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. Most Melbourne social club events are for members only as indicated by Not Available (N/A) under non-members and guests. Join as a member via our register page to support our members events, membership has a seven day money back guarantee.


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Bar of the Month

The Last Jar, 616 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

Join us for bar of the month at an authentic Irish Pub and discover the craic with the authentic feel of a pub in the heart of the Emerald Isle.

This Irish Pub is a favourite with locals and visitors alike, it is the perfect place for meeting friends for great food and drinks with a great atmosphere.

It is a traditional rustic Irish pub that serves a wide range of hearty meals served by friendly staff with great on-line reviews. On Wednesday, there is a traditional Irish Session kicking off from 7pm.

Meet Ian and Alan at reserved table.

Wed, 18 May

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

End of Month Social Drinks in Melbourne CBD

Crafty Squire, 127 Russell Street, Melbourne

Join us for our end of month drinks at the venue that was formerly the Portland Hotel with this iconic venue has undergone extensive renovations to offer you modern bar, restaurant and function facilities across two levels.

The Crafty Squire is still home of the famous James Squire Brewhouse, the only working microbrewery in Melbourne CBD.

Slap bang in the heart of Melbourne, it mixes bar, brewery and restaurant within one venue in such a way that those looking for an easy-drinking beer in a traditional pub environment can feel just as at home as a craft beer lover venturing in to try out the latest limited release from the wood-clad on-site brew house.

Join us for some crafty fun so come and join Nicole and team in our reserved area.

Thu, 26 May

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 25 May

Melbourne Social Cycling : Capital City Trail

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 usually held on the last Saturday on the month.

Our usual ride is around the Capital City trail which is about 32 km long and the ride takes approx 3 hours 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 should stop for coffee and/or brunch in the Green park area.

Meet David at Federation Square at 10am directly opposite the tram stop on St Kilda Road

Sat, 28 May

10.00am - 1.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 26 May

Saturday Night Dinner and Drinks

Plough Hotel, 333 Barkly Street, Footscray

Join us for Saturday dinner and drinks at the iconic Plough Hotel that has a menu focusing on pub favourites, share plates and pizzas and a drinks list that showcases what Victoria has to offer.

The philosophy of The Plough is to support smaller producers who have embraced a passion for the particular product on offer and has great online reviews.

A large emphasis has also been placed on the drinks menu that showcases regional wine and craft beer markets of Victoria.

This iconic venue was established in 1868 and has recent renovations giving new energy and a fresh look that is a bit urban but not too slick.

There are also many other bars in the area if you are interesting in kicking on later into the night.

Meet Tina at the reserved tables booked under Tina.

Sat, 28 May

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 27 May

Jazz and Shiraz Wine Tasting Night

La Camera Italian Restaurant, Mid Level East End, Southgate

Come and join us for a night of Jazz and Shiraz with wine tastings at this popular event that has returned to La Camera.

Taste a little wine or two, mix in a little mingling, a sumptuous Italian feast, throwing a an amazing city skyline and suburb location and you have a recipe for a fabulous dining experience and wine tastings from various wineries, so enjoy a night of jazz and wine.

La Camera is located on the mid level of Southgate near the entrance closest to St Kilda Road.

For this Jazz and Shiraz night, there is a two course set menu for $50, payable on the night.

Meet David and Loretta at the reserved table(s)

Wed, 1 June

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: $50

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 28 May

Friday Night Dinner and Drinks in the City

Mitre Tavern, 5 Bank Place, Melbourne

Join us for Friday night drinks in the city at one of the oldest taverns in Melbourne right in the heart of Melbourne.

Come and enjoy this olde Tavern where the inside decor remains seemingly untouched, feel the creaky floor, mind your head on the low ceiling and admire the worn wood.

This old world Tavern strives to create a warm, friendly environment in the heart of the city, where in winter you can enjoy a drink in front of the fireplace and enjoy the great counter-meals seated in rustic old-style furniture.

The tavern is also reported to be haunted and this cosy cottage style pub spawned the name of the Mitre 10 hardware chain.

The Mitre Tavern has a wide range of bistro food and a wide selection of on-tap beer wines and a fantastic outdoor beer garden.

Meet Wayne at the reserved table

Fri, 3 June

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

Sunday Lunch in Brunswick

Sarah Sands Hotel, 29 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Join us in Brunswick to see the newly refurbished Sarah Sands Hotel that has undergone a multi-million-dollar refurbishment to become good old fashioned pub with some slick finishes with great ambiance and friendly staff.

The hotel has a range of weekly specials and has some great online reviews since it reopened. The menu has a range of pub classics and dishes with a modern twist. Classic pub meals include parmas, pizza, pies while snacks include buttermilk fried chicken, calamari and scorched padron peppers.

The public bar has with a slick interior with brash fittings and old-fashioned wood paneling as well as a cosy dining room and a private dining room. The venue was established in 1854 and was the previous location of Bridies O'Reilys Irish pub.

Check out this newly refurbished and re-invented pub with us, meet Christine and Alan at the reserved table.

Sun, 5 June

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 4 June

Trivia Night in Melbourne CBD

Sherlock Holmes, 415 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD

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, 7 June

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

Flavour of the Month : BBQ

San Antone, Level 1 Crown Complex, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

Join us on a night of BBQ options as we take a visit to San Antone in the Crown Casino complex to enjoy unique smokehouse flavours with smoked meats, tasty sides and signature cocktails.

San Antone by Bludsos BBQ is known as the home of real smokehouse flavours, but they also have a mean drinks list that’s almost as big as Texas. A range of signature cocktails and a range of boutique beers, including popular American imports and a great selection of wine, rye and whiskey, bourbon, moonshine, and tequila.

Enjoy a drink with a real Texan barbecue at San Antone and you have yourself one fine meal.

Many public transport options available and also parking available at Crown. The venue is located in Level 1 West End, opposite Village cinema.

Meet Alan at the reserved tables

Thu, 9 June

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 8 June

Bar of Month in Clifton Hill

Clifton Hill BrewPub, 89 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill

Join us as we visit the Clifton Hill Brewpub, which is situated in the historic hotel that has been serving thirsty locals for well over 100 years.

The old pub has been given an impressive refurbishment with the addition of a shiny new microbrewery, brewing their very own range of craft beers.

Enjoy matching your beer or other drink with one of the many delicious meals served in their restaurant. There are $20 parmas available on Wednesday.

They are avid craft beer fans at Clifton Hill with 16 brews on tap and another hundred or so of the bottled variety.

The Brewpub has an extensive number of meal items including share plates and beer food through to steaks including a 400gm Rib Eye. Other options include sea food option such as Lobster Ravioli, salmon, pastas, pork belly and usual pub fare. Food and drinks at own expense.

Meet Alan at the reserved tables

Wed, 15 June

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 14 June

Exclusive Wine Tour - Day Trip from Melbourne

Coffee Stand outside the Arts Centre, St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Enjoy an incredible full Day Yarra Valley Wine Tour on one of our exclusive popular winery tours including lunch and tastings for under $150.

We have planned another wine tour after the last wine trips were sold out and members asked us to organise another wine tour. We have recently enjoy a successful cheese and wine night in the CBD, so time to look at another wine tour.

On this occasion, we will be visiting many wineries the social club have not visited. Taste fine wines at Sir Paz Estate, Kilara Estate, Morgans winery/distillery and Whispering Hills Winery.

Our first winery is Sir Paz Estate that is a boutique estate producing premium, cool climate wines of unique character celebration passion and persistence where wines are hand pruned and fruit is hand picked and matured in oak barrels. It is one of the highest attitude wineries in the Yarra Valley and enjoys captivating views.

Our next winery is Kilara Estate that is a remarkable place to enjoy lunch and wines in a warm, welcoming and relaxing setting. This Italian themed winery overlooks 100 acres of wines and has majestic views of surrounding areas.

We will be enjoying set lunch for our social club with Antipasto, Pizza and Pasta Di Casa.

Antipasto - Marinated vegetables, Cured meat, Feta, Olives and Ciabatta Bread.

Pizza - Mushroom, Asiago Cheese & a drizzle of Truffle Oil (V) and
Calabrian Hot Salami, Provolone Cheese & Green Split Olives

Pasta Di Casa - Jumbo Porcini Tortelloni with Sage Butter Sauce

After lunch, we will visit Morgans Winery and Distillery that offers hand picked basked pressed wines from one of the oldest vineyards in the Yarra Valley matured in oak barrels and hand labelled bottles. The distillery opened in 2019 and creates gins and vodkas on site.

On our last stop, we will be visiting Whispering Hills Winery that is a boutique winery which is family owned and operated. The winery produces elegant cool climate wines in limited lots of one to six barrels per variety making it possible to create fresh and exciting new wines.

The price includes wine tastings, set course lunch at Kilara Estate and return transport.

Meet Ian and Nicole at 9.15 at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre, enjoy a coffee before we leave at 9.40am.

Sun, 19 June

9.15am - 5.45pm

Members: $149.99

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 18 June

Curry of Month in Melbourne CBD

Red Pepper, 16 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Due to popular demand, we head to the Indian subcontinent for a feast of India-inspired food for our monthly curry night in Melbourne CBD.

Red Pepper has been running for over 15 years and continues to bring to Melbourne the most authentic, genuine North Indian flavours, influenced by the Punjab, Goa, Himachal, Delhi and Rajasthani region.

The ambience is designed to be easy, casual, with a sprinkle of fun and nostalgia inside a heritage-listed building at the Parliamentary end of Bourke Street and close to Parliament Station.

The venue has polished floorboards, track lighting, Indian prints on the wall and Indian jazz in the background

The venue has good online reviews, so enjoy a great curry night.

Meet Ian at the reserved table

Wed, 22 June

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 21 June

Friday Night Dinner and Drinks in Richmond

The Grand Richmond, 333 Burnley Street, Richmond

Join us for a Friday night at The Grand Richmond for dinner and drinks.

The baby brother to the award-winning Grand dining room, Piccolo Grand is a favourite Richmond local with fantastic pizza, great pub classis, delicious booze and a leafy beer garden.


Meet Elena and Wayne at the Piccolo Grand

Fri, 24 June

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 23 June

Murder on the Orient Express

Railway Hotel, 65 Gingell Street, Castlemaine

The Victorian Historic Railways is putting on a Night on the Orient Express!! We travel from Castlemaine to Maldon while viewing this classic 1974 film aboard their classic steam train.

A welcome aboard glass of champagne sets the scene. A short introductory talk explains some of the background and actual events that led Agatha Christie to pen the novel.

We view the movie as our train slowly steams through the night to Maldon. Accompanied by the sights and sounds of our steam engine, the level crossing bells, the passing lights in the night, it is an unforgettable experience.

Welcome aboard the Orient Express - Murder on the Orient Express.

During the journey and at interval at Maldon the fully stocked bar is open and our stewards are on hand to offer a drinks' and snack service that Poirot would be proud of! On the return to Castlemaine watch Poirot use his little grey cells to solve the ultimate "whodunit".

Departs from platform 3 Castlemaine Station at 7.00pm and returns to Castlemaine at 10.00pm.

The atmospheric Railway Hotel just opposite the station in Gingell Street offers a 10% discount on their a la carte menu just for our passengers on movie nights.

To qualify for the meal deal, you must be dressed in appropriate 1920s to 1930s to 1940s outfits and will be pre-booked. Boas, double-breasted suits and violin cases are quite acceptable.

Dinner starts at 5.30, and you must show your movie ticket. It is a leisurely two minute walk to Platform 3 from the Railway Hotel.

Choose to stay the night in Castlemaine or take the regional train to and from Southern Cross Station. There are trains every hour to Castlemaine during the day but the train back to Southern Cross will leave at 10.55pm and arrives at 00.55am. We are suggesting to stay in Castlemaine and choose your own accommodation, but have listed the return train as a possible alternative.

The price for this spectacular night is $85.00 plus booking fees which is for the train, movie and welcome drink and is a group discount price. The intermission bar and dinner will be at own expense.

We have secured ten tickets for this fantastic railway experience. All travel to and from Castlemaine will be at your own convenience and expense.

If you want to stay in Castlemaine please make your own arrangements.

Meet Nicole at the Railway Hotel @ 5pm for dinner prior to boarding the train.

Sat, 9 July

5.00pm - 11.00pm

Members: $88.4

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

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