and more. 8 p.m. Call 480-922-6274.
2566 E. Camelback Rd.
Kappa Alpha Psi's New Year's Eve Groove 2010 with a red carpet, champagne, and two rooms of DJs spinning R&B, hip-hop, and Top 40. 9 p.m.; $30 singles, $50 couples. Visit phoenixkappasnewyears.eventbrite.com.
Sign of the Whale
1706 E. Warner Rd., Tempe www.signofthewhaleaz.com
New Year's Eve dinner with karaoke and plenty of a la carte menu selections. 5 p.m. Call 480-777-1414.
SKYE Fine Dining & Live Entertainment
16844 N. Arrowhead Fountatin Center, Peoria
This West Valley nightspot will offer a lavish celebration boasting a four-course dinner, live entertainment from Terrry & Anne Davies and the Skye Band, and champagne at midnight. 7 p.m., $150. Call 623-334-0010.
25 W. Van Buren St. Sleuth your ways through the interactive Mystery Mansion Dinner Theater while partaking in a three-course dinner with complimentary glass of champagne or wine, party favors, and other games and prizes. 7:30 p.m., $65. Call 480-994-1520.
Squaw Peak Café
2333 E. Thomas Rd.
Dine in style with a three-course selected menu (which includes a glass of champagne). 5-10:30 p.m., $17.50 per person. Call 602-957-1910.
BARS & CLUBS
4282 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
Underage revelers can celebrate the New Year during the all-ages "Leavin' '09 & Bringin' in the Dyme" party, which runs until 4 a.m. and features live shower shows, a full hookah bar, casino games, energy drinks, and the trio of DJ Nforce, Jon Amaral, and DJ Breez on the wheels of steel. 9 p.m., $20 before 10:30 p.m. Call 480-264-8300.
7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
Blast-off into the next decade at the Space Odyssey 2010 party, which features laser light shows, astronaut break dancers, groovy go-go girls, and beats from DJ J. Alan and DJ Swerv. 9 p.m.; $28 for singles, $48 for couples (or $38 for a three-club pass providing access to Myst and Suede). Call 480-970-1112.
The Big Bang
501 S. Mill Ave.
Live dueling piano entertainment will be offered all evening with a free toast at midnight. Table reservations are also available (and include a free bottle of champagne). 6 p.m. Call 480-557-5595for cover.
Big Fish Pub
1954 E. University Dr., Tempe www.myspace.com/azbigfish
Black Diamond Promotions offers a hip-hop hootenanny with performances from Vendetta Kingz, Jeopardyzd Productions, DJ J20, PornoGrafick, 520 Boyz, and more. 9 p.m., $10. Call 480-449-3474.
12014 N. 32nd St.
New Year's Eve Bash featuring no cover, complimentary champagne toast, music by Terashain, and more. 9 p.m. Call 602-788-4574.
28244 N. Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek
Bid farewell to 2009 by supping on special menu selections, listening to the rock jams of Pete and the Shortcummings, and participating in a midnight champagne toast. 6 p.m. Call 480-538-8008.