The round-up: say farewell to 2020 at Brisbane’s best New Year’s Eve soirees
Folks, we’ve made it through a pandemic (almost), bushfires, floods, redundancies, a year of no travel and a few months without haircuts – if that’s not a solid reason to celebrate, we don’t know what is! The end of this extremely challenging year is approaching and it’s not a moment too soon, so we’ve rounded up the best spots in Brisbane to ring in 2021 this New Year’s Eve. Don your glad rags, put on your socially-distanced dancing shoes and get ready to party like it’s no longer 2020!
Cloudland, Fortitude Valley: Get ready for major glitz and glam at Cloudland’s New Year’s Eve party where an enchanted wonderland awaits. Providing guests with an option of three different tickets to choose from, Cloudland has upped the ante this year. Starting at $159 for the Crystal Garden Soiree you will be engulfed in a four-and-a-half-hour drinks package including spirits, premium beers and wine, with food such as wood-fired pizza and premium canapes right at your fingertips. The Cocktail Lounge ticket is priced from $199 and will take you upstairs into a Gatsby-inspired heritage room where signature cocktails will keep you up and merry until midnight. Cloudland’s most premium ticket presents a ‘Play Among The Stars’ VIP Soiree priced at $219 situated at the rooftop terrace, moon room and the all-new rose room. Indulge in some gourmet food, premium canapes, wine, spirits, beer and Mumm Champagne. Grab your tickets here.
Victoria Park, Herston: Throwing a Glitter Gala priced at $149, Victoria Park Golf Complex is giving its guests a five-hour beverage package that will include selected cocktails, serving the likes of watermelon margaritas with pink-shimmer dust and elderflower and champagne cocktails – a major win. Also including soft drinks, wines, and beer on tap, Victoria Park has everyone covered. Serving up delicious canapes such as pork belly and calvados pie, rosemary chicken skewers, crumbed calamari, charred chicken sliders and much more, there’s plenty to indulge in at this New Year’s Eve gala. Book your place here.
Friday’s Riverside, Brisbane City: One of Brisbane’s most well-renowned bars Friday’s is, of course, holding a party to ring in the new and spectacular year we all need and deserve in 2021. With 180-degree views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge, it’s one of the finest places to sip on a drink (or a few) while overlooking the midnight fireworks extravaganza on display. Selling a $120 VIP Package, this includes premium wines, beers, spirits and canapes. If you’re on a budget, the $35 general admission ticket offers guaranteed entry so you can do the rest of the night your way. Pick up your tickets here.
Emporium Hotel, South Bank: See in 2021 at the Emporium’s luxurious Terrace rooftop bar, beginning at 8:00 pm and running all the way through into the early hours of the morning. Serving up fan-favourite canapes, fork dishes and a four-hour Mumm Champagne beverage package and cocktails, there will be many Instagram-worthy photo opportunities from 21 storeys high with spectacular views of the city. Nab a spot here!
The Sound Garden, Fortitude Valley: Bursting at the seams with floral colours, join the Sound Garden’s French garden party on New Year’s Eve for a night filled with live music, a talented DJ and a four-hour beverage package priced at $199. Serving guests with delicious cocktails, tap beers, French champagne and spirits, the Sound Garden will shape the beginning of your 2021 with a fun and boozy night. Grab a ticket here.
Regatta Hotel, Toowong: If all-white dress codes are your forte, the Regatta Hotel New Year’s Eve Boat Party might just be your thing. With tickets priced at $130, you will board the hotel’s boat party, providing a four-hour drinks package with canapes and food stations. Tickets will provide guests with multiple live-music acts and DJs spanning across all levels of the hotel. To top the night off, make sure to watch the firework display over the Brisbane River. Lock in your place here.
Eagle Farm Racecourse, Ascot: Celebrate the end of 2020 in style at Eagle Farm Racecourse, priced from $190 for Brisbane Racing Club members for the night’s Silver Package. Beginning at 8:15 pm, guests can indulge themselves in a four-hour beverage package, gourmet canapes, desserts and DJ entertainment. If you’re feeling like a baller, the Gold Package starts from $290 and includes four hours of Moet & Chandon Champagne. Finish the night on a high watching the fireworks on the biggest screen in the Southern Hemisphere to ring in the New Year. Grab your tickets here.
Southbank Beer Garden, South Brisbane: Sit back, relax and take in the end of 2020 at South Bank’s most-loved beer garden. Priced at $149, tickets include a drink and food package providing all the goods for guests. Serving up a variety of food with buttermilk fried chicken burgers, gourmet pies and pastries, classic beef burgers and Korean wings, they’ve got everyone’s top picks covered. Beginning at 7:30 pm, order up a storm with the venue’s drinks and food package and begin to celebrate the end of the year. Lock it in here.
Nostimo Restaurant Bar, South Brisbane: To make up for that Greek holiday you missed this year, Nostimo is bringing the Mediterranean vibes to you! Indulge with a Greek banquet and beverage package which includes bountiful modern Mediterranean cuisine and flowing Greek bevvies, not to mention a sweeping view of the city skyline to set the mood. Snack on ouzo-cured salmon, saganaki (naturally), grilled Moreton Bay bugs and caramel baklava ice-cream – yes please! Bookings are mandatory, so get in quick.
Lefty’s Music Hall, Petrie Terrace: If you’re keen to kick 2020 to the curb Roadhouse-style, Lefty’s has got you covered with its full-on 80s Americana New Year’s Eve bash. Patrons are encouraged to dress to the theme (of course) where they can enjoy drinks from three separate Roadhouse bars in the venue, as well as live entertainment and American eats. Tickets are $138 and include a four-hour drinks package – race to grab one here.
Fortitude Music Hall, Fortitude Valley: Looking for something a little out-of-the-box for your New Year’s celebrations this year? Fortitude Music Hall is hosting a huge special edition of Rumble, the game show like no other filled with performance, games and improvised chaos galore. Six contestants will enter the thunderdome and duke it out for your entertainment – we’d recommend splashing out on the VIP ticket where you get a cheeseboard plus three hours of beer, wine and sparkling. Don’t delay – lock in your place here.
Blackbird Bar & Grill, Brisbane City: Those looking to party big won’t be disappointed by Blackbird Bar & Grill’s multi-level, riverside celebration. This cocktail event will be packed with entertainment including live musicians, DJs and roving acts. Appetites will be well taken care of by chef-prepared canapes and food stations while thirsts will be quenched by free-flowing drinks. Book your five-hour package now to avoid missing out.
Riverlife, Kangaroo Point: Sip and snack your way into the new year at Riverlife’s wanderlust-themed party this New Year’s Eve. The riverfront Kangaroo Point spot’s three outdoor marquee spaces will be transformed into three different continents – Asia, Europe and South America – allowing you to travel from destination to destination. Each space will be serving unlimited themed food between 7:30–10:30 pm and tickets also include a lush five-hour drinks package – oh, and the view is insane. Avoid FOMO and nab your tickets here.
Keen to see what else is happening on New Year’s Eve? Scope out our events calendar for more options.
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