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.

1. Neptune Food and Wine

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.

2. Naked For Satan

$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.

3. Chemical Brothers

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.

4. Notting Hill Hotel

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.

5. Riverland Bar

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.

6. Left Bank Melbourne

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.

7. Bomba Bar

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.

8. The Osborn Rooftop & Bar

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.

9. The daHa Rooftop

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.

10. Tenfingerz Production

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.

Melbourne Cup 2019 protest banner- fashuns on the field

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