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 Social Drinks in Melbourne @ Royal Melbourne Hotel

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

** Please note this end of month drinks is on WEDNESDAY, event open to everyone, free to attend with all members receiving a free drink on arrival, as usual, **

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.

Come and enjoy this comfortably classy bar with members enjoying a complimentary drink on arrival. Please show your membership card to obtain your free drink of tap beer, house wine or basic spirits.

There is fantastic Wednesday night special deal for just $15 pizza or pasta 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.

Wed, 26 September

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

OPEN TO EVERYONE

Melbourne AFL Grand Final @ The Imperial Hotel

Imperial Hotel, 2 - 8 Bourke Street, Melbourne

*** We have reserved tables for Funff and your name will be added to the guest list, so booking is essential ***


Be a part of the Grand final action with a sensational day of footy fun with a Grand Final Footy Party. This year we will be viewing the Grand Final at one of the oldest bars in Melbourne.

Walk through the original Australian red cedar doors dating back to 1858 at The Imperial and you take a step back in to Melbourne's rich history. This bar is perfectly designed to watch the game with large screens in every room.

There are thirteen beers and a cider on tap, boutique bottle brews and a great selection of Australian and international wine.

There will be the traditional pub grub on offer on the day with all food and drinks at your own expense.

So come up to the first floor and meet Ian and Nicole at the reserved tables.

Sat, 29 September

1.00pm - 5.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 28 September

Melbourne Social Cycling: St Kilda to Altona

St Kilda Pier, St Kilda

Enjoy the great coastal views in this relaxed cycle ride on one of our favourite day rides.

The ride will be on bike trails along the esplanade from St Kilda up to Port Melbourne and up to the Westgate Bridge. The bicycle punt will be used to cross at Fishermans Bend. The bike path will continue after the punt into Williamstown and follow the coast around to Altona. A lunch venue will be decided on the day at Altona. Return is via the same bike path. The route is approximately 50 kms, so a reasonable level of fitness would be required.

Please also ensure you bike is in good working order before you start the ride.

Price shown is for the return trip on the bicycle punt at the Westgate Bridge (approx $10). We expect to stop for a coffee/drink on the way back at South Melbourne or St Kilda.

Meet David and Ian at St Kilda Pier near the cycle path by the beach. Lunch and drinks at own expense.

Sun, 30 September

10.30am - 4.30pm

Members: $10

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 29 September

Melbourne Trivia Night - Sherlock Holmes Inn

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, 2 October

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

Bar of the Month @ The Fox Hotel

Fox Hotel, 351 Wellington Street, Collingwood

Join us as we visit another great bar which has a selection of beer, wine and great food with a huge 87% rating on Urbanspoon.

The food is reasonably priced, there is a good range of craft beers and wines with excellent reviews.

The pub has been refurbished in recent years with the new fit-out combining old-school and contemporary influences. It is a casual local with an superb menu and several different areas to enjoy a drink.

There is a classic pub atmosphere on one side and a warm and inviting dining room as well as a rooftop bar.

Meet Alan in the dining area with reserved tables.

Thu, 4 October

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 3 October

Exhibition in Melbourne Showgrounds: Body Worlds Vital

Body Worlds Vital, Agricultural Hall 10, Melbourne Showgrounds

*** Please buy your own ticket for this event in advance ***

Come and enjoy a unique exhibition at Melbourne's famous Showgrounds - Body Worlds and we will be visiting the exhibition outside the Royal Melbourne Show.

BODY WORLDS is the first exhibition of its kind to inform the visitor about anatomy, physiology and health through viewing real human bodies.

The specimens on display were preserved through Plastination, the preservation process invented by physician and anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens while he was working at the University of Heidelberg. Since the beginning of the exhibition series in Japan in 1995, more than 46 million visitors in over 121 cities in America, Europe, Asia and Africa have seen the world's most successful travelling exhibition.

Vital presents a special collection of specimens designed to show visitors the basics of human health and wellness. The exhibition includes whole-body plastinates, a large arrangement of individual organs, arterial and organ configurations and translucent slices that give a complete picture of how the body works.

Vital tells the fascinating story of how best to fight life-threatening diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart ailments, through healthy choices and lifestyle changes.

The exhibition inspires visitors to assert themselves and claim responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.

Tickets are $30 + 3% bf and can be purchased at https://www.bodyworldsvital.com/tickets/. Please choose the Standard ticketing option (not tickets during the Royal Melbourne Show) for the 1.30pm session

Meet Wayne at Agricultural Hall 10, Melbourne Showgrounds at 1.15pm for the 1.30pm session.

Sun, 7 October

1.15pm - 3.30pm

Members: $30.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 6 October

Music on the Mind talks series: Music: More than what you hear

Melbourne Recital Centre, Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Southbank

*** Please buy your tickets in advance ***

Whether through our headphones or in the local coffee shop, music is an irrepressible part of our daily lives, it is so much more than just the sounds that enter our ears.

In the latest Music on the Mind talk, esteemed speakers share their fascinating perspectives, come an listen to one of our members, Amanda, talk about this fascinating subject,

Dr Amanda Krause explores how music cannot be isolated from our everyday experiences. Solange Glasser explains how synaesthesia can lead people to see or taste music and Kiralee Musgrove delves into how music can activate the reward centre of the brain and fundamentally change the way we feel.

For more infomation and booking, visit https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/music-more-than-what-you-hear/

Meet at the recital centre, please buy your tickets in advance.

Wed, 10 October

5.45pm - 7.00pm

Members: $10

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 9 October

Friday Night Drinks - The Emerald Peacock

233 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

The Emerald Peacock is an impressive bar but the beautiful plumage on this bird is the colourful rooftop with beautiful views of the city at night.

Like its namesake, the Emerald Peacock is decadent and colourful, getting very busy with the after-five crowd. It offers a selection of foods, cocktails, wines and beers and special events including high tea on weekends.

There's a sense of style and charm about this venue, minus the pretension and having to think about how you're dressed. With a mix of the after work crowd, those looking for somewhere to party or just casually relax and drink, The Emerald Peacock isn't out there to show off like his namesake. If anything he prefers to stay a little hidden, away from prying eyes, just going about his daily routine without a hint of ruffling any feathers.

Tonight we have a reserved area in the lounge area, so meet Nicole at the reserved area.

Fri, 12 October

6.30pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 11 October

Day Trip to the Races around Melbourne: Caulfield Guineas

Zagames, 25 Derby Rd, Caulfield East

*** Please note, FunFF is not pre-purchasing tickets for this event, so please buy your own tickets, pre-purchased tickets are $50 and $60 on the day ****

Come and enjoy a magnificent day at the races at one of the big races of the Spring Racing Carnival at the Caulfield Guineas which showcases Caulfield at its absolute finest, featuring a comprehensive mix of first class racing, fashion and entertainment.

Caulfield Racecourse combines the charm of a historic past with all the comforts of modern facilities and at Caulfield Cup Carnival, fortunes are won and legends are born in this feature race day.

Regarded as one of most exciting and prestigious race days in Australia, Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day hosts four elite races led by the stallion-making $2 million Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas.

As well as racing there is plenty of colour, fashion and live entertainment to enjoy.

Highlights include designer fashion runway shows, custom-made photography studios, a Beauty Pavilion, Moet and Chandon Bar as well as Australian band Client Liason that will be entertaining the crowds after the races with mix of 'new jack swing' as well as pop ballad anthems .

The general admission price is $60 on the gate or $50 pre-purchased. The first race of the day usually starts around 12.50pm.

Meet Ian at Zagames bistro for a drink, coffee or light snack before we head into the races. The venue is close to Caulfield racecourse, train station and tram 3/3A.

Sat, 13 October

11.30am - 5.30pm

Members: $50

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 12 October

Flavour of Month - English

Northern Git, 757 High Street, Thornbury

Join us as visit the heart of Thornbury for a gastronomic delight that has a very English influenced menu.

Enjoy great food, drinks and atmosphere in a relaxed casual environment.

The chef was born in Yorkshire and bring a wide range of dishes from England and the name refers to an insult usually leveled at English people originating from the Northern counties.

While the menu is not strictly English, there is hearty range of comfort foods on offer.

Also in a very English style, there is a English (and Australian) craft beer on offer.

Meet Alan at our reserved tables for an English styled night out.

Wed, 17 October

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 16 October

Weekend Trip from Melbourne to Bright: 19 to 21 October

Coffee Stand Outside the Arts Centre, St Kilda Road

Join the Melbourne Social Club on a weekend away to Bright.

The region around is known for wineries and fall foliage and also the starting point for the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, a hiking and cycling path.

Bright is also a base for exploring the peaks of Mount Buffalo National Park and Alpine National Park as well as Mount Hotham, a popular ski resort.

During this Bright weekend we have many activity options. One option is hiring a bike for $40 per person per day and complete part of the Rail Trail. Other options include visiting the local wineries and Stag Farm as well as plenty of hiking opportunities. The selection of activities will be decided as a group with members that book into this weekend.

The price stated at present is return transport via minibus and accommodation only with all other expenses are at your own cost. We will be staying at the Alpine Hotel in Bright and the accommodation will be twin share single beds.

The trip will be leaving on Friday night at 6pm and coming back Sunday night around 6pm.

At this stage, the minibus departure point will be the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre, so join hosts Nicole and Ian for a fun weekend away.

Fri, 19 October

6.00pm - TBA

Members: $175

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 4 October

Melbourne Ocktoberfest Event: Bavarian Style Food and Bier

Hofbrauhaus, 18-28 Market Lane, Melbourne CBD

Come and join your FunFF friends for a fun night out with delicious German food, plentiful German bier, schnapps, dancing and live music in true Bavarian style. Both a la carte and set menu dining are available with live entertainment that creates a unique atmosphere for a fantastic night.

Hofbrauhaus is the only German restaurant of its kind in the centre of Melbourne and is a city centre landmark!

Good Hearty German food, top entertainment and great Alpine atmosphere, not to mention plenty of bier and schnapps, makes Hofbrauhaus a great place for enjoy in the month of Ocktoberfest.

Their menu is packed with great authentic German food including Schnitzels, Sausages, Potatoes and Meat in generous portions.

Bier Steins at a Hofrabauhaus are no mere decoration. The staff will keep yours filled and busy. On tap German bier favourites include, HB Original, HB Dunkel, Spaten and Paulaner.

Meet Alan and the table reserved for FunFF.

Fri, 19 October

7.00pm - 9.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 18 October

Sunday Session and Lunch around Melbourne

Osborne Bar, 191 Commercial Road, South Yarra

Join us for Sunday lunch and drinks at the Osbourne Bar which is a fine new venue in South Yarra.

The informal front bar has a fireplace, booth seating as well as high seating. There is also a restaurant, lounge, courtyard and a stylish rooftop area.

The menu includes a range of pub classics, pizzas and plates to share. We have already checked out the venue, so we invite the club to enjoy this new addition to the bar and restaurant scene.

This venue can be reached from Tram 72 or a short walk down from South Yarra Train station.

Meet Alan at the FunFF tables.

Sun, 21 October

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 19 October

New Zealand Trip - Expression of Interest

New Zealand

We are looking to organise a trip for members to New Zealand over the last week of October and the first week of November.

Please let us know if you are interested in a two week trip to New Zealand

Sun, 21 October

TBA - TBA

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST ONLY

End of Month Social Drinks in Melbourne

To be announced

Join us for our end of month drinks on the last Thursday of the month, venue to be announced soon

Thu, 25 October

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

Saturday Drinks on Brunswick Street: Polly Cocktail Bar

Polly Cocktail Bar, 401 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Join us for Saturday drinks at the Polly Cocktail Bar which is an elegant styled bar and is one of Melbourne's original cocktail bars opening about 18 years ago in the heart of Fitzroy.

It is a great place drinks with comfortable opulent couches that you can sit back and a enjoy your drink as you appear to step back in time to the 20s era. It has a world class drinks menu and glamorous interior.

Meet Albert at the reserved area to enjoy a few elegant drinks.

Sat, 27 October

4.00pm - 6.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 25 October

Saturday Night on Brunswick Street

Provincial Hotel, 299 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Join us for dinner on a Saturday night at the Provincial Hotel which has long been considered the Grand Old Dame of Brunswick Street and is not your average Fitzroy pub.

This unique venue combines shabby chic style, contemporary dining and the warmth of a traditional pub, creating an irresistible setting and atmosphere for locals and visitors alike.

The pub is located in the heart of Brunswick Street’s shopping, dining and nightlife precinct, the Provincial is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious pub meal.

Meet Albert at the reserved tables for dinner.

Sat, 27 October

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 26 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 at Federation Square at 9 am directly opposite the tram stop on St Kilda Road.

Sat, 27 October

9.00am - 12.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 26 October

Day Trip from Melbourne: Sunday Lunch at Clarkfield

Myki Information Centre (PTV Hub), Ground Floor, Southern Cross Railway station

Join us for a country Sunday lunch at the historical Coach and Horses Hotel and enjoy great country food and learn about the legends and folklore telling tales of ghosts, murder, robbery and shootings.

The Coach and Horses Inn was built in 1857 and the hotel once served as the first Cobb and Co coaching stop outside Melbourne on the way to the gold fields.

There are many reports of apparitions, strange sounds, movement and assaults at the hotel. The hotel has been referred to as Australia's most haunted hotel and is said that three ghosts haunt the premises.

The hotel is a fine example of provincial bluestone architecture that has survived from earlier times and has large welcoming open fires are in every room throughout the hotel.

The menu is varied with a mix of dishes with traditional pubs classics as well as steaks, lamb shanks, seafood, oysters, pasta, risotto, veal and a traditional Sunday roast.

After lunch we plan to return to Melbourne leave around 15:36 to arrive back in Melbourne at 16:20, but that if the group decide to stay later there is a option to arrive back at 17:20.

Meet Alan at the Myki Information Centre (PTV Hub) located on the Ground Floor near WH Smith at Southern Cross (Spencer St) railway station at 11am. The train leaves Southern Cross at 11.22am and the journey normally takes approx. 40 mins. Please ensure your MYKI has sufficient credit for the trip.

Sun, 28 October

11.00am - 4.20pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 26 October

Christmas Day Lunch in Melbourne 2018

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 13th year that the Christmas Day Picnic has been run and we expect over 120 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.

Tue, 25 December

NOON - 3.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

OPEN TO EVERYONE

Booking closes on:
Mon, 24 December

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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