New Years Eve Guide: Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast

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This article refers to New Years Eve 2014. Our New year's Eve 2015 article is here.

Planning New year's Eve? We've compiled a what's on for Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast for New Years Eve 2015.

There's something for all budgets, all tastes in a 200km radius. Happy new year!

Alhambra Lounge (Fortitude Valley)

Another year, another midnight spent drunkenly calling your ex. NYE is notoriously expensive so we have 200 very limited ticket spots for 200 very thirsty people to receive LAMBDA PRICES all night. Get in early or be limited to paying like a pleb. Free photo booth.

Archive Beer Boutique (West End)

Has 2-for-1 main meals every Wednesday, and they've decided NYE will be no different. Because you like beer, they'll be having some pretty awesome ones on tap all night long (Marvin Gaye style). Unfortunately, Marvin Gaye's not available (not since 1984) so they've got a stellar line-up of artists instead to bring in the New Year.
DJs: Tyrone Drahm, Sterling Silver, G-Bass
6pm - 4am. Non-ticketed

Beach Hotel (Byron Bay)

Generik has partied with Calvin Harris and Skrillex and now he wants to party with you at Beach Hotel, Byron Bay.
Feat: Generik & Mister Speaker and the People Party.
$104.05 inc booking fee 18+

Black Bear Lodge (Fortitude Valley)

Unlimited bar tab from 8pm-12am (that’s Mountain Goat beer on tap, basic spirits and house wine) including a glass of champagne as you walk through the door.
Live sets from The Creases, Donny Benet and Babaganouj (plus more to come), DJ sets from James Wright, Bluebeard and more.
$92.90 + bf

Blackbird Bar & Grill (Brisbane City)

New York, New York, it's a helluva town and Black Bird Bar & Grill agree which is why their New Year's Eve celebrations are centred around the Big Apple. Includes delectable canapés and food stations, a beverage package of refreshing cocktails, spirits, French champagne, wine and beer, and an exclusive fireworks display, as well as roving entertainers and DJs to help you dance the night away.  Call 07 3229 1200 for more information.
Kicking off at 7:30pm and running until 12:30am.
Open to the public from 12:30am onwards.
$199 per person

Big Chill Festival (West End)

Kingfisha 10 14The Boundary Street Markets, surrounding the new The Motor Room has become a go-to place for live music in a magical village-like atmosphere. World-class music over 3 big stages - namely The Motor Room (soul & roots), The Market Stage (world/blues), The Factory One Stage (rap/trap) - plus live art, street food, vintage & artisan markets, an urban beach and tiki bar and more.
Feat: Weekend Money (USA), Resin Dogs, DJ Butcher, Mantra, DJ Flagrant [VJ Set], Kingfisha (pic), Dubmarine, Bullhorn, Bankrupt Billionaires, The Woohoo Revue, Captain Dreamboat, Schoolfight, Astro Travellers, Nick One, HTO Twerk Team, Tigermoth, Progressive Tan, Born Fresh Showcase feat. Rainman, Calski, Joe Ave, I am D, Prophet Rayza +, Desmond Cheese, Felicity Lawless (solo), Grim Tilla (solo), Quinzalez, Pesto, Jazbot, Selecta Watson.
2pm - 2am
Pre-sale tickets now: Audrey's Music Shop, EGG Records, Jet Black Cat Music, The Boundary Hote, The Motor Room.
$35 pre-sale / $50 on the gate / Children under 10 free.
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Brisbane Jazz Club (Kangaroo Point)

New Year's Eve by the Brisbane River.  Come and share the magic of two great bands:  The Wood and Wire Trio & Amy Michaels and the Good Time Girls. Includes a sumptuous 3-course meal by our Story Bridge Hotel chefs (drinks not included).
Pre-book only, no concessions, no vouchers.
Doors open 5:30pm - 1am.
$125 All Tickets includes 3 course meal

Brisbane Powerhouse (New Farm): New Year's Geek

Supanova Pop Culture Industries and Brisbane Powerhouse invite you to party with your favourite pop-culture characters to start 2015. There's local band Boss Fight, bringing you amped-up versions of classic video game tunes and DJs, trivia, retro arcade games, film screenings, a cosplay prom and free refreshments. Whether you're into cosplay, fantasy, gaming, music, movies, comics, anime, or just want to party, we've got your New Year's Eve sorted.
Want to dress up and release your inner Princess Leia, Power Ranger or Doctor Who? Be sure to enter our cosplay prom competition on the night. Got an appetite like Pac Man? You get a free drink and appetiser with your ticket.
Courtesy bus from 11.30pm - 2.30am to Anzac Square in the city from Brisbane Powerhouse.
Please note, for liquor licensing purposes there are no pass outs for patrons under 18.
ID will need to be shown at ticket collection.
$89* online / $109* on the door. *An additional fee applies to each booking transaction: single tickets $3 & multiple tickets $6.

Cobbler (West End) - Prohibition Speakeasy

There are reports of Prohibition hitting the streets of Brisbane and the only way to spend NYE with your favourite bar crew and drinks in tow is to be at the Cobbler Speakeasy this NYE..
Includes: French Champagne on Arrival, Cocktail on Arrival, your share of a rare bottle of whisky which is being opened every hour, midnight cocktail and French Champagne to ring in 2015! and food!
From 7pm - 2am
$100 per person

Dutch Courage (Fortitude Valley) - Wild Safari

Come and get pithed at Dutch Courage's first ever NYE event. Dress in your best safari get up. Prizes for best Tarzan & Jane! DJ Popshelf taking you through to midnight and beyond playing funky tunes and house that'll make you boogie into the wee hours.
Includes Safari-themed cocktails, Gin Tonicas, Jungle Punch, Premium spirits, Sparkling / Wine, Local and Imported Beer, Canapes & Finger Food package
$130. Group Discounts: Buy 9 tickets, get the 10th free.

Eatons Hill Hotel - Glow Party

Glow Party with Glow Paint! DJ Brooklyn, Hynzey & Migs

Elsewhere (Sufers Paradise)

No fuss NYE with our awarded music policy and comfortable atmosphere all night long.
Indoor/outdoor areas.
Limited capacity. $20 entry.

Emporium (Fortitude Valley) - Ultimate NYE

Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Elizabeth Taylor, Dean Martin - icons of style and symbols of a time gone by, when glamour, curves, pin-hooked curls and crisp tuxedos were the markers of sophistication. This New Year's Eve, embrace Old Hollywood Glamour and welcome 2015 at the Emporium Hotel, the city's own bastion of elegance.
Still celebrating entry to the Queensland Tourism Hall of Fame for winning Best Luxury Accommodation for the third time, the Emporium Hotel is celebrating New Year's Eve with an Old Hollywood Glamour event, one perfectly befitting the stunning and internationally acclaimed Cocktail Bar.
$65 per person

Fridays Bar & Restaurant (Brisbane City) - Glamourpus

A package to suit everyone as well as a range of exciting entertainment on the night including magic, a live band, fire artistry, fireworks, and more. If an exclusive celebration is what you're after then the venue's Rock Star Package is the one for you. For $200 per person you'll party the night away in a private room overlooking the beautiful Brisbane River and fireworks, all the while enjoying mouthwatering hors d'oeuvres and premium drinks until midnight including Bacardi cocktails, spirits, Mumm champagne, and beer.
Hors d'oeuvres not enough sustenance to welcome in the New Year? Indulge in the Dining Package for $69 per person instead and receive a two-course meal and entry to the venue.
If that all sounds a bit too formal for your liking then general entry is for you. Book online for $35 for guaranteed entry at any time, or pay $20 on the door before 10pm, or $30 after 10pm. First in, best dressed.
From $20 - $200 per person

H Lounge (Hamilton Hotel) - 90s Back To Life

This year New Year’s Eve comes Back to Life with the return of the 90s Dance Party. Get down to the sounds of the biggest club hits and dance anthems from the 90s and yes like Prince said “tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999”! Original DJs Darren James, K-Rasta and Les-Boss from some of Brisbane’s biggest clubs of the 90’s The Underground, Mary Street, The Metro, Hotel LA, The Gig, Grand Orbit & Transformers just to name a few of what these selectors were behind.
The DJs are ready to bring you a night of 100% Pure 90s plus there will be all the New Years Eve party-cles & glow sticks handed out before the clock strikes 12. Theb DJs are bringing you a night of early 90s Dance Club Party favourites mixed with mid to late 90s R&B, Rap Deelites, 90s Groove and hands in the air Dance Anthems.
The biggest nights of your life are back and we are taking you back for a date with the dance floor to bring you Back To Life!
Doors 7pm – 3am
Dress 90s Crazy Sexy Cool<
Tickets: $20+booking fee (1st release) - $25+booking fee or $30 on the door.

Imperial Lionheart Hotel (Eumundi, Sunshine Coast)

Dine in style on our amazing verandas or in air conditioned comfort. Amazing food, acoustic sessions and party DJ to take you past midnight. 11.30pm Mega balloon drop to win $100!
Bookings essential.

Jupiters Hotel & Casino (Broadbeach)

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style. Free live entertainment, spectacular theming and a balloon drop at midnight!
From $79 per couple

Loft (West End)

Enjoy 3-hour champagne and canapes on the deck to kickstart your New Years' Eve celebrations. Reece Freeman performing live from 7pm with DJ Athol on from 10pm to bring in the New Year.

Mooloolaba Esplanade (Sunshine Coast)

New Year's Eve Mooloolaba, along The Esplanade, attracts over 40,000 local residents and visitors to welcome in the New Year. The Sunshine Coast was the place to be with a feast of entertainment to suit all ages and tastes including live music on the main stage, energetic DJ sets on the beach stage, carnival rides and buskers, roving and street entertainment, temporary tattoos, children's face painting and activities, food stalls and amusements, two spectacular fireworks displays (8.30 pm and midnight).
This event is a safe, secure, fully fenced, alcohol and glass-free zone. There will be amplified music and fireworks at this event, so pet owners in the area should ensure pets are safe and secure.
From 4.00 pm to midnight.

New Globe Theatre (Fortitude Valley) - EarCandy #7

Dead-Wolves-14-12Bring in the new year with EarCandy #7 @ The New Globe Theatre over 2 stages. Featuring 11 of the most exciting acts currently playing in Brisbane, there is no better way to spend new years. Dead Wolves (pic), Ghost Audio, Anti-Thesis, Flannelette, The Skinnie Finches, Switchblade Suzie, The Con & The Liar, Muddy Chanter, The Eagle Junction, Yellowcatredcat, Dr Peppernickle's Orphanarium of Obese Aristocrats.
Doors open at 7pm (music from 7:30pm) - 2am
$15 on the door or cheaper through pre-sales.

Normanby Hotel (Red Hill) - Mirror Ball Car Park Party

Bring in the New Year under Australia's Largest Mirror Ball when the Normanby serves up another of it's epic Car Park Parties! 5 parties across 5 stages including free access to the Silent Disco, live entertainment in the Beer Garden, and a massive DJ line-up. $89 4-hour all inclusive food and beverage package includes basic spirits, local tap beer, house wine, fork dishes, canapes and desserts. Upgrade to the VIP experience for $119, which also includes 4 hours of signature cocktails, VIP-only express entrance via Musgrave Rd, exclusive access to the Upstairs and Car Park VIP lounges plus express access to the Silent Disco
$89 - $119

The Plough Inn (Southbank)

1920s Midnight in Paris Cocktail Party. 5-hour package includes cocktails, wine, beer & softdrinks, canapes & lolly buffet. Private area with amazing views of the fireworks. Full a la carte service
General Entry: Beer Garden: DJ 6pm-late. Steakhouse Menu Available. Great views of the fireworks.

Pony Dining (Brisbane City)

There's no classier way to celebrate New Year's Eve than with a delicious three course meal and glass of sparkling at Pony Dining. The menu will feature such delicacies as duck liver parfait with tea soaked raisins, remoulade and brioche, roasted pork belly with butter beans, tomato, olives and mozzarella, and Rangers Valley wagyu rump with paris mash, heirlooom carrots and jus, as well as many more mouthwatering dishes.
Looking to indulge that little bit more? There is also the option of a VIP upgrade for $100 per table which will see your party dine outside by the river, while enjoying an unbeatable view of the fireworks, a cocktail jug, and petit fours. Conditions apply.
Pony is also catering for those looking for a place to dine before heading off to their respective New Year's Eve festivities with their Early Bird Special. The restaurant is offering two-hour seating from 5:30pm to 6:45pm with a complimentary bottle of sparkling.

QPAC (South Brisbane) - Gala Concert

The Queensland Pops Orchestra will again have the entertainment destination that will encompass musical fun at New Year.  The Pops will ignite a celebration of the year gone and a joyous expectation of the year to come. Featured artists Jason Barry-Smith and Katie Stenzel will lead us in Auld Lang Syne as well as songs from great theatre and musicals.
There will be a touch of Gilbert & Sullivan and the frivolity that Jason brings to these characters. The great love songs of music theatre will set your hearts on fire as we move towards the start of a new year.
Along with stunning soloists from the orchestra, this year's concert will feature award-winning pianist Alex Raineri in the iconic Gershwin piano solo Rhapsody in Blue. Adding even more excellence to this stunning program will be young virtuoso violinist Cherin Lee. There are two performances 6 pm and 9:30 pm.
To complete the night's entertainment these concerts are scheduled to end in time for you to see the fireworks on the Brisbane River.
A limited number of the Black Tie Packages are still available.  Enjoy Moet and canapés on the rooftop of QPAC and mingle with the stars.

Soleil Pool Bar (South Brisbane) - Soleil St Tropez

See in the New Year in a luxe poolside setting bringing a little French Riviera glamour to New Year's Eve. Included is a six-hour drink package featuring free-flowing Moet Champagne for the night, Belvedere vodka, Patron tequila, Havana Club, a selection of cocktails, quality beers, Pipsqueak cider and a selection of premium wines.
This will be complimented by a selection of delicious canapés from Chef Mark Penna's kitchen and DJ's to keep the party going.
The night will also feature a beach bar with real sand, and colourful entertainment including exotic birds, St Tropez dancers, synchronised swimmers, fire dancers, a photo booth and a special InstaPrinta.
From 7pm - 1am

Cruise (Stradbroke Island) - White Party

NYE-White-PartyOur fabulous sunset cruise will be departing from the Mariner's Cove Marina, Gold Coast. Get ready to step aboard our two-levelled spacious fleets in style. These beauties are reserved to take you and 2,000 other party people on an amazing cruise with our secret island location as the perfect destination. Upon arriving at our exclusive island party paradise, you'll get to enjoy all of the treats we have in store. Fully licensed bars, the amazing White Stage and International DJ's and live acts will be waiting for you! Glamour and an exciting evening are ready for you at this amazing Aussie New Years celebration.
$149 + booking fee

Sway (Fortitude Valley) - Hedkandi White Glitter Ball

This year, Hedkandi delivers a special exclusive Brisbane performance by Alton Miller direct from the USA. The Hedkandi dancers will be adding to the glamour as Sway Cocktail Bar & Lounge is transformed with lavish decorations into the White Glitter Ball experience.
6-hour drinks and canapes package including belvedere cocktails, basic spirits, free flowing Moet champagne, red & white wines, bottled beers, soft drinks & juices.
$175 - $250 plus booking fee

The Bearded Lady (West End)

Local rockers HITS & Per Purpose will be hitting the stage to help you forget 2014! DJ El Norto will be spinning vinyl.
All night till 2am.
$26 plus booking fee

The Royal Exchange Hotel (Toowong) - Screw Themes!

Screw Themes! Screw Confetti! Screw Balloon Drops! We just want to party! There will be music, there will be drinks and there will be fun. What more could you want? Ring in the new year without the horrible champagne and hideous party hats, just screw NYE 2014 at the RE!

Solbar (Maroochdore) - Pulp Fiction

Come and have a gangster good time this New Years Eve. Cheap Fakes are performing the Pulp Fiction soundtrack as well as their own brand of Funk, Ska, Party Pop goodness.
Tickets are available pre sale from the venue. Pre-purchase to avoid disappointment.

Woolly Mammoth Alehouse (Fortitude Valley) - Hunters And Gatherers

Two wrolds, two levels, one epic NYE. We're bringing together the best of two hemispheres under the one roof, inviting cavemen and cavewomen to feast downstairs on meat-off-the-bone & mulled wine in a ski lodge setting, while tribal folk will beat to the drum in the tropical garden bar upstairs.
The 'Ski Lodge' - Taking you on a journey to the North Pole in the dark wintery Alehouse (covered up in 'REAL SNOW', from head to toe!)
The 'Jungle Bar' - Close your eyes in our stunning Garden Bar and you'll swear you're in the South American jungle!
We'll be serving everything that ignites the senses, from tropical fruity cocktails and jungle juice made with Pimms & Tanqueray to our uniquely refreshing Mammoth lager.
VIP packages available for the first 100 guests! Keeping with the theme of hunting, hidden morsels of food will be scattered throughout the venue, as well as a menu of rustic pizzas, slow braised baby back ribs and more.
Ticket price includes 3-hour beverage package (9:30pm to 12:30am), with Mammoth Lager, Pimms No.1 & Madammes Melons Cocktails, with 1-hour of house vodka and rum.
Two rooms of amazing entertainment, with our resident DJs playing tribal house party rhythms upstairs, and funk & soul downstairs.


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