Top Ten Places To Drink After Melbourne Cup

The 2014 Melbourne Cup is set to be a spectacular event with good food, wine, fashion and horse racing.

The festivities do not stop after the official race of the year with a great line up of boutique bars, trendy cafes and wine bars that will happily push out craft beers, fine wines, quality cocktails and sophisticated bar bites from the afternoon into the evening.

(In no particular order)

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1. The Charming Squire | 3/133 Grey Street, South Brisbane

Drink Highlights: Tasting Tray and Hop Thief 6

Food Highlights: Smoked and Corned Lamb’s Tongue and Assiette of Mandarin and Orange

katherine lamont - brisbane weekender 2. Tank Bar and Laneway Brisbane CBD | 32 Turbot Street, Brisbane

Drink Highlights: Penfolds Grange 2003 Shiraz (if going in with an open wallet) and 2009 Mitchell Semillon from Clare Valley

Food Highlight: Crispy Honey Garlic and Chilli Mooloolaba Prawns and Peking Duck Fresh Rice Paper Rolls

(check back here soon – review to come)


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3. Kettle and Tin Paddington | 215 Given Terrace, Paddington

Drink Highlights: 6 Strings IPA and Hotel Comodoro cocktail

Food Highlights: Moroccan Spiced Lamb Rump and Raw Beetroot Carpaccio

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katherine lamont - brisbane weekender http://brisbaneweekender.com4. Green Beacon | 26 Helen St, Teneriffe (open after 5pm)

Drink Highlights: Penny Porter and The Digger

Food Highlights: Seafood Platter and Session Plate 1

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5. Lennons Restaurant and Bar via Next Hotel | 72 Queen Street Brisbane

Drink Highlights: Artisan Wines and Cocktails

Food Highlights: Yellowtail King Fish and Smoked Tasmanian salmon

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6. Little Brew | 131 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington (or the new sister company Hop Scotch and Bean on Petrie Terrace)

Drink Highlights: Hop Hog and Amber Ale

Food Highlights: Chorizo Bocadillos and Chicken Drumettes

Read about Little Brew here

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7. The Loft | 100 Boundary Street, West End

Drink Highlights: Beers and Cocktails

Food Highlights: Mushroom Arancini Balls and Tempura Prawns

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8. The Flying Cock | 388 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley (Melbourne Cup pre-purchase function on until 4pm)

Drink Highlights: Blood Orange Iced Tea and Lychee Rose Collins

Food Highlights: Bruschetta Corn and Onion Rings

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9. Alfred and Constance for afternoon pints and Fever Club underground until late | 130 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley

Drink Highlights: Blue Hawaiian and Piña colada

Food Highlights: Slow Roasted Pork Belly and Fried Chicken Burger

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10. Chester Street Bakery and Bar | 32a Chester Street, Newstead

Drink Highlights: Rogers and Elderflower Fizz

Food Highlights: Roast Pork Pizza and Banoffe Pie