Melbourne Social Events from the Melbourne Social Club

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Winter Night Market

The Drunken Poet, 65 Peel St, West Melbourne

Come and join a winter tradition with the winter night Market at Queen Victoria Market.

The market has an exciting array of global street food stalls highlighting cuisines from around the world with live entertainment and a mix of shopping.

Take a tour of world food flavours with cuisines that usually include Indian, Vietnamese, Ethiopian, Spanish, Dutch and Middle Eastern with drinks available at the market bars.

A mix of shopping offering everything from unique clothing and jewellery through to original prints and plants, promising a unusual shopping experience that will have you coming back for more.

We will meet just before the market at The Drunken Poet located on a street just across from the market.

Meet Ian in the Drunken Poet. We will head into the market at 7.30pm.

Wed, 17 August

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Saturday Night Film and Dinner

Astor Theatre, cnr Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Windsor

For the 70th-anniversary year, Melbourne International Film Festival returns with an expansive program of acclaimed international and Australian cinema, esteemed guests, premieres, galas, talks and special events.

Stars at Noon is a film set in 1984 Nicaragua, a mysterious English businessman and a headstrong American journalist become embroiled in a dangerous labyrinth of lies and conspiracies and are forced to try and escape the country.

This film is playing at 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.

Tickets purchased usually be purchased on the night or via MIFF website or via Astor website. The film finishes around 8.10pm, so afterwards, we can visit one of the venues around Chapel Street for dinner.

The Astor theatre is only 3 minutes from Windsor Station as well as Tram 5 and Tram 78 stops near the cinema.

Meet Ian in the foyer area at 5.25pm for a 5.45 film start.

Sat, 20 August

5.25pm - 8.15pm

Members: $24.5

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Please book now & pay on the day for this event


Booking closes on:
Thu, 18 August

Day Trip: Heathcote Wineries

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

Enjoy an incredible full Day Heathcote Wine Tour on one of our exclusive popular winery tours.

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

Spend a day enjoying some great Heathcote wineries on our exclusive wine trip. We will be visiting three wineries in the area enjoy lunch at the rustic Toorborac Hotel.

Heathcote is a region well known its world class Shiraz but it is also capable of creating excellent wines with Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Riesling and Viognier.

Our first stop is Condie Estate winery whose wines are handmade in the traditional way, hand pruned vines, handpicked fruit, gently mechanically destemmed, open fermented, hand plunged, basket pressed, matured in a range of old and new French and American oak, some are even hand bottled. The cellar door overlooks the picturesque Wild Duck Creek Estate.

The Tooborac Hotel & Brewery is a two-storey bluestone building that is one of the most best looking country pubs in Victoria, infused with country charm. There is a great selection of pub grub as well as their famous rabbit pie and Sunday lunches.

The venue is the oldest National Trust listed country pub in Victoria and renowned for being family friendly with a warm and inviting atmosphere as well as some great craft beers to try as well.

After lunch, we will visit Heathcote winery that produced its first vintage in 1981 and now specialises in the production of Shiraz and Viognier reflective of the Heathcote Region but distinctly Heathcote Winery. Shiraz is the cornerstone of Heathcote Winery’s premium wine production, including the highly acclaimed Mail Coach Shiraz and the Single vineyard Slaughterhouse Paddock Shiraz.

Our final winery is Vinea Marson that has tastings in true Italian style around a family table and is the winner of Gourmet Traveller Wine Best Cellar Door Awards. This is one of most recommended wineries in the Heathcote region and we are looking forward to our visit.

The price includes wine tastings and return transport with lunch at own expense. There is a slight increase in the price of this tour as most Heathcote wineries only allow small bookings, so tasting fees are higher and extra distance involved.

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, 21 August

9.15am - 6.30pm

Members: $139.99

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Curry of the Month in Melbourne CBD

Gourmet Curry Hut, Royal Arcade, Shop 3/4, 318 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Join us for some fine Indian cuisine in Melbourne CBD located in the Royal Arcade, 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 and within the Royal Arcade.

It is a great venue and has great on-line reviews.

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

Meet Ian at the reserved table

Thu, 25 August

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Wed, 24 August

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 and Ian at Federation Square at 10 am directly opposite the tram stop on St Kilda Road.

Sat, 27 August

10.00am - 1.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Fri, 26 August

End of Winter Drinks at Valhalla Bar

Valhalla Bar, Basement, 477 Collins Street, Melbourne

Join us for a special end of winter drinks at the Valhalla Bar on the last day of August for a mid-week Wednesday night bar visit.

The Valhalla bar is a modern take on a Scandinavian style underground bar and is a doorway to after work haven. Valhalla is a Nordic-inspired underground bar, serving up creative cocktails and seasonal plates crafted with local ingredients and Scandinavian simplicity. There is also a selection of local beer and wine.

Following in line with their Nordic theme, the name Valhalla is derived from Norse mythology for a spiritual after world for warriors that died in battle.

Valhalla is a classically fitted subterranean bar, with deep rich greens, hardwood floors and furniture, and exposed lights creating a gentle atmosphere with old world charm.

This bar is a hidden gem tucked away in the basement that creates a moody atmosphere with a sense of style and occasion.

The stairs entrance is next to Haighs Chocolates

Step down into this Nordic themed haven for an end of winter drinks night, meet Ian at the reserved table.

Wed, 31 August

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Mon, 29 August

Sunday Lunch in Moonee Ponds

Holmes Hall, 15 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds

Come and enjoy Sunday lunch at a fantastic venue in fashionable Moonee Ponds where you can have your photo taken in front of the famous Dan Andrews - Get on the beers - mural in the side laneway.

Join us at this popular, funky, fresh new eatery and bar in the heart of Moonee Ponds which has a 4.9 out of 5 rating on Facebook reviews and a 4.4 out of 5 rating on Restaurant Guru.

This once derelict supermarket breathes new life as a warm, cosy and dynamic space that boasts a carefully curated menu, 20 craft tap beers and wide selection of wine and cocktails.

Their menu features classic meals (burgers, parama's, salads, roasts, lamb shank, steak and more), share-plates and tasty sides designed to pair perfectly with their extensive drinks menu which are all sourced from Victorian and Australian breweries and wineries.

Also enjoy playing on pinball machines or shuffle board, if you wish!

Holmes Hall is a one-minute walk diagonally across from Moonee Ponds train station.

Join Wayne and the crew at the reserved table for a great Sunday lunch!

Sun, 4 September

1.15pm - 3.15pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Sat, 3 September

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, 6 September

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Friday Night Drinks in Richmond

Corner Hotel, 57 Swan Street, Richmond

Join us for FriYay! Night Drinks at this iconic Richmond hotel. The beloved Corner Hotel is a cultural institution in the heart of Richmond for lovers of all things music, sport and food, this venue is sure to please.

This popular venue is a landmark for local and international music acts with a rooftop bar and pub grub menu and has received many great on-line reviews.

The menu has a selection of mains such as steaks,salmon, parmas, fish and chips, pasta,burgers with various side options and a small selection of dessert with options of snacks to share.

With many beers and ciders on tap including 4 Pines, Mountain Goat, Balter and Pirate Life and wines including Totara Sauv Blanc, Sandpiper Chardonay, The Hare and the Totoise Pinot Noir, Mountadam Fifty-Five Shiraz.

The Corner has played host to a number of significant moments in music history.

The White Stripes created the riff to Seven Nation Army during their soundcheck in 2003. In 2006 U2 filmed a video for their single Window in the Skies in the band room and rooftop garden of the hotel. Crowded House chose the venue for their final Melbourne show in 1996, though they later reformed. The Living End used footage from their 1997 Corner show for the film clip to Second Solution.

Join your host Wayne at the reserved table.

Fri, 9 September

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Thu, 8 September

Melbourne AFL Grand Final Party


We will enjoy the AFL Grand final at one of the many venues around Melbourne, many venues are yet to announce details, so bookings will open soon.

Sat, 24 September

1.00pm - 5.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Yarra Valley Food and Wine Music Festival - Shedfest on Saturday

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

Join us on our exclusive tour to the Shedfest festival that visits some of the smaller winemakers in the Yarra Valley which has plenty of entertainment, food and wine to enjoy.

Every year, on the second weekend in October, the winemakers open their sheds for fabulous food, fine wine, live music and entertainment.

It is the perfect way to meander around the boutique wineries and savour great food, wine and music.

With expertly matched cuisine, wine tastings and music, you can plan your day progressing from appetizers to dessert with dishes around $10 - $20, if you wish.

We plan to visit around four wineries along the Warburton Highway and surrounding areas. More information and prices will be posted when festival details are announced.

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

Sat, 8 October

9.15am - 5.45pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


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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.

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