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Written by Cassandra Thomson - 17 October 2023

The Best Spots for Melbourne Cup Celebrations Gold Coast

Let the spirit of the Melbourne Cup sweep you away, and enjoy a memorable time in a stunning function venue in this beautiful city. Whether you’re looking for a comfortable lounge to soak up all the excitement, or a more sophisticated space to unwind with friends and family, we have selected the best spots for Melbourne Cup celebrations Gold Coast has to offer. So, don’t hold back and start planning for an exciting evening!

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1. The Lounge Bar, Burleigh Heads Hotel

Burleigh Heads

Experience an unforgettable Melbourne Cup celebration at Burleigh Heads Hotel on The Esplanade. Indulge in a variety of delectable dishes at the Lounge Bar, ranging from fresh seafood to classic pub favourites, all while taking in the breathtaking beachfront view. It exudes a charming Mediterranean vibe, complete with semi-rounded ottoman bar decor, marble-like tiled floors, and delightful wicker chairs. The versatile function venue can cater to both sit-down events and cocktail-style gatherings, accommodating up to 50 guests. Reserve your spot and relax while watching your favourite horse's race.

2. Palm Tree Alley, Surfers Paradise Beer Garden

Surfers Paradise

Looking for the ideal spot to catch the Melbourne Cup race day? The Beer Garden located in Surfers Paradise has got you covered. You can unwind in Palm Tree Alley, enjoy the fresh air, and feel the grass beneath your feet. This function venue boasts 16 HD TVs that guarantee an unforgettable Melbourne Cup viewing experience. The Beer Garden has plenty of space for up to 100 people and features long bench tables where you can grab a drink, sit, and bask in the beautiful Gold Coast sunshine.

3. The Taproom, Madocke Beer Brewing Company


Looking for a one-of-a-kind way to elevate your Melbourne Cup experience? Madocke Beer Brewing Company in Ashmore has everything you need. Their function venue is top-notch, showcasing their impressive brewing process and featuring a beautiful taproom that can host up to 120 guests. With 14 taps serving various beer styles, along with a cider and wine menu, there's something for everyone's taste buds. Don't miss the opportunity to try their Celebration beer on Melbourne Cup racing day, a blend of Belgian-style white beer with the bitterness of English style.

4. Mona Lisa's Lair, Miami Marketta


Experience the epitome of sophistication and uniqueness while celebrating the Melbourne Cup at Mona Lisa's Lair Champagne Bar. This Parisian-inspired function venue, situated in Miami, provides the perfect destination for those seeking an elegant and refined atmosphere for their festivities. Adorned with painted poppies, velvet armchairs, and stained-glass windows, the spacious room can accommodate up to 100 guests. Indulge in the finest bubbles from Moet and Chandon to Ruinart to Krug, unwind, and enjoy the moment.

5. Lost Kingdom Nightclub, Lost Kingdom Booths

Surfers Paradise

Are you on the hunt for an exceptional venue to continue your Melbourne Cup Day festivities? The Lost Kingdom, in Surfers Paradise, is the place you didn't know you needed. The stunning fusion of mid-century and bohemian decor with warm green lighting creates an enchanting ambience that's sure to leave a lasting impression. With VIP booths, and exotic drinks, perfect for small get-togethers of up to 30 people, this function venue is the ultimate destination to keep the party going.

6. Exclusive Hire, The Bavarian, Coomera


Looking for a way to make your Melbourne Cup celebration more exciting and enjoyable? You won't want to miss The Bavarian Coomera in West Coomera. Indulge in their mouth-watering German-inspired menu featuring classics like pretzels, roast pork belly, and schnitzels that are sure to tantalise your taste buds. Wash it all down with one of their seven imported German beers on tap, served in traditional steins for an authentic experience. The Bavarian's lively atmosphere will make your race-watching experience unforgettable. With a capacity of up to 370 guests, this function venue is the perfect spot to take your Melbourne Cup celebration to the next level.

Check out the best best spots for Melbourne Cup celebrations in Gold Coast

As the big day approaches, it is essential to find the best spot to celebrate the Melbourne Cup, with friends, family or colleagues. Luckily for you, we are here to help – from cosy pubs with enough beer to satisfy all brew lovers, to lively bars to celebrate in style, we have hand-picked the best spots for Melbourne Cup Celebrations Gold Coast wide. Cheers!

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