Melbourne events page of the award winning Melbourne Social Club. Our events are a great way to meet new people and make friends in Melbourne and explore the city.The Melbourne Social Club averages around 20 to 25 different events a month (up to 30 events a month in summer). Events are added regularly. Most events are Members Only events as indicated by Not Available (N/A) under non-members and guests.


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Day Trip: Shortest Lunch Festival at Yarra Valley Wineries

Coffee Stand Outside the Arts Centre

**** One spot available ***

Join FunFF and visit some of the Yarra Valley’s smaller winemakers and participate in the 2017 Shortest Lunch festival with live music at each venue.

A moving feast of entrée size meals, it’s the perfect way to meander around the Valley’s boutique wineries and savour great food, wine and music on our own private tour for under $70.

The Shortest Lunch is a great way of celebrating the shortest weekend of the year (the Winter Solstice) in a relaxed weekend of progressive, all-day dining to ward off those winter chills and enjoy some great wines.

With expertly matched cuisine, wine tastings and even music, you can plan your day progressing from appetizers to dessert with dishes around $10 - $18, you won’t be disappointed.

FunFF plans to visit 4 or 5 wineries on the day in our exclusive tour, our proposed wineries are Billanook, Warramunda, Tokar, Boat O'Cargio, Badgers Creek and Yering Farm (subject to changes).

The cost includes return transport and visiting the our selected wineries, with all food and rinks at own expense.

There is also a one-off entry fee of $15 that will be collected at the first winery on the day that includes souvenir tasting glass (at own expense). Entry fees go to the local Country Fire Association (CFA)

Tastings of wines and sales of a glass of wine with your meal will only be supplied in the souvenir glass.

All food and drinks at own expense. More food info at Shortest Lunch website if you want to be in the know ahead of time!

Meet Ian and Nicole at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre. We will be leaving at 9.30am.

Sun, 25 June

9.15am - 6.15pm

Members: $69.9

Non-Members / Guests: $79.9

BOOKING CLOSED

Jazz and Shiraz

La Camera Italian Restaurant, Mid Level East End, Southgate

Come and join us for a night of Jazz and Shiraz and FREE wine tastings at this popular event at La Camera.

La Camera is a casual restaurant with more than dinner and drinks on the menu. In the Italian language, La Camera means "The Room"; an unpretentious name for a stylish but modest restaurant and tonight will feature jazz as well.

Enjoy Melbourne's amazing city skyline from indoors or on the balconies, whilst sampling La Camera's extensive dinner menu with some great pizza offerings.

Tonight there will also be free wine tastings from various wineries, so enjoy a night of music and wine.

La Camera is located on the mid level of Southgate near the entrance closest to St Kilda Road. All food and drinks at own expense.

Meet Ian at the reserved table(s)

Mon, 26 June

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

End of Month Social Drinks @ Royal Melbourne Hotel

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

** Open to everyone to enjoy end of month drinks. Members - Please arrive before 7.30 to receive your complimentary drink **

Join us for our end of month 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 and great benefits like free drinks and discounts to bars, restaurants, shopping and car parking in the city.

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

There is fantastic Thursday night $20 porterhouse with a drink deal available on the night.

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, 29 June

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

2017/2018 Melbourne Entertainment™ Book

to be picked up at end of month social drinks

Order a brand new 2017/2018 Melbourne Entertainment™ Books which includes over $20,000 in valuable offers, valid through 1 June, 2017. It is packed full of restaurants, hotels, attractions, sports and leisure activities for only $70. The Melbourne Entertainment™ Book is your guide to the best restaurants, hotel accommodation, resorts attractions, sports, travel, shopping and leisure activities...

Books ordered here will be brought along to end of month drinks if you would like to purchase a brand new book!

THE BOOKS WILL NOT BE POSTED DUE TO THEIR SIZE.

Please be ready to give cash on delivery for your book, but reserve on-line either way. If you would like a mobile version just state in the comments and we will send you the link for your phone/tablet, payments for mobile version will be via link provided.

Remember to pre-order as we only have limited supplies and it saves you so much money !

Thu, 29 June

TBA - TBA

Members: $70

Non-Members / Guests: $70

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

Booking closes on:
Wed, 28 June

Saturday Night Drinks - Lily Blacks

12 Meyers Pl, Melbourne

Tonight we will be heading to Lily Blacks, an Art Deco Style Cocktail Bar.
This Bar does not serve food so please make sure you eat before.

Lily Blacks is a cocktail connoisseur’s dream.

The World Class drinking venue is tucked away on Meyers Place in Melbourne’s Paris end. A favourite amongst the discerning after work crowd – or anyone after a perfectly muddled drink, for that matter.

With an old-school approach to drinking and decor, Lily Blacks showcases some of the most inventive and exciting cocktail concoctions around. Classic martinis and other traditional cocktails are on offer alongside ambitious blends of unique ingredients. This art deco-style bar also has numerous beers and ciders on tap and by the bottle, an expansive gin selection and an ever-changing wine list.

Meet Nicole at the reserved area.

Sat, 1 July

7.00pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 30 June

Perisher Snow Weeks - Week 1 and Week 2

Jindabyne / Perisher NSW

We opening expression of interest for a group to go skiing / boarding in Perisher Blue (NSW) staying in Jindabyne. On previous years, some people have attended for one week and some attend for two weeks depending on individual members requirements.

We weeks we plan to head up are Week 1 (1 to 8 July) AND Week 2 (9 July to 16 July).

We will run the event in a similar manner to previous years, where some people attended for one week and some for two weeks.

Sat, 1 July

TBA - TBA

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST ONLY

Sunday Lunch and Drinks at Riserva

Riserva Wine, 395 Wattletree Road, Malvern East

Riserva is the next step in Melbourne's growing excitement for European food and wine. Simple and forever changing dishes to share, and Italy's #1 coffee.

Riserva is a slick, modern wine store, wine bar & dining area with friendly staff and a great atmosphere and some great reviews with gluten free options available. It stocks European products with a selection of wine, food, coffee and beer options as well as European small goods to take home.

This very stylish venue is designed by designer Samantha Eades, who was involved with the creation of Chin Chin.

For those that might arrive by public transport, tram number five (jump off at Stop 52) takes you almost to the venue door or take Tram 3/3a from Caulfield Station will take you one block passed Riserva is approx. one minute walk to Riserva from Stop 52 on Burke Road.

Meet Wayne at the reserved tables(s)

Sun, 2 July

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 1 July

Trivia - Sherlock Holmes Inn

Sherlock Holmes Inn, 415 Collins St, 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, 4 July

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 3 July

Bar of the Month: Baden Powell Hotel

Baden Powell Hotel, 61-65 Victoria Parade, Collingwood

The Baden Powell Hotel has been Collingwood’s local watering hole for 130 years. Rich with history and heart, the Baden Powell is located on the edge of East Melbourne, Richmond, Fitzroy and the CBD.

The pub is a short tram ride from Melbourne’s City, and it’s beating heart, the MCG. It has a warm atmosphere, an exciting selection of the finest local and international beers and wine and mouth-watering options from the kitchen.

It has a 91% rating on Urbanspoon and has some of the best pizzas in Melbourne and a selection of hearty winter meals.

The pub is names after the esteemed Lord Robert Baden-Powell who founded the scout movement.

Meet Alan at the reserved table for FunFF.

Thu, 6 July

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 5 July

Saturday Pub Crawl in and around Hoddle Street Abbotsford and Collingwood

Aviary Hotel, 271 Victoria Street, Abbotsford

This pub crawl will take us in and around Hoddle Street Abbotsford and Collingwood. First stop and meeting place will be Aviary Hotel. This venue is an institution in these parts and is a stones throw from North Richmond Station.

Next stop is Yorkshire Hotel on the corner of Langridge and Hoddle. This pub has been here for many years and has great character as well as some decent beers.

Third stop will be Stomping Ground brewery which has quickly become a favourite amongst some of the beer drinkers in the group. It features many different beers on tap and a great atmosphere inside having been converted from a warehouse.

Our next stop is Le Bon Ton which is a Southern American style restaurant with a fantastic bar area where you will find American craft beers on tap such as Sierra Nevada.

If we still haven't had enough then the next stop is The Mill Brewery, which is located around a 1 km walk from Le Bon Ton.

Lunch can be had at any of the venues as all do food, however we will most likely have lunch at the first stop.

Meet Alan at The Aviary Hotel.

Sat, 8 July

1.00pm - 5.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 7 July

Ice Skating at Federation Square

Federation Square, Central Melbourne

Warm up winter with a 45 minute spin around the River Rink at Fed Square, please book your tickets in advance for the 2pm session.

We'll meet at 1.30 pm for a 2 pm ice skate, then move onto Taxi Riverside Cafe to refuel. Non skaters are welcome to enjoy the atmosphere and meal.

River Rink tickets are $24.50 (plus booking fee), which includes skate hire. Please please book your own ticket via the Federation Square website for 2pm. Skating, Food and drink at own expense.

Please meet Selena at the ice rink ticket booth.

Sun, 9 July

1.30pm - 4.00pm

Members: $24.5

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 8 July

Curry of the Month: Indian

Curry Vault, 18 Bank Place, Melbourne

Due to popular demand, we head to the Indian subcontinent for a feast of India-inspired food for this months Curry of the Month themed dinner.

The Curry Vault menu combines an eclectic mix of traditional and modern Indian cuisine combined with personable and efficient service..

Regarded by many as some of the best Indian food in Melbourne, there is sure to be something on the menu that will satisfy those of you looking for a feast of Indian food, served in the traditional way.

The venue is licensed and has a very reasonably priced wine list, offering many varieties by the glass.

Meet Alan at the table(s) reserved for FunFF. All food and drinks at own expense.

Wed, 12 July

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 11 July

Day Trip: Ballarat

PTV Hub, Ground Floor, Southern Cross Station

Join us for a day trip to the old gold town of Ballarat about 90 minutes from Melbourne by train to enjoy lunch inside the iconic Gold City Hotel and visit some of sights of Ballarat.

Ballarat grew dramatically during the Victorian Gold rush and is known for its history, culture and its well preserved Victorian era heritage. Many grand buildings can be seen around Ballarat as well as cultural landmarks such as the Art Gallery which is centrally located.

The Golden City Hotel, formally known as Geecees, was built in 1856 and originally named the Adelphi Hotel and after many changes now used as a café-bar.

Golden City is renowned for having one of the largest restaurants and a wide ranging menu with usual pub/bar food and pizza options and overlooks the beautiful tree lined main street of Ballarat.

Please ensure that your Myki has enough credit to make the trip or buy your own V-line ticket separately.

Meet Alan at the PTV Hub located on the Ground Floor near WH Smith at Southern Cross (Spencer St) railway station at 10.10am for a 10.34 train departure and return on the 16.16pm train from Ballarat. Note other return trains are available about an hour apart if we decide to stay later.

Sat, 15 July

10.10am - 4.20pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 14 July

Winter Night Market in the City

Fancy Hanks / Mercat Cross, 456 Queen St (cnt Therry Street) Melbourne opposite Queen Victoria Market

Come and join Funff in a winter tradition with the Winter Night Market at Queen Victoria Market.

The market has food stalls highlighting cuisines from around the world with live entertainment and a mix of shopping in the market.

Take a tour of world food flavours with over 30 stalls preparing fresh food on-site from a range of cuisines, including: Indian, Vietnamese, Ethiopian, Spanish, Dutch and Middle Eastern. Bars and Wineries also available.

The market has a mix of shopping with over 150 vendors offering everything from unique clothing and jewellery through to original prints and plants, promising an unusual shopping experience that will have you coming back for more.

The Mercat Cross is located across from the market and has a balcony area overlooking the street and is also shares its space with Fancy Hanks

Meet Ian at the top of the stairs area at the Mercat also known as Fancy Hanks. We will head into the market at 7pm after a drink and food at Fancy Hanks or just have food at the market/ Food and drinks at own expense.

Wed, 19 July

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 18 July

Flavour of the Month - Mrs Parmas Prahran

Mrs Parmas, 168 Greville Street, Prahran

First of all an important note this is Mrs Parmas Prahran.

Mrs Parmas Prahran has the same great beers and parmas as its sister venue in the city so it should need no introduction.

For those who have never had the pleasure of visiting this great venue it's all about the parmas and beers.

There are many different parmas to choose from and their menu changes frequently but past parmas include parmageddon and 4 cheese however they always have the original and also an eggplant option.

There are around 10 to 12 beers on tap, all craft and all from Victoria. They also have a great selection of wines.

Meet Alan at the Funff tables.

Thu, 20 July

7.00pm - 9.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 19 July

End of Month Social Drinks at Young and Jacksons

Chloes Bar, First Floor, Young and Jacksons, cnr Flinders Street and Swanston Street, Melbourne

** Open to everyone to enjoy end of month drinks. Members - Please arrive before 7.30 to receive your complimentary drink **

Join us for our end of month drinks at Chloe's Bar exclusively reserved for Fun, Food and Friendship and the Melbourne Social Club in one of oldest and most iconic pubs in Melbourne in their upstairs area.

Young and Jackson is Australia's most Iconic Hotel. Beautifully restored and refurbished it is a comfortable blend of boutique bar and classic pub, a perfect destination for all occasions.

This Melbourne institution is located on the vibrant corner of Swanston and Flinders street and is the perfect place to meet with friends and enjoy a few drinks.

Chloe's Room is located on the first floor that enjoys comfortable couches, boutique beers, fine wine, unique cocktails and unrivalled views of Melbourne's most iconic sights. This is the home of the famous 'Chloe' who has graced the bar walls of Young and Jackson for over a century.

Members will receive a free beer or wine on arrival.

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 free drinks and discounts to bars, restaurants, shopping, cinema, AFL tickets and wine offers.

Meet us at the check-in desk in Chloes Bar located on the first flooor

Thu, 27 July

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

Day Trip: Geelong

Geelong

We are planning a day trip to Geelong that includes a trip to the Little Creatures brewery, more info coming soon

Sat, 12 August

TBA - TBA

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

End of Month Social Drinks at the Glamp Bar

Glamp Bar, 267 Little Collins St, Melbourne

** Open to everyone to enjoy end of month drinks. Members - Please arrive before 7.30 to receive your complimentary drink **

Join us for our end of month drinks in the Lions Den at one of Melbourne's newest bar, the Glamp Bar.

Melbourne is full of surprises, but we’re pretty sure that there’s no other bar in the city quite as spectacular as Melbourne glamping (that’s glamorous camping for you newbies) bar, Glamp.

The bar is situated on Little Collins Street in the space above modern African restaurant. Glamp is the *only* venue in Melbourne that will let you drink mouth-watering cocktails and nibble on African-style snacks under safari-style canvas.

Usual beer and wine options are also available.

The space has three distinctive areas—a spacious seating area inside a stunning safari tent, an open bar with enough space for a boogie, and a cosy private seating area that’s hidden behind Heavyweight—the resident rhino. Join us in the Lion's Den.

Selected cocktails are only TEN BUCKS all night on Thursdays, and members will receive a cocktail shot on arrival from the bar tender’s selection.

If you’re beginning to feel peckish, Glamp’s recently revamped food menu delivers the goods. Two cheese and charcuterie boards have been added as sharing options, as well as a variety of savoury ‘cigars’ made from Tunisian pastry that make for tasty vego and meat-lovers’ snacks. Overdosed on the cheese?

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 free drinks and discounts to bars, restaurants, shopping, and wine offers.

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

Meet at the check-in desk in the Lion's Den area

Thu, 31 August

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

Woodend in the Macedon Ranges and the Holgate Brewhouse

Outside PTV Hub, Ground Floor at Southern Cross Station

Join us for a day trip to the picturesque village of Woodend about an hour from Melbourne by train to enjoy lunch inside the iconic, restored 19th century Holgate Brewhouse and visit the rural village of Woodend.

Woodend has cosmopolitan cafés, book stores an eclectic shopping mix of old and new wares for all tastes, including the award winning vanilla slices at Bourkie’s Bakehouse, local gourmet treats from the village deli’s, local fruit and organic veggies and all manner of options for barista quality coffee.

Holgate’s Woodend Brewhouse combines a brewery, public bar, restaurant and hotel under a single roof, relax and kick-back in the friendly atmosphere of the cosy bar and lounge.

More information coming soon

Sun, 24 September

10.10am - 5.25pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

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 and Melbourne Social Club reserve the right to make alterations from time to time in regards to the events format including the type of function and venue location.




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