Where to throw your Birthday Bash
Ah, birthdays – you can let them become a constant reminder that you’re one year closer to old age (yeah, thanks life), or you can adopt the glass half-full perspective to let them remind you of all the good things that life has to offer.
The best way to thank the people that care enough to put up with you from year to year is to take the party to an insanely good venue, so we’ve compiled a list of Brisbane’s best birthday venues, because you don’t need any more stress after we just reminded you that you’re getting older (sorry).
What better way to spend your birthday than surrounded by your friends, family, and lot’s – and lot’s – of wine? Take a walk through Regatta’s award-winning Boatshed to the Henley Room for a birthday that any wino would dine for. While you’re admiring the stacks of bottles around you, get your hands around the custom-made fine dining menu by our Executive Chef, Simon Street.
Osbourne Hotel | Fortitude Valley
Get out your tiara, because you’ll feel like royalty in the decadent beer garden of Osbourne Hotel. Between all the dancing and mouth-watering eats (Pork Belly Chicharróns, yes thanks), you’ll want to stay hydrated – which isn’t hard when you take a look at their selection of 90+ rotating beer taps, boutique wines and cocktails.
Victoria Park | Herston
Birthdays are all about numbers, and let’s be honest – none of us really want to be older than 18, so why not celebrate at a place where it’s the limit? Victoria Park Golf Complex has a wide (driving) range of celebration packages to suit any birthday occasion, from an afternoon of cocktails and platters in The Orchard room with a side of putt putt, to an elegant soiree in the Grand Marquee under stunning chandeliers. Perfect birthday: piece of cake.
The Fox Hotel | South Brisbane
The thought of stairs might be tiring enough, but what you’ll find at the top will be worth the realization that you need to start hitting the gym again. The Fox Hotel has layers upon layers of functions spaces, including the famous Dandys Rooftop Bar, sporting the best view of Brisbane in a colourful urban space. The Fox now offers a 21st birthday special, which entitles you to a free cocktail on arrival, plus cupcakes for you and your guests. What more could you want!
Woolly Mammoth | Fortitude Valley
You may know the downstairs space for its mammoth craft beer lineup and hit songs that make everyday rnb Friday. But if you’ve ever ventured upstairs, you’ll be aware of how jazzy it is for a birthday. Woolly’s garden bar brings the outdoors in with a lush, green faux grass area, perfect for giant jenga and lawn bowls. And with the valley at your doorstep, you can definitely kick on afterwards if you feel like going all night.
The Bromley Room | West End
Returning to West End, this arty space is far from your average function room, seating up to 150 guests or 300 if you’ve got friends to boot. Be the birthday queen with a personalised menu with food crafted by Queensland’s best chefs while you’re wining and dining the night away in your personal art gallery.
Miss Bliss | West End
Miss Bliss – all the goodness of an outdoor party, without having to clean it up afterwards. This private little boutique space is perfect for an Instagram worthy affair, complete with picture perfect (and nourishing) meals, drinks and high tea options. Blissful, some might say.
Blackbird Bar & Grill | Eagle Street
What’s more glamorous than sipping champagne at one of Brisbane’s best riverside locations? Blackbird is a mood-lit, classy little space, without feeling like you need to be a businessman to be there. Just put on your best dress and experience a night of luxury!
Up on Constance | Fortitude Valley
Top off your birthday celebrations with a rooftop venue. How does one say this place is hip without sounding like a square? This place is genuinely hip though, with great brews, tasty canapés, straight fire tunes and views, you’ll be up for one unforgettable birthday.
Go (book) shawty, it’s yo birthday.