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Cup Day Fashions, Sweeps & Eats

Story: Sally Gordon
Oct 25, 2019
Cup Day Fashions, Sweeps & Eats
Ladies, if you’re wondering what’s hot for this year’s Melbourne Cup…it’s all about the fashion trifecta of bright, bold and big. This year, fashionistas are touting hot-pinks, reds, greens and yellows, with an 80s twist coming through in statement sleeves and big shoulders. Colour blocking also is hailed as a 2019 trackside trend.

Gents are being advised to stick to any shade of grey, with your tie or shirt bringing the pop of colour needed to modernise this classic look.

The 2019 Melbourne Cup falls on Tuesday 5 November, with the race starting at 2pm Queensland time (3pm daylight saving time).

This is the one day in the year, everyone gets to play serious mid-week dress-ups, so giddy-up 4017 racegoers and enjoy your Cup day celebrations at any one of the following fabulous functions.


Event: Pretty in Pink Melbourne Cup Event 11.30am – 4pm

Tickets: Lunch and drinks package $95pp

Inclusions: A selection of cocktail-style roaming canapes plus a two-hour drinks package with Pink Gin cocktails, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. Please advise of allergies and dietary requests when booking.

Book by: 4 November, 11.30am.
Contact: Ph: 3869 0544 or visit their Facebook page.

Full Moon Hotel 118 Eagle Terrace, Sandgate


Event: Melbourne Cup on the Deck
12pm – 3pm

Tickets: Food and drinks package $75pp

Inclusions: Three-hour food and drinks package. Prizes for best-dressed and lucky door prizes

Book by: Friday 1 November

Contact: Purchase tickets at the bar or email

Sandgate Post Office Hotel 1 Bowser Parade, Sandgate


Event: Melbourne Cup luncheon from 11am

Tickets: $29.90pp

Inclusions: Two-course meal including an entrée and main meal – choose from three different options for each course. Sweeps and prizes for best-dressed.

Book by: Monday 4 November (if not sold prior)

Contact: Pay at the venue on the day or ph:  3051 7646

The Brighton Hotel 196 Brighton Terrace


Event: Giddy up for Melbourne Cup
11am – 2.30pm

Tickets: $34.80pp

Inclusions: Enjoy a two-course meal, bubbles plus a share plate on arrival, sweeps and    more.

Book by: Monday 4 November (if not sold prior)

Contact: Bookings essential - call 3865 3888.

Taigum Tavern 217 Beams Road, Brisbane


Event: Melbourne Cup 2019 – Phoenix Lounge Party 11.30am – 10pm

Tickets: Phoenix Lounge Party $59pp / Two-course luncheon $36

Inclusions: Guests have two options to choose from, including a two-course luncheon in the Panama Jack’s restaurant or the Phoenix Bar Lounge Party.

Phoenix Lounge Party: The Phoenix Bar will be roped off and include gourmet food stations. The race will be displayed on a big screen and ticket holders will receive five drinks from the Phoenix Bar. There also will be sweeps, raffles, fashions on the field and Double Jack is playing live.

Two-course luncheon: Guests will be treated to a glass of bubbles on arrival and enjoy some racing-inspired trivia and games. The luncheon includes a main and dessert options. There also will be a best-dressed competition, sweeps and the race will be shown on the big screen.

Book by: Monday 4 November (if not sold prior)

Contact: Purchase tickets via Bracken Ridge Tavern’s website events page or the event link on the Bracken Ridge Tavern Facebook page.

Bracken Ridge Tavern 154 Barrett Street, Bracken Ridge


Event: Melbourne Cup Smorgasbord Luncheon starting from 11.15am

Tickets: $20pp

Inclusions: Smorgasbord lunch, fashion parade hosted by Victoria’s Bling, raffles and sweeps.

Bookings: Call Cath Haskins ph: 0412 476 666 or purchase tickets over the bar. Club is open Wed - Sat.