Did you wait until the last minute to make plans for toasting the New Year? It’s not too late to add planning to your resolution list! In the meantime, we collected a list of loud, elegant and fabulous NYE parties perfect for finding someone to smooch at midnight — or to just dance away the final minutes of 2013.
Party Like It’s 1925 @ Sandbar
Grab your pearls and throw on that risqué ankle-bearing dress because the Sandbar is hosting a chic 1920s-themed New Year Eve party. Guests are invited to get all gussied up in their finest flapper dresses, suits and top hats, or other classic Roaring Twenties garb and kick off the New Year in classic style. Of course, this being the Sandbar, the party will still have a distinctively casual beach vibe, including a Coronitas toast at midnight, as well as $5 glasses of Champagne and live music all night long. It’s sure to be the party of the decade, or any decade. 7200 W. Ray Rd., Chandler//21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix @
Bottles and Bow Ties @ The Mint
Break the bank this New Years Eve, or at least look like you did, at The Mint’s “Bottles & Bow Ties” party on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Scottsdale’s finest ultra-lounge invites you to don your finest duds and go all out at this exclusive New Year’s Eve bash with live music spinning all night long and a midnight champagne toast to ring in the New Year right. 7373 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale @ 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
El Hefe Grand Opening
Riot Hospitality Group (RHG) will celebrate the grand opening of the contemporary Mexican restaurant-bar El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria in Tempe on NYE. The celebration will take place in the courtyard behind El Hefe and RHG’s newest venue, Public House on Sixth. 640 S. Mill Ave., Tempe @ 5 p.m.
“Luxe Life” New Years Eve w/ Audien @ Maya Day + Nightclub
Guests are invited to ring in the New Year in luxury with bubbles and beats. The nightclub will be decked out in gold and silver decor as we celebrate the first-ever New Years Eve at Māyā Day + Nightclub for a one-of-a-kind experience. DJ Audien will be returning to Māyā on December 31 after his performance at Sound Wave music festival in September to ring in the New Year. The DJ/producer has been producing tracks and remixes for a number of labels making a big mark on the Beatport trance charts. 7333 E. Indian Plaza @ 9 p.m.
New Year’s Eve @ Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row
Join Whiskey Row to ring in the New Year! Enjoy live music by Ryan Bexley and delicious drinks all night. No cover and no dress code. 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail @ 11 a.m., DJ set @ 10 p.m.
One Night in Bangkok New Years Eve @ W Scottsdale
Guests will make their way up to the WET deck where paper lanterns will be strung from the balconies and palm trees along with a Buddhist shrine where the walls will be draped in red and gold. The evening will include live entertainment acts, gambling tables and the annual W ball drop that will help ring in the new year. Guests will also have the chance to win a trip to the W Bangkok with airfare included. 7277 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale @ 5 p.m.
New Year’s Eve at Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort encourages guests to relive the ’80s on Dec. 31 when it hosts “Studio TSR Strikes Back.” The property will kick off the festive celebration with a dinner followed by the sounds of Buster Poindexter and Las Vegas tribute band Loveshack. Fans will feel as though they traveled back in time as Poindexter belts out his popular renditions of “Hot Hot Hot,” “Bad Boy” and “House of the Rising Sun.” But the thrilling extravaganza will not end there. Loveshack is slated to command the stage, performing ’80s classics such as Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me” and The Go-Go’s “We Got the Beat.” Come out and relish in the decade that made leg warmers and shoulder pads must-have accessories. A large snow and bubble shower will fill the room at the stroke of midnight. 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale @ 6:30 p.m. for dinner and the show. Concert @ 9 p.m.
Raven’s 8th Annual New Year’s Eve Gala
If you’re in the mood for an upscale New Year’s Eve soiree, try Talking Stick Resort’s Raven’s 8th Annual New Year’s Eve Gala. Attendees will be treated to a musical night of bliss in the showroom as Scottsdale-based band, SMASHT performs popular tunes from a variety of genres including Top 40, rock, pop, hip hop, disco and funk. DJ KILO is sure to keep the party going as he plays his mix of dance singles during the band’s intermission. In addition to an appetizer buffet, the evening will include a spacious dance floor, complimentary parking, drink specials and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Guest must wear semi-formal to black tie attire. 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale @ 8 p.m.
New Year’s Eve at Degree 270
Head up to the 14th floor at Talking Stick Resort and join the party in nightclub Degree 270. Guests are in store for a night of nonstop fun as a live DJ is plays the latest top radio hits. The festive celebration will include dancing on the club’s large dance floor, party favors and champagne toast at midnight. 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale @ 8 p.m.
New Year’s Eve at Casino Arizona
Casino Arizona also is recapturing the essence of the ’80s and everyone is welcome to attend! Come celebrate the New Year with a festive dance party in the Showroom featuring famed tribute act, The Whip-Its. Characters, Dieter and Ivanka Hump, a European dominatrix who dons a whip and leather get-up, will have audiences laughing hysterically as they tell jokes in between musical numbers. Audiences will groove and sway as the performers sing classic ’80s anthems like Blondie’s “One Way or Another,” Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” and so many more. A dinner buffet, balloon drop, champagne toast and two complimentary drinks are included in the package. 524 N. 92nd St., Phoenix @ 6:30 p.m. Dinner @ 7 p.m. Concert @ 9 p.m.
New Year’s Eve @ Arizona Room Patio Grill
End the year in the best way possible with live entertainment and delicious delights in the Arizona Room Patio Grill. Guests can prepare to dance the night away as the four-member live band, Sapphire Sky performs a number of festive tunes. The New Year’s Eve bash will include a dinner buffet, complimentary appetizers, champagne toast at midnight and one drink ticket. 524 N. 92nd St., Phoenix @ 6:30 p.m.