Where To Dine and Drink On Christmas and New Years in Downtown Phoenix

24December 2020

Blue Hound

Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails is open both Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve with special holiday menus and seasonal drinks. (Photo: Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails)

Open on Christmas for dinner and drinks 

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

Details: 2 E. Jefferson Street / 602-258-0231

Blue Hound is offering a five course, prix-fixe menu of traditional Christmas classics with a modern twist for $75, in addition to the regular menu. At the Blue Hound bar, you’ll find “Frosty’s” — a holiday-themed pop-up bar featuring holiday cocktails and festive small bites like caramel-bacon kettle corn and peppermint schnapps pot de crèmes. Thursdays through Saturdays, there will be a DJ spinning vinyl holiday hits. Reservations can be made at opentable.com. 

Miracle at Floor 13 / Hilton Garden Inn

Details: 15 E. Monroe Street / 602-343-0006

The Miracle pop-up cocktail bar at Floor 13 features a special holiday-themed cocktail and food menu, thousands of Christmas lights and dazzling, jaw-dropping views of the Downtown Phoenix skyline. Looking for a private affair? The entire space can be rented for 25 people or more. 

Seamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub and Restaurant

Details: 18 W. Monroe Street / 602-253-6081

Open both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Seamus offers a wide variety of food from the Emerald Isle. For Christmas dinner, try the corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew, fish and chips or boxtys. There’s also a full selection of draft beers, single-malt scotch, Irish whiskey and bourbons.

Match Market & Bar

Open for dine-in and to-go from 12-8 p.m. on Christmas Day, Match is offering a gourmet four-course dinner for $70 per person. Check out the menu online and make reservations by calling 602-875-8080 email info@matchphx.com. 

Vegan House

Details: 20 W. Adams Street / 602-258-3426

Open both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Vegan House offers downtown diners plant-based Thai cuisine with a few American-style menu items — all at a great price point.

Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen

Details: 50 W. Jefferson Street / 480-719-5005

Enjoy happy hour Christmas Day from 4-7 p.m. with Arizona Dueling Pianos at 8:30 p.m. and winter cocktails all night long.

Compass Arizona Grill

Details: 122 N. Second Street, 24th Floor / 602-440-3166

Spectacular views and a three-course prime rib dinner will make this holiday one to remember. The Hyatt Regency Phoenix’s iconic Compass Arizona Grill will host Christmas dinner Dec. 24 through 26. 

Gracie’s Tax Bar

Details: 711 N. 7th Ave. / 602-366-0111

Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Gracie’s festive back patio is a great place to unwind and enjoy affordable drinks and eats (like the tater tots, they’re a local fave). 

Cloth and Flame Pemberton

Cloth & Flame is hosting a celebratory four-course New Year’s Day brunch at The Pemberton PHX on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (Photo: Cloth & Flame)

Places to drink, dine and party (safely) for New Year’s

New Year’s Eve in Compass

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.

B&T’S Hassle-free Tiki NYE

Details: 1 W. Jefferson Street / 602-340-1924

Enjoy tasty cocktails with friends and family (maximum party of 8) at Bitter and Twisted’s “hassle-free” New Year’s Eve. Reservations are limited. 

Little Rituals No-Hassle New Year’s Eve 2020

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 one-of-a-kind NYE experience. Doors open at 8 p.m. and reservations are limited.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Blue Hound

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.

New Year’s Eve Under the Stars at Lustre Rooftop Bar

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: 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.

Glow Up! 2021 at The Larder + The Delta

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

GenuWine Arizona Wine Bar

Details: 888 N. First Ave. Suite 101 / 602-682-7494

Close out 2020 at GenuWine with live music and of course, plenty of wine options. Dec. 31 6 p.m. to midnight.

Dumpster Fire 2020 New Year’s Eve Party at Lucky’s Indoor Outdoor

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 drink@luckysphx.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.

2021 New Year’s Eve [H]omakase Dinner Experience at Kaizen PHX

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.

New Year’s Eve – Rock Gold at Copper Blues

Details: 50 W. Jefferson Street / 480-719-5005

Dive into the heart of rock ‘n’ 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. 

New Year’s Eve Rock ‘N’ Roll Burlesque Show & Dinner at The Duce

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. 

New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch at The Pemberton PHX 

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.

NYE Dinner at Match Market & Bar 

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.


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