Blackbird’s signature Melbourne Cup event is back again.

Choose from a lavish cocktail Garden Party or a 3 course luncheon affair. From 11:30am to 4:00pm. 

Inclusive of a 4.5hr package, complete with free flowing French Champagne, premium wines, cocktails and spirits, live music, full coverage of the days’ races, larger-than-life roving entertainment, fashions on the field, plus prizes and charity sweep stakes to the benefit of YoungCare.

Garden Party
$210 per person
Featuring gourmet substantial canapés, fresh seafood and food stations
To book visit

*please note that this is a cocktail style event with no reserved seatingThe Cup Affair
$249 per person
Featuring a 3 course menu with canapés on arrival
To book email[email protected]
Tickets selling fast. Secure yours today before they are all gone.
For more information please call our events team on 07 3229 1200 


Blackbird Bar & Restaurant and Adelaide Hills Distillery are joining forces to bring you a spectacular one night only event.

Treat yourself to 4 delicious courses, created by Head Chef Anthony Donaldson, each paired with an expertly matched gin cocktail.

Be taken on a journey as Head Distiller, Sacha La Forgia, hosts the evening exploring the world of gin, from the conceptualisation to the final product.

When: Tuesday 8th October
Time: 7:00pm
Price: $110pp

This is an event not to be missed. Limited tickets available and will sell quickly. View the menu below


Cold smoked Cobia with avocado, black tahini, pomelo & flying fish roe

Green Ant Fizz
Adelaide Hills Distillery Green Ant Gin, finger lime and green ant cordial, Adelaide Hills Distillery Dry Vermouth, lemon myrtle and bush salt solution, whites, lime, Davidson plum cider.

Roast breast & leg of Brisbane Valley Quail with sweetcorn,
king oyster mushrooms & thyme roasting juices.

The Great Bite
Adelaide Hills Distillery 78 Dry Gin, Adelaide Hills Distillery Gunnery Australian Spiced Gin, Davidson Plum Rosso Vermouth, Wattleseed and Macadamia infused Adelaide Hills Distillery Bitter Orange.

Wood grilled Darling Downs Angus scotch with white onion puree, charred broccolini & salted black bean

The Bush Spritz
Adelaide Hills Distillery 78 degrees Gin, IPA hopped soda, Pineapple and Aniseed Myrtle syrup, Boobiella and Bush Apple infused Adelaide Hills Distillery Dry vermouth

Mango whipped cheesecake with passionfruit & native finger lime

Adventurers and Dreamers
Adelaide Hills Distillery Sunset Gin, Adelaide Hills Distillery Rose Vermouth, lemon juice, Bowen Mango & passionfruit curd, Davidson plum paint.


Set your evening alight from the best vantage point in the city. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the firework extravaganza and see the heart of the show, the Story Bridge, in all its glory as it comes to life for Riverfire.

Celebrate with a 3 hour all inclusive package including substantial canapés, premium wine and beer, and be entertained by our resident DJ.

When: Saturday 28 September
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost: $130/PP

Limited tickets available and will sell quickly.
Secure yours today via the link below

Saturday 28 September

After Riverfire has lit up the Brisbane skyline, join us at Blackbird bar, and dance the night away at the official Riverfire After Party with DJ Helena Ellis

DJ Helena Ellis has forged a formidable reputation in the Australian club scene as Australia’s number one urban female DJ.

Whilst currently headlining on The Edge 96.1 as the only female DJ she has also supported an impressive line up of international acts, including Nelly, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B., DJ Quick, Mobb Deep, 112 and Blu Cantrell. 

DJ Helena Ellis will be on the decks from 1am

So don’t miss this epic set and keep the party going.


80’s music & know- how from 4:00pm – 9:00pm.