Top 5 Picks for New Year’s Eve at Fortitude Valley

Staying in town for the rest of the holidays? Check out these five stellar options for celebrating New Year’s Eve in and around Fortitude Valley.

Whether 2019 has been your best year or the worst one yet, New Year’s Eve, and the promise of new beginnings that it brings, is still an occasion worth celebrating.

If you happen to be staying in town and you still don’t have a NYE event lined up, here is a list of our top picks a Valley celebration you won’t soon forget.

1. Rico Bar and Dining

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Welcome 2020 with one of the newest dining spots at Eagle Street Pier, Rico Bar and Dining.

Despite being new to the scene, Rico Bar and Dining has already been making a name for itself  for its sophisticated (and delicious!) menu and one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor dining experience.

Whether you’re in for a casual meal or a romantic, sit-down date, Rico is undoubtedly one of your best choices.

“Friendly staff, great service and food was delicious. Located by the River with fantastic views. Would recommend and will be back again.”

Lyndel Tarr, Facebook

“This new restaurant is nothing but PERFECTION. Thank you to your professional staff and house manager who treated us so warmly. Everything we had to eat and drink was delicious, nothing to fault. The views are breathtakingly beautiful and you nailed your decor. I can’t wait to come back and enjoy RICO again. Well done to you all.”

Silvia Arquiola, Facebook

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with flavour at Rico Bar and Dining over a feast of shared plates, Latin-inspired three-course meal, and overflowing drinks at the bar.

Rico’s NYE dinner has two seating times—an a la carte menu from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., and a three-course set price menu for $110pp at 8:00 p.m.

To book your slot for a sit-down meal or a spot with a view for New Year’s Eve at Rico Bar and Dining, click here.

2. Cloudland

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Cloudland’s New Year’s Eve Ball is all about the glitz and glamour. If you’re in the mood to socialise, party, eat, drink, and dance the night away, then this place is for you!

Choose between the the Crystal Garden Soiree ($149pp), Elyx Cocktail Lounge ($199pp), and the “Play Among the Stars” VIP Ball Experience ($199pp), all of which are served with premium food and drinks, plus a jam-pack lineup of entertainment for the entire night. 

Cloudland’s Elyx Cocktail Lounge and VIP Ball will also be serving up fresh oysters at the bar and free-flowing champagne and Belvedere Vodka to all its guests.

Visit Cloudland’s New Year’s Eve Ball 2019 for bookings and more information.

3. Baedeker

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Get ready to be transported back in time as Baedeker Winer Bar is transformed into a lavish, seductive and secretive 1920s speakeasy for New Year’s Eve.

All guests are invited to dress in their finest 1920s-inspired attire as they are ushered towards the hidden bar and be taken back in time through a night of jazz, cocktails, burlesque, immersive theatre scenes and dancing, and more.

The Baedeker Speakeasy is open for guests who are 18 years old and above only. Admission costs $220pp. To book your ticket, click here.

4. Za Za Ta

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Experience Za Za Ta’s soulful blend of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist for New Year’s Eve. This new eatery is having two dinner settings, both of which are specially put together by Za Za Ta’s head chefs Roy Ner and Daria Manca.

First dinner setting costs $109pp. This includes Za Za Ta’s Feasting Menu and a glass of Moet Champagne. Dinner slot for this ticket is from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Second dinner setting costs $149pp. This includes Za Za Ta’s Feasting Menu and a 3 hour special beverage Package. Dinner slot for this ticket begins 8:30 p.m. onwards.

Visit Za Za Ta’s eventbrite page to secure your seats and for more information about their NYE offerings.

5. Altitude at Foresters

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at one of Brisbane’s most exclusive rooftop bars, Altitude Bar at Foresters.

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From 8:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. all guests will get to enjoy a 5-hour food and beverage package, this includes an assortment of canapes, a wide selection of beers, wines and cocktails, plus a glass of champagne to clink on by midnight to celebrate the start of the new decade.

For more fun and entertainment, Altitude Bar will also be having groovy beats played by invited DJs under the starry night sky. And as an added bonus for all, the bar has an enviable skyline view that gives all guests an automatic front row view of the fireworks display happening on New Year’s Eve.

Ticket price for this event varies from $48pp to $156pp. Click here to book your spot for Altitude Bar’s NYE celebration.