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15 Best New Year's Parties in Downtown Phoenix

by Lauren Potter
Bars & Nightlife Lauren Potter December 18, 2018

(Photo: Lauren Potter)


No plans for New Year’s Eve? No problem.
Whether you’re looking to dance the night away or dine out in style, Downtown Phoenix has a New Year’s celebration for the party animal or the reserved reveler in everyone.

New Year’s Eve 2019 Block Party / Crescent Ballroom / 8:30 p.m.

Ring in the New Year with DJs, disco and drag. One ticket gets you access to three stages including the Soul Train 70s dance party with a live band, Studio 54 drag disco & cabaret, plus Kalliope and more. It’s the biggest party in DTPHX.

New Year’s Eve Celebration / The Phoenix Symphony / 7 p.m.

End the year on a high note while feeling classy at Symphony Hall. The Phoenix Symphony will perform famous Strauss waltzes, seasonal classics, as well as Broadway and contemporary favorites, all with a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate the New Year. $20-$96.

New Year’s Eve Carnaval / Valley Bar / 8 p.m.

Dancing all night, with live music, feathery burlesque, a samba drumline, tarot readings, DJs & more. With Samba de Cavalo and Los Esplifs, Katrina Rainsong’s Hump Day Burlesque, and DJentrification. $20.

Rock & Roses New Year’s Eve 2019 / Copper Blues / 8 p.m.

Featuring more than 50 beers, live rock music and delicious pub fare.  General admission gets you entry, entertainment and a toast at midnight. VIP table reservations run the gamut from kinda fancy to super swanky. $20-$97.

Hassle-Free New Year’s Eve / Bitter & Twisted / 8 p.m.

Avoid the crowds and long lines for a funky 1950’s era sock-hop, 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. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $55-$380.

New Year’s Eve Dining / Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails / 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

Count down the remaining hours of 2018 and treat yourself to a delicious four-course dinner featuring a tasty selection of dishes made from fresh & seasonal ingredients. There are no set seatings, so enjoy your final meal of 2018 on your own time. Parking validated for up to two hours. For reservations, call 602-258-0231 or email Kendall Hain.

2019 Flannel Ball: New Year’s Eve Party & Art Show / 9 p.m.-1 p.m.

You’ll be plaid you went to the comfiest New Year’s Eve party in town. Party like it is 1999 by ringing in the new year in the heart of the Roosevelt Row Arts District while wearing your favorite flannels. Enjoy beer, live music, art and food trucks. There will also be plenty of fun activities like lawn games, a photo booth, and piñata drop with champagne toast at midnight. $15+.

New Year’s Eve 2018 / The Churchill / 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Ring in the new year at Roosevelt Row’s party hub — The Churchill. Enjoy live music by Ear Candy featuring Vaughn Willis, plus munch on food from one of the tasty vendors and drink away the sorrows of 2018 at one of The Churchill’s great bars. Each reservation comes with two drink tickets per person, a sparkling wine toast at midnight, and  a table for your group. $172+ for four people.

S#!tfaced Shakespeare New Year’s Eve Party / 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

In addition to a full performance of S#!tfaced Shakespeare’s Macbooze, guests will be treated to complimentary party favors, appetizers & desserts, champagne toast at midnight, live stream of the New York City Times Square ball drop and a few special New Year’s Eve surprises. $20 – $40.

Masquerade Ball – A New Year’s Eve Party / Found:RE Hotel / 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel and Match Restaurant & Lounge will transform into a black and white gala complete with masks and free-flowing fun all night long. Guests and locals are invited to mix and mingle incognito, disguised with a mask, as they dance the night away and enjoy interactive pieces of excitement around every corner. Attire is dress to impress. Tickets include entry to the party and a mask. $75.

New Year Dinner Party / Rott n’ Grapes / 5 p.m.

Have dinner, sip some bubbly and dance the night away at Rott n’ Grapes. The new restaurant and bar is hosting a three-course meal with unlimited bubbly, beer and wine selections, party favors and a midnight toast. Packages start at $55.

Au Revior 2018 / Lustre Rooftop Bar / 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Ring in the New Year under the stars with a Parisian red light district theme. Featuring double the DJ vibes, two dance floors, multiple bars, an indoor ballroom, plus plenty of heat lamps to keep you warm on a cool night. Exclusive VIP packages also available. Tickets include a midnight champagne toast. $50+.

NYE Deli Tavern Style / Deli Tavern / 10 p.m.

New Year’s Eve is going down at Deli Tavern and you know it’s going to include karaoke until midnight. And a shot at midnight (because champagne toasts are so 2018). Free.

Bubbles & Burlesque / The Duce / 8 p.m.

Witness an unforgettable bubbles & burlesque show in the Warehouse District while sipping on complementary champagne. To make a reservation, please email The Duce at getyourkicks@theducephx.com. $20 cover. $50 seating per person.

The Gold Affair – Suns vs Warriors After Party / Monarch Theatre / 8 p.m.-2 a.m. 

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 8 p.m. and tickets are $20. Bottle packages range from $80-$200.
 

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