The best spots in Freo for Melbourne Cup Day!

Brett NovakSeptember 25, 2018

We’ve done the research and investigating, so you don’t have to!

Here are our top picks for an unforgettable Melbourne Cup day in Fremantle!


The Sweetwater Rooftop Bar

Sweetwater serves up thirst quenching cocktails and delicious dishes in a sunny and casual garden rooftop bar in East Fremantle.

Their Melbourne Cup event is hosted by Veuve Cliquot

The event starts at 10:30am with two options to choose from, the Cocktail Event worth $80pp or the Sit Down event which is $140pp

The Cocktail Event
$80pp including a glass of Veuve Cliquot on arrival, luxurious roving canapes and a sorbet station

The Seated Affair
$140pp including a decadent sit down lunch with sorbet platter and free flowing Veuve Cliquot

In addition you get:
Live race on the big screens
Prizes for best dressed
Pamper bar

Picture: @sweetwaterrooftopbar on Instagram


Bathers Beach House

Bathers Beach House is Perth’s only absolute beachfront restaurant, bar and function space, three steps from the beautiful white sands of Bathers Beach in Fremantle. They have two options for Melbourne cup day, an Upstairs Cocktail event or a Downstairs Set Menu Lunch.

The Upstairs Cocktail Event – tickets are $99 each

  • Doors open at 10.30am – entry from our northern side entry
  • Three hours of complimentary beverages from 11am – 2pm including a selection of red, white and sparkling wines, our full selection of draught beers, soft drinks and juices.
  • Substantial canapé food will be served throughout the event.
  • Multiple live food stations.
  • A great view of the big race on our large screens, offering great viewing from everywhere inside the room.
  • Fashion parade.
  • Dj.
  • Sweepstakes for those who want to get into the excitement of the race and try their luck.
  • Make sure you are also dressed in your absolute best and ready to strut our catwalk as we will be giving away awesome prizes to the best dressed lady, best dressed gent, most original and best headwear.
  • After the event you are welcome to stay on as we create the best party in Fremantle through the afternoon to sunset and beyond.

The Downstairs Set Menu lunch

The Bathers Beach House Melbourne cup three course lunch package will be a combination of amazing food, complimented by a spectacular ocean view, whilst also enjoying the excitement of Australia’s most famous horse race.

A ticket to our downstairs three course set menu lunch will include:

  • Complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival (doors open at 10.30am – entry from northern side)
  • Three course set menu created specially by our head chef for this event.
  • A great view of the big race on our large screens.
  • Sweepstakes for those who want to get into the excitement of the race and try their luck.
  • Exclusive access to our downstairs restaurant, doors open from 10.30am event runs until 2pm.
  • Priority access to our upstairs bar after 2pm should you want to enjoy the fun of our upstairs cocktail party later in the afternoon.
  • Competitions and giveaways for best dress for the ladies and best hat for the gents.

Tickets for the Downstairs Three Course set lunch are $75 each and are available online now.

Click here for Bathers Beach House’s Melb Cup

Photo: @bathersbeachhouse on Instagram


The Swan Yacht Club

The Swan Yacht Club’s Award-winning ‘Event of the Year’ is back in 2018 for another spectacular day out. Melbourne Cup Day at the Swan is an unforgettable experience!

TICKETS: General Admission $100, VIP $125.

Tickets feature a three hour drinks & catering package including canapés & fresh seafood in a relaxed lounge setting with river views.VIP includes a premium drinks package with exclusive access to a separate VIP area.

Tuesday 6 November, Entry 10AM, Packages start from 11AM. Book Now via (08) 9339 3520

Click here for The Swan Yacht Clubs Melb Cup Day 

Bib and Tucker

Hosted by their very own Eamon Sullivan, Bib & Tucker’s Melbourne Cup luncheon is back for 2018. Watch the race that stops the nation while overlooking the breathtaking views of Leighton beach.

Tickets are $100 p/p and include a glass of Veuve Cliquot Champagne on arrival and dining on an exquisitely prepared grazing menu by executive chef Scott Bridger. Enjoy the day in style with prizes awarded for best dressed and entry into Bib & Tucker’s sweepstakes.

Get your tickets from their website – Here – Bib & Tuckers Melbourne Cup Day

Photo: @_bibandtucker_ on Instagram

The Left Bank

Melbourne Cup is BACK at The Left Bank! You’ve got two options this year! Their Garden Party or Cocktail Party.

They will show the race live on all screens, two Fashion Parades, and live bands and DJs. And as always, there will be horses to feed and take photos with!

The Left Bank will be open from 10am. Smart Dress Code applies all day!


The Cocktail Party:

The Cocktail Party sells out every year so grab your tickets quick!  Tickets are $99.00

Starting at 11am, a 3 hour food and beverage package will be provided to guests, including premium cocktail food, and an Oyster Station.

Various entertainment including a ‘Horse Race’ gambling table, a photo booth, and all screens playing the races.

DJs will be providing the tunes upstairs, and guests are welcome to continue the party in the Beer Garden downstairs once the Cocktail Party has finished.


The Garden Party:

Our Garden Party kicks off in the Beer Garden at 10am, with our bars ready to serve champagne and pour beer!
Entry is free, so first in best dressed! Live band Bright and Cutts and DJs will be providing the tunes for the day – it is sure to be a good one.

This year’s Fashion Parade will feature local dress hire shop Ignite The Night and Hair and Make-up is sponsored once again by Zedz Salon who will also be available to touch up your hair and makeup throughout the day!

Adept Photo Booths will be setting up a photo booth downstairs on the day where you can pose for some happy Melbourne Cup snaps!

As always, prizes for best dressed!

For more information – click here
The Left Bank Melbourne Cup

Photo: The Left Bank Website


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