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Siesta, fiesta, MARGARITA 🍸
That’s what’s on the agenda here at Riverbar for National Margy Day on Thursday, February 22. But because one day of celebrating one of the world’s favourite cocktails just isn’t enough, we’re extending the festivities to give you Riverbar Margy Month 👏
End the working week at Riverbar with sensational sips and a live DJ by the river to kickstart your weekend. DJs will play from 5 pm till late each week.
The best place to be for a Saturday night boogie! The buzzing atmosphere created by our live DJ will have you cheers-ing all night long.
Join us by the river and wind down with a glass or two of wine in hand while listening to our acoustic sessions from 1 pm - 5 pm every Sunday.
BRISBANE'S HOME OF THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Fans who couldn't get down to Melbourne for the tennis season said hello to Brisbane’s Home of the Australian Open from January 14 to 28. Riverbar & Kitchen expanded out into the plaza to celebrate the nation’s favourite summer sport thanks to Peroni.
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2023
We welcomed 2024 at the House of Disco, featuring 180-degree views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge, DJs spinning disco tunes, sensational food and drinks and a prime fireworks spot.
We turned Riverbar & Kitchen into Rivergarden, a lush inner-city, riverside oasis from October 3 to November 21. And we partnered with Chandon Garden Spritz to bring you the perfect sips to complement those Sunset Sessions.
MELBOURNE CUP AFTER PARTY
Carry on your Melbourne Cup celebrations late into the evening with Riverbar's epic after party! Kicking off from 2.05pm, join us riverside for sips and snacks from our new spring menu and boogie the night away with our live DJ on the decks as soon as the race finishes. Walk-ins welcome, see you there.
MELBOURNE CUP 2023
Giddy up for Melbourne Cup at Brisbane's urban oasis in the city! The race that stops the nation is fast approaching and, this year, Riverbar is going bigger and better than ever. Rally your crew and saddle up for an epic day on the river as we broadcast the highly anticipated race live and loud on our big screens.
RIVERBAR SUNDAY SESSIONS
Every Sunday in September, we served up brilliant bites and buckets of Balter Cerveza with live music playing from 1pm to 5pm.
NIGHTFALL & NEON
We created the ultimate neon playground for adults by lighting up our nighttime program to provide guests with endless opportunities to indulge.
In partnership with Bombay Sapphire, a culmination of light, music, and creative ideas descended on everyone's favourite riverside venue from June 23 through to July 30 for six weeks of live music, roaming entertainment, grammable moments and the perfect excuse to party the night away.
END OF FINANCIAL YEAR
Gather your team and get ready to celebrate in style at Riverbar & Kitchen with sweeping views of the Story Bridge and Brisbane River!
We have incredible functions packages available from just $20 per person, and as an added bonus, any party of 30 or more who books by June 30 will receive two complimentary bottles of Chandon Garden on arrival!
MOTHER'S DAY 2023
Looking for the perfect way to spoil your Mum or mother figure this Mother's Day? Show her how much you care the best way we know how; with great food and sweeping views of the Brisbane River!
ANZAC DAY 2023
Perfect for those who had finished marching down Adelaide Street and were looking for the perfect way to continue celebrating and commemorating those who have served our country. We were so excited for our ANZAC Day celebrations to be back to full scale in 2023 and bigger than ever!
We were all about music in March. We're talking fresh tracks and fresh tunes, paired with Riverbar's epic views and even better eats. We also hosted vinyl markets in venue every Sunday!
WORLD MARGY WEEK
National Margy day fell on Wednesday, February 22 in 2022. But because one day of celebrating one of the world's favourite cocktails just wasn't enough, we extended the festivities to give you Riverbar Margy Week 👏
BRISBANE'S HOME OF THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Can't get down to Melbourne for the tennis season? Be sure to catch all the energy of Australia's favourite summer sport when Riverbar & Kitchen transforms into Brisbane's Home of the Australian Open thanks to Peroni!
NEW YEARS DAY 2023
With January 1 also being International Bloody Mary Day, we are taking things to the next level with Bloody Mary cocktail jugs topped with rasher bacon! Pair this with some epic live music and free entry for all, this is the perfect way to keep the party going!
NEW YEARS EVE 2023
With 180 degree views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge, there is no better place to tune into the new year than Riverbar's House of Disco! If you're as ready to wave goodbye to 2022 as we are, join us to dance the night away under the stars (and the disco balls, of course).
RIVERBAR + KITCHEN TURNS 10
We said cheers to 10 amazing years of Riverbar + Kitchen with an epic party palooza from Thursday, December 8 to Sunday, December 11. And it kicked off a month-long celebration of birthday margaritas, eats and beats!
Melbourne Cup 2022
Giddy up for Melbourne Cup at Brisbane's urban oasis in the city!
Join us at the newly reinvigorated Riverbar + Kitchen to watch the race that stops the nation, and to indulge in our delicious new menu against the best backdrop Brisbane has to offer.
Margs by the river? Yes please! To celebrate National Margarita Day, we shook up a special margarita menu featuring a watermelon and yuzu margarita, classic marg, and our spicy piná margarita!
THE HOUSE OF PERONI
From December to February, Riverbar was transformed into The House of Peroni for three months of art, fashion, live music, and live screening of the Australian Open in our pop-up plaza!
Valentine's Day weekend was spent sipping on our special Made You Blush share cocktail while enjoying the most romantic views in the city!
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2021
Out with the old and in with the new, we celebrated the end of 2021 under the stars surrounded by stunning city and river views. Party people were treated to the best seats in the house to enjoy the fireworks display, while sipping on delicious cocktails and tasty eats from our menu!
Riverbar transformed to a garden oasis in the middle of the city and treated guests to a Chandon Garden experience! We served up a special menu of Chandon Garden Spritz-based cocktails, perfect for sipping on while the warmer weather crept up on us. What's more, a Spruced with Spritz high tea was available for guests to enjoy a generous selection of sweet and savoury canapés paired with their choice of Chandon Garden Spritz cocktail for just $50pp.
MELBOURNE CUP 2021
What better place to celebrate the race that stops the nation that by the water at Riverbar! On Tuesday, November 2, guests indulged in standard and premium food and drinks packages whilst enjoying the lush surroundings of our Chandon Garden with a Chandon Garden Spritz in hand!
We celebrated biggest night in Brisbane enjoying the best views of the Story Bridge and the Brisbane River, live entertainment, prime viewing of the fireworks display, and great vibes with friends.
LET SPRING BE-GIN
We celebrated the start of spring with a limited edition Bombay Sapphire cocktail menu. Feature gin towers and DIY cocktails, it was the perfect way to enjoy the warmer days. Riverfire guests were also treated to the special menu while taking in the sights of the fireworks.
From July 1 until September 14, we heated things up with our very own Winter Lodge! Guests cozied up by the river with luxurious fire pits, faux fur throws, soul-warming Aperol cocktails, refreshing 4 Pine, and deliciously decadent dishes like 4 Pines-infused cheese fondue, DIY s'mores and a Winter Feast.
DINE BNE CITY
From May 13 to 30, Riverbar & Kitchen was thrilled to participate in Dine BNE City. To celebrate all that the Brisbane dining scene has to offer, we put on an offer of our own: delicious pork baos and a thirst-quenching beverage to go with.
SEA TO THE CITY
On Sunday 30 May, we welcomed the return of Sea to the City! We had the pleasure of participating in this Bug and Oyster Trail serving up a delicious seafood menu including Sydney rock oysters and Moreton Bay bug to name a few...
TACOS + MARGYS
May was filled with Tacos + Margys here at Riverbar! We celebrated with a brand new margarita menu plus the tastiest fish tacos in town. Our favourite was the Sir Tom’s Senorita margy made from Patron Silver, Pineapple, Lime, Agave.
MOTHER'S DAY 2021
On Sunday 9 May, guests treated their mums, grannys, friends and anyone they loved to an indulgent afternoon tea overlooking the water. Our special menu included cakes, tarts, sliders, scones and so much more. Plus we threw in a glass of Chandon. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about next year.
For this special summer event Riverbar expanded to create an extra pop-up plaza on the waters edge throughout January and February 2021. The Australian Open played live on the big screens and we had a Peroni bar cart ready to serve ice cold beers all day long alongside a beautiful apertivo menu.
BRAMBLE IN BLOOM
We celebrated the peak of spring with Bramble in Bloom and our friends at Bombay Bramble . The Riverbar beer garden was completely transformed into a blooming floral hideaway running from Wednesday 14 October to Sunday 29 November. It was epic and we hope to do it again!
We are bringing Cuba to Brisbane this March along with all of the flavour, rhythm and colour that come along with it, as our NEW Cuban Nights pop-up comes to life!
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2020
Set on the sparkling Brisbane River, Riverbar & Kitchen hosted New Year’s Eve Under The Stars! It was an epic party on the water counting down to midnight with Summer cocktails, DJs, delicious food and drinks menus and the best view in the city.
We celebrate, honour and remember the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought bravely for our country.
WEEKENDS AT RIVERBAR
When you think about all the things that make up a perfect weekend what do you think of? Find out why we tick all the boxes.
MELBOURNE CUP 2020
It is the race that stops a nation, and this year at Riverbar & Kitchen we have you covered for all your Melbourne Cup celebrations.
HOW TO SOUND FANCY WHEN ORDERING WINE
Check out our guide on how to sound fancy when drinking and ordering wine so you can impress your friends.
HOW TO THROW AN EPIC HEN'S PARTY
Do you have a special hen in your life and are looking for the perfect way to spoil her? We have the perfect guide on how to throw an epic hen’s party.
OUR 3 FAVE INGREDIENTS FOR WINTER
What’s one of the best things about the cooler weather? A tasty winter warmer menu that showcases some of the best produce we can get our hands on.
5 REASONS TO EAT UNDER THE STARS
We believe eating under the stars has got to be good for your soul.
AN UNBEATABLE WAY TO START YOUR DAY
We have a brand new breakfast menu where the dishes range from nutritious to naughty, and the coffee comes out exactly how you ordered it - quick, hot and delicious!
Our events will go ahead rain, hail or shine. The only time an event will be cancelled and refunds issued is due to safety concerns instructed by Police.