Best Venues to Watch the Melbourne Cup

Looking for a place to watch the biggest race of the year? We have the Melbourne Cup celebration for you!

If you’ve decided not to head into Flemington for the Melbourne Cup there are plenty of other options and venues around Melbourne to visit so you can still soak up the atmosphere that comes with the race that stops a nation. Each of our venues has special offerings on the day- think big screens, sweepstakes and plenty of beer and bubbles.

Here are our picks for the best venues to watch the Melbourne Cup this year.


505 Cellar, Toorak

Join us at 505 Cellar this Melbourne Cup Day for a Champagne Breakfast!

Kick off the biggest race day in Australia with champagne cocktails, and fruit and cheese platters. We’ll have all the action from Flemington live on the big screens, and $10 Pimms available all day.

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Beer DeLuxe Fed Square, CBD

Beer DeLuxe Fed Square won’t be horsing around this Melbourne Cup Day. We’ll be open, so why not join us for a beer or 2?

The ‘Race that Stops the Nation’ doesn’t stop the beer from flowing! Crafternoons happy hour from 4-6pm. Watch the race on the big screen at 3pm, with live music from 5pm. Plus an $18 pizza and beer special all day.

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Newmarket, St Kilda

What’s better than Bellinis during Spring Racing Carnival…? Bottomless Bellinis!

Join us at Newmarket on race day for our 3 hour Bottomless Bellinis Drinks Pack, only $45 per person.

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O’Connell’s, South Melbourne

Celebrate the Melbourne Cup with a leisurely lunch at O’Connell’s!

Sit back, relax and enjoy a two course lunch with a glass of wine for $50 per person. This is how Public Holidays should be spent.

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Station Hotel, Footscray

There’s a spring in our steps as we come up to the Spring Racing Carnival.

Join us at the Station Hotel on Melbourne Cup Day for a two course experience complete with a glass of Veuve for just $45 per person. For an extra $10 add a third course to your meal. Items on the menu include scallops, croquettes, scotch fillet, gnocchi and a delicious choice of crème brulee or panna cotta for dessert.

We’ll also be showing the race that stops the nation live in the restaurant.

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Looking for another alternative to enjoy the day’s festivities? To view all our venues showing the Melbourne Cup click here.