New Year’s Eve Phoenix 2018: Where to Celebrate

If you’re planning on spending your time in Scottsdale over the new year at one of our Luxury Scottsdale Vacation Rentals, then there are many places to go:

From 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Plaza Bar at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is hosting a Rose Gold Gala. Entertainment by DJ Tommy Roberts will begin at 9 p.m. with dancing and specialty cocktails. Themed attire is encouraged. VIP table and bottle service is available by calling 480.585.2694. Tickets are $25 or complimentary if dining at any resort restaurant the same evening.

Travel back in time with a Roaring 20’s celebration at Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails. Get your flapper dresses ready to dance the night away.  The Roaring 20’s Party begins at 9 p.m.

Grab your “tuxedos” James Bond fans. Toast the New Year at Bottled Blonde’s Bottled Bond celebration featuring great music and drinks to ring in the New Year at this indoor-outdoor beer garden. Bottled Blonde’s Bottled Bond celebration begins at 9 p.m.

Ring in the New Year with “Lets Get Strange” at the Bevvy in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Enjoy music by Brett Ortiz, plus Bevvy’s expansive drink menu for a terrific end to 2017. Bevvy’s “Let’s Get Strange” party begins at 9 p.m.

Travel back in time when the likes of Sinatra, Dino, and more were taking over Las Vegas with Sandbar Mexican Grill for their “New Year’s Eve at the Sands.” Both Chandler and Phoenix locations will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a Vegas style celebration featuring $5 glass of champagne all day and a mini Dos XX toast at midnight. Sandbar’s Mexican Grill’s “New Year’s Eve at the Sands” begins at both locations at 9 p.m.

Get a jumpstart on your New Year’s Eve celebrations at Hula’s Modern Tiki in Phoenix and Scottsdale, for an all-day-all-night party. Kicking off at 10:30 a.m. on December 31 and keeping the party hopping all the way till midnight, enjoy Hula’s famous weekend brunch plus happy hour drink specials offered all day. Both locations will stay open until midnight and celebrate with $3 glasses of Champagne (after 6 p.m.) plus a complimentary midnight toast. Be sure to ask about Hula’s custom Tiki cocktail creations which the bar staff will be whipping up just for New Year’s Eve.

Sorso Wine Room is ready to celebrate the new year! The event includes food, fun, friends, drinks, cocktail specials, music and more. A $100 ticket includes dinner, passed appetizers, dessert, unlimited wine and beer, a champagne toast, party favors and more. A $60 ticket includes dinner, passed appetizers, dessert, champagne toast, party favors and more. Tickets here.

Old Town Gringos celebrates its 2nd anniversary and New Year’s Eve with an all-day party to close out 2017 and ring in 2018 in style. From 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. football fans can enjoy the OTG Tailgate Party with the best seats in the house for watching the games, brats and burgers grilled tailgate-style on the patio, and NFL jersey giveaways until 6:00 p.m. Then the nightlife takes over with live music to dance away 2017, and $2 drink specials all night long. When booked in advance, parties of six or more receive Deep Eddy bottle service for just a penny. FREE to attend with drinks and food are available for purchase.

Ring in the New Year at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at its Centerstage Bar. The night will include performances by singer, guitarist and songwriter Brian Chartrand and southwest country music group Young Country. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free entry for resort guests and for those who have made dinner reservations. Guests that would like to attend the celebration without a room or dinner reservation may purchase tickets day of in the main lobby. The $30 ticket includes entry into event, a complimentary glass of champagne, live music, party favors and a midnight balloon drop.

Jade Bar at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is hosting a New Year’s Eve bash starting at 8 p.m. through 1 a.m., complete with a dancefloor and live music by DJ Hybrid. Priced at $1,000 for a table of four and $1,500 for a table of six, the dinner package includes a four-course prix fixe holiday menu, bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne and party favors. Tax and gratuity are additional, and space is limited. Reservations for all holiday events are required and can be made by calling 480.607.2300.

Inspired by season seven of Game of ThronesDakota will be transformed with all white decor to resemble a snowy winter night. Wait staff will be dressed in elaborate costumes resembling White Walkers. Themed decor pieces include a large iron throne, flags representing each noble house and a dragon, among other inspired items. At midnight, white confetti will drop from the ceiling to celebrate the arrival of the new year. Both GA and VIP tickets are available. VIP tickets include penny cocktails, light appetizers and passed hors d’oeuvres from 8 to 10 p.m Tickets here.

The District and Māyā Day + Nightclub are hosting Star Wars-themed parties titled, “The Force.” Māyā will be decorated as the “dark side,” featuring Darth Vader, Storm Troopers and other characters. The club will be lit with vibrant red lights and illuminated disco balls hanging from the ceiling. On the flip side, The District will represent the light side of “Star Wars” and will showcase characters such as Leia, Yoda and Jedis. The venue will be transformed with lights covering the walls and ceilings, transporting guests into another galaxy. Acclaimed DJ, TJR will perform at Māyā  and resident DJs will perform at The District. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets here.

Putting a retro spin on the festivities, Goldmember New Year’s Eve at W Scottsdale will transport guests into a golden spectacle of ‘70s disco-themed décor, complete with go-go dancers, extreme roller-skating acrobatic performers and wait staff dressed to theme. Guests can mix and move on the WET Deck to the electric sounds of the hotel’s resident DJs, or head downstairs to listen to live music in the Living Room. At midnight, attendees will celebrate the arrival of 2018 with an impressive firework display from the hotel’s rooftop. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets here.

NYE3 allows guests to mingle at all three of Talking Stick Resort’s fetes throughout the evening and party the night away with several different tribute bands and DJs. Beyond NYE3, Talking Stick Resort will offer New Year celebrations throughout its property including Raven’s New Year’s Eve Gala in the Showroom from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., the property’s nightclub; Degree 270 will have DJs throughout the night including Tranzit from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. There will also be live music in each of its lounges including Blue Coyote Cantina, Orange Sky Lounge, Palo Verde Lounge and Shadows.

Set for 8 p.m. until 1 a.m., Mowry & Cotton’s end-of-year Porch Party at The Phoenician promises endless fine food and drink for attendees, with passed bites and food stations. Also on the roster is non-stop entertainment with a live band, a DJ and a dance floor, along with an onsite photo booth and plenty of chances for photo opps, while taking in unbeatable views of the surrounding Valley from the venue’s expansive, heated porch. There will be ample opportunity to break out the bubbly, including a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival, as well as for the midnight toast. $75 per person (plus tax and gratuity), with prices rising to $95 per person (plus tax and gratuity) from Dec. 21 through 31. For tickets, call 480.423.2530 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily.

Families are invited to ring in 2018 at Yote’s Family New Year’s Eve Party at Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resortin Phoenix. The family-friendly celebration will feature a hearty buffet dinner with open, community-style seating and an evening full of entertainment including a DJ spinning live tunes throughout the night, dancing, games and crafts, a magician, face painting and much more. Families can capture memories throughout the evening in the family photo booth and will celebrate the New Year early with a 10 p.m. ball drop and sparkling cider toast. The spectacular year-end celebration led by Yote, the resort’s friendly, furry mascot, will take place in the resort’s Anasazi Ballroom on Dec. 31, 2017 from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets to Yote’s Family New Year’s Eve Party, without accommodations, are available for $68 per adult and $29 per child age 10 and under. Tickets here.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Roosevelt Row Arts District! Party like it’s 1999 for the 2018 Flannel Ball with beer, live music, an art show, flannel clothing, food trucks, lawn games, a photo booth, a champagne toast, a midnight countdown, and a piñata drop. The party starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15. Tickets here.

Crescent Ballroom and The Van Buren are shutting down 3rd Avenue and Van Buren St. for a New Year’s Eve 2018 block party complete with two stages of live music, food trucks, heated tents, lights, drinks and more. Crescent Ballroom will host The Walter Show while The Van Buren will turn into Studio 18. One tickets grants you access into both parties. The party starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets here.

Ring in the New Year with musical performances at The Rebel Lounge as Chuck Ragan takes the stage with The Haymarket Squares, Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets here.

Gypsy Bar and Lucky Strike Phoenix in Downtown Phoenix are hosting a New Year’s Eve party complete with a midnight ball drop, a complimentary Champagne toast, party favors and beats by DJ Lockdown. The party kicks off at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Tickets here.

Ring in the New Year on Fat Tuesday Tempe’s huge extended patio and dance the night away on one of two dance floors with four DJ’s and grab a drink from one of three bars. Champagne toast at midnight. The night kicks off at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $10. Tickets here.

Swing your way into the New Year at both Topgolf locations in Scottsdale and Gilbert where they’re decking out everything in all gold and celebrating with live entertainment, a chef-inspired menu and a midnight celebration to remember. First floor bay reservations are $225 and second and third floor bays are $450. Enjoy unlimited Topgolf play, party favors and more. Tickets for Scottsdale here and for Gilbert here.

Rock n’ roll into the New Year at Rockbar with The Black Moods and special guests Random Karma. The night will also feature Renegade Audio’s DJ Michael Hagen. The party starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20. Tickets here.

Cloud N9ne in Phoenix is hosting an 18+ party that will have a midnight toast, a balloon drop, CO2 cannon and confetti blast plus a huge surprise at midnight. Julezz from Power 98.3, DJ OD and DJ Quese plus more will be playing hip hop, EDM and Latin music all night long. Party begins at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $5. Purchase tickets at the door or here.

Have a “Grown & Sexy” New Year’s Eve at The Casablanca Lounge in Old Town Scottsdale. The masquerade ball will kick off at 8 p.m. and is guaranteed to be the sexiest party in town with drink specials from 8 to 10 p.m., four DJs, two rooms, two cigar patios, 2 VIP areas, exclusive rooftop VIP area, bottle service tables, a complimentary Champagne toast and more. Note, dress code is upscale and required. Masks are available onsite for those who need them. Tickets start at $30. Tickets here.

Ring in the New Year at Blue Martini’s Black Ties and Bubbles celebration at High Street. Starting at 8 p.m., the night will feature live entertainment by Neon and DJ Groovetech, an open bar from 8 to 10 p.m., a Champagne toast and hand-passed hors d’oeuvres. VIP options available. Tickets start at $50. Tickets here.

INTL in Old Town Scottsdale is toasting the throne this year at their “Toast the Throne New Year’s Eve Party.” Doors open at 9 p.m. with a hosted premium bar until 10 p.m. Beats by DJ Hold’EM. Tickets are $25. Tickets here.

Swing into 2018 at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa at their “Royal Wonderland” event starting at 9 p.m. The evening includes a private celebration, party favors, a live band, cigar rolling, a photobooth, floating fire pits, buffet station, a Moet + Chandon Champagne toast, a balloon drop and more. Tickets are $105. Tickets here.

Celebrate New Years Eve at Boondocks Patio & Grill with a special performance by Christopher Shayne and a Champagne toast at midnight. Table reservations with bottle packages are available for larger parties. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $20. Tickets here.

Bar Louie in Tempe and Scottsdale are hosting a “Kiss Off 2017” party complete with music, martinis and more. Tickets are $40. Tickets for Tempe here and tickets for Glendale here.

For a New Year’s Eve filled with house music, head to Scarlet Lounge above Monarch Theater in Downtown Phoenix. The night is set to consist of a balloon drop, a Champagne toast, a drone raffle, a photo wall, party favors and a custom light show. The DJ lineup includes Tim Heit, Digital DJ Vic and Freightrain. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Tickets here.

Electric Mantis is taking over Shady Park for a night filled with live electronic music, art and more surprises plus a Champagne toast at midnight. 9 p.m. Tickets are $15. Tickets here.

Arizona’s biggest New Year’s celebration is happening at Rawhide for Decadence taking place December 30 & 31. Featuring DJs like Zedd, Steve Aoki, Duke Dumont and more, the weekend is sure to be a wild ride into 2018. Tickets start at $209. Tickets here.

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino is throwing an “Around the World New Year’s Eve Celebration” with performances by The Who Generation, The Walkens and DJ Myth. A selection of international drinks will be available like a Tokyo Tea, Athens Mule, French Martini and more plus international photo stations, complimentary party favors and a Champagne toast. 8 p.m. Tickets here.

Wasted Grain is hosting a “Black Tie New Year’s Eve” at 8 p.m. with a hosted bar from 8 to 9 p.m. including hosted appetizers and Skyy Bar. $20 cover.

Bar Crudo at Crudo will be hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration as the perfect cap to a delicious meal at Crudo.  The “Spend the Night at Crudo” party will feature half-off bottles of wine, Ramona special (a new canned wine from Master Somm Jordan Salcito), a midnight toast, plus small bites including caviar, burrata with truffles and a decadent crab special!  The “Spend the Night at Crudo” party in the Bar area will run from 9 p.m. to close.

Make New Year’s Eve a momentous occasion at the “Black & White” event at Calico Jack’s Cantina. Starting at 8 p.m. guests will dance the night away with live entertainment and enjoy great food, signature margaritas and Champagne. Each ticket will include a delectable dessert bar, party favors and a kiss & cheers midnight champagne toast. Pre-sale general admission tickets are $20 and VIP pre-sale tickets are $30. Bottle service and private seating packages are also available. Tickets here.

Watch the ball drop at Tavern + Bowl, offering a whole lot of fun for all ages with New Year’s Eve bowling packages. Bring the whole family for pre-party festivities during the day with the Family Day Package including 2.5 hours of unlimited bowling, pizza, wings, salad, unlimited soft drinks and a glass of champagne or cider for $99. For the late-night crew, the 21+ package includes 3 hours of bowling, 2 appetizers, pizza, wings, salad and a bottle of a champagne for $129. Tickets here.

Laugh your way through to 2018, and spend a night with Todd Rexx at Stir Crazy Comedy Club. Enjoy delectable drinks, delicious food and a show from the Las Vegas headliner T-Rexx. Tickets here.

Dress to impress one final time in 2017 at the McFadden’s black-tie event “Casino Royale.” A range of ticket options are available including general admission entry at $10 to table packages including a plated dinner with a bottle of Belvedere Vodka and champagne. Tickets here.

Put on your best party face as Salt: Tacos y Tequila kicks off 2018 in style with the “Fantome” party from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. Celebrate the new year with a DJ, a complimentary premium champagne toast at midnight and festive party favors.

Put on your Sunday best and make a red carpet entrance at Whiskey Rose on New Year’s Eve. The party begins at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door. $5 pre-order tickets are available for purchase now until December 30.

El Hefe Scottsdale is hosting “Countdown to Confetti,” an all day party on Sunday, followed by “The Morning After” starting at 6 a.m. on New Year’s Day. The venue will be covered in traditional gold, black and silver décor, and a running clock countdown to midnight. Music by DJ Diesel along with food and drink specials and festive decorations for guests. No cover entry till 11 p.m., otherwise tickets are $20 and VIP are $40. Tickets here. VIP table service is also available.

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Scottsdale is turning into “Champagne Row” for New Years Eve. This champagne-themed party will be poppin with festive décor, drink specials and music by DJ Real. No cover entry till 11 p.m., otherwise tickets are $20 and VIP are $40. Presale tickets are available at here. VIP table service is also available.

El Hefe Tempe and Whiskey Row Tempe are teaming up to host “The Champagne Ball,” an annual block party on Mill Avenue. Get entry to two of the top bars on Mill for the price of one. Guests will enjoy the champagne theme throughout both venues and music by DJ Cutswell and DJ Ekoh. No cover entry till 11 p.m., otherwise tickets are $20 and VIP are $40. Presale tickets are available at either elhefe.com or dierkswhiskeyrow.com. VIP table service is also available.

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Gilbert is hosting “Bentley’s Ball” on Sunday, December 31. This Nashville, southern-inspired party will feature festive décor, food and drink specials, and music by DJ Steel. VIP tickets are $100 each which include VIP priority line and guaranteed entry.

Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse is hosting “Vintage 2018,” a champagne and wine themed party on Sunday to get you ready to ring in 2018. Take 15-percent off your dinner bill with the purchase of presale tickets or a VIP package at any of RHG’s venues for New Years Eve. This includes Whiskey Row or El Hefe. Groups of 6 or more will also enjoy a penny bottle of Poema Champagne to celebrate. For reservations call  480-494-2008 or visit handcutchophouse.com.

Jake’s Unlimited is hosting a 21+ party that includes rides and attractions, bowling, a Champagne toast, bets by DJ Ramses Ja plus a chef’s selection buffet from 9 to 11 p.m. and an open well bar, both for an additional cost. Regular entry is $25, buffet is $20 and the open well bar is $25. Guests who purchase all three options will receive a $10 game card to round out the night with unlimited fun.

Ring in the New Year at Famous 48 for a night of live music from Trey Odom. Hungry guests can enjoy a dinner for two that includes an appetizer, an entree, choice of two sides, dessert and two glasses of Champagne for $48. Famous 48 is open until 1 a.m. For reservations, call 480.758.4994.