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Party Like It’s 2020

Story: Hellen White
Nov 22, 2019
Happy New Year! 

The end of another decade; how will you ring in the New Year? Here are ideas for a memorable end to 2019 and a fabulous start to 2020.


Ariba! Come along for a fabulous night of Cuban entertainment. The hotel is having a Havana night. Think tropical attire, fedoras and white shirts for the guys, mojitos and Chef Richard’s famous Cuban Mojo Chicken.

Four-piece Cuban band, Cubaneia, will be playing from 8pm until the midnight countdown. For the young at heart, learn the basics of Latin dances from Mivida Movement of the My Little Havana Dance Company from 7.30.

Lucinda Dowling-Black, hotel director, said, “Fun dance lessons will be in the main bar.”

“The event is free; no tickets required. However, if you are staying for dinner, it would be highly recommended to make a table reservation. However, if you are just wanting to drop in for a drink, watch the band and hit the dancefloor, no reservations are required.”

The hotel is licensed until 2am.

118 Eagle Terrace, Sandgate


The Brighton Hotel is kicking off the festivities with a New Year’s themed trivia night and the chance to win $500! Wouldn’t that be a great start 2020 with?

Charlie’s Bistro will be open from 5.30 till 9pm. Trivia will kick off at 7.30. With $500 worth of prizes and give-aways, it’s worth honing your trivia knowledge.

Then dance the year away with house music, before raising a ruckus with whistles, poppas and blowers at midnight, and a glass of bubbles, on the house. Accommodation is available, should you want to party hard.

The hotel is open for normal trading on New Year’s Day, for recovery in airconditioned comfort.

196 Brighton Terrace, Brighton


Well another year has been and gone and what better way to see the year out than heading down to the Cardigan Bar with a few friends.  Why not order a delicious cheese platter to compliment your bubbles or cold beer!  As always, Free Entry

Here’s what to expect.

Cheese Platter and Wine special

Live solo performance by local favourite, Nicole Canaway.

DJ Olu makes his debut to bring in the New Year.  You can expect to hear (and dance) to all of the top hits from the last few decades.

2am Close

Venue owner, Brett Johnson, said, “This year we are quite excited to offer something different to other years.  We understand people may want to head into the city, so we have planned some artisan cheeses and live music in the early evening before they catch the train.”

198 Seymour Street, Sandgate


State of Appalachia will bring what they always bring; good times, great tunes and some American blue grass/country folk swagger. And a dance crowd.

The band has performed at the Sandgate several times now.

New Years Eve at the Sandgate will just be a casual fun affair. Great food to be eaten, beverages to be drunk and a dance to be had.

The event will start at 7pm
Free entry.
1 Bowser Parade, Sandgate