The round-up: say farewell to 2021 at Brisbane’s best New Year’s Eve soirees
Folks, we’ve made it through another rollercoaster of a year – if that’s not a solid reason to celebrate, we don’t know what is! The end of 2021 is approaching and it’s not a moment too soon, so we’ve rounded up the best spots in Brisbane to ring in 2022 this New Year’s Eve. Don your glad rags, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party!
Jade Buddha Bar & Kitchen, Brisbane City: Round off another year full of the weird and wonderful with a sizzling soiree full of sips, snacks and spectacular views at Jade Buddha Bar & Kitchen at Eagle Street Pier. Don your best sequin get-up or button-down shirt and get into the silly season spirit with a decadent three-hour drinks and canapes package, which includes basic spirits, tap beers, house wine, Aperol spritz and Pimms. Plus, there’s no better vantage point to soak up stellar views of the iconic Story Bridge while farewelling 2021. Tickets for Jade Buddha’s Better Luck Next Year party are $155 per person and can be secured here.
Crown Hotel, Lutwyche: Pop on your best party outfit and head to the Crown Hotel in Lutwyche to ring in the new year in style. Pick up a drink on arrival and enjoy roving bites and your choice of beverage package – three hours of boozy beverages and canapes for $109 or three hours of mocktails and canapes for $89 per person. With live entertainment and top-notch vibes, this is the place to be on December 31. Snag your tickets here.
Will & Flow, Brisbane City: Revellers can say au revoir to the year that was with sparkling sips, savoury delights and French Riviera vibes at Will & Flow’s Saint-Tropez-themed New Year’s Eve party. Tickets to this riverside soiree are $265 per person. To snap up yours, head here. It’s time to party like it’s the roaring twenties!
Brisbane Quarter, Brisbane City: If you’re seeking a flavoursome feast to fill your belly, free-flowing champagne to wet your whistle with and live entertainment, we know just the place to perch this December 31 – Brisbane Quarter. Make it a family affair at Italian restaurant Persone, enjoy a banquet of Japanese favourites at Tenya, an Asian-style seafood feast at Phat Boy or head to Phoenix for a la carte delights. Inside W Brisbane the festivities continue, and it’s at the Wet Deck where you can soak up free-flowing Veuve Clicquot magnums and DJ tunes at the Bright All Night New Year’s Eve party, or indulge in a more substantial feed at Three Blue Ducks. Whether you want to go fancy and see out the old year in style with a multi-course banquet or dig in to a sumptuous seafood spread, Brisbane Quarter has you sorted for your New Year’s Eve celebrations. To learn more, head here.
Ciao Papi, Brisbane City: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with your famiglia and amici on the riverfront at Ciao Papi. Feast as the sun sets or settle into the night with two sittings available, both with all-inclusive packages. First up is the New Year’s Eve Famiglia Dinner from 5:30–8:00 pm, which will set diners back $150 per person. Then there’s the all-inclusive New Year’s Eve Late Night Grande Feast from 8:30–11:00 pm for $180 per person. Bambinos 12 and under can order from the bambino menu for $35 per person whilst youngsters aged 13–17 will dine from the feast menu for $69 per person.
Stanley, Brisbane City: Stanley Restaurant has not one, but two NYE celebrations this December 31. Start celebrating early at the NYE At Dusk party from 5:00–7:30 pm and enjoy mouth-watering bites from the a la carte or festive banquet menus. For something that goes a little later, lap up a luxurious all-inclusive dinner package from 8:00–11:00 pm at the NYE Into The Night soiree. For $290, you can indulge in a four-course Cantonese banquet including a three-hour premium beverage package.
Mr Percival’s, Brisbane City: Don your fancy attire and celebrate the incoming new year with an exclusive riverside party at Mr Percival’s. From 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm, enjoy fresh seafood, delectable canapes, a three-and-a-half-hour premium beverage package, and live entertainment courtesy of DJ Jamie Vale and vocalist NaNa Muse. Tickets are $250 per person and can be bought here.
Felons Barrel Hall, Brisbane City: Embark on a journey of sound, colour, and flavour at Felons Barrel Hall this New Year’s. Enjoy live music, a $99 NYE feast with Southeast Asian flare and lots of ice-cold frothy favourites. Plus, did we mention this place has some of the best views of the fireworks? Book now for groups of six or more here.
Felons Brewing Co., Brisbane City: Raise a beer to the new year at Felons Brewing Co. this December 31. A small number of tables in the brewery have been allocated for the $89 NYE Feast set menu, filled with an array of Felons favourites for you to snack on as you countdown to 2022. Get a taste of the sparkling limited-release Champagne sour beer and keep the good times flowing into the new year with a live DJ up on the brew deck. Make a booking for a group of six-plus here.
Death & Taxes, Brisbane City: Brisbane City bar Death & Taxes is throwing one heck of a Rat Pack Party this New Year’s Eve. The booze-slinging team will be sending off 2021 with a kick-ass celebration involving tastebud-tempting cocktails, champagne and great music. Guests can enjoy a four-hour drinks package from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am with unlimited beer, wine, sparkling and three different cocktails to choose from. Tickets are from $169 and can be bought here.
Hellbound, New Farm: Champagne, caviar and canapes – this is what you can expect to find at Hellbound’s New Year’s Eve party. A grazing table will also be able to feast on throughout the night, where seasonal produce, delectable shaved meats and opulent fruits will abound. Tickets start from $175 per person and can be snapped up here.
Cobbler, West End: Cobbler is going all out this New Year’s Eve with its Birds of a Feather Party – think gold, sapphire blue, feathers, and decadence. The primo package includes French champagne on arrival and when the clock hits 12:00 am, four hours of unlimited cocktails, sparkling, red and white wine, basic spirits and beers. The party runs from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am. Grab your tickets here.
Pig ‘N’ Whistle Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley: Say farewell to another crazy year at Pig ‘N’ Whistle Brunswick Street. Its revelry-inducing package includes four hours worth of premium beverages, delicious canapes and DJ until late. The soiree will last from 8:00–12:00 am and tickets are $145 each. Grab yours here.
Byblos, Hamilton: Celebrate the end of 2021 with lavish Byblos hospitality at its New Year’s Eve party. Indulge in a five-hour premium beverage package from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am including Chandon, spirits, cocktails, wine and beer, a food station and substantial canapes, live entertainment and DJs. Tickets are from $196 and can be bought here.
Cloudland, Fortitude Valley: Raise a glass with five-star drinks and irresistible eats to accompany your countdown, while enjoying the ebb and flow of live entertainment, pop-up surprises and special guest at Cloudland’s New Year’s Eve party. There’s four sparkling options to choose from, with tickets starting from $159. Secure yours here.
Victoria Park, Herston: This year, Victoria Park Golf Complex is throwing a NYE en Blanc cocktail party and giving its guests a five-hour beverage package that includes a cocktail on arrival. Guests can also expect canapes, a chef’s station, live DJs, private fireworks and a photo booth. Tickets are $165 per person, get yours here.
Friday’s Riverside, Brisbane City: Did someone say TGIF? Brisbane institution Fridays is holding a Greek Islands-themed party to ring in the new year this December 31. 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. First-release tickets are $135 per person, pick up yours here.
Emporium Hotel, South Bank: See in 2021 at one of Emporium Hotel’s two New Year’s Eve celebrations. Enjoy a four-hour beverage package, live cooking stations, canapes, fork dishes and desserts, entertainment and a full-view of the midnight fireworks at The Terrace for $280 per person. Close out 2021 and enter a new world of flavours this New Year’s Eve at Signature with a four-course dinner with canapes, world-class wines, live entertainment and a view of the midnight fireworks from level 21 for $299 per person. Nab a spot here!
The Sound Garden, Fortitude Valley: The bright lights of the concrete jungle are calling to us, and Sound Garden’s New York-themed party on New Year’s Eve is the perfect place to celebrate. Punters can expect four hours of beverages including signature New York City cocktails and Moët, sizzling canapes, New York-style food stations and DJ, sax and drum tunes. Tickets are $189 per person, grab yours here.
Regatta Hotel, Toowong: If an evening full of glitz and glamour is your forte, Regatta Hotel’s New Year’s Hollywood Glam Party might just be your thing. With tickets priced at $130, you will be rewarded with a four-hour drinks package, toothsome canapes and food stations, as well as 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.
Lefty’s Music Hall, Petrie Terrace: If you’re keen to kick 2021 to the curb Roadhouse-style, Lefty’s has got you covered with its Kentucky Derby-themed New Year’s Eve bash. Patrons can expect a four-hour beverage package inclusive of its famous Whiskey Apples, food platters full of raceday eats and live music courtesy of Betty Smokes and The Forgetaboudits from 9:00 pm until late! Tickets start from $158 – 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#Believe In Hardstyle, showcasing a huge lineup and festival production that celebrates Hard Dance culture in Brisbane. Grab your boogie shoes for this one and nab a ticket here.
Riverlife, Kangaroo Point: Sip and snack your way into the new year at Riverlife’s white party this New Year’s Eve. Each NYE ticket entitles guests to a flavoursome three-hour food and beverage package, access to Riverlife’s exclusive riverside marquees, live music, roaming entertainment and front-row seats for the fireworks! Throughout the night guests can enjoy an impressive range of canapes, small plates and appetisers plus access to any of Riverlife’s three bars. Avoid FOMO and nab your tickets here.
Prohibition, Fortitude Valley: Enjoy New Years Eve in all of its glory in the outside VIP section of Prohibition. Tickets include a four-hour drinks package from 8:00 pm, signature cocktails, grazing platters, free express entry and some exclusive VIP New Year’s magic. Be quick – there’s only 50 tickets available at $200 per person. Get yours here.
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