Bars & Pubs

8 Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Events

By Kim Barnard
21st Dec 2012

Let me guess—you've spent so much time trapped in Christmas shopping crowds, and nursing Christmas-party-headaches, that you haven't had time to plan your New Year's Eve location situation. I feel ya. 

Luckily, The Urban List is here to help. We sent our sources out to find the most salubrious events in our fair city (and they still have tickets!!!) that will have you dancing, drinking, and kissing (get a room) all the way into 2013.

Behold, eight of the best, last-minute New Year's Eve spots. There's something for everyone, no matter what floats your boat:

Mysterious Mavens:

Capote Masquerade Soiree | Gerard's Bistro 

Inspired by author and celebrity, Truman Capote, Gerards' New Year's spectacular is a black-and-white-themed, masquerade, glamour fest. Guests will be kept satisfied with an all-inclusive, five-hour package, which includes gourmet canapés (from Chef Ben Williamson), dessert, and plenty of delicious beverages. Renowned Sydney DJ Duo, Strummer, will provide the tunes while you sip on your PerrierJouet Grand Brut NV. Don't mind if I do.

When | 7pm – Midnight

Where | Gerard's Lane | 14/15 James St in Fortitude Valley

Tickets | $170pp

Contact | 07 3852 3822 or email Gerard's

Simple Pleasures:

NYE at the G | Mr & Mrs G Riverbar

One of the most beautiful venues, in one of the best spots going, New Year's at Mr & Mrs G's would be one to remember. Scrumptious canapés (prepared by the uber-talented, Catherine Anders) will be served throughout the night, alongside a specially-created New Year's cocktail list and a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot as the clocks strikes midnight.

When | From 7pm

Where | Eagle St Pier | 1 Eagle St in Brisbane CBD

Tickets | $90pp

Contact | 07 3221 7001

Relaxed on the River:

Summer Nights NYE Ball | Riverlife 

What could be better than bringing in the New Year while enjoying an uninterrupted view of Brisbane, under the stars? Canapés, as well as a 'walk and fork' menu, and two premium drinks, are included in the package. Entertainment will be provided by acoustic musician, Gary Pearson, and a DJ throughout the evening.

When | 8pm - Late

Where | Riverlife Precinct in Kangaroo Point

Tickets | $69pp (special price for Urban Listers!)

Contact | 07 3891 5766 or email Riverlife

last minute new years eve spots brisbane

Casual Cool:

Fireworks Extravaganza | Cove Bar + Dining

Keen for some live music on NYE? Look no further. DJ, Cool Hand Luke, will be keeping the tunes pumping at Cove all night. Canapés and drinks will be served throughout, and will ensure you have the energy to kick on until next year.

When | 7:30pm - 12:30am

Where | Sidon Street in South Brisbane

Tickets | $180pp

Contact | (07) 3844 3993 or email Cove

Classic Celebrations:

Veuve In The Valley | Emporium Hotel

Being surrounded by champagne and chandeliers sounds like a pretty perfect way to welcome in the New Year. Emporium Hotel will help you see in 2013 in style, with canapés from 7pm-9pm, a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival, and live music by Jasper all night long.

When | From 7pm

Where | Emporium | 1000 Ann St in Fortitude Valley

Tickets | $35pp (NOTE: Our eNews of NYE ideas listed the event as $135/pp. The correct price is a relative steal at $35! Sign me up!)

Contact | 07 3253 6914 or email Emporium Hotel

Dancing Queens (& Kings):

Musicology | Moda Events Portside

Fancy yourself a music buff? Moda is the place for you come New Year's Eve, then. The theme is Musicology and it's all about music through the ages - everything from the '60s to now for your listening pleasure. Tickets include a 4.5-hour drinks package, substantial canapés, a live DJ, and a sensational fireworks show, exclusive to Portside. Rock on!

When | 8pm – Midnight

Where | Level 2, Portside Wharf | 39 Hercules St in Hamilton

Tickets | $125pp

Contact | 07 3868 3600 or buy online

Old School Crew:

'Whoomp there it is' '90s New Year's Party | Oh Hello!

The '90s is a very underrated decade in my opinion, and so, a New Year's party dedicated to the period is right up my alley. Featuring DJs, Midnight Tango, OP Thomas Prime, LL Cool James, and Teen Girls, you'll be bopping your way up until the countdown and beyond. 

When: From 9pm

Where: 621 Ann St in Fortitude Valley

Tickets: $13pp

Contact: Moshtix 

Dapper & Dramatic:

Black Tie & Bond Party | Story Bridge Hotel

Get your Bond on this New Year's with a casino-inspired theme at the Story Bridge. Five-hour premium beverage package, canapés, and a gourmet noodle box will keep you sated until countdown time, and the casino tables will keep you entertained all night long.

When: From 8pm

Where: 200 Main St in Kangaroo Point

Tickets: $125pp

Contact: 07 3391 2266

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