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Our Pick Of The Gold Coast's Hottest New Year's Eve Parties

By Brooke Darling - 21 Dec 2016

When it comes to ringing in 2017, you don’t want to be stuck just anywhere.

Which is why we’re helping you get prepped for the last night of 2016, by rounding up the best New Year’s Eve celebrations happening across the Gold Coast. From fancy dinners to parties in da clubs, however you see yourself saying “sayonara” to the year that was, we’ve most likely got you covered.

Disco Fever New Year’s Eve Party | Etsu Izakaya

If there were ever a place to be locked away inside with no view of the stars on New Year’s Eve, it’d be at Etsu Izakaya. We cannot get enough of this place and the effortlessly cool crew who make it so damn awesome. Sparkle into 2017 at Etsu’s Disco Fever party. Stretching all the way from 8pm ‘til 1am, your ticket includes a wicked six-course degustation, champas on arrival, and DJ Marty Harris spinning his bootie-shaking disco vinyls. Just wanna feast on epic Japanese eats before tracking down some fireworks? They’ve got an early dinner sitting from 5pm—7:45pm, too.

Details: Tickets to Disco Fever are $120, includes six-course dinner plus champagne on arrival

New Year’s Eve Party | 8th Ave. Terrace

If you’re after a dinner party-vibing event to celebrate the end of 2016, look what Palm Beach’s 8th Ave. Terrace has planned. Easily one of our fave new restaurants on the Gold Coast, 8th Ave. Terrace are selling just 150 tickets—which include gorgeous canapés from their talented kitchen, oysters, and a four-hour drinks package with Mumm champagne, cocktails, Stone & Wood beers, and select wines. Plus, they’ve got an extended license to 2am, party on! At $190 a pop, it’s not cheap, but hey, NYE only comes around once a year, so there goes that excuse.

Details: Tickets $190, includes four-hour premium drinks package, oysters, substantial canapés

New Year’s Eve Party | The Collective

If you’re craving a true-blue party—good drinks, good tunes, and good times—scoot Gold Coast’s hottest new addition, The Collective to the top of your list! We can’t wait to see this Palm Beach newbie filled with love and happy faces, and New Year’s Eve will be its first big bash. While they’ll be serving food and drinks throughout the day to anyone who wants to check out the new space, it’ll then be ticket holders only from 8pm. For $120 you’ll get four hours of beer, wine, and sparkling, plus substantial canapés from all five kitchens, live entertainment and DJs, and don’t forget—there’s a rooftop bar! Palmy sure knows how to pull a cool crew these days so we’re calling it now, this will be one of 2016’s best New Year’s Eve parties on the Gold Coast.

Details: Tickets $120, includes four-hour drinks package and substantial canapés

New Year’s Eve With Mama | Mamasan

One of the best restaurants in Broadbeach, we can always trust Mamasan to put the “classy” into a celebration and this NYE is no exception. There’s both an early and late offering on the table but, if it were us, we’d opt for the 8pm/8:30pm sittings. Why? Because the chefs are serving up six delectable shared courses instead of four, you’ll be handed a glass of Verve on arrival, there’ll be live DJs through until 1am, and you’ll get to “oooh” and “ahhhh” over fireworks at the end of the plaza.

Details: Tickets $110, includes six-course share plate dinner with Verve on arrival

New Year’s Eve Dinner | Bistro Franc

Bistro Franc is throwing an intimate six-course set dinner for a very reasonable $75 per head, right in the heart of Broadbeach. Sitting down at 7pm, sure it starts early, but we expect it’ll draw a chill crowd that you’ll wanna hang out with allll night. If you’ve dined with this wickedly talented family before, then you’ll know bookings are a must, and you should probs get in quick ‘cause these will get snapped up!

Details: Tickets $75, includes six-course set menu

Boogie Nights New Year’s Eve | Stingray Lounge

If you think nothing is gonna get you in the New Year spirit, you’re wrong—because Stingray Lounge’s Boogie Nights party most definitely will. Head to this Surfers Paradise institution with your 70s safari suit, teased hair, or glittering hot pants, where your ticket buys you canapés, unlimited drinks, DJ entertainment, and a ridiculously naughty night out. Book your tickets now or risk crying into your vodka and Redbull on your couch come December 31.

Details: Tickets $149, includes four-hour drinks package and substantial canapés

Justin’s Rooftop Party | Justin Lane

What will undoubtedly be one of the most sought after tickets in town, Burleigh favourite Justin Lane is taking full advantage of their stunning open-air patio with a rooftop party. Your ticket gets you access to one of the hottest New Year’s Eve parties on the Gold Coast, canapés, drink on arrival, plus drink specials, so bring extra cash for all the espresso martinis and Justin Coladas you’ll be ordering. We’ve no doubt it’ll be a bloody fun way to say ciao to 2016 and an enthusiastic buongiorno to 2017!

Details: Tickets $90+BF includes entry, canapés, drink on arrival, drink specials

New Year’s Eve Night Markets | Miami Marketta

Another of our fave spots to get a little cray cray is pulling out the stops this NYE with NO cover charge. Which means more cash in your pocket for G&Ts, then more G&Ts, and then more G&Ts. All the fun starts at 4pm with Miami Marketta’s regular street food stalls (they’ll be cooking until 10pm) and then the entertainment steps it up a notch from 8:30pm when The Lyrical take the stage followed by Flyfingaz on the decks. As always it’s family friendly, and did we mention it was FREE ENTRY?!

Details: Free entry and family-friendly; food stalls cooking until 10pm

New Year’s Eve Party | Hideaway Kitchen & Bar

For those that like things a little wild, we can pretty much vouch that Hideaway Kitchen & Bar will be going off the hook. Starting at 8pm, you’ll get to feast on Asian fusion canapés, sip on bubbly, wine, beer, and basics (drinks are included), and bust moves on the d-floor (you’ll make one, if you have to) with DJ Shwado on the decks ‘til the wee hours. NYE under the stars and those umbrellas? Heck yes!

Details: Tickets $125 including canapés, beer, wine, bubbles, and basics

New Year’s Eve Party and Balloon Drop | Garden Kitchen & Bar

What better way to welcome in 2017 than with an ice cold froze (that’s frozen rose, duh) in hand? Garden Kitchen & Bar has really turned it up this year, with locals flocking back to Jupiters in droves. Fittingly, they’re celebrating a stellar 12 months with two dinner sittings (5pm and 7:30pm; $99 per person for four courses). But we know you’re here for the leafy garden and beanbag hangs, so you can also opt to order a gourmet picnic package or snacks from the pop-up marquee on the lawn, and then settle in for a cheeky night surrounded by friends. Team it up with Jupiter’s iconic balloon drop in the foyer when the clock strikes midnight, and you’ve got one of the hottest New Year’s Eve parties on the Gold Coast.

Details: Tickets $99 with four-course set dinner; or free entry to lawn party

Bold & The Beautiful Gala Cocktail Party| Bin 89

With so much action happening around Broadbeach, Bin 89 is the perfect place to witness all the NYE shenanigans in style. You’re invited to dress glamorous with this year’s Bold & The Beautiful theming (there’ll even be a red carpet and paparazzi), nibble on Bin 89’s scrumptious tapas and canapés, down all of the drinks with the three-hour drinks package (7pm—10pm), lap up the glitz, and then, get your schmooze on through until 2am. What happens in 2016 stays in 2016, right?

Details: Tickets $125, includes three-hour drinks package, substantial canapés and tapas

Midnight Trip New Year’s Eve Festival | NightQuarter

Northern Gold Coasters no longer need to sacrifice an organ to afford an Uber if they want an epic party this NYE. Gold Coast’s best live music venue is doing what they do best, laying on the insane choices with all your fave street food stalls, plus a killer entertainment roster on The Paddock festival stage, including headliner, The Delta Riggs. Drinks will be flowing from six bars and music won’t stop for eight hours. That’s a smokin’ hot deal for just $35+BF. Got the family in tow? Never fear, ‘cause NightQuarter’s usual market happenings will be accessible for a tiny $3.

Details: Tickets to The Paddock music precinct, $35+BF

Get Leid On New Year’s Eve | Aloha Bar & Dining

Party people, mark this one down! Aloha Bar & Dining is throwing a Get Leid luau-themed event with super reasonably priced entry for one of the hottest New Year’s Eve parties on the Gold Coast. Heck yes! Doors open from 8pm ‘til 2am, meaning you can go for a respectable dinner somewhere, before landing yourself in the party zone. These guys know how to throw an epic shindig, so wear your comfy shoes and get ready for a night of sipping, shimmying, and pineapple-filled cocktails—c’mon there are always pineapples at Aloha!

Details: Tickets $30 before Christmas, $45 after; includes cocktail on arrival and canapés

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