The Melbourne Cup is “the race that stops a nation”, so it makes sense for you to not stay at home and watch the big race by yourself.
Rather why not head out of the comfort of your home and enjoy some champagne, fashion and the chance to win stacks of cash.
So get dressed in your best race fashion and head out out to one of the below to be part of the action on November 6.
1) Rydges Bathurst, 1 Conrod Straight
Three time Olympian Jana Pittman will be a guest speaker at the Glenray Melbourne Cup luncheon on Tuesday.
Pittman is the first Australian woman to compete at both the Summer and Winter Olympics and she is also a two-time world champion and four-time Commonwealth Games champion in the 400 metre hurdles.
Tickets to the luncheon cost $125 per person and can be purchased online at www.trybooking.com.
Your ticket will get you a three course luncheon, four hour beverage package, participation in sweeps and calcutta, as well as live coverage of the Melbourne Cup and entertainment.
2) Bathurst RSL, 114 Rankin Street
Head down to the Bathurst RSL this Melbourne Cup and be entertained by Peter Horan in the Lounge Bar from 2pm.
There’ll be bistro specials and plenty of prizes to be won.
3) Knickerbocker Hotel, 110 William Street
If you fancy some seafood then the Knickerbocker Hotel is the place to be on Tuesday, with seafood tasting plates, as well as antipastos on offer.
If you’re planning on attending, bookings are preferred and they can be made at 6332 4500.
And if you want to have a punt on the race, the TAB will be open from 7am.
4) Panorama Hotel, 51 Durham Street
It’s all happening down at the Panorama Hotel, with this year’s Melbourne Cup at the Pano function providing customers with plenty of things to do on Tuesday.
Tickets cost $95 for the day’s function, with The Lane Vineyard Lois Sparkling Pop Up Bar on offer, alongside food servings from midday to 3pm, a four hour beverage package, live entertainment from Isaac Crompton, DJ on the deck for the big race, best dressed and lucky door prizes.
There’s also full TAB facilities on offer for attendees who fancy a punt on the ponies.
5) Kings Hotel
Whether you’re following the race or just sinking a few beverages with the mates, head down to the Kings Hotel on Tuesday from midday.
There’s happy hour before and after the big race and live music from midday.
If you’re taking a chance with a bet, full tab facilities are on offer.
There’ll also be cocktail specials all day and a complimentary barbecue.