New Year's Eve Guide 2007
As the waning days of 2007 tick away like Vicodins down the gullet of some rehab-bound starlet, so do your final chances of being bad. See, you've finally decided to cut the bullshit, buckle down, and stick to those troublesome New Year's resolutions you've blown off year after year. Which means, come January 1, your vice of choice (be it drinking, smoking, gorging, carousing, or all of the above) gets 86'd in the name of clean living (how boring).
But before you forswear your hedonistic existence, we suggest spending one final, decadent night devoted to debauchery. So we've created a select list of phat fetes and other bomb-ass bashes — from block parties to rock parties — that will be happening all across the PHX on Monday, December 31 (unless otherwise specified). So whether you're sucking down Mont Blanc with the Valley's elite, kicking it with some hip-hop homies over some spliffs, or macking on some top-shelf trim in Scottsdale, make it an experience you'll be remember well into 2008 (and not just 'cause Dirty Scottsdale's got a pic of you passed out in a parking lot).
New Year's Eve 2007
AREA Phoenix 2102 N. 23rd Ave. www.areaphoenix.com "Masterbeat 2008" New Year's party and Global Circuit Dance Event featuring DJ Joe King on the record decks, as well as a full bar, and complimentary champagne at midnight. 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. (21 and over until 2 a.m.; 18 and over 2 to 4 a.m.) $45. Visit www.newyearsphx.com.
Arizona Broadway Theatre 7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria www.azbroadwaytheatre.com Cast members of Fiddler on the Roof and Crazy for You sing selections from both musicals, a jazz combo performs, and patrons can drink and sup during a lobby reception with hors d'oeuvres and a three-course dinner. Deluxe party favors, dancing, a midnight countdown, and a toast are also planned. Cocktail or contemporary formalwear required. 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. $130 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). Call 888-488-9034 or visit www.ticketleap.com for full details.
Celebrity Theatre 440 N. 32nd St. www.celebritytheatre.com Soulful R&B singer Keith Sweat performs a special New Year's Eve engagement. 9 p.m. $40-$65. Call 602-267-1600.
Dodge Theatre 400 W. Washington St. www.dodgetheatre.com Perennial New Year's Eve favorite Jerry Riopelle presents an evening of rootsy blues-rock, with support from The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill. 9 p.m. $32-$97. Call 480-784-4444 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
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 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 2007 version of the event features performances by more than 40 local bands, including Ellington Effect, Defy Tomorrow, Kindred, Crash Street Kids, and Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, as well as headliners Barenaked Ladies. If that doesn't suit your fancy, there's also freestyle motocross jumping, an outdoor dance club, 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. $25 ($20 at Fry's Food Stores). Call 480-350-0911.
Scottsdale's Ultimate Block Party Craftsman Court between Third and Fifth avenues, Scottsdale The annual Scottsdale New Year's Eve fete benefiting Maricopa County United Firefighters will be locked, cocked, and ready to rock, as six P-Town bands — Metalhead, Unlimited Phlavor, Violet Wild, What Laura Says Thinks and Feels, Pinner, and Dog Will Hunt — perform on two stages. 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. Tickets cost $35 for general admission (which allows access to Upper Deck Sports Grill, ACME Roadhouse, and Dos Gringos), and $100 for a VIP package (which includes a free buffet, a private lounge, champagne toast, and more). See www.scottsdalesultimateblockparty.com.
Sun Devil Stadium 500 E. Veterans Way, Tempe The Indiana Hoosiers (7-5) will face off against the Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-6) during the 19th annual Insight Bowl. 4 p.m. kickoff. $20-$80. Call 480-350-0900 or visit www.insightbowl.org.
Symphony Hall 225 E. Adams St. Conductor Lawrence Golan leads the Phoenix Symphony through its annual New Year's Eve concert, which features a rendition of "Auld Lang Syne," as well as a selection of traditional Strauss waltzes and popular love songs. 7 p.m. $25 to $75. Call 602-495-1999 or visit www.phoenixsymphony.org.
Tempe Improv 930 E. University Dr., Tempe www.tempeimprov.com Comic (and star of Frank TV) Frank Caliendo will provide some yuks during a pair of New Year's Eve gigs. $60 for the 7 p.m. show, and $65 for the 10 p.m. show. Call 480-921-9877.
Westgate City Center 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale www.westgateaz.com Westgate Rocks New Year's Eve featuring live entertainment from swing kings Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Times Square's Naked Cowboy, as well as DJs and dancing, the world's largest martini ice luge, and more. Several private, themed VIP areas will be available — the Sky Deck, Daddy-O-Lounge, and Margaritaville Tiki Lounge — and include hors d'oeuvres or other food stations, limited hosted bars, party favors, and midnight champagne toasts. 21 and over. $20 pre-sale general admission, $30 day of event, $125 for the Sky Deck, $150 for the Daddy-O-Lounge, $200 for the Margaritaville Tiki Lounge. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 866-443-8849 or visit www.gettix.net.
Asia de Cuba 7353 E. Indian School Rd. www.mondrianscottsdale.com This über-chic restaurant inside the Mondrian Scottsdale offers a special New Year's Eve menu of delights — including rum-braised pork osso bucco and wood-roasted rack of lamb — as well as music from Rakata. Seatings are at 6 and 9 p.m. (patrons of the latter seating receive a complimentary bottle of champagne). Reservations required. $95 for the first seating, $150 for the second. Patrons are also eligible for $50 discount admission to the hotel's Skybar New Year's party. Call 480-308-1131 (or 480-308-1102 for parties of six or more).
Best Western Phoenix Goodyear Inn 55 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear New Year's Eve Party featuring dinner, dancing, champagne, and DJ Jimi spinning 2007's hottest jams. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Packages start at $149. Call 623-932-3210.
Black Forest Mill German Restaurant 4900 E. Indian School Rd. www.bfmrestaurant.com A five-course traditional German dinner — including complimentary champagne and after-dinner schnapps — will be served starting at 5:30 p.m., with Bill and John performing waltzes and polka until 9:30 p.m., and R&B/funk band Watchusee Watchuget starting at 10 p.m. Reservations recommended. Open until 2 a.m. $55 for the dinner, $15 entertainment only. Call 602-840-4000.
Bobby's 7122 E. Greenway Pkwy. www.mancusosrestaurant.com French lamb chops, Australian lobster tail, and fresh Chilean sea bass are just three of the five different entree selections available from this posh eatery's six-course New Year's Eve dinner, which also includes bruschetti, a mixed appetizer, dessert, and a Mumm Cuvee champagne split. Funk/R&B artists Erick Eugene and Tommy Washington will perform. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. $135 per person. Call 480-556-0770.
Carly's Bistro 128 E. Roosevelt St. www.carlysbistro.com Live music from Al Perry and the Cattle, Tater Pig, and more, as well as a champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 602-262-2759.
Cheuvront Restaurant & Wine Bar 1326 N. Central Ave. Partake in a five-course gourmet dinner (either with wine pairings or without). Reservations required. 5 p.m. to midnight. $90 with wine, $70 without. Call 602-307-0022.
Culinary Solutions Café 6340 S. Rural Rd., Tempe www.culinary-solutions.com A choice of four different entrees — including baked macadamia nut-crusted salmon with orange dill hollandaise sauce, or filet medallions with Cabernet mushroom sauce — will be available during this Tempe eatery's New Year's Eve dinner, which also includes roasted-herb red potatoes, green beans almandine, and a dessert of cheesecake in raspberry sauce. Reservations required. Seatings are at 4:30, 6, and 7:30 p.m. Prices per person vary, and include beverage, tax, and gratuity. Call 480-839-6455.
Dragonfly Café & Bakery 10135 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale The succulent seafood trio of grilled Langostino, pan-roasted ono, and seared scallop over truffled risotto in a white wine broth is just one of three gourmet entrees available to patrons of this Scottsdale eatery's multi-course New Year's Eve dinner. Other possibilities include an oven-roasted veal chop stuffed with blue cheese polenta, served over wilted spinach and wild mushrooms, with a rich glace de viande, and fresh baby vegetables. The menu also includes a choice of appetizers, salads, deserts, and more. Reservations only. 5 to 9 p.m. $55 per person (or $80 per person with wine flight). Call 480-614-5516.
Farrelli's Cinema Supper Club 14202 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale www.farrellis.com Partake in a full menu of dinner selections and a stocked bar while watching the latest flicks. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission is $8 per movie; meal prices vary. Call 480-905-7200.
FOX Sports Grill 9425 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale www.foxsportsgrill.com Get a sporting start to 2008 with chef's specials (served until 11 p.m.), party favors, a Bubble Boy tournament, a midnight champagne toast, and more. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 623-872-0369.
FOX Sports Grill 16203 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale www.foxsportsgrill.com Catch all the bowl game action on any of the joint's 40-plus plasma TVs, enjoy chef's specials until 10 p.m., dance to tracks laid down by a live DJ, and toast the New Year with champagne at midnight. Party favors, giveaways, and a vodka ice luge are also planned. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 480-368-0369.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant 420 S. Mill Ave., Tempe www.gordonbiersch.com The Mill Avenue brewpub offers music from Walt Richardson, and more. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-736-0033.
Kincaid's Fish Chop & Steakhouse 2 S. 3rd St. www.kincaids.com Enjoy half-price appetizers and $3 drink specials during Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m., and from 9 p.m. until close. 4 p.m. to midnight. Call 602-340-0000.
La Vigne French Bistro & Wine Bar 4921 E. Ray Rd., Phoenix www.lavignebistro.com We're betting you'll have a blast at the "Casino Royale in Monte Carlo" night, which features a five-course dinner, champagne with aperitif, live music, casino tables, champagne tastings in the wine cellar, prizes, a midnight toast, and more. 7 p.m to 2 a.m. $125 per person. Call 480-785-4791.
Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse 6991 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale www.mastrossteakhouse.com A lavish five-course dinner consisting of sumptuous appetizers, gourmet entrees, and a bountiful dessert buffet will be served, along with live entertainment, dancing, a complimentary glass of champagne for each patron, and a toast at midnight. Seating is limited to 300 and reservations are required. 7 p.m. (with private table reservations accepted until 11 p.m.). $175 per person. 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 five-course dinner, complimentary champagne, and party favors, as well as dancing, music from Azz Izz Band, and more. Seating is limited to 300 and reservations are required. 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 five-course dinner, enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne, dance to the music of Palmer, toast 2008 at midnight, and more. Seating is limited to 300 patrons and reservations are required. 7 p.m. (with private table reservations accepted until 11 p.m.). $175 per person. Call 480-585-9500.
Monti's La Casa Vieja 100 S. Mill Ave., Tempe www.montis.com The Tempe landmark will offer a pair of New Year's Eve packages designed for both VIPs and couples. The former offers reserved seating on the patio area, as well as an assortment of heavy hors d'oeuvres, a hosted bar, and a midnight toast with Moët & Chandon White Star champagne. The couples version includes dinner for two, consisting of 8-ounce herb-crusted prime rib and three jumbo fried shrimp, a side dish, Roman bread, salad, dessert, and a bottle of champagne. Both packages also feature tickets to the Fiesta Bowl Block Party and VIP parking passes. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $125 for the couples package, $150 per person for the VIP package. $192.15 per couple. Call 480-967-7594.
Pepin Restaurante Español 7363 Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale www.pepinrestaurant.com A special New Year's Eve dinner — which includes appetizer, salad, choice of entrees, dessert, good luck grapes, champagne at midnight, and more — will be served, with performances by Flamenco Passion at 8 and 9:15 p.m., and Ramiro playing Latin dance music from 10 p.m. until close. 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. $80 per person. Call 480-990-9026 for reservations.
Remington's Restaurant & Lounge 7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale This gourmet steak house and eatery offers live music from Danny Long & Just Us Band from 7 p.m. until close. Open until 1 a.m. Call 480-951-5101.
Rustler's Rooste 8383 S. 48th St. www.rustlersrooste.com Cowboy up for a night of country music, an appetizer buffet, a balloon drop with prizes, midnight champagne toast, and more. 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. (with dinner also served from 5 to 10 p.m.). $29.95 per person. Call 602-431-6474.
Shabu Fondue 3400 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler Dip into this East Valley eatery's three-course New Year's Eve "Fondue Fun" dinner, featuring a main course of prime rib, chicken, shrimp, or crab claws, as well as a cheese fondue appetizer and a chocolate fondue desert. Seatings run from 4 to 10 p.m. $55 per person. Call 480-857-9477.
Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro 1809 N. Dysart Rd., Avondale www.tastingswb.com Jazz musicians Jay Soto and Bryne Donaldson will perform throughout the evening, and a five-course dinner (including a dessert bar) will be served, with seatings at 6:30, 8, and 10 p.m. Late night snacks, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast will also be available. Open until 1:30 a.m. $250 per couple. Call 623-536-6600.
The Wrigley Mansion 2501 E. Telawa Trail www.wrigleymansion.com Pan-seared black cod with fire-roasted red pepper crab sauce and portobello mushroom wild rice is just one of three entree options patrons will have during the exquisite four-course New Year's Eve dinner, as well as a choice of appetizers like Asian-influenced five-spice-rubbed duck breast with Oriental risotto and mango drizzle. Seatings at 5 and 7 p.m. $125 per person. Call 602-955-4079 for reservations.
BARS & CLUBS
Amsterdam 716 N. Central Ave. www.amsterdambar.com New Year's Eve Open House Party with simulcasts from other parties worldwide, DJ Rebel X spinning in Club Miami, and a champagne toast at midnight. Open until 4 a.m. Call 602-258-6122.
Apollo's 5749 N. 7th St. www.apollos.com "An Affair to Remember" promises a New Year's Eve drag show featuring Barbara Seville, a "Best Dressed" contest with $1,000 in prizes, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and a midnight toast. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-277-9373.
Axis/Radius 7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale www.axis-radius.com This tony Scottsdale club hosts a Times Square-themed fete, with DJs Swerve and MCB on the ones and twos, as well as a hosted bar from 9 to 10 p.m., party favors, and more. Bottle service and table reservations available; formal dress preferred. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $35 per person, $45 for tickets that also include admission to Myst and Suede, and $55 for couples (complimentary bottle of champagne included in admission price). Call 480-970-1112.
Bar Smith 130 E. Washington St. www.barsmithphoenix.com Solstice New Year's Eve hosted by Miss Fitzpatrick and featuring DJs Senbad, Pete "Supermix" Salaz, Benjamin Cutswell, Treis, and special guest Chris Flores working the wheels of steel, as well as live art by Baron Gordon, giveaways, a midnight champagne toast, and more. 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. $15 before 10:30 p.m., $20 after (discount pre-sale tickets available at www.myspace.com/supermix). Call 602-229-1265.
Big Fish Pub 1954 E. University Dr., Tempe www.myspace.com/azbigfish New Year's Eve bash with DJ Marvel spinning Top 40, a champagne toast at midnight, and more. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-449-3474 for cover.
Billet Bar 3752 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale www.azbilletbar.com New Year's Eve party with live music starting at 9 p.m. and more. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-941-1876.
The Blooze Bar 12014 N. 32nd St. www.myspace.com/thebloozebar New Year's Eve bash with rock from Rizon, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-788-4574.
Boney Maroney's Saloon & Grill 1805 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe New Year's Eve party with karaoke, pool and shuffleboard, an all-night raffle, midnight champagne toast, and $40 gift certificates for only $30. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $30. Call 480-839-0505.
Burn 122 E. Washington St. www.myspace.com/burnnightclub "Pop the Top Off the New Year" fete with three DJs, free champagne and party favors, cash giveaways, and more. 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (21 and over until 2 a.m.; 18 and over 2 to 6 a.m.) $10. Call 602-258-1772.
Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill 4747 E. Elliot Rd., Phoenix www.azcactusjacks.com New Year's Eve party with DJ Jorge, party favors, a champagne toast, and balloon drop for prizes at midnight, and more. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-893-6630.
Casey Moore's Oyster House 850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe This Tempe favorite offers drink specials, party favors, and "lots of excitement." 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-968-9935.
Char's Has the Blues 4631 N. 7th Ave. www.charshastheblues.com New Year's Eve Party with music from Tucson's Bad News Blues Band. 9 p.m. Call 602-230-0205 for cover.
Clubhouse Music Venue 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe www.clubhousegigs.com "New Year's Eve Tempe 2008" hip-hop extravaganza with performances by Antedote, the Insects, the Drunken Immortals All-Stars, Crusher Sound System, DJ Terra and DJ Reflex, Solid Ground, and more, as well as live art by Dumperfoo and Griffin One, cheap drinks, and a midnight champagne toast. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $12 pre-sale, $15 at the door. Call 480-968-3238.
Club Mardi Gras & VooDoo Lounge 8040 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale www.myspace.com/mardigrasbar Spend New Year's Eve with the rockers of the Reign Kings, and others. Free limousine service within 10 miles. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-970-5707.
Club Red 2155 E. University Dr., Tempe www.myspace.com/clubredrocks "Rockin' Red New Year's Eve" with rock from Sylence, Krak Smokin' Grannies, and 68 Guns, as well as a dinner buffet, prizes, party favors, DJs, go-go dancers, drink specials, a midnight champagne toast, and more. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $25. Call 480-966-4733.
Coach & Willie's 412 S. 3rd St. www.coachandwillies.com Ritmo Latino's New Year's Eve Bash featuring DJs AL3, Big Latin, and Villin spinning Latin music inside and hip-hop outside, as well as $2 16-ounce Bud Lights until 11 p.m. and other random drink specials throughout the evening, a midnight champagne toast, and more. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover before 10 p.m., $10 until 11 p.m., and $20 after. Call 602-254-5272.
Connolly's Bar & Grill 5160 W. Northern Ave., Glendale The parking lot will be fenced off for a huge party featuring DJs, dancing, drink specials, giveaways, appearances by the Bud Girls and Jäger Girls, and more. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 623-915-5645.
Coyote Hill Bar & Grill 12417 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale www.mycoyotehill.com Mardi Gras New Year's Eve party with free food from 9 to 11 p.m., shot specials all night, party favors, a bead contest with prizes ($500 for first, $250 for second, $100 for third) for those who can collect the most beads by 1:30 a.m., and a champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 623-536-7711.
Dirty Pretty 7443 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale www.dirtypretty.com "New Year's Resolution" party with DJs, live rock music, an open bar, and more. $85. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-970-1222.
The Dubliner Irish Pub & Restaurant 3841 E. Thunderbird Rd. www.dublinerpub.com New Year's Eve party with music from Nightshift, and more. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 602-867-0984.
Fat Tuesday 680 S. Mill Ave., Tempe www.fattuesdaytempe.com The DJs of the Salacious Beat Slingers — including Chromatest and Kodama — will spinning breakbeats at this phat fete, which extends into the back courtyard. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-967-3917 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. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-241-0018.
Giligin's 4251 N. Winfield Scott Plaza Hang out with Chuey the Rock 'n' Roll Midget and the Giligin's crew for party favors, midnight champagne, drink specials like two-for-$6 Sex on the Beach and Kamikazes, and, of course, Chuey's midget-sized mini-bar. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-874-2264.
Goat Head Saloon 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa www.goatheadsaloon.com Get Truckin' to the "Ticket to New Years" party with jam rock from Xtra Ticket and guests. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-464-8030 for cover.
Hardtailz Bar & Grill 16816 N. 35th Ave. www.hardtailzbar.com Live music with Knucklehead, party favors, a midnight champagne toast, and more. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-863-3474.
Hidden House 607 W. Osborn Rd. www.thehiddenhouse.com Foreign Affair's New Year's Eve bash with DJs Delikacy, Xtra-E, and guests spinning hip-hop, old school, and downtempo beats. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-266-1763 for cover.
Homme 138 W. Camelback Rd. www.myspace.com/phoenixhomme A slew of local DJs will be spinning the hottest in EDM both upstairs and downstairs, with a lineup that includes Spyder, Matty, Metatron, Shane Jacot, Steve Edwards, Jeff Trevors, and others. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 presale, $12 at the door. Call 602-234-3023.
Hurricane Bay 4139 W. Bell Rd. Partake in drink specials, DJs and dancing, karaoke in Solo's Bar, and more. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $6. Call 602-843-6100.
J-Heads 5110 E. McDowell Rd. www.myspace.com/jheadsbar Punk Rock New Year's Eve with music from Dephinger, Fourskin, Terezodu, Noise Attack, One Last Piece, FYI, Burn the Herd, and Nomada, as well as a free taco bar, drink and shot specials, noisemakers, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 602-225-0307.
Joe's Grotto 13825 N. 32nd St. www.joesgrotto.com New Year's Massacre featuring party favors, a midnight champagne toast, and music from Pelvic Meatloaf, Howitzer, TI22, From Dark, and Dopamine. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 602-992-1007.
Last Exit Bar & Grill 1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe www.lastexitlive.com New Year's Eve Blowout with music from Tramps & Thieves, Ghetto Cowgirl, Truckers on Speed, and Los Guys. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-557-6656.
The Library Bar & Grill 501 S. Mill Ave., Tempe www.thelibraryusa.com New Year's Eve bash with rock from cover band Vinyl Revival, and more. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-929-9002 for cover.
Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife 4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale marcssportsgrillandnightlife.com New Year's Eve party with karaoke, DJs and dancing, party favors and noisemakers, and a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 623-842-1053.
Martini Ranch & Shaker Room 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale www.martiniranchaz.com Relive your high school days at the "Off Like a Prom Dress" New Year's Eve bash. '80s fashion encouraged. Enjoy rock from Dimonet, while DJ XXXXX spins mash-ups of Top 40, rock, R&B, and house. Party favors, hats, and a split of champagne are included, with a toast at midnight. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20 before 10 p.m. VIP packages start at $100 per couple, with champagne starting at $300 per bottle. Other bottle service package prices vary. 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. $10. Call 623-334-5000.
Mondrian Scottsdale 7353 E. Indian School Rd. www.mondrianscottsdale.com The hotel's pair of ultra-swanky nightspots — Skybar and Red Bar — will be holding New Year's Eve parties featuring cash bars, guest DJs, complimentary champagne for the midnight toast, and more. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $85 for both. Table reservations are also available at an additional cost. Call 480-444-0549.
Myst 7340 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale Experience some sinful delights at the third annual "Burlesque Ball," with DJ Nameless, LTJ, and DJ Randy working the wax, as well as live performances, a hosted bar from 9 to 10 p.m., party favors, and more. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $35 per person, $45 for tickets that also include admission to Axis/Radius and Suede, and $55 for couples (complimentary bottle of champagne included in admission price). Call 480-970-5000.
Nate's Place Pub 5235 S. Kyrene Rd., Tempe This Boston-loving bar hosts the Beantown-themed "New Yea's Pahty Like a Rock Stah" celebration, featuring a Guitar Hero tournament and a costume contest (both with a $50 prize), as well as $3 Rockstar mixers, $2 drafts, and $1 Miller High Life and PBR. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-777-5088.
Phase 54 1700 W. Drake Dr., Tempe "Decadence" party featuring live music from Shawn Johnson and the Foundation, Jeordie, and more, as well as DJ Johnny Vegas spinning Top 40, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, prizes and giveaways, $3 shot specials all evening, $4 martinis from 8 to 10 p.m., and more. Bottle service is available for the VIP Room (complete with Jacuzzi). 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-551-3970.
Pumphouse II 4132 E. McDowell Rd. New Year's Eve party with drink specials all night, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-275-3509.
The Q-Lounge/Bobby Q's 8501 N. 27th Ave. www.bobbyq.net Gift bags for every guest at this swanky soiree, which features DJ Devine on the decks, a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight, and more. VIP and bottle-service tables are available. 9 p.m to 1 a.m. $15 general admission, $20 reserved seating. Call 602-995-5982.
Rhythm Room 1019 E. Indian School Rd. www.rhythmroom.com New Year's Eve Soul Party with party favors, a midnight champagne toast, and music from Soul Power. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $14. Call 602-265-4842.
The Rogue Bar 423 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale Adios Motherfucker New Year's Eve Massive featuring a slew of DJs, including William Fucking Reed, Jared Alan, Sleazy Sean, Dizzy D, Pone Discos, Tiffe Fermaint, Kevin the Makeout Bandit, Jay Wiggins, Epidemic, and more. Giveaways, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast are also planned. 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. $8 before 11 p.m., $10 after. Call 480-947-3580.
R.T. O'Sullivan's 1010 W. Southern Ave., Mesa New Year's Eve celebration featuring DJs and dancing, drink specials, party favors, a midnight champagne toast, prizes and giveaways, and more. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-844-1290.
The Sets 93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe Trash City's New Year's Eve party with video DJs, drink specials, free pool and shuffleboard, a champagne toast, and more. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20 per person, $30 for couples, $125 for the VIP package (which includes appetizers, party favors, champagne, and shuttle service to and from the event). Call 602-953-2728 or visit www.trashcityentertainment.com.
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.
Smokey's Bar & Grill 1734 E. Main St., Mesa New Year's Eve party with a buffet dinner, midnight champagne, and music from Dirty Goat and Phantom 55. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-833-1950.
Steel Horse Saloon 1818 W. Bell Rd. www.steelhorsesaloon.com Live music from The Wett, party favors, a champagne toast, and a free breakfast buffet at midnight. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-942-8778.
Stray Cat Bar & Grill 2433 E. University Dr., Tempe Blessedbethyname presents a special New Year's Eve gig, which also features DJ Johnny Volume spinning metal. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15. A gourmet VIP dinner with party favors and treats will also be held at 7 p.m. $30 per person, $50 for couples. Call 480-967-1040.
Suede 7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale The upscale chic of Suede gets even swankier, as the nightspot will be drenched in red décor for "A Sexy Satin New Years" party, with DJ Circle dropping the beats. A hosted bar is available from 9 to 10 p.m., with bottle service and table reservations also available. Formal dress preferred. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20 per person, $45 for tickets that also include admission to Axis/Radius and Myst (with a complimentary bottle of champagne included in admission price). Call 480-970-6969.
TT Roadhouse 2915 N. 68th St., Scottsdale Gigantic New Year's Eve throwdown with party favors, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, and "the best fuggin' jukebox anywhere." Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-947-8723.
Whiskey River Saloon 3202 E. Greenway Rd. www.whiskeyriveraz.com Live country from JW Brooks & Western Bred, drink specials, a midnight champagne toast, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 602-867-2802.
Yucca Tap Room 29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe www.yuccatap.com Party favors, midnight champagne toast, and music from The Necronauts, The Revenge, Grave Danger, The Liar's Handshake, and more. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-967-4777.
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