Brisbane's 16 best New Year's Eve celebrations for 2015

Written by Jessica Lunan

It can be one of the hardest and most important decisions you make annually- where will you spend your New Year’s Eve celebrations? With the number of fantastic and fabulous parties being hosted in Brisbane it can be difficult to decide where to spend the last day of 2015. We have compiled a list of the best New Year’s Eve events to ensure your start to 2016 is unforgettable!

Alfred & Constance

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Say au revoir to 2015 on a delicious note with Alfred & Constance’ NYE Banquet and Beverage Package. The event includes a selection of A&C's most popular dishes, a cocktail jug upon arrival and 2 hours of beverages. We can’t think of a better way to watch the sun set on 2015!

What: Alfred & Constance NYE Banquet and Beverage Package
When: Thursday 31st December
Where: Alfred & Constance
Price: $80 per person (+$10 for dessert)

Cloudland

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Glamorously kick off the New Year with Cloudland’s Diamonds Are Forever NYE Party. Inspired by 007, dress to thrill and enjoy shaken-not-stirred Martini’s while surrounded by James Bonds and Bond Girls for the night. The package includes 4.5 hours of drinks, canapés and exclusive DJ performances of Jank Facques in the Rainbow Room, and Cloudland’s resident band, La-bOum, performing in Madame Hedges.

What: Diamonds Are Forever New Year’s Eve
When: Thursday 31st December
Where: Cloudland
Price: $149 per person

Cobbler

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Cobbler is encouraging you to embrace your inner Don Draper or Joan Holloway and ring in 2016 like it’s the 60’s at the Mad Men inspired event. The package includes an array of 20-year old whiskies, cocktails, French champagne, beer and food by Birdsnest Restaurant. With prizes for best dressed, ensure your 2016 starts as classy as 1960s marketing executives.

What: Mad Men NYE presented by Cobbler
When: Thursday 31st December
Where: Cobbler
Price: $150 per person

Darling & Co.

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Swap the usual midnight antics on New Year’s for an afternoon celebration of leisure and lunching. Enjoy a three course meal at Darling & Co. with packages including free flowing beer, wines and spirits for $99, or make it a NV Veuve Clicquot affair for $149 to get you in the mood for the night celebrations.

What: Darling & Co. NYE
When: Thursday 31st December
Where: Darling & Co.
Price: $99- $149 per person

Delfina’s Bistro

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Kickstart the New Year with a tantalising meal at Delfina’s Bistro’s New Year’s Eve Carnivàle. The package includes the dinner options of Tapas on arrival, delectable mains and scrumptious cheese platters and desserts. The package also includes an array of beverages and Spanish drinks, as well as live entertainment, including DJ’s, Flamenco dancers and a live countdown to the New Year.

What: Delfina’s Bistro’s New Year’s Eve Carnivàle
When: Thursday 31st December
Where: Delfina’s Bistro
Price: $150 per person.

Dutch Courage

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Say a-hoy to 2016 at Dutch Courage’s Midnight at Sea NYE celebrations! Sail into the New Year with 4 hours of unlimited beers, wines and spirits, half price cocktails and unlimited canapés.

What: New Year’s Eve Midnight at Sea
When: Thursday 31st December
Where: Dutch Courage
Price: $119 per person or $99 for groups of six

e’cco Bistro

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If you want to celebrate the New Year indulgently and glamorously, than look no further than e’cco Bistro! Enjoy a glass of Louis Roederer upon arrival, followed by a delicious 6-course meal including a delectable crab and watermelon salad, or roast lamb with glazed eggplant to name a few of the appetising options.

What: NYE Dinner at e’cco
When: Thursday 31st December
Where: e’cco Bistro
Price: $195 per person

Elixir Rooftop Bar

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Celebrate the New Year with a view at Elixir’s 2016 NYE Party. Enjoy 4 hours of endless flowing Veuve Clicquot, Craft Beer, Wine, Basic Spirits and delicious canapés, while you intimately party in style at Elixir.

What: Elixir’s 2016 NYE Party
When: Thursday 31st December
Where: Elixir Rooftop Bar
Price: $140 per person

Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar

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Ring in the New Year with a glass of G.H. Mumm Champagne at Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar's Mumm at Midnight celebrations. Upon arrival guests will receive exclusive “His and Hers” cocktails, canapés and a complimentary glass of Mumm Champagne. Dance into the early hours of 2016 with live entertainment at the stylish event.

What: Mumm at Midnight- Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar New Year’s Eve Celebration
When: Thursday 31st December
Where: Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar
Price: $65 per person

GPO

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Step into the Garden of Eden for this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations at GPO. The event will include roving performers and live entertainment, including resident party rocker A-Tonez. The package includes a 4 hour cocktail menu, 6 piece canapé menu, and the option of choosing between a “good” vs. “bad” cocktail menu. Attendees also have the option to have a VIP experience, with a private table in the VIP Lounge; including exclusive entertainment and exclusive drinks. Will you choose to be good or bad this New Year?

What: GPO New Year’s Eve 2015
When: Thursday 31st December
Where: GPO
Price: $85 + BF - $145 +BF (VIP)

Les Bubbles

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Dine in delectable style this New Year’s at Les Bubbles, inspired by the city of love. The package includes a Glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival, 2 hours of unlimited beverages, and Les Bubbles famous steak frites with dessert.

What: NYE at Les Bubbles
When: Thursday 31st December
Where: Les Bubbles
Price: $79 + BF

Pony Dining Brisbane

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Mysteriously welcome 2016 at the Inaugural Pony Dining Masquerade Cocktail Party. The event includes a 5 hour drink and canapé menu created by head chef Chris Mann. Dance the night away in mystical style at Pony Dining this New Year.

What: The Inaugural Pony Dining Masquerade Cocktail Party
When: Thursday 31st December
Where: Pony Dining Brisbane
Price: $150 per person

Soleil Pool Bar

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Say ‘hola’ to the New Year in style at Soleil Pool Bar’s Havana Nights New Year’s celebrations. Celebrate the Cuban themed party with roving entertainment (including fire breathers and exotic birds), DJs and delicious cocktails at the pop-up beach bars. Cool of in the pool while confetti explodes out of cannons at the stroke of midnight. Package includes six hours of premium drinks and canapés to celebrate the New Year.

What: Soleil Pool Bar- Havana Nights
When: Thursday 31st December
Where: Soleil Pool Bar
Price: $249 per person

Stokehouse Q

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Celebrate the end of 2015 with flavour, flair and fireworks at Stokehouse Q. Featuring two sittings perfect for early birds at 6pm or night owls at 9pm, this package proves to be suitable for everyone. Enjoy bold flavours from the top of the line menu by acclaimed Executive Chef Richard Ousby, while overlooking the New Year’s celebrations on the gorgeous Brisbane River. The first sitting features a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc on arrival, with a three course meal, whilst the second sitting features a four course meal and a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc to toast at midnight.

What: Stokehouse Q New Year’s Eve
When: Thursday 31st December
Where: Stokehouse Q
Price: $95 per person (first sitting)- $225 per person (second sitting)

Story Bridge Hotel

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Whether your party style is crazy and fun, or elegant and suave, Story Bridge Hotel has the party for you! Featuring two unforgettable New Year’s celebrations, Story Bridge is hosting the Mad Hatters NYE Party in the Shelter Bar and Outback Bar. Wear your maddest hat and celebrate the New Year with DJ’s, jugglers and an exclusive Mad Hatters cocktail or Heineken on arrival. If you’re wanting something more polished, head upstairs to the Martini and Heritage Rooms and celebrate the New Year with James Bond and Bond girls. This package includes 4 hours of drinks and canapés, DJs, casino tables and prize auctions to ensure you ring in the New Year in 007 style.

What: Mad Hatters NYE Garden Party and Bond NYE Party
When: Thursday 31st December
Where: Story Bridge Hotel
Price: $25 (Mad Hatters Party)- $125 (Bond Party)

Sway Cocktail Bar & Lounge

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Glamorously celebrate the New Year at Sway Cocktail Bar & Lounge! The 4.5 hour package includes exclusive access to the VIP Lounge, cocktails upon arrival and flowing basic spirits, beers and wines, as well as canapés and platters. What else would you need?!

What: Sway Cockatil Bar & Lounge NYE 2015
When: Thursday 31st December
Where: Sway Cocktail Bar & Lounge
Price: $80 per person