Finally, it’s time to send off 2016 and welcome 2017 in style. Here are a few of our favourite spots in Brisbane that are rolling out the red carpet for New Year’s Eve.

Sazerac

99 Mary Street, Brisbane City

Bring in 2017 high above the city at this rooftop bar with spectacular views and live entertainment from guest host and singer Rachel Beck. For more info, visit sazeracbarbrisbane.com.

Sixteen Antlers

Corner of Ann & Roma Streets, Brisbane City

Spend your evening in the clouds and watch all the action from a bird’s eye view at Pullman Hotel’s rooftop bar when the City Hall Clock Tower winds its way into 2017. Enjoy six hours of premium food and drinks and live entertainment, all while admiring Brisbane’s skyline, 16 floors up. For more info, visit pullmanbrisbanekgs.com.au.

Eleven Rooftop Bar

757 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Perched eleven stories high, overlooking the Valley and City skyline, enjoy a Hot Havana NYE at Eleven with a four-hour summer canape and beverage package, including Cuban-inspired cocktails, champagne, premium wine, spirits and beer, as well as DJs, roving dancers and Cuban-inspired band Chukale. For more info visit elevenrooftopbar.com.au.

ARIA

1 Eagle Street, Eagle Street Pier

Boasting unparalleled views of the Story Bridge fireworks over the Brisbane river, ARIA is the perfect location to see off 2016 with a bang. Guests will enjoy a delicious menu curated by chef Matt Moran and head chef Ben Russell, while award-winning sommelier Ian Trinkle will be at the ready to recommend wine pairings perfectly matched with your meal. For more info, visit ariarestaurant.com.

Cha Cha Char

Waterfront Place, 5/1 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

Enjoy an à la carte menu by head chef Richard Brown with multiple sittings available from 5:30pm. Dine on the river with the ultimate flexibility and enjoy Cha Cha Char’s extensive wagyu and steak offering. For more info, visit chachachar.com.au.

e’cco bistro

100 Boundary Street, Brisbane

As one of only six restaurants in Brisbane with a coveted two hats, e’cco bistro is inviting guests to enjoy a unique New Year’s Eve tasting experience with menus by local legend Philip Johnson and head chef Simon Palmer. For more info, visit eccobistro.com.

Jellyfish

Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

Renowned for delicious seafood and Story Bridge views, Jellyfish are serving up their à la carte menu for New Year’s Eve. By head chef Sean Calliste, the menu celebrates the fresh flavours of summer and the sea. For more info, visit jellyfishrestaurant.com.au.

Regatta Hotel

543 Coronation Drive, Toowong

What better way to bring in the new year than with a mojito in one hand and a Moet in the other, dancing to the rhythm of Cuban swing at the Regatta Hotel? As well as a four-hour premium beverage package featuring Moet, mojitos, spirits and draught beer, tickets include canapes and a variety of Cuban-style street food stalls. For more info, visit regattahotel.com.au.

Breakfast Creek Hotel

2 Kingsford Smith Drive, Breakfast Creek

Have a Caribbean NYE at the world’s biggest rum bar, The Substation No. 41. Enjoy special cocktails prepared by rum experts, Caribbean-inspired meals, and live reggae and calypso music from Afrodisia. For more info, visit breakfastcreekhotel.com.

Emporium Hotel

1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Emporium’s Mumm at Midnight event invites guests to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with a live DJ and the venue’s signature cocktails, canapés and champagne, including a flute of Mumm champagne at midnight. For more info, visit emporiumhotels.com.au.

The Charming Squire

3/133 Grey Street, South Brisbane

The Squire’s Midnight Tropical Oasis party will ring in 2017 with cocktails in fresh coconuts, a seafood station and unlimited beverages for five hours. Count down to midnight on the big screens, and stay tuned for a special surprise at midnight! For more info, visit jamessquire.com.au.

Soleil Pool Bar

9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane

Soleil turns up the heat for A Night In Barcelona, bringing the flavours, atmosphere and passion of Spain to South Bank for the night. Enjoy a six-hour premium drinks package, pop-up bars, sumptuous canapés, Spanish-inspired and interactive food stations, live roving entertainment and a few surprises. For more info, visit soleilpoolbar.com.au.

Pig ‘N’ Whistle West End

Corner of Melbourne & Merivale Streets, West End

Take a step back in time to the decade of decadence and prosperity with the Pig ‘N’ Whistle’s Great Gatsby NYE Party. The venue will be decked out in black and gold, and guests are asked to wear their finest flapper dresses and tuxedos. For more info, visit brisbanetickets.com.au.

Madame Rouge Bar & Bistro

100 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley

For its first NYE event, the newly opened Madame Rouge Bar & Bistro will spoil and treat you to delicious French fare, tansporting you back to vintage Paris with cocktails, wines and a classic French menu. There are no minimum spends or packages, so you can enjoy Madame Rouge’s menu to your heart’s content. For more info, visit madamerougebistro.com.au.

Treasury Casino

130 William Street, Brisbane City

Treasury will see in the New Year with non-stop entertainment, from Ronda Rousey’s highly anticipated UFC comeback and Oz rock legend Jon Stevens in the LiveWire Bar to the stunning high-wire spectacle of the Aerial Angels three floors above the main gaming floor. You’ll also be able to tantalise your taste buds with spectacular à la carte and degustation menus in The Lab Restaurant & Bar, cradle a glass of Tanqueray while you get carried away by live smooth jazz sounds in The Kitty, and enjoy a variety of pop-up food stalls and bars around the casino. For more info, visit treasurybrisbane.com.au.

Riverbar & Kitchen

Riparian Plaza, Promenade Level, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

Brisbane’s riverfront party spot is hosting a tropical NYE to see off 2016 with non-stop music, a pop-up bar, cocktails and food that will knock your Hawaiian shirt right off. Wear your tropical best and dance the night away under the stars with sweeping views of the Story Bridge as your backdrop. For more info, visit riverbarandkitchen.com.au.

Atalanta

Shop 905/47, Hercules Street, Hamilton

Mediterranean restaurant Atalanta is hosting a tasty affair to see you partying well into the night at Portside Wharf. Their all-inclusive four hour cocktail party includes red and white wines, cocktails and tap beer, with substantial canapes to keep the party going until the fireworks spectacular at midnight. There’ll be a pop-up cocktail bar, marquee and entertainment, as well as an à la carte menu by head chef Dean Brewer for those who want to take it down a notch in Atalanta’s beautiful dining room. For more info, visit atalanta.com.au.

Darling & Co

157 Given Terrace, Paddington

Darling & Co will host an evening of delicious summer drinks, substantial food, entertainment and party vibes at their themed Yacht Party event, complete with sailor hats, ropes and anchors. Enjoy an all-inclusive five-hour affair with an array of beverages including Pina Coladas, Bellinis, premium spirits, beers and wines and food, including risotto stations and canapes as well as live entertainment. For more info, visit darlingpaddington.com.au.

Cobbler

7 Browning Street, West End

Dust off those flat caps and get into theme for Cobbler’s Peaky Blinders NYE! Yes, it’s an NYE party devoted to Peaky Blinders, the British show about a gang and their exploits following the first World War in Birmingham. Because, really, why not? Come dressed in your vintage kit and enjoy an all-inclusive four hour cocktail package including French champagne on arrival, beer, wine and sparkling all evening, and a whisky or cocktail on the hour, every hour. Food will be provided by Birds Nest Restaurant. For more info, visit cobblerbar.com.

Ole Restaurant

Little Stanley Street, South Brisbane

Enjoy a feast for the senses at Ole’s NYE fiesta with a four-course set menu featuring some of Ole’s most delicious Spanish tapas and share dishes, as well as an all-inclusive beverage package with full table service. There’ll be a DJ playing from 8pm and two sittings available, perfectly timed to watch the early fireworks or the midnight fireworks. For more info, visit olerestaurant.com.au.

Byblos

Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton

Raise your glasses under the starry sky and enjoy a night of delicious food, flowing beverages and the best beats. Aside from positioning you in a desirable riverside spot, your ticket will grant you a 5.5 hour premium drink package of cocktails, spirits, beet and wine, as well as plenty of delicious eats from the venue’s food stations. For more info, visit byblosbar.com.au.

Cruisers Cafe Bar and Grill

Portside Wharf, 7/39 Hercules St, Hamilton
Cruisers is offering two NYE packages — the early session includes a three-course meal and glass of bubbles, and the late session includes a three-course meal plus a beverage package with beer, wine, bubbles, apple cider and frozen Pina Colada. For more info, visit crusierscafebargrill.com.au.

Gusto da Gianni

Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton

Keep your stomach full with a three-course set menu filled with a selection of mouth-watering dishes, including pan seared Hervey Bay scallops, a rack of lamb with a fresh herbed crust and a traditional Italian cake. For more info, visit gustodagianni.com.

Sono Japanese Restaurant

Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton

Celebrate in traditional Japanese style with Sono’s specialty premium Saki, served hot, cold or at room temperature (or ditch tradition and celebrate with one of 1,800 bottles of wine available that have been sourced from France, Italy, Argentina and Japan). Enjoy dinner and a show while you watch the teppan-tricksters work their magic with a traditional teppanyaki session, available at either 6pm or 8:15pm. For more info, visit portsidewharf.com.au.

Mucho Mexicano South Bank

15 Little Stanley Street, South Brisbane

Say ‘hola’ to Mucho Mexicano’s summer menu, featuring their own twist on Mexican cuisine. There are two sittings available (both timed to coincide with the fireworks); the first sitting offers a flexible à la carte menu from 6pm and the second offers a seven-course tasting menu and a premium beverage package. For more info, visit muchomexicano.com.au.

Where will you be celebrating New Year’s Eve? Let us know in the comments below!