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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Melbourne Friday Night Drinks: Bavarian Style Food and Bier

Hophaus Bier Bar, Shop MR5, Mid Level, Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, Southbank

Come and join your social club friends for a fun night out with delicious German food and plentiful German bier.

Enjoy classic Bavarian favourites with contemporary Melbourne flair in this re-invented European Beer Hall.

HOPHAUS houses 9 beers on 30 draught taps around its huge central bar.

With an impressive selection of German, Austrian, Belgian and Czech Brews on offer, Hophaus is a unique drinking house, somewhere to taste and learn about the famous German beer styles that have influenced the drinking habits of generations across the globe.

Opening in 2014, Hophaus is one of the newest additions to Southgate with an impressive menu featuring classic Bavarian favourites such as Pork Knuckle, Bratwurst, Wiener Schnitzel and more. All with a contemporary Melbourne flair and an open kitchen showcasing low and slow cooking methods over the coal fired pit and rotisserie.

Meet Alan at the reserved area.

Fri, 25 October

6.30pm - 9.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 24 October

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, 26 October

9.30am - 12.45pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 25 October

Curry of the Month: Indian

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.

Tue, 29 October

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 28 October

Halloween Special End of Month Social Drinks

The Den, Basement of Atlantic Restaurant, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

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

Come and join the team at the Melbourne Social Club / Fun, Food and Friendship for a special Halloween end of month social drinks night at the Den in Southbank.

The Den is a nocturnal world of its own hidden in the basement of The Atlantic restaurant, just navigate via the lighting path in The Oyster Bar and Grill down the staircase.

The Den Basement Cocktail Bar offers a charming vibe reminiscent of the Golden Era and New York bar culture. It is filled with bookcases, heirlooms, gas-flamed heaters enclosed in glass, velvet sofas, vintage Persian rugs, cottage chairs and a grand piano, it boasts an intimate and nocturnal ambiance great for Halloween.

Please feel free to dress up for Halloween, if you wish.

This is another one of those hidden Melbourne bars that the social club team finds for you, so come and enjoy it with us!!!

Alongside its celebration of expertly crafted cocktails, its expansive selection of hand-picked rare whiskies, vodkas and other spirits from the finest distillers around the world, ensure it delivers all it promises with its opulent décor.

The Den has been devised for every combination of nightcap and late-night rendezvous and a great night for Halloween where we have 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 and great benefits such as discounts to new cars, TVs, bars, restaurants, shopping, wine offers and car parking.

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

Thu, 31 October

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

OPEN TO EVERYONE

Toast to the Coast at the Pier

Outside PTV Hub, Ground Floor at Southern Cross Station

*** Please note, FunFF is not pre-purchasing tickets for this event, so please buy your own tickets on the Toast to the Coast website for 3pm to 6pm session and masterclasses that you might wish to attend. ****

Toast to the Coast is a celebration of all that is wonderful about the Geelong Wine region’s premium wines, fabulous local produce and talented entertainers.

The Bellarine, Moorabool Valley and Surf Coast wineries will be pulling out all stops to showcase the Geelong winery ‘experience’ in a weekend of sensational wine, food, music and fun.

We have put this trip together on request from our members and we expect this to be another popular trip.

Toast to the Coast is one of the biggest events of the year in the Geelong region attracting thousands of wine lovers, locals and tourists alike.

The festival offers us a chance to taste, drink and eat their way across a selection of award-winning wineries while enjoying live entertainment in one central area at Geelong Pier on the Sunday with magnificient views of the waterfront.

We plan to arrive at around 11.30pm for lunch and wonder down to the pier area for lunch at a local restuarant. Some members may be interested to enjoy the Master Class Shiraz at 2.45pm that lasts for 30 minutes otherwsie the afternoon session starts at 3pm and finishes at 6pm.

Please ensure you have enough credit on you myki or have a valid train ticket for the journey.

Meet Ian at the PTV Hub located on the Ground Floor near WH Smith at Southern Cross railway station at 10.10am for a 10.30am train departure and return on the 7.30pm train from Geelong. Note other return trains are available about 30 minutes apart if we decide to stay later or leave earlier.

Sun, 3 November

10.10am - 8.35pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 1 November

Melbourne Cup Day by the Yarra

Wharf Hotel, (World Trade Centre)18-38 Siddeley Street, Melbourne

Come and enjoy a wonderful Melbourne Cup experience in a city bar which also has an outdoor garden overlooking the Yarra River that has stunning city views and waterfront ambiance. Dress for the races if you wish and enjoy the Cup Sweep.

There are plasma screens screening the races all day so it is a great spot to see all the Melbourne Cup action.

We have booked tables for lunch and can choose from their menu that has the usual classics including steak, pizzas, parmas, burgers, fish and chips, pork belly and platters to share.

The Wharf Hotel is located riverside next door to Crowne Plaza & opposite Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Meet Ian at our reserved tables. All food and drinks at own expense.

Tue, 5 November

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 4 November

Discover Sailing at St Kilda

Beachcomber Cafe, St Kilda Sea Baths Complex, St Kilda

Discover the freedom and pleasures of sailing on yachts with another fun sailing day after meeting for brunch at Beachcomber cafe situated right on the beach with great views overlooking Port Phillip Bay.

Enjoy a great day out in St Kilda meeting for brunch at Beachcomber Cafe situated right on the beach - the perfect place to relax, chat and watch the world go by....

Afterwards, discover the freedom and pleasures of sailing with some fun on ocean going yachts. Enjoy a fantastic view overlooking the beach at St Kilda's famous foreshore icon after returning from sailing and enjoy a few drinks on the balcony, brunch and drinks at own expense.

Going sailing is a great pastime, but for anyone without experience, it can be a bit daunting trying to work out how to get started so this day is designed to help us get started on the water with yachts at midday.

If the weather is sunny on the day, shorts, t-shirt, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses would be fine and a bottle of water - if you wish. If a cool day, wear a few layers. Please wear enclosed shoes.

Meet Ian at the reserved tables.

Sun, 10 November

10.30pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 9 November

Trivia Night in Melbourne CBD

Sherlock Holmes Inn, 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 Wayne and Claire at the reserved table for a fun trivia night.

Tue, 12 November

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 11 November

Friday Night Drinks in the CBD

The Bank on Collins, 394 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD

Join us for Friday night drinks in a venue located in the heart of the city at the corner of Collins and Queens Street in a perfect location for after work drinks.

Experience a sophisticated venue featuring a 17-metre bronze bar-top, 18 copper beer taps, 3 gold wine taps, a private dining room, cocktail area and Champagne bar. It is a grand venue that used to be a bank.

The Bank on Collins is a stunning restaurant and bar popular with locals and tourists alike. Happy Hour is between 5 an 7pm that features $6 schooners and $15 jugs of Carlton Draught, $6 house wines and $7 house spirits along with a stylish bar menu.

If you feel like dining with your after work drinks, the menu is modern pub fare with a sophisticated touch.

Join Wayne from 6pm at the reserved area.

Fri, 15 November

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 14 November

East Malvern Food and Wine Festival 2019

Central Park, cnr Wattletree and Burke Road, Malvern East

Join us at the East Malvern Food and Wine Festival at Central Park and enjoy savouring a mix of wines, craft beers, ciders and small batch distillers and a selection of local and regional food stalls and coffee.

Come along and introduce your taste buds to some of the best Victorian produce in a beautiful park in East Malvern.

This year, enjoy over 20 wineries on display from Bendigo, Heathcote, Pyrenees, Mornington, Gouldburn Valley and Rutherglen and craft beer from the Bad Shepherd brewing company.

Mr Blacks is also available for all your caffeine fixes including Expresso Martinis.

Although this is a free event, wine tasting packages are available and if you buy purchasing tickets in advance you can collect tickets from the express lane.

Meet Ian at near the end Tram 5 (stop 52) on the park side, if running late call Ian on the mobile when you arrive to find the group.

Sun, 17 November

11.30am - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 16 November

Friday Night Drinks

Venue coming soon

We will be arranging a Friday night drinks on this night, more information coming soon.

Fri, 22 November

6.30pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

End of Month 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, 28 November

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

OPEN TO EVERYONE

Saturday Night Italian Night

Sofia Restaurant, 857 Burke Road, Camberwell

Join us for a great Saturday night out visiting an Italian institution in Camberwell in our regular monthly Saturday night dining event.

Sofia is a bustling institution in Camberwell creating ample portions of classic Italian dishes. The restaurant has a variety of dishes from pizza and pasta and desserts. If you enjoy Italian dishes and great service and great prices, this is the place to visit.

The location is close to Camberwell Station, tram 72 and parking behind the venue.

Meet Albert at the reserved tables

Sat, 30 November

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 29 November

Christmas Day Lunch in Melbourne 2019

The Queen Victoria Gardens (opposite National Gallery of Australia), St Kilda Road, Melbourne

** Open to everyone to enjoy Christmas **

Come and join the Melbourne Social Club for a Melbourne Christmas Day Picnic Lunch in Queen Victoria Gardens. This will be the 14th year that the Christmas Day Picnic has been run and we expect over 100 people to attend like last year.

There will be no snow but a great place to meet others not participating in the traditional family Christmas. This event is shared with Newcomers Network.

Queen Victoria Gardens is very centrally located in Melbourne and is located opposite the Arts Centre and National Gallery of Australia (NGV) and is close to Flinders Street Railway Station.

Join us and the Newcomers Network for a relaxed Christmas Day lunch under a shady tree.

Please bring your own food/drinks, picnic blanket/rug/chair, sunscreen hat etc. and outdoor games equipment - like a football to kick, cricket bat and tennis ball etc, if you wish.

Bring food that you can have for yourself or share with others. It would be also useful if you could bring a name tag as well.

Public transport is free on this day and uses the Sunday timetable.

The group will be located under a shady tree directly opposite the Arts Centre and Arts Centre Tram stop located on St Kilda Road.

Look for the Melbourne Social Club banner and the Newcomers Network banner hanging from the tree in Queen Victoria Gardens. A Happy Christmas text will be send on Christmas Day so you can reply to this text message if needed. It would be also useful if you could please bring a name tag as well.

Meet Ian from Melbourne Social Club / Fun, Food and Friendship or Sue from the Newcomers Network on arrival, you can come for any part of the times shown and enjoy a Christmas Day picnic lunch.

Wed, 25 December

NOON - 3.00pm

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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