Celebrate New Year’s in Rim Country at one of the following businesses. Please note, not all area establishments could be reached for information by press time and only a few will stay open until midnight):
Buffalo Bar and Grill, 311 S. Beeline, 474-3900
Offers a special for two with New York strip steaks, sides, dessert and a midnight champagne toast; there’s no cover charge and DJ Johnny Vela will provide the entertainment.
Butcher Hook, Tonto Basin, 479-2712
Offers live music by the Clay Sopeland Band, party favors, a midnight (thereabouts) breakfast and provides designated drivers if needed; on New Year’s Day there will be a shuffleboard tournament starting at 2 p.m. with prize money and snacks.
Cardo’s, 203 E. Hwy. 260, (928) 468-1626
Offers steak, salmon or a clam sauce linguini, plus a champagne toast, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and live music by Bob Villa.
Creekside in Christopher Creek, Hwy. 260 east of Payson, exit Christopher Creek Loop, (928) 478-4389
Offers a dinner special featuring an 8-ounce New York steak and shrimp with sides and noisemakers until 8 p.m.
Dimi Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Hwy., Swiss Village, (928) 951-1198
Offers live music by Cinnamon Twist, Mike Casey and others from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., then the floor will be open for a jam session with the artists and anyone interested in participating from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.; TV so guests can watch the “ball” drop in New York City.
Fargo’s Steak House, 620 E. Hwy. 260, (928) 474-7455
Will have London broil and shrimp, plus sides and champagne until 10 p.m.
Gerardo’s Firewood Cafe, 512 N. Beeline Hwy. in the Swiss Village, (928) 468-6500
Will be open New Year’s Eve, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., closed New Year’s Day.
Journigan House, 202 W. Main St., (928) 474-2900
Will have surf and turf dinner (14-ounce New York steak and 1/3-pound King crab) with sides and a champagne toast from 6 p.m. to midnight and karaoke with Don & Candy.
Mazatzal Hotel and Casino, 1-800-777-7529, ext. 1001
Will have a prime rib dinner buffet and concert by Night Groove, there will be a champagne toast, balloon drop, party favors.
Rim Country Lanes, 1109 N. Beeline Hwy., (928) 474-9589
Offering bowling parties from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. with special prices on group use of lanes plus either a champagne or cider toast.