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Written by Cassandra Thomson - 12 March 2024

Sip, Sway, and Savour at the Best Venues for a Cocktail Party in Brisbane

Dive into the heart of Brisbane's cocktail scene with our curated guide to the most enchanting venues for your next soirée. From hidden tropical paradises to chic terraces overlooking the city's skyline, each spot boasts its unique charm and mixology magic. Whether you're planning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, our favourite selections promise unforgettable experiences. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmospheres, innovative drinks, and breathtaking settings that define Brisbane’s best cocktail party venues.

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1. The Club, Maggie May


For a vibrant cocktail party venue, "The Club" at Maggie May in Newstead is an exceptional choice. It's a blend of seventies style with a modern twist, featuring warm and energetic vibes accented by mustard, golden brown, and deep teal colours. This versatile function venue is suitable for both casual cocktail events and formal sit-down dinners. Ideal for a variety of events from birthdays to corporate gatherings, it promises an unforgettable experience for up to 120 guests.

2. NABU, Babylon Brisbane

Brisbane City

NABU at Babylon Brisbane offers a stunning riverside cocktail party venue spanning three levels, featuring multiple bars, terraces, and vibrant dining spaces. It's inspired by the ancient city of Babylon and is perfect for cocktail parties with up to 150 guests. With its location on the upper deck of Babylon Gardens, guests can enjoy uninterrupted views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge, making it an ideal choice for various events, including weddings, birthdays, corporate functions, and more.

3. Exclusive Hire, Hey Chica!

Fortitude Valley

If you're thinking big, Hey Chica! social club will bring Latin America directly to you and your company. Tucked away in Brunswick Street, the entire cocktail party venue can accommodate 450 standing and 80 seated, creating an authentic and sophisticated atmosphere. The vast variety of services offered by the locale makes it a no-brainer for a light-hearted function mixed with high energy, something to chill to, something to dance to and something to celebrate to.

4. Exclusive Hire, Purple Palm


Purple Palm brings a slice of Palm Springs to Woolloongabba, offering an open-air oasis ideal for cocktail parties. With its expansive skylights, plush seating, and vibrant greenery, it's a cocktail party venue that promises relaxation and enjoyment. Capable of hosting up to 80 guests, it's perfect for a range of events, from casual get-togethers to elegant celebrations. The function venue's outdoor space, natural light, and close proximity to transport make it an attractive option for any occasion.

5. Exclusive Hire, Knowhere Brisbane

Spring Hill

Knowhere Brisbane, located in Spring Hill, is a charming versatile cocktail party venue that caters to a wide range of events, from corporate gatherings all the way to private celebrations. With a capacity of up to 100 guests, it features a private staircase, its own cocktail bar, and an array of facilities including air conditioning and audio equipment. This function venue is perfect for those looking to host an event in a private, yet stylish setting.

The best cocktail party venues to hire in Brisbane

Finding the perfect Brisbane cocktail party venue shouldn't be a chore. Let HeadBox bring you the very best Brisbane has to offer in beautiful cocktail party venues available to hire. From rooftop bars to underground venues, hidden speakeasies to famous cocktail bars with the best mixologists – hire out your own room, or even the entire venue, without any hassle. Brisbane has an unbeatable cocktail scene and a range of stunning venues to enjoy. Take a look at the top selections below, or let us know what you're looking for and we'll make sure the perfect cocktail party venues reach out to you.

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