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

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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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Classic Album Thursdays at Old Town Whiskey

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Looking for something to do this week? "Night Owl" is a quick guide to special nights at bars and clubs around town. We'll give you a few hints re: cover, dress code, music and atmosphere. Thursdays mark Classic Album Thursdays at Old Town Whiskey.
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Ryan Wolf
Classic Album Thursdays at Old Town Whiskey.
​Last week was 1969. This week is 1975. Next week could be anywhere before, after or in between at The Saguaro's Old Town WhiskeyClassic Album Thursday is Mr. P-Body's classic rock equivalent of a time machine... or it's just a good excuse to relax, to drink a couple creative cocktails and to put on some of your favorite old school records.

See the full Classic Album Thursdays slideshow here and our impressions after the jump...
 

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The 12-Hour Happy Hour at 32 Shea

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Looking for something to do this week? "Night Owl" is a quick guide to specials at bars and clubs around town. We'll give you a few hints re: cover, dress code, music and atmosphere. The 12-Hour Happy Hour goes down six times a week at 32 Shea.
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Ryan Wolf
A mint lemon drop martini at 32 Shea.
​It's 5 o'clock somewhere, but that doesn't matter when you're at 32 Shea where you can get a drink at 6 a.m. and it'll even be on special. Even though the 12-Hour Happy Hour may not be the best bargain in town, it is the longest one.

See the full 12-Hour Happy Hour slideshow here and our impressions after the jump...

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2-4-1 Wednesdays at Bliss Rebar

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Looking for something to do this week? "Night Owl" is a quick guide to special nights at bars and clubs around town. We'll give you a few hints re: cover, dress code, music and atmosphere. Every Wednesday marks 2-4-1 Wednesdays at Bliss Rebar.
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Ryan Wolf
2-4-1 Wednesdays at Bliss Rebar.
Bliss Rebar is a metallic forest free-for-all with its combination of urban, industrial and rural designs. The heavily forested bar can be enjoyed at an increasingly blissful price as 2-4-1 Wednesdays continues past 9 p.m. and on into the downtown Phoenix night. 

See the full 2-4-1 Wednesdays at Bliss Rebar slideshow here and our full rundown after the jump...

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Mad Woman Wednesdays at The Duce

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Looking for something to do this week? "Night Owl" is a quick guide to special nights at bars and clubs around town. We'll give you a few hints re: cover, dress code, music and atmosphere. Every Wednesday marks Mad Woman Wednesdays at The Duce.
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Ryan Wolf
A Cuba Libre at The Duce.
Mad Woman Wednesdays at the The Duce in downtown Phoenix is a ladies' night that's all about fresh and organic vintage cocktails and loud live music. The night's kept a pretty low profile, but with any luck, the dance floor will be buzzing next Wednesday. 

See the full Mad Woman Wednesdays at The Duce slideshow here and check out a full rundown after the jump ... 

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Word of the Day at Hula's Modern Tiki

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Looking for something to do this week? "Night Owl" is a quick guide to special nights at bars and clubs around town. We'll give you a few hints re: cover, dress code, music, and atmosphere. Every Thursday marks Word of the Day at Hula's Modern Tiki.
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Ryan Wolf
Dr. Funk at Hula's Modern Tiki.
The Word of the Day deal is the best bar buy we've discovered in a while. The cool and kitschy Hula's Modern TIki combines two-for-one fruity drinks, Dr. Funk, and 1950s style for a Thursday worth checking Facebook for.


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Natalie Merrill at Kitchen 56

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Looking for something to do this weekend? "Night Owl" is a quick guide to special nights at bars and clubs around town. We'll give you a few hints re: cover, dress code, music and atmosphere. Every Thursday marks Natalie Merrill at Kitchen 56.
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Ryan Wolf
Natalie Merrill at Kitchen 56.
Kitchen 56 plays the fine line between swanky and casual. The crowd includes families and older couples and the bar has an easy going, cool vibe. Thursdays feature Natalie Merrill and her acoustic renditions of everyone from The Beatles to Kid Rock.

Check out the latest installment here and our impressions after the jump...

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Sunday School at The Vig

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Looking for something to do this weekend? "Night Owl" is a quick guide to special nights at bars and clubs around town. We'll give you a few hints re: cover, dress code, music and atmosphere. Every Sunday marks Sunday School at The Vig.
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Ryan Wolf
Elvis Before Noon at The Vig.
Sunday School is in at The Vig. While the afternoon affair skips religion in favor of half-priced vino and the vinyl era tunes of Elvis Before NoonArcadia's hippest crowd flocks in to worship its own deities. 

Check out the latest installment here and our impressions after the jump...

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Saturdays with Mitchell Leonard at O.H.S.O.

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Looking for something to do this weekend? "Night Owl" is a quick guide to special nights at bars and clubs around town. We'll give you a few hints re: cover, dress code, music and atmosphere. Every Saturday marks Saturdays with Mitchell Leonard at O.H.S.O.
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Ryan Wolf
The back room at O.H.S.O. on Saturday night.
​Oh, so you go to O.H.S.O. and there's no nanoBrewery or Saturday night drink specials, but somehow O.H.S.O. its Saturdays with Mitchell Leonard are still a cool, casual and overwhelmingly cute way to spend your evening.

Check out the latest edition here and our thoughts after the jump...

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The Ho Wine Experience at Cafe ZuZu

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Looking for something to do this weekend? "Night Owl" is a quick guide to special nights at bars and clubs around town. We'll give you a few hints re: cover, dress code, music and atmosphere. Every Wednesday marks The Ho Wine Experience at Cafe ZuZu.
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Ryan Wolf
Wednesday wine specials at Cafe ZuZu.
The Ho Wine Experience can leave you feeling a bit, um, inexperienced. The weekly Wednesday wine special features $5 glasses of signature wines and the swanky as always style of Cafe ZuZu and the Hotel Valley Ho. However, the best beverages and bargains came courtesy of the Cool Redux happy hour.
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