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What’s On Guide: Melbourne Cup Edition

by Aimee Traficante 

It’s that time of year again, The Melbourne Cup is coming back to town, and while we are all a little salty that the race that stops the nation takes place in the city of our arch nemesis, we still love to celebrate it in style. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the coolest Melb Cup events happening in Sydney for you to check out. We’d also like to apologize in advance for the truly cringey horse puns that are yet to come.

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Kittyhawk
16 Phillip Lane, Sydney

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Now this is for all you racing enthusiasts who really want to celebrate in style. The fabulous Kittyhawk is offering up a gastronomical feast made up of 6 delectable courses, and a complimentary glass of champagne or beer on arrival. At 12:00 guests will have access to prime viewing positions of the races on Kittyhawk’s decadently large screens, and for those of you in the mood for a last minute gambling sesh, on-site betting will also be available. Step up your Melbourne Cup game with this luxurious offer!

When: Tuesday the 6th of November 2018

Where: Kittyhawk, 16 Phillip Lane, Sydney

Price: $85 per person

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Tequila Mockingbird
6 Heeley St, Paddington

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Now if you’re looking for a horse of a different colour, you must check out the ever unique Tequila Mockingbird. This midday event will be Aussie celebrations meets Latin American flare, as Tequila Mockingbird dazzles your tastebuds with a 6 course menu that is sure to pack a flavour punch. There’ll be no need to hastily gobble up each course before the race begins however, as the food will be served throughout the afternoon, leaving you plenty of time to savour the delicious flavours. And we have it on good authority that a fabulous Louis Roederer Champagne flute will be awaiting you as you walk through the door. Oh and did we mention that Tequilla Mockingbird is fully equipped with several 50 inch television screens? Yeah, we didn’t think this event could get any better either. An event this good is sure to fill up quickly, so make a booking and secure your spot for the celebration of the season!

When: Tuesday the 6th of November 2018

Where: Tequila Mockingbird, 6 Heeley St, Paddington

Price: $120 per person

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Cruise Bar
Circular Quay, Sydney

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Now if you are looking to make every single one of your insta followers jealous (let’s be honest who isn’t?), then you must take your Melbourne Cup celebrations to Sydney’s iconic Circular Quay at Sydney’s landmark Cruise Bar. This event is guaranteed to be like no other. Starting at midday and sprawling on through to the late afternoon, guests at Cruise Bar will be treated to an array of exciting offers, like live entertainment, roving canapes for 3 hours, a live broadcast of the race on a huge screen of course, and an oyster station! Oysters by the bay is a winning combo in our books. Also, guests will be able to get fully decked out to the nines in their finest and fanciest race day wear, and try their luck at Cruise Bar’s best dressed competition! After all why should the horses be the only ones who compete? The best part about coming here will be that when you brag to your friends about going to the best cup day party ever, they won’t be able to tell you to get off your high horse, because deep down they’ll know its true!

When: Tuesday the 6th of November 2018 , 12pm-3pm

Where: Cruise Bar Level 1, Circular Quay West, Circular Quay

Price: General Admissions tickets are $89, but discounts are offered for larger groups until the 6th of November

[More Info] | [To Book for Private Functions]

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