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Where to celebrate New Year's Eve 2019/20 in Brisbane
New Year's Eve: 31st December, 2019
It happens every year, so why is New Year's Eve so exciting!?
Running rings around the city looking for where to ring in the new year? Save yourself the exercise, foodies – the G&G has you covered! From cocktails and canapes to cabarets, we’ve rounded up all the best venues where you can yell, “new year, new me!” with a snack in hand this December 31.
New Year’s Eve Events: Brisbane
Rydges | South Bank
It’s a prohibition-style party at Rydges’ rooftop bar this New Year’s Eve! Ring in the roaring ’20s in style in your most elegant dresses and bow ties, braces, and brogues as you soak up some of Brisbane’s most sensational views from level 12! It wouldn’t be NYE without a pop-up bar (or three), so expect to see spaces devoted to Belvedere Martinis, Bombay Gin rickeys and Bacardi Hemmingway frozen daiquiris. The cocktail event will also include canapés, grazing stations, and lots of Moët & Chandon! Grab your tickets here, old sport. Hot tip: Gather a group of six or more for a 10% discount on your tickets.
Osbourne Hotel | Fortitude Valley
Before we kick off a new decade, head back to the best one (the ’80s, duh) at the Osbourne’s Miami Vice-themed NYE event! Think big hair, big shoulder pads, and pastel colours alongside a four-hour package with basic spirits, beers, wines, cocktails stations and pop-up food stations, roving canapés, and G.H. Mumm for all at midnight! There’ll be DJs spinning synth-pop and ’80s anthems all night, so all you have to do is say, “See ya, 2019.” Tickets are just $99 and available here.
Catchment Brewing Co. | West End
Life’s a real beach sometimes, but Catchment Brewing Co.’s New Year’s Eve beach party will keep the good times (and food and booze) coming all night long. Finish 2019 with a bang while sipping on a Sex on the Beach and enjoying the live music, DJs, and photobooth on offer. The five-hour package for just $99 will include gourmet food platters, canapes and grazing tables, as well as beer, wine and sparkling. Come wearing your very best beachy gear and you could be in the running to win some epic prizes! Don’t miss out – book your spot here.
Legends Speakeasy Bar | CBD
The exclusive and intimate setting at Legends Speakeasy Bar is the perfect way to ring in 2020. Take a journey through the hidden black emblazoned door and begin your night with a glass of French champagne. The celebrations continue with a four-hour beverage package (including signature cocktails!), roving canapés and live jazz. Spaces are limited so head here to secure your spot.
Press Club | Fortitude Valley
A party that starts at 6 pm and finishes at 5 am? Buckle up, Brisbane! Press Club is celebrating New Year’s Eve in style, throwing an epic party with all the trimmings! We’re talking live music all night long, loads of delicious eats and drinks, and free entry. Gather your pals and add a four-hour package of premium spirits, beer, wine and chef’s canapés from 8:30 – 12:30 for just $99 and you’re set for a night and a half of fun! Get it sorted here.
Nostimo | South Brisbane
Enter 2020 by exclaiming “Opa!” at the top of your lungs with Nostimo’s exclusive New Year’s Eve event. With a live DJ, views across the city, fireworks, and an epic Greek feast, the event will take you straight to the Mediterranean and back! Starting with oysters, ouzo-cured salmon, mixed dips and pita, the menu goes full Greek with saganaki, kataifi prawns and mushroom kasseri filo pie. A beverage package added on for just $40 will last you until midnight, and ensure you don’t enter 2020 thirsty. Grab your ticket here.
The Island Gold Coast | Surfers Paradise
Roadtrip time! This New Year’s Eve, The Island Gold Coast is throwing the biggest and best party in SEQ. Unafraid to be totally extra, the team at The Island is pulling out all stops across their three levels and six exclusive spaces, with premium food and drink packages including spirits, beer and cider, wine, and French sparkling with substantial canapésand live entertainment. Expect immersive visual displays, pop-up performances and spot a few special guests, too! This glitzy, glamorous event will undoubtedly sell out, so seal your spot from $149 here.
Howard Smith Wharves | CBD
Sitting pretty on the banks of the Brisbane river, Howard Smith Wharves has a host of events ranging from a family fun fair, to rowdy grown-up celebrations at hotspots Felons Brewing Co. or Mr Percivals. Ciao Papi is hosting an exciting La Famiglia style feast, with share plates of Italian classics and matching beverages, while Rendezvous with Ruinart at Bougainvillea House oozes with elegance and sophistication, offering you elevated views of the skyline and free-flowing Ruinart all night long. Cheers to that. Check out the wide variety of New Years events at Howard Smith Wharves here.
Regatta Hotel | Toowong
For prime views of the Regatta Hotel’s first-ever fireworks display, look no further than their New Orleans-inspired celebration, where the delightful Midnight on Bourbon Street package is sure to spark your interest!
Organised peeps will be able to score the Regatta’s first release tickets for just $125, with great views of the fireworks, four hours of Southern-style cocktails, basic spirits, wine, beer, and cider, as well as roaming entertainment, multiple live music acts and DJs, soul-food stations and more! Don’t pass a good time, Brisbane – book your ticket here.
The Boom Boom Room | CBD
Enter the 2020s by paying homage to the 1920s at the opulent and soulful underground bar that is The Boom Boom Room. This year, they’re hosting a New Year’s event that is about as classy as they come, offering guests five delicious hours of gourmet canapés, fresh seafood and a substantial food station, as well as a premium beverage package including cocktails, sparkling, spirits wine and beer. Tickets to the cocktail-style event are $150 and are in roaring demand, so get yours here.
Cloudland | Fortitude Valley
You could never accuse Cloudland of throwing a bad party and their New Year’s Eve party is set an unforgettable one. The team at Cloudland encourage you to dress for the occasion, and you’ll be rewarded with something bold, audacious and perfectly unexpected! Party through to 12:30 am with three unique packages starting at $149, with an array of drinks and eats including elegant canapés, an oyster bar, and botanical spritzes. Spending New Year’s Eve at this tantalizing spot will be an experience like no other – take a peek and pick of your package here.
Covent Garden | West End
This gorgeous gin house is all about serving up delicious eats with refreshing drinks to match, and they make no exception for their New Year’s Eve festivities! Their event, aptly named All You Can Gin, involves a four-course gin inspired banquet with three hours of bottomless gin, courtesy of Four Pillars Distillery – dessert is even a panna cotta with Four Pillars Christmas Gin-marinated strawberries, meringue & coconut Anglaise! The banquet is available for a minimum of four guests per table, so gather your gin-loving pals and make a night of it! Tickets are just $119 a head, and can be purchased here.
Mary Mae’s | New Farm
Midnight at Mary Mae’s? Mmm, mmm, mmm! Discover Havana with a Brisbane River breeze at this powerhouse Carribean-themed New Year’s Eve celebration. Opt for their $125 package to enjoy a tasty cocktail on arrival, tantalizing canapes (think green plantain with shredded brisket and Cuban-style chicken empanadas with pico de gallo), heaped grazing stations, a live DJ and five hours of wine, beer, and cider! Mary Mae’s NYE event runs from 7:30 pm to 12:30 on New Year’s Day, so your Cuban escape will salsa you into 2020 in style. Pull out the dancing shoes and book your tickets here.
Jade Buddha | CBD
Everyone is welcome at Jade Buddha Bar and Kitchen this New Year’s Eve to enjoy the unrivalled Eagle Street Pier fireworks! At the Shadow Lounge, enjoy a three-hour skewers and sliders food package with unlimited beer, wine, and tap cocktails between 6pm and 9pm for $95, or go for gold with basic spirits as well for $135. Skipping the package this year? Simply pay a $20 cover charge after 9 pm to pay-as-you-play, before you party your way into the roaring ‘20s. A little party never killed nobody, so grab a ticket here.
Sofitel | CBD
Sofitel is forever hosting some of Brisbane’s most elegant events, and this New Year’s Eve will be overflowing with decadent food, drinks and dancing. Set in the heart of the CBD, the exclusive restaurant Thyme2 will be transformed into a place of partying, with live entertainment all night long and a buffet full of fresh Aussie seafood, festive flavours, irresistible sweet treats and LOTS of Champagne! If this sounds like you, book your spot here.
The Society Rooftop | Ascot
Get ready to sparkle at one of Brisbane’s most gorgeous rooftop bars this New Year’s Eve! The Society rooftop is hosting an exclusive event under twinkling fairy lights to welcome 2020 in sparkling fashion. Enjoy five hours of Roku gin cocktails as you nibble on charcuterie, canapés and substantial bites while you’re dressed to the nines in your most glittery garments. With a DJ mixing until 1 am, this party in the heart of Ascot is perfect for everyone wanting a killer NYE, without the hassle of the CBD. Tickets to the event can be nabbed here for $149.
VICTORIA PARK | HERSTON
What better way to make New Year’s Eve a night to remember than with a spectacular view of Brisbane’s city skyline from Victoria Park with margaritas, cosmopolitans, and martinis flowing all night!? From 7:30pm until 12:30am, their New Year’s Eve Cocktail Ball will boast decadent canapes, roving dancers, and a five-hour beverage package (including cocktails) for those lucky enough to nab a $149 ticket here.
As for those looking to end 2019 not with a bang, but a banquet, Victoria Park’s Degustation Dinner might just be the ticket! This premium six-course degustation boasts extravagant cocktails and a five-hour drinks package, paired with live jazz, a photo booth and Victoria Park’s own midnight fireworks display for $199 (or $219 for those who wish to start 2020 with a Mumm champagne in hand!). Tickets can be purchased here.
Bacchus | South Bank
Keen to start 2020 enjoying the finer things? Spend your New Year’s Eve with some of Brisbane’s finest eats at Bacchus Restaurant! Head chef Massimo Speroni and head sommelier Andrew Giblin have combined forces to craft a three- and five-course degustation menu with a private selection of award-winning wines to match. Start with a fresh and refined prawn dish with black bean dust, avocado, smoked paprika and horseradish, before you work your way to the Diamantina wagyu petite tender with parsnip, wasabi and ginger jus. Bookings are available from 6 pm (we see you, earlybirds), so check out all the delicious info and book your table here.
Customs House | CBD
This New Year’s Eve, it’s glasses half-full (with bottomless rosé!) at Customs House thanks to their two fireworks-studded packages. Option one is a blissful evening on the terrace, enjoying a five courses from Patina paired with a glass of Louis Roederer upon arrival for $150 (or upgrade to a four-hour deluxe drinks package for an additional $100)!
As for those after a more casual cocktail evening full of bubbles and Customs House’s famous Moreton Bay bugs, look no further than the Moët Rosé Garden Bar! Think gorgeous views, four hours of bottomless rosé and cocktails and substantial canapes for $200. Toast to riverside fireworks and pick up tickets here.
Sixteen Antlers | CBD
This lively bar sits pretty on the 16th floor of the gorgeous Pullman and Mercure hotel, and offers panoramic views across the CBD. Enjoy a menu of refined eats while you sip on carefully crafted cocktails and Chandon, as you get your groove on to the sultry tunes of a sax player and violinist. The theme of Sixteen Antler’s New Year’s Eve festivities is “all white every thang,” so get decked out in your sleekest whites and get ready to party! Tickets are available here for $99.
Shhh! | Fortitude Valley
3, 2, 1, let’s get rowdy. Shhh!’s dazzling New Year’s Eve event is set to blast off with four dazzling hours of decadent eats and drinks, G.H.MUMM Champagne, gin cocktail stations and a range of wines and beers. From indulgent canapés to grazing tables, no one will enter 2020 with an empty stomach! Nab your ticket here.
Book Now: New Year’s Eve Brisbane
Tickets to Brisbane’s best New Year’s Eve events are sure to sell out quickly. Book your tickets to NYE 2019 now to avoid disappointment!
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