The 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!
Ludlow Bar & Dining RoomSouthbank / 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
Young & JacksonMelbourne / 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
Wharf HotelMelbourne / 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
Amora Hotel RiverwalkRichmond / 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.
HopscotchSouthbank / 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
BearBrassSouthbank / 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
Fargo & CoRichmond / 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.
Temperance HotelSouth 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.
Platform 28Docklands / 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!
P.J. O'Brien's Irish PubSouthbank / 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.
Hophaus Bier Bar GrillSouthbank / 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.
The Boatbuilders YardSouth 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
Mansfield District Racing ClubMansfield / 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
Post Cup Carnival there are more Big Days in Melbourne
Once the Spring Carnival horse racing in Melbourne is over the party people start to think about Christmas, Boxing Day and the Biggest of the Big Days, New Year's Eve. To checkout ideas for Christmas Parties and Christmas Day Lunches see Christmas Day Melbourne!
And with November turning into December that means New Year's Eve is not far away. At NewYearsEve.com.au we have all the best NYE events in Melbourne. See NYE Melbourne!