Close the Book on 2023 with These Epic New Year's Eve Events Across Brisbane

End the year with riverside revelries at these top Brisbane venues.
Alec Jones
Published on December 14, 2023
Updated on December 14, 2023

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New Year's Eve is almost upon us, and it's time to set your plans in motion. Gather your crew, pick your venue, sit back for the fireworks and party your way into 2024. You deserve it.

We're here to help you get the ball rolling with suggestions for venues around Brisbane with an epic New Year's offering to light the candle of celebration. The choice is yours, but don't delay; time is running out to secure your tickets.



First up, a Brisbane cornerstone, The Regatta Hotel. This institution is synonymous with riverside dining in Brisbane, thanks mainly to a history going way back to 1874 through fires, floods, protests, renovations and more.

Riverside is the perfect spot to enjoy the New Year's celebrations, so The Regatta is going all out for 2024 with a Midnight Masquerade-themed night. Running from 8pm to 12am, the night is available through general admission or VIP tickets — both options have a cocktail dress code, and masks are optional. GA guests will enjoy a four-hour beverage package and live music, while VIP guests will head to the second level for beverages and a four-course set dinner before the fireworks. Tickets from $165.



Another tried and true choice for partying by the river is Fridays, the buzzing rooftop bar that has taken a starring role in Brisbane's nightlife. An epic New Year's is all but assured at Fridays. Anyone who's partaken in a vibey riverside bevvy or a sun-soaked work lunch can attest to that.

The offering here is one of a late night (obviously), open views of the fireworks, live music, DJs and entertainment and food and drink to fuel the revelry. The package is inclusive, with bottomless house wines, tap beers and even spirits. The food? Canapés, but not party pies and spring rolls — think filet-o-prawn sliders and smoked brisket cottage pies. Tickets from $165pp.



Just next door is another great choice: Riverland (riverside is the place to be for New Year's, let's face it). Time is short, as third-release tickets are already 50% sold out — we told you not to hesitate. Riverland is newly renovated and intends to let the party flow across all three levels of the space.

For a New Year's party at Riverland, views are epic and the benefits are inclusive. Expect three hours of roaming canapés, four hours of bottomless bevvies, live music and celebrations to be shared with your loved ones. Tickets from $169pp.



For our last stop we're heading inland slightly to another institution. The Wickham may have been part of Fortitude Valley since the 19th century, but this pub's attitude is anything but outdated. To send off 2023 and welcome 2024, The Wickham is hosting a heaven-and-hell-themed evening of celebrations and killer live entertainment.

Beyond the fireworks, the evening's entertainment will be hosted by RuPaul's Drag Race's Art Simone and Karen from Finance. Other performers pencilled in are Shanny T-Bone, Asphyxia, Chocolate Boxx, Abril Latrene and Ivyy Monroe, and they'll be backed by a live DJ. Dress up accordingly with the heavenly hellish theme, and you stand a chance of winning a best-dressed prize. Tickets from $25pp.


For more information and to make bookings for venues and events operated by Australian Venue Co, visit the website

Published on December 14, 2023 by Alec Jones
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