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20 Of Brisbane’s Hottest New Year’s Eve Parties To See Out 2021

By Emily Nitson
17th Dec 2021

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Has the end of the year rolled around way faster than expected and you haven’t finalised any New Year’s Eve party plans? Don’t stress, we’ve put together a list of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Brisbane so you can dance your way into 2022 in style.

Whether you want a boujee champagne-filled send off or you want to boogie the night away, we’ve got you covered with an array of booze-filled parties sure to make your feet ache well into the new year. 

The Prince Consort

Fortitude Valley

Ready for the ultimate dance party this NYE? What better way to celebrate the end of a long year than a long night of dancing at a massive, multi-level pub with half a dozen bars to drink your way through. Shimmy your way into the new year with The Prince Consort’s Good As New Year’s Eve Party kicking off at 8pm featuring Bag Raiders and a long lineup of other electro legends. 

Cost: $66pp (first release)
Book your tickets here.

The Brightside

Fortitude Valley

Dig out your black skinny jeans, whip out your hair straightener and smudge that eyeliner—it’s time to embrace your 2005 emo faze at The Brightside’s NYEMO. Scream at the top of your lungs to the biggest and best emo hits in two designated music areas and welcome in the new year the sad way with their NYE countdown, complete with stadium confetti blasts. Best dressed wins a $100 bar tab, so you better start planning your grunge ‘fit. 

Cost: $25pp
Book your tickets here.

Brooklyn Standard

Brisbane City

If five hours of eating, drinking and vibing out to your fave blues, rock and country tunes sounds like your jam, then Brooklyn Standard has the NYE night for you. For $150pp, this five-hour food and drinks package includes American-style canapes and boasts an impressive array of drinks, from spirits, cocktails and sparkling, to red and white wine that’ll keep you partying well into the new year. 

Cost: $150pp
Book your tickets here.

Evilcorp Horror Maze

Fortitude Valley

For a NYE you may not want to remember, join the terrific team behind Brisbane's best horror mazes for their New Year’s Eve glow stick horror maze night. Creep your way through the pitch-black and try to dodge what’s hiding in the dark, with only a glow stick to guide you. Your courage and bravery will be rewarded with glowing NYE cocktails and shots, with an early finish so you can countdown the last seconds of 2021 somewhere a little less creepy. Don’t be a scaredy cat, book online to avoid FOMO.

Cost: $40pp
Book your tickets here.

W Brisbane

Brisbane CBD

The good vibes (and Veuve Clicquot Magnums) will be flowing at WET Deck’s summer chic New Years Eve party, Bright All Night. For four hours you can shine, shake and shimmer the night away with DJ sets, oysters, tapas, free flowing champagne, cocktails and more. Plus, you’ll have the perfect possie to watch the epic fireworks over the Brisbane River.

Cost: $239pp
Book your tickets here. 

Bakery Lane

Fortitude Valley

For those looking for an alternative way to party into 2022, take the crew to Bakery Lane for Uh Oh Spaghettio’s retro NYE party. The laneway venue will be playing host to Faith and Lovecats nightclub for a night of indie rock and grunge hits and retro tunes under the stars. With the festivities spread across the two massive locations and delectable snacks from Uh Oh Spaghettio being served up until 2.30am, you’ll be dancing ‘til the sun comes up this NYE.

Cost: $15pp (early bird)
Book your tickets here.

Victoria Park

Herston

Celebrate the new year in style at Victoria Park’s NYE en Blanc cocktail party. Don your best all white cocktail attire and get ready for a night of cocktails, canapes and cheers under the famous Victoria Park Marquee. A $165pp ticket will score you spritzes on arrival, a five hour beverage package including your favourite sparkling, wine and beer and a delicious selection of canapes and cocktail dishes. With a live DJ, roving entertainers and private fireworks to enjoy while you wine and dine, you’re in for one seriously boujee night to remember. 

Cost: $165pp
Book your tickets here.

Lefty’s Music Hall

Petrie Terrace

Giddy up and join Lefty’s Music Hall for their Kentucky Derby New Year’s Eve shindig featuring their favourites Betty Smokes and The Forgetaboudits on stage from 9pm. All tickets include a four-hour food and drinks package which includes whiskey apples, house spirits, beer, wine, cider and enough delicious Americana eats to make you yee-haw. 

Cost: $148pp (early bird)
Book your tickets here. 

Retro’s 

Fortitude Valley 

Not quite ready for another year to commence? Join Retro’s All That Glitters Party and enjoy a blast from the past as only the best old school hits from the 80s and 90s play all night long. Surrounded by disco balls, LED lights and their signature fishbowl cocktails, Retro’s are offering a three-hour party package including basic spirits, beer, house wine and sparkling as well as delicious canapés and VIP entry. Whip out your favourite sparkly dress and start your year with a throwback to pre-2000. 

Cost: $129 (early bird)
Book your tickets here.

Riverlife 

Kangaroo Point 

If you're looking for a fun way to ring in the New Year, look no further than Riverlife. With a next-level view of the fireworks—smackbang on the waterfront—the vibing night is the perfect send-off with live entertainment, tasty bites and delicious drinks. And, if you're like us and love a theme, the NYE event dress code is 'white', so you know your camera roll will be brimming with party snaps. Entry comes with a five-hour drink package—with endless Aperol Spritz—plus delicious food and a band all night long. Early bird tickets are already sold out, so be sure to secure yours, stat. 

Cost: $179 (early bird)
Book your tickets here.

Fluffy's 

Fortitude Valley 

Find yourself at Fluffy’s watching the mesmerising drag shows on a Sunday night more often than not? As a part of Fluffy’s New Years Gay mini indoor festival, an ultimate Neon Fantasy-themed party is taking over every level of The Warehouse, including the rooftop. Featuring over 15 of Fluffy’s favourite dancers, there are general tickets available which include access to all levels, plus all-inclusive tickets that include a four-hour drinks package with premium spirits, wine and select beers. Dress up in your best Neon Fantasy-inspired couture to be in the best dressed runway competition, and dance the night away as they’ll be trading all the way until 5am.

Cost: $50-$129pp
Book your tickets here.

Mr Percival’s

Howard Smith Wharves

Celebrate riverside and raise your glass at one of Brisbane’s hottest venues, Mr Percival’s, with their three and a half-hour premium beverage package and fresh seafood. Taking cues from European beach clubs, this overwater bar is the place to be for a balmy summer New Year’s Eve.

Cost: $250pp
Book your tickets here.

Fiume Rooftop Bar

Howard Smith Wharves 

Mask up for this biggest night of the year at Fiume Rooftop Bar’s MASKurade party—but don’t worry, it’s not the masks we’ve dreaded wearing all year. Come dressed in your best masquerade costume and enjoy some of Brisbane's best rooftop river views while you indulge in four hours worth of freshly shucked oysters, live pasta and taco stations, signature cocktails and Tattinger Champagne, all while listening to the sweet sounds of a live DJ. Wanting to stay the night at Crystalbrook Vincent and keep the party rolling? Fiume Rooftop Bar will also be open from 2pm on Saturday 1 January.

Cost: $299pp
Book your tickets here.

Felons Barrel Hall

Howard Smith Wharves 

Raise the hall and join in on the countdown at Felons Barrel Hall for a night of local sound, Southeast Asian flavour and champagne sours on tap. With walk-ins welcomed, Felons is the perfect place to go for your last minute party fix. To keep you going all night, from 7.30pm they'll be dishing up a Southeast Asian Brewer Eats menu for $99pp, alongside beverage options such as Felons' Barred Aged Crisp Lager at the bar.

Cost: $99pp
Book your tickets here.

Cielo Rooftop 

Fortitude Valley

Say ‘Salute!’ to the new (and hopefully better) year at Cielo Rooftop’s Riviera inspired New Year's Eve party. Start your celebrations early by enjoying the last sunset of the year over Brisbane’s skyline from 4pm–8pm or count down the last remaining hours over bright city lights from 8pm until late. Whatever vibe you’re chasing, find it on Fortitude Valley’s Cielo Rooftop with options ranging from four-hour beverage and canape options to four-course dinner and drinks packages.

Cost: From $59pp to $2000 for a booth
Book your tickets here.

X-Cargo

Fortitude Valley

If you’re looking for more of a throw down, round up your party people and make tracks for X-Cargo’s annual White Party. With single entry tickets starting from $15pp ranging through to Skydeck booths available for $8,800, there’s enough space for you and your whole crew to celebrate.

Cost: From $15pp to $8,800 Skydeck packages
Book your tickets here.

Hey Chica

Fortitude Valley

If free flowing mojitos and pop-up paella stations perk up your ears, grab your amigos and say hello to Hey Chica’s Havana Nights New Year's Eve party. With Fortitude Valley’s sleekest new club Hey Chica inspired by an eclectic street party, you’ll be sure to dance the night away while enjoying an all inclusive four-hour food and beverage package starting at 8pm. The package boasts the likes of beer, wine, spirits, mojitos, tapas and donuts, providing everything you need for the most memorable NYE yet.

Cost: $140pp (early bird)
Book your tickets here.

Death & Taxes

Fortitude Valley

Dreaming of 1960s Hollywood and want to party like you’re in Las Vegas for the night? Death & Taxes Rat Pack Party will turn your glamorous dreams into reality with the party of the century. Situated in Brisbane's oldest laneway formed in 1892, there’s no better fit for a rat pack party than Death & Taxes, which is inspired by the underground bars of London and Paris. The four-hour drinks package boasts French champagne both on arrival and when the clock strikes 12, plus unlimited beer and wine as well as your choice of three cocktails. If you’re unsure of where the night will take you the saying goes, ‘tis impossible to be sure of anything but death and taxes. 

Cost: $170pp
Book your tickets here.

Fortitude Music Hall

Fortitude Valley

If hardstyle electronic dance is your choice of music, you don’t want to miss Shokk Events Believe In Hardstyle New Year's Eve Festival at Fortitude Music Hall. With a huge lineup and festival production and lighting, dust off your LED light gloves and enjoy a night of raving kicking off from 6.30pm until late. 

Cost: $69pp
Book your tickets here.

Cloudland

Fortitude Valley

For the ultimate boujee midnight soiree head to Cloudland to celebrate with five-star drinks and live entertainment sure to serve up a magical night to remember. With an array of different packages, choose from the likes of the Crystal Garden Soiree offering four and a half hours of premium spirits and sparkling, canapes and live entertainment amongst crystal chandeliers and the captivating waterfall, all the way to the Cocktail Lounge in a Gatsby-inspired heritage room. 

Cost: $165-$257pp
Book your tickets here.

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