2004-'05 New Year's Eve Guide

If your idea of a fun New Year's Eve consists of sitting at home in front of the TV and doing shots of Tequila Rose while watching the ball drop in Times Square, consider this: Those poor East Coast bastards are freezing their buns off, and there are plenty of hot New Year's events right here in the Valley of the Sun. The following is a select listing of parties, dinners and events happening around the Valley on Friday, December 31, and Saturday, January 1, so you can take your pick of places to sing "Auld Lang Syne." All events are subject to change. Call the venue to confirm details.

Friday, December 31



New Year's Eve Guide 2004

Castles-n-Coasters Annual New Year's Eve Bash

9445 North Metro Parkway East, Phoenix

Christian music from local bands, unlimited rides and golf, plus 10 arcade credits. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. $12. Call 602-997-7575.

A Good Ol' Country Bash

La Mision de San Miguel

335 McKeon, Patagonia


A cowboy barbecue dinner prepared by Cecilia San Miguel, and entertainment by Dave Insley's Careless Smokers and Andy Hersey. Admission (including dinner) is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Admission for music only is $10 at the door after 8:30 p.m. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. Call 520-394-2102.

New Year's Eve Ballroom Gala

Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort

5401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale


Guy Pennacchio and the Summer Wind Band perform the music of Frank Sinatra. There will also be holiday gift displays (guests can purchase raffle tickets to win the items), party favors, a cocktail reception with appetizers, a sit-down dinner (three entree choices available), a dessert sampler, and a champagne toast and balloon drop following a viewing of the New Year's ball drop in New York City's Times Square. $125 per person. Call 480-947-5400.

New Year's Eve Ballroom Gala

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch

7500 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale


Hosted by KEZ 99.9's Marty Manning, this ballroom gala promises to ring in 2005 with luxurious style. Live entertainment will be provided by The Shining Star Band, and ticket prices include party favors, an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a sit-down dinner, a dessert sampler, and a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast. Tickets cost $150 per person, must be purchased in advance, and are only available to those 21 and over. The resort is also offering special "New Year's Eve Packages," which include admittance to the gala and resort room accommodations for one night for $640, or two nights for $912. Call 480-991-3388.

"A Night to Remember" New Year's Eve Package

Hyatt Regency Phoenix

122 North Second Street, Phoenix

Overnight package includes deluxe guest room for two, party tickets (party entertainment by The Groove Merchants and DJ Ray), eight complimentary drink tickets, champagne toast at midnight, hors d'oeuvres, party favors, and balloon drop at midnight. Package price: $249 per couple. Party-only price: $79 in advance, $89 at the door. 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Call 602-252-1234.


23023 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

Rawhide Steakhouse Party, Family Desert Party, or dinner in one of Rawhide's dining rooms. Live country band, door prizes, dancing, and fireworks. Hours and costs vary. Call 480-502-5600 for more information.

Scottsdale's Ultimate Block Party

Craftsman Court between Third and Fifth avenues, Third and Fifth avenues from Scottsdale Road to Marshall Way, and Stetson Drive to Sixth Avenue, Scottsdale


10,000 people attended last year's block party, and 18,000 are expected this year. The event begins during the day, with a High School Music Festival on Fifth Avenue at 10 a.m.. At 5 p.m., the evening festivities begin for those 21 and over. A variety of bands will be playing on three music stages, including The Chadwicks, Chalmer's Green, Chrome 9, Dimonet, 1000 Yard Stare, Simplfly, and Prince Charming. Lit, and The Fixx headline the main stage. There will also be a slew of DJs spinning hot dance tunes, food, beverages, street vendors, and fireworks at midnight. Tickets cost $35. Proceeds benefit Scottsdale and Phoenix Firefighters Charities and Scottsdale School District's music programs.

Tempe Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Block Party

Mill Avenue and Tempe Beach Park, Tempe


Food and beverage booths, interactive games, two fireworks displays, and more than 30 bands, including Smash Mouth, which headlines the main stage in Tempe Beach Park. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20 ($15 with VIP card at Fry's). Call 480-350-0911.

2004 New Year's Eve Bash at Livinghead Studios

2746 West Thomas Road, Phoenix


Many people blew their wads on Christmas shopping, but the seasonal po' folk can still get in on the action at this local music extravaganza, which features 15 bands for five bucks. In addition to performances by . . . And Guppies Eat Their Young, Natalie Espinoza of Bella, Wonderful Wednesday, The Budget Sinatra, 2nd Hand Emotion, Treasure Mammal, Asleep in the Sea, Sweet Bleeders, Colorstore, The Ruby Lee, Minibosses, Rum Tenor, Fatigo, Vin Fiz, and Oblio, there's also an open bar. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the bands begin at 8 p.m. Call 602-352-8535.

Bars and Clubs

Acme Bar & Grill

4245 North Craftsman Court, Scottsdale

Drinking and dancing, entertainment by DJ Tranzl8r. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free with admission to the Scottsdale Block Party. Call 480-990-7111.

Ain't Nobody's Bizness



3031 East Indian School Road, Suite 6, Phoenix

Champagne toast at midnight and entertainment by DJs Suzy, Statik, and Tsunami. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 602-224-9977.


7340 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale


"Vintage Hollywood." Red carpet entrance, vintage decor, celebrity impersonators, hats, party favors, and a spit of champagne. Three DJs and a live band provide entertainment. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. One-cent cocktails available from 9 to 10 p.m. $30. Call 480-970-1112.

Babe's Cabaret

2011 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

Babe's entertainers, DJ, appetizers, and dinner. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-947-9909.

Bada Boom Pasta Room's Club Boom

4151 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale

Bada Boom transforms into a club for New Year's, featuring a hip-hop and house music DJ, dancing, $2 pizza slices, and beer specials. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Call 480-214-2666.

Benchwarmer's Grill

801 South Power Road, Mesa

Karaoke, champagne toast, and party favors. 7 p.m. to midnight. No cover. Call 480-854-8670.

The Big Bang

501 South Mill Avenue, Suite B101, Tempe

Dueling pianos all night. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-557-5595.

Buzz Nightclub

10345 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

Hosted by Power 92.3, 2-for-1 drinks from 7 to 9 p.m., free party favors, and entertainment by DJs Fashen and Circle. 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. $10 cover before 9 p.m. Call 480-991-3866.

Cave Creek Coffee Company & Wine Purveyors

6033 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek


Entertainment by Eddie Elliot, and The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash. Call 480-488-0603 for more information.

Char's Has the Blues

4631 North Seventh Avenue, Phoenix


New Year's Eve party with Tall Paul. Celebration includes dinner, dancing, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $30. Call 602-230-0205.


8005 East Roosevelt Street, Scottsdale


New Year's Eve show with Slaves for Scores, Here Lies Treachery, Jason Society, and more. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-945-4585 for cover.

Chez Nous

635 West Indian School Road, Phoenix

Music by Roscoe Taylor, and Tim Forkes Experience, complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $12 cover. Call 602-266-7372.

The Clubhouse

1320 East Broadway Road, Tempe


A bash with entertainment by Authority Zero, Redfield, Bullet Train to Moscow, Last Action Zeros, Shortbus, and Three Seconds More, plus a champagne toast at midnight for those 21 and older, reverse happy hour specials on any appetizer on the menu, and drink specials all night. The first 100 people through the door are entered in a raffle to win some cool stuff. All ages, bar with ID. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-968-3238 for cost.

Copper Canyon Grill & Brew Pub

5945 West Ray Road, Suite 13, Chandler

"Puttin' On the Glitz" with the Jose Grimace Band. 5 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Call 480-705-9700 for cover.

Coyote Alley

6536 West Indian School Road, Phoenix


New Year's Eve with Novella Bentley & Durango, $1 longnecks from 8 to 9 p.m. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 623-848-1349 for information.


5400 North 59th Avenue, Glendale

New Year's Eve party with Whisper Alley, free party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, and a breakfast buffet at 2 a.m. Dinner is also available (reservations recommended). 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-934-8071.

Dave's Place

2710 West Bell Road, Phoenix

Rockin' New Year's Eve party. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-866-9898.

Dirty Drummer

3002 North Arizona Avenue, Chandler

Champagne toast at midnight, party favors, and karaoke. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-926-2843.

Dos Gringos Trailer Park

1001 East Eighth Street, Tempe

New Year's Eve luau featuring girls in grass skirts, fire breathers, and leis for everyone. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-968-7879.

Fibber Magees

1989 West Elliot Road, Chandler

Three-course gourmet meal with wine and champagne, party favors, and live music with The Scones. Reservations required. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $100. Call 480-722-9434.

Flicka's Baja Cantina

2003 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

Live entertainment by Tattooed Soul and a DJ. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-945-3618.

Four Peaks Brewing Company

1340 East Eighth Avenue, Tempe

New Year's Eve celebration with champagne toast at midnight. Call 480-303-9967 for information.

Four White Walls

1023 Grand Avenue, Phoenix

New Year's Eve show with Locking Your Car Doors, Haunted Cologne, The Funkyard, Echoing Bleu, Nagasaki Love Bomb, and more. 7 p.m. $5. Visit www.thegoodshows.com for more information.

Fox & Hound

8320 West Mariners Way, Peoria

Entertainment by The Crown Kings, buffet, champagne toast, and party favors. 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20. Call 623-486-2007.

Fox & Hound

1017 East Baseline Road, Gilbert

Music and dancing all night, free champagne toast at midnight, breakfast at 1 a.m. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-507-2343.

Fox Sports Grill

16203 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

"Rock the Fox! New Year's Eve" with DJ spinning Top 40, martini luge, manhattan bar, party favors, champagne toast, and late-night hors d'oeuvres. 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15 cover after 9:30 p.m. Call 480-368-0369.

Fuel Motorsport Café

2827 East Bell Road, Phoenix

Continental breakfast at midnight, and live music by No Rule Six. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door (tickets include well, wine, draft, and food). Call 602-788-0500.

Greenway Village Cocktails

3143 East Greenway Road, Phoenix

Rockin' New Year's Eve party. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-971-5523.

Half Moon Sports Grill

2121 East Highland Avenue, Phoenix, 602-977-2700.

288 East Greenway Parkway, Phoenix, 602-993-6600.

325 West Elliot Road, Tempe, 480-456-9400.


Monster Long Island iced teas and Long Beach teas $3.50 all day, $3.60 Skyy martinis, $2.50 beer of the month. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover.


7116 East Becker Lane, Scottsdale


New Year's Eve bash with Ray Herndon and the Herndon Brothers. 8 p.m. to 2.am. $20 cover (excludes dinner, for which reservations are required). Call 480-948-0110.


7103 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale

Live entertainment by Help Me Rhonda, karaoke, appetizers, sautéed chicken breast and mustard-encrusted pork medallions dinner, champagne at midnight, door prizes valued up to $1,000, and party favors. Reservations recommended. 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. $29.95 in advance, $39.95 at the door (includes dinner). Admission without dinner costs $20 in advance and $30 at the door. Call 480-203-5569.

Iguana Mack's

1371 North Alma School Road, Chandler

New Year's Eve celebration with The Sciannas. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 cover (includes champagne and late-night breakfast buffet). Call 480-899-6735.

Jade Bar

5700 East McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley

New Year's Eve celebration in the Jade Bar at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, with a sweeping view of Paradise Valley. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-607-2300 for cover.

Jillian's at Desert Ridge Marketplace

21001 North Tatum Boulevard, Phoenix

Entertainment provided by comedienne Maria Patting, Finlandia Burlesque Girls, comedian Bob Kaith in a hypnosis show, and an Elvis impersonator, Hypnotic drink specials, balloon drop at midnight, prizes and giveaways, and faux marriages by an Austin Powers impersonator. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $25 cover (includes $10 game card and champagne toast). Call 480-538-8956.

Joe's Grotto

13825 North 32nd Street, Phoenix


Entertainment by Muscle, free food, party favors, and champagne at midnight. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call 602-992-1007.


5220 East McDowell Road, Phoenix

New Year's Eve bash with Downshift. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-225-0307.


1724 East McDowell Road, Phoenix


Hot Pink New Year's Eve party with DJs Heartbreaker, Colt, and Spencer Product. Hosted by Sleazy Sean. Free masks to the first 50 people, free champagne toast at midnight, and music giveaways from Vice magazine. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. (all ages after 2 a.m.). $10 cover after 10 p.m. Call 602-254-0231.


12601 North Paradise Village Parkway West, Phoenix


New Year's Eve party with the Tina Bailey Band. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15 per person/$30 per couple (includes bottle of wine, champagne, and party favors). Call 602-765-0059.

Last Exit Bar & Grill

1425 West Southern Avenue, Tempe


"Rock-N-Roll Extravaganza" featuring Dead Hot Workshop, The Pistoleros, Ghetto Cowgirl, and Massive Stars. Prizes, giveaways, and midnight champagne toast. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Call 480-557-6656.

Maloney's on Campus

955 East University Drive, Tempe

Complimentary champagne toast, 17 TVs, within walking distance of Sun Devil Stadium and the Fiesta Bowl. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-894-2224.

Margarita Rocks

401 South Mill Avenue, Tempe


Party favors, champagne toast at midnight, DJ, dancing. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-968-3301 for cover.

Mason Jar

2303 East Indian School Road, Phoenix


An all-ages show with music by Spraypaint Heroes, Numptey's, Tramps, Count to 20, and All Thumbs. Doors open at 6 p.m. $10. Call 602-956-1266.


230 West Fifth Street, Tempe

Live broadcast on KZNS 1280 (The Zone) with Ryan Hatch, $2 Bud and Bud Light bottles, well drinks and drafts, party favors, champagne toast at midnight, Korrupt Klothing "Kitten of the Year" final preliminary contest, FMX exhibition after party with Budweiser, Jack Daniel's and Red Bull, entertainment by DJ Soul Man. 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-966-5600 for cover.

McDuffy's Wide World of Entertainment

15814 North 83rd Avenue, Peoria

"Don't Miss the Kiss." Half-priced drinks from 4 to 7 p.m., party favors, champagne toast at midnight, entertainment by DJ Sean. Call 623-354-5000.

Mickey's Hangover

4310 North Brown Avenue, Scottsdale


"Funk Me I'm Famous Baby!" Half-off everything until 10 p.m. Cristal toast at midnight (Cristal not included). 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-425-0111.

MVP Sports Bar

6001 North 43rd Avenue, Phoenix

Prizes, food, and karaoke. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-973-2018.


7340 East Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale


"Mystified '05 Erotic New Year's Night." Different themes in each room, and entertainment by DJs Rectangle, MCB, Josh Royal, and Vance Rodgers. One-cent cocktails available from 9 to 10 p.m. VIP tables available for $600 (includes a bottle of Dom Perignon, appetizer tray, and chocolate-covered strawberries). Reservations required for VIP tables. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $30. Call 480-970-5000.

Na Zdrowie

2051 West Warner Road, Chandler

New Year's Eve party with live polka music and great food. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-821-9498 for cover.

The Old Brickhouse Grill

1 East Jackson Street, Phoenix

Party favors, and entertainment by Necronauts, and Madcap. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-258-7888 for cover.

The Other Place

7101 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale

Entertainment by Phil Hendricks, party favors, dancing. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call 480-948-7910.

Paco Paco

3045 North 16th Street, Phoenix


$7 buckets of Bud Light, complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Entertainment by DJ Jeremy, and drag queen Sandra Extasis. No cover for women and drag queens. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-263-8424.

Padre Murphy's

4338 West Bell Road, Glendale

Buffet with all-you-can-eat prime rib, seafood, ham, lasagna, and desserts, entertainment by DJ Russ Knight, party favors, and champagne toast. Reservations suggested. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $25 cover (does not include tax and gratuity). Call 602-547-9406.

The Rhythm Room

1019 East Indian School Road, Phoenix


Music by Big Pete Pearson Blues Band. Party favors and champagne toast at midnight. Doors open at 8 p.m., music at 9 p.m. $10 cover. Call 602-265-4842.

Rockin' R Ranch

6136 East Baseline Road, Mesa

Chuckwagon supper, Western stage show, and entertainment by the Rockin' R Wranglers. 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. $17 cover. Call 480-832-1539.

Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub

906 East Camelback Road, Phoenix


New Year's Eve bash with music by O'Carroll's Gate, party favors, and drink specials. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 cover (includes a drink). Call 602-241-1916.

Rustler's Rooste

7777 South Pointe Parkway West, Phoenix

Buffet, prizes, balloon drop, champagne toast, and entertainment by Peso Dollar Band. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $21.95. Call 602-431-6474.

Sail Inn Bar & Grill

26 South Farmer Avenue, Tempe


New Year's Eve show with Xtra Ticket. Call 480-921-1775 for information.

Scorch Bar

21001 North Tatum Boulevard, Phoenix

"It Will Snow At Scorch." Entertainment by Energy 92.7, and En Masse. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-513-7211 for cover.

Séamus McCaffrey's Irish Pub

18 West Monroe Street, Phoenix

New Year's package includes prime rib dinner, a room at the San Carlos Hotel, entertainment by Dan McGuinness, party favors, and champagne toast at midnight. Package costs $199 per couple (includes drinks, dinner and room). Noon to 2 a.m. Call 602-253-6081.


3114 East Cactus Road, Phoenix


"Club Shep" rings in the new year "Hawaiian-style." Everybody gets a lei. Entertainment by DJ D.M.X. , and M.C. Precision. Noon to 2 a.m. Free. Call 602-482-0751.


7316 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale


"A Private Affair." Two rooms of world-class music, including global house blends, upscale rock, and hip-hop fusion. Entertainment by DJ Roach. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-663-6620 for cover.

Steel Horse Saloon

1768 West Bell Road, Phoenix


$1.50 U-call-its on wine and beer, fish fry ($7.25), and music by Third Degree. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-942-8778 for cover.


7333 East Indian Plaza, Scottsdale

'70s theme with disco balls. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15. Call 480-970-6969.

Sugar Daddy's

3102 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

A special dinner selected by the chef precedes a Hef and bunny-style blowout. Entertainment provided by Chalmer's Green and hip-hop DJ M2. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $2. Call 480-970-6556.

Tempe Improv

930 East University Drive, Suite D1-201, Tempe


Comedian Frank Caliendo from Mad TV and NFL on Fox headlines. 8 and 10 p.m., $20. Call 480-921-9877.

Terrace Cafe at Hyatt Regency

122 North Second Street, Phoenix

Groove Merchants, and DJ Ray in the hotel atrium. Dinner menu includes portobello mushroom ragout, pan-roasted Atlantic salmon, champagne shrimp scampi, and prime rib. $29.50 per adult, $19.50 for children 12 and under. 4:30 to 10 p.m. Reservations suggested. Call 602-252-1234.

Tupelo Tap Room

1615 West Camelback Road, Phoenix


College football, fish fry, and entertainment by Big Mamma and Whitebread. Call 602-274-1513 for information.

Uncle Charlie's American Grill

5285 West Bell Road, Glendale

"Eat-Drink-Play-Party" with steak, seafood, pasta, and pizza specials, $2 Coors bottles, free arcade games, Suns tickets, and a "grab-for-cash machine." Entertainment by DJ Terrance. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5 cover after 9 p.m. Call 602-993-5004.

The Vine Tavern & Eatery

2808 East Indian School Road, Phoenix

New Year's Eve bash with karaoke. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-957-9806.


1949 West Ray Road, Chandler


New Year's Eve party with Soul Solution. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 cover (includes party favors and champagne). Call 480-732-0929.

Wet Willy's Baja Cantina

16041 North Arrowhead Fountain Center Drive, Glendale

Party favors, free champagne toast at midnight, drink specials on the hour. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 623-486-9500.

Yucca Tap Room

29 West Southern Avenue, Tempe


Live music by Grave Danger. 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-967-4777.


Alaska Bistro

1925 South Sossaman Road, Mesa

Fancy, fresh seafood dinners (includes a free bottle of champagne for each table), and live music. 4 to 10 p.m. Call 480-354-9752.

Barcelona Chandler

900 North 54th Street, Chandler

Special menu includes Chilean sea bass coriander and rock shrimp with fresh fruit tart desserts. Entertainment by Rhythm Edition. 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Reservations recommended. $65 per person until 7 p.m., $85 per person after 8:30 p.m. Call 480-785-9004.

Barcelona Scottsdale

15440 Greenway Hayden Loop, Scottsdale

Three- and four-course dinners (includes a bottle of Perrier Jouët champagne and choice of soup or salad). Entree choices are pan-seared Chilean sea bass, beef tenderloin, and rosemary chicken. Entertainment by the Zowie Bowie Band. Dinner reservations required. $75 per person for 5 to 6:30 p.m. seating; $150-plus per person for 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. seating. For non-dining guests, admission is $35 per person or $50 per couple. Call 480-603-0370.

Buffalo Wild Wings

1475 West Elliot Road, Gilbert

"Game Night: Come play your favorite games at Buffalo Wild Wings." 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover. Call 480-813-9464.

Brunello Restaurant

1954 South Dobson Road, Mesa

Dinner in a romantic setting on the lake (reservations required). Entertainment provided by The William Hewes Duo. 5 p.m. to midnight. Call 480-897-0140.

Casey Moore's Oyster House

850 South Ash Avenue, Tempe

Free champagne, hats and noisemakers, plus a special menu featuring prime rib and lobster tails. No cover for the first 2,005 people. Call 480-968-9935.

Christopher's Fermier Brasserie & Paola's Wine Bar

2584 East Camelback Road, Phoenix

Five-course prix-fixe feast, plus a limited à la carte menu and champagne specials. 5 p.m. to midnight. $75 per person ($125 per person if you'd like wine pairings included), plus tax and gratuity. Call 602-522-2344.

Compass Restaurant at Hyatt Regency

122 North Second Street, Phoenix

"A Starry Night" New Year's Eve dinner. Menu includes appetizers such as "Duet of Beets" and "Diver Scallops Rockefeller," entrees such as grilled veal chop, green tea noodles, and chicken breast with lobster ragout, and "Painter's Paletter" for dessert. 5 to 10:30 p.m. $99 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations required. Call 602-440-3166.

Deemo's American Grill

2501 East Camelback Road, Suite 30, Phoenix

Dinner for two includes three courses (salad, entree, dessert, and a bottle of champagne). 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. $75. Call 602-381-6870.

Deseo at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

6902 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale

Chef Mark Dow has created a special menu, with three-course meals for the first seating (begins at 6 p.m.) and four-course meals for the second seating (begins at 8 p.m.). Beverages excluded. $66 for first seating, $95 for second seating (includes party favors and champagne toast at midnight). Reservations required. At 11 p.m., Deseo becomes "Club Deseo," with a nightclub atmosphere and party favors. $10 cover. Call 480-624-1030.

Different Pointe of View

11111 North Seventh Street, Phoenix

"New Year's Eve with Elegance Above All." Special menu includes milk-fed rack of lamb, prime filet mignon, vegetable lasagna, and roasted young pheasant breast. Dinners include appetizers, soup or salad, and dessert. Reservations suggested. Khani Cole will be performing in the lounge. 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dinner $125 per person (not including tax and gratuity), lounge access $50 per person. Call 602-866-6350.


4341 North 75th Street, Scottsdale


Happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., with $4 Tabu Tinis, $5 Molokais, $4 Day Trippers and blender drinks, and appetizer specials. 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-949-8454.

Eddie Matney's

2398 East Camelback Road, Phoenix

Entertainment by Delphine Cortez and Joel Robin, and a champagne toast. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-957-3214.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at DC Ranch

20753 North Pima Road, Scottsdale

A vertical countdown dinner featuring top wines from 1997-2000, a special selection of entrees, champagne toast, and live music from Harley Bonham. Call 480-538-8000.

Geordie's at Wrigley Mansion

2501 East Telawa Trail, Phoenix

Four-course pre-selected menu (reservations required), plus entertainment by Newton's Theorem. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $110 per person for dinner, no cover for lounge. Call 602-553-7382.

Havana Patio Cafe

6245 East Bell Road, Scottsdale

Music and dancing, party favors, plus "Tapas for Two": Select four tapas and a bottle of house wine or champagne. Dinner includes soup or salad, entree, and dessert. 4 to 7 p.m. $25 per person, $50 per couple. Call 480-991-1496.


7677 North Seventh Street, Phoenix

New Year's Eve Down-Home Dinner. Appetizer specials from 6 p.m. to midnight include the Cowboy Pow Pow Platter and Seafood Sparklers, dinner specials from 5 to 10 p.m. include The Patriot (breast of chicken), The King (more than a pound of Alaskan crab legs), and The All-American (16-ounce T-bone steak). 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations suggested. Call 602-870-1977.

Indian Delhi Palace

5104 East McDowell Road, Phoenix

Beer, wine, dinner buffet, soft drinks, DJs, and dancing. 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. $40. Call 602-430-2407.

Lantana Grille

11111 North Seventh Street, Phoenix

Celebration with a tropical paradise theme, entertainment by Mark Mulligan, and a buffet with a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts. 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $30 per person (includes champagne toast at midnight). Call 602-997-5850.

Macayo's on Central

4001 North Central Avenue, Phoenix

Fiesta theme party with hats, horns, party favors, complimentary buffet from 4 to 10 p.m., and DJs Mystikal, and Big Latin. 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. $5 cover. Call 602-264-6141.

Mystery Mansion Dinner Theatre

2200 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

Murder at Greystone Manor, an interactive mystery play set in 1920s Hollywood, and Murder at Bedside Manor, an interactive medical mystery with crazy doctors and nurses. 8:30 p.m. to midnight. $69 plus tax and gratuity. Call 480-994-1520.

Nellie Cashman's at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

6902 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale

Dine à la carte or enjoy a special four-course meal created by chef Roberto Madrid. 6 to 9 p.m. Prix-fixe menu option $50 (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations recommended. Call 480-624-1030.

Orchid's New Year's Eve Party

668 North 44th Street, Suite #115, Phoenix

A four-course dinner with champagne toast. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. $75 per person, $145 per couple. Call 602-286-9888.

Pointe in Tyme

11111 North Seventh Street, Phoenix

Special New Year's menu includes shrimp agliata, filet mignon, cast-iron seared duck breast, veal, and seared sea bass. Appetizers and desserts included in meal. 6 to 10:30 p.m. $75 to $100 per person. Reservations suggested. Call 602-866-6348.

Salty Señorita

3636 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale


Four-course Mexican meal and champagne margarita at 8 p.m. $35 per person, reservations required. No cover for other festivities, including a complimentary margarita toast at midnight, music, and holiday drinks like Santa's Hangover and Mexican Marmalade. Call 480-946-SALTY.

Serrano's Fish Market

3131 East Shea Boulevard, Phoenix

"La Ultima Cena"/The Last Supper of 2004. Great dinner specials, entertainment by Trio Los Betos. Average cost $10.99. 3 to 9 p.m. Call 602-765-6140.

Stingray Sushi

4302 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale


Happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., sushi specials, appetizers, and drink specials. 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-941-4460.

Tapino Kitchen & Wine Bar

7000 East Shea Boulevard, Suite #1010, Scottsdale


Chef James Porter has prepared special four-, five-, and six-course menus that range in price from $69 to $99. The menu includes mussel and saffron soup with Bonny Doone Vin Gris de Cigare, arugula salads with Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio, and chocolate lava cake with Warre's Late Bottled Vintage Port. Reservations are required. Call 480-991-6887.

Saturday, January 1

Bars and Clubs

Sky Lounge

132 East Washington Street, Phoenix

Special Flux New Year's party with DJs Victor Dinaire (NYC), Rod Carrillo, and Jeremy. Broadcast live on Energy 92.7. 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. 18 and over after 2 a.m. Call 602-351-8677 for cover.


Sam's Cafe at Arizona Center

455 North Third Street, Phoenix

2-for-1 entrees. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost varies. Call 602-252-3545.


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