Five Underground New Year's Eve Parties in Phoenix

To say that just a few celebrations will be taking place on New Year's Eve is a huge understatement. Pretty much any and every drinking or dining establishment will be counting down the seconds until 2012 before popping corks at midnight.

So the question is not if you'll be celebrating on December 31, but where. And if you're the sort of party monster who likes letting loose at off-the-radar affairs instead of at a nearby bar or club,  you're in luck.

Here are four exclusive or underground events taking place on the final night of 2011.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.