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Where to spend Melbourne CupNov 3, 2017


November has quickly approached us once again. It’s time to dress to impress, place your responsible bets and grab a pint of beer for each hand because the Melbourne Cup season has arrived.

Struggling to decide where to venture and spend this race day?
We’ve got you covered with food, drinks and a place to relax and watch the races. 


 Cabana Bar 
Musgrave Ave, Southport QLD 4215, Australia 


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Bringing back the flirtacious fun and festivities behind the Melbourne Cup, Cabana Bar and lounge at the Sharks Event Center is shaking things up.

With former stand up comedian Bridget Daley to introduce the day’s proceedings, she will have you in stitches holding your stomach in pain from laughter.  All the race day action will be on the big screens live while you enjoy a sumptus menu accompanied by none other than a 4 hour beverage package.  Plus an interactive photo booth and memorable acoustic set by Amanda king. Definitely a winning day.

Melbourne Cup day tickets are $120PP / $115 for members.


Summer House 
15 Goodwin St, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169


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Fall in love this spring race season at Summer House. With Garden parties all the current rage so Summer House is throwing a ‘Garden Lunch’ this Melbourne Cup. The party kicks off at your choice of either 12pm or 1.30pm.

This Garden themed party allows for those floral dresses and patterned shirts and ties to make an appearance and your comfy sandals! Enjoy 2 hours of tapas Banquet, wine and tap beer while watching all the races on the screens for $79PP.

The party will be going until late (lucky you will be in flats) with live music entertainment and spot prizes. 


Darling Paddington
157 Given Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064


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Whether you want to spend your Melbourne Cup day perched with a spring cocktail in hand or looking for somewhere to boogie the night away, Darling Paddington has thought about both.

The cocktail party package includes both hot and cold canapés, a risotto station (we all love carbs) and a four hour drink package. Yep four whole hours for $179pp.

If you’re nuts about seafood this year’s three course Melbourne Cup lunch menu is seafood based. For an intimate dining experience and four hour drink package, Veuve Champagne, wine, beer and spirits will be flowing all day. For $219pp this feast books quickly.


Norman Hotel 
102 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102


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Australia’s most prestigious day is around the corner once again.

If you’re looking for free entry and really really big televisions to watch the 3 min gallop on down to Normal Hotel.  

With bubbles and frosties, delicious steak, UBET facilities and all the fun cup activities such as fashions on the field Normal Hotel has your day sorted. 


Hundred Acre Bar
Carawa St, St Lucia QLD 4067


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Serving a contemporary cuisine, Hundred Acre Bar is holding a wonderful 3 course lunch from 11.30am – 3pm. Tickets are $130pp and will secure a spot to enjoy their cup day lunch menu, beverage package(of course) and includes sweep stakes and plenty of wonderful prizes to be won.

The perfect place where you can eat, drink and play all under one roof.


WATT 
Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005

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A race day spent on the river on an outdoor terrace overlooking the beautiful Brisbane River strikes a winning chord in my heart. Sipping a glass of champagne to kick start the celebrations.

Where will you be at 3pm while the horses race for 3 minutes?
Your answer could be enjoying a 3 course meal, beverage package and witnesses WATT’s very own fashions on the field competition. General admission tickets are $150pp. 
*remember to dress to impress.  

Cheers to a long weekend everyone! 



By Adriana Vanni

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