Cup Day Events Melbourne

Melbourne Cup Day from the YarrahorseshoeThe Melbourne Cup stops not only Melbourne but also the rest of Australia.  But it is in Melbourne where the race is run that so many events and things are happening to excite the senses!  Just as the gorgeous backdrop of the Maribyrnong River gives depth to Flemington the Yarra River in Melbourne is abuzz as a centre of activity during Melbourne Cup Weekend.

It is Spring time in Melbourne for the first Tuesday in November and fashion, fillies and colts are key talking points as well as what will you be doing before, during and after the big horse races.  Yes... it's all about a horse race, but with so much going on it's easy to forget it's not just one big party! The night before is Cup Eve with lots of great parties at venues and then of course if you are not at the course there are some many options for Melbourne Cup Lunch at super restaurants and venues all over Melbourne.  Finally there are the after party options to dance the night away.

We have compiled some great ideas for your Melbourne Cup Day!  We hope you back a winner!

Cup Day Events - Eve, Lunch and After Party Venues in Melbourne

Restaurants and venue ideas for your Cup Day in Melbourne. So if you can't be at Flemington for the race then you can still have fun and even feel like you are there!

  • Melbourne Cup at The Bourke St Imperial

    The Bourke St Imperial

    Melbourne / 03 9810 0062

    Cup Day on the Rooftop

    Catch some sun and enjoy all the race day action on the rooftop at the Imperial. With all the racing LIVE on the jumbo tron you wont miss a thing as you try out the new spring spritz menu.

    Spring Spritz Menu - $16 each

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  • Melbourne Cup Day at the Stamford Plaza Melbourne

    Stamford Plaza Melbourne

    Melbourne / 03 9659 1592

    Melbourne Cup Breakfast

    Be treated to a sparkling breakfast this Cup Day at Harry's Restaurant inside the Stamford Plaza. You'll be indulged with 2 hours of free flowing Lois sparkling wine, plus oysters, deli counter, decadent chocolate fountain and more. The perfect start before heading off to Flemington.

    Cup Day Breakfast: $65 per person

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  • Wharf Hotel

    Melbourne / 03 9810 0097

    Spring Racing

    The Wharf will be sweeping into action this Melbourne Cup Day with big live action screens making sure you catch all the Flemington winners. There will be cup sweeps and later live music.  Full A La Carte menu available from 12pm.

    Race Day Action LIVE on the Big Screens

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  • Cup Day at The Albion Rooftop

    The Albion Rooftop

    South Melbourne / 03 9645 5277

    Melbourne Cup Bubbles & Blossoms

    Get in the spirit and don your racing finery this Cup Day at the Albion Rooftop. Watch the races LIVE on the screens. Be treated to free flowing bubbles, beers and blossom cider plus canapes. Take part in the sweeps, get your hair and make up touched up and be entertained by LIVE music.

    Tickets from $90

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  • Melbourne Cup Day with Casaloca

    DaHa Penthouse

    Melbourne / 0435 429 622

    Casaloca Penthouse Summer Sessions | Melbourne Cup Day

    Dance the night away after the big race with this fantastic summer session. Enjoy a presecco on arrival and 2 hours of canapes (4:30-6:30pm) plus an amazing array of Melbourne's best DJs helping you party into the night. Don't miss the spectacular view of sunset.

    Tickets: $35pp ($50 at the Door)

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  • Hopscotch

    Southbank / 03 9810 0099

    Spring Racing at Hopscotch

    Fuel up at Hopscotch this Spring Racing Carnival. Be entertained with LIVE Music on all the major race days. Enjoy all the major race days LIVE on the Big Screens throughout the venue. With DJ's into the night on Cup Eve, Cup Day and Stakes Day

    Make a booking

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  • Harlow

    Richmond / 03 9810 0082

    Melbourne Cup Day

    Harlow is bringing out the glam this Melbourne Cup Day. Enjoy Sweepstakes and Prizes for Best (& worst) Dressed. Plus the big race LIVE and Loud on the screens followed by a DJ music to get the party going. A la carte menu also available.

    Bottomless Bevvies + Shared Snacks - $55

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  • Spring Functions at Ludlow

    Ludlow Bar & Dining Room

    Southbank / 03 9699 1676

    Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon

    Ludlow is situated in Southbank right on the Yarra River and is the perfect venue for your Cup Day Fix. Enjoy a 3 course Luncheon and Drinks Package and Watch all the races LIVE on the screens. With sweeps & prizes for best dressed also on offer.

    Luncheon Package: $85

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  • Melbourne Cup at Young & Jackson

    Young & Jackson

    Melbourne / 03 9650 3884

    Melbourne Cup Day at Y & J

    This Cup Day leave the busy streets of Melbourne behind and head in to Young and Jackson. Enjoy Sweeps & LIVE Entertainment. Plus all the races LIVE on the Big Screens. An iconic Melbourne race at an Iconic Melbourne Venue.

    Full TAB Facilities | LIVE Entertainment

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  • Cup Day at the Prahran Hotel

    Prahran Hotel

    Prahran / 03 9529 2168

    Melbourne Cup Banquett Lunch

    Enjoy all the Melbourne Cup Racing LIVE and LOUD at the Prahran Hotel. With 15 Plasma screens thoughout the venue you wont miss a minute of the action.

    Lunch Banquet with Drink on Arrival

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  • Cup Day at Amora Hotel Riverwalk

    Amora Hotel Riverwalk

    Richmond / 03 9246 1211

    Melbourne Cup Accommodation

    Travel in style this Melbourne Cup Day and stay at the luxurious Amora Hotel Riverwalk. If your planning on spending the day at the races it's just an easy tram ride to the Flinders St Station and then to Flemington by Train.

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  • Spring Racing Carnival at BearBrass


    Southbank / 03 9682 3799

    Spring Racing Carnival

    Race into BearBrass throughout the Spring Carnival from breakfast to dinner. Joini in the celbrations, kick back with a furphy and watch all the Big Races LIVE on the screens.

    Open for Breakfast on all the Big Race Days

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  • Spring Racing at Fargo & Co

    Fargo & Co

    Richmond / 03 9810 0077

    Spring Racing at Fargo & Co

    Enjoy the Spring Races with your friends at Fargo and Co. There's lots on offer during throught the race days with bottomless brunches & post race parties on select days. Plus for the Melbourne Cup enjoy a host of packages and activities including sweepstakes and prizes for best dressed.

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  • Cup Weekend & Cup Eve Party at Temperance Hotel

    Temperance Hotel

    South Yarra / 03 9827 7401

    Melbourne Cup Day Lunch

    Race into the Temperance Hotel this Cup Day and indulge in a 2 course lunch. Enjoy watching all the races live on the screens throughout the venue with excellent prizes to be won on the day. Bookings from 12pm.

    2 Course Lunch - $60 per person

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  • Spring Carnival at Platform 28

    Platform 28

    Docklands / 03 9670 9933

    Spring Carnival at Platform 28

    Head into Platform 28 this Spring Carnival for some great offers. Enjoy a 2 hour Bubbles and Brunch package on Derby Day and for Ladies Day a 3 course lunch for the fillies with glass of champagne on arrival.

    Derby Day Bubbles & Brunch: $60

    Oaks Day Ladies Lunch: From $90

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  • Cup Day Eve at the Garden State Hotel

    Garden State Hotel

    Melbourne / 03 8396 5777

    Cup Day Eve

    Victorian's love a public holiday and what better than Cup Day. Get a head start on the day off and head in to the Garden State Hotel on Cup Day Eve for Drinks and Music and Party into the night.

    DJs from 9pm

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  • Cup Day at the Espy

    Hotel Esplanade

    St Kilda / 03 9534 0211

    Cup Day Lunch at Mya Tiger

    Not heading to the races? Enjoy a Cup Day Lunch at the Espy's Mya Tiger restaurant. Be treated to a banquet featuring eight of Chef Chan's favourites. Plus a champagne on arrival and all the races screened LIVE.

    Cup Day Lunch: $89

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  • Melbourne Cup Day at Turf

    Turf Sports Bar & Grill

    Melbourne / 03 9670 1271

    Graze and Watch the Cup Live

    Watch the Melbourne Cup horse races LIVE at the Turf Bar this Melbourne Cup Long Weekend. Enjoy the tastes of a special grazing menu all weekend as you take in all the action from Flemington.

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  • Aer Rooftop Bar at European Bier Cafe

    European Bier Cafe

    Melbourne / 03 9663 1222

    Aer Rooftop Bar

    It's time to rise above the clutter of Melbourne's city streets. Come up to the Aer Rooftop bar at European Bier Cafe.  Sports are on the big screens an fab meals await. Discover another of Melbourne's little secret spots!

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  • Melbourne Cup at The Smith

    The Smith

    Prahran / 03 8563 0044

    Melbourne Cup Lunch

    If you want something a little fancy this Cup Day then you'll enjoy the Smith's 3 Course Cup Day Lunch with glass of Veuve. For something a little less fancy head into the atrium for all the races LIVE on the big screen and LIVE music after the races.

    3 Course Lunch: $60pp

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  • Melbourne Cup at The Provincial

    The Provincial

    Fitzroy / 03 9810 0042

    Melbourne Cup Line Up

    Head up to level on at the Provincial for an exclusive Cup Day party. You'll be treated to 2 hours of bottomless drinks, roving canapes, party music to get you dancing and if you want to keep an eye on the big race a big screen showing all the action. Starting early? Check out the Cup Day Rooftop Brunch.

    Cup Day Bash: $60pp

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  • Spring Racing Carnival at P.J. O'Brien's

    P.J. O'Brien's Irish Pub

    Southbank / 03 9686 5011

    Spring Racing Carnival

    Get into the spirt of the Sping Racing Carnival with P.J.'s open everyday for Lunch Dinner or Drinks. Enjoy LIVE music every night with specials on the big race days including Oaks Day and Stakes Day plus Friday night Happy Hour and a Sunday Roast.

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  • Spring Racing Carnival at The Boatbuilders Yard

    The Boatbuilders Yard

    South Wharf / 03 9686 5088

    Spring Racing Champagne Breakfast

    This Melbourne Cup Carnival get your crew down by the Yarra to the Boat Builders Yard early for a Champagne Breakfast on your way to the races..  Book at table for you and your crew.  Get on a winner!


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  • Spring Racing at The Duke

    The Duke of Wellington

    Melbourne / 03 9810 0066

    Spring Racing at The Duke

    Watch all the major races LIVE on the screens, experience all the atmosphere of the bird cage without the trek out ot Flemington. And if you 're heading out to the track, why not book into the Duke for a pre-race day brekkie or post-race drinks.

    All Major Race Days LIVE

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  • Mansfield District Racing Club

    Mansfield / 0418 595 878

    Melbourne Cup Day Picnic Races

    Spring Racing has got it all this Melbourne Cup Day with the Picnic Races in the country at Manfield District Racing Club. Enjoy Fashions on the Field, LIVE entertainment and plenty more.

    Lawn Party Marquee Packages $70pp

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  • Melbourne Cup Makeup and Hair Styling by Jamie Minney

    Jamie Minney Makeup & Hair Stylist


    Melbourne Cup Carnival Beauty & Makeup

    Fashions on the fields and beauty & makeup are key ingredients of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Jamie Minney is available for your Hair Styling and Makeup.

    Contact Jamie for More Details

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