Party Like it’s 2017: Your Guide to New Year’s Eve in Downtown Phoenix
December 22, 2016 by Fara Illich
No plans for New Year’s Eve. No problem.
From a classy night with the Phoenix Symphony to bumping beats and laser beams – DTPHX has a celebration fit for the party animal in everyone.
A New Year’s bash to remember featuring live music by NFocus, DJs, a comedian, great food and plenty of drinks to keep you dancing the night away. Tickets are $35 and the party starts at 9 p.m.
Avoid the crowds and long lines for a funky 1970s-style disco party, featuring world-class cocktails, delicious bites and a traditional midnight toast. Book in advance to secure a table or bar stool for the entire night — it sells out fast. Party starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $55-$380.
A vintage steam punk-styled affair. Featuring a free Champagne toast at midnight, private tables, a fixed menu (for an additional cost), and live music. Party starts at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $20-$53.
Crescent Ballroom is closing down both Second and Third avenues to create an indoor-outdoor block party with two stages featuring Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra and DJ Sean Watson. Walter Productions is bringing the Kalliope stage — a funky art car, complete with hi-fi sound and lasers — in addition to Walter the Bus, Big Red and Heathen, a pyrotechnic fire truck. The party starts at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $17.
A delicious preset dinner will be served from 5-8:30 p.m., followed by a NYE party featuring a Champagne toast, munchies, music, party favors, and an “artistic countdown” with local painter Randy Hedden. Dinner costs $85-$125, which includes cover to the party, and $25 for kids. If you want tickets to the party only, cover is $30.
The Roosevelt Row Arts District knows how to party like it’s 1999…in 2017. Join Bud’s Glass Joint, Lawn Gnome Publishing and Growhouse for a night of live music, flannel clothing, food trucks, a piñata drop, Champagne toast, and of course, lots of amazing artwork. You can expect live entertainment from Apeface, Man Hands, Nostrum and K Dangerous. Party starts at 9 p.m. and tickets cost $15-$25.
Bumping beats by DJ Pickster, complimentary Champagne toast at midnight, hosted bar and buffet available from 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $25-$50, depending on food and beverage packages. Party starts at 8 p.m.
Lustre is throwing an upscale Roaring Twenties soiree, featuring complimentary bites from 7-9 p.m., 1920s-inspired cocktails, a Champagne bar, and beats by DJ Kim E Fresh and Jen Jones. Party starts at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $40.
With private tables, bottle service and VIP available, downtown’s hottest night club helps you ring in the new year right. Featuring two rooms, four DJs, a free Champagne toast at midnight and hundreds of beautiful people. Party starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $25. Bottle packages start at $150.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at The Nash. Featuring music by local guitarist and vocalist Pete Pancrazi and his trio, playing familiar jazz standards and classic songs to ring in the new year. Tickets include a desert intermission with your choice of bubbly. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $20-$35.
Ring in 2017 with the Celtic sounds of Saints of Éirinn at your favorite Irish pub. Seamus McCaffrey’s is arguably the best place in downtown to sing “Auld Lang Syne” at midnight (and it also has the largest selection of Scotch and Irish whiskey in the Valley.) Party starts at 9 p.m.
Guest conductor Stuart Chafetz leads this popular celebration featuring Strauss waltzes, seasonal classics, Broadway favorites and contemporary hits. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne and a full bar. Two performances at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., tickets cost $25-$109.
Are you ready to see 2016 go away and never return? Then join ThirdSpace in giving it the sendoff it deserves. Featuring live music by Barefoot & Pregnant, Grave Danger and Gerald Collier, in addition to a free Champagne toast at midnight, and free rein to wine and moan about the follies of this wretched year. Party starts at 8 p.m. and cover is $5.