On Saturday 30th of September, Brisbane’s skies will light up once again for the annual Riverfire fireworks spectacular. 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Riverfire Festival and there’s no better way to experience the event than at at one of Brisbane’s many riverside venues.
Here’s our top picks for the best venues in Brisbane to enjoy a night of eating, drinking, and of course fireworks, with a group of friends:
In terms of location, Jade Buddha has to be one of the best spots to take in the sights of Riverfire. With views spanning from the Story Bridge around to the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, you won’t miss any of the fireworks action whilst enjoying their East meets West fusion menu.
Eleven Rooftop Bar is set back from the river on Ann Street Fortitude Valley, however still enjoys 270 degree views of the city and the open design ensures you’ll see all of the action along the river. Eleven transitions into a cultured bar of an evening so make sure you dress to impress.
Situated at Eagle Street Pier and boasting uninterrupted views of the Story Bridge, Mr & Mrs G Riverbar is a stylish wine bar, perfect for a sophisticated evening of Chateau Wines, Tapas & fireworks.
South Bank boasts a number of excellent venues for taking in the sights of Riverfire and Stokehouse Q is at the top of that list. Perched right on the river, you’re in for a stylish yet casual evening enjoying their contemporary mediterranean menu whilst enjoying front row seats to the fireworks.
Another gem situated right on the river at Riparian Plaza, Madame Wu serves up modern Asian fusion in an exotic atmosphere. With a resident Sommelier & Mixologist, dining at Madam Wu for the Riverfire spectacular is truly an experience for all of your senses.
The BlackBird Bar and Grill rounds out our list of the best venues to take in Riverfire 2017, with their locally sourced produce, world class chefs & carefully matched wine selection making The BlackBird a local favourite amongst inner city dwellers. To top things off, you’ll enjoy perhaps the best view of the Story Bridge available, making for a perfect location to enjoy Riverfire.