Places To Dine, Drink For New Year's in Downtown Phoenix

by Downtown Phoenix Inc.
Bars & Nightlife Education Food, Restaurants & Dining Downtown Phoenix Inc. December 23, 2020

The rooftop bar at Cambria Hotel Downtown Phoenix offers sweeping views of Downtown Phoenix, Camelback Mountain, Piestewa Peak and more. (Photo: From The Rooftop)

From sips and sweets to multi-course dinners to-go, there’s a little something for everyone this New Year’s Eve. Each establishment has its own safety precautions, so call ahead or visit the website for more info.

B&T’S Hassle-Free Tiki NYE

Details: 1 W. Jefferson Street / 602-340-1924

Avoid the crowds and chaos typical of bars on New Year’s Eve. Instead, enjoy tasty cocktails and delicious food in an intimate setting with friends and family (maximum party of 8) at Bitter and Twisted’s Hassle-Free NYE. Reservations are limited. 

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails is offering a four-course, prix-fixe dinner for $80, which includes a ticket to the NYE party upstairs at Lustre Rooftop Bar. (Photo: Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails)

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Blue Hound

Details: 2 E. Jefferson Street / 602-258-0231

Before counting down the last hours of 2020, end the year on a decadent note with a four-course, prix-fixe dinner, in addition to regular dinner menu options. New Year’s dining is available from 4-10 p.m., and the $80 pre-fixe dinner includes a ticket to the NYE party upstairs at Lustre Rooftop Bar. Looking to stay the night? Hotel Palomar is offering dining and stay packages starting at $159 per night.

New Year’s Eve at The Churchill

Ring in the new year in the heated Churchill courtyard with DJ Panic, good vibes and a chance to win exclusive prizes all night long. Reserve a table for the whole night (9 p.m. to 1 a.m.) for up to four people for $40, or $80 for up to eight people. Each reservation includes four to eight raffle tickets and one or two bottles of bubbles, depending on table size.

First, chow down on elevated tacos and Mexican favorites at Chico Malo, then party the night away under the stars in the park at CityScape Phoenix. (Photo: Mer Norwood)

2021 New Year’s Eve at Chico Malo

Details: 50 W. Jefferson Street / 602-603-9363

Chico Malo is hosting a socially-distanced party under the stars at Patriot’s Park with DJ Soloman spinning from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dinner reservations are available through Open Table.

New Year’s Eve in Compass

Details: 122 N. Second Street, 24th Floor / 602-440-3166

Located atop the newly-remodeled Hyatt Regency, Arizona Compass is a iconic revolving rooftop restaurant, and a New Year’s Eve favorite. Enjoy 360-degree views of the Valley and a three-course champagne dinner. The NYE menu will be available Dec. 31 through Jan 2.

Each New Year’s table reservation at Copper Blues includes admission fee, party favors, a champagne bottle of your choice, a midnight toast and live music throughout the night (Photo: Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen).

New Year’s Eve – Rock Gold at Copper Blues

Details: 50 W. Jefferson Street / 480-719-5005

Dive into the heart of rock and roll during Copper Blues’ New Year’s party. Each table reservation will include admission fee, party favors, a champagne bottle of your choice (Moet or Veuve), a midnight toast, and of course, live music throughout the night. Tickets available on the Copper Blues website. 

New Year’s Eve Rock ‘N’ Roll Burlesque Show & Dinner at The Duce

Details: 525 S. Central Ave. / 602-866-3823

What’s New Year’s Eve without dinner and a show? Live music kicks off at 8 p.m. and goes through 2 a.m. at the Phoenix Warehouse District. Tickets start at $45. This is a 21 and older event. 

Featuring expansive garage doors opening onto Adams Street, cozy bar stools and a long list of cocktails, Dust Cutter is not your average hotel bar. (Photo: Dust Cutter)

Midnight Disco at Dust Cutter

Details: 100 N. First Street / 602-333-0000

Located at the Renaissance Hotel Downtown Phoenix, Dust Cutter will be ringing in 2021 with funky disco tunes, sparkling wine toasts at midnight, amazing food and drink specials, and festive treats. Call for reservations.

Cheers To A New Year From The Rooftop at Cambria Phoenix

Details: 222 E. Portland Street / 602-675-4108

Get a front row seat to the best views in the Valley and celebrate New Year’s under the stars. General admission is $15 and includes a midnight champagne toast and beats by DJ Hazardous. This is an all-outdoor party, but there is a large fire pit and space heaters to keep guests toasty until 1 a.m.

GenWine Arizona is a self-serve wine bar specializing in local wines, rare-finds, cheese boards and flatbread pizzas. Photo: GenuWine Arizona Wine Bar

GenuWine Arizona Wine Bar

Details: 888 N. First Ave. Suite 101 / 602-682-7494

Close out 2020 at GenuWine with live music and plenty of wine options. The party runs 6 p.m. to midnight.

Gracie’s ’90s New Year’s

Details: 711 N. 7th Ave. / 602-366-0111

Downtown’s favorite watering hole will have an all-outdoor, socially-distant New Year’s party on the back patio filled with the best ’90s music, a High Life toast and “Bar Cat Ball Drop” at midnight.

Hanny’s is hosting socially-distanced dining and drinks from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., featuring an extensive wine list covering six decades of Napa Valley selects, often paired with the charcuterie plate (pictured). (Photo: Hanny’s)


Details: 40 N. First Street / 602-252-2285

Sip a classic Hanny’s martini while DJs bring you into 2021. Enjoy socially-distanced dining and drinks from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

2021 New Year’s Eve [H]omakase Dinner Experience at Kaizen PHX

Details: 515 E. Grant Street / 602-432-0752

Kaizen PHX’s Chef Muñoz is bringing DTPHX a hand-crafted Omakase experience created exclusively to enjoy at home. This six-course dinner for two includes hors d’oeuvres, Japanese and Latin-inspired specialty dishes, an exclusive surf and turf sushi roll, omakase-style nigiri and dessert. Pre-order through Dec. 27 and all orders will be available for pickup at Kaizen in the Phoenix Warehouse District on Dec. 31 from 4-6 p.m.

Chef Stephen Jones of The Larder and the Delta (pictured) will be hosting an intimate dining experience, where guests will be surrounded by a maximum of 25 other people, with limited socially-distanced tables. (Photo: Kyle Niemier)


Glow Up! 2021 at The Larder + The Delta

Details: 200 W. Portland Street / 408-409-8520

Celebrate the end of 2020 Southern style. The Larder + The Delta will host three seatings on Dec. 31 at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. For $79 a person, you’ll get a four-course meal from the kitchen of James Beard Award semifinalist Chef Stephen Jones. Each seating is limited to 25 people.

The “Big City Nights” cocktail at Little Rituals actually has an edible mural printed on top. (Photo: Kyle Niemier)

Little Rituals No-Hassle New Year’s Eve 2020

Details: 132 S. Central Avenue, Fourth Floor / 602-603-2050

Panoramic views of the Valley, craft cocktails and champagne in an intimate, upscale environment — Little Rituals is hosting a one-of-a-kind New Year’s experience. Doors open at 8 p.m. and reservations are limited.

Dumpster Fire 2020 New Year’s Eve Party at Lucky’s Indoor Outdoor

Details: 817 N. Second Street / 602-975-8156

Roosevelt Row’s newest hangout will be hosting a New Year’s bash to remember from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31. Enjoy classic dive bar games like pool, skee ball, and bocce ball on the garden-style heated patio. Plus groups of four can receive a $10 bottle of champagne by placing a reservation ahead of time (email There’s no cover charge, and an enforced mask policy and social distancing will be in effect to comply with COVID-19 protocols and state regulations.

General admission tickets to Lustre’s New Year’s Eve party include reserved lounge seating and live entertainment. (Photo: Lustre Rooftop Bar)

New Year’s Eve Under the Stars at Lustre Rooftop Bar

Details: 2 E. Jefferson Street / 602-258-0231

Celebrate the New Year under the stars — $25 general admission tickets include reserved lounge seating and live entertainment from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. For $125, VIPs get a champagne toast, access to the ballroom lounge, and specialty drink and snack stations. For those looking to extend their stay at Hotel Palomar, check out the New Year’s Eve Celebration package starting at $299.

NYE Dinner at Match Market & Bar 

Details: 1100 N. Central Ave. / 602-875-8080

A special NYE menu (in addition to the regular menu) will be available for dine-in or takeout on Dec. 31 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The dinner for two package includes a half roasted chicken, scalloped potatoes, green bean mushroom casserole, a bottle of champagne, and a craft beer medley four-pack all for $100.

Cloth & Flame is hosting a celebratory four-course New Year’s Day brunch at The Pemberton PHX on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (Photo: Cloth & Flame)

New Year’s Day Champagne Brunch at The Pemberton PHX 

Details: 1121 N. Second Street 

Set against the 100-year-old historic Pemberton property, enjoy cocktails and a gourmet meal amongst the (socially-distanced) downtown community. There will be two seatings on New Year’s Day: One at 10 a.m. and another at 1 p.m. The menu will be announced one week before the brunch, and tickets can be purchased online.

Bryan Callen at Stand Up Live

Details: 50 W. Jefferson Street /480-719-6100

What better way to ring in the New Year than with some laughs? Known for his energetic, physical and highly-entertaining style of comedy, Bryan Callen is an American actor, stand-up comedian and podcaster with appearances on Schooled, The Goldbergs, MADtv, 2 Broke Girls, The Hangover parts 1 & 2, Sex and the CityOld SchoolEntourage and many more. Bryan Callen will be performing Dec. 31 through Jan 2, with multiple showtimes.