Where to go other than Flemington Racecourse for Melbourne Cup 2019
Going to Flemington for Melbourne Cup 2019? How predictable … Well for those of you who can’t afford to drop a wad on the most expensive outfits and champagne in hopes that you’ll end up living your best life with Jen Hawkins in the Birdcage, we’ve got the ultimate list of events in Melbourne that aren’t at the Flemington racecourse.
Neptune x Melbourne Cup – Windsor
DJs spinning tunes, waiters serving bottomless booze featuring your fave cocktails and champas plus afterwards you can have yourself a recovery goodie bag to take home after the celebrations have concluded so that you don’t have to endure a stinking hangover come Wednesday morning.
$3 Burgers – Fitzroy
Not feeling the Melbourne Cup vibe but still want to get a little buzz on a Tuesday afternoon? Naked For Satan are here to quench that thirst by offering $3 burgers all day and night. Sit back, relax and enjoy a cruisy afternoon at Melbourne’s best rooftops.
No Geography Live 2019 show – Melbourne Arena
The Chemical Brothers are making a return to Australia on Melbourne Cup Day, live at Melbourne Arena. With special guests The Avalanches (DJ Set), you’d be mad to miss this throwback tour.
NNH Melbourne Cup Package – Notting Hill
Join the crew on Cup Day at Notting Hill Hotel for a day of grazing and free flowing Mumm starting from 11. Get your flutes ready and get set to race … your mates for the most refills.
Happy Hour 5pm-7pm – Federation Wharf
If you’ve got work during Melbourne Cup day then we say knock of drinks at Riverland Bar for happy hour … Yes please. Take a perch up on the iconic waterfront bar and ease into your Tuesday arvo drinks in style.
Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon – Southbank
Want a reason to get dolled up and day drink? Left Bank are giving you some great options for Melbourne Cup this year. For a proper affair you can choose to do the 3-Course lunch with bottomless Mumm and for something a little less structured you can attend the cocktail party for bottomless sparkling, beer and canapes. The choice is yours but we assure you’ll enjoy either.
Spanish Tapas + Booze – CBD
For something less dressy but more delicious step into Bomba for a range of Spanish dishes that are sure to blow your mind. Test your tastebuds and ask the waiter for their recommendations and you’re sure to be impressed. For a rooftop vibe just go upstairs and grab yourself a good ol’ cheese board and some amazing cocktails to finish off your Melbourne Cup day in a food coma.
Melbourne Cup Day @ The Osborn – South Yarra
Celebrate a day of racing without the hassle of going to the track. The Osborn is hosting the Spring Carnival at their digs with rooftop drink and food packages available.
Casaloca Rooftop Summer Sessions – CBD
Start your summer season early by celebrating Melbourne Cup day with Casaloca for their rooftop summer sessions! Good view, good tunes and great cocktails, perfect for taking in all of the Melbourne Cup race day buzz.
Fashuns on the Field- Melbourne Cup Protest – Kensington
Or for a free alternative to the Melbourne Cup race day, you can head to the Fashuns on the Field protest that brings together fashion and sport in a cruelty free manner to say Nup To The Cup! Think of it like a sports carnival but with drinks and less pressure from your parents to come first.
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