Quick Bites: New Year’s Eve 2011

How do you usually spend your NYE? Do you run around in a super hero costume and watch the fireworks (long story)? Do you burst your housemate’s bean bag and break a chair (another long story)? If you’re drawing a blank and are stuck for ideas, hopefully the below list will help you.



South Bank  – Once again, the sky will light up with the bursts of the South Bank fireworks. There will be two sessions – 8.30pm and midnight – and there are various vantage points in and around the city. Visit the South Bank website for more information.

$10 – $55


Archive – My favourite pub in Brisbane, and arguably home of the best beer list, is offering a Little Creatures-themed NYE party. Tickets ($56.10) will get you a three hour all-inclusive food and drink package, including brews like Bright Ale, Pale Ale, and Single Batch Big Dipper Double IPA. There will also be live entertainment, and some Little Creatures prizes up for grabs. This would definitely be my pick for NYE; Archive is the ideal location for a chilled out night. Check out Archive’s website for more info.
Zuri – Have you been a good boy this year? Who cares what Santa said – everyone’s welcome at Zuri’s Saints and Sinners NYE party. There’s a two course dinner option for $55, or regular entry to the club is $20. Visit Zuri’s website for more info.




South Bank Surf Club – There are a variety of packages to suit all price points at the Club, from a four-hour cocktail party and canapes ($120 per person), to a two course dinner and beverage package ($99 per person, $30 for kids), to the beefier three course dinner ($120 per person). This restaurant overlooks the river and South Bank beach, and was awarded ‘Best Casual Dining’ in the Queensland Food & Wine Guide Awards – so clearly, it would be an ideal venue to ring in 2012! You can book tickets online.


Birdee Num Nums – Be someone else for the night at Birdee’s – they’re throwing a masquerade party. Tickets are $91 and can be bought online. Babey Drew and Ivan Gough will also be DJing. I can’t say I’m cool enough to know who they are, but I’m sure they’re a hit. Time to get crafty with some masks…


Dragonfly – Masquerade seems to be a popular theme this year – Dragonfly in the CBD are also doing a masked party. $79 per head will get you a four-hour beverage package and Asian-inspired snacks. Bookings are essential, so contact Dragonfly at marketing@dragon-fly.com.au


Watt Restaurant & Bar – It’s about to get all exotic up in here. Watt will transform into an Arabian Nights NYE party, complete with belly dancers, fire eaters, and stilt walkers. There are two options available – a five course dinner ($99), or a cocktail  party ($75). To book, or for more information, visit this link.


Normanby – This sprawling pub and restaurant is offering quite a good deal for a New Year’s Eve party: four hours of basic spirits, Coronoas, Bundy Red, Smirnoff Red, other beers, and red wine and sparkling, and food, all for $79. Visit the Normanby’s website to buy tickets.


1 Response

  1. Little creatures party would be my choice. Sounds great!

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