Get Fired Up With Our Picks Of The Best Riverfire Events In 2021

Like Fyre, but it’s actually happening

By Emily Smith | 1st September 2021

Eyes to the sky, people – Brisbane’s most iconic event is back and ready to explode! After being missing from our skies last year, Sunsuper Riverfire is set to light up the finale of Brisbane Festival on Saturday 25 September. If you’re as excited as we are, get keen because we’ve got you sorted with our picks of the best Riverfire events of 2021!

Emporium Hotel | South Bank

Soak in the spectacle with elegance and style at Emporium Hotel South Bank! Take your Riverfire night to new heights at the stunning rooftop bar, The Terrace, with a four-hour beverage package from 5-9pm including Mumm Champagne, limited edition cocktails, beer, and wine selection. There’s also a Queensland seafood spread that’s sure to have you drooling, with Bribie Island oysters, Moreton Bay bugs, Mooloolaba prawns, and Hervey Bay scallops. Tickets are $299 per person, and with panoramic views of the city skyline, Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point, and the Story Bridge you won’t miss a second of the action as long as you grab your ticket soon! Book here.

Brisbane Distillery | South Brisbane

All aboard the Gin Bus – Brisbane Distillery Company is hosting a Riverfire Cocktail Extravaganza at the Queensland Maritime Museum! From 5-8pm, enjoy an all-inclusive three-hour beverage package with special cocktails made for the night. You’ll be digging into substantial canapes with a range of seating styles available to suit your kind of party. From the verandah bar, to the exotic bohemian marquees, or even a VIP booth on the double-decker bus, tickets start from $130 per person and are sure to be speeding out the door, so grab yours here.

W Brisbane | Brisbane City

Bring out your most colourful ‘fit for the Make It Pop WET Deck Party!  Dance the night away to Brisbane’s hottest DJs and then refuel with delicious Asian street food and canapes. It’s all in the name, so expect a colour explosion with décor, rainbow popcorn, pop rock-covered strawberries and of course, the epic Riverfire fireworks. Tickets are $229 per person (plus booking fee) and are sure to pop out the door, so grab yours here. Or, head over to Three Blue Ducks for their dinner and drinks package with front row seats for the fireworks. Feast on a delish four-course meal and two hours of drinks, with a range of dishes to choose from. Adults are $250 per person (plus booking fee) and children’s prices vary depending on their age. Bookings are essential and can be made here.

Eagle Street Pier | Brisbane City

Any seat on Eagle Street Pier is the best seat in the house for Riverfire! Not only will you get the most out of the spectacular display, but the dining offerings at Eagle Street Pier’s 15 award-winning restaurants are also taking it to the next level. From Latin feasts to fusion flavours, coastal Italian dishes, and so much more, the choice is yours with an option for every palate and budget. Find out more here.

Will & Flow | Brisbane City

Get the good vibes going with Will & Flow’s Riverfire Party! Treasury Brisbane’s stunning waterfront venue is located on the banks of the Brisbane River, so the views are sure to deliver – as is the oyster and caviar station. Your ticket will also have you indulging in a lavish three-hour drinks, canapes, and sweet treats package, including Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Be sure to book your tickets here for $279 per person before they sell out!

The Fox Hotel | South Brisbane

If you’re after a place to watch the fireworks from the Brisbane skyline without missing the party, The Rooftop at The Fox is where you need to be! You’ll truly feel like you’re partying in the middle of the show with a night of entertainment, drinks and canapes. The party is set to explode from 4pm and will be going strong even once the firewords are done are $49 per person and can be purchased here.

The Plough Inn | South Bank

They may be known for being one of the best places in Brisbane to kick back with a cold beer, but The Plough Inn is stepping up this year for Riverfire. Offering three different package options, prices range from $85 to $165 depending on your kind of party. Our pick? The ‘VIP On The Deck’ package, with canapes, a three-course dinner, cocktails and the best seats in the venue for the fireworks. Book now to ensure you don’t miss out here.

The YOT Club | Hamilton

Cruisin’ more your style? Then get out your most fancy heels and book yourself a ticket on The YOT Club’s Riverfire Cruise! There are a number of ticket packages available depending on what you’re after, with prices starting at $195 per person. Got a crowd of 20 you want to boogie with? Book an Upper Deck VIP Booth! No matter what package you decide on, you’ll get to watch the fireworks from a reserved area directly in front of the Story Bridge. BRB booking a ticket here now!

Oakwood Hotel & Apartments | Brisbane City

Get served ultimate views from the soaring tennis court at Oakwood Hotel & Apartments this Riverfire. Tickets include a four-hour food and drinks package with prime viewing from the end of the Story Bridge to watch the fireworks. If you’re thinking of taking full advantage of that drinks package (as you should!) then accommodation packages are also available. Tickets are $199 per person and can be purchased here.

The Balfour Kitchen & Bar | New Farm

There’s going to be more than fireworks exploding this Riverfire – experience an explosion of flavour at The Balfour Kitchen & Bar! Head Chef Lachlan Hostman is serving up a menu of delicious dishes with two sitting times available. The 5pm sitting is $75 per person and includes two-courses or you can grab a three-course dinner after the fireworks at 7.30pm for $115 per person. Bookings can be made here and accommodation is also available at the Spicers Balfour Hotel.

Riverlife | Kangaroo Point

If you want to enjoy the fireworks with a side of adventure, have an unforgettable experience and watch the show from a kayak! You’ll spend 1.5 hours on the water and enjoy a table of tasty treats and drinks after the fireworks. Tickets are $169 per person with limited spots available so get in quick here!

Aquitaine Restaurant & Bar | South Brisbane

While taking in one of Brisbane’s most iconic events, transport your tastebuds to the South of France! Aquitaine Restaurant & Bar is offering a three-course menu and three-hour drinks package for $185 per person. You’ll be dining in style from the best seats in the house to enjoy the fireworks show. Book here.

Riverbar & Kitchen | Brisbane City

Great vibes and good company are what’s on offer at Riverbar – the perfect place to take in the fireworks with a drink in hand! Head down at 5pm to enjoy live entertainment, canapes, and charcuterie stations for $135 per person. If you want the best spot to watch the fireworks, be sure to get there early! Book here.

Jade Buddha | Brisbane City

Hungry for unlimited food and drinks? Then get on over to Jade Buddha’s Shadow Lounge! For $125 per person, you will get access to stunning views of the fireworks as well as a three-hour unlimited food and drinks package. There are no table reservations so if you want the best spot, get there nice and early at 4pm. You can grab your tickets here.