2003-'04 New Year's Eve Guide

The following is a select listing of concerts, balls, parties, dinners and other happenings around the Valley on New Year's Eve, Wednesday, December 31. Reservations are required in virtually all cases; be sure to ask whether price includes tax and tip. Happy New Year!

Phoenix-West Valley

Arizona Theatre Company

Herberger Theater Center

222 East Monroe

It Ain't Nothin' but the Blues. Tickets are $40-$65, and champagne will be served during intermission. Call 602-256-6995.

Paper Heart Gallery/

Portal Records

New Year's Bash

750 Grand Avenue

$7 cover. Music by Parkway Wretch, Idiot Kings, Rochambeau and more. Call 602-262-2020.

Party With the Pups

Phoenix Greyhound Park

3801 East Washington

$31.95 admission includes buffet dinner, balloon drop, party favors, champagne toast and dance music by Taylored Music. Free general admission; $3 clubhouse admission. Call 602-273-7181.

Hyatt Regency Phoenix

122 North Second Street

$239 room package includes one-night stay, balloon drop, and entertainment by Arizona Groove Merchants. $75 party ticket only per person. Call 602-252-1234.

Alice Cooper'stown

101 East Jackson

$60 per person, $100 per couple includes '20s-style speakeasy-theme party and music by Easton Ashe. Call 602-253-7337.

Armadillo Grill

1904 East Camelback

No cover. Champagne toast. Call 602-287-0700.

Autumn Court

4302 North Central

No cover. Call 602-234-0512.

Bikini Lounge

1502 Grand Avenue

No cover. Party favors and champagne. Call 602-252-0472.


12014 North 32nd Street

No cover. Pinstriped suits and silk fringe, Chicago-style party with entertainment by Angry Jon. Call 602-788-4574.

Char's Has the Blues

4631 North Seventh Avenue

$30 cover includes live blues by Frank Ace. Call 602-230-0205.

Club Central

3110 North Central, Suite 140

Free food buffet 6 to 10 p.m., free breakfast buffet midnight to 1 a.m. Balloon drop at midnight including party favors and champagne toast. Two floors of entertainment, featuring DJ music, hip-hop and R&B upstairs, with salsa and merengue downstairs. Call for cover information: 602-200-8121.

The Compass Restaurant

122 North Second Street, 24th Floor

Hyatt Regency Phoenix

$204 six-course dinner featuring Kobe beef; $85 four-course dinner with international entree. Call 602-440-3166.

Different Pointe of View

Pointe Hilton at Tapatio Cliffs

11111 North Seventh Street

$125-$150 cover includes four- or five-course dinner and live music by the Khani Cole Band. Call 602-866-6350.

Emerald Lounge

1514 North Seventh Avenue

$5 cover. Live music 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 602-256-9705.

Famous Sam's

4343 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale

$5 cover includes music by Innerprize and DJ Mega. Call 623-937-6131.

Fuel Motorsport Cafe

2827 East Bell

$5 for men, ladies free. Party favors, champagne and music by Rockit Science. Call 602-788-0500.

George & Dragon English Pub & Restaurant

4240 North Central

No cover. Celebrate New Year's at 5 p.m. (midnight London time) and at midnight, with complimentary champagne. Call 602-241-0018.

Havana Café

6245 East Bell

$95 includes "New Year's in the Tropics" party, dancing and live music. Call 602-991-1496.

Himalayan Restaurant & Lounge

10227 North Metro Parkway East

$13.95 cover includes belly dancing from 7 to 9 p.m., dinner buffet and champagne toast. Call 602-943-5222.


Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak

7677 North 16th Street

Dinner specials starting at $22.95. Call 602-870-1977.

Indiana Jean's

3593 West Northern

No cover. Steak dinners and drink specials. Call 602-841-6411.


Desert Ridge Marketplace

21001 North Tatum

$20 cover (silver package) includes DJ, dancing, games, appetizer, dessert and breakfast buffet, and champagne all night; $75 for gold package. Call 480-538-8956.

Joe's Grotto

13825 North 32nd Street

$10 includes entertainment by Dead Ant, Siphon and Dog Will Hunt. Call 602-992-1007.

Johnson's Restaurant & Bar

401 West Clarendon

$25 cover includes champagne and live entertainment with Diva Band. Call 602-279-6446.

Lantana Grille

7677 North 16th Street

$60-$75 three- or four-course dinner. Call 602-997-5850.

La Perla Cafe

5912 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale

$25 per couple includes menudo, balloon drop, giveaways, champagne toast and music by Ambicion. Call 623-939-7631.

Marcellino Ristorante

1301 East Northern

$125 per person includes several-course dinner, champagne toast, selected bottle of wine (one bottle of wine per two people) and music by DJ Raw-B. Reservations and 50 percent non-refundable deposit required. Call 602-216-0004. McCormick & Schmick's

2575 East Camelback

Full dinner menu. Call 602-468-1200.

McDuffy's Wide World of Entertainment

15814 North 83rd Avenue, Peoria

$25 Happy Hour package includes ticket to Phoenix Coyotes game, appetizer, free beverages and tee shirt. No cover after the game. Party favors, dancing and champagne toast. Call 480-334-5000.

McDuffy's Peoria

15814 North 83rd Avenue, Peoria

$20 cover includes dancing, party favors, champagne and DJ music. Call 623-334-5000.

Pointe in Tyme

Pointe Hilton at Tapatio Cliffs

11111 North Seventh Street

$75-$100 three- or four-course dinner. Call 602-866-6348.

Rhythm Room

1019 East Indian School

$12 cover. Entertainment by Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns featuring Small Paul. Call 602-265-4842.

Shannon's Grill

1334 East Chandler Boulevard, Phoenix

No cover. Dancing and karaoke. Call 480-283-8750. Sky Lounge Rainbow Room

132 East Washington

$10 cover includes high-energy dance music upstairs, house music downstairs and gay videos. Call 602-518-6218.

Sophie's Bistro

2320 East Osborn

$70 cover includes six-course menu, champagne toast and live music. Call 602-956-8897.

Steel Horse Saloon

1768 West Bell

No cover. Free breakfast, champagne toast and music by Third Degree. Call 602-942-8778. Terrace Cafe

Hyatt Regency Phoenix

122 North Second Street

$29.50 prime rib and scampi buffet. Call 602-440-3180.

Uptown 713, An American Bistro

713 East Palo Verde

$65 includes five-course dinner, dancing, champagne and live jazz with Doc Jones and Company. Call 602-274-1332.

Vine Tavern and Eatery

4855 East Warner, Ahwatukee

$15 cover for men, $10 for women includes sumo and baby oil wrestling, wet tee shirt contest and music by DJ Rudy. Call 480-893-6525.

Scottsdale-Paradise Valley

Fort McDowell Casino Disco Party

Two miles past Shea Boulevard on Fort McDowell Road, Fountain Hills

No cover. Food and drink specials and live music from Platinum Groove. 480-837-4724.

Scottsdale's Ultimate Block Party

Craftsman Court, between Third and Fifth avenues

$20 admission into four bars on one street, including three stages with eight DJs and performances by Alien Ant Farm, Trik Turner and The Chadwicks. www.openairevents.com

Doubletree La Posada Resort

4949 East Lincoln Drive,


$82.50 cover includes five-course dinner with sparkling wine, party favors and live entertainment; $25 party follows on Terrace Lounge with champagne toast and entertainment by Dianne Lindsay Band. Call 602-952-4905.

Anderson's Fifth Estate

6820 East Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale

$10 cover includes champagne toast, two DJs and two dance floors. Call 480-994-4168. Cabana's

6810 East Fifth Street, Scottsdale

No cover. $1 keg beer all night, champagne toast and entertainment by Hpnotiq Jacuzzi. Call 480-421-9055.

Chances Are Restaurant & Lounge

7570 East Sixth Avenue, Scottsdale

$75 for dinner and entertainment by Jimmy Snowden. Call 480-994-4338.

Eli's American Grille

7000 East Shea, Scottsdale

$10 cover, $65 dinner. Live music by Escapade. Call 480-948-9800.

Farrelli's Cinema Supper Club

14202 North Scottsdale Road, No. 114, Scottsdale

$6 movie ticket, plus the cost of dinner. Call 480-905-7200.

Jet Lag Lounge

7908 East Chaparral, Scottsdale

$26.95 cover includes dinner, live jazz and dancing. Call 480-941-9144.

Jilly's American Grill

7301 East Butherus, Scottsdale

$29.95 includes a four-course dinner, champagne, dancing, party favors and entertainment by TATE. Call 480-368-8663.


7111 East Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale

$20 admission to Scottsdale Ultimate Block Party includes performances by Radar, Soloman and Sean Morley. Call 480-970-6398. NOYZ Nightclub

4224 North Craftsman Court, Scottsdale

No cover with block party ticket. DJ music, special dinner menu. Call 480-941-9333.

The Other Place Restaurant

7101 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale

No cover. Dancing, party favors and entertainment by Phil Hendricks. Call 480-948-7910.

Pattie's 1st Avenue Lounge

7220 East First Avenue, Scottsdale

No cover. Complimentary champagne toast, and hip-hop and Top 40 DJ music by Pedro. Call 480-990-0103.


7363 Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale

$60 cover includes dinner, flamenco shows and salsa dancing. Call 480-990-9026.

Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse

23023 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

$12 for adults, $10 for children for admission to outdoor Family Desert Party with fireworks, dancing to live country music, marshmallow roast and kids' games. $49.95 for dinner package including dance instruction, party favors, balloon drop, champagne toast and live band. Call 480-502-5600.

Redfish Seafood Grill & Bar

7401 East Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Scottsdale

$50 per couple includes "Dinner and Dancing on Bourbon Street," champagne and live music. Call 480-998-6995.

6th Avenue Bistro

7150 East Sixth Avenue, Scottsdale

No cover. Special dinner menu. Call 480-947-6022.

Static Bar & Restaurant

7373 Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale

No cover. Sinners Ball with pole dancing competition, hosted by DJ Sinner and entertainment by E. Bomb. Call 480-990-0029.

Sugar Daddy's Blues

3102 North Scottsdale Road,


$12 cover includes drink and dinner specials and music from Knee Deep and DJ Sterling. Call 480-970-6556.

Sushi 'N Rock

15111 North Hayden, Scottsdale

No cover. Contests, karaoke and live music. Call 480-991-ROCK.

Thai Royal Barge Restaurant

8140 North Hayden, Suite H-115, Scottsdale

No cover. Free appetizer with entree purchase. Thai classical dance show. Call 480-596-1208.

TT Roadhouse Pub and Coffee House

2915 North 68th Street, Scottsdale

No cover. Party favors and champagne toast. Call 480-947-8723.

East Valley

The Improv

930 East University, Tempe

New Year's Eve at the Improv with Jeff Dunham, comic ventriloquist. $40 per person plus $2 handling fee for Show Package, which includes show and party favors, seating begins at 6 p.m. $70 per person plus $2 handling fee for Dinner and Show Package, which includes show, party favors, four-course gourmet dinner (choice of prime rib, chicken or pasta), glass of champagne for East Coast countdown, with seating beginning at 5 p.m. $85 per person plus $2 handling fee for West Coast Countdown Package, which includes show, fruit and cheese platter, party favors, balloon drop, glass of champagne for West Coast countdown, with seating beginning at 10 p.m. Call 480-921-9877.

Café Istanbul

903 South Rural, Tempe

No cover. Live belly dancing and full menu available. Call 480-731-9499.


4341 East Baseline, Gilbert

$24.95-$35.95 special New Year's Eve dinner menu. Call 480-633-9100.

Casey Moore's Oyster House

850 South Ash, Tempe

Pick up VIP cards for free admission before December 30. Call 480-968-9935.

Crabby Don's

3861 East Baseline, Gilbert

No cover. Giveaways, drink specials and DJ music. Call 480-558-7540.

Dos Gringos Trailer Park

216 East University,


No cover. Corona toast at midnight. Call 480-968-7879.

Famous Sam's

940 North Alma School, Chandler

$8 cover includes dancing, party favors, champagne and live music. Call 480-812-1177.

First Round Draft Sports Grill

1520 West Warner, Gilbert

No cover. Drink specials, party favors, champagne toast and karaoke. 480-497-2445.


Arizona Mills Mall

5000 Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe

$15 admission to "Noon Year's Eve" begins at 11 a.m. and includes balloon drop, cider toast and three hours of unlimited video game play. Call 480-839-4263.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

420 South Mill, Tempe

$10 cover includes dancing and live music by Walt Richardson. Call 480-736-0033. Grilled Expedition

740 South Mill, Tempe

No cover. Drink specials, adult beverage "buffet." Call 480-317-0600.

Iguana Mack's

1347 North Alma School, Chandler

$10 cover includes breakfast buffet and entertainment by Chalmers Green. Call 480-899-6735.

Jilly's American Grill

825 North 54th Street, Chandler

$29.95 includes a four-course dinner, champagne, dancing, party favors and entertainment by DJ Mario. Call 480-763-6909.

John Henry's Fine Dining

909 East Elliot, Tempe

No cover. Dinner, dancing and entertainment by Bob Bouchard. Call 480-730-9009.

Johnny Gee's

7200 West Chandler Boulevard, Chandler

No cover. Drink specials, dancing and food all night. Call 480-961-3080.

Long Wong's

701 South Mill, Tempe

$6 cover. Champagne toast and music by Pistoleros, Dead Hot Workshop, Gloritone and Steppchild. Call 480-966-3147.

Maloney's on Campus

955 East University, Tempe

No cover. Free champagne toast. Call 480-894-2224.


230 West Fifth Street, Tempe

$5 cover includes drink specials, party favors, champagne toast and music by DJ Soulman. Call 480-966-5600.

Mill Cue Club

607 South Mill, Tempe

$10 includes dancing and music by DJ Steve Tingle. Call 480-966-0068.

The Other Place

1644 South Dobson, Mesa

$21.95 for prime rib buffet. Call 480-831-8877.

The Owl's Nest

501 South Mill, Third Floor, Tempe

No cover. Giveaways and live DJs. Call 480-967-3060. Priceless Inn

5014 South Price, Tempe

Your Ticket to New Years. Music by Xtra Ticket and Bad Shoe. Call 480-897-1466.

Redfish Seafood Grill & Bar

2530 West Chandler Boulevard, Chandler

$50 per couple includes "Dinner and Dancing on Bourbon Street," champagne and live music. Call 480-821-1455.


2020 North Arizona Avenue, Suite 968, Chandler

No cover. Dancing and live country music. Call 480-722-9722.

Stray Cat Bar & Grill

2433 East University, Tempe

No cover. Prime rib dinner, $10 bottomless beer and champagne toast. Call 480-415-0155.

Sushi TV Bar

848 North Gilbert Road, Gilbert

No cover. Drink specials. Call 480-892-1514.

Tasty Kabob

1250 East Apache, Tempe

No cover. Call 480-966-0260.

Tempe Improv Comedy Theater

930 East University, Tempe

Entertainment by Jeff Dunham and Mark Eddie. Call 480-921-9877 for ticket prices.

Vine Tavern

6102 East Main, Mesa

No cover. Live music by Matt Tener and Gregory Albert. Call 480-396-2472.

Woodshed I

19 West Baseline, Tempe

No cover. Party favors, dancing and music. Call 480-831-9663.

Yucca Tap Room

29 West Southern, Tempe

No cover. Party favors and live music by Coyote. Call 480-967-4777. 2003-'04


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