Are you looking for a cocktail party venue to host your next birthday, Christmas party, product launch or special milestone and need some help? Why not let us make the process of finding your perfect venue easier! We have a large range of venues in our collection that would be perfect for hosting your next event.

Whether you’re looking for a rooftop to capture the summer sunsets overlooking the river-city, or something a bit more intimate to party the night away, we’ve collated some of our favourite cocktail party venues to help you to find the perfect spot for your next event! 

Iris Terraza, Iris Rooftop

  • Venue: Iris Rooftop
  • Address: 458 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

A Mediterranean oasis in the clouds, capturing the impressive sights of the Brisbane City Skyline, New Farm, Fortitude Valley and beyond.

This rooftop destination is sure to take your breath away. Escape the streets below and relax in private cabanas, dine in the restaurant or soak up the rays pool side.

Boasting breathtaking views of the Story Bridge, Brisbane City Skyline and beyond, this space is the ultimate location for your next event whether it is private dining, networking night or a special occasion.

Mr. Mista

  • Venue: Mr Mista
  • Address: 757 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

Located in the heart of Fortitude Valley, Mr. Mista is Brisbane’s very own L.A. Lounge Bar that caters for people who love an elegant dining experience but love to party.

For casual cocktail style parties, our Massage Lounge offers adequate seating as well as standing space for guests to mingle and enjoy your event.

Our luxurious velvet Massage Lounge space is ideal to entertain small or medium sized groups in either a casual or dining format. Perfect for cocktail parties, corporate functions, Christmas parties or birthday celebrations!

See how this space could work for your Christmas party by taking the virtual tour.

Queensland Cricketers Club

  • Venue: Queensland Cricketers Club
  • Address: Gabba Towers, 411 Vulture St, East Brisbane QLD 416
  • Capacity: 400
  • Event/Type: Conference, Private Dining, Parties, Networking

An elegant space within the Club, the Mirror Room, duly named because of the mirrored wall reflecting the picturesque Gabba grounds from every angle, is the perfect intimate space for your next event.

Located within 5km from Brisbane’s CBD, this space is suitable for private cocktail events of up to 100, sit down lunches or dinners of 60 or boardroom style events of 20. The Mirror Room boasts floor to ceiling view of the Gabba stadium, an 85″ multimedia screen perfect for your corporate conferencing needs, plus its own private cocktail bar ready to shake & stir your event to new levels!

The Parlour, La Costa

  • Venue: La Costa
  • Address: Shop 1/209 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Capacity: 90
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

A place for amore, for friends, for celebrations and for contemplation of all that beauty. Located on the first floor of The La Costa building, The Parlour delivers a coastal oasis of never-ending possibilities where people can drink and celebrate day or night in Riviera style.

Sitting side-by-side with La Costa, The Parlour is a glam, Gulf of La Spezia-inspired cocktail bar, adorned with curved booths, cocktail trolleys, vintage photos and marble tiles, all of which create a setting you’d almost expect to find Ernest Hemingway or Virginia Woolf—regular holidayers in the Gulf of La Spezia when it peaked in the 50s—sitting in.

Available for large group bookings and partial and full exclusive use with one step in, guests are immediately transported to the sunny Italian seaside, no matter the season.

Piano Bar Emporium Hotel

  • Venue: Emporium Hotel
  • Address:  267 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
  • Capacity: 80
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

Oozing style, old-school elegance and serving cocktails both classic and new, Emporium’s Piano Bar can fit 100 guests standing cocktail style.

Perfect for private parties, corporate functions, elegant celebrations and pre or post event drinks. Treat your guests to a cocktail masterclass or High Tea to make your event even more unforgettable.

Piano Bar features decorative glass walls, lush, visually distinct fabric and leather seating, grand piano, a magnificent curved bar, custom-made chandelier and a 5.4m LED screen.

Emporium Hotel South Bank combines award-winning style and service with exquisitely designed, bespoke events spaces.

The River Room Customs House

  • Venue: Customs House
  • Address: 399 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 200
  • Event/Type: Networking, Party, Private Dining

The River Room is located on the River Level of Customs House which was once part of the Queen’s warehouse. This impressive event space has been recently refurbished to combine state of the art technology with contemporary styling.

The River Room has marvellous views of the Story Bridge and provides direct access to the terrace overlooking the Brisbane River. This room can accommodate groups for a range of functions and events due to its operable walls.

Customs House is one of Brisbane’s premier function venues that is sure to impress your guests. The River Room is an ideal space for a corporate function, presentation, networking event, private celebration or wedding.

See how this space could work for your Christmas party by taking the virtual tour.

Main Stage, Smoked Garage

  • Venue: Smoked Garage
  • Address: 126 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • Standing Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Weddings

Smoked Garage is a beautiful 100 year old building, right in the heart of Fortitude Valley. Offering a unique venue that is ideal for weddings, gigs, private & business events and conference room meetings.

Smoked Garage’s Main Stage is truly remarkable with walls draped in French flora and fauna wallpaper, rustic furniture, exposed ceilings, and timeless black and white mosaic tiles and marble bar tops. Suitable for large and small events.

Smoked Garage is a world class function venue offering a truly unique and memorable experience. The historic building located in the heart of Brisbane features custom rustic furniture and walls draped in flora and fauna for an intimate setting to share the happiest moments of your life with your family, friends and colleagues.

Garden of Ehden

Garden of Ehden
  • Venue: Ehden Bar and Kitchen
  • Address: 400 Montague Rd, West End QLD 4101
  • Capacity: 65
  • Event Type: Networking, Christmas Parties, Weddings

Ehden Bar and Kitchen is West End ‘s newest and most exciting bar, restaurant & function destination showcasing not only delicious but photo-worthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes. With three beautiful areas to choose from, they can cater for up to 300 people & will find the perfect indoor, alfresco or even secret underground space for your special occasion.  

‘The Garden’ offers the perfect setting for engagements, wedding ceremony and reception, baby shower, birthday celebrations, networking events or long lunches.

Set outdoors in a lush tropical environment, sip cocktails and dine in your own exclusive garden oasis with up to 65 of your guests for your next Christmas party.

See how this space could work for your Christmas party by taking the virtual tour.

The Brasserie, The Lord Alfred

  • Venue: Lord Alfred
  • Address: 68 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane City QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 20
  • Event/Type: Cocktail Parties, Networking, Private Dining

The Brasserie at The Lord Alfred is the perfect spot for an afternoon get together or lunch gathering. This beautiful terraced room with glass walls is wrapped in greenery providing a tropical and elegant backdrop.

Relax with a glass of champagne and choose from the many shared plates in The Brasserie’s sheltered setting with large fans turning from the high set ceiling.

The Brasserie’s outdoor space is perfect for private pre-game drinks, corporate functions, birthdays, and Christmas parties.

At The Lord Alfred, you will find a space that suits any occasion. This grand old girl has been restored, taking care to retain the heritage of years gone past, allowing you to step back in time but enjoy all the services & amenities of today.

Public Bar, The Trans Hotel

  • Venue: Trans Hotel
  • Address: 482 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 110
  • Event Type: Networking, Cocktail Parties, Weddings

If you’re thinking of a cozy place to enjoy a beer then the Public bar is just what you had in mind.

Sometimes you don’t need the fuss, you’re after the tried and true. Pouring the local XXXX range and the other greats from around Australia.

Conveniently located in Brisbane’s CBD across from Roma Street Station, The Transcontinental Hotel is a beautiful old Queensland pub that has been trading for 130 years.

Choose the Public Bar at The Trans for your next social event, party or work drinks!

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  1. Who can use HeadBox?

Anyone! Whether you’re a corporate booker looking for a private dining room, meeting room, Christmas or EOFY party venue or you’re a social booker looking for the perfect spot to host your birthday party, hens night or wedding – HeadBox has you covered.

  1. What is HeadBox?

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3. How do I submit an event brief?

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