It’s the time of golden bubbly, sparkling dresses and one seriously special smooch. New Year’s Eve is a tradition loved by many, commemorating the year you’ve had and celebrating the one to come. The end of the hour will signify the end of another year, so start 2019 on a note of euphoric happiness at the ultimate event. Several events are happening around Brisbane to celebrate this annual transition so we’ve collected the best happenings around town! These are the ultimate packages on offer with free-flowing drinks, canapes, live entertainment and excitement galore.

Covent Garden | West End

For a gorgeous New Year’s Eve celebration unlike anything else in Brisbane, grab your closest friends and get yourselves to Covent Garden! The West End gin bar is celebrating the year that was with a feasting banquet dinner. Featuring their top 5 best selling gins for 2018, the bespoke Feasting Banquet carefully pairs your favourite gins with a delicious spread of specialty dishes. Arrive anytime between 6pm-8pm and indulge in an impressive banquet-style feast while enjoying large Spanish-style serves of Ink Gin, Brookie’s Gin, Four Pillars Gin, Malfy Gin and Tanqueray Australia. As one of Brisbane’s most beautiful bars, you won’t be short on opportunities to snap the perfect pic for your Instagram. And seriously, is there any better way to enjoy the New Year than with a banquet?

Tickets are from $119 and are available here.


Jade Buddha | Brisbane CBD

Jade Buddha is our go-to for quality Friday night drinks, so it’s no surprise that this is where we want to be when midnight strikes! With unbeatable views of Brisbane River, the Story Bridge and all the fireworks, their location is hard to beat. For New Year’s Eve, they are offering two packages, depending on what kind of party you’re after. Their $95 package will score you select tap beers, house wine, Thai bucket cocktails, skewers and sliders in the Shadow Lounge from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, but if you’re after a more deluxe package, for $135.00 you can enjoy free-flowing spirits for the full VIP experience. With doors open from 5:00 pm and DJs mixing tunes all night, they’ve got a serious event planned.

Tickets are from $95 and are available here.


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Cloudland | Fortitude Valley

For those that like a little more glamour to their evening, Cloudland’s New Year’s Eve Ball is the ultimate affair. For $149 you can enjoy a cocktail party in the Madame Hedges and Crystal Palais areas while enjoying a 4.5-hour beverage package that includes premium spirits, tap beers and cider, wine, French sparkling wine and non-alcoholic bevs. For something a little more ‘extra’, their $199 Elyx Lounge ticket will get you into the exclusive Heritage Room, while also giving you access to an extra indulgent drinks package featuring Absolut Elyx cocktails. For the same price, you could also get the VIP Experience ticket, for access to ALL of level 3 and a premium drinks and canapés package! For this extra special occasion they will be serving until 5:00 am, so don’t miss out.

Tickets are from $149 and available here.


Riverbar & Kitchen | Brisbane CBD

Our riverside friends at Riverbar & Kitchen know a thing or two about hosting a party. With sweeping views of Brisbane River and surrounds, you’re guaranteed primo views of the fireworks when midnight rolls around. The free-entry celebration will have plenty of live music to keep the dancefloor pumping, as well as flowing Chandon Sparkling, Spritzers, Bellini, Slushies and Cocktails! Plus, come dressed in your best tropical get-up for your chance to win prizes. As one of Brisbane’s favourite party spots, the atmosphere at Riverbar won’t be beaten. Grab your best friends, a cold bev, and your dancing shoes and get ready to ring in the New Year the only way we know how – with an epic celebration. P.S Swing by on New Year’s day for a hair-of-the-dog with their special Ultimate Bloody Mary hangover cure!

Entry to Riverbar’s New Year’s Eve party is free!


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The Island | Gold Coast

If you’re after a bit of sand between your toes before the big night, head to the Gold Coast for the best of everything. While Brisbane knows how to party, the Island Boutique Hotel at the GC knows how to sparkle! Your $149 cocktail ticket will include 4.5 hours of premium spirits, beers, wine and a selection of canapés, perfect for sipping and dancing as you ring in the New Year. With live entertainment across three bars, you won’t miss out on any of the fun. But of course, it wouldn’t be the Gold Coast without a totally epic VIP party! For $199, the VIP Experience will get you into the penthouse on level 12, with a super luxe food and drinks package, DJs, roaming performers and dazzling pop-up displays from 8.00 pm. What better view of the fireworks than from a penthouse? These guys also have the tick of approval for 5:00 am close, so get ready to party into the AM.

Tickets are from $149 and available here.


Little Big House | South Brisbane

If your idea of a party is one that doesn’t involve a hefty ticket price, then Little Big House is the New Year’s Eve bash for you! With free entry all night long, Little Big House is your number one stop for good tunes, delicious food, and non-stop drinks. The Best of 2018 themed event will have you reminiscing hard about all the best bits of 2018 including a special menu on the night and best-dressed prizes for the best moments of 2018. The live tunes, high energy fun and plenty of reasons to celebrate, with DJs playing the biggest bangers of 2018. Spend the night reminiscing about the best moments of 2018 while you mentally plan your resolutions for the “new year, new you”. Or, have a few drinks and save the resolutions for the day after. Getting rowdy and getting loud, this will be a packed, fun event that may cause serious FOMO.

Entry to Little Big House’s New Year’s Eve party is free!


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Aria | Brisbane CBD

Brisbane’s illustrious Aria Restaurant is hosting their annual New Year’s Eve celebration, and true to form, it’s set to be a spectacular evening celebrating 2018. Their specially-designed three-course dinner celebrates the tastes of summer, while also offering diners the chance to experience seasonal produced, award-winning wines, and unbeatable views of the Story Bridge fireworks display. With canapés and a glass of champagne upon arrival, this is the perfect way to ring in 2019, sans crowds!

Tickets are from $180 and available here


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The Fox | South Brisbane

The Fox Hotel’s annual NYE Glitter Ball, infamous for its reflective sequins, Glitter Girls and sparkling dresses, is back for 2018. Tickets are now on sale and it’s about to get sparkly. With Platinum VIP, Diamond and Gold packages to choose from, you can decide how you’d like to shine. Top it off with a spectacular view of the city skyline, you’ll get to enjoy a spectacular vantage point of the fireworks at midnight. Each ticket includes a 5-hour food & beverage package, including a slider station & premium canapés. From Verve Clicquot Yellow Label to premium spirits, the beverage packages have been designed for ultra enjoyment. Running 7:00pm until 2:00am, expect a glistening night in Brisbane as you ring in the New Year!

Tickets are from $179 and available here.


Osbourne Hotel | Fortitude Valley

Guests will be painting the town red as they say goodbye to another fantastic year at the Osbourne Hotel. The evening will be full of fun and debauchery, with their most extravagant New Year’s Eve event yet, boasting entertainment, 4.5-hour premium beverages and cocktail stations, gourmet canapés and pop up food stations. Attendees are encouraged to dress with a pop of red, to ensure they match the GH Mumm bottles with their infamous red ribbon of the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest civilian honour, which has adorned every bottle since 1876.

Time: 8pm – 12:30am
Tickets are from $100 and available here.


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Brisbane Racing Club | Ascot

Queensland doesn’t get better than balmy summer evenings on a rooftop surrounded by fairy light lit trees. Round up your friends and get ready to dance into the new year on The Society Rooftop with a glass of Chandon in hand. Featuring DJ entertainment, stylish themed decor and stunning views of the expansive gardens and grand fig trees, it’s the perfect spot to party the night away under the stars.

Tickets are from $149 and available here.


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Victoria Park | Herston

How does a Parisian-style New Year’s Eve soiree sound to you? With a 5-hour food & beverage package (including French canapés, food stations, Verve Ambal Sparkling & Sparkling Rose, Domaine Sancerre, and more), live music, roving Parisian performers, a photo booth, and their own exclusive midnight fireworks, Victoria Park is putting on an absolute bash. This is your chance to dress your best – evening gowns and tuxedos are encouraged!

Tickets are from $149 and available here.


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Blackbird Bar & Grill | Brisbane CBD

With a 5-hour drinks and canapés package, roving performers, live DJs, and fabulous views of Brisbane’s best fireworks, Blackbird is once again putting on the ritz!  Delicious canapés and food stations headed by Executive Chef Jake Nicolson will serve up melt-in-your-mouth eats all night long. Prepare to be amazed by slick entertainment across three feature areas with musicians, DJ’s and roving acts. To top it off, this year guests will be able to enjoy not one but TWO fireworks displays going off at 8.30pm and of course at Midnight as we say hello to 2019!

Tickets are from $230 and available here.


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Darling & Co. | Paddington

Spend your NYE in Europe, minus the price tag and the 24-hour flight. Join in the Mediterranean Summer Nights Party with a 5-hour all-inclusive package at $99.00! European inspired nibbles and drinks plus live entertainment against a serious Mediterranean backdrop. Sip on Aperol Spritz, Bellinis, premium spirits, beers and wines and welcome the new year with a little kick in your step. If you’re after a little more grandeur in your evening at Darling & Co., add on a bottle of Veuve Champagne for $192.00 or a bottle of Veuve Champagne Magnum for $275.00! Doors open at 7.00pm, let’s just be calm now.

Tickets are from $99 and available here.


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