It is the race that stops a nation and Mandurah punters love to get involved and celebrate the occasion.
The Mandurah Mail has put together a list of the best Melbourne Cup hot spots for local racing fans to watch the
Check out the top hot spots below. If we’ve missed any, let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s time to dust off the hats and get ready to make a dollar on the biggest race of the year.
Enjoy sipping on bubbles, cocktails and indulging in high tea at Catch 22 for their Melbourne Cup party.
Running from 11am-3pm, the event will offer sweet and savoury treats catering to all dietary needs, competitions and prizes.
Tickets are $55. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the ticket website.
The Bridge Garden Bar
There’s plenty of fun to be had at the Bridge with two ticket options available for race goers to watch the cup.
Running from 10.30am-4.30pm, there is the option for free general admission or a VIP Marquee for adults only, designed to provide the ultimate races feel.
The Marquee will include two large screen TV’s, canapes, grazing table and inclusive package of beer, red and white wine, sparkling wine and soft drinks.
There will be sweeps before the race, games and prizes plus live music from 2pm.
VIP tickets are $60. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the ticket website.
Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre
Don your spring time finest and watch the race on the big screen at the Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre from 11am-1.30pm.
There will be prizes for best dressed and sweepstakes as well as food and dessert.
The cost is $12 for members and $17 for non-members. Beer and wine will be available to purchase.
Bookings are essential. Call 9550 3799.
Murphy’s Irish Pub
For punters wanting to celebrate into the evening, Murphy’s Irish Pub’s Melbourne Cup event will run from 10.30am until late.
There will be a three course gourmet Parisian style lunch with a complimentary drink on arrival as well as prizes, sweepstakes and a professional photobooth.
The after-party will boast music by popular Perth band Lush.
Tickets are $58 per person. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 9535 2666 or visit the Facebook event.
Oceanic Bar and Grill
The Oceanic Bar and Grill will also keep the party pumping until late with their free event from 11am.
One of Mandurah’s most iconic waterfront premises, overlook the beautiful Dolphin Quay Marina as you watch the event on a number of large TV’s in the venue.
Receive a complimentary Oyster Bay glass of bubbly on arrival. Prizes and live entertainment from 12pm.
Book a table by calling 9582 9465 or visit the website.
For those who love all kinds of racing Greyhounds WA, Mandurah will have you sorted.
The race will be streamed live on the big screen, with Greyhound racing set to commence at 3pm.
A seafood buffet, bubbly on arrival, sweeps, DJ tunes and TAB facilities will help punters celebrate in style.
Bookings are essential, tickets are $60. Doors open at 10am.
For more information or to book, call 9581 7188.
Peel Alehouse will celebrate the race that stops the nation from 12pm on November 6.
There will be best dressed and lucky door prizes, raffles, sweeps and live entertainment after the race.
TAB facilities will be available from 8am.
To book, call 9581 5400.
Friar Tuck’s Irish House
Friar Tuck’s Irish House will host a Melbourne Cup luncheon with an all inclusive food and open bar package available.
Their Irish Melbourne Cup experience will include sweeps, music and prizes and promises to be ‘good craic’.
For more information call 9534 4788 or visit their website.
This is the event that will stop all of Mandurah.
Celebrate Melbourne Cup in style while enjoying a three course lunch for $35 per person.
There will be sweeps and prizes up for grabs with six screens throughout the restaurant to watch the race live.
Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club
Celebrate Melbourne Cup on the Marina at the Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club
Enjoy a glass of bubbles and a grazing table on arrival before a two course lunch while a DJ plays requests and plenty of fun to be had in the photobooth.
Fashions on the field prizes to be won as well as prizes for the best hat.
Tickets are $75. To purchase tickets, call 9535 6251. For more information, visit the website.