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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Trivia - 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.She 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 August

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 1 August

Cinema Night in the City: Jason Bourne

Kino Cinema, downstairs at 45 Collins Street, Melbourne

Come and enjoy a luxurious cinema experience at the premier metropolitan cinema in Melbourne to see one of the latest blockbusters: Jason Bourne

Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows.

We have listed the general admission price for Kino Cinema for information purposes.

Meet Hazel and David near the box office at 5.45pm (the film starts at 6.15pm).

Wed, 3 August

5.45pm - 8.30pm

Members: $19.5

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:
Tue, 2 August

Friday Night Drinks on International Beer Day

Foresters Hall, 64 Smith Street, Collingwood.

Join us a special Friday drinks night for International Beer Day at the Foresters Arms that boasts up to 50 taps, the biggest selection anywhere in Australia and also has a range of pizzas to help all that beer tasting.

The owners of Foresters Hall have been visiting some of the worlds most famous beer havens and with 50 taps pouring 32 craft beers from around the corner and around the world, they have the biggest selection of local and international craft beer on tap anywhere in Australia.

The Foresters Hall team is passionate and knowledgeable about beer, so check out this ultra new venue with us with all food and drinks at own expense.

Meet Alan at the Funff tables.

Fri, 5 August

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 4 August

Melbourne Social Cycling and Breakfast

St Kilda Pier, St Kilda (near cycle track)

A group of recreational Melbourne cyclists from Fun, Food and Friendship meet up for an early morning monthly cycle ride.

We are returning to our original ride that takes us along the Beach Road to Black Rock or Brighton and where we return along Beach Road and return to St Kilda for breakfast (unless we decide as a group to complete an alternative route).

The breakfast café will be decided on the day after the ride with food/drinks at own expense.

Meet Hazel and David at St Kilda Pier near the cycle path.

Sat, 6 August

8.45am - 11.30am

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 5 August

Pre Show Dinner - Mrs Parmas

25 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

The love of a good beer and a deep appreciation of Melbourne’s favourite pub meal, led two chefs to open Mrs. Parma’s in late 2006.

Mrs. Parma’s is Melbourne’s first and only Bar/Bistro specializing in Parmagiana’s and Victorian micro brewery beers, right in the heart of the city.

Meet Nicole for a pre show dinner.

Sun, 7 August

5.00pm - 7.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 6 August

The Variety Gala Magic Show

Pulp Club, 18 Corrs Lane, Melbourne

Nothings better than seeing the entertainment we all love, live on stage, merely feet away from where you sit.

From singers and jugglers, to magicians and acrobats, the Variety Gala picks only the best for the audience.

The very best entertainers are chosen to give you the very best time you can imagine, and we know you'll love it.

Hosted by Raymond Truong and Jordy Doust, the variety gala is sure to enthral and entertain. Featuring some of Melbourne's best variety acts. Come on down to The Variety Gala at the wonderful Pulp Club in the centre of Melbourne, come down and enjoy food, drinks and a wonderful night of entertainment.

Meet Nicole at the venue

Sun, 7 August

7.00pm - 9.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 6 August

Flavour of the Month: Lomond Hotel

The Lomond Hotel, 225 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East

Join us for a night out at the Lomond Hotel which is known as a fine dining and music venue in Brunswick East.

There is a mouth watering menu open for dinner that caters from bangers and mash to the gourmet end of the spectrum and has an impressive wine list.

Its extremely relaxed and friendly, much in the style of the country family pub and also one of the last musician's pub left in Melbourne

The Lomond Bistro features a varied menu which changes seasonally. All meals are freshly cooked on the premises, and use only fresh ingredients with vegetarian and gluten free options.

Meet Alan at the reserved table(s)

Wed, 10 August

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 9 August

Friday Night Drinks - Coopers Inn

Coopers Inn, Cnr Exhibition & Londsdale Streets, Melbourne

Coopers inn is an icon in the heart of the city. The heritage listed hotel blends warmth and rustic charm and adds to the cosmopolitan pedigree of classic Melbourne establishments.

Popular with the Telstra and Australia Post workers, this unpretentious venue is all about good solid service and food. The occasional drunken dance is also visible on Friday nights.

Meet Nicole at the reserved area.

Fri, 12 August

6.00pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 11 August

1932 cafe & Manchester Unity Building Tour

Manchester Unity Building, 220 Collins Street, Melbourne

Join us in the beautiful Manchester Unity Building for a 1932 Champagne Lunch experience plus an exclusive tour of the building, including the infamous Boardroom and Rooftop!

We will be treated to a luxury lunch, including champagne, nibbles and desserts at 1932 Cafe & Restaurant in Melbourne's most renowned Art Deco building. Choose from a delicious set menu before embarking on a formal guided 1 hour tour of the Manchester Unity Building.

Meet Nicole at the entrance to the building.

Sun, 14 August

NOON - 4.00pm

Members: $69

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 13 August

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, 17 August

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 16 August

Winter Food Special : Parma Night @ The Palmie

Palmerston Hotel, 51 Palmerston Crescent (cnr Kings Way), South Melbourne

The Palmerston Hotel has been voted one the best places to indulge in a Parma so come and enjoy this great pub tradition and judge for yourself, it used to hold the number 1 ranking on the Superparma website (before the website closed).

Come along and see what everyone likes about the Parma at the Palmerston. Of course, there are many other great pub options as well as the famous Parma options, so come have some great winter pub food.

The Hotel is within walking distance of the Domain interchange on St Kilda Road.

Meet Ian in the bistro area. Food and drinks at own expense.

Thu, 18 August

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 17 August

Friday Night Drinks - Vamos

Vamos, 1st Floor, 37 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Vamos is a fusion of the best of Melbourne and the best of Latin America.

Latin American-inspired food with a Melbourne twist, drinks from Argentina to Cuba with a few of our own thrown in, and some awesome tunes from all around the globe.

Whether you're in the mood for a bite, a sip, a laugh, or just to relax with friends and listen to some great music, this is the place to be.

The bar is located up stairs in the top end of Little Bourke Street hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets.

So meet Nicole at the reserved area for some Latin fun.

Fri, 19 August

6.00pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 18 August

Trivia - Mitre Tavern

5 Bank Place, Melbourne

Enjoy a fun trivia night at the Mitre Tavern with the longest continuously running Trivia Night in Melbourne! Now into its 13th year!

The Mitre Tavern has a wide range of bistro food and an wide selection of on-tap beers. Come and enjoy the Mitre Tavern, the decor remains seemingly untouched, feel the creaky floor, mind your head on the low ceiling and admire the worn wood.

Few people who enjoy the ales here are aware of the fact that this cosy cottage style pub spawned the name of the Mitre 10 hardware chain. The Pub at the Mitre Tavern strives to create a warm, friendly environment in the heart of the city, where in winter you can enjoy a just poured lager in front of the fireplace and enjoy the great counter-meals seated in rustic old-style furniture.

Meet Nicole at the reserved table for FFF. All food and drinks at own expense.

Tue, 23 August

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 22 August

Melbourne Social Drinks Night (End of Month Drinks) @ The Fringe

Upstairs Bar area at The Fringe, 33-35 Little Lonsdale Street (Enter via Madame Brussels Lane), Melbourne

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

Come and join the team at the Melbourne Social Club / Fun, Food and Friendship for our end of month drinks night. We have exclusive use of the upstairs area for our social drinks in Melbourne this month, so come along and have a look and enjoy a great drinks night !

An article on a previous social drinks night can also be seen on Weekend Notes.

The Fringe is an urban oasis in the centre of Melbourne’s CBD and is a great mix of a hidden lane way bar, a courtyard, a rooftop bar and a bistro.

The Fringe boasts a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces and we have a reserved upstairs area just for us to enjoy and is located in the iconic Madame Brussels Lane.

This month’s offer for members is a complimentary drink on arrival. Please show your membership card to obtain your free drink of tap beer or house wine or beer. All other food and drinks at own expense. New members and renewals, please collect your new cards.

This is another one of those hidden Melbourne bars that the FunFF team finds for you, so come and enjoy it with us!!! The venue is located in Madame Brussels Lane near corner of Little Lonsdale Street.

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.

Check-in with the hosts of FunFF at the door in the upstairs area on arrival.

Thu, 25 August

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

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Feature Bar of the Month: Retreat Hotel

Retreat Hotel, 226 Nicholson Street, Abbotsford

We are planning a night out at the Retreat Hotel which is terrific little hotel, famous for the filming of "The Sullivans" Television Series.

The hotel has a cosy feel with lots of wood-panelling and full of yesteryear charm and welcoming ambiance, it is renowned for its great service and friendly staff.

The menu full of old pub favourites with big portions and is one of Melbourne's best examples of an early century English pub.

Its original leadlight, authentic tiling and heritage timber panelling is also a great feature of the pub that was altered around the 1920s and has a classic look from that era.

Meet Alan at the reserved table(s).

Wed, 31 August

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 30 August

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.

Enjoy a superb local wine list, eight Holgate beers and the popular restaurant. Their beers have consistently won accolades at the Australian International Beer Awards, including gold medals for the Mt Macedon Ale and Pilsner, as well as the 2008 Premier's Trophy for Best Victorian Beer for the Big Reg Lager.

Lunch will consist of entrees to share, including platters of house made beer bread served w butter & olives and platters of cocktail vegetarian spring rolls w sweet chilli & soy dipping sauce. The main meal will be your choice from the pub menu and restaurant menu which are available to view on their website. Closer to the date, Alan will send you a text to ask you for your main meal choice so he can inform the venue ahead of time. Please inform Alan of any special dietary requirements.

The price includes the two course lunch with shared entrees and a main meal only. Drinks at the bar at own expense. Please ensure that your Myki has enough credit to make the trip or buy your own V-line ticket separately.

Meet Alan outside the PTV Hub located on the Ground Floor near WH Smith at Southern Cross railway station at 10.10am for a 10.39 train departure and return on the 16.25pm train from Woodend (Bendigo line).

Sun, 25 September

10.10am - 5.25pm

Members: $31

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 16 September

Weekend Away: Ghosts, Wine and Country Food

Coffee Stand outside the Arts Centre

We are creating another one of our exclusive weekend trips to enjoy country food, wine and a spooky Ghost Tour.

We will be enjoying a weekend of food and wine and a ghost Tour at Ararat Lunatic Asylum, which is one of the most intimidating in the country which includes visits to the cellblocks, kitchens, underground, surgeries and the morgue.

For information and prices coming soon.

Sat, 8 October

TBA - TBA

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

Melbourne Social Club 10th Year Anniversary Sunset Tramboat Cruise

Central Pier (outside Woolshed Pub) Harbour Esplanade, Docklands

Join the fun of the club's tenth year anniversary with a sunset cruise to Williamstown on Melbourne’s very own tram boat.

Enjoy fantastic fish and chips (or vegetarian option) included and see the pubs, café, shops pier or boats at Williamstown.

Many will remember the Spring Racing Carnival inclusive tramboat cruises to Flemington races so this is a great opportunity to enjoy another fun tramboat cruise.

This cruise celebrates the 10th birthday as the Melbourne Social Club and is for anyone who likes having fun, cruising on the water, Fish and Chips and a few drinks! The bar will be open on the tramboat with drinks at own expense.

Come and enjoy cruising on a boat which looks like a tram! The Tram boat is fully enclosed and has an open upper deck. It is equipped with excellent facilities including lounge seating, stereo system with a wide selection of music and a fully licensed bar.

Join our fun tram boat cruise which is 3 hours long with a break at Williamstown for around 1 hour. On arrival at Williamstown you can wonder around the shops, historic port and cafes. We will enjoy fantastic fish and chips (or vegetarian option) after we finish at Williamstown on the tramboat home.

The cost includes the Tram Boat sunset cruise with a Mezza platter, Gourmet Fish’N’Chips delivered from the Strand Restaurant, or vegetarian option. If you would like a vegetarian option, or grilled fish and salad (gluten free) please let us know on booking the cruise. Also included are yummy slices and tea/coffee on the return journey.

On return to Central Pier, the tenth year anniversary celebrations will move to an after party venue.

Meet Ian beside the Woolshed Pub at Shed 9, Central Pier at Victoria Harbour opposite Eithead Stadium. The cruise will depart at 6.30pm sharp and will not wait for latecomers.

Catch the FREE City Circle tram to the Central Pier stop, or Tram 70 (via Finders Street) or Tram 86 (via Bourke Street).

Alternatively, take the train to Southern Cross Station and walk over the Bourke Street Pedestrian Bridge to Harbour Esplanade.

Sun, 23 October

6.00pm - 9.30pm

Members: $49.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sun, 16 October

Halloween Party Cruise

Meet outside the Woolshed Pub, Central Pier, Docklands (opposite Eithad Statium)

Come enjoy a night full of fun, great music and award winning top tier finger food with drinks included on a four hour Port Phillip Bay cruise on the Victoria Star for under $100.

Similar cruises have been a smashing success with everyone on board having an absolute ball so enjoy a Halloween night out with the following day being a public holiday.

Entertainment includes the band "TOTALLY 80S ” with their inimitable music on the upper deck who will be performing all the hits from the 80’s and are guaranteed to get the dance floor pumping.

On the Lower Deck, “DJ Mondo” will be spinning all the hits from the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's .

Enjoy the party over Halloween for the entire four hour cruise ! There will also be prizes for the best male and female costumes for those that like to dress up for the night,

An abundance of magnificent top quality food and beverage is included in the one low price below $100 that includes top tier finger food with a large selection of beers, bubbles, wines and soft drinks.

Meet Nicole outside the Woolshed Pub, we will be boarding the cruise around 7.30pm as a group.

Mon, 31 October

7.15pm - 11.55pm

Members: $99.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sun, 23 October

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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