Brisbane's Biggest & Best New Year's Eve Parties 2015

Ahh, it's that wonderful time of year again....The time of year we reflect on all that we haven't accomplished and set equally unachievable goals for the next year...

Lol, just kidding, it's time to party. 

So what if you didn't lose those extra kilos! Or maybe you didn't land the job of your dreams...none of that matters now. Cause hey, there's always next year. All that matters is that you survived another year, and that's cause to celebrate in a BIG way.

Endless amounts of food, overflowing champagne towers, sparkly dresses...

Gather around with your closest mates and have your visa handy, here are 7 of the Best New Year's Eve bashes happening in Brisbane.

1. Darling & Co

Before the mayhem of New Year's Eve night begins, enjoy one last bite at Darling & Co! Beat the midnight madness this year and saunter on down to Darling from 1pm for an afternoon of leisure and lunching. 

Darling & Co will be serving up 3 courses of their finest fare while you reminisce over the events of the year gone by and devise your plans for the one to come. You and yours will also be indulged with a terrific selection of tipples including free flowing beer, wine and local spirits for only $99

Make your lunch a champagne soaked affair for $149 and the NV Veuve Clicquot won't stop flowing until the sun starts to sink. 

For bookings head to the Darling & Co website, Available Here

2. The Fox Hotel

The Fox Hotel is the juan and only place south of the equator where you can bring in the new year with a Mexican fiesta. Get those maracas shaking, because there are two sensational packages on offer.

Take a trip to Margaritaville and enjoy access to all of the main areas of The Fox Hotel and taco your fill of food until 10:30pm. Don’t forgot to grab a sombrero from the main bar!

If you fancy taking things to the next level and spending the night sky high, look no further than the Cancun Rooftop package.  You will have exclusive and unrivalled views of the fireworks display while you feast on a Mexican spread that will have you calling “Arrrriiiba” across the rooftops. Check out the video below for a wrap up of ticket inclusions: 

To book, head to the Fox Hotel website: Available Here

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3. Stokehouse

Brisbane’s beloved Stokehouse Q is set to welcome 2016 with flavour, flair and fireworks, announcing two sittings on New Year’s Eve starring custom-created menus by acclaimed Executive Chef Richard Ousby. Given Stokehouse Q overlooks the mighty Brisbane River, diners can raise their glasses to the famous fireworks that light up the South Bank reach each year.  Featuring bold flavours and innovative techniques, Ousby’s menu will be exclusive to New Year’s Eve, with an early and a late sitting, timed to ensure early birds can enjoy a little New Year revelry, before those who wish to see in midnight, arrive. 

The early sitting, from 6.00pm, begins with a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc on arrival, followed by delectable three course experience, finishing at 8.30pm - while the night is still young!  The second sitting, from 9.00pm, features a decadent four course feast, with tea and coffee and petit fours to finish, before the magnificent firework display kicks off at midnight. Diners will toast the New Year with a glass of Ruinart de Blanc and welcome 2016 in style!

FIRST SITTING: Be seated by 6:00pm for a decadent 3 course menu with a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc on arrival, finishing by 8.30pm with the night still young. $195pp

SECOND SITTING: Be seated at 9:00pm for a decadent 4 course menu, with tea and coffee and petit fours included as well as a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc to toast to the New Year at midnight. $225pp

For booking, head to the Stokehouse Brisbane website- Click Here. 

4. The Emporium Hotel

One of Brisbane’s most exclusive and elegant New Year’s Eve events (and far, far from the madding crowds), the Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar’s Mumm at Midnight celebration begins at 7pm and is ticketed at $65 per person. On arrival, guests will be greeted with custom-created “His and Hers” Cocktails, light canapés, a live DJ, and Mumm Champagne on the stroke of midnight. With a cocktail flavour all its own, this bar continues to raise the bar for service and style, and New Year’s Eve 2015 will be no exception. The Emporium Hotel is Brisbane’s independently owned and operated luxury hotel, winning Best Luxury Accommodation for the third year running at the Queensland Tourism Awards recently and taking out the title of Australia’s Leading Boutique Hotel at the 2015 World Travel awards. The Cocktail Bar, at home in this acclaimed hotel, nods to the sophisticated yet eclectic bars of Europe and reflects the flavours of true international palettes. 

To book head to the Emporium Hotel website (Available Here) or call 3253 6999.

5. Pony Dining

The Inaugural Pony Dining Masquerade Cocktail Party 
Find a fabulously mysterious mask and prepare to welcome 2016 at the hottest cocktail party in town! Starting at 7.30pm (through to 12.30pm) the event features a five hour drinks and canapes custom created by head chef Chris Mann including Grilled King Prawns, Truffle & Tallegio Arancini, Master Kobe Sirloin, Woodfired Lamb Rump, Goats Cheese Tart, Confit Mushroom, Chocolate Éclairs and much, much more for $150.00pp – bookings required!

New Year’s Eve Dinner – two sittings
Pony Dining’s head chef Chris Mann has created a fantastic three course New Year’s Eve dinner menu – think starters like Buratta with charred peaches, truffle honey and hazelnut; mains including Cone, Cone Bay Barramundi with corn soubise, petite pois, baby gem and croquette and even Raspberry & White Chocolate Macarons. 

FIRST SITTING: guests to be seated by 5:30pm or 6:00pm to finish at 8.00pm at $80.00pp

SECOND SITTING: From 8:30pm onwards with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne on arrival at $100.00pp

To book head to the Pony Dining website - Available Here.

6. Soleil Pool Bar

Say ‘adios’ to 2015 at Brisbane’s most fantastic, colour-filled New Year’s Eve party – HAVANA NIGHTS at Soleil Pool Bar! 

Celebrate the essence of Cuba with music and super cool DJs. The night will be filled with roving entertainment as you will be graced by the presence of fire dancers and exotic birds. Get snap happy with the photo booth, green screen photo wall that will take you to straight to the streets of Havana and confetti cannons at midnight. All the while enjoying cocktails from the Havana beach pop-up bars with real sand, brilliantly coloured lights and of course, the famous pool!! As last year’s previously sold out social event, it doesn’t get any hotter than this! We attended Soleil Pool Bar's NYE event last year and can honestly 100 % say it was the best night of our life. The party starts at 7:00PM. 

Tickets include a six-hour premium drinks and canapé package – Moet & Chandon Champagne, Belvedere Vodka, Patron Tequila, Corona, James Squire, One Fifty Lashes Pale Ale, 4 Pines Pale Ale, Pipsqueak Cider and of course – Havana Club Rum.

To book your tickets, Click Here.  

7. Rydges South Bank

Imagine this – sipping Moet & Chandon Champagne, indulging in the finest of flavours inspired by Bacchus Head Chef Mark Penna (think Cured Kingfish citrus shiso, Confit Pork with apple puree and celeriac chou croute, Truffled mushroom with artichoke and parmesan sauce), perhaps an Absolut Vodka or Beefeater Gin in between; and all while seemingly floating on top of the city. It’s real, and it’s happening this New Year’s Eve on Level 12 at Rydges Hotel. Introducing – Platinum at Rydges South Bank Rooftop.

Experience South Bank’s best kept secret for the most enviable vantage point for the 2015 New Year's Eve fireworks where each guest is a VIP. Arguably Brisbane’s premier New Year’s Eve soiree, Platinum begins at 7pm, with offerings of  decadent canapés and a six hour premium drinks menu that stars Moet & Chandon Champagne, Absolut Vodka, Beefeater Gin, Avion Tequila, Premium beers like Corona, Heineken, Asahi and Peroni and fine wines, and petite ice-creams to cleanse the palate for more celebration until 1am, all while the city’s best soundmakers create the soundtrack for NYE 2015 live.

Tickets are $199pp – with the group purchase of 10 tickets receiving a complimentary ticket. Bookings are essential on 3364 0800.

To book your tickets, Click Here.

From the AmeriAus team, have a happy & safe New Years! x