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Brisbane New Year’s Eve 2012 - where to go

Feel like kicking up your heels this New Year’s Eve?  Here’s where you can partay.

This is a free list I've compiled to help everyone find their New Year's Eve nirvana.  If you like it please support me by supporting the advertisers on this page with a click. Thank you.


Bavarian Bier Café

Add some Bavarian flavour to your New Year’s Eve celebration this year where you can ‘Proust!’ (toast!) your friends and family with Pure Bier and indulge in Pure Foods at Bavarian Bier Café. Choose from pretzels to pork knuckles and schnitzels to strudel, all available across the a la carte menu, plus a festive Summer set menu of favourite dishes also available. Prices start from $37 pp to $69 pp. Boasting panoramic river and surrounding views, the venue also offers Bavaria-loving patrons the best spot in the precinct to watch Eagle Street Pier’s fireworks spectacular at midnight on 31st December. Bavarian Bier Cafe also has a great 4 course menu for $95pp so you can dine whilst enjoying the river fireworks. (07) 3339 0900

The Euro

Far from the madding crowd, The Euro’s New Year’s Eve event Sparkle is food-driven,and begins and ends with sparkles – every guest will be welcomed with a glass of Moet & Chandon Champagne, with the evening finishing with televised fireworks. Not everyone wants to celebrate on sticky dance floors and at heaving bars. Sparkle @ The Euro is a very sophisticated, European-inspired experience to welcome in 2013.  Cost: $140pp   Ph: 07 3229 2271


If you’re looking for a fun night in the city, away from the crowds of South Bank O’Malley’s Irish Pub in the newly refurbished Wintergarden is having a Mystic themed New Years Eve bash. For only $20 you get a drink on arrival & glass of bubbles at Midnight plus the chance to win a Summafieldayze ticket and accommodation package (valued at $1000) from 6-10pm. Featuring live music from Locky, Punchline, DJ's, tarot card reader, magician and more. Food platters available, included in booking group of 10. Tickets are $20 per person. Event begins at 5pm.  Book tickets online at


Saddle up for a night of glamour and entertainment at Pony for NYE.  Secure a premier seat on the ‘Dress Circle’ for a bird’s eye balcony view of the fireworks.  Or feast on a sumptuous 3 course menu with champagne on any one of the kitchen tables on Rodeo Drive and watch the theatrics of the open plan kitchen showcasing our signature wood fire grill and open coal pit.  With a live band, entertainment and dance floor you will be sure to party Pony style into 2013.  Availability from $160 per head.  Bookings 07 3181 3400”


Celebrate NYE with a night of Japanese canapés, premium beverages including Asahi beer on tap, premium wines and Japanese cocktails from 8pm until 12.30 am. All contained in a stunning waterfront venue in the heart of Eagle Street Pier. $95 per person. Bookings

The Villager

Two NY events - a sit down dinner in the Gastrobar and a Las Vegas themed cocktail party complete with gaming lounge in the Supper Club. Supper Club - $99 per head, 4 hour deluxe beverage package and canapés, includes live DJ and casino gaming lounge. Fancy dress. Gastrobar - $99 per head, 4 course sit down dinner and beverage on arrival.

Restaurant II

Restaurant II recommends a degustation with matched wines for this special event. The restaurant will be closing prior to midnight due to licensing.

Fortitude Valley


Limes Hotel & Roof Top Bar's ever popular New Year's Eve celebration sees festive revellers seeing in the New Year, high above the crowds below. The six hour all-inclusive premium drinks and canapés package is typical of one of Brisbane's most sophisticated destination venues. Limes' clean lines, relaxed vibe and fashion-forward crowd will appeal to those looking for something a little bit different from their New Year’s celebration.8pm - 2am?
Cocktails & Canapes Package - $195 ($185 for groups of 5 or more) Accommodation & Party Package - $699 (for two)?


This New Year’s Eve, fly Air Laruche direct to Cuba! With 5 hours of premium beverages including spirits and Cuban inspired cocktails, along with delicious gourmet canapés, get ready to fly up, up and away into 2013! Tickets just $130 per person and guests will be entertained with some of the best DJs in the business on the decks from 9pm – close. Four lucky guests will also walk away with some incredible SkullCandy headphones worth $250each for the best dressed Cuban! Join us from 7pm for all the Cuban action at what is sure to be the Valley’s most exciting NYE bash! 7pm – close. $130pp | Bookings visit, Call 3666 0880 or email

The Manhattan Club

A New Year's Eve cocktail party from 7.30pm.  Tickets just $95 for all you can eat and drink till 12.30am.  Ladies, put on that beautiful cocktail dress and those gorgeous shoes and come drink, eat and dance the night away to excellent live music and a fabulous party.  Guys, just look dashing and be ready to dance, drink and eat. Tickets on sale now on 3666 0560.

Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar

Starring Veuve Clicquot Champagne as the headline act in the stunning Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar, New Year’s Eve celebrations include the option of reserved seating areas complete with a personal waiter, custom-created canapés and fine music; it promises to be the most elegant and luxurious New Year’s Eve Celebration in Brisbane: far, far from the madding crowds. $35 pre-sale or $40 on the night (Tickets include 1 Glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival, Canapés between 7pm - 9pm est. 5 canapés per person)  VIP table bookings are available for pre-sale from $100 per person and include a reserved seating area with personal waitress, Bottles of Veuve Clicquot Champagne*, Canapés, Cheese Platters between 7pm - 10pm and an Emporium goodie-bag. Bookings: P: 07 3253 6914 or E:

South Bank


Enjoy a NYE Miami Vice White Party featuring world class entertainment and an enviable food and beverage line up.  Head Chef, Americo Fernandes, will plate an exquisite range of cold and hot canapés as well as decadent desserts on the evening to compliment a six hour premium beverage package that will include premium spirits, Louis Roederer NV Champagne, a selection of red and white wine and cocktails. The venue will be one of only two Australian bars to join the exclusive Hed Kandi global network of NYE white parties set to hit cities worldwide, from London and New York to party capitals Ibiza to Rio. The Bacchus six hour NYE package will run from 7pm – 1am and tickets are $199 (per person) with private tables available at $225 (per person).  For more information visit: or call 07 3364 0800.

Cove Bar + Dining

Enjoy breathtaking fireworks and live entertainment from the newest dining precinct and best spot on the river. DJ Cool Hand Luke will be spinning cool tunes to keep you moving towards the stroke of Midnight.Purchase your ticket which includes canapés and drinks and you won’t pay a cent until 2013. Tickets are $180 per person. Purchase via email on or phone on (07) 3844 3993. Cove Bar + Dining is located at River Quay, Sidon Street, South Bank. Visit their website at

Next Door Kitchen Bar

New Years Eve at Next Door Kitchen and Bar will be a spectacle of burlesque, 1920’s style, food and beverages.From 7.30pm until 12.30pm, cross over into South Bank’s mischievous new destination for a night of eminent Great Gatsby fashion. Razzle Dazzle them all in style this New Years Eve. Reminiscent of the Roaring 20’s, you are invited to immerse yourself in cocktail style food and drinks, music, a little dancing and a tantalising burlesque performance by Brisbane’s best Sunday Lucia! Tickets cost is $110 per person and you can purchase tickets via email on at or call 3846 6678. Next Door Kitchen Bar is located in the South Bank dining precinct at 164 Grey Street. Visit their website at

The Jetty South Bank

Bookings are now very limited at The Jetty South Bank with only a few token tables of two left but things are changing daily at the moment so always worth checking on – more info can be found at


Open New Year's Eve. Popolo

West End


Open from 4pm. Free entry.  Live entertainment. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight


Open from 11am, with Bistro serving from midday.  $50/head 3 hour food & drink package from 6:30pm.  Live entertainment. Tickets

New Farm

Bar Alto

Bar Alto is preparing its kitchen’s to supply the feast and festivities of the year. Bring in the New Year dining from our à la carte menu while decked out upon the river and witness a magnificent Porchetta spit roasting on the deck. As the count down begins, grab glass of bubbles and prepare to enjoy the traditional Porchetta to be served in the early moments of the New Year. Dining on the evening is à la carte dining and bookings can be made by emailing or phoning (07) 3358 1063.Visit their website for more details at Bar Alto is located in The Powerhouse, 119 Lamington Street, New Farm.


The Chalk

The second is our New Years Eve Masquerade Ball. Guests are invited to spice up their New Years with a little mystery and glamour by donning a mask at the Chalk. The event will feature a spectacular candy buffet, venetian style face painting, midnight balloon drop, red carpet entry and great live entertainment, with headline act Lounge Party. There are two ticket options, the Silver Package which includes four hours of beer, wine, basic spirits, fork dishes and canapés for $75, and the VIP Gold Package which also includes cocktails and dessert… as well as exclusive access to our balcony for a glimpse of the fireworks. Tickets

Portside Wharf


Belvedere Restaurant Bar N Grill

Three course set menu with entree, choice of main and choice of dessert plus breads & petit fours - $119.00

Gusto da Gianni

Three course set menu with choice of entree and main plus dessert and breads - $199.00

Restaurant Manx

Celebrate the end of 2012 in style at Portside’s Restaurant Manx with a delicious 3 course meal and sparkling on arrival for just $95.00 per person. Fireworks will explode on the river at 9pm and midnight, with complimentary shuttle buses taking guests to Fortitude Valley from midnight – 1.30am for those who want to continue the party! Tickets - $95pp  (07) 3216 4999

Sono Japanese Restaurant

Regular a la carte and teppanyaki menu

Cruisers Cafe, Bar & Grill

Three course set menu with choice of entree, main and dessert including coffee and two hour champagne and cocktail drinks package.  Two seatings at 5.30pm and 8.30pm with dedicated cocktail area for those wishing to stay on for drinks - $85.00


Indulge in a night of cocktails, excitement and riverside antics at Byblos bar + restaurant from 8pm this New Year’s Eve. For just $199 per person, guests will be treated to a decadent canapé menu and premium drinks package including cocktails and spirits. Live entertainment and DJs will keep the party going right through to 1am, with Fireworks lighting up the night sky at both 9pm and midnight. Complimentary shuttle buses will take guests into Ann St, Fortitude Valley from 12.30am – 2.00am, with Byblos throwing open their doors to the bar + restaurant 8pm – 1am Tickets - $199pp. Bookings visit or call 07 3286 2223.

Moda Events

Mixology NYE 2012 includes a 4.5hour beverage package, canapés and live DJ - $125.00 (or $115.00 early bird before November 30)


The Jetty Oxford has a limited a-la-carte menu with no set spend and full bar that will trade to 1am. Just a casual night for those wanting to enjoy the night without over-the-top fanfare.



Mon Komo Hotel

Mon Komo Hotel will host a colourful Caribbean-inspired New Year’s Eve party at the Hotel’s lounge bar and terrace with spectacular event theming by The Prop House. Mon Komo Hotel’s expansive waterfront views combined with tropical macaw birds, colourful lanterns and roaming Calypso showgirls will make guests feel like they are away in the tropics. Restaurant Mon Komo will also be open for two three-course sittings throughout the night, with the first sitting running between 5.30pm to 8pm and the second, 8.15pm to 10.30pm. Call Mon Komo Hotel on 07 3284 6520 or visit



Palace Cinema

Enjoy an advanced screening of Hitchcock including a glass of sparkling wine. Guests will make their way after the film to the glass walled upstairs of Palace to enjoy the midnight fireworks from one of Brisbane’s best vantage points.



Get your ‘groove on’ & bring it to Drift’s New Years  Eve Casino Royale.  Either dine before the Casino opens & the DJ gets the party happening or join the party later when the Casino opens. Auction at 11:30pm with your Casino money to win a beautiful Christian Dior watch worth $2,350, so play to win. Dinner, Casino & Dancing Package $89pp prepaid - 7pm for 7:30pm dinner. Includes cocktail on arrival, 3 course dinner with selected wines & $1,000 Casino money. Casino & Dancing Package $35pp prepaid - 8pm bar open / 8:30pm casino. Includes cocktail on arrival, canapés served all night & $1,000 Casino money. or 3814 6100

Kerry Heaney


  1. Danielle9:24 am

    Great list! Now where to choose?!

  2. Great list Kerry! Heaps of good options in there.

  3. Hi Kerry. Scarborough is having FIREWORKS at midnight on the beach! It's being organised by Scarborough Lights ( and it's being Sponsored by Danny's Restaurant at Scarborough. And Danny's is holding a New Years Eve Party with live entertainment. (

  4. I found that your post is very impressive. You gave such a great list to celebrate on Best New Years Parties 2013 in an ultimate way.

  5. Fireworks on the beach sounds like a great way to end the year Danny!

  6. What a great list of venues and places to attend this new years. There are so many places I didnt realise that would be holding parties. Such a varied range as well. Thanks.


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