The Melbourne Cup is an Australian race that always stops all other activities across the nation. It will be held in Flemington Race course, Melbourne on 7th November. As a Sydney resident, this is an event you will not want to miss.
There will be several events that you can enjoy during this day across Sydney. Here are some spots where you can celebrate this Cup Day in Sydney.
The Coogee Pavilion
Enjoy this day by heading out to the Coogee Pavilion. Tag along some friends to enjoy watching the race on big screens while enjoying tasty canapés and even place some bets. After-race events are also available. The price will be $120 per person for a group of at least 30 people and $75 for any rooftop bookings.
Luncheon at the Doltone House in Hyde Park
Enjoy luncheon during this event at the Doltone House. You can enjoy three-course meals and cocktails. The package comes along with premium drinks such as the Italian Prosecco, premium white and red wines, and imported beer. The venue will broadcast the race live, and there’ll be some prizes for best tie, headwear, and the best dressed people. The price will be $130 per person for a group of at least 10 and $145 per individual.
This venue will feature some of the biggest screens to view the race. Guests will enjoy gin cocktails upon arrival alongside tasty food. Surprise appearances by live bands will make the day more exciting. The price will be $99 per person at the grand stand and $149 per person at the members’ pavilion.
The Newport Beach Pub
You can enjoy oceanic sceneries at the iconic Newport Beach pub. It is a great beer garden spot with big screens. Delicious meals such as smoked beef ribs and fresh oysters will be available alongside premium drinks.
The Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
This is one of the best waterside dining spots to enjoy during the cup day. There will be big screens, live entertainment, giveaways, and competitions. Prices will be $215 per person for the grand feast and $85 per person for the beach buffet.
The Acre Eatery
Located in Newtown, the Acre Eatery at Camperdown grounds will offer three course meals alongside a glass of beer or champagne. You can also enjoy a buffet menu at the garden terrace. Live entertainment and music, fashion parades, prizes, and cash sweepstakes will also be available. Prices will be $99 per person at the restaurant and $65 per person and the garden terrace.
China Lane at the City Centre
Enjoy some Sapporo or Champagne upon arrival and a special Asian banquet. There will be best dressed contests, spot prizes, personalized flower headbands, and sweepstakes. The price will be $149 per person.
District Brasserie in Chifley
Celebrate the Melbourne Cup in style by heading out to the District Brasserie and enjoy modern Australian four course meals alongside Pommery Champagne. There will be live DJ performances, sweepstakes, and exclusive prices. The price will be $150 per person.
Bacco Osteria e Espresso, CBD
This is an Italian style restaurant in the city centre, where you can enjoy Italian meals and drinks. There will be prizes for best dressed people, prizes for mystery spots, and exciting sweepstakes. The price will be $85 per person.
October is a month full of fun. Be ready to enjoy one of the biggest beer festivals around the world during this month, which is the Oktoberfest. There is a lot to enjoy in Sydney from sausage eating competitions to delicious beer.
You will also get to enjoy live music. There are many festivities to enjoy during this month, and here are some of the best spots to enjoy your Oktoberfest across Sydney.
Bavarian Bier Café (16th September to 29th October)
This café is home to everything Bavarian. The café hosts many beer events especially those targeting Oktoberfest celebrations. There are four types of delicious beers to try out, all imported from Bavaria, and some fresh brews coming from Lowenbrau and Paulaner. The café will host its yearly sausage eating competition on 15th October, and the winner will be awarded $500. This contest will also be held at the same time in its other branches across Manly, Chatswood, Miranda, and Parramatta.
Munich Brauhaus (16th September to 29th October)
You can enjoy the fun-filled Oktoberfest season in Munich Brauhaus and have fun for a period of six weeks. This spot is popular for hosting a wide range of celebratory events during Oktoberfest such as pork eating contests, beer activities, and many forms of entertainment. This bar will as well offer four different beers, specially imported for this festival. It will also offer a fresh house beer after every 5 days.
OktoberWest, in Marrickville (22nd October)
The very first yearly OktoberWest festival will be coming to Sydney. The Inner West festival will be marking the official opening of Inner West Brewery. The top seven breweries in Sydney will be featured. You can also enjoy live music as well as live artists’ performances. Live performances will include The Bottlers, DJ Donny Benet’s Kraftwerk, and DJ Albo. Don’t be surprised to find the regular Factory Theatre being transformed into a beer hall and beer garden during this festival.
Wayward’s Second Oktoberfest Birthday Party in Newton (27th to 29th October)
The Wayward Brewing Company will be celebrating its 2nd birthday by holding an Oktoberfest bash. You can enjoy traditional German delicacies at the Camperdown bar and enjoy different beers specially brewed for this event. You will also get to enjoy live bands, a free cake, and laneway parties during the 3-day birthday-Oktoberfest celebration. These festivities will coincide with the Sydney Beer Week festival, which is celebrated to mark the best brewed beer across Sydney.
The City Centre’s Oktoberfest Celebrations (29th October)
The Domain will be a great spot to go out to and celebrate Australia’s biggest ever Oktoberfest. Sample a wide range of delicious German meals from the available food stalls. You will also get to enjoy beer from huge beer halls. You will also have a chance to enjoy German imported wine, cider, and beer. There will be many live acts, fun sideshows, roving performers, competitions, and entertainment to give you an Oktoberfest celebratory mood.