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Race Ready | These Are The Melbourne Cup Events You Need To Hit Up In Perth

By Sophie Hart
4th Nov 2019

Our favourite Tuesday of the year is just around the corner and we’re preparing ourselves for free-flowing midday bubbles and endless lunching bliss. But with so many events to choose from it can be hard to know which ones are worth getting dressed up for, which is why we’ve partnered with Colonial Leisure Group to bring you five of the very best. 

Pink Hall! At Print Hall Bar

This year, Melbourne Cup at Print Hall Bar is shaping up to be an absolute ripper. They’re going all out with eclectic entertainment from Liberty Jackson, Perri Oxide, Serenity and Scarlet Adams, plus drink specials on the day like $15 Gordon’s Premium Pink Gin cocktails and Piper Heidsieck champagne for a cool $70. When the race ends, that’s when the festivities really kick into high gear. Carry the celebrations well into the night with local Perth band, Shakedown and DJ Ben Renna. The best part? Entry won’t cost you a dime (so you can save it for the bar). We’ll see you there. 

When: All day, afterparty from 2pm
Cost: Free entry

Race Day At Bob's Bar

Arguably one of the most ‘Gram-worthy spots in town, there’s no better place to snap a pic and show off your Melbourne Cup style than on the rooftop terrace at Bob’s Bar. You’ll be treated to three hours of free-flowing drinks (including a Lexington cocktail on arrival) and a selection of delicious canapés. The bar will be buzzing with all the action live on the big screens and banging tunes from a talented local DJ. One thing’s for sure, this is a Melbourne Cup party not to be missed. 

When: All day, afterparty from 2pm
Cost: $99, free entry from 2pm

Melbourne Cup At Raffles

Thanks to The Raffles Hotel, this Melbourne Cup Day we’re super spoilt for choice. For just $25 (which includes food and a drink token), don your fanciest frock and step out into the beer garden to soak up the electric atmosphere. Expect pop-ups from Hoegaarden, Ketel One Botanical, Pimm’s and Robert Oatley wines plus a complimentary beverage on arrival. If you’re game to get really fancy this race day, for $149 you can enjoy a three-hour premium beverage package with champagne on arrival and rolling canapés, plus live entertainment from the comfort of your own private area paired with stunning riverside views. Ready to take it up another notch? For $250 score a table in the restaurant, two bottles of sparkling wine and a too-good-to-eat charcuterie plate on arrival. Plus, all ticket holders will have access to the epic afterparty from 2pm, so you can celebrate well into the evening. Winning. 

When: The Garden Party and Table Packages start from 10am, Riverside Room Package 11am til 2pm, Garden Afterparty from 2pm
Cost: The Gardens Party $25, Riverside Room Package $149, Table Packages $250

The Royal

For a full-blown fancy affair, head to The Royal on the Waterfront. Here, you’ll be treated to prime viewing of the races on the big screens, soak up the sultry sounds of Perth jazz performer Cathrine Summers and tuck into an indulgent three-course luncheon featuring chargrilled Mount Barker chicken breast, baby cos hearts with caesar dressing and San Daniele prosciutto. Tickets are $99 which also includes a glass of Piper Heidsieck Champagne or pint of Colonial Brewing Co beer on arrival, or for another $50 you can enjoy a three-hour beverage package. They’ve also got you sorted for fashion and lucky door prizes, sweeps, live beats and entry to The Royal afterparty too. We’ll cheers to that. 

When: All day
Cost: $99 per person + $50 for the added drinks package

The Bar And Alfresco At The Royal

>With those glittering water views, mingling areas, live music, epic food, an impressive beverage package and a friendly crowd, the bar at The Royal is seriously tempting us. Your ticket includes a ‘Gram-worthy, one-metre grazing board with an extensive selection of antipasto delicacies, two jugs of Aperol Spritz, eight cans of Colonial Brewing Co beer, two bottles of NV Varichon & Clerc Blanc de Blanc and access to the afterparty. Sure, tickets might be on the higher end of the scale, but you can’t put a price tag on attending one of the hottest Melbourne Cup parties in Perth.

When: All day
Cost: $500 for 8 people

Now you’re all up to speed on the best Melbourne Cup Events thanks to Colonial Leisure Group, avoid the heartbreak of missing out and snap up your tickets today. Future you will thank you. 

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