Seven Ways to Get Home (and Avoid a DUI) on New Year's Eve in Phoenix

Categories: Nightlife

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It goes without saying that fuzz is gonna be hitting Valley streets en masse tonight, enforcing our states fearsome DUI laws (where John Q. Law states they can bust anyone impaired "to the slighest degree") and hunting down anyone who's idiotic enough to get behind the wheel after a couple of drinks at local bars and clubs tonight. It even brings to mind Ernie Hudson's humorous line from The Crow: "So many cops, you'd think they givin' away donuts!"

Unless you're the sort of foolhardy daredevil who enjoys risking the lives of both yourself and others -- not to mention a very expensive trip to the hoosegow -- check out the following suggestions on how to get home safely tonight without incident. You can thank us in the morning.

See also:
- New Year's Eve Guide 2013
- The Most Interesting New Year's Eve Parties in Metro Phoenix
- Where to Drink and What to Eat in Phoenix on New Year's Eve
- 7 More Picks for Where to Drink and Dine in Phoenix on New Year's Eve

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Top Notch Transportation

7. Old Town Scottsdale's Golf Carts
On any given weekend night in Scottsdale's nightlife district, the streets are abuzz with flocks of gas-powered golf carts whisking away inebriated bar-hoppers, gussied-up gals, and other clubgoers to their next drinking destination. And while these speedy rides mainly take people from club to club (and typically are available until 3 a.m.), drivers are often willing to transport those who live in close proximity to Old Town directly to their front doorsteps, especially if you give 'em a healthy tip.Cost: Free, although gratuities are always appreciated.

Top Notch Transportation: 602-465-7816
Bunny Rides: 602-405-2106
Swift Rides: 602-909-2288

6. Bar Buses
The proprietors of a few local nightlife establishments will not only offer patrons a place to party tonight, they'll also provide a lift home after an evening of revelry. For example, both The Vig (4041 North 40th Street, 602-553-7227) and its sister restaurant in Uptown (6015 North 16th Street, 602-633-1187) will be running the "Vig Rig" service to customers between locations and within nearby neighborhoods starting at 6 p.m. Call 602-722-5976 to make arrangements. Meanwhile, Old Town Scottsdale after-hours dance club Afterlife (4282 North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, 480-264-8300) will provide free shuttle service to the dorms of ASU every 30 minutes.
Cost: Free.

Location Info


Old Town Scottsdale

7375 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Mill Avenue District

Mill Ave. between University Drive and Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

Downtown Phoenix

Washington St. & Second St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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