From sips and sweets to fine dinners and dancing, there’s a little something for everyone this New Year’s Eve. Each establishment has its own safety precautions, so call ahead or visit the website for more info.
Details: 1 W. Jefferson Street / 602-340-1924
Avoid the crowds and chaos typical of bars on New Year’s Eve. Instead, enjoy tasty cocktails and delicious food in an intimate setting with friends and family (maximum party of 8) at Bitter and Twisted’s Hassle-Free NYE. Reservations are limited.
Details: 2 E. Jefferson Street / 602-258-0231
Before counting down the last hours of 2020, end the year on a decadent note with a four-course, prix-fixe dinner, in addition to regular dinner menu options. New Year’s dining is available from 4-10 p.m., and the $80 pre-fixe dinner includes a ticket to the NYE party upstairs at Lustre Rooftop Bar. Looking to stay the night? Hotel Palomar is offering dining and stay packages starting at $159 per night.
Ring in the new year in the heated Churchill courtyard with DJ Panic, good vibes and a chance to win exclusive prizes all night long. Reserve a table for the whole night (9 p.m. to 1 a.m.) for up to four people for $40, or $80 for up to eight people. Each reservation includes four to eight raffle tickets and one or two bottles of bubbles, depending on table size.
Details: 50 W. Jefferson Street / 602-603-9363
Chico Malo is hosting a socially-distanced party under the stars at Patriot’s Park with DJ Soloman spinning from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dinner reservations are available through Open Table.
Details: 122 N. Second Street, 24th Floor / 602-440-3166
Located atop the newly-remodeled Hyatt Regency, Arizona Compass is a iconic revolving rooftop restaurant, and a New Year’s Eve favorite. Enjoy 360-degree views of the Valley and a three-course champagne dinner. The NYE menu will be available Dec. 31 through Jan 2.
Details: 50 W. Jefferson Street / 480-719-5005
Dive into the heart of rock and roll during Copper Blues’ New Year’s party. Each table reservation will include admission fee, party favors, a champagne bottle of your choice (Moet or Veuve), a midnight toast, and of course, live music throughout the night. Tickets available on the Copper Blues website.
Details: 525 S. Central Ave. / 602-866-3823
What’s New Year’s Eve without dinner and a show? Live music kicks off at 8 p.m. and goes through 2 a.m. at the Phoenix Warehouse District. Tickets start at $45. This is a 21 and older event.
Located at the Renaissance Hotel Downtown Phoenix, Dust Cutter will be ringing in 2021 with funky disco tunes, sparkling wine toasts at midnight, amazing food and drink specials, and festive treats. Call for reservations.
Get a front row seat to the best views in the Valley and celebrate New Year’s under the stars. General admission is $15 and includes a midnight champagne toast and beats by DJ Hazardous. This is an all-outdoor party, but there is a large fire pit and space heaters to keep guests toasty until 1 a.m.
Details: 888 N. First Ave. Suite 101 / 602-682-7494
Close out 2020 at GenuWine with live music and plenty of wine options. The party runs 6 p.m. to midnight.
Details: 711 N. 7th Ave. / 602-366-0111
Downtown’s favorite watering hole will have an all-outdoor, socially-distant New Year’s party on the back patio filled with the best ’90s music, a High Life toast and “Bar Cat Ball Drop” at midnight.
Details: 40 N. First Street / 602-252-2285
Sip a classic Hanny’s martini while DJs bring you into 2021. Enjoy socially-distanced dining and drinks from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Details: 515 E. Grant Street / 602-432-0752
Kaizen PHX’s Chef Muñoz is bringing DTPHX a hand-crafted Omakase experience created exclusively to enjoy at home. This six-course dinner for two includes hors d’oeuvres, Japanese and Latin-inspired specialty dishes, an exclusive surf and turf sushi roll, omakase-style nigiri and dessert. Pre-order through Dec. 27 and all orders will be available for pickup at Kaizen in the Phoenix Warehouse District on Dec. 31 from 4-6 p.m.
Details: 200 W. Portland Street / 408-409-8520
Celebrate the end of 2020 Southern style. The Larder + The Delta will host three seatings on Dec. 31 at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. For $79 a person, you’ll get a four-course meal from the kitchen of James Beard Award semifinalist Chef Stephen Jones. Each seating is limited to 25 people.
Details: 132 S. Central Avenue, Fourth Floor / 602-603-2050
Panoramic views of the Valley, craft cocktails and champagne in an intimate, upscale environment — Little Rituals is hosting a one-of-a-kind New Year’s experience. Doors open at 8 p.m. and reservations are limited.
Details: 817 N. Second Street / 602-975-8156
Roosevelt Row’s newest hangout will be hosting a New Year’s bash to remember from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31. Enjoy classic dive bar games like pool, skee ball, and bocce ball on the garden-style heated patio. Plus groups of four can receive a $10 bottle of champagne by placing a reservation ahead of time (email email@example.com). There’s no cover charge, and an enforced mask policy and social distancing will be in effect to comply with COVID-19 protocols and state regulations.
Details: 2 E. Jefferson Street / 602-258-0231
Celebrate the New Year under the stars — $25 general admission tickets include reserved lounge seating and live entertainment from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. For $125, VIPs get a champagne toast, access to the ballroom lounge, and specialty drink and snack stations. For those looking to extend their stay at Hotel Palomar, check out the New Year’s Eve Celebration package starting at $299.
Details: 1100 N. Central Ave. / 602-875-8080
A special NYE menu (in addition to the regular menu) will be available for dine-in or takeout on Dec. 31 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The dinner for two package includes a half roasted chicken, scalloped potatoes, green bean mushroom casserole, a bottle of champagne, and a craft beer medley four-pack all for $100.
Details: 1121 N. Second Street
Set against the 100-year-old historic Pemberton property, enjoy cocktails and a gourmet meal amongst the (socially-distanced) downtown community. There will be two seatings on New Year’s Day: One at 10 a.m. and another at 1 p.m. The menu will be announced one week before the brunch, and tickets can be purchased online.
Details: 50 W. Jefferson Street /480-719-6100
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