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Where to party this Melbourne Cup

Where to party this Melbourne Cup

| On 30, Oct 2018

Any excuse is a good excuse to have a party on a work day right? The next big excuse is Melbourne Cup and we have a list of Brisbane places who are going all out on Tuesday 6th November to ensure your effort of getting all frocked and dappered up is well worth it.

Melbourne Cup in the Middle East – Gerard’s Bistro

Set in Brisbane’s premier lifestyle precinct on James St, Gerard’s are excited to host their fifth
annual Melbourne Cup extravaganza with a theme to pay homage to their heritage.

Bringing the best of the Mediterranean to Brisbane, interlaced with the luxury and extravagance
of the Melbourne Cup, guests will be engulfed an award winning Middle Eastern menu, assorted
cocktail bars and VIP booths with an all-inclusive five hour package.

Sparing no cost, Gerard’s has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz Brisbane, G.H Mumm, Estrella
Damm, Ladbrokes, The Calile Hotel and Martin Brothers, plus ex Sneaky Sound System star
Daimon Downey and fashion influencer Tanja Gacic to put on show that might just give the
Birdcage a run for its money.

With tickets quickly selling out, now is the time to join a party that will lead the race this Cup Day
… The exotic sun awaits!

WHERE: 4/15 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD
WHEN: Tuesday 6th November


Options at THE FOX

Brisbane’s best Melbourne Cup party is back for 2018 – giddiup!

Join The Fox for bubbles, beers and a great party atmosphere – They’ll have fabulous food, big screen TVs, top DJs from Soho Sundays at The Fox until late, Live MCs and TAB facilities throughout the venue.

Choose from two premium packages:

Long Bar Sit Down :: $54 per person

Includes sit down lunch + 3 drinks including basic spirits, house wine, tap beer, soft drink/juice, coffee/tea


Rooftop Cocktail Party :: $146 per person

Includes glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival + 3 hour premium drinks package + roaming canapes, mini substantials + dessert canapes

3hr drinks package includes:
– PREMIUM BASIC SPIRITS (Ketel One Vodka, Bulleit Bourbon, Tanqueray Gin, J&B Single Malt, Pampero Blanco Rum + Bundaberg Rum)

Contact us at about getting an exclusive booth with a private waitress + bottle service of Belvedere Vodka + Veuve Clicquot + private TVs! We can tailor make these packages depending on group size and need.

Click here for tickets:​


Darling & Co Melbourne Cup Garden of Eden Party

4 Hour Premium Beverage Package / Live Coverage On Big Screens
Fashions on the Field / DJ sets by Mikki Blue & Frisky Disco

Well, well, well – we can see November sneaking around the bend! Apart from warmer weather and a whole lot of annual leave creeping up, we know what that means: a celebration worthy of first place on the social calendar.

Experience a fruitful, four hour cocktail package featuring premium beverages, canapés and food stations showcasing the best local produce.

​All-inclusive beverage packages include:
Veuve Champagne
Premium Wines
Local & craft Beers
Premium Spirits
Aperol Spritz & Espresso Martinis

Book here

Little Big House

For a more relaxed afternoon, Little Big House at Southbank will be offering two options for those after a casual afternoon frolic.

Upstairs will be a ticketed event at $50 a head and will include Champagne on arrival and roving canapés right throughout the afternoon.

​Downstairs will be free entry and promises a great evening of bets, wins, fashion, and all-round good times.

Whatever option you choose, bookings are essential! Book your upstairs tickets here or register for the free event by emailing