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Where to celebrate New Year's Eve 2018 in Brisbane
New Year's Eve: 31st December, 2018
It happens every year, so why is New Year's Eve so exciting!?
We know that nothing is going to magically happen between 11.59 and 12, but every year we find ourselves tearing our hair out trying to figure out how to celebrate without falling victim to FOMO.
We’ve rounded up some of the Brisbane’s biggest New Year’s Eve parties, venues and restaurants to get you feeling in the new year spirit quicker than you can say “new year, new me!”
New Year’s Eve Events: Brisbane
La Lune | South Brisbane
Fancy a six-course degustation featuring premium Australian produce and one of Brisbane’s best wine lists? Ring in the new year with freshly shucked rock oysters and passionfruit mignonette; ceviche of scallops with kimchi and witlof; kangaroo tartare with cocoa dukkah; grilled fish with caper and raisin salad; and seared wagyu teres with potato roulade. Make it a proper celebration with matching wines for an additional $60, as you while away your New Year’s Eve in our stylish South Brisbane venue. With seatings from 6pm or 8:30pm, there’s a dining experience for every NYE partygoer. Call 3255 0010 to book your New Year’s Eve at La Lune.
Nostimo | South Brisbane
Looking for something low-key with sky-high views? Nostimo is the way to go. The Greek Club’s heavily praised new restaurant blossomed in 2018, and whether you did as well, or just need the New Year to get itself over here so you can become bigger and better than ever, Greek eats and ouzo galore will get your fearless New Year’s spirit going. Sit back and relax with menus worth of octopus, pork belly baklava and moussaka as you raise a glass of Pimm’s over Nostimo’s balcony. It’ll be hard to beat views of the fireworks from the comfort of your own South Brisbane home away from home. Book a table here.
Proud Mary | New Farm
Get down to the riverside for a powerhouse party like no other with Brisbane newcomer, Proud Mary. If you’ve been workin’ for the man every night and day in 2018, let off some steam with a sparkling wine on arrival, three-course menu, and live entertainment for just $99pp! Fuel your celebrations with treats including duck ravioli, ricotta-filled figs, slow-cooked chicken, hand cut tagliatelle, cream puff strawberries and toasted coconut flan, and we’ll catch you rollin’ on the river. Get tickets here!
Donna Chang | CBD
Chang(e) up your New Year’s plans with an indulgent four-course feast for just $128 at one of Brisbane’s most talked about new restaurants. Donna Chang head chef, Jason Margaritis, will ensure you’re well-fed with a selection of premium Sichuan-style eats… but first, drinks! A signature cocktail or glass of Ruinart R will greet you on arrival to help start your New Year right (and deliciously). Ensure that all your senses are well fed, with live music continuing into the night below in sister venue basement bar, The Boom Boom Room. Contact email@example.com to purchase tickets and organise entry into the post-dinner party downstairs!
Black Fire Restaurant | Brisbane City
Black Fire is getting a head start on their new year’s resolution by hosting their first ever cocktail event, in the form of a New Year’s Eve Fiesta. From 7pm, you’ll be treated to roaming tapas and a three-hour beverage package starring signature cocktails, house wines, and Brouhaha craft beers on tap. Positioned on Albert Street, you’ll be but a short stroll away from prime fireworks-viewing real estate, so Black Fire are opting to wrap up the formalities at 10pm to give everybody the chance to welcome in the new year their way. Grab your tickets here, because at $80pp, they’ll be flying faster than 2018.
BACCHUS | SOUTH BRISBANE
NYE is at Bacchus again, where there’s no better place to wine and dine the night away with the wine gods themselves. Bacchus head chef Massimo Speroni has crafted the ultimate four-course degustation, with two seatings taking place at 6pm ($175) and 8pm ($220). Enjoy gnocchi with fresh pea mussels and sturgeon caviar, king prawn and beetroot risotto, scotch fillet with black truffle, and mango with Valrhona Dulcey chocolate, all perfectly paired with wines chosen by Sommelier Andrew Giblin. Come 11pm, celebrate the year that was with a glass of Moët & Chandon and be wowed by the fireworks directly outside. Call 07 3364 0870 to secure your booking!
Aria | CBD
Aria is the place to be this NYE, offering a three-course dinner, glass of champagne and canapés on arrival, and promising an unforgettable evening. Bring in the new year with pork jowl with lonza and pear, snapper, shallot miso and daikon, and a range of sweet treats and Australian and international cheese for dessert (yes please!). With early and later seatings available, prepare for Aria-lly good time and grab your tickets here!
Little Big House | South Bank
Our friends at LBH are throwing, you guessed it, a house party! The ideal spot to reminisce on the year that was, Little Big House are celebrating with a party themed “the best of 2018”, with drinks such as the Harry and Meghan (Espresso Martini) and Stormy vs Trump (Aperol Spritz)! Offering prizes for Best Dressed and with the best tunes of the year, you’ll be guaranteed one helluva good night! Entry is free which means no tickets required, and doors open at 4pm so you can get the party started early!
Riverbar and Kitchen | Brisbane City
Riverbar and Kitchen is going troppo! Their free NYE event means everyone can join in the fruity fun, and celebrate with as much sparkling Chandon, spritzes, bellinis, slushies, and cocktails as they can. The festivities kick off at 5pm, and the party will continue into the early hours of the new year. Prizes for best tropical get-up will also be awarded, so come dressed to impress! With balmy days upon us, this celebration will be all about cold bevs and fun vibes to cheers your evening (and year) away. We’ll see you on the D-floor!
Woolly Mammoth | Fortitude Valley
The grass is greener at Woolly Mammoth’s Secret Garden Bar New Year’s Eve Party! Spread upstairs throughout the luscious Woolly Mammoth Garden Bar, a New Year’s Eve celebration of prehistoric proportions is set to enchant you well into 2019. Five-piece canapés will plant the seed for a night that blossoms into your freshest fantasy, with a three-hour premium beverage package keeping garden-goers happy and hydrated. Tickets are ripe for the picking at just $89pp, and you can get yours here.
Regatta Hotel | Toowong
The hustle and bustle of Times Square in New York has its sights set on The Regatta Hotel this NYE! From 8pm, party as they do in the city that never sleeps and channel your inner socialite while sipping on a four-hour premium beverage package including cocktails, spirits, wine and 35 different beers. As for food, it will be served #streetstyle – would New Yorkers have it any other way? There will be a New York deli and pizzeria, as well as an endless stack of loaded waffles for guests to indulge in. Live bands and a DJ will be pumping good vibes and music across all three levels, creating the party of the year. Suit up and embrace the concrete jungle for one night and live that Sex and the City life you’ve dreamed of! This event sold out last year, so we know for a fact that tickets won’t last long and this year’s event will be a full house too- get your tickets here!
Osbourne Hotel | Fortitude Valley
Get ready to Paint the Town Red! Osbourne Hotel is teaming up with GH Mumm to bring the mother of all New Year’s Eve celebrations to Fortitude Valley. The night will be full of entertainment, cocktails stations, roving gourmet canapés and pop-up food stations, and if you haven’t guessed, wearing a dash of red is encouraged (plus it’ll look so GOOD). With a few options to choose from, you can tailor your experience to suit your desires, from a food and beverage package to a private VIP booth for mega comfort, and a bottle of Grey Goose. Head here to book your tickets.
Blackbird | Eagle Street
Keen to take NYE to a whole new level? Blackbird will be ringing in the new year with the ultimate multi-level riverside celebration. For $230, enjoy free-flowing Moët and Chandon, cocktails, spirits, beer and wine – and did we mention the package runs right into the new year, til 1am?! Food-wise, expect delicious canapes and food stations by executive chef Jake Nicolson. You won’t be short on entertainment with DJs, musicians and roaming acts, as well as two fireworks displays at 8.30pm and midnight. Buy your ticket here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victoria Park | Herston
Celebrate with a Mignight in Paris themed NYE party at Vic Park this December 31, 2018! Picture Parisian decor, romantic lights, and decadent French cuisine followed by an extravagant party to remember! Tickets include a five-hour food and beverage package with a tres chic range of sparkling, wines, beers and ciders. Parisian-inspired canapés and food stations featuring all our favourite French foodie treats (cheese, bread, and desserts of course!) will also be on offer for guests to devour. A live band and dance floor will be in full swing, with Parisian performers making the rounds and dedicated photo areas to make all your Insta dreams come true! Of course, no NYE would be complete without fireworks and it wouldn’t be Midnight in Paris without them appearing in the classic French tricolore. Evening gowns and tuxedos are encouraged, so get ready to say au revoir to 2018 in style! Get your tickets here.
Cloudland | Fortitude Valley
Cloudland is taking their New Year’s Eve soiree to the next level (to three levels, to be exact). The New Year’s Eve Ball is set to be a super-lavish affair spread across the iconic multi-level Valley venue. Dripping in sheer luxury at every turn, your night will begin at 7pm with four and a half hours of beverages and bites ahead of you. You are what you eat, so make sure you come looking like a gourmet snack. Cloudland is encouraging everyone to don their tuxedos and floor length evening gowns for an uber posh start to 2019. A night of spectacular live entertainment, immersive visual displays, pop-up performances and some special guests await, with your choice of three packages. Find out more and get tickets here, you’re in for a ball.
RYDGES | SOUTH BANK
Get 2019 off to a great start at Rydges, by embarking on an evening filled with delectable surprises and intoxicating delights “Under The Roof Top”. Dress to impress in your circus best, and strut your stuff as you indulge in six hours of Bacardi, Belvedere, Moët & Chandon, frozen cocktails and live entertainment. Hungry? Take your tastebuds on a journey with popcorn, fairy floss, and canapés for carnival stands, all for $229. Grab tickets here.
The Boom Boom Room | CBD
Why go off with a bang when you can go off with a boom? The Boom Boom Room’s premier New Year’s Eve event will be one crisp affair (hello air conditioning on full blast), with live music, guest DJs and a bounty of bevies flowing into 2019. More specifically, five hours of Veuve Clicquot, cocktails, spirits, beer, wine and Chinese canapés will feed your need for a New Year beginning with a full belly. Being a cocktail event there won’t be designated seating, but hey, you’ll be too busy dancing to care! Tickets start at $158, get yours by calling (07) 3243 4800 or email email@example.com.
Byblos | Hamilton
Fancy spending New Years by the river? Begin 2019 with a bang while enjoying live music and entertainment, a marathon 5.5-hour drinks package complete with cocktails, spirits, beer and wine, and plenty of delicious eats from a smorgasbord of food stations, all for $189. New Year’s Eve would be incomplete without fireworks which is why there will be TWO displays – one at 8.30pm and one at midnight. Celebrations kick off at 7.30pm, and tickets are available here or on e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society Rooftop | Ascot
The Brisbane Racing Club are packing everything essential for a cracker New Year’s Eve, so there’s no excuse for not celebrating in style! The party starts at 7:15pm, when you’ll be greeted by the dream-like serenity of the chic rooftop overlooking fairy-lit trees and stunning views of the gardens and fig trees. There’ll be strategically-placed charcuterie stations and plenty of room at the bar to make the most of your five-hour, unlimited drinks package – because nobody should be ending this year sober. With a DJ keeping the d-floor alive until 1am, this Eagle Farm rooftop has all of the fun, atmosphere and sparkling wine you need to make this new year one to remember – grab your tickets here.
Press Club | Fortitude Valley
Glitz, glam, thank you ma’am. New Year’s Eve at Press Club will be a glorious affair of eating, drinking, dancing and memory making. One thing’s for sure, you won’t be pressed for time as the party will keep roaring until 5am! Sneak in a nap and head over at 8:30pm for a four-hour package of premium spirits, tap beer, sparkling, wine and chef’s canapés. Some seriously deadly live dance-floor fillers are promised to be blaring all night, setting the mood for your #newyearnewme fitness goals (dancing is some serious cardio). Tickets will go fast, so head here now.
Pig ’N’ Whistle | West End
It don’t matter if you wear black or white, but at least one of those shades is mandatory for a minimalistic-chic New Year’s Eve celebration. Pig ’N’ Whistle’s Black & White party will kick off at 7:30pm, and kick on with a five hour drinks package and to-die-for roaming canapés throughout the evening. What’s black and white and read all over? Your outfit! Prizes for best dressed guests will be a given, with live music and professional photography just adding to the magic of an already stellar start to 2019. Take that excitement to the bank and book tickets here.
The Charming Squire | South Brisbane
Prince Charming is about to sweep you off your feet and carry you into the New Year; you sure won’t have to be home by midnight, but you might still end up losing a shoe (worth). Start your night right with a mouth-watering five-course dinner from 7pm at The Charming Squire, complete with four hours of James Squire beers and cider, specialty cocktails, premium sparkling, and white and red wines. If that sounds like a mouthful, that’s because it is, and you’re definitely getting your money’s worth. When the clock strikes 11:30pm, you’ll have the option to take a stroll to Wheel of Brisbane at South Bank, where you’ll board a pod and watch the fireworks sky-high with a glass of sparkling in hand. If you’re more of a down to earth celebrator, stay at the Squire, join in the countdown, and dance your way into 2019. Either way, you’ll be living your best life, starting by getting a ticket here.
Book Now: New Year’s Eve Brisbane
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