New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, so if you’re looking for something fun to do, here are 14 fantastic New Year’s Eve parties to choose from in Brisbane, most of which are serving up front-row seats to the fireworks, or are close to the displays at least. Almost all of these parties include food and drinks as well, to take away the hassle of pretty much everything on the night. So gather the gang and step into 2024 in style at one of these awesome events.
1. Desert Chic NYE @ Sunsets Rooftop
Rooftop bars are god-tier when it comes to sipping with a view in Brisbane. That goes for New Year’s Eve parties too. Kangaroo Point scored the stunning desert-inspired Sunsets rooftop earlier this year, and they’re throwing a scenic shindig to round out the year.
Think four hours of bottomless margaritas, sparkling, beers and wine, as well as a Mediterranean-inspired canapés and oyster station.
While the dress code is optional, feel free to live out your best ‘desert chic’ life by wearing neutral tones to the likes of flowing dresses and linen fabrics.
📍 Sunsets, Kangaroo Point, 8pm – 12am
💲199 per person
At Riverland this New Year’s Eve, not only will you get prime waterfront views of the fireworks but there will also be plenty of banging beats so you can boogie into 2024.
Say adios to 2023 with an all-inclusive package comprising of bottomless booze and roaming canapes.
📍 Riverland, Brisbane City
💲169 per person (first release)
3. Sixteen Antlers
Hanging out on a rooftop is one of our favourite things to do in Brisbane, so why not ring in the new year doing what we love? Sixteen Antlers is throwing a massive party to celebrate, complete with refreshing drinks and canapes, as well as DJs spinning plenty of party tunes.
Located sky high on the 16th floor above King George Square, this stunning rooftop bar boasts a fantastic view of the city.
Each ticket includes a five-hour beverage package, too, so you definitely won’t be going thirsty.
📍 Sixteen Antlers, Brisbane City, 7.30pm – 12.30am
💲199 per person
4. Midnight Masquerade @ Regatta Hotel
One of Brisbane’s most iconic pubs is celebrating New Year’s Eve in style by throwing a masquerade party. Dress to impress, whack on your favourite mask, and head down to this fully themed venue for an evening of fun.
Four hours of food and drinks are included with each ticket purchase, and Regatta has a view of the midnight fireworks, so you can finish up with a bang.
📍 Regatta Hotel, Toowong, 8pm – 12am
💲165 – 185 per person
5. The Wickham
If your idea of a fun budget-friendly NYE is drag shows and DJs all night, look no further than The Wickham.
Hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Art Simone and Karen from Finance, this Fortitude Valley New Year’s Eve party will have you dancing and celebrating in style.
There will also be awards for the best dressed devils and angels, so get ready to don your most hellish or most angelic fits to send 2023 on its way.
📍 The Wickham, Fortitude Valley, 5pm – 12am
💲25 per person
6. Will & Flow
Being one of Brissy’s best overwater venues, you can bet that NYE will go off at Will & Flow. Especially with it being a choice vantage point for the fireworks. Their New Year’s Eve party will serve up bottomless food and drinks, with bookings available at 6pm for 8.30pm fireworks and 9.45pm for the midnight fireworks.
In the food department, you can expect delicious woodfired eats, a grazing station, and seafood. There will also be cocktails, house spirits, local and international wine and beers, and all the champagne you could possibly desire.
📍 Will & Flow, Brisbane City, 6pm or 9.45pm
💲129 – 199 per person
7. Brisvegas Cruises
Party into 2024 on a fireworks cruise from Brisvegas Cruises. Welcome in the new year with your best mates on the water. A licensed bar will be on board, as well as hot and cold finger food.
There’s a family-friendly early fireworks cruise that departs at 5pm, and an 18+ midnight fireworks session that begins at 10pm.
📍 New Farm Park River Hub
💲50 – 95 per person
8. Felons Brewing Co.
Count down to 2024 with a beer in hand and a full belly at Felons, with DJs until late and plenty of viewing spots for the fireworks.
You might want to get down there early though as it’s free entry, so the good spots are bound to fill up fast.
📍 Felons Brewing Co
9. WET Deck, W Brisbane
W Brisbane is doing New Year’s Eve in style with a rosé-themed party at WET Deck. Think hot and cold bites, 3 hours of free flow drinks and live DJs. Of course, as well as an epic fireworks display over the Brisbane River.
📍 W Brisbane, WET Deck, 9pm – midnight
💲295 per person
10. Fridays Riverside
Fridays’ huge riverside NYE party includes a 4 hour all-inclusive food and drink package, which includes canapes such as New York Slice pizza, salt and szechuan squid, pork and chorizo sausage rolls, hash brown with cremè fraiche and caviar, baked oysters with hollandaise and more. And in the drinks department, think limoncello spritz cocktails, house wines, tap beers and spirits.
The venue also serves up unrivalled views of the fireworks, so round up the crew and organise your New Year’s Eve at Fridays.
📍 Fridays, Brisbane City
💲165 – 195
11. NYE 2023 at Persone
Get your Italian foodie fix at Persone for New Year’s Eve this year. They’re throwing an awesome cocktail party with views over the river and of the fireworks. The five hour all-inclusive offering will have you digging into a delicious selection of Italian food and bevvies as you welcome 2024 to the stage.
📍 Persone, Brisbane City
💲195 per person
12. NYE Kayaking Experience
Why not do something a bit different for New Year’s Eve this year? And by that, we mean paddle down the Brisbane River on a kayak and catch the fireworks. With sessions at 7.30pm and 9.45pm for both fireworks displays, this is a must-do experience if you want to have your own private party.
📍 Riverlife, Brisbane City
💲189 – 199 per person
13. NYE Confetti Chaos Party at Retros
Get covered in confetti this New Year’s Eve with an unforgettable party at Retros. Count down to 2024 on the dance floor with some of the greatest hits.
This is one of the parties that doesn’t offer food and drinks included, but it also comes with a much lower ticket entry.
📍 Retros, Fortitude Valley, from 6pm
💲from $31.95 per person
14. Lefty’s Music Hall Space Cowboy NYE Party
Enter the Lefty’s Music Hall saloon for a cracking good time this New Year’s Eve. This Space Cowboy-themed party includes everything from boot stomping live country music to four hours of American-style canapes, whiskey apples, house spirits, and beers.
📍 Lefty’s Music Hall, Petrie Terrace, from 8.30pm
💲31.95 per person general admission, 124.80 with food and drinks package