Saddle up your horses and get yourself into gear, Melbourne Cup is here! We know you’re all busy picking outfits and getting hot tips on the horse’s for what is probably our city’s biggest event of the year. But just incase you don’t know where those outfits are taking you yet, we have our picked the trifecta for where to party it up before, during and after. Woo-hoo!


It’s a photo finish for the lot we say, but first up is Euraka 89’s Cup Eve Cocktail Party. This Melbourne classic is showing a lot of promise to produce some major wins for you all, with premium canapés, beers, wines and some bubble, of course! It’s a tradition to get your drank on the night before the Cup and the buzz around the city is honestly not something to be missed! Neither is the view from up there.


Placing second is a little something something for those who aren’t attending the actual cup but are still looking for a fabulous and stylish way to spend their day! Left Bank Melbourne is putting up a three-course lunch (yes please) and even handing you over a flute of NV Mumm champagne on arrival (our favourite especially since we now finally have an emoticon for it!!). The will be live jazz and two big screens to catch all the action on two big screens.

And lastly, we have the Nova Fm Melbourne Cup After Party Lounge at Bond, and it it’s a sure thing. For $99 you’ll get yourself a well deserved VIP experience including a luxury bus taking you from The Cup to the venue, some bubbles and a meet and greet with Craig David! “I’m walking awayyyyyy” But if you splash a little too much cash on the day, you can still party it up way into the night at Bond with general admin for $49, and you still get the Craig David experience #winning. And as a bonus, if one of the horses that the owners of Bond own, there will be complimentary drinks from 6pm-8pm, you beauty! PS: It happened last year and boy was it a good night!


Going to Derby Day this weekend, check out our after party picks! Giddy Up!