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Our top picks for New Year's Eve festivities!
Dave & Busters
Parents can pop the bubbly while the kids can sip on apple cider and let the confetti erupt! Dave & Buster’s Glendale is offering an exciting and fun way for you & your family to ring in the New Year! Designed for families, the event will run from 5-8pm with two package options from $29 to $37 and the venue is open until 1am. As a guest of the Family New Year’s Event, the ticket gives access to the event space as well as the Million Dollar Midway that’s packed to the rafters with games and stimulators. 9460 W Hanna Dr, Glendale, https://bit.ly/2BKyaRb
Tempo Urban Bistro
On Monday, December 31, the restaurant invites guests to ring in 2019 with an exclusive New Year’s Eve dinner menu served from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., accompanied by live music from pianist Bobby Hamilton from 6:00 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Tempo Urban Bistro, 21067 W. Main St., Buckeye, www.tempourbanbistro.com.
El Hefe Scottsdale
This Scottsdale nightlife hotspot is hosting “Countdown to Confetti” this New Years Eve starting at 8PM. Decked out in traditional gold, black and silver décor, El Hefe will be running the clock all day until midnight and feature music by DJ Convince. After welcoming 2019, don’t go far…El Hefe will reopen at 6AM on January 1 for more madness. No cover entry till 11PM. GA tickets are $20 and VIP are $40, which includes priority entry and a penny glass of champagne. Presale tickets are available at www.elhefe.com. 4425 N Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale.
Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse
The restaurant is hosting “Vintage 2019,” a champagne- and wine-themed party on Monday to get you ready to ring in 2019. 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, El Hefe or Riot House. Groups of 6 or more will also enjoy a penny bottle of Poema Champagne to celebrate. For reservations, call 480-494-2008 or visit www.handcutchophouse.com. 7135 E Camelback Rd., Scottsdale.
Scottsdale’s newest nightlife venue Riot House will host “The World Is Yours,” a Scarface and pink neon theme party this New Year’s Eve. Get ready to kick off the celebrations starting at 8PM with music by DJ Cutswell. GA tickets are $40. A VIP Package for two is $300 which includes a bottle of Veuve Champagne and priority entry. Presale tickets are available at www.riothousescottsdale.com. VIP table service is also available. 4425 N Saddlebag Trail #105, Scottsdale.
Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row Gilbert
The bar is hosting “Bentley’s Ball” on Sunday, December 31. This Nashville, southern inspired party will feature festive décor, food and drinks specials, and music by DJ Steel. Dinner reservations are recommended. No cover but VIP tickets are available for purchase at $100/each which include priority line and guaranteed entry. VIP table service is also available starting at 10PM. 323 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert. dierkswhiskeyrow.com.
Pomelo at the Orchard
On New Year’s Eve, Pomelo at the Orchard will be featuring some of their famous specialty entrees, starters and salads, along with a Prix Fixe menu. The Prix Fixe menu is $60 per person and it includes a welcome glass of champagne, starter Harvest Salad, choice of 8oz-10oz Lobster Tail, or 8oz Pan-Seared Filet Mignon and one dessert. There will also be signature cocktails, beer, wine and champagne available for purchase. 7100 N. 12th Street, Phoenix. For reservations, please call 602-633-2600.
New Year's Eve FUNBash
Jake's Unlimited will host a New Year's Eve FUNBash, an all-ages family event starting at 11 a.m. The entertainment venue will have a balloon drop and cider toast at 6 p.m. for kids and another balloon drop and champagne toast for the 21 and over at midnight. Before 8 p.m., an all-day $35.99 package will be available including access to an unlimited buffet, rides and attractions, non-redemption video games, laser tag, one game of bowling (including shoe rental), one game of mini-bowling, and a $10 fun card. After 8 p.m., there’s no admission and guests can purchase the New Year's Eve FUNBash package for $25.99 for all-night rides and attractions, non-redemption video games, laser tag, one game of bowling (including shoe rental) and one game of mini-bowling. 1830 E. Baseline Road, Mesa, www.jakesunlimited.com.
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix
Countdown the final hours of 2018 with a delicious four-course dinner at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, under the direction of Executive Chef Dushyant Singh. After dinner, head up to LUSTRE Rooftop Bar for the Au Revoir 2018 Party at LUSTRE Rooftop Bar from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Taking inspiration from the famed Parisian Red Light District in Paris, guests will feel like they’re worlds away. 2 E. Jefforson St., Phoenix. https://bit.ly/2rV1dgy.