Winter Night's Scene
Aspirin? Check. Killer threads? Solid. Bail money? Sho'nuff.
Sounds like you're fully locked and loaded to get your New Year's Eve freak on, except you need some off-the-chain parties and places to peep. Fear not, funky Phoenicians, because we've got the lowdown on all the hoedowns going down around the M.C. (that's Maricopa County, fool) on Sunday, December 31.
It's fitting that '007 is nearly upon us, since we're making like Q and equipping you with the 411 on some swanky soirees and posh parties. You may not be as debonair as Sean Connery or as stacked as Pussy Galore, but you can still kick it like James Bond did in Casino Royale, whether it's slinging poker chips or wooing hotties. But if you imbibe one too many vodka martinis (natch) while on Her Majesty's secret service, forgo the Aston Martin for a cab, 'cause we'd rather you die another day.
New Year's Eve events
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
2400 E. Missouri Ave.
Celebrity New Year's Bash with performances by R&B superstars 112, singer Bobby Valentino, BET comedian Pierre, and locals Dony Adair & Jet, as well as DJs JX3, M2, Puppy Luv, and Dyna-Mixx. An open bar, appetizers, party favors, three VIP rooms, and a midnight balloon drop are also planned. Black and red attire suggested. 8 p.m. $175. Call 602-677-1213 or see www.deibuz.com.
Arizona Broadway Theatre
7701 W. Paradise Lane, Peoria
Cast members of Kiss Me, Kate and South Pacific will 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 parting gifts and party favors, dancing, a midnight countdown and toast are also planned. Cocktail or contemporary formalwear required. 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. $135 per person. Call 623-776-8400.
Carefree Resort & Villas
37220 Mule Train Rd., Carefree
EastonAshe New Year's Bash featuring a performance by the local rockers, party favors, complimentary valet parking, champagne toast, balloon drop, midnight countdown, and more. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. All ages. $50 general admission (with a variety of dining, drinking, and lodging packages available). Call 888-488-9034 or see www.ticketleap.com for full details.
Casino Arizona at Salt River
524 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale
All you'll need is love (and a C-note) as BeatleMania Live provides a special New Year's Eve performance, which also includes dinner, party favors, a midnight champagne toast, balloon drop, and an after-party with music from Harry Luge & Haywire. 6 p.m. $100. Call 480-850-7734.
Insight Fiesta Bowl Block Party
Mill Avenue District, Tempe
More than 150,000 people will jam into downtown Tempe for the Valley's quintessential New Year's Eve event. This year's edition offers up motocross stunts, two fireworks shows at 10 p.m. and midnight, five beer gardens, family fun activities, carnival rides, KISS-FM's all-ages dance club, a street jam, a parade from Tempe Beach Park down Mill Avenue, a midnight countdown drop, numerous food and drink vendors, and 11 stages of live music from more than 40 bands, including headliners Third Eye Blind and Vanessa Carlton. 4 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. $20 ($15 at Fry's Food Stores). Call 480-350-0911.
Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main St., Mesa
The Farnsworth Studio Theater hosts a special New Years Eve performance of Fully Committed, a farcical one-man comedy concerning the struggles of running a crowded fancy restaurant. The show includes dinner. 7:30 p.m. $125 per person. Call 480-644-6500.
The Paper Heart
750 Grand Ave.
Club Hell presents its "Hell's Bells" party with industrial music from Sang.Rael, as well as dance tracks from DJs Nfin8, Squalor, 5arah, and DJVIRGO. A free champagne toast occurs at midnight. 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. $10 before 10:30 p.m., $15 afterward. Call 602-262-2020.
Rose Mofford Sports Complex
9833 N. 25th Ave.
"Midnight Madness" three-mile run and walk open to all ages. The top 50 finishers win awards, and all participants receive free tee shirts and chili after the race. 9 p.m. registration, 10:30 p.m. start. $23 to $25. Call 480-345-5752 or see www.runningmasters.net.
Scottsdale's Ultimate Block Party
Craftsman Court between Third and Fifth avenues, Scottsdale
This annual Scottsdale fete benefiting Scottsdale Fire Fighters Charities mixes champagne, chefs, and bands aplenty, as well as the usual New Year's Eve staples, like a fireworks show at midnight. Local award-winning chefs will conduct cooking demonstrations while various bands including Veruca Salt, Agent Sparks, Violet Wild, Fayuca, The Earps, Blue Jay, Dirty Heads, and The Love Me Nots perform on two different stages. Various food, beverage, and street vendors will also be on hand. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are $35 for general admission (which allows access to NEXT, Upper Deck Sports Cafe, ACME Bar & Grill, Dos Gringos, and the Venue of Scottsdale), and $100 for a VIP package (which includes a free buffet, 15 drink tickets, an exclusive lounge, champagne toast, and more). See www.scottsdalesultimateblockparty.com.
Sheraton Crescent Hotel
2620 W. Dunlap Ave.
The New Year's Eve "Carats for Caring" fund raiser, which benefits the West Valley Child Crisis Center and Southwest Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Foundation, features Channel 3's Brad Perry emceeing, dinner, dancing, a silent and live auction for such prizes as tickets to Super Bowl XLI, a drawing for a two-carat round brilliant cut diamond, comedy and magic from Michael Finney, music by Affinity, a midnight champagne toast, and more. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $500. Call 602-776-0700 or see www.ftwav.org.
225 E. Adams St.
The Phoenix Symphony returns with its annual New Year's Eve concert, offering its rendition of "Auld Lang Syne," as well as a selection of popular love songs and traditional Strauss waltzes. 7:30 p.m. $24 to $73. Call 602-495-1999.
Tempe Improv Comedy Theater
930 E. University Dr., Tempe
Latino comic Frank Caliendo brings the funny with a pair of special New Year's Eve sets. $45 for the 7 p.m. show, and $50 for the 10 p.m. show. Call 480-921-9877.
Western Trails Ranch
37823 Grand Ave., Morristown
"New Year's Eve at The Ranch" with music by the Novella Bentley Band at 8 p.m., a barbecue buffet served in a "warm ice house," camping, and more. 7 p.m. $10. Call 623-388-0450.
17149 E. Amhurst Dr., Fountain Hills
New Year's Eve Gala offers an all-inclusive package of lavish Italian eats, drinks, champagne, party favors, and entertainment from crooner Sal D'Amato. 8:30 p.m. $75 per person. Call 480-836-7899.
Bada Boom Pasta Room
4151 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale
Nuovo Anno 2007 dinner with a special menu full of Italian favorites and live dinner music. 10 a.m. to midnight. Dinners start at $40. Call 480-214-2666.
15440 Greenway-Hayden Loop, Scottsdale
Executive chef Thomas Nasworthy will prepare a three-course dinner featuring Perrier Jouet Grand Brut Champagne, classic dinner music from 7 to 10 p.m., high-energy dance music from Envy starting at 10 p.m., leading up to a midnight champagne toast. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $75 to $150 per person. Reservations recommended. Call 480-603-0370.
128 E. Roosevelt St.
Indie rockers Less Pain Forever hold a CD release party for their new album I Know What It's Like to Want to Dance. 8 p.m. Call 602-262-2759.
Cheuvront Restaurant & Wine Bar
1326 N. Central Ave.
Five-course wine dinner featuring such entree choices as beef Wellington with mushroom duxelles or pan-seared prosciutto-wrapped Alaskan halibut, as well as a midnight champagne toast. Reservations required. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. $90 with wine, $75 without. Call 602-307-0022.
Compass Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Phoenix
122 N. 2nd St.
Four-course New Year's Eve dinner will be served. 5 to 10:30 p.m. $89 for adults, $40 for children ages 5 to 12. Reservations required. Call 602-440-3166.
Connolly's Bar & Grill
5160 W. Northern Ave., Glendale
The parking lot will be fenced off for a huge fete featuring DJs, dancing, drink specials, promo giveaways from 3 Olives Vodka, and a midnight champagne toast. 7 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. $10. Call 623-915-5645.
Drinkwater's City Hall Steakhouse
6991 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale
A five-course dinner includes a seafood appetizer station, such entrees as a 16-ounce New York strip steak, whole roasted chicken, and Chilean sea bass. There's also a dessert buffet, live entertainment, dancing, complimentary champagne, and party favors. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. (with reservations accepted until 11 p.m.). $175 per person. Call 480-941-4700.
Farrelli's Cinema Supper Club
14202 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Enjoy food and drink specials at this dinner-and-a-movie joint while checking out the latest flicks. 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Price varies. Call 480-905-7200.
56 East Bar & Kitchen
7131 W. Ray Rd., Chandler
"White Out" party with white attire recommended, a four-course dinner, music from the Aebi Coulson Jazz Duo, and open seating from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. An after-party starts at 9 p.m. with the Windy City DJs, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and midnight champagne toast. Open until 1 a.m. $85 (or $25 for the after-party). Reservations recommended. Call 480-705-5602.
FOX Sports Grill
16203 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Witness the New Year's Eve edition of FOX Sports Net Arizona broadcasting live while enjoying entree selections (ranging from $14 to $25), martini luge sculptures and other special decor, party favors, DJs spinning starting at 10 p.m., and a midnight champagne toast. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-368-0369.
2122 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
New Year's Eve festivities include special dinner selections from 5 to 11 p.m., live music, party favors, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Call 480-429-9544.
7210 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale
Executive chef Jagger Griffin will prepare a five-course prix-fixe dinner featuring such scrumptious selections as a filet served with half-butter poached Maine lobster or baby lamb chops with house sauerkraut and mashed potato. A dessert of strawberries Foster and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight are also included. $95 per person. Call 480-945-6600 for seating times and reservations.
6245 E. Bell Rd.
4232 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
4225 E. Camelback Rd.
All three locations will serve up a tropical four-course dinner and midnight champagne toast. 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. $49.95 per person. Call 480-991-1496 or 480-704-2600 for reservations.
23587 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Reverse happy hour with half-priced appetizers, drink discounts, and complimentary champagne at midnight. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Call 480-585-6442.
K O'Donnell's Restaurant
14850 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale
Drink and sup on a surf 'n' turf dinner of filet mignon, garlic shrimp, soup or salad, and a glass of sparkling cider or champagne. A midnight toast and party favors are also included. 5 p.m. $19.95 per person. Call 480-922-7200.
Kokopelli Bistro & Winery
35 W. Boston St., Chandler
This New Year's Eve party features a special five-course winemaker's dinner with Kokopelli wine pairings, as well as live music and a midnight champagne toast. 6 to 10 p.m. $50 per person. Call 480-792-6927.
7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess' chic eatery serves a four-course meal consisting of modern American cuisine, with music and dancing at 10 p.m., and a midnight champagne toast. Reservations required. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. $132 per person. Call 480-585-4848.
1301 E. Northern Ave.
Fulfill your "Champagne Wishes & Pasta Dreams" with a special menu, which includes rack of veal, zuppa di pesce, handmade porcini fettuccine, and a complimentary champagne toast. Reservations required. 5 to 10 p.m. Call 602-216-0004.
7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale
This swank restaurant at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will provide a six-course repast of exotic Mediterranean cuisine along with live piano music and a free glass of champagne for you to welcome 2007 in style. 7 p.m. $160 per person. Call 480-585-4848.
Mastro's Ocean Club
15045 N. Kierland Dr., Scottsdale
Chilean sea bass, Atlantic salmon fillet, and swordfish steak are some of the entree selections available with this gourmet seafood restaurant's five-course dinner, which also includes exquisite appetizers and a dessert buffet. Imported champagne on arrival and at midnight, party favors, dancing, and music from the Azz Izz Band. 7 p.m. (with reservations accepted until 11 p.m.). $190 per person. Call 480-443-8555.
8852 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale
A five-course dinner of extravagant seafood appetizers, salads, and entrees (including surf 'n' turf, salmon, bone-in rib eye, and whole roasted chicken) awaits, as does a sumptuous dessert buffet, music from Palmer, dancing, party favors, and complimentary champagne. Reservations required. 7 p.m. (with reservations accepted until 11 p.m.). $175 per person. Call 480-585-9500.
The Melting Pot
8320 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale
3626 E. Ray Rd.
Both locations boast a four-course meal of zesty lobster bisque cheese fondue, smoked duck breast salad, lobster tail, filet mignon, and bananas Foster fondue. The wine selections include Henriot Rose Brut Champagne and Flora Springs Napa Valley Merlot, and couples will receive a Melting Pot gift bag (valued at $75). Reservations accepted for 3 to 11 p.m. Call 480-607-1799 or 480-704-9206 for reservations, pricing, and package info.
Mill's End Cafe
310 S. Mill Ave., Ste. 101, Tempe
Get a java jolt at this coffee joint while local bands perform. 8 p.m. to midnight. Call 480-829-0755.
98 South Wine Bar & Kitchen
98 S. San Marcos Pl., Chandler
Nosh on an exquisite four-course meal at the "Black Out" party (black attire recommended) with seatings at 6 and 8 p.m., live music, and complimentary shuttle service. The after-party starts at 9 p.m. with dancing and music from DJ Hyder and jazz artist Eddie Boh Paris. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and midnight champagne toast. Open until 1 a.m. $85 (or $25 for the after-party). Reservations recommended. Call 480-705-5602.
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
11501 N. Black Canyon Hwy.
Dine on delicious Cajun-style eats while listening to the Loose Cannons Blues Band. 6 to 10 p.m. Call 602-331-3434.
Pepin Restaurante Español
7363 Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale
Special New Year's Eve dinner with a selection of appetizers (beef tenderloin empanadilla or gazpacho) and entrees (including paella Jardinera, salmon a la Parrilla, and pechuga de pollo jerez), with flan de moras for dessert, as well as flamenco and salsa dancing, good luck grapes, midnight champagne toast, and more. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. $80 per person. Call 480-990-9026 for reservations.
Phantom Horse Grill
7777 S. Pointe Pkwy.
Feast on a three-course meal, which includes achiote Alaskan halibut and guava-glazed wild boar chops, or order other traditional menu items at this New Year's dinner. Afterward, enjoy music, dancing, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. Reservations required. 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. $75 per person (or $10 for the post-dinner party only). Call 602-431-6476.
Remington's Restaurant & Lounge
7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
This gourmet steak house and eatery offers live music by The Ken Wain Trio starting at 5 p.m., and Danny Long & Just Us Band from 9 p.m. until close. Open until 1 a.m. Call 480-951-5170.
8383 S. 48th St.
Western-style hootenanny offering country music from Mark Dollar & The Peso Dollar Band, an appetizer buffet from 9:30 to 11 p.m., a balloon drop with prizes, midnight champagne toast, and more. Reservations required. 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. $29.95 per person. Call 602-431-6474
Sophie's A French Bistro
2320 E. Osborn Rd.
Six-course prix-fixe menu with plenty of decorations, and Larry Reed on the piano. $79 per person. Open until midnight. Call 602-956-8897.
4302 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Celebrate with sushi, sake, or the massive alcoholic concoction called The Godzilla. Open until 1 a.m. No cover. Call 480-941-4460.
7228 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale
Celebrate Feliz Año Nuevo with a three-course dinner, live flamenco show, dancing, party favors, and a midnight toast with sangria or champagne. Open until 2 a.m. $29.95 per person. Call 480-970-9002.
Tawook Mediterranean Cuisine
8140 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale
Sumptuous Mediterranean dinners are offered, and a belly dancer performs. 4 to 10 p.m. Call 480-991-1025.
T. Cook's at The Royal Palms
5200 E. Camelback Rd.
This lush eatery offers a four-course dinner, which includes such entrees as roasted monkfish with roasted red pepper and Swiss chard tart. Seatings available at 6:15 and 9:15 p.m. (with local jazz artists and piano music). $125 per person. Call 602-808-0766.
1835 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe
This East Valley noshery provides authentic cuisine from Italy's Puglia region, as well as live jazz from Laura Fial. Reservations recommended. 5 to 11 p.m. Call 480-820-2786.
BARS & CLUBS
718 N. Central Ave.
New Year's Eve Open House Party with specials on champagne (and a toast at midnight), party favors, and DJs spinning dance and house music in all three areas of the club. 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. $5 cover after 10 p.m. Call 602-258-6122.
Anderson's Fifth Estate
6820 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale
This danceteria features drink specials, DJs, party favors, midnight champagne toast, and more. 8 p.m. $10. Call 480-994-4168.
5749 N. 7th St.
Stop by "An Affair With Hair" for entertainment by drag artist Barbara Seville and guests, a "Best Dressed Contest" for prizes (including a $1,200 bar tab), hors d'oeuvres, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-277-9373 for cover.
7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
New Year's Prom with DJs spinning dance, rock, and hip-hop all night. Bottle service and table reservations available, and formal dress preferred. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $35 per person, $45 for admission to Myst and Suede also, and $60 for couples. Call 480-970-1112.
Big Fish Pub
1954 E. University Dr., Tempe
New Year's Eve Bash with shot specials, giveaways, a champagne toast at midnight, and music from Mokshya, JasonSociety, B4theH8, Halfnum, Anihilist, and The End. 21-and-over. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $7. Call 480-966-5010.
1502 Grand Ave.
The legendary dive serves up DJ Chris on the turntables, drink specials, giveaways, party favors, prize raffles, bar games, and a midnight champagne toast. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-252-0472.
3752 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
New Year's Eve party with live music starting at 9 p.m. from Whiskey Dogz, Ono Grinds, and Blemish. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-941-1876.
Blue Note Cellars
7419 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
Live music from 7 to 10 p.m., DJ and dancing at 10 p.m., drink specials, and champagne and bottle service packages are available. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-990-2583.
122 E. Washington St.
"Euphoria" with DJ Jeremy spinning dance music, live fantasy performances, a $500 balloon drop, ticket giveaways to the Palm Springs White Party, $1 drinks from 8 to 10 p.m., and a midnight champagne toast. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20. Call 602-258-1772.
Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill
4747 E. Elliot Rd.
New Year's Eve party featuring live entertainment, complimentary buffet, and a champagne toast at midnight. Open until 2 a.m. No cover. Call 480-893-6630.
Casa Blanca Lounge
1801 W. Van Buren St.
White Trash No Class New Year's Eve Bash with music from Tweeker Chic, Idlemine, The Rhythm Dragons, Lennore, Adam Don't Care, and Sin Serinade. 7 p.m. $8. Call 602-252-5353.
Casey Moore's Oyster House
850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe
Tempe's favorite neighborhood bar promises free hats and horns, "lots of noise," and free champagne for the midnight toast. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-968-9935.
Cash Inn Country
2140 E. McDowell Rd.
The "007 Casino Royale Party" will be for your eyes only with gifts, games, prizes including a Vegas vacation, drink specials, midnight champagne toast, and an after-hours breakfast. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 602-244-9943.
Char's Has the Blues
4631 N. 7th Ave.
Welcome 2007 with the smooth R&B stylings of Lady J. 7:30 p.m. Call 602-230-0205 for cover.
The Cherry Lounge & Pit
411 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Celebrate New Year's Eve at this newly opened nightspot with dancing, drink specials, and more. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-966-3573 for cover.
Chez Nous Lounge
675 W. Indian School Rd.
"Chicago 1940s A Roarin' New Year" party featuring old-school R&B jams, party favors, and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. $12. Call 602-266-7372.
2740 W. North Lane
Cash in on countless 1-cent drink specials until 11 p.m. on wines and such liquors as Hennessey and Hypnotiq while enjoying hip-hop and Top 40 from local DJs, party favors, giveaways, and a midnight breakfast buffet. 21-and-over. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 for the first 400 guests. Call 602-943-4646.
3110 N. Central Ave.
Commemorate Auld Lang Syne with party favors, drink specials, and a midnight champagne toast. Call 602-200-8121.
3031 E. Indian School Rd.
New Year's Eve Platinum Party featuring a special performance by the "Queen of Freestyle" Debbie Deb. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15 until Dec. 25, $20 thereafter. Call 602-224-9977.
Coach & Willie's
412 S. 3rd St.
Ritmo Latino Entertainment's annual New Year's Eve bash with DJs AL3 and Abstract spinning hip-hop, reggaeton, and cumbia, as well as drink specials, prizes, giveaways, and a midnight champagne toast. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15 until 10 p.m., $20 afterward. Call 602-254-5272.
Coconut Club Bar & Grill
414 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Dress to impress for this New Year's Eve fete with DJs Ds and Adrian, drink specials including $3 Smirnoff and $2 house specialty shots, and a complimentary midnight champagne toast. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-966-2228 for cover.
Coyote Hill Bar & Grill
12417 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
Head westward for New Year's Evil, which promises a huge lineup of local bands, including Phunk Junkeez, Brew Crew, Property Six, Spray Paint Heroes, Tilted Lids, Intrinzik, It's Like Love, and others. There'll also be motocross stunts, foxy boxing, go-go dancers, DJs, mechanical bull riding, live graffiti art, and more. 3 p.m. Admission is $17. Call 623-536-7711.
5944 W. Bethany Home Rd., Glendale
Rock in the New Year with music from Reburn & The Skidmarks, Drugstore Cowboys, A.D.D., Walt Flanagan's Dog, and others, as well as drink specials, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $6. Call 623-939-8709.
4175 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale
Bust out your pennies for this New Year's Eve celebration featuring 1-cent drinks all night, and champagne toast and breakfast buffet at midnight. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $65 ($85 after Dec. 26, and $150 after Dec. 29). Call 480-947-7171.
1126 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe
A mere 200 people will get into this fabbo fete featuring DJs spinning the hits, as well as $2 Finlandia, SoCo, and Tuaca from 9 to 11 p.m., and $3 Jack Daniel's from 11 p.m. until close. Tables are available for $200 (includes a bottle of champagne), and VIP room access is $1,000 (includes six bottles of champagne). Reservations required. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-246-4621 for cover.
Dos Gringos Trailer Park
1001 E. 8th St., Tempe
A Toast With Dos party with DJ ES working the wheels of steel, drink specials, and more. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-968-7879.
4282 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
Hit the dance floor as 92.7/101.1 Energy Radio presents its "Electronic New Year's Eve" with entertainment by DJ Mickey Oliver and singer Raquela, while Miami's Granite and Funk spins with DJ Kevin Brown in the Liquid Room, and Rod Carrillo & The Energy All Stars work the turntables in the Fire Room. There's also the chance to score a trip for two to the annual Winter Music Conference in Miami, as well as a midnight countdown and champagne toast. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $25. Call 480-970-3325.
4343 N. 7th Ave.
Countdown to 2007 featuring party favors, a balloon drop with prizes, midnight champagne toast, and DJ Statik blasting hip-hop and Top 40 tracks and videos. Dress to impress. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 602-279-0388.
6895 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek
Harold's New Year's Eve party with dinner, midnight champagne toast, party favors, a midnight breakfast buffet, country music from Rondavous at 9 p.m., and more. Reservations recommended. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $50 per person. Call 480-488-1906.
Henry Jack's Place
613 E. Western Ave., Avondale
Celebrate New Year's Eve with DJ Ray spinning R&B, Tejano, cumbias, and old-school jams, as well as plenty of champagne, party favors, and menudo. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15 per person, $25 per couple. Call 623-932-0190.
Horse & Hound Sports Grill
1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe
Bets, booze, and debauchery await with off-track betting, drink specials, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-967-7977.
5110 E. McDowell Rd.
Get punk'd with a free buffet, party favors, midnight champagne toast, and drink specials including $2 Kamikazes and Budweiser until 10 p.m., as well as music from Creepsville, The Fed-Ups, Arvins Garden, XIII Black, F.Y.I., One Last Peace, and others. 9 p.m. to 2 p.m. $6. Call 602-225-0307.
13825 N. 32nd St.
New Year's Eve Bash featuring music from 32 Leaves, Back From Ashes, Fat Rhabit, and The Dames. 21-and-over. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 602-992-1007.
3110 N. Central Ave.
Entertainment by drag artist Julie Craig, karaoke at 8 p.m., a midnight champagne toast, and more. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-264-5307 for cover.
Last Exit Bar & Grill
1425 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Local rockers Dead Hot Workshop, Let Go, Los Pistoleros, and Ghetto Cowgirl perform, and prizes, giveaways, and a midnight champagne toast are also offered. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-557-6656.
The Library Bar & Grill
501 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
New Year's Eve Mayhem with DJ Diesel spinning Top 40 and hip-hop, a midnight champagne toast, and more. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-929-2922.
420 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Hip-Hop New Year's Bash with the DJs of BustaNutt Entertainment, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. 8:30 p.m. $8. Call 480-967-8188.
2350 W. Northern Ave.
New Year's Jazz Night with music from saxophonist Bryon Ruth, trombonist Sherman Mitchell, guitarist Chris Champion, bassist Vic Kottner, drummer Terry Tully, and pianist David Valdivia. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30. Call 602-864-0043.
Majerle's Sports Grill
24 N. 2nd St.
New Year's Eve Explosion in the 9-Lounge with DJs Big Latin and Villin spinning hip-hop, Latin, and reggaeton. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 602-253-0118.
Maloney's on Campus
955 E. University Dr., Tempe
Drink specials, DJ spinning the latest hits, and a midnight champagne toast. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-894-2224.
Marc's Sports Grill & Nightlife
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale
Marc's Annual New Year's Eve Party featuring drink specials, DJs, karaoke in the MarcTini Lounge, a balloon drop, and complimentary champagne for the midnight toast. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 623-842-1053 for cover.
Martini Ranch & Shaker Room
7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
Metalhead performs plenty of hard-rock hits while DJ Randy spins hip-hop, rock, house, and Top 40 tracks in the Shaker Room. Party favors, funky hats, and a split of champagne are included, with a toast at midnight. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $25 before 10 p.m., VIP packages start at $100 per couple, and bottle service package prices vary. Call 480-970-0500.
15814 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
New Year's Eve fete featuring DJ Sean spinning Top 40, dancing, party favors, a midnight balloon drop, and more. Dining room table reservations available, but patrons must arrive before 10:30 p.m. and purchase a bottle of champagne (ranging from J. Roget for $25 to Cristal for $300). There's also limited availability for bottle service reserved tables and the VIP room (with varying cover charges, deposits, and other requirements). Open until 2 a.m. $30. Call 623-334-5000.
Monroe's Food & Fine Spirits
3 W. Monroe St.
Live music from Fatigo and other bands, tee shirt giveaways, and a midnight champagne toast. 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 602-258-1182.
7340 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale
Prepare to see both sin and skin at the second annual "Burlesque Ball" with DJs, dancing, and more. Bottle service and table reservations available. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $35 per person, $45 for admission to Axis/Radius and Suede also, and $60 for couples. Call 480-970-5000.
O'Kelley's Sports Bar
2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa
Music from 68 Guns, party favors, drink specials, and a midnight champagne toast. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-756-6069.
3215 E. Thomas Rd.
Partake in drink specials, party favors, a midnight champagne toast, and funky blues and rock from Poppy & The Usual Suspects. 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5. Call 602-522-0669.
Pattie's First Avenue Lounge
7220 E. 1st Ave., Scottsdale
Big bash featuring music from DJ Nova at 10 p.m., dancing, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-990-0103.
1700 W. Drake Dr., Tempe
"Fascinations 54" party featuring a huge lineup of turntablists, including DJs Psychopat, Pete Smallz, Pac-D, Ill-Legal, and others. There'll also be visuals by Frygoblin Films, giveaways from Fascinations, go-go dancers, drink specials including $3 Lemon Drop Kamikazes all night, and a midnight champagne toast. 8 p.m. $15 presale, $20 at the door. Call 480-551-3970.
Philly's Sports Bar & Grill
1826 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe
Catch all the big bowl games at this eatery, which features more than 20 TVs. 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-946-6666.
3636 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-946-7258
14950 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale, 480-922-6274
1860 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa, 480-632-8226
Celebrations and fiestas abound with each restaurant offering live music, noisemakers, party favors, and a complimentary champagne margarita toast at midnight. The Mesa and Old Town Scottsdale restaurants also feature cocktails from an El Tesoro ice luge, a four-course prix-fixe dinner for $35 per person, complimentary cab service, and more. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
1019 E. Indian School Rd.
Ring in the New Year with music from Big Nick & The Gila Monsters, party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. 21-and-over. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $12. Call 602-265-4842.
93 E. Southern Ave., Tempe
Trash City's New Year's Party with DJs, karaoke, dining, party favors, a balloon drop, dancing, a midnight champagne toast, drink specials including $2 you-call-its, and more. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-894-8339.
Steel Horse Saloon
1768 W. Bell Rd.
This motorcycle-friendly joint celebrates with music from Rison, a free breakfast buffet at 11 p.m., party favors, and plenty of champagne. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 602-942-8778.
7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
The spy-themed "Suede 007: A Mystery in Monte Carlo" offers DJs, party favors, champagne, and plenty of intrigue. Bottle service and table reservations available, and formal dress preferred. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20 per person, $45 for admission to Myst and Axis/Radius also, and $60 for couples. Call 480-970-6969.
3102 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
New Year's Eve Fantasy Party offering dinner selections at 6 p.m., a DJ dropping the hits, a champagne toast and ball-drop at midnight, and more. Various VIP packages are also available. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Call 480-970-6556.
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Twisted New Year's Eve Party with music from local bands starting at 8 p.m., drink specials, and more. $10. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-966-9565.
2915 N. 68th St., Scottsdale
Huge New Year's Eve party with party favors and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-947-8723.
Yogi's Sports Bar & Grill
1400 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe
Bear down with karaoke, party favors, drink specials, and a midnight champagne toast. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 480-967-2622.
Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
Music from Flathead, party favors, drink specials, and the requisite midnight champagne toast. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-967-4777.
4301 N. 7th Ave.
New Year's Eve party with giveaways, a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, a DJ spinning the hits, and more. Open until 2:30 a.m. Dress to impress. Call 602-265-3233.
605 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
If the big block party outside gets to be too much, duck into this chill lounge to catch all the bowl games or celebrate New Year's Eve in style. Open until 2 a.m. Call 480-829-6775.
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