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25 hot spots to book a last-minute office holiday party

You’ve worked hard. You’ve had a better year than last year. You’re cautiously optimistic about what’s coming in 2017. It’s time to celebrate.

Even if the office holiday party is something that slipped your mind because it wasn’t always in the budget the last few years, there are plenty of options still available to create a memorable holiday event for employees. Here are some hot spots — in alphabetical order — where you can book a last-minute holiday party or an off-site event to boost company morale.

Bevvy: Bevvy Gastropob features gourmet comfort foods and craft beverages created special for your events.  Bevvy offers private and semi-private event spaces for your next business or personal holiday gathering.  Book your party at events@eveningentertainmentgroup.com.  4420 N. Saddlebag Trail #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour: Bitter & Twisted happily accepts reservations for groups of up to 15 guests on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays based on availability.  In addition, full venue hire is also available.  To make your reservation, email Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour at events@bitterandtwistedaz.com.  Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour, 1 W. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ 85003. 

Bottled Blonde Pizzeria & Beer Garden: Bottled Blonde can host private and semi-private events including a semi-private indoor event space, along with dynamic indoor and outdoor spaces. Book your parties at events@eveningentertainmentgroup.com.  Bottled Blonde Pizzeria & Beer Garden, 7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Dave and Buster’s: Host your corporate holiday party at Dave and Buster’s Glendale Monday through Wednesday and receive 10 percent off your event as well as a parting $10 Power Card gift for each person attending your event. There is still space available throughout November and December for us to to 1,900 guests. To book: 623-759-7806

FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel: Be among the first to experience a sense of community and discovery in this truly unique space. Experts will help you curate an inspired experience in our FOUND:RE’s gallery with locally flavored art, food and spirits. To book: ccarnahan@foundrehotels.com or 480-309-5858

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria: The best way to book an event is by emailing events@grimaldispizzeria.com. If you are looking for a place to host your party, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is the perfect place for almost any occasion. For food, each banquet room is buffet style serving. The sizes of the rooms vary at each location, so be sure to include party size when making a reservation.

Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails: Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails features 3 distinct event spaces accommodating groups of 25-300.  Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails features a full kitchen and custom catering options, along with beverage and custom adult milkshake packages.  Book your party at events@eveningentertainmentgroup.com.  4420 N. Saddlebag Trail Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Honor Amongst Thieves: Honor Amongst Thieves is available for private events.  The cocktail lounge can host up to 80-people and would a great intimate setting for a private office celebration.  Book Honor Amongst Thieves at events@eveningentertainmentgroup.com.  Honor Amongst Thieves, 5538 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. 

Hotel Valley Ho: A number of dates are open for cocktail receptions, dinners and more. Unique venues include the panoramic Sky Line Rooftop, modern SoHo Ballroom and indoor-outdoor Sands venue. To book: 855-545-7718

Hyatt Regency ScottsdaleCelebrate the sparkle and “spirits” of the season at Hyatt Regency Scottsdale. A variety of indoor and outdoor  venues are available for parties of 20 to 500. Book Sunday through Thursday and receive a 15 percent catering discount or 10 percent on Saturday night. To book, give the events manager a “jingle” at 480-629-6050 or visit Scottsdale.regency.hyatt.com.

J&G Steakhouse: Nestled in the foothills of Camelback Mountain, J&G Steakhouse can host private and semi-private events in style.   To make your reservations, call 480-214-8000.  J&G Steakhouse, 6000 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251. 

Joyride Taco House: Joyride Taco House features authentic Mexican cuisine in a casual, laid back vibe.  Joyride Taco House features a beautiful patio overlooking Central Avenue, for a perfect place for your holiday party.  To make a reservation, call 602-274-8226.  Joyride Taco House- 5202 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012

Marcellino Ristorante: In Italy, gatherings always involve food lovingly  prepared and beautifully served. Marcellino’s goal is to create a stress-free, unique and memorable event, tailored to your needs. Business or pleasure. Private, semi-private, at the bar or on one of two patios. Small or large groups up to 80 guests. To book: 480-990-9500, 7114 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale.

Octane Raceway: Octane Raceway offers an adrenaline-filled group package experience with 45 mph karts, a brand new catering menu with dishes prepared in-house, private meeting spaces, mini-bowling, arcade games and billiards. To book: 602-302-7223 or octaneraceway.com

Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails: Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails in central Phoenix features authentic Italian cuisine with an Italian twist.  Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails can be reserved for partial or full buyouts, plus features a gorgeous outdoor patio.  To make a party reservation, call 602-296-4147.  Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails- 5813 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. 

Postino Annex: Postino Annex, in the heart of ASU’s Tempe campus, features expansive areas to host mix and mingle holiday gatherings.  Postino Annex is available for partial buyouts.  To make a party reservation, call 480-927-1111.  Postino Annex- 615 S. College Ave. Tempe, AZ 85281. 

RnR Gastropub: RnR Gastropub can host both private and semi-private events featuring custom hors d’oeuvres, buffet and menus, along with beverage packages.  Host your next event on RnR’s semi-private dining patio.  Reserve your spot at events@eveningentertainmentgroup.com.  RnR Gastropub, 3737 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Sandbar Mexican Grill: Sandbar Mexican Grill in Phoenix and Chandler serves up fresh Mexican cuisine in a fun beach vibe.  Sandbar Mexican Grill offers private and semi-private event spaces, along with 4 semi-private VIP Patio cabanas.   Book your party at events@eveningentertainmentgroup.com.  Sandbar Chandler, 7200 W. Ray Rd. Chandler, AZ 85226. Sandbar Desert Ridge, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050.

Stock & Stable: Stock & Stable offers private and semi-private event options including a semi-private event space, along with indoor and outdoor options.  Book your party at events@eveningentertainmentgroup.com.  Stock & Stable, 5538 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. 

Taco Guild: Taco Guild, set in a beautiful old church is a  gastropub that infuses new twists into time-tested recipes. Using farm fresh ingredients, the Guild’s culinary artisans mix Old World flavors with New World styles. The private event space can host up to 26 people  seated and is a unique and fun spot for any private event. Menus offer a wide range of options including buffet or plated service.  To book a party, contact Marissa Falcone at mfalcone@ztejas.com  or visit tacoguild.com 

The Hermosa Inn and LON’s at the Hermosa: The luxury getaway and its award-winning restaurant offer a number of unparalleled spaces – along with views of Camelback Mountain – for holiday parties and events for anywhere from 20-200 people. To book: 602-792-1914 or info@hermosainn.com

The Melting Pot: The best way to book a private party is to call your local Melting Pot. You can find all contact information at www.meltingpot.com. The Melting Pot is the perfect place to host any type of party. There are private rooms for your event and we can work together to create the perfect fondue menu to fit your party’s needs. The application to reserve a large party reservation can be found on the website where you can also choose the menu.

The Orchard PHX/Pomelo: The Orchard PHX/ Pomelo is a beautiful setting for business lunches, dinners, cocktail parties and can accommodate business meeting with AV  in private dining areas. We can also accommodate large receptions on our outdoor lawn area that is lined with elm trees covered in twinkling lights creating a magical experience!! You will enjoy delicious food, wonderful service, with an Arizona twist! To book events for the holidays, especially if it is a large group and requires the lawn area currently there are plenty of Mondays or Tuesdays available through the season. Contact Linda Schnitzer at 602-739-0424.

The Phoenician: The iconic Phoenix location has ample space, both indoors and out, for parties of 20-1,000 attendees. Given the beautifully appointed holiday décor throughout the property, the event will be enhanced at whatever location and event you may choose.  To book: PhoenicianCatering@luxurycollection.com or 480-423-2722

Tilt Studio: Eat, drink and be merry. Book your company holiday party at Tilt Studio in Arizona Mills Mall and receive free room rental and a fun at full blast experience. To book: hluvisi@tiltstudio.com or 623-238-8607

Twisted Grove Parlor & Bar: Twisted Grove Parlor in Scottsdale has a special event space, The Board, for your next private event.  The Boardroom offers the best of both worlds, with a smart-equipped dining room that unfolds to a private patio featuring our massive, signature brick fireplace. Enjoy private access to your event, plus the ability to transition your event from cocktails outside by the fire to a cozy dinner inside. To book your next party, call Twisted Grove at 480-699-0811. 

Uptown Alley: You can find the application to host a party at Uptown Alley at www.uptownalleysurprise.com and email it to kjovic@uptownalleysurprise.com. Uptown Alley is a great place to host a variety of parties. They can do anything from holiday parties to corporate and team building events. They have many different food options from pizza to a full holiday dinner including roasted turkey breast and potato au gratin.

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill: All five Phoenix Z’Tejas locations welcome special private events including holiday parties. The fresh, flavorful and innovative menus use traditional ingredients, spices and cooking techniques from all over the South to creatr a taste without borders. The Bethany Home location, located in mid-town Phoenix has an elegant room with space for up to 35 seated. Brunch, lunch, and dinner menus are available including buffet or plated service. More information on the other four Phoenix-Metro locations can be found at http://ztejas.com/. To book a private party contact Marissa Falcone at mfalcone@ztejas.com



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