Nightlife and Bars to head to after the Races

Had an amazing day at the Spring Racing Carnival and eager to keep the party going? We hear you! We’ve compiled a list of the best venues and nightlife options to explore following the races this Spring Racing Carnival.


Mr Picollo
507 Macaulay Rd, Kensington

Mr Picollo is the perfect post race day spot, staying open late and serving up delicious, authentic Italian food as well as amazing cocktails. Conveniently, Mr Piccolo is only 5 minutes from the track too!

Strangeloves Wine Bar
577 Mount Alexander Rd Moonee Ponds

Looking for a cosy wine bar to enjoy a late night tipple after a day in the Spring sun? Look no further than Strangeloves Wine Bar. Nestled just a short Uber ride away from Flemington, Strangeloves is the go to place for a post-race night cap.


Valley Cellardoor
18 Hall St, Moonee Ponds

Valley Cellardoor boasts a good looking wine list and a collection of board games - so if you’re looking for a nice way to wind down after a day at the races, look no further! You’ll be from the track to cellardoor in 8 minutes.

Cocktails and Canvas
601 Mount Alexander Rd Moonee Ponds

Here’s one of the most creative ways for you to spend your evening after the races. Cocktails and Canvas provides you with the opportunity to walk in, have a glass of wine and attempt to paint the next masterpiece. All the equipment is supplied and who knows, after a day at the Spring Racing Carnival, you might have some special inspiration!


Tom Pockett Cellar
155 Burke Rd Glen Iris

Enjoy great tapas and wine? Head to Tom Pockett in your Spring Racing Carnival race wear and we wouldn’t blame you thinking you’ve landed in Europe! Enjoy a fun vibe accompanied by a delicious selection of cheese and wine - but pro tip: we suggest getting there early to avoid the crowd.

256 Glenferrie Rd Malvern

Only ten minutes from Caulfield, Sagra boasts a great atmosphere, perfect for unwinding after a big race day. A family run restaurant / bar, prepare to head back to Sagra more than once - even on non-race days!


The Emmerson
145 Commercial Road , South Yarra

This South Yarra hot spot knows a thing or two about sophisticated socialising, so what better place to extend your trackside celebrations? Swing by here after the races, to check out the very snazzy Veuve Cliquot Rose Garden pop-up, up on the rooftop. There’ll be DJ’s, lots of glam drinks, and plenty of fellow race-goers with which to enjoy it all.


Good Heavens
1/79 Bourke Street, Melbourne

A newly opened rooftop bar right in Melbourne’s CBD, Good Heavens is a cocktail lover’s heaven - serving up Pina Coladas, Blue Lagoons and much more! If you’re feeling peckish post your day at the track, you can first head downstairs to Fancy Hank’s before enjoying the Melbourne sunset from the Good Heavens rooftop.

Mr. Mason
Shop 10, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne

Mr Mason has all your post-racing needs met, with its series of Fillies, Frocks and French Fare events, held on Derby Day, Cup Eve, and Oaks Day. For each one, the stylish French bar and eatery will keep those party vibes flowing, offering specials on Mumm Cordon Rouge and Mumm Rose, and live entertainment from 7pm. Get in touch to book your crew a table.

State of Grace
477 Collins Street, Melbourne

With its old-world charm and glamourous fit-out, Fall From Grace’s cellar bar is exactly the kind of place that you’ll want to hit up after the races. Which is handy, given it’s hosting a series of five Spring Racing Carnival after-parties, complete with specials on Mumm champagne, Mumm Cordon Rouge and Mumm rose, and DJ’s from 7pm. Each one kicks off at 5pm, so you can head in straight after the final race.

Spice Market
Beaney Lane, Melbourne

Spice Market is a glam destination, with everything you need to continue those trackside celebrations in style. Ladies can indulge in $5 spirits during happy hour (5-8pm) on Thursday nights, whilst Saturday's offer affordable $10 cocktails. The dance floor is staple, the crowd is chic and private booths are worth investigating for that extra bit of exclusivity,