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Count Down To Midnight At 15 Of Brisbane’s Best New Year’s Eve Parties

By Erin Curtain
9th Dec 2019

A brand new decade is just around the corner, and we think that's something worth celebrating. Whether you killed it this year or can't wait until it's over, the 31st of December is the perfect opportunity to say goodbye to 2019 with dancing, delicious eats and a whole lot of cocktails. 

These are the best New Year's Eve parties in Brisbane to welcome 2020. 

Emporium Hotel

South Bank

Spend the last moments of your year indulging in the most luxurious dining experience 2019 has to offer at the Emporium Hotel. Their Signature Restaurant will be hosting a seven-course dinner consisting of gourmet dishes that celebrate seasonal Queensland produce. The degustation will be accompanied by paired wines and followed up by a viewing of the fireworks with private panoramic views.

Cost: $299pp
Book your tickets here.

Otto Ristorante

Brisbane CBD

Expect breathtaking views of the Brisbane river as you settle in for an Italian feast at OTTO this NYE. Enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival, followed by four courses of delicious Italian dishes, perfected by OTTO’s accredited head chef. Want to go all out? Add an optional beverage package and say cheers to the new year in style. 

Cost: From $160pp
Book your tickets here.

Covent Garden

West End

After selling out their iconic NYE party last year, Covent Garden has decided to take it up a notch and join forces with another Brisbane institution to welcome 2020. Covent Garden and Four Pillars Distillery will be serving up a four-course banquet dinner accompanied by three hours of delicious gin cocktails. 

Cost: $119pp
Book your tickets here.

Baedeker

Fortitude Valley

Baedeker Wine Bar is being transformed into a 1920s speakeasy and will be bringing out the jazz band and free-flowing champagne to ring in the new year. To celebrate the new decade, take it back a century and dress in your best roaring 20s garb. If you get the password right at the door you will enjoy a night of jazz, cocktails, burlesque and dancing. 

Cost: $220pp
Book your tickets here.

Cloudland

Fortitude Valley

If you want a next level luxe start to the new year, then book tickets to Cloudland’s New Year’s Eve Ball. This is bound to be one of the most glam NYE parties in Brisbane, with live entertainment, music and drinks until 5am. Choose between the Crystal Garden Soiree, Elyx Cocktail Lounge and their VIP Ball experience, all offering four and a half hours of glorious food and drink, the latter two upping the ante with an oyster bar, flowing champagne and Belvedere vodka. 

Cost: $149–$199pp
Book your tickets here.

Blackbird

BRISBANE CBD

Blackbird is once again hosting a multi-level riverside celebration to shepherd in the new year. For five hours you can indulge in unlimited cocktails, champagne, beer and wine, as well as canapes and food stations from their head chef. For entertainment, they will be rolling out live DJs, musicians and roving acts to lead up to two separate fireworks displays throughout the evening. 

Cost: $230pp
Book your tickets here.

Treasury Casino

Brisbane CBD

Prepare for dancing, fireworks, gourmet eats and cocktails because Treasury Hotel and Casino is hosting one heck of a New Year’s Eve party and you’re invited. There will be gourmet grazing stations, four and a half hours of premium wines and cocktails and a night of dancing across five glamourous rooms. Top the year off with live DJs and a dessert bar. 

Cost: $159pp
Book your tickets here.

Three Blue Ducks

Brisbane CBD

If you’re looking for a delicious meal to end your year, Three Blue Ducks has you covered. Enjoy a three-course meal featuring Sydney rock oysters, salmon pastrami, roasted porchetta and more mouth-watering options. Pair it with a selection of cocktails, wines and beers and top it all off with your choice of crème brûlée, burnt honey meringue or spiced chocolate mousse, with three hours of drinks to get you through until midnight. 

Cost: $195pp
Book your tickets here.

Victoria Park

Herston

For five hours of decadent food and drink, roving performers and plenty of entertainment, Victoria Park’s New Year’s Eve Cocktail Ball is your best bet. They will be serving up everything from gourmet sliders to a lolly buffet, not to mention bottomless margaritas, martinis and cocktails. This plus live DJs, a photo booth, an Arabian Nights theme and a killer view of the fireworks. 

Cost: $149pp
Book your tickets here.

The Regatta Hotel

Toowong

Wish you were travelling this NYE? The Regatta Hotel is bringing us New Orleans vibes with their Midnight on Bourbon St. New Year’s Eve Party. Enjoy multiple live music acts, Southern cocktails and food stations with all the Southern eats you could dream of. All this plus an exclusive view of the fireworks to count in 2020. 

Cost: From $125pp
Book your tickets here.

W Brisbane

BRISBANE CBD

To ring in the new year with tropical vibes and plenty of cocktails, W Brisbane’s WET Deck is the place to be. Not only will they be serving up tropical BBQ eats all night long, but you will also be welcomed with a champagne spritzer on arrival and have the best view of the fireworks in Brisbane. Dress in your best tropical outfit to impress.

Cost: $35pp
Book your tickets here.

Howard Smith Wharves

Fortitude Valley

Whether you’re looking for casual vibes or luxurious parties, you can find it all at Howard Smith Wharves this NYE. Enjoy oysters, charcuterie and champagne at their River Luxury event, an Italian feast at Ciao Papi, beers and fish and chips at Felons Brewing Co, or just good vibes, live tunes and pizza on the lawns. Choose your vibe here.

Cost: Free–$299pp
Book your tickets here.

Eleven

Fortitude Valley

Forget white parties, it's all about a night of Noir at Eleven. They will be blocking off their entire rooftop for an exclusive all black everything NYE party with spectacular views. Expect five hours of delicious eats, bottomless drinks including cocktails and champagne and live DJs all night long. Make sure you dress the part in your best black outfit. 

Cost: $299pp
Book your tickets here.

Catchment Brewing Co

West End

Ring in the new year with beachy vibes and icy brews at Catchment Brewing Co. They will be serving up five hours of drinks alongside gourmet eats and live tunes to keep you entertained into 2020. Rumour is they will be stocking up on real sand, so dress in your best beachwear (budgie smugglers NOT encouraged) and spend the end of 2019 sipping on IPAs with your toes in the sand. 

Cost: $99pp
Book your tickets here.

X Cargo

Fortitude Valley

Brisbane’s social hub for adults, X Cargo, will be welcoming in the new decade with style this NYE. Dress to impress for their White Party and spend your night listening to live DJs and sipping on colourful cocktails as you count down the final moments of 2019.

Cost: $10pp
Book your tickets here.

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Image credit: Jack Finnigan 

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