Its coming up to spring racing carnival time and all our pubs are gearing up for the special day – the day to watch the race that stops the nation. Fashion, fun, and fascinators are far more important than actually working regular office hours!

It’s carnival time and yes, it’s Melbourne Cup party time!

Still undecided on the location of your boozy lunch for race day? or where to have your Melbourne cup party?

Whether you want to go all out with no expense spared, or would rather celebrate on a budget, look no further, we have all options covered.

Here are our top pubs with events and parties for Melbourne Cup Day 2018 on the Tuesday 5th November at 3pm

1) Bridgeview Hotel, Willoughby

The Bridgeview Hotel in Sydney is a North Shore institution, especially for events, so you can bet your bottom dollar tickets will sell quickly for Melbourne Cup!

Melbourne Cup at The Bridgy is a day of fun and flutters!  Watch the race live and LOUD on the big screens. Enjoy a special A la carte menu and a glass of bubbles on arrival for all bookings. Awesome prizes for the best dressed. Grab your friends, plan your outfits and book a table today.



2) Port Macquarie Hotel

Just like Makybe Diva, Melbourne Cup is racing around the corner, and the Port Macquarie Hotel is one venue that can’t be beaten!

This November 5, saddle down to the Port Macquarie Hotel as we stirrup an unforgettable race day event.  Soak up the exciting atmosphere (and hopefully a big win) as the race is shown live and loud across all screens, so you won’t miss a second of the action!

Our BRAND new betting facilities will have you feeling like you’re in a punter’s paradise, but the big ticket event will be incredible entertainment! Continue horsing around into the evening as live music takes over at 7pm.

Need another reason to trot along? With a delicious set menu available, sweepstakes and ice cold beer, we’ve got more race day entertainment on offer than you can shake a jockey’s whip at! Regardless of the race outcome, you’ll be in for a winning afternoon! Hedge your bets with the Port Mac Hotel this Melbourne Cup and secure your place now!

3) Charing Cross, Waverley


Located in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney, The Charo as it’s called by the locals has become infamous in the area for its Melbourne Cup Day festivities. The hotel hosts a 4-course set menu and bubbles, with sweeps and fashions on the field, which are taken very seriously! Dress to impress and book your reserved table now as this is an event that books up early.

4) Premier Hotel, Newcastle


Just a few hours north of Sydney, is Newcastle’s friendly Premier Hotel. Enjoy the race on the big screen, with the TAB open from 9am and a variety of sweeps and hampers up for grabs. For $65 you can enjoy a hot and cold seafood buffet lunch with a glass of bubbles on arrival.

Bookings are essential.

5) Lakes and Ocean Hotel, Forster


Well, you can’t get a better view for your Melbourne Cup Day, that’s for sure! Overlooking beautiful Wallis Lake, Lakes and Ocean start their fun at 12pm, with a free champers on arrival, followed by a selection of canapes served every half an hour through the afternoon. Talk about drink specials!

There are limited numbers so book your $50 ticket now.

6) Southern Cross Hotel

Melbourne Cup 2019 ???at the Southern Cross Hotel
• Banquet Lunch | $40 per person • Bubbles on arrival • Two course menu • Dessert options available for an extra $15 per person  • Sweeps • Best dress prizes
? Races broadcast LIVE around the venue

? Bookings Essential |

Other noteworthy Melbourne Cup functions around include:

Eat – Drink – Play at the Criterion Sydney

Melbourne Cup at the Coolangatta Sands Hotel

Cup Party at the Brewhouse –