Trot On Over To Brisbane’s Best Melbourne Cup Events For 2021

Trot On Over To Brisbane’s Best Melbourne Cup Events For 2021

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By Dinushka Gunasekara | 8th October 2021

It might be the race that stops the nation, but the party is just getting started at these hot-to-trot events! Here are our picks of Brisbane’s best Melbourne Cup soirees in 2021:


The YOT Club

Brisbane City

Take to the high seas this Melbourne Cup for a stylish day cruising the Brisbane River! With a premium canape package and free flowing sparkling wine, it’s three hours of on-board bliss. The Ocean Deck will be full of fun to keep you busy, including fashions on the field, sweepstakes, endless giveaways, local DJ entertainment, and Grey Goose Essences signature cocktails in the pop-up Orchid Bar. Book here.

Mr. Mista

Fortitude Valley

Chow down and giddy up for Mr Mista’s exclusive garden lunch party! They’ve teamed up with Moet Hennessy to get you grooving over a four-course banquet lunch and drinks package, with sweepstakes, prizes for best dressed, and more. Mr Mista will also be kicking on late into the night with an after party from 3pm so you can keep the party going without missing a beat! Book here.

The Boom Boom Room

Brisbane City

Get in on the action at your favourite underground Izakaya! Beneath the streets of Brisbane, The Boom Boom Room is serving up a Melbourne Cup package for $179 per person that’s truly like no other. As the race kicks off, so will your day, with an innovative Omakase banquet full of bold flavours and an authentic fusion of cuisines. Wash it all down with a four-hour beverage package, packed to the brim with cocktails, spirits, beer and wine. There’ll also be plenty to keep you busy from 12pm to 4pm, including charity sweepstakes, live entertainment, and prizes for best dressed. The perfect escape, you’ve never spent the Melbourne Cup like this! Book here.

Bisou Bisou

Fortitude Valley

Enjoy Cup Day the French way with Bisou Bisou’s Melbourne Cup extravaganza! Sitting pretty over the hustle and bustle of Brunswick Street, Bisou Bisou’s dedicated and unique event space will serve as the perfect backdrop for your day out. At $220 per person, you’ll be sipping on Moët & Chandon Champagne alongside cocktails, premium wines and spirits in a four-hour beverage package. Hungry? Not for long, because Bisou Bisou is dishing out a three-course menu of delicious eats. From 11:30am to 3:30pm, you’ll also enjoy charity sweepstakes, live entertainment, and, of course, prizes for best dressed, so strap on your prettiest pair of heels and trot on over for an unmissable experience! Book here.

Brisbane Racing Club


Celebrate the race that stops the nation trackside at Brisbane’s favourite racecourse, which also happens to have the largest screen in the Southern Hemisphere! Eagle Farm Racecourse is pulling out all the stops across its luxe assembly of spaces so there’s something to suit every kind of racegoer this Canadian Club Melbourne Cup Raceday. From Oscar Oscar Salons Fashions on the Field to pop-up bars and eateries, and your favourite DJs providing the beats, your Cup Day is bound to reach new heights. Our pick? The Spring Social, aka the most exclusive ticket in town. With a prime position of the winning post, this is a party you’ll never forget – think incredible live music, a five-hour Gold Beverage package, complimentary hair and makeup stations, and snake handlers! Book here.


Kangaroo Point

Head cliffside for sprawling skyline views and a garden spritz bar alongside all the Cup action. With a glass of Louis Roederer champagne on arrival, warm up at the freshly shucked oyster bar before digging into the sit-down lunch seasoned by the beautiful balmy breeze. The tropical pavilion will be transformed into a race-inspired playground, featuring live entertainment and best dressed prizes up for grabs. Book by emailing [email protected].


Fortitude Valley

Glitz and glamour are in your future if you spend your day at this luxe soiree! Head to The Birdcage for three hours of carafe cocktails and spritz, charcuterie and dessert canapes, plus bubbly entertainment all afternoon long. Or, if you want to kick it with the crew in boujee comfort, the G.H. Mumm Crystal Palais Race Day Booths is your go-to, with free-flowing Champagne. There’s also a grand three-course gala luncheon in the Rose Room and an exclusive cocktail lounge with Perrier-Jouët Champagne. Book here.


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Article by Dinushka Gunasekara

Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.


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