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BARS & CLUBS
910 N. McClintock Dr., Tempe
Power 98.3 will broadcast live from this New Year's Eve affair, which will also offer hip-hop performances, a fashion show by New World Culture, $2 drinks until 10 p.m., champagne toast at midnight, and more. 7 p.m., $15. Call 480-966-0707.
5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler
The bubbly starts pouring just before midnight while DJ Decipha from 101.5 Jamz will dropping Top 40, house music, and hip-hop all evening. VIP and table service will be available via reservation only. 9 p.m., $30. Call 800-946-4452.
7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
If the recent Guns N' Roses concert didn't whet your appetite for destruction, head to Axis/Radius for its epic "Welcome To The Jungle" New Year's Eve party. Sport your trashiest rock star attire and hang out with Steven Adler, the band's original drummer, who is scheduled to appear. 9 p.m.; $25 per person, $45 per couple. Call 480-970-1112 or see www.eegtickets.com.
7341 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale
Celebrate on all three floors of this towering tavern, which will feature dinner and DJs, and plenty of libations. Call 480-949-6535.
The Blooze Bar
12014 N. 32nd St.
The hair rockers of Lit-Up are the featured performers at this New Year's Eve hootenanny, which also will offer party favors and a midnight champagne toast. 8:30 p.m., $5. Call 602-788-4574.
1017 N. Dobson Rd., Mesa
New Year's Eve party with DJs and dancing, $2 Coors and Miller pints, and a midnight champagne toast. 8 p.m.; free for ladies, $3 for guys. Call 480-833-2226.
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe
Live music from local bands, DJ J. Paul in the mix, bottle service, dancing, and more. 8 p.m., $5 (or free for those who RSVP on Facebook). Call 480-894-1111.
CK's Tavern and Grill
4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Music by Angry Inch and drink specials. 9:30 p.m. Call 480-706-5564.
2155 E. University Dr., Tempe
The buxom beauties of Romantasy Cabaret will provide thrills aplenty during their New Year's Eve Masquerade Gala, which will include a spectacular Vaudeville-style variety show full of skits, dancing, comedy, magic, and live music by Tucson's "flamenco fusion" act Tesoro. 9:30 p.m., $25-$50. See www.brownpapertickets.com.
Clubhouse Music Venue
1320 East Broadway Road, Tempe
It seems as though a slew of hometown heroes will stage some big gigs on New Year’s Eve, whether it’s the Gin Blossoms, Authority Zero, or Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. You can also add brothers Cris and Curt Kirkwood to that list, as their seminal local band Meat Puppets — which got its start amid the chaos of Phoenix’s punk scene in the ’80s before riding a rocky road to success — will visit Clubhouse Music Venue for a special Auld Lang Syne engagement on Saturday, December 31. Flamingo and Peachcake will open the show. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $25-$35. Visit www.luckyman.com.
28244 N. Tatum Blvd., Cave Creek
New Year's Eve party with food and drink specials, party favors, live music from The Crown Kings, shuttle service, and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 6 p.m. Call 480-538-8008.
50 W. Jefferson St.
Live music by EastonAshe, midnight champagne toast, and more. Discounted table and dinner packages are also available. 6 p.m., $20 pre-sale. Call 480-719-5005.
308 N. 2nd Ave.
(and departure point for Quincy Ross' afterparty)
DJ Sean Watson will provide cheap thrills aplenty at his "Amateur Night" New Year's Eve Party inside the Crescent's lounge as he spins indie rock and obscura along with cohorts BC/AD, Benni Beatnik, The Ariel, Aaron Hempsey, Riot Earp, HartBreaks, and others. $3 drink specials available until midnight. 9 p.m., free. Call 602-716-2222.
And keep your eyes open, because after-hours party provocateur and artist Quincy Ross is planning one of his infamous underground affairs for New Year’s Eve, one that, oddly enough, will take place high above ground. Very high, in fact, as Ross and his cohorts will take over the top floor of an unspecified downtown Phoenix hotel for a soiree that will last into the next day. Four suites boasting hot tubs and other posh amenities will host DJs and other distractions, and the ballroom will screen movies. Shuttles will transport revelers from Sean Watson’s party at Crescent Ballroom. The event starts at 11 p.m. Admission is $20 pre-sale, $25-$30 at the door. See www.twitter.com/the_quincy for more details.
4312 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale
New Year's Eve extravaganza with a complimentary hosted Ciroc bar from 8-10 p.m., beats by DJ Death to the Throne, VIP packages, a midnight champagne toast, and more. 8 p.m. Call 480-747-1633.
Flanny's Bar & Grill
1805 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe
The Drive will perform, drink deals and a special menu will be offered with a champagne toast at midnight. 8 p.m. Call 480-659-0870.
4251 N. Winfield Scott Plaza, Scottsdale
The street will be fenced off on both Friday and Saturday for a two-night "Block, Beer, Booze and Booty Party." Games like giant Jenga and Connect Four will be played, the Michael Nitro Band will perform, and free champagne toasts take place as midnight strikes across different time zones. Open until 2 a.m. each night. Call 480-874-2264.