Melbourne social events page of the award winning Melbourne Social Club. Our Melbourne social events helps you to socialise and meet new people and make friends in Melbourne. The Melbourne Social Club averages around 20 to 25 different social events in Melbourne a month (up to 30 events a month in summer). Events are added regularly. Most Melbourne social club events are for members only as indicated by Not Available (N/A) under non-members and guests.


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End of Month February Social Drinks in Melbourne CBD

Dr Watson's Bar, 417 Collins Street, Melbourne

** Open to everyone to enjoy end of month drinks. **

Join us for our end of month drinks in another great venue in the CBD.

If you are not a member, book in and join us at this end of month drinks night. Meet some of our hosts and members, learn more about the best and liveliest social activities in Melbourne and start enjoying a great social life and great benefits such as discounts to bars, restaurants, shopping, and wine offers.

A recent article on the social club can also be seen on Weekend Notes.

This month we are visiting Dr Watson's Bar that is situated above our favourite trivia haunts, the Sherlock Holmes Inn. The bar is a great spin-off from the Sherlock Holmes located beneath this bar.

The venue is long room that has a theme of Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes and has large tables at the front, an elegant bar in the middle and other chairs for sitting and dining.

Just like the Sherlock, there is great pub grub and an extensive range of beers many served from the big pump handles with some traditional type English ales such as Hobgoblin, ESB and Old Speckled Hen to name a few.

It is a great addition to extend the ever-popular Sherlock Holmes and create Dr Watsons Bar in a similar style.

Meet at the check-in desk our reserved area at the back of the venue and check out the Baker Street vibe with us.

Thu, 27 February

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

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OPEN TO EVERYONE

Leap Saturday Night at the Hop Garden

Hop Garden, 562 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Once every four years, we enjoy an extra Leap Day in the year and this year it falls on a Saturday, so we will enjoy celebrating the Leap by visiting a new place in Melbourne, The Hop Garden.

The Hop Garden is one of the newest venues around that relaxed vibe and rustic feeling with a selection of beers, wines, spirits and food options.

There is a selection of Thunder Road beers on tap and by the bottle and schooners of beer are $5 on Saturday night. The wines are from Range Life wines. Thunder Road Brewing is a locally based and owned brewery based in Brunswick.

There are multiple food options that include a shared tray that includes brisket, pulled pork wings, slaw and tots as well as individual options of smoked brisket pizza, fried Mac and cheese, burgers, wings, jalapeno poppers, HSP, wedges and fries.

There is also an adjoining cafe bar restaurant that has a wider range of casual dining and restaurant options, if you prefer.

Many trams run along St Kilda Road. The venue is close to the Commercial Road junction so use tram 72 as well as other trams 3,5,6,16 and 67.

Take a leap and join us trying out a new place that has some great on-line reviews.

Meet Ian at the reserved table(s).

Sat, 29 February

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 28 February

Melbourne Social Cycling and Breakfast

Federation Square (opposite the main tram stop on St Kilda Road)

Join a group of fellow Melbourne Social Club bike riders for our monthly morning ride.

Our usual ride is around the Capital City trail which is about 32 km long and the ride takes approx 3 to 3.5 hrs including time for brunch and is mainly on sealed bike paths. It requires a reasonable level of fitness (as there are hilly sections) and a suitable bike in good working order.

We may change the ride a little bit this month but the ride will be of similar length and duration.

Meet David and Ian at Federation Square at 9.30 am directly opposite the tram stop on St Kilda Road.

Sat, 29 February

9.30am - 12.45pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 28 February

Trivia Night in Melbourne CBD

Sherlock Holmes, 415 Collins Street, Melbourne

Join us for a trivia night at the Sherlock Holmes on Collins Street which is a British styled pub located on Collins Street.

The trivia night is hosted by comedian Janet McLeod and offers winners $50 food & drink vouchers as well as quiz rounds for Jugs of Beer, Bottles of wine etc. Janet is a well-respected comedian and has a way of getting you involved in the night.

The Sherlock Holmes opened in 1985 and the hostelry has been extremely well received, as have its comestibles, ales wines and spirits. So much so that the worst criticism has been that the establishment is too small for the large numbers of discerning citizens who wish to avail themselves of the sundry attractions which this unique tavern affords.

Here is a home for the aficionados of the works of the eneffable Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, where the friendly shades of Dr Watson, Professor Moriarty (a changed man since he went over the falls) and the Stradivarius-playing, opium-smoking genius himself, the Great Detective, await your pleasure.

So meet Nicole at the reserved table for a fun trivia night.

Tue, 3 March

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 2 March

Curry of the Month: Indian

Magic Mint, 9 Hall Street, Moonee Ponds

Join us for some fine Indian cuisine in Moonee Ponds, a hidden jewel serving great Indian cuisine.

The venue serves a fine Indian dining experience at a reasonable price and has some great on-line reviews with great customer experiences, hospitable staff and good authentic Indian dishes

Enjoy some more fun Indian delights in this curry of the month

Meet Alan at the reserved table(s).

Thu, 5 March

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 4 March

Friday Night Film: Star Wars -The Rise of Skywalker

Astor Theatre, cnr Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Windsor

Join us for the latest instalment of the Star Wars stories from the galaxy far, far away.

Director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey in the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

The Astor is one of the last single screen movie palaces in the world transporting you to a time when going to the movies was an event and it has just been recent being re-vamped although retains many of its grand art deco features.

The Astor theatre is only 3 minutes from Windsor Station. Tickets purchased can be purchased on the night. Tram 5 and Tram 78 stops by the cinema.

Meet Ian in the foyer area at 7.10pm

Fri, 6 March

7.10pm - 9.30pm

Members: $18.5

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 5 March

Port Phillip Mussel and Jazz Festival and Market

George Hotel, 139 Cecil Street, South Melbourne

The Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival celebrates its seventh birthday this year with a two-day street party and mollusc feast! Spend the day in the sun with friends and family, feasting, dancing and celebrating seafood, all to the sounds of some cool jazz.

Think sangria and piping hot mussel paella, wok cooked drunken mussels and craft beer, mussels cooked in a light buttermilk batter served with crispy cos lettuce and chimichuri, and artisanal ice cream. Many different food options available at the South Melbourne market which is located at the festival.

At the festival, expect a great mussel cook up from restaurants and street vendors alike, the sounds of Dixieland and New Orleans Jazz, and mussels by the bucket load. This is a seafood street party, sure to be loud, bright, and delicious.

Afterwards, we can enjoy some Saturday afternoon drinks.

Meet Ian at the George Hotel for a meeting spot.

Sat, 7 March

1.00pm - 3.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 6 March

Saturday Night Dinner on Lygon Street

Mercadante, 123 Lygon Street, Carlton

Join us for a Saturday night in Lygon Street, the home of Italian culture in Melbourne (Little Italy) that buzzes day and night.

We will be starting at Mercadante located right in the middle of Lygon Street at the heart of Italian restaurants. Mercdante has great authentic Italian food with a mural of Venice.

It is a busy place with a very high ranking on tripadvisor and a great mix of home-made pasta, pizzas as well as steaks, salads pizza, the parmas and other Italian favourites. It is especially known for its signature chocolate pizza.

After dinner, see some of the sights of Lygon Street that could include depending on the group on the night : Brunetti (coffee/cakes); Casa del Gelato (ice cream/gelatos); Koko Black (for all your chocolate delights) or a drink at one of the many venues in Lygon Street.

Discount car parking is available using your membership rewards card at the Elgin Street Car Park (215 Elgin Street) which is a 50% discount on Saturday otherwise another option is Lygon Street Car park, 204-208 Lygon Street. There is also The is the old clock tower and the parking across from the old Windows hospital, one street back from Lygon (closer to Melbourne Uni).

Meet Albert at the venue and the booking will be under Albert.

Sat, 7 March

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 6 March

Sunday Lunch and Drinks

PJ O'Briens, 3 Southgate Drive, Southbank

Join us for lunch at PJ O'Brien's Irish Pub and Restaurant and discover ‘the craic’ at Melbourne’s favourite Irish pub at P.J. O'Briens with the authentic feel of a pub in the heart of the Emerald Isle.

P.J.O’Brien’s Irish Pub has long been a favourite with locals and visitors alike, it’s the perfect place for meeting friends for great food and drinks.

Come and enjoy a PJ O'Brien's famous $25 Sunday Roast with all the trimmings of roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables & gravy, served with a Pint of Magners Cider. Other meal options are also available.

P.J. O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant offers a glimpse of Ireland in Southbank, Melbourne including live Irish music on Sundays from 3pm til late.

PJ's is located on the ground floor in the heart of Southgate and centrally located across from Flinders Street Station.

Join your hosts Claire and Wayne at the reserved table in the restaurant area from 12.30pm.

Sun, 8 March

12.30pm - 3.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 7 March

Bar of the Month in St Kilda

Freddie Wimpoles, 125 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Tonight, we head to St Kilda for a night out a Freddie Wimpoles, an American themed bar which is located in the historic George Hotel.

The bar has an American style feel mixed with a hunting lodge with an impressive elk over the bar with a huge range of spirits and a range of rotating craft beer, think of a trendy version of bar from True Blood. The bar is named after a previous owner that was also a mayor of St Kilda.

The venue has a deli-style menu if sandwiches, subs and hot dogs and as well as a great range of craft beers and spirits on offer and a happy hour until 6pm.

Tonight is also curry night that is called Freddie 'Babu' and is a curry and craft beer collaboration. Babu Ji brings the curry and Freddie brings the beer. A curry and a pint of craft beer for only $26, there is only special curry and craft beer combination on the night.

Come and enjoy a night out at this unique venue.

Meet Ian and Alan at the reserved tables.

Wed, 11 March

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 10 March

Grand Prix Sunday and Breakfast

Banff, 145 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Come and enjoy a great brunch in St Kilda and those that wish can enjoy the Grand Prix afterwards that is within easy walking distance of Gate 10.

The Melbourne Grand Prix includes a wide range of activities, bands and car races including V8 racing and the twilight Grand Prix at 4pm. Come for brunch only if you wish, or head to the Grand Prix afterwards.

Banff is a popular eating spot with a fantastic menu consisting of favourite dishes for breakfast and lunch with pastries, black iron pans and other great dishes.

The number 16 tram and 96 tram runs to St Kilda and Banff is on both tram lines.

Afterwards you walk across Fitzroy Street into Albert Park to the Grand Prix circuit and enter via Gate 10.

Tickets can be bought in advance or at the gate at own expense for the Grand Prix. The cost for Sunday general admission is $99 on the day.

Meet Ian at Banff for brunch, Grand Prix will continue afterwards. Food and drinks at own expense.

Sun, 15 March

10.00am - 7.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 14 March

St Patricks Day

Turf Bar, 131 Queen St, Melbourne

St Paddy's Day is an Irish Tradition, so we have chosen a traditional pub with great atmosphere and good food as well as Guinness on tap to enjoy the evening.

The Turf is a great place to watch meet friends for drinks and a meal with a traditional pub menu including chargrill steaks, pizzas, parmas and extensive beer & wine offer.

The Turf serves over 20 types of local and imported beers and on Tuesday night, there is also a special pizza deal with any of the pizzas on offer plus a pot of beer or a glass of house wine deal for only $20.

Meet Ian and enjoy a great Irish tradition in our reserved area.

Tue, 17 March

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 16 March

Flavour of the Month: Italian

IL Faro Pizzeria and Cucina, 321 High Street, Kew

Join us at one of the newest restaurants in Melbourne, IL Faro that means lighthouse in Italian.

The venue has already started to create a buzz with some great fantastic pizzas and Italian dishes and some great on-line reviews.

We have already visited this venue and loved it, so we are making a return social club to enjoy this new experience in Melbourne.

Meet Alan at the reserved tables

Thu, 19 March

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 18 March

Saturday Lunch and Bar / Pub Crawl along Swan Street

Precinct Hotel, 60 Swan Street, Cremorne (Richmond)

Join us on another bar and pub adventure after enjoying lunch in the Swan Street area of Richmond.

We will be starting at the Precinct that is an iconic establishment on Swan Street that has undergone another great transformation with a huge courtyard area, restaurant and open bar area.

It is a spacious pub and has some great on-line reviews and has a range of modern Australian dishes and classic pub grub.

We plan to visit various bars and pubs along along Swan Street after lunch. All food and drinks at own expense.

Meet Alan at the reserved tables at the Precinct that is very close to Richmond train station.

Sat, 21 March

1.00pm - 5.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 20 March

End of Month Social Drinks in Melbourne CBD

Governors Lounge, Royal Melbourne Hotel (RMH), 629 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Join us for our end of month social drinks in the Governors Lounge at Royal Melbourne Hotel exclusively reserved for Fun, Food and Friendship and the Melbourne Social Club in this heritage listed building.

Come and see some of our previous event photos on the TV screens in our reserved area.

If you are not a member, book in and join us at this end of month drinks night. Meet some of our hosts and members, learn more about the best and liveliest social activities in Melbourne and start enjoying a great social life.

There is fantastic Thursday night special deal for just $20 steak with a drink deal.

This historic venue is located near the intersection of Bourke Street and King Street

Check-in with the hosts of the Melbourne Social Club on arrival.

Thu, 26 March

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

OPEN TO EVERYONE

Please note: On registering for any Fun, Food & Friendship (FFF) event, you freely engage in the event knowing that FFF and its staff, hosts or associates can accept no responsibility for any loss or damage you or your guests may incur as a result of your participation and freely participate in the activity at your own risk. Members also require a current membership to attend members only events as indicated by Not Available (N/A) under non-members and guests.

Cancellation Policy

For events that require pre-payment, in the event that you cancel after payment has been received a 50% cancellation fee will be charged if at least 7 days notice is given. If less than 7 days notice is given, unless FFF are able to fill your place with another member booking at the last minute, no refund would be given as these events are booked and paid in advance on the numbers taken.

You are at any point able to allow a friend to substitute your place and no extra charges will be added for them as a guest. However this is to be discussed with the staff at FFF prior to the event.

All events are subject to minimum numbers. If in the unlikely event that an event does not go ahead or FFF has a reason to cancel the event, only people who have registered for the event will be notified.

Members and guests shall not hold FFF responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for the cancellation for whatever reason of an event. Where cancellation arises and it is the fault of a supplier of an event, FFF will use their best endeavours to procure the return of the booking fees and any other monies paid by members for such events.

Fun, Food and Friendship Group and Melbourne Social Club reserve the right to make alterations from time to time in regards to our Melbourne social events format including the type of function and venue location.




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