Arts & Culture Bars & Nightlife Deal Featured Food, Restaurants & Dining Music & Events Fara Illich December 26, 2012

Wave goodbye to 2012 with 20 – yes 20 – different options in Downtown Phoenix. The offerings include five dinners, two cultural events, 10 parties and three hotel specials:


District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

The Arizona desert-inspired menu features artisan ingredients, herbs from the restaurant’s rooftop garden and sustainably harvested produce from local growers – and – can be paired with Arizona wines for an extra $30. First seating: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. $59, $30 for kids, second seating: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. $69, $34 kids *Second seating includes Champagne toast. Wine pairing: $30. There will also be great live Jazz music. Reservations required. 602-817-5400.


This exciting Latin-inspired four course menu includes a complimentary sparking cocktail. Price is $65 for dinner. Wine pairings are also available for $30. Reservations required. 602-429-3600.

Nobuo at Teeter House

Celebrate at the Teeter House and enjoy a menu of hassun, sashimi spoons, lobster tri and dessert. Additional dishes will be available. Starting at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is $80 per person. Call to reserve your seat. 602-254-0600.

Arrogant Butcher

The expansive menu includes beef short rib stew, roasted beet salad and salted caramel pudding. Dinner is from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prices a la carte. For reservations call 602-324-8502.

Steve’s Greenhouse Grill

The three-course dinner for two menu features a choice of carved prime rib, surf and turf, grilled vegetable penne pasta, fettuccine chicken alfredo and broiled salmon or grilled tilapia. Every meal includes Champagne or wine toast. Open until 11 p.m. Dinner for two is $42.95. 602-252-2742.

Get Cultured

The Phoenix Symphony

Ring in 2013 with family, friends and The Phoenix Symphony as we perform your favorite classics during this joyous musical celebration. Symphony Hall at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $18. 602-495-1999,

Herberger Theater Center

One of Jane Austen’s most enchanting heroines comes to life in this lavish new large-scale musical from Paul Gordon, the Tony Award-nominated composer of Daddy Long Legs and Jane Eyre. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $36.50. 602-256-6899,


Lustre Bar

Hotel Palomar’s rooftop bar will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with giant snowflakes, thousands of twinkle lights and sparkling snow. Dress in winter white to commemorate the occasion, enjoy complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and dance the night away to the sounds of DJs Dave Strickland and Drea.Tickets are $20, free to guests who dine at Blue Hound before the bash and half-price for those who purchase a drink at Blue Hound. Purchase tickets here.

Monarch Theatre and Bar Smith

Join Monarch Theatre and Bar Smith for a New Year’s Eve like none other: 2 clubs, 4 dance floors. The night will feature DJs including David Alvarado, Pete Salaz, Senbad, Foul Play & UKT Residents, Prince$$, Murk, Terry Mullan, Jared Alan and more. 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. $20 at door, VIP bottle services available.

Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge

Bowl, nosh, toast. A live DJ will keep the place hopping. $300 for 8 guests or $45 per person package which includes: starter appetizer plate + party favors, 1 hour of bowling + shoe rental and 1 bottle of Champagne. 21 and up. Starting at 8 p.m. 602-732-5490.

The Turf Irish Pub

Ring in the new year in the Irish tradition. Featuring dinner and drink specials as well as a Champagne toast and party favors. No cover.

The Rose and Crown Pub

Get out the fedoras and the cocktail attire, it’s the third annual Rat Pack New Year’s Eve Party at the Rose and Crown. Enjoy free party favors, Champagne toast at midnight and appetizers as well as drink specials throughout the night. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover.

Seamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Featuring live music from the Sea Merchants, party favors, a Champagne toast at midnight as well as drink and shot specials. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $5 cover.

Copper Blues

Rock in the new year with live music from the Instant Classics. Tickets are $25 per person and include a Champagne toast at midnight. VIP options available starting at $40 per person (tax and gratuity not included). 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Buy online or call the box office to reserve your spot. 480-719-5005,

Gypsy Bar

Ring in 2013 at Gypsy Bar with RESET a New Year’s Eve celebration. Watch the ball drop on our 12′ screen and toast with Champagne at midnight. Featuring DJ La, a live performance by Nyla, party favors and drink/ food packages. 602-732-5490,

Crescent Ballroom

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with DJ Sean Watson, Deux Yeux, Pastries With Teeth, Dj Roya, and Visuals Brainwash Mr. Matt Castleberry Esq. Also enjoy a free Champagne toast at midnight. Starting at 9 p.m. Free. This is a 21 and over event.

Stand Up Live

Ring in the New Year with comedy, food and party favors. Call to find out about Champagne and bottle service for VIP priority seating. Tickets are $25 with a two drink minimum.  7:30 and 10 p.m. 480-719-6100.


Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel

Holiday rates start at $89 and the breakfast the next morning is not to be missed. For $17.95 dine on local eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, sweet toast, assorted breads as well as fruit, yogurt and, for $3 more join in on the make-your-own Bloody Mary Bar. To book, visit or call 866-716-8134 and mention rate code HOL12.

Westin Phoenix Downtown

Holiday rates start at $95 and from the luxuriously appointed, oversized guestrooms that offer floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views of downtown Phoenix you might just see fireworks from around the Valley. To reserve your stay, book online at or call 866-716-8134 and mention rate plan HOL12.

Hotel Palomar

Stay at Hotel Palomar and see comedian Ralphie May at StandUp Live at the early show of your choice Dec. 28-31. A VIP escort from Palomar Phoenix to StandUp Live, deluxe guest-room accommodations, and a continental breakfast for two the next morning are included. Show 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Book online at with rate code PNYE or by calling 602-253-6633 and mentioning the package.