Brisbane's Best Melbourne Cup Events 2022

Every year, the Melbourne Cup is held on the first Tuesday of November in Australia. It’s a horse race, but it’s so much more than that. The Melbourne Cup has become a national holiday for Australians and an event that stops the nation in its tracks.

If you’re looking for some extra fun during the Melbourne Cup, look no further than Brisbane. From restaurants to bars, here’s where to go in Brisbane to celebrate the race.


167 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Enjoy the race that stops the nation with a beverage package plus Kitchen credit for the Riverland’s scrumptious food station. That’s not all there will also be sweeps, fashions on the river and LIVE …

The Regatta Hotel

543 Coronation Dr, Toowong QLD 4066
This event sells out so quickly every year and we are positive it will be no different this year. Join us for 3 astounding courses created by The Boatshed’s head chef, Lochlan Alexander. As well as a…

Darling & Co

157 Given Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064
Dress for the races this Melbourne Cup Day at Darling & Co. Indulge yourself with a 3 course seated lunch package including a 3 hours beverage. Plus prizes, sweeps and live and loud races on the big s…

Friday's Riverside

Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Join the team at Friday’s for lunch this Melbourne Cup Day. Be treated to 2 course meal in the terrace bar with a 3hr standard or premium beverage package. Get in the spirit of things with prizes for …

Victoria Park

309 Herston Rd
Victoria Park hosts an annual Brisbane Melbourne Cup Day gala event. This year’s guests will be treated to a spectacular luncheon w/ beverage package in Victoria Park’s Ballroom. Plus Sweeps, Raffles,…

iL Molo Italian Kitchen

1B Oxford St, Bulimba QLD 4171
Back a winner this Melbourne Cup and book your tickets to iL Molo’s exclusive race day lunch package! For Melbourne Cup, iL Molo is serving up a riverfront Italo feast, alongside Aperol spritz and liv…

The Jetty South Bank

4 Sidon St
Escape to River Quay’s favourite waterfront restaurant for Melbourne Cup in Brisbane. Be among the first to witness The Jetty’s new look with a three course feast featuring spectacular views of Brisba…

Maya Mexican

757 Ann Street
Celebrate the race that stops the nation from Brisbane’s best rooftop bar. Enjoy a cocktail party package featuring free flowing beverages, canapés and music from some of Brisbane’s best live DJ’s….


641 Ann Street
This first of November, your wish is our command. So you’ll feel like a winner, across the whole of Cloudland. Where glamour meets garden and fuses with fashion. And live trackside action, if racing’…

Lina Rooftop Bar

80 Tribune Street, Brisbane
It’s the race that stops the nation and Lina Rooftop is delivering a decadent Melbourne Cup experience for one of Australia’s most prestigious events. Celebrate in style atop the twelfth floor of the …

Brisbane's Best Melbourne Cup Events 2022

The Melbourne Cup was first run in 1861, when it was known as “The Grand National Steeplechase.” The race was originally run over 1,200 meters (about 6 furlongs), but now it’s run over 3,200 meters (about 2 miles). It was moved to Flemington Racecourse in 1882 and is still held there today.

It’s been called “the race that stops the nation,” because of how many people watch or participate in it every year. In 2018 alone, 1 million people watched the event live on television and another 700,000 people watched it at home via streaming service Foxtel Now. That’s not even counting those who attended the event in person!

People all over Australia tune into this event every year because they love horses and they love racing—but most importantly because they love winning money from betting on their favourite horse!

Whether you’re hoping to celebrate Melbourne Cup with a luxurious long luncheon, or a stand up soiree you won’t be caught with a long face.

Considering the history of Melbourne cup, these winning events are sure to sell out fast, so get in early to secure your place.