Bars & Pubs

Brisbane New Year’s Eve Parties That Won’t Suck

By Phoebe Grealy
7th Dec 2016

best NYE parties Brisbane 2016

Being the last party opportunity of the year, New Year’s Eve in Brisbane is one of those nights where expectations are sky high. You want to be at the coolest party, with the best drinks, kissing your dream guy/girl at midnight. No pressure...

To ensure you’re winning as 2017 rolls in, we’ve rounded up Brisbane’s best New Year’s Eve parties that will help you say goodbye to 2016 in style.

Next Hotel


Next Hotel in the CBD is bringing home 2016 like a total champion with a Santorini Nights-themed party filled with cocktails, canapes and all things Greece. The DJ, open bar and views by the pool are the place to be as the fireworks go off. 

Tickets: $169; Get yours here.


Fortitude Valley

Laruche AKA Air Laruche is 'flying' revellers to Rio this New Years Eve and it’s first class all the way with five hours of all-inclusive food, drinks and entertainment including Brazilian-inspired street fare and cocktails.

Tickets: $100; Get yours here.

Soleil Pool Bar

South Brisbane

Travel seems to be the theme this year and South Bank’s Soleil Pool Bar doesn’t disappoint with a party dedicated to all things Barcelona. An ode to Spanish flavours, there will be six hours of drinks, pop-up bars, tapas and DJs cranking the tunes to make it a fiesta to remember.

Tickets: $249; Get yours here.

Regatta Hotel


What better way to welcome in 2017 than with an ice cold mojito in hand? Regatta’s NYE party has gone all out on the theme Havana Nights which includes four solid hours of drinking, street food stalls and dancing to a Cuban swing band.

Tickets: $137; Get yours here.

Eleven Rooftop Bar

Fortitude Valley

Stay cool 11 floors above the Valley at Eleven Rooftop Bar, who are rocking til the last moment of this year with a Hot Havana NYE shindig. There’ll be six hours of Cuban-themed cocktails, champagne and premium spirits, not to mention hot Cuban dancers to get the party started.

Tickets: $300; Get yours here.

The Fox Hotel

South Brisbane

In honour of the last party of the year, The Fox is turning Japanese and want to countdown to midnight with you! Pop on your kimono (or sumo suit) and indulge in premium sake and sushi with one of the city’s best views of the South Bank fireworks.

Tickets: $99 to $179; Get yours here.

Woolly Mammoth 

Fortitude Valley

Woolly Mammoth in the Valley says release your inner animal for the Mammoth NYE Ball 2016! Dress in your finest and enjoy five hours of drinks and canapes, while the resident DJ spins decks well into the early hours of 2017.

 Tickets: $99; Get yours here.

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Image credit: Regatta Hotel by Ariana Gillrie

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