It’s that time of year again, folks: race season! With Melbourne Cup just around the corner, it’s time to splash that heard-earned cash, and gussy up in your finest outfits for the perfect day that stops the nation. Nothing says Melbourne Cup like a garden party with a dip in a rooftop pool, with a view, and this race day Soleil Pool Bar is coming at you with the finest of fine experiences.

For the low-low price of just over a $100 you get a glass of bubbly, and heavenly, Moet Ice Champagne on arrival plus unlimited access to the bar’s premium collection of beer, wine, cider and spirits. There’s just nothing like watching your favourite horse glide to victory with a glass of the finest alcohol in one hand – don’t worry, we won’t keep count.

But drinks aren’t the only item on the agenda, with the gentle crooning of live music filling the fresh air as musicians Tom Webster, Migz vs Ryan Livings, and Geordie Roberts grace this epic party with their harmonious talent.

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Official advertisement poster for the Melbourne Cup Garden Party.

Oh! Don’t forget the food, with a selection of mouth-watering canapes direct from the Bacchus Restaurant kitchen, where Head Chef Mark Penna will flex his culinary prowess to bring you only the best for Melbourne Cup. Our stomach is growling just thinking of it!

To top it all off, this glamorous event is raising funds for the Children’s Hospital Foundation, so you can enjoy all that luxury guilt free while helping raise money for a charity that really makes a difference in the local community.

The Soleil Pool Bar Melbourne Cup Garden Party kicks off this Tuesday November 3, from 12pm to 3pm, and will kick in on into the evening with an after-party to please every type of racing season aficionado. The Soleil Pool Bar is located on the corner of Great and Glenelg Streets in South Brisbane.

Go forth, don those fascinators, and enjoy a racing day that won’t soon be forgotten; and don’t forget to bring your friends! For more information, or to buy tickets, please click here.

Words by Shannon Coward / Photography supplied by Soleil Pool Bar