Riverfire 2019: Brisbane's Best Events

Where to wine and dine for Riverfire 2019

Riverfire Brisbane 2018

Riverfire: Saturday, 28 September 2019

The beloved Brisbane Festival is coming to a close in the brightest way possible… enter Riverfire.

It’s the annual event that lights up Brisbane (literally), and it’s fast approaching. Brisbanites will flock in their masses to get an eyeful of the pyrotechnic extravaganza that is Sunsuper Riverfire on Saturday, 28 September. 

We’ve found Brisbane’s best spots to soak up the view, enjoy the fireworks and of course, eat!

Riverbar and Kitchen | Eagle St Pier

Riverfront stalwart Riverbar and Kitchen is here to make sure your Riverfire night goes off with a bang. Backing up last year’s sellout event, the night is set to be bigger and better than ever with a three-hour package that includes entertainment, booze, roving canapes and a food station. Riverbar and Kitchen boast 180-degree views of the river and the Story Bridge and is loved across the city for its chilled atmosphere, perfect location and enticing eats—watch it all come to life this Riverfire. Tickets and more info can be found here.

Treasury Hotel | CBD

The fireworks will be bright, but it will be you that truly shines when partying at the Treasury Hotel’s Light Up The Night rooftop party! From 5:30pm, indulge in a wine and dine package for $250 that’s just as breathtaking as the view. We’re talking three-and-a-half hours of DJ entertainment, bottomless red, white, and sparkling wines, beers, and premium cocktails paired with delectable grazing stations. Making memories at this Riverfire party starts with nabbing tix here!

Jade Buddha | Eagle St Pier

Jade Buddha’s iconic Shadow Lounge sits pretty above Eagle St Pier, providing uninterrupted views of the river and the Story Bridge. The Lounge will come to life for Riverfire, with a ticket getting you a mighty fine three-hour food and beverage package. Delish Asian-inspired fare will be delivered canape style all night—highlights including pork gyoza, seafood wontons, and sautéed mushrooms in potato skins! The generous beverage package has all your favs on offer, including Aperol spritzes, Pimms, prosecco and tap beers. Check out more and grab your spot here for just $119.

One Fish Two Fish | Kangaroo Point

One Fish Two Fish is open and serving up their delicious seafood feasts before, during and after the Riverfire festivities, as well as offering three takeaway fish n’ chip packs, including a pack for two, a pack for four and a classic family pack. You can’t go past the $80 pack that feeds four very hungry humans, with four Quarter Flounder burgers, four sweet potato scallops, four panko-crumbed calamari rings, and a mountain of shoestring fries with aioli. No matter where you’re catching the fireworks from, eateries across Brisbane are making sure you don’t go hungry this Riverfire. Pre-order yours by calling (07) 3391 7680. 

ARC Dining | Howard Smith Wharves | CBD

Pairing pyrotechnics with aesthetics (and a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs on arrival!) is ARC Dining, whose Riverfire dinner in the Glasshouse is sure to set hearts aflame. Think unobstructed views thanks to ARC’s prime location under the Story Bridge, a curated menu boasting goose prosciutto and skirt steak, and perfectly paired wines for $250. Book your table for 5:30pm, 6:00pm, or 6:30pm here.

Jellyfish | Eagle St Pier

Something fishy is happening down at Eagle St Pier’s Jellyfish. Ready to make your night that little bit fancy, they’re dishing up an elusive three-course seafood feast with optional matching wines and bubbles. With absolute front-row fireworks views and fresh seafood for all, it would really sting to miss out on Jellyfish’s Riverfire event.

Seadeck | South Brisbane

We’re not trawling, revellers! Double the sparkle this Riverfire by enjoying sparkling champagne and two hours of roving canapes on the water, courtesy of Seadeck. Opt for their $125 package to cruise through the chaos and sip the night away, or upgrade to their indulgent $275 VIP Table package to experience the fireworks in Seadeck’s exclusive viewing space filled with bottomless Mumm champagne.

Found the package that floats your boat? Buy your tickets here.

Riverfire on Eagle Street Pier | CBD

As for the partygoers after a more casual affair this Riverfire, be sure to jetty on down to Eagle Street Pier for a night full of colour and flair (or should we say flares?). Views of the fireworks don’t get much more stunning than this, with promises of live entertainment from midday onwards, and a variety of retail offers also in store as part of Eagle Street Pier’s spring Colour Party.

The Terrace | Emporium Hotel | South Brisbane

The sky’s the limit this Riverfire, and Grey Street’s Emporium Hotel will get you as close as possible with their Terrace Rooftop party! As for the dining package, it is simply exquisite: four hours of cocktails, champagne, spirits, roving canapes, grazing stations, fire performances and live music for $299. Book your ticket here.

Blackbird Bar | CBD

For those keeping out an eagle eye for the best views this Riverfire, look no further than Blackbird Bar on Eagle street pier! Igniting your passion for both fireworks and premium wine is their $130 celebratory package, which guarantees guests three hours of beer, wine, canapes and live DJ entertainment from 5:30pm. Find out more when you book here.

As for the hangover on September 29? We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it…


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Words by Jacqueline Pon and Elizabeth Markwell
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