Give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back Brisbane, we have made it to the end of 2018 at last. This year has been the best of times and the most bizarre of times, filled with royal weddings, honey badgers, D trump sounding off, and a whole lot of whatever Kanye was doing. New Year’s Eve antics can be a pain to organise so we’ve compiled the absolute best of the best locations to ring in 2019 if you accidentally (on purpose) left organising it to the last minute.
Check out our list of all the best New Year’s Eve parties worth attending in Brisbane this year.
If you’re looking for a next level extra New Year’s Eve party, cloudland has you covered. Spanning three levels and five rooms this party is all about bringing in 2019 with ultimate glam vibes. There will be food and drink packages, live entertainment, pop-up performances and immersive visual displays to ring in the new year. For more information, click here.
Taking on a Neon Fanstay theme, Fluffy will be keeping the party going all the until 5am on New Year’s day so if you’re looking for an all-nighter they are your go-to spot. Special guest Paulini will be performing live through the night with 8 back up dancers to give you the show of 2018. The four-hour drinks package will include all your fave basics plus the mysterious signature NYE cocktail. For more information, click here.
The highest of Brisbane’s rooftop bars, Eagles Nest will be ringing in the new year from up above. The party will include an all-inclusive food and beverage package with a grazing station to keep your energy up throughout the night. There will also be a live DJ, photo booth, and exclusive rooftop access to watch the fireworks. For more information, click here.
The Wickham will be hosting a free garden party to welcome 2019 and all are invited. Stop by for botanical vibes and killer performances as DJs J-King and Will Munro warm up the stage for performances from Solar Flair, Bebe Gunn, Minion Basilik and Luna Thicc to bring a fabulously drag-tastic element to the first moments of your new year. For more information, click here.
Treat yourself to five and a half hours of premium cocktails, aka the ultimate way to ring in the new year. Byblos will be flaunting their riverside views for prime viewing of the fireworks. There will also be delicious eats from a variety of food stations and live entertainment throughout the night. For more information, click here.
One of Brisbane’s most iconic party spots, Blackbird, will be serving up the 2019 vibes at their New Year’s Eve party. The bar will be pouring out unlimited Moët & Chandon as well as all the cocktails and spirits you could ask for. Executive Chef Jake Nicolson will be rolling out delicious canapés and food stations and there will be roving performers, live tunes, and a view of the fireworks to top it all off. For more information, click here.
If you want to spend your last moments of 2018 being entertained by Brisbane’s most iconic and outrageous style icons, head to Heya. They will compete in the ultimate all-star battle with performances and antics leading up to the big finale at midnight. For more information, click here.
Little Big House
Celebrate the best of 2018 at Little Big House to cap off this ripper of a year. They will be celebrating their first year of being open by reminiscing on the top songs and moments of the past year. Dress as an iconic 2018 moment to win a prize and let loose at their full day and night celebration featuring games, cocktails, and more. For more information, click here.
Prepare yourself for an RNB New Year’s Party taking place at Laruche. Whether your vibe is old school or today’s RNB icons, Laruche will be spinning all your fave tracks to set the background music for the new year. Snack on canapes and sip on top shelf spirits as part of the four and a half hour drinks package. For more information, click here.
Eleven Rooftop Bar
Venture into Brisbane’s wilderness at Eleven’s Into The Wild New Year’s Eve party. The idea is to unleash your inner animal as you end your year at one of Brisbane’s best rooftop bars. For five hours indulge in quality eats and drinks as you watch live entertainment and party your way to the spectacular view of the midnight fireworks. For more information, click here.
Brisbane’s freshest party scene, the W, will be throwing a poolside bash with river views at their iconic WET deck. Belvedere cocktails are the drink of choice, served with molecular canapés that are the most Instagrammable thing you’ll ever eat. Live tunes will accompany your killer view of the fireworks. For more information, click here.
Pig ‘N’ Whistle West End
No new year would be complete without a classic black and white party and this year Pig ‘N’ Whistle is doing the honours. Dress in your best glam Beetlejuice vibes for five hours of drinks, eats, live tunes, and prizes for best dressed. Just before midnight strikes join the convoy to watch the firework show by the river. For more information, click here.
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