Finish the year properly with a New Year’s Eve 2022 in Brisbane celebration and start off the next year in style! Here are 20 places to kick up your heels and enjoy the spectacular firework displays that light up the Brisbane River and somewhere you’ll just have a great time. Where will you be in Brisbane on New Year’s Eve 2022 when the countdown starts?
Picture above: Fireworks from The Terrace, Emporium Hotel.
This story includes
- 1 Eat drink+be Kerry’s New Year’s Eve 2022 in Brisbane Top Picks
- 2 South Bank
- 3 Howard Smith Wharves
- 4 Brisbane CBD
- 5 Brisbane Quarter
- 6 Eagle Street
- 7 New Farm
- 8 Portside Wharf
- 9 Woolloongabba
Eat drink+be Kerry’s New Year’s Eve 2022 in Brisbane Top Picks
Emporium Hotel South Bank is the place for rooftop fireworks views.
South Bank is a prime spot for New Year’s Eve in Brisbane, with close proximity to the best fireworks locations.
Rise and shine for an epic countdown to 2023 at the Thomas Dixon Centre with OnPointQB NYE event Tux + TuTu midnight soirée. Explore the choices of festivities and indulgent packages to delight in as you venture into the new year your way — accompanied by live entertainment, rooftop fireworks and a few surprises.
Where: OnPoint QB, Corner of Montague Road and Drake Street, West End
Cost: NYE Kite Terrace Rooftop Cocktail Event – Doors open at 7 pm with packages commencing at 8 pm – 1 am – $249pp. NYE Champagne Terrace Dinner Upgrade – Kite Terrace inclusions + pre-dinner feasting menu and a longer drinks package. Starting on Champagne Terrace, the doors open at 6 pm with packages commencing at 6.30 pm post-dinner, moving up to the Kite Terrace from 8 pm – 1 am – $389pp.
Ring in the New Year with your pals at Popolo and share a delicious banquet plus a premium, 3-hour beverage package. There are two seatings – 5 pm – 8 pm or 9 pm – 12 pm.
Cost: $225 per person
Enjoy a front-row seat for New Year’s Eve fireworks at Emporium Hotel South Bank’s The Terrace. Catch 2023’s first light with a party at Terrace, where you can enjoy the unparalleled views of the city fireworks and a four-hour beverage package, canapes, grazing boards, a dessert bar, late-night snacks and live entertainment from 8 pm to midnight.
Cost: $299 per person
Bookings: Emporium Hotel
THE PLOUGH INN
Ring in the new year with gin, fireworks & a whole lotta sparkling moments by Hendrick’s Gin & Jansz Premium Cuvée. The Level 1 New Year’s Eve celebration invites all lovers of good music, good company and good times for four hours of free-flowing beer, wine, basic spirits, Jansz Premium Cuvée, plus Hendrick’s all-night-long from our pop-up Gin bar! (Oh and a Hendrick’s cocktail on arrival! Foodies are covered with roaming canapés, plus a grazing station for endless nibbles. To top off the magic, relish in the views of Brisbane’s midnight firework show. What a way to welcome 2023!
Cost: $125.31 per person.
Bookings: The Plough Inn
THE CHARMING SQUIRE
A soiree like no other we have held before, and for no better occasion! Join us this New Year’s Eve as we bring you a dazzling evening full of glamour, elegance and all things themed The Great Gatsby. Dress in your best 1920’s attire and be prepared to bring in the new year swinging from 8 pm to midnight. Enjoy an Espresso martini on arrival, four-hour food and beverage package, charcuterie station, canapes, live music, and prizes for best dressed
Cost: $199 per person
Bookings: The Charming Squire
New Year’s Eve at Howard Smith Wharves
Howard Smith Wharves
It’s the new Brisbane hotspot under the Storey Bridge. This Brisbane New Year’s Eve 2022 venue offers sweeping river views and plenty of spots to catch the fireworks.
FIUME ROOFTOP BAR
Sparkle your way into 2023 with the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration at Fiume Rooftop Bar at Crystalbrook Vincent, Howard Smith Wharves from 8 pm. The night includes a four-hour beverage package including signature cocktails, champagne, beers, wine, and premium spirits, roaming canapes, a live oyster shucking station, DJ and Howard Smith Wharves’ private fireworks shows.
Where: Fiume Rooftop Bar, Level 3, Crystalbrook Vincent
Cost: Early Bird $239 per person (limited tickets available – 50), General Admission $259 per person
Bookings: Crystalbrook Vincent
Enjoy sensational views of the Brisbane River and ring in the new year, Ciao Papi style. Savour the sunset with your famiglia or indulge in a late-night Italian feast with our celebrazione session, complete with a 3-hour premium beverage package and DJ from 9 pm.
Cost: $72pp | 5:30 pm – 8 pm $249pp | 8 pm – late
Bookings: Ciao Papi
FELONS BARREL HALL
Experience the electrifying energy of NYE at the Barrel Hall with an unforgettable evening of glistening grooves, explosive flavours and bold beers! Treat your senses to elevated flavours with their $82 feast package. With live music from Pocket Love and DJ’s until late. Secure your ticket to the party inside the Hall, outdoor walk-ins welcome.
Cost: $82pp | 5 pm – 8 pm or 8:30 pm – late
Bookings: Felons Barrel Hall
Find your spot under the disco ball and say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023 at Mr Percival’s! Raise your glasses and celebrate the new year with an exclusive riverside party, with a 4-hour premium beverage package plus roving canapés and Brisbane’s finest DJ until 2 am.
The heart of the city won’t disappoint when it comes to New Year’s Eve 2022 in Brisbane.
Tillerman has two seatings on New Year’s Eve. First at 5.30 pm to 8 pm there is a six-course banquet for $140 per person. Next, from 9 pm to 12.30 an is an eight-course banquet for $180 per person.
Fridays will set Eagle Street hoping with a Jungle Party by the Brisbane River. Expect four hours of drinks and canapes as you swing into 2023.
Blackbird Bar & Grill
A cocktail party event with five hours of drinks and canapes, food stations and live music. Great spot for firework action.
Cost: $269 per person
NYE at WET Deck
What better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style than with the ultimate fiesta at WET Deck with an exclusive party, set against the best view of the fireworks display over Brisbane River. The action kicks off at 9 pm, and guests will enjoy a signature marg on arrival, three hours of free-flowing drinks, and Moet & Chandon champagne served as the clock strikes midnight. There will also be a live taco station, delicious hot and cold bites and live DJs to amp up the energy all night.
Bookings: WET Deck
BOOM BOOM ROOM
Celebrate the new year beneath the streets of Brisbane at The Boom Boom Room. Choose between a decadent omakase banquet or a 4-hour, all-inclusive package.
Cost: FIRST SEATING – Decadent Omakase banquet from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, $99 per person; SECOND SEATING – Four-hour all-inclusive package with Omakase banquet, canapés on arrival
Premium beverage package, including sparkling, cocktails, spirits, wine and beer and live entertainment from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am, $218 per person.
Bookings: Boom Boom Room
WILL & FLOW
Say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023 at Will & Flow’s NYE event! Perfectly situated on the banks of the Brisbane River, Will and Flow serves up unobstructed views of the spectacular fireworks show at 8:30 pm and midnight, plus live entertainment throughout the evening! Choose between our 6:00 pm or 9:30 pm session that will have you feasting on a delectable grazing station, woodfired eats & seafood delights, accompanied with your choice of a classic or premium beverage package.
Cost: Classic Package $159pp including Food & Aperol Spritz, house wines, local beers, soft drinks & juices. Premium Package $199pp including Food & Aperol Spritz, Moet & Chandon French Champagne, house wines, local beers, soft drinks and juices.
Bookings: Treasury Brisbane
Ring in the new year with Donna. She knows how to throw a party. Choose between a lavish 4-course banquet or a 4-hour, all-inclusive package.
Cost: FIRST SEATING – Deluxe 4-course banquet designed by Head Chef Lyndon Tyers, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, $98 per person. SECOND SEATING – Four-hour all-inclusive package, lavish 4-course banquet, premium beverage package, including Champagne, cocktails, spirits, wine + beer, live entertainment from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am
$218 per person
Bookings: Donna Chang
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Stokehouse Q has right on the riverfront fireworks views.
You’ll find Brisbane Quarter on the corner of George, Adelaide and Ann Streets and North Quay in Brisbane, the site of the old Law Courts. The views overlooking the river make this a perfect spot to enjoy New Year’s Eve in Brisbane 2022. Don’t forget to snap a pic in front of the sparkling gold New Year’s Eve photo wall, located on Podium 2 just outside the Brisbane Quarter restaurants, for you to make the special memories last.
Join W Brisbane for the ultimate New Year’s Eve Fiesta on WET Deck featuring a signature margarita on arrival, a live taco station, substantial hot and cold bites from 9 pm to midnight. The night includes three hours of free flow drinks, live DJ’s, an epic view of the fireworks display over the Brisbane River with Moet & Chandon Ice served as the clock strikes midnight.
Cost: $295 per person.
Bookings: WET Deck
Sing in the new year with spectacular views and delicious Japanese food at Tenya with a special New Year’s Eve Buffet. Food is served from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Beverages can be purchased at bar throughout the night until midnight
Cost: Food is served from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. $160 per person (includes complimentary welcome drink), $80 per child under 12 (includes bottomless drinks: each child receives a distinct cup to use for the night, which they can refill at the bar)
From 9 pm to 12 am $160 per person with a bar tab worth $160 for each person. The bar will remain open until midnight but the kitchen is closed. Pre-payment guarantees reserved seats on the balcony lounge.
PERSONE, BRISBANE QUARTER
Bring in the New Year at Persone and enjoy incredible views of the fireworks whilst indulging in immaculate Italian food and beverages! Join Persone for an unforgettable night and have the choice between an early dinner, late dinner, or party through to the New Year at their exclusive cocktail party. A kids menu is available to cater for the whole family.
Cost: Cocktail Party | 7 pm – Midnight | 5-hour beverage package, exquisite food stations, specially curated canapés | $195 per person.
Dinner Seating One | 5 pm – 7:30 pm | 3-course set menu | $115 per person.
Dinner Seating Two | 8:30 pm – Midnight | 3-course set menu and glass of sparkling on arrival | $169 per person.
THREE BLUE DUCKS
The decadent four-course menu includes Three Blue Ducks favourites like the Steamed Baby Grouper with citrus tapenade, ginger, shallot, and sesame and the 300g Rib Eye Steak with fried onion rings, spring onion and salsa verde. Finish on a sweet note with the Basque baked cheesecake, macerated berries and vanilla ice cream or the Coconut sorbet with roasted pineapple, lemongrass & ginger granita and mango salsa. Teens and Kids menus are available to cater for the whole family.
Cost: Adults 1st seating $195 per person. Glass of sparkling on arrival with staggered seating 5 pm-6.30 pm; Adults 2nd seating $270 per person, two hour beverage package, 8-10 pm
Bookings: Three Blue Ducks
Eagle Street dining. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland
Edging the Brisbane River, Eagle Street is full of fabulous restaurants, many offering the perfect spot to enjoy Brisbane New Year’s Eve fireworks.
ALCHEMY RESTAURANT & BAR
Join us for an exclusive dinner overlooking the Brisbane River, including a specially designed four-course set menu with matched wines from 8 pm designed by Executive Chef Brad Jolly. There will also be live entertainment from The Gypsy Cats.
Cost: $246pp for a 4-course set menu + matched wines
BLACKBIRD BAR & GRILL
Join us for New Year’s Eve and ring the new year in style from 8 PM to 1 AM (Open to the public after 1 AM). the five-hour package includes premium sparkling, cocktails, spirits, beer, wine; delicious canapés, fresh seafood and substantial food stations; entertainment, live music and DJs; multi-level event with riverside views of the fireworks.
Cost: $269 + booking fee from 8 pm to 1 am
ZA ZA TA
Enjoy New Year’s Eve Dinner with a DJ and Belly Dancing at Brisbane’s best vegetarian restaurant, ZA ZA TA. Feast, drink and savour the last night of the year in full Middle Eastern decadence with two seating times available. For the first seating at 5 pm, indulge with Chef Michael Jackson’s recently launched vegetarian-led summer menu showcasing earthy and homely Middle Eastern Israeli-inspired cuisine. You’ll be spoilt for choice with a bountiful feast of 14 dishes featuring a selection of ZA ZA TA favourites, and some new additions, like the one-night only Bloom Providore dolma and amba, and sumac strawberries with white chocolate for dessert. For the second seating, join in the celebrations at 7:30 pm for a specially curated experience, starting at KAZBA for halloumi doughnuts with chilli jam and sesame falafel and tahini sauce. BAR KAZBA will be open from 8pm until late.
Where: ZA ZA TA, 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley Q 4006
Cost: $99 Grand Soufra Meze / +$50 for Ambleside Gin Cocktail Pairing
Bookings: ZA ZA TA
Located on the Brisbane River, Mary Mae’s offers guests the ultimate party to ring in the new year with friends at their all-inclusive event. Expect roaming canapes, premium, live food stations, cocktails on arrival and a deluxe drinks package – the colour party is not to be missed. The ‘colourful’ themed celebration will commence from 7.30 pm. Mary Mae’s invites their guests to dress to impress in bold, bright and colourful cocktail attire and dance the night away with the sounds of DJ AJS playing all night.
Where: Mary Mae’s, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
Cost: Tickets for the adults-only event (18+) are $135pp and include: a cocktail on arrival, roaming canapes and food
stations, deluxe five-hour drinks package and entertainment.
Bookings: Mary Mae’s
Portside Wharf New Year’s Eve 2022 in Brisbane
You’ll see all the fireworks at Portside Wharf with displays at 8.30m and midnight.
BYBLOS BAR & RESTAURANT
Celebrate the year that has been with lavish Byblos hospitality and a five hour premium package with cocktails, sparkling, spirits, beer and wine, substantial canapés and delicious food stations, entertainment and DJs from 8 pm.
Price: $189 per person
Bookings: Byblos Bar
GUSTO DA GIANNI
Start 2022 with a four-course Italian feast.
Price: $169 per person
Bookings: Gusto da Gianni
New Year’s Eve 2022 in Brisbane
Skip the crowds this year and celebrate the Italian way with good friends, great food and a grand experience. On arrival, kick off the night with a glass of Taittinger Champagne, and dive into an authentic Italian four-course menu. Designed to share with good company, the sumptuous menu includes Grilled Qld Prawns, Ricotta and Spinach Cannelloni, Chorizo Ragu and a selection of cannoli topped off with an exceptional house-made Lemon Lime Bitter Cello. Delizioso!
Price: $135 per person
Bookings: Sasso Italiano
SOUTH CITY WINE
Step into South City Wine for a European experience and an evening of artisanal wine and bistro classics. Pair oysters and truffle burrata with a glass of Louis Roderer Champagne, but leave room for the Tart au Chocolate!
Price: $119 per person
Bookings: South City Wine
Bring in 2023 with a bang. Fire up your senses with salty, spicy family favourites at Casa Chow and start the party strong with a complementary Pisco Punch. Enjoy a selection of vibrant Chino-Latino share plates including Crispy Sichuan Pork and Beef Dumplings, Scallop and Prawn Wontons and Chaufa Prawn and Pork Fried Rice.
Price: $99 per person
Bookings: Casa Chow