With this year’s Brisbane Festival approaching rapidly, we have put together the top twenty Best Deals, in order for you to have an unforgettable experience. Whether it’s wining and dining or dancing up a storm, here’s where you’ll find us at this year’s Riverfire.
1. Spicers Balfour | New Farm
If you want to experience the ultimate Riverfire getaway this year, savour a romantic escape to Spicers Balfour Hotel where you can view the amazing fireworks display from their private rooftop bar! Luxury accommodation, delicious 3-course dinner, and a glass of sparkling French Champagne – bliss! With packages starting from $689, you don’t want to miss this one.
P: (07) 3358 8888
2. The Fox Hotel | South Brisbane
Set your evening alight at the one and only Fox Hotel. Set to celebrate this years spectacular occasion with a bang, there’s no better way than to party it up all night long at an all exclusive cocktail party on Dandy’s Rooftop Bar. If you are still not convinced, every ticket holder will receive an icy cold Heineken or a glass of sparkling Jansz on arrival, as well as an array of mouth watering Brazilian inspired BBQ eats. If you’re keen for amazing food, flowing drinks, a night full of entertainment, and their amazing skyline view, make sure you hit up The Fox Hotel this year. Tickets are only $49!
P: (07) 3844 2883
3. Aria | Brisbane City
Celebrate the iconic Riverfire fireworks display and conclusion of Brisbane Festival at one of Brisbane’s best vantage points, Aria Restaurant. Located at Eagle Street Pier, with uninterrupted views overlooking the Brisbane River and Story Bridge, Aria is the perfect location to make the most of Brisbane’s night of nights. Matt Moran and head chef Ben Russell have designed a three-course choice dinner menu to take your Riverfire experience to the next level. For $160 per person, diners will enjoy elegant and delicious dishes like Aria’s signature roast duck with red cabbage, rhubarb and pecan. Beautiful and carefully constructed desserts like apple tarte tatin and apple sorbet pair superbly with a glass of champagne, the perfect accompaniment to an evening of a dazzling array of fabulous fireworks.
P: (07) 3233 2555
4. Jade Buddha and Shadow Lounge | Brisbane City
With views to die for, Jade Buddha creates an atmosphere like no other for an unforgettable Riverfire experience! Either hangout in their main bar, or sneak upstairs to Shadow Lounge. Both venues will be offering exclusive 3-hour food and beverage packages compelte with canapés, flowing beer, and their infamously good cocktails. Don’t miss out on what will surely be a great evening.
P: (07) 3221 2888
5. OTTO | Brisbane City
If you want front row seats at this years fireworks extravaganza, then make sure you hit up OTTO Ristorante and Bar for the ultimate Riverfire experience. With a 4-course menu, beverage package, and spectacular views of the Story Bridge, there’s nothing more you need for your night out.
P: (07) 3835 2888
6. Aquitaine Brasserie | South Bank
Secure your spot at South Bank with a romantic 3-course meal along the river at Aquitaine Brasserie. Nestled down near the Captain Cook Bridge, Aquitaine is the perfect spot to be amongst the hustle and excitement while still being able to enjoy a sit-down dinner and drinks.
P: (07) 3844 1888
7. Madame Wu | Brisbane City
Nestled upon the wide outdoor terrace of this Brisbane fave, you can enjoy wide-sweeping views of the river (and the fireworks!) as you eat and drink your way through an indulgen 3-hour package including starters, mains, beer, wine, premium spirits and a special Riverfire cocktail. At $150 per person, this is the perfect spot if you’re keen to kick on after.
P: (07) 3229 5070
8. Riverbar and Kitchen | Brisbane City
Riverbar & Kitchen is again set to be the unofficial party venue for Riverfire 2017. Located just metres from the riverbank, and with 180-degree views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge, Riverbar & Kitchen provides the best front seat in the house to enjoy the dazzling display. With the wide open-spaces of their beautiful garden bar, it’s the perfect riverfront oasis in the city for groups, large and small to celebrate and make the most of one of Brisbane’s biggest event of the year. Watch the spectacular sky show to the sounds of DJ sets playing late into the evening. For only $140 per person plus booking fee, guests will indulge in a generous 3-hour beverage package (including Chandon sparkling, East whites & reds, tap beer and specially created Riverfire cocktail) together with substantial canapes and food stations including an array of delicious antipasto and charcuterie, as well as a bountiful range of seafood, salads and cheese platters.
P: (07) 3211 9020
9. Friday’s Riverside | Brisbane City
If fireworks are not enough for you, Friday’s is the perfect place to unwind with good tunes, great food and ice cold drinks enjoyed at their famous rooftop bar! At only $55 per person, you will find beef sliders, Glamour Bar’s famous Bacardi mojitos and pina coladas, Coronas and Zilzie wine. Score!
P: (07) 3832 2122
10. Eleven Rooftop Bar | Fortitude Valley
If Riverfire has sneaked up on you and you are trying to find last minute plans, then Eleven Rooftop bar is for you! No ticket required, all you have to do is show up mid afternoon, just in time for the planes to fly over! Relax, let the drinks flow and have a boogie. What more could you want?
P: (07) 3067 7447
11. Cha Cha Char Restaurant and Bar | Brisbane City
If you’re someone that loves to wine and dine, Cha Cha Char bar is for you! The perfect location for some great tasting wine and mouthwateringly tender steaks, they will be opening their doors for all that are keen for an evening of fine wine, amazing food, and a spectacular array of fireworks.
P: (07) 3211 9944
12. Bavarian Bier Cafe | Brisbane City
Yet another spot to admire all of the beautiful colours in this years fireworks display, Bavarian Bier Cafe has near 180 – degree views of the river as well as the Story Bridge. Offering mouth watering authentic German food as well as some of the finest craft beers, it’s hard to resist this Riverfire option!
P: (07) 3015 0555