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Written by Cassandra Thomson - 17 October 2023

The Best Spots for Melbourne Cup Celebrations Melbourne

Excitement is in the air as we gear up for another Melbourne Cup. What better way to spend the evening than at some of the best spots for Melbourne Cup Celebrations Melbourne has to offer. From rooftop bars, and charming brewpubs to iconic hotels, we’ve made sure to curate the best spots in the city to enjoy the festivities.

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1. Main Bar, Bodriggy Brewing Company


This charming function venue is the ultimate destination for Melbourne Cup celebrations. Boasting a brewery, brewpub, cocktail bar, and much more, Bodriggy Brewpub has all your Melbourne Cup festivities covered. Step into the cool and welcoming ambience of the Main Bar, an ideal setting for all your social or corporate event needs. With a generous capacity to accommodate up to 350 guests in both seated and standing arrangements, it is the perfect spot to gather your friends and soak in the Melbourne Cup excitement.

2. Beer Garden & Pool Area, Two Hands Rooftop Bar


Say hello to the ideal Melbourne Cup celebration venue in Abbotsford, at the Two Hands Bar. Here you'll find a picturesque beer garden and pool area, complete with comfortable seating, wrapped in a Mediterranean ambience. With four distinct spaces available for hire, each can be suited to your preferences, making it an extremely versatile function venue for all kinds of soirees. And if you're looking to host an intimate gathering, the Beer Garden & Pool Area can accommodate up to 50 guests, ensuring a cosy yet lively Melbourne Cup celebration in the heart of Melbourne.

3. The Parklet Deck, Park Street Pasta & Wine

South Melbourne

Explore Park Street Pasta & Wine, a delightful Italian restaurant in Melbourne. Run by seasoned restaurateurs, it's housed in a historic building, exuding an inviting ambiance, and offering diverse dining spaces, including an outdoor deck. The Parklet Deck is fully accessible and comes with a spacious marquee for coverage. Lush greenery lines the perimeter, creating a stunning outdoor oasis. It's the ideal function venue for group gatherings, accommodating up to 32 seated guests in various table configurations, or 50 standing. Indulge in the authentic Italian flavours as you celebrate the big day!

4. Basement, Harlow


Located in Richmond, Harlow, is a unique pub blending old-school charm with a modern twist. It offers four distinct event spaces and prides itself on serving classic pub vibes, refreshing drinks, and fostering a welcoming atmosphere where everyone is welcome, including pets. The Basement, a space within Harlow decorated with a characteristic graffiti wall, provides an intimate setting with its exclusive bar and booth seating, perfect for a private Melbourne Cup celebration. Hosting up to 100 attendees, this function venue sets the perfect backdrop for a memorable soiree!

5. Booth Bar, Temperance Hotel

South Yarra

Experience the ultimate Melbourne Cup celebration at Temperance Hotel in South Yarra. Located on iconic Chapel Street, this function venue offers contemporary pub classics, lively entertainment, and an artsy atmosphere. They have a dedicated functions lounge and versatile event spaces, including the cosy Booth Bar, ideal for casual gatherings. The Booth Bar can host up to 30 seated guests and 50 standing, making it perfect for a more private celebration. The space is truly unique – featuring diner’s booths, a marble countertop and captivating illustrations on the ceiling, this contrast makes the place stand out. Get ready for a memorable Melbourne Cup experience at Temperance Hotel!

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

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 Melbourne wide. Cheers!

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