The countdown to 2018 is well underway, with revellers and partygoers already planning how they will see in the New Year. Where will you score your midnight smooch this New Year’s Eve? From traditional clubbing, to formal occasions and nineties parties, Fortitude Valley has got all bases covered to ensure your night exceeds your expectations. We’ve rounded up a list of top picks to hit up with the squad, making party prep that much easier.

Traditional club night
Consider yourself a disco diva? Why not party at The Met? The Valley icon is doing what they do best – raising the roof with a massive line-up of electronic talent, including international stars Enschway, Luude and Pleasurekraft! With tickets from just $50, you’ll gain access to three rooms of music and entertainment. VIP packages are also available to ensure your glass stays full all night long!

Over at long-time crowd favourite GPO, Bachie fans can live out their reality TV dreams at ‘The Final Rose Ceremony’! With a four hour all inclusive package, you’ll be treated to the best spirits, beer, wine, cocktails and canapés. End the year on a high as you boogie the night away - you could even walk away with that coveted white rose and a New Year’s kiss! Early bird tickets are just $95, so get in quick!

A very formal affair
Fancy a night of glitz, glamour and decadence? The good folk at Cloudland have got you covered! Famous for their annual New Year’s Eve soirees, this year Cloudland is putting on the Black & Gold Ball. For $149, you can nab yourself a ticket to the cocktail party where you’ll sip on the finest sparkling, wine, beer, basic spirits and an exclusive cocktail, shaken up by the venue’s experienced mixologists. With canapés galore, no reveller will go hungry! Still wanting more? Why not treat yourself to a $199 VIP ticket which includes Mumm champagne, Belvedere vodka and access to a private room and VIP bar. See you there!

The Palace Supper Club is a brand spankin’ new addition to the Valley’s list of high-end venues. This New Year’s Eve, they will be holding a ‘Stars under the Stars’ event where you can party, let loose and celebrate in style. With a bar, private booths and private rooms, you can mingle with the revellers or host a party with just your nearest and dearest. Cheers!

Nineties Night
Nostalgic for the nineties? Never fear, Retros is here! The venue will be pumping out the best tracks from this stellar decade, so rest assured you’ll be partying like it’s 1999! The crew at Retros are the masters of yesteryear celebrations, and this event is shaping up to be epic! For $89 plus a booking fee, you will have access to four hours of food, drinks and fun, so whip out your party pants and get set to boogie to the best old school jams! Psst – prizes for best dressed!

Free Festivities
The Foundry is throwing a party for all you freebie fanatics, but rest assured the experience will be priceless. With free entry and a free gift on arrival for those organised folk who register beforehand, this event is not to be missed! From early ‘til late, the venue will be pumping your favourite dance floor anthems. Get around it!