Girls, get your fascinators, hats and headpieces out, because we’ve rounded up some of the best spots to sip, shuck and spectate the race that stops the nation.
#1 Tipple Ascot
Where: 70 Grandstand Rd, Ascot
Flemington Racecourse may be a four hour flight away, but Ascot’s Tipple event is just as good. Whether you are on the Silks Lawn in the heart of the action or The Garden enjoying a sit-down luncheon, The Tipple precinct is the place to be for punters and champagne lovers. As well as the live-thoroughbred action on the course, there will be live screening of every race happening in Flemington. Sponsored by dating app heavyweight, Bumble, this day is sure to be interesting.
There are five different packages to choose from, and you can check them out here.
Prices: From $49 for general admission to Silks Lawn
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#2 Suited Melbourne Cup
Where: Camfield Dr, Burswood
Arguably one of the most iconic Melbourne Cup Events, Suited is back, and this year it’s taking on The Camfield. With six bars, a range of gourmet food stalls, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion show, and 20 screens showing all races live from Flemington and Ascot, you’ll get more than your money’s worth here. Go all-out with your dress for this one, ladies..
Prices: From $50 for general admission to The Precinct
#3 The Garden
Where: 742 Newcastle St, Leederville
See Leederville transform into its very own Flemington as you weave your way through the colourful crowd of fascinators and floral dresses. Watch the race on one of their seriously big screens while throwing back a complimentary glass of Villa Sandi Prosecco. Next? Take your Melbourne Cup winnings over to the Blue Flamingo for the ultimate Melbourne Cup Afters.
Tickets are just $45 and you can buy them here.
#4 Melbourne Cup Santini on the Rooftop at QT
Where: 133 Murray St, Perth
If ever you needed an excuse to get dressed up in Capri fashion, this is your chance. The crew from QT will be pouring free-flowing Prosecco, shaking up Italian-inspired cocktails and serving some of their signature Santini canapés on their Rooftop this Melbourne Cup Day. And if you weren’t so lucky with the horses, they will also be gifting Ox Rabbit gift bags on departure to help soften the blow.
Tickets are $155 and are available here.
Where: Hibernian Place Top Floor, 40 Irwin Street (Cnr Hayand Irwin St), Perth
What do you get when you mix a Middle Eastern-inspired rooftop oasis with a few flutes of chilled bubbles and spring racing attire? Only the most Intagram-worthy Melbourne Cup affair of course! This year, in collaboration with Champagne Laurent-Perrier Australia, Hadiqa are hosting their debut Melbourne Cup rooftop party, and it’s said to be quite the soiree.
To get your tickets and for more info, click here.
#6 The Aviary
Where: 140 William St, Perth
Chandon S summer cocktails on arrival, roving canapés and a flower wall are just a few of the things you’ll find at The Aviary’s Melbourne Cup Party. Did we mention you’ll be watching the race live and loud on the rooftop overlooking Perth City? Nice.
Tickets are $80 and you can purchase them here.
#7 2018 Melbourne Cup Luxe at Brookfield Place
Where: Brookfield Place, Perth
Hosting Perth CBD’s premiere race day event, the Main Square at Brookfield Place will be transformed into a luxe race-day oasis for the Melbourne Cup, and there’s plenty to do. Relax in the pamper lounge, have a punt at the pop-up TAB or enjoy the wearable art fashion parade. And if you’re keen to kick on, Bar Lafayette, The Heritage Wine Bar and Bob’s Bar are just a few of the venues hosting post-race day celebrations.
Pre-sale tickets are $25 and you can buy them here.
#8 Bathers Beach House
Where: 47 Mews Road Fremantle
Fashion parades, sweepstakes, a slider station, and a beachside view, Bathers Beach House is almost too good to be true! Held on the first floor bar with an all-inclusive food and beverage package and prizes for best dressed, you’ll want to source the best fascinator for this one!
The Upstairs Cocktail Event is $99 and you can purchase tickets here.
#9 Melbourne Cup at Mandoon Estate
Where: 10 Harris Rd, Caversham
A cocktail bar serving Espresso Martinis and a three course lunch in Mandoon Estate’s ballroom can only mean one thing… there will be dancing at this Melbourne Cup event. That is, if you can still move after the canapes, oysters and sparkling wine on arrival. Word to the wise: hustle your friends and book a table of 10 to receive a 10% discount.
Tickets for this four hour event are $149 and you can purchase them here
Bonus: Cup Day Carnivale, Street Party Fiesta
Where: Crown Casino, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood
Whether you will be celebrating your winnings or drowning your sorrows, you can continue the fanfare at the Crown’s Street Party Fiesta, outside Crown Metropol. The Carnivale will be kicking off from 2pm until late with live Brazilian entertainment, DJ’s, food trucks and bars. And did we mention entry is free?
For more information, head here.
So where will you be spending your day (and your cash?) Sipping your drink at Tipple, indulging in Caversham or something else? Let us know in the comments.