New Year's Eve Guide 2019

Auld lang syne and all that jazz

New Year's Eve Guide 2019

Auld lang syne...and all that jazz! We've got everything you need to swing into 2020 in the most marvelous of fashions. Whether your tastes are decadent and glittering or more laid back, it's all here on this lovingly curated list of events and venues. Go forth and welcome a whole new decade. Cheers to new beginnings (and fancy champagne!).

Stokehouse Q

What: To start us off with a (literal) bang, Stokehouse Q has got one of the best views of the fireworks in Brisbane. Join them for a decadent 4-course meal with the option to add matched wines. Kids are welcome at the Early sitting!

Where: South Brisbane

When: Early Sitting at 5:30 pm, Late Sitting at 9:30 pm

How much:

Early sitting - $145pp

Late sitting - $190pp

Kids - $50pp

Book now here.

Ivory Tusk

What: A tropical, summery, Palm Springs-inspired New Year’s Eve celebration featuring 5-hour drinks and cocktail packages, canapes, and a frosé station!

There's also a 'Free Express Entry on NYE' special on, check out Ivory Tusk's socials for full details here.

Where: Fortitude Valley

When: 7 pm

How much:

Palm Springs package - $89pp

California Dreamin’ package - $129pp

Book now here.

Howard Smith Wharves

What: Come celebrate the dawn of the new decade in style and indulge in all that Howard Smith Wharves has to offer, from resplendent restaurants to beautiful bars and vivacious venues.

Where: Mr. Percival’s, Felon’s Brewery, Rendezvous with Ruinart and many more!

When: Opening times vary by venue

How much: Varies by venue

More info here.


What: Ring in the new year in the ultimate glitz and glamour across five fabulous rooms as you and your friends enjoy a four-hour wine, beer, and premium cocktail package, as well as gourmet grazing stations and a variety of live entertainment acts.

Where: CBD, entry via Queens Park

When: 8 pm – 12:30 am

How much: $159pp

Book now here.


What: Come see what all the brew-haha is about. Ring in the roaring 20’s at Brewhouse, where your ticket includes 6 vouchers redeemable for tapas, premium craft beers, wines, and spirits.

Where: Brewhouse Woolloongabba (601 Stanley St.)

When: 6 pm – 2 am

How much: $40 pp or 4 tickets for $150

Get your tickets here.

South Bank

What: Celebrate the coming year with South Bank’s vibrant dining precinct, featuring all time greats like Acquitaine, The Jetty, and The Charming Squire. And don’t forget about the fireworks!

Where: Grey St. & Little Stanley St.

When: Opening times vary by venue

How much: Vary by venue

More info here.


What: If Mediterranean is your jam, look no further! Nostimo’s got the hookup on all things food, serving up a deluxe banquet alongside a 4.5-hour Siyia beverage package.

Where: South Brisbane

When: 7:30 pm – midnight

How much:

Deluxe Banquet - $127.69 pp

Banquet & Beverage package - $169.89 pp

Kids - $43.29 pp

Book tickets here.

Sandstone Point Hotel

What: You’ll be spoiled for choice at the Sandstone Point Hotel, which offers a daytime event with food stalls and kids rides, a roaring 20’s themed evening VIP event, and a super-exclusive black-tie event in The Cellar.

Where: 1800 Bribie Island Rd., Sandstone Point

When: Kids event – from 12 noon

Pumicestone event – 7pm – 12am

Cellar Room event - 6pm – 11pm

How much: Kids event – $5 for adults, $2 for kids

Pumicestone event – $129 pp

Cellar Room event - $139 pp

Book tickets here.

The Balfour

What: Get lost in a wonderland of dazzling flavours with the Balfour’s signature 3-course or 4-course dining packages, paired with gorgeous city views.

Where: New Farm

When: 3-course signature menu – 5pm

4-course signature menu – 7:30 pm

How much: 3-course signature menu – $75 pp

4-course signature menu – $90 pp

Book now here.


What: Welcome in 2020 with a waterfront beach party you’ll never forget. If you like your drinks cold and your parties buzzin’, look no further!

Where: Eagle St. Pier

When: 5pm – 12am

How much: Free entry!

RSVP here.


What: A haven for all things whimsical and wondrous, Cloudland’s New Year’s Eve Ball will surely be one for the books. With three incredible events spanning three levels, you’ll feel the magic before you’ve even had your first cocktail.

Where: Fortitude Valley

When: 8pm – 12:30am

How much: Crystal Garden Soirée - $149pp

Elyx Cocktail Lounge - $199pp

Play Among the Stars VIP Ball - $199pp

Book tickets here.

Osbourne Hotel

What: Get ready to kick it old school at the Osbourne Hotel’s Miami Vice NYE package. Think old-school tunes, shoulder pads, and big hair. Serving up food and drinks and of course, all the champagne you could ask for!

Where: Fortitude Valley

When: From 8pm

How much: $99 pp

Book tickets here.


What: Brisbane’s best kept secret is hosting a New Year’s Eve that’s sure to have you spilling the beans all around town. Enjoy G.H. Mumm Champagne, a variety of cocktails, wines, and beers, as well as grazing tables and canapés.

Where: Fortitude Valley

When: 8pm

How much: $110 pp

Book tickets here.

Baedeker Speakeasy

What: Step into a time machine and return to the glorious 1920’s, and all that jazz! Baedeker Speakeasy is offering the ultimate in vintage glam, with food, drinks, and live jazz, along with live theatre and dance performances that will leave your heart racing as 2020 begins.

Where: Fortitude Valley

When: 8:30pm – 12:30 am

How much: $220pp + booking fee

Book tickets here.

Eagle St. Pier

What: Eagle Street Pier’s got everything you could ask for, including dazzling river views so you can watch the fireworks in all their glory. Check out Jade Buddha, Pony, and Sake plus many more for all the festive fun this New Year’s.

Where: Eagle St, Brisbane City

When: Opening times vary by venue

How much: Varies by venue

More info here.

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