If you're an eager beaver when it comes to the Melbourne Cup every year, you're probs on the hunt for a cheeky venue to watch it in.
Look no further! Because we put together a few of the best spots you can get amongst the action, here in Auckland.
1. The Lula Inn
The Lula Inn, located on Auckland's waterfront, is hosting their very own Melbourne Cup Day event, and they've teamed up with George to do it!
Lula's Cup Day involves a four course menu and drinks to match, from 1pm. You gotta book a table for this affair, but there's also non-seated general admission tickets available.
General Lee will also be throwing down a live broadcast from 12pm!
For more info, head here.
Instagramable rating: Vibes out of 10
2. Ellerslie Racecourse
What better place to get right into the races than at the racecourse itself?!
Just like every year, Ellerslie Racecourse is putting it ON. This event isn't really a sit down one, and is a really good excuse to dress up if you're into it. With a massive live broadcast, live performances and plenty of opportunities to socialise, this is more of a chinwag event than anything.
This sells out most years, and is a slightly boujee-er occasion, with people really dressed to the nines.
All details are here.
Instagramable rating: Show off the outfit you spent too much on out of 10.
Teddy's is where you want to go if you're just down for a nice bit of R&R during the broadcast.
Although more relaxed, it's still a pretty classy affair, where they'll be serving champagne and a good feed for around $100 a head.
With it's more intimate feel, out of the way feel, this wee gem tucked away in Ponsonby could be the vibe for you. To book, head here.
Instagramable rating: Just smart casual out of 10.
4. Regatta Bar & Eatery
If you're down for a cheeky seaview during ya Tuesday off at Takapuna beach, head to Regatta for your Melbourne Cup celebrations.
Particularly, for the shore locals, who may not want to splurge on the Uber over the bridge, Regatta is the perfect spot for ya Champas and four course meal, kicking off from 12pm.
Check out all the deets here.
Instagramable rating: Sea view aesthetic out of 10.