2003-'04 New Year's Eve Guide

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

Phoenix-West Valley

Arizona Theatre Company

Herberger Theater Center

222 East Monroe

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

Paper Heart Gallery/

Portal Records

New Year's Bash

750 Grand Avenue

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

Party With the Pups

Phoenix Greyhound Park

3801 East Washington

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

Hyatt Regency Phoenix

122 North Second Street

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

Alice Cooper'stown

101 East Jackson

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

Armadillo Grill

1904 East Camelback

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

Autumn Court

4302 North Central

No cover. Call 602-234-0512.

Bikini Lounge

1502 Grand Avenue

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


12014 North 32nd Street

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

Char's Has the Blues

4631 North Seventh Avenue

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

Club Central

3110 North Central, Suite 140

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

The Compass Restaurant

122 North Second Street, 24th Floor

Hyatt Regency Phoenix

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

Different Pointe of View

Pointe Hilton at Tapatio Cliffs

11111 North Seventh Street

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

Emerald Lounge

1514 North Seventh Avenue

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

Famous Sam's

4343 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale

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

Fuel Motorsport Cafe

2827 East Bell

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

George & Dragon English Pub & Restaurant

4240 North Central

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

Havana Café

6245 East Bell

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

Himalayan Restaurant & Lounge

10227 North Metro Parkway East

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


Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak

7677 North 16th Street

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

Indiana Jean's

3593 West Northern

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


Desert Ridge Marketplace

21001 North Tatum

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

Joe's Grotto

13825 North 32nd Street

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

Johnson's Restaurant & Bar

401 West Clarendon

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

Lantana Grille

7677 North 16th Street

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

La Perla Cafe

5912 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale

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

Marcellino Ristorante

1301 East Northern

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

2575 East Camelback

Full dinner menu. Call 602-468-1200.

McDuffy's Wide World of Entertainment

15814 North 83rd Avenue, Peoria

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

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