The Ultimate New Year's Eve Round Up | Brisbane 2014

*sings* "Should Old Acquaintance be forgot, and never thought upon..."

Can you believe 2015 is almost here? 

Yes, you made it through another year! The end is in sight. Get out a pen & paper, time to start making your resolutions... What do you hope to accomplish in the new year? Thinking about a career change? We'll be making our standard resolution this year no doubt: Get fit and eat healthier...

Who knows? This could be the year we make good on our resolution. The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to make big changes.

Our resolutions for 2015 may differ but our New Year's Eve plans should all be the same...

P - A - R - T - Y 

It's time to celebrate! Gather close with those you don't want to lose in the New Year and welcome 2015 at an epic bash! Without further are some of the BEST places to celebrate NYE 2014:

The Ultimate New Year's Eve Round Up

2. Bar Pacino 

Price: $300 per person

Celebrate 'Capodanno' in style at Brisbane's newest (and coolest) riverside bar - Bar Pacino! Tickets for this exclusive event are on sale NOW and it promises to be one of the hottest NYE celebrations in town. It includes Bar Pacino's famous canapes & platters all evening and an open bar. This VIP event is limited to 200 lucky guests and tickets are $300 per person.

To make a booking, please contact:

Bar Pacino - 175 Eagle Street, Brisbane City
Ph: (07) 3221 2397 or email at

2. Jamie's Italian 

Celebrate New Year’s Eve the Jamie’s Italian way with spectacular food and service.  Sit up at the antipasti bar and watch the chefs create items like the antipasti plank and salads or enjoy the a la carte menu, created by Jamie Oliver together with fellow Chef and lifelong mentor, Gennaro Contaldo.

Abundant with atmosphere and family friends appeal, Jamie’s Italian is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner with bookings and walk-ins welcomed.  

To make a booking, please contact:

Jamie’s Italian Brisbane - Rowes Arcade, 237 Edward Street, Brisbane City
Ph: (07) 3144 3000 or book online at

3. Soleil Pool Bar

Welcome the New Year’s Eve in a luxe poolside setting at Brisbane’s hottest new venue - Soleil Pool Bar brings a little French Riviera glamour to New Year’s Eve with the St Tropez NYE 2014 cocktail party.

The six hour drink package includes free flowing Moet Champagne all night, Belvedere vodka, Patron tequila, Havana Club, a selection of cocktails, quality beers (including Heineken, 150 Lashes and Rogers), Pipsqueak cider and a selection of premium wines. All accompanied by a plentiful selection of delicious canapés from Chef Mark Penna's kitchen. DJ's will keep the party going into 2015. Tickets to this VIP event are just $249 per person, and are on sale via Brisbane Tickets. Buy ten tickets and get one free! 

To make a booking, please contact: 

Soleil Pool Bar - Podium Level, Rydges South Bank, Cnr Grey and Glenelg Street
Ph: Shenae Marks (07) 3364 0826 or email at
4. Emporium Hotel

Price: $65 per person

Why not welcome 2015 at Queensland's Best Luxury Accommodation! Yes, that's right the stunning Emporium Hotel recently snapped up the award for third time, granting it admission into Queensland Tourism's Hall of Fame.

Think Bette Davis, Jean Harlow, and Audrey Hepburn... because an evening of Old Hollywood Glamour and Elegance awaits you at Emporium Hotel. “They say the way you spend New Year’s Eve is an indication of how you’ll spend the next year. In that case, channel your inner Mad Men, and prepare to celebrate the way Old Hollywood did, in magnificent, intimate surrounds, with Cocktails, Champagne and fabulous others,” said Hotel General Manager, Mr Peter Savoff.

Tickets are $65 per person and three Hollywood inspired cocktails (or premium tap beers) - all served with canapes.  A glass of Mumm Champagne at midnight, live DJ, lucky door prizes and much more! 

To make a booking, please contact:

Emporium Hotel - 1000 Ann Street, Brisbane City
Ph: (07) 3253 6999 or email at

5. Pony Dining

Price: $125 per person

Have a memorable NYE with your loved ones while enjoying a delicious three course dinner with a glass of sparkling at Pony Dining! Tickets are $125 per person. Pony is also offering a VIP Outside Dining Option. You can watch the dazzling firework display over the Brisbane river from the comfort of your dinner table.

To make a booking, please contact:

Pony Dining - Upper level 18/45 Eagle Street, Brisbane City
Ph: (07) 3181 3418 or email at

6. Laruche

Price: $130 per person

Fly first class to Mexico with Laruche this NYE! Quirky Fortitude Valley bar Laruche is throwing a Mexican fiesta. Each year Laruche invites guests to fly 'Air Laruche' to an exotic location, with sumptuous food, drinks and entertainment. This year flight NYE2015 is offering guests a 5 hour ALL INCLUSIVE package from 7pm 'til 12:30am valued at just $130 per person.

Enjoy unlimited premium spirits, wine, sparkling, and beers from the best local and imported labels. There will also be Mexican inspired cocktails! The Laruche team will be serving up a range of gourmet canapes inspired by Mexican street fare.

Purchase your boarding passes here -Tickets

Laruche - 680 Ann St, Fortitude Valley

7. Dutch Courage Officer's Mess

Price: $130 per person

DCOM is throwing a WILD SAFARI party for their first ever NYE event! Come dressed in your best Tarzan or Jane get up and show off your jungle boogie moves. DJ Popshelf will keep you dancing through to midnight with his funky tunes. Tickets $130 per person and include 4.5 hour premium beverage package, and delicious canapes & finger foods.

To make a booking, please contact:

Dutch Courage Officer's Mess - 51 Alfred St, Fortitude Valley
Ph: (07) 3852 4838 

8. The Fox Hotel

Price: $99 per person/ $149 per person

London's calling you to The Fox Hotel! Count down the final hours of 2014 and celebrate one of the world's most vibrant cities at The Fox. There are two very exciting packages to choose from:

'Pubs, Clubs, and Palaces'- this 4.5 hour package includes  access to the Tanqueray Centre Stage, Our House, The Pimms Palace and London Mega-Club with premium beverages, London Summer BBQ plate and delicious dessert canapés all for $99 + booking fee. To make a booking, click here: - Tickets

'Kate Moss Rooftop Bar' - this 4.5 hour package includes  to all areas, including the rooftop with views to the New Year’s Eve fireworks, accompanied with a premium beverage package inclusive of beer, wine, premium spirits and cocktails. The New Year’s Eve rooftop package also includes a London Summer BBQ plate and dessert canapés all for $149 + booking fee. To make a booking, click here: Tickets

The Fox Hotel - 71-73 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane

9. Sake Restaurant & Bar

New Year’s Eve Harajuku Pop-Up -

Indulge in a contemporary Japanese banquet this New Years Eve as Saké Restaurant & Bar kick off the celebrations with a Harajuku Pop-Up Night from 6pm til late. 

Saké Restaurant & Bar will be serving up a special Izakaya (bar menu), cocktails featuring Japanese New Year favourite Hakushu Highballs, and a DJ spinning tracks for Brisbane revelers to taste a snippet of Harajuku.  Come and have your photo taken on the Saké deck with the Saké Harajuku girls.  Plus it’s Free Entry!

Saké brings a little Tokyo edge to Brisbane!  Be sure to get on the guest list quick!

New Year’s Eve Dinner –

Saké Restaurant & Bar is celebrating New Year’s Eve in style this year with a relaxed a la carte dinner menu before the midnight fireworks on the Story Bridge.  Diners can enjoy the dynamic a la carte menu from Head Chef Daisuke Sakai or choose from two banquet menus, both available for $88pp.  Dine early from 5pm – 8.30pm or book a table for two or a group of friends from 9pm onwards, just in time for the clock to strike twelve.  (T&C’s apply).

To book, please contact:

Saké Restaurant & Bar - Level 1, 45 Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane
Ph:  (07) 3015 0557 or Email:

10. Bavarian Bier Cafe

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 some tasty fare 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 New Year’s Eve 3 course set menu for $75pp.  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.

To welcome 2014 in true Bavarian style, please contact:

Bavarian Bier Café – Level 1, Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane
Ph:  (07) 3015 0555 or Email:

11. Riverbar & Kitchen

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Tiki Nights at Riverbar and Kitchen.  Enjoy an exclusive fireworks display, roving entertainment and two incredible bands to bring in the New Year.

Receive a drink on arrival plus canapés and nibbles throughout the night for only $99pp.

Secure your spot by contacting:

Riverbar and Kitchen – Riparian Plaza, Promenade Level, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Ph:  (07) 3211 9020 or Email:

If there are any other NYE events you think should be included in our list send us an email:

*This list was compiled with assistance from CoCom Communications, Kath Rose & Associates, and Moubment Group.