When it comes to celebrating the last party of the year, you don’t want to get stuck just anywhere. You want to be at the coolest party, with all the hottest people, pashing a goddess at midnight. Okay, so we can’t guarantee all of this but if you and your squad haven’t got something sorted yet, we can help you out! We bring you the ultimate list of Brisbane’s best New Year’s Eve parties to help you see in 2016 with a bang.
Next Hotel | Brisbane CBD
NEXT Hotel have two swanky New Year’s Eve options to choose from. For a night of old world glamour to rival The Great Gatsby, head to Lennons Restaurant and Bar for a five course degustation and five hour premium beverage package and dinner featuring an original menu with a modern twist from New Year’s Eve 1946.
If dinner doesn’t interest you, head straight to the party at NEXT’s roof top bar and dance the night away. Think a four-hour premium drinks package with no XXXX in sight, delicious canapés, decadent desserts and DJ’s playing until late, this is one New Year’s Eve to remember… Or not!
Price: $250 p.p. includes 5 course degustation, 5hr beverage package and entertainment. $149 p.p. includes canapés, 4hr beverage package and entertainment.
Regatta Hotel | Toowong
For a night of mischief, magic and mayhem, look no further than the Regatta Hotel’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” New Year’s Eve party. With access into all areas of the Hotel including The Woodlands, Pixie’s Den and The Garden of Earthly Delights, you will feel as though you’ve stepped straight onto Shakespeare’s set; hopefully with a smoother course to a midnight kiss! Your ticket includes a four-hour premium beverage packaging including Moet Champagne; need we say more? With live music, DJs, tarot card readers and a countdown to midnight this might just be the most magical New Year’s Eve party in Brisbane this year!
Price: $135 p.p. includes canapés, 4hr beverage package and entertainment.
WOOLLY MAMMOTH | FORTITUDE VALLEY
Woolly Mammoth is throwing one heck of a bash this New Year’s Eve so it’s time to release your inner animal for the Mammoth’s Masquerade Ball. With DJ’s spinning tunes well into the early hours of the morning and a five-hour beverage package, you’ll want to take a step into this animal kingdom. For those feeling creative, there are prizes to be won for the most spectacular of outfits!
Price: $99 p.p. includes canapés, 5hr beverage package and entertainment.
THE FOX | SOUTH BRISBANE
For the biggest fiesta this side of Mexico, dust off your sombrero, drag out that poncho and head to The Fox this New Year’s Eve. Think tequila, tacos, tortas and tasty treats. With two great packages to choose from, The Fox offers something for every-juan this NYE. Margaritaville gets you tasty Mexican street food plus enough margaritas tequila mockingbird over the course of five hours. If you want to guarantee yourself the perfect vantage point for the midnight fireworks, grease up your moustache and get yourself a ticket to the Cancun Rooftop.
Price: Margaritaville $89 p.p. includes Mexican street food, 5hr beverage package and entertainment. Cancun Rooftop $179 p.p. includes access to Margaritaville plus exclusive access to rooftop and some of the best views of the fireworks.
SPICERS RETREATS | HIDDEN VALE
No one likes spilt drinks and overcrowded dance floors, least of all on New Year’s Eve. Escape the NYE rush by heading out into the country to the gorgeous Spicers Hidden Vale Retreat for a relaxing start to 2016. With entertainment, a stunning five-course meal with matched wines at award-winning Homage restaurant, and post dinner-drinks in the barn before a spectacular fireworks display at midnight, we won’t blame you if you don’t want to return to city life. For the ultimate experience, stay the night and enjoy a lazy day in the countryside on New Year’s Day.
Price: $155 p.p includes 5 courses meal and matched wines, entertainment and fireworks display.
THE WICKHAM | FORTITUDE VALLEY
A Brisbane favourite, The Wickham has your low-key New Year’s Eve sorted. With live music, DJ’s and both the beer garden and nightclub sure to be going off, where else would you want to be this NYE? Did we mention that entry is free?
Price: Free entry. Function packages available on request.
BAVARIAN BIER CAFÉ | CBD
Bring in the New Year with schnapps, bier and Bavarian cheer at Eagle Street Pier’s Bavarian Bier Café. With incredible panoramic views of the Brisbane River, you’d be hard pressed to find a better spot for enjoying the fireworks. Enjoy a la carte dining and DJ entertainment all night as you sit back and soak up the 8:30pm and midnight fireworks displays.
Price: Set Menu $150 p.p., a la carte menu also available.
ARCHIVE BEER BOUTIQUE | WEST END
With plenty of craft beer flowing and Sterling and Not a Lemur entertaining you from 8pm until 2am, Archive Beer Boutique is the perfect no fuss way to bring in the new year.
Price: Free entry.
UP ON CONSTANCE | FORTITUDE VALLEY
For a night that wouldn’t be out of place on Long Island, head to UP on Constance for their white themed Hamptons style New Year’s Eve party. With spectacular views over Brisbane, the UP rooftop is an ideal vantage point for the midnight fireworks. You’ll be celebrating in style with a cocktail on arrival and a four-hour drinks and canapé package, so channel your inner Blair and Serena and don your finest white frock for a chic evening.
Price: $140 p.p includes canapés, 4hr beverage package and entertainment.
CLOUDLAND | FORTITUDE VALLEY
Be transported to the Hollywood set of Bond, James Bond, for a night of glitz and glamour under the stars at Cloudland. Get set to welcome 2016 in exquisite fashion surrounding yourself with Bond and his bombshells, diamonds and martinis; shaken, not stirred of course! Dress to thrill and enjoy four and a half hours of drinks, live music and all that glitters, as 007’s world is brought to life for NYE in Brisbane.
Price: $149 p.p. includes canapés, 4.5hr beverage package, live music & entertainment.
BYBLOS | HAMILTON
Byblos is taking you to the Californian coast of Venice Beach for a beach party like no other this New Year’s Eve. With alfresco lighting, palm trees and street performers you’d be mistaken for thinking this was the real American deal. Enjoy five and a half hours of cocktails and canapés before being transported to the Valley after midnight by complimentary buses. Thoughtful!
Price: $199 p.p. includes canapé and tapas package, 5½hr beverage package and entertainment.
SOLEIL POOL BAR | SOUTHBANK
After Soleil Pool Bar’s uber-chic, St Tropez NYE party to bring in 2015, we wondered what they would bring us that could top that? Well, the wait is over and Soleil have announced they’ll be bringing the best of Cuba to your New Year’s Eve with their Hava Nights Soiree. Think Havana Beach bar with real sand, fire performers, snake dancers, a photo booth and confetti cannons! With an epic six hour premium drinks package including Moet, Belvedere Vodka, Patron, Havana Club and more, gourmet canapés and a luxury dessert suite (literally a whole room dedicated to sweets – you’ll know where to find me!) Soleil Pool Bar have definitely outdone themselves!
Price: $249 p.p. includes canapés, dessert suite, 6hr beverage package, photo booth and entertainment.
POPOLO | SOUTHBANK
If you’re looking for a chilled-out Brisbane New Year’s Eve option, Popolo is your guy. Hosting two delicious menus across two sittings, Popolo is the perfect spot to dine, relax and enjoy the fireworks, cocktail in hand this NYE. The first banquet kicks off from 5pm concluding with the 8:30pm fireworks, or if you’re in for the long haul, the 9pm canapé and beverage package is for you.
Price: $79 p.p. first sitting includes banquet menu; $140 p.p. second sitting includes 3hr canapé and beverage package.
LARUCHE | FORTITUDE VALLEY
Sit back relax and enjoy the flight aboard Air Laruche this New Year’s Eve. Fly first class into 2016, with Laruche’s five-hour all-inclusive food, drinks and entertainment package. If you’re still keen to party when your flight lands at 12:30am, Laruche’s lounge will be serving up premium beverages including cocktails until 5am! For a debaucherous night sure to rock the international airwaves, be sure to pack your boarding pass and passport for an unforgettable experience this NYE.
Price: $140 p.p. includes 5hr food, drinks and entertainment package.
ELEVEN ROOFTOP BAR | FORTITUDE VALLEY
Las Vegas meets Bris-Vegas at Eleven Rooftop bar this New Year’s Eve. Welcome in the new year overlooking the Brisbane city skyline at Eleven’s ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ Cocktail Party. With 270-degree views of the NYE fireworks and cocktails worth fighting cab lines for, this Fortitude Valley rooftop bar will have you greeting 2016 with the right balance of excitement, style and sophisticated glamour.
Price: $195 p.p. includes 5hr canapé and beverage package, DJ’s and Black Jack table.
Looking for more kick-ass things to do in Brisbane before the year is out? Read Brisbane's best new openings in 2015 and cross them off your list!
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