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!

  • Spring Functions at Ludlow

    Ludlow Bar & Dining Room

    Southbank / 03 9699 1676

    Cup Day Bottomless Brunch

    Ludlow is situated in Southbank right on the Yarra River and is the perfect venue for your Cup Day Fix. Enjoy a 4 course Brunch Menu and Watch all the races LIVE on the screens. Witch sweeps & prizes for best dressed also on offer.

    Bottomless Brunch: $79 + bf

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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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  • Melbourne Cup Day Sweeps at the Wharf

    Wharf Hotel

    Melbourne / 03 9810 0097

    Melbourne Cup Day sweeps and live music

    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 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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  • Derby & Stakes Day at Hopscotch at Hopscotch


    Southbank / 03 9810 0099

    Spring Racing at Hopscotch

    Fuel up at Hopscotch this Spring Racing Carinval. Enjoy LIVE Music from 1pm. 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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  • Pimm's Derby Eve Party at BearBrass


    Southbank / 03 9682 3799

    Spring Racing Carnival

    Race into BearBrass throughout the Spring Carnival and enjoy breakfast on all the big race days before heading off to the races. Not heading to the track? Then kick on at BearBrass with 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

    Cup Eve Party

    Race into the Temperance Hotel this Cup Weekend with drinks specials from 4pm on Cup Eve followed in the evening with the Cup Eve Party featuring DJs Marcus Knight and Adam Trace. On Cup Day the drink specials continue so book a table for lunch and watch the Race Live.

    No Cover Charge - Open Late.

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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 and until Melbourne Cup Day if you purchase a glass or bottle of Stirling Rose you'll go into the draw for a Day at the Races. Prize includes Tickets to Stakes Day, Take Away Hamper Pack plus Platform 28 voucher. Drawn Melbourne Cup Day.

    Win a Day at the Races!

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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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  • 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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  • Cup Day Eve at Hophaus

    Hophaus Bier Bar Grill

    Southbank / 03 9682 5900

    St-Germain Cup Eve Party

    This Cup Day Eve join Hophaus in their St- Germain Pop Up Garden for a Garden Party. With DJs on deck from 6pm and delicious drinks specials and complimentary canapes

    Open Melbourne Cup Day with the Big Race LIVE on the screens.

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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!

    Light Breakfast with Glass of Mumm $25

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  • Cup Day at Robarta


    St Kilda / 03 9534 9041

    Melbourne Cup Day

    Not going to Flemington? Robart is open from 12pm so dress up in style as there are prizes to be won for best dressed. Plus Sweeps, All the Races LIVE on the Big Screens and DJ's until 6am.

    Melbourne Cup Tempter - $20

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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 $65pp

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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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