If escaping the crowds, putting the stopper on lavish NYE revelry or Happy New Feasting is more your style, then check MyCityLife’s round-up of The Ultimate Low Key Guide To New Year’s Eve here.
New Year’s Eve is the culmination of the silly season: days of overindulgence of food, wine and Christmas songs. As 2015 comes upon us, the recurring theme of far-flung destinations feature significantly in our parties with amazing packages to suit all sizes, shapes and personalities. MyCityLife sits down with a complete round-up of celebrations that say goodbye to the year-that-was, and hello to 2015.
All the wonders of the fireworks will be raining around The City come midnight, with options galore to indulge and celebrate.
Travel to Germany with The Bavarian Bier Café and prost! to a Bavarian New Year’s Eve.
Head to New York with Blackbird Bar & Grill for New York New Years, with Big Apple inspired canapés, cocktails and entertainment.
Riverbar & Kitchen goes Tiki Nights close to all the fireworks action with roving entertainment, two bands and canapés and drinks.
Or escape with the best in live music from Eagle Lane with a Brooklyn Standard New Year’s Eve when Bella Reunion and Alphabet Street storm the stage.
It’s all happening at party central.
Jump onboard Air Laruche with New Years Eve | Destination Mexico. Get Mexican inspired with cocktails, food and good times. Arriba!
The Brunswick Social gets down with the 80s Beach Party as their final farewell before the BSO doors shut forever.
At The Woolly Mammoth Alehouse, their NYE Hunters & Gatherers Party heads to the North Pole from The Alehouse and to the Tropical Jungles of South America from the Rooftop Garden Bar.
Get pithed at Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess with Wild Safari NYE. Be overrun by a premium package of cocktails, signature gin tonicas, jungle punch, beer wine, spirits and canapés.
Alfred & Constance gets lei’d until late with the A&C House Party. Enjoy tikis and signature cocktails from The Tiki Bar, plenty of Vanguard Beer Garden action and underground disco from The Fever Club.
The nerdbergers can escape to Brisbane Powerhouse with New Years Geek, and get their cosplay fill with classic video game tunes, DJs, trivia, retro arcade games, film screenings and a cosplay prom.
Just downstairs at Watt Restaurant + Bar, feathers, sequins and carnivale celebration comes to the riverside for the NYE Caribbean Carnival. Take your pick from the Cocktail Party or Dinner Party with Caribbean-inspired cocktails, live performers and acrobats.
South Bank is where all the fireworks actions are happening, attracting at least 500,000 people to the fiery festivities. Planning ahead, there are still plenty of celebrations with room for a view and other opportunities for revelry. Premium views overlooking South Bank beach, river and the city backdrop means a couple of ultimate NYE spots.
Prime steak house Live Fire Steak Bar is hosting the Live Fire American BBQ for the carnivores.
Across the way, South Bank Surf Club throws their annual Luau Party to go Hawaiian with canapés, salads, pig on the spit and cocktails.
On the edge of South Bank celebrations, head to the French Riviera with Soleil Pool Bar for a Soleil St Tropez New Year’s Eve. It’s all about jet setting hedonism with a premium drink package and Bacchus South Bank’s Head Chef Mark Penna on canapés duties alongside food stations, roving entertainment, DJs and live acts.
Around the corner, but just as close, it’s London Calling with The Fox Hotel. Go British with Pubs, Clubs and Palaces with a London Summer BBQ plate, canapés and beverages. Or party Prince Harry style from the Kate Moss Rooftop Bar for the all access British passport, including exclusive access to Dandy’s Rooftop for the perfect view of the New Year’s Eve fireworks.
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For the ultimate escapism, head to Paradise City NYE at QT Hotel Gold Coast. See in 2015 from Stringray Lounge for an evening of 1959 classics with a live band, retro cocktail lounge and food stations. The Bazaar Dinner Package includes a glamorous dinner with VIP access to Stingray Lounge all night long.
Exploring distant destinations is fine for the jet setters, but the luggage required for glamour-zons just might limit jet setting celebrations.
Riverside, Fridays goes NYE Glamorpuss, offering glittering experiences with plenty of live entertainment: General, Dining with a two-course dinner and The Rock Star Package. Party like the proverbial and celebrate with Mumm Champagne, Heineken, Corona, Bacardi cocktails, premium spirits and hors d’oeuvres from the private room and balcony, amongst all the excitement of the fireworks spectacular.
Lennons Rooftop & Terrace Bar on the top of NEXT Hotel Brisbane will be an inner-city dazzling affair with a cocktail party by the pool under the fireworks and sky views. Go VIP and enjoy dinner beforehand at Lennons Restaurant & Bar.
Alternatively, Sofitel Brisbane Hotel has a range of NYE adventures with NYE at The Sofitel. There’s the seafood extravaganza at Thyme2, a candle lit dinner at Privé249 and Moët & Chandon New Year’s Eve Party at Cuvée Lounge.
Rydges South Bank Brisbane is Puttin On The Ritz with all the glitz of a classy rooftop party, a premium drink and canapés package and all the action of the fireworks from Level 12 of Rydges.
From The Valley, Elixir Rooftop Bar hosts their 2015 NYE Party, as the ultimate rooftop celebration with a premium drinks and canapés package.
At The Emporium Hotel, it’s NYE Old Hollywood Glamour for an elegant party in the the Cocktail bar.
At Limes Hotel Rooftop Bar, it’s all about Moët & Chandon with the Limes Rooftop Gold Party. Go for gold with the VIP Gold Package that includes three hours of top shelf beverages, canapés, and DJs with stellar sky views.
Further down Constance street, the best in house music comes to at Sway Cocktail Bar & Lounge with NYE Hedkandi White Glitter Ball. Glitter all night long when Chicago’s Alton Miller hits the decks for the best of the underground with Benn Hopkins and Flex Cop along for the ride.
Next door at TRYP Hotel Brisbane, UP On Constance has three hours of celebration to get through, with NYE at UP: it’s all about cocktails, live music from The Erin Fitzsimon Quartet and DJs Danny Cool and Gavin Boyd.
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If you’re the type who likes to eat dessert before dinner, then you’re likely to extend celebrations for 2015 well beyond midnight – the rest of the world is still celebrating after all.
Montague and Capulet introduce the day’s shenanigans with a champagne breakfast as Lemon & Lime presents the New Year’s Day Edition of Lè Froth. UK Master Funk D’Void and the top shelf of underground DJs play the ultimate urban garden party.
From Petrie Terrace, Statler & Waldorf Gastronomy Pub brings DJs, BBQ, fresh coconuts, slushies, beers and games to the yard for New Years Day Part 2.
Eatons Hill Hotel brings the biggest DJs in Australia for the ultimate New Years Day Foam Party featuring headliners The Stafford Brothers, Joel Fletcher, Timmy Trumpet, and DJanes Brooke Evers and Havana Brown.
From the archives: This is from our original site, MyCityLife, posted back on 18 December 2014