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3, 2, 1 | Brisbane’s Best New Year’s Eve Parties!

By Erin Curtain
5th Dec 2017


New Year’s Eve in Brisbane. One of the biggest nights of the year—and definitely the best excuse to dress to impress—to drink a few more champagnes than you should, and stay out until sunrise. Amidst all the Christmas havoc and evaluating the 2018 resolutions (that you are so-totally-definitely going to keep), party plans for the big countdown itself can be easily thrown to the wayside.

We are here to make sure that doesn’t happen, though. Here are our picks of Brisbane's best New Year's Eve parties; everything from aerial acrobatics to rooftop fireworks and garden parties, so no matter which Brisbane New Year's Eve party you pick it is sure to catapulte you into the new year with a bang! 

Little Big House

South Brisbane

New kid on the Brisbane bar block, Little Big House is throwing a huge 1975-style house party this NYE! Kickng things off from 7pm, the LBH team will be dishing up cocktails, icy cold frosé and some excellent local beers whilst you bust shapes to absolute bangers all night long—it wraps up at 2am, you rebels! The best bit? Entry to Little Big House's NYE party is totally free! All you have to do is register you and your crew for entry. Get on the the list here.

Madame Rouge Bar + Bistro

Fortitude Valley

If chowing down on some exceptional French fare to see out 2017 sounds like your glass of champagne then Madame Rouge Bar + Bistro is a must for your NYE plans! MR are offering two sittings; the first is at 6pm where you'll tuck in to a three course menu for just $75, and the second (if you really want to treat yo'self) kicks off at 8:30pm where you'll gorge on a fabulous 6-course degustation. Book your spot and pop a bottle, we say! To book, click here.

Woolly Mammoth

Fortitude Valley

Woolly Mammoth is keeping New Year’s classic with A Classic NYE Party with CLASSIXX. They are mixing together all the classic elements that make a ripper party and making them happen on the biggest night of the year. Dance into the New Year to DJ duo CLASSIXX or splash out on the 5-hour food and beverage package. Oh, there will also be $1000 in fancy dressed prizes to win, so make sure you show up in style! Book tickets here.


Fortitude Valley

If you want to be next level luxe to bring in the new year, then book tickets to Cloudland’s Black & Gold 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 cocktail party and their VIP experience, both offering four and a half hours of glorious food and drink (the latter upping the ante with flowing champagne and Belvedere vodka). Book tickets here.



Really wanting to push the boat out this year (read: spoil yourself because 2017's been a real doozy)? Let Aria sweep you off your feet with a dinner to remember. Upon arrival, you'll be handed a glass of Tattinger before being presented with an incredible three-course dinner paired with some of the finest drops in the country, chosen and serevd by famed sommellier Ian Trinkle. Iconic dining, luxe to the max and prime seats for the fireworks—what could be better? To book your table, click here.


Surfers Paradise

Heading to the Gold Coast for the new year? We got you covered! Skypoint Observation Deck will be hosting a deluxe night inspired by Studio 54. Expect live shows, a resident DJ, canapes, and enough wine and beer to see you through to 2018. All this plus the best view of GC, so dress like it’s 1970 and ring in the new year up high. Click here to book tickets!

Westfield Chermside Dining Precinct 


After something slightly less wild (read: 2am'ers) with the kids and fam this NYE in Brisbane? Westfield Chermside is here to help! Hosting a fabulous family-style event in their new outdoor dining precinct, stop in for dinner at any one of the dining precinct's venues, and you'll be front and centre for their firework shows at 7pm and 9pm! On the night there'll also be live music, a bubble machine (for the kiddlies), even a balloon drop for ultimate New Year's Eve's vibes. The best bit? The fireworks and entertainment are free, so all you have to do is decide where to eat.

Treasury Casino


Prepare for jazz bands, fireworks, pop-up bars, and cocktails because Treasury Hotel and Casino is hosting one heck of a New Year’s Eve party and you are invited. There will be a five-course dinner and a night of dancing in the Treasury Hotel Courtyard, five star eats in The Lab Restaurant, and live and free NYE entertainment from Stafford brothers and Feenixpawl. More details here


Fortitude Valley

Laruche is injecting a shot of RnB into their New Year’s celebration and numbers are strictly limited. If you're a lover of old school RnB, and ship Drake and RiRi as you OTP, this is the party for you. They will be busting out the best local DJs to accompany your four and a half hour food and drinks package. Bakery Lane will be home to pop-up bars for you to enjoy a drink under the stars as you count down to 2018. Grab tickets through their Facebook event.

Soleil Pool Bar

South Brisbane 

Is there anything more luxe than a rooftop pool party? Soleil will be celebrating the new year with DJs on the deck, counting down to the Fonoti Brothers who will be playing well into the morning. There will be Brookies Gin and Red Bull pop-ups to keep you refreshed throughout the evening, and you can book your very own VIP lounge featuring bottle service, luxe catering, and your own personal wait staff so you can set the tone of the new year by living the high life. Click through for more details. 

The Regatta Hotel


Are you dreaming of celebrating New Year’s amidst the magic and romance of Paris, but don’t have the dosh to shell out on the 20-hour flight? Regatta Hotel is bringing the city of love to you with their Midnight in Paris New Year’s Eve Party. Enjoy French food, French Champagne, and the crème de la crème of live entertainment. Head to the second floor for the Moulin Rouge experience and party like it’s 1920s France! Book tickets here.

Eleven Rooftop Bar

Fortitude Valley

Eleven Rooftop Bar welcomes you to their Garden of Eden New Year’s Eve 2017. They advise you to give in to temptation as you wander through their lush rooftop landscape decked out with greenery and forbidden treats abound. There will be plenty of food, drinks, roving entertainment, DJs, and aerial acts to add to the wonder of a brand new year. Watch the fireworks from the terrific view of the rooftop and party until the sun rises. Learn more, book tickets, and get your outfit inspo here.

The Fox Hotel

South Brisbane

The Fox is going above and beyond this New Year by hosting a Glitter Ball. If the words Glitter Ball doesn't immediately fill you with excitement, perhaps you will be persuaded by their five-hour luxury food and beverage package, entertainment, VIP rooftop access, and rooftop fireworks. We thought so—book your tickets here for a drop dead bedazzlement of a night. 

Limes Hotel

Fortitude Valley

What’s better than a rooftop NYE party with flowing Moët and canapes? One that also includes mini treats from Doughnut Time! If you want to spend your last moments of 2017 with a cocktail in one hand, a doughnut in the other, and a rooftop view of fireworks before you, then Limes has you covered. Check out their Facebook event for more details including how to book tickets.

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Image credit: Nicolas Tissot via Unsplash

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