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

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, 6 December

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

Bar of the Month - Bells Hotel

Bell Hotel and Brewery, 157 Moray Street, South Melbourne

Join us at the Bell Hotel that serves gourmet pub grub in a sprawling venue with a rooftop terrace and beer garden.

The venue has brilliant views of the city and as it used to be a brewery it has a half decent selection of beers but no crafty ones unfortunately.

As well as the usual modern pub dining options, there is a Thursday special of an open souvlaki for only $10.

The venue is between Clarendon Street and Kings Way so there are two tram options as well as lots of free parking in the area. Tram 55 Stop 116 for Coventry Street or Tram 12 Stop 127 for York Street.

Meet Alan at the reserved tables.

Thu, 8 December

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 7 December

Christmas Sunday Lunch and Drinks

Metropolitan Hotel, 36-42 Courtney Street, North Melbourne

Come and join us for a special Sunday Lunch for the Christmas period in the opulent dining room of the Metropolitan Hotel to make a special festive occasion.

The Metropolitan Hotel crew takes pride in its beautiful rooms and stained glass windows by delivering an elegant pub and dining room with a friendly feel. Come in and enjoy the highest quality food, craft beer and boutique wine.

The menu has special Christmas menu items such as Honey Glazed Ham, Roast Turkey or Salmon fillet in addition to their usual menu options such as steaks, duck lamb, ravioli, salads, parmas, burgers, fish, curry, steak sandwich etc

The venue has great reviews and we have visited and enjoyed this venue on our last visits.

Meet Carlo in the reserved table(s) in the Grand dining room.

Sun, 11 December

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

Film of the Month

To be confirmed

Tonight is our film night of December.

We will announce the film and cinema about a week before this date when the cinema release their schedules for the following week. Price will depend on venue

Tue, 13 December

6.00pm - 8.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

Flavour of the Month: Sri Lankan

Sigiriya Sri Lankan, 338 High St, Northcote

Come and enjoy this fantastic Sri Lankan café that we have visited before and really enjoyed our visit.

It has tasty home-made authentic Sri Lankan food and great staff, plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options

The venue is named after a World heritage site and has some great review and has some a good selection of affordable dining options.

Meet Alan at the reserved table(s)

Wed, 14 December

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 13 December

Friday Night Drinks - Public House

433-435 Church St, Richmond

The Funff team are going to Public House!! Highly sort after, this venue is extremely hard to get a booking in.

Smack bang in the middle of the Richmond pub scene, Public House is a certified all-rounder. Arriving at Public House you instantly recognise the 6 Degrees design with recycled bar objects and custom led lighting on show. A raised dining platform at the rear offers a more formal dining approach to the casual setting at the bar. Beyond the stairs is one of Richmond's best kept secrets, a rooftop terrace with an outdoor bar. Known for its tapas, share plates, boutique wine and beer its a great place for all the right reasons.

We will have an are in the outdoor terrace so come and meet Nicole in the reserved area.

Fri, 16 December

6.30pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 15 December

Christmas Yarra Valley Exclusive Wine Tour

Coffee stand outside Arts Centre, St Kilda Road

Enjoy an incredible Christmas full Day Yarra Valley Wine Tour for under $85 for a special Christmas member price!

We have put this trip together on request from our members, and our last Christmas wine trip sold out and we expect this to be another popular trip, so don't forget to book early.

The price includes wine tastings and return transport with the wineries are yet to be confirmed.

We may be able to pre-order lunch on the way to our first winery with lunch at own expense.

For lunch we have reserved a lovely spot under our tree out front on the winery that consists of two picnic tables on the lawn which seat up to 8 each and some picnic rugs to accompany.

There is live music on the lawn and we will try and order a a selection of platters to share rather than main meals, and the winery is also looking to offer per person options as well for us.

Meet Ian at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre. Tour leaves at 9.30am sharp so enjoy for an early coffee if you wish at own expense.

Sat, 17 December

9.15am - 5.30pm

Members: $84.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 16 December

Ho Ho Hosts Christmas Party

near Chapel Street and High Street, Windsor

*** This party is limited to the hosts of the club for all their help organising events this year, host invites will be sent out closer to the day ***

This year’s hosts Xmas party is a casual drinks and nibbles night. There will be a mix of bubbles, red and white wines, beers, soft drinks and dips. Please note that if you would like to bring your special drink that would be fine, as we will not have a full range. It is a great way to thank the hosts for helping arrange events by having a Christmas party and enjoy a few wines or a few beers.

This is a free event and limited to hosts. It will be a drinks nibbles casual event and it will be possible to head out to dinner afterwards in Chapel Street (although the party kept going til late in previous years.)

As with all events that involve drinks, driving is not recommended.

Sun, 18 December

3.30pm - 7.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

HOST EVENT ONLY

Christmas Visit to Melbourne Night Market at Queen Victoria Market

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

Come and join Funff in a summer tradition with the night Market at Queen Victoria Market just before Christmas.

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

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.

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

The Mercat Cross / Fancy Hanks is located across from the market and has a balcony area overlooking the street

Meet Ian in the area just above the stairs at the Mercat Cross/ Fancy Hanks. We will head into the market at 7.30pm. Food and drinks at own expense.

Wed, 21 December

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 20 December

Christmas Day Lunch in Melbourne 2016

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

** Open to everyone to enjoy Christmas **

Come and join the Melbourne Social Club for a Melbourne Christmas Picnic Lunch in Queen Victoria Gardens. This will be the 11th year that the Christmas Day Picnic has been run and we expect over 100 people to attend like last year. An article on the event can be seen on Weekend Notes.

There will be no snow but a great place to meet others not participating in the traditional family Christmas. Catch up with your friends from around Melbourne and the Melbourne Social Club. It is a great year for the club this year with the club receiving a Lord Mayor's Commendation for its contribution to Melbourne

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

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.

Stairs that lead to the path that goes through the gardens are located opposite the Arts Centre on St Kilda Road. On the path you will see many trees in a flat grassy area and our location will be directly opposite the National Gallery of Victoria.

Look for the Melbourne Social Club banner hanging from the tree in the gardens and reply to reminder SMS on the Christmas Day if needed. Please can you bring a name tag as well.

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

Sun, 25 December

NOON - 3.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

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NOW

Booking closes on:
Sat, 24 December

Melbourne Social Cycling : Capital City Trail on Boxing Day

Federation Square, Melbourne CBD

This Boxing Day ride will be an easy social casual ride around Melbourne on the Yarra Trail. The approximate distance is 32 km on the Capital City Trail. This ride is run in conjunction with the YHA cycling group and we have run this joint ride for many years.

The route is easy and is fairly flat most of the way. We ride along the Yarra past Collingwood children’s farm to Dight Falls and after lunch we head back on the Moonee Ponds Creek. The trail continues past the Zoo and towards Docklands and then back to Southbank which is ideal for some drinks, ice creams or gelato.

The lunch venue is the historic Fairfield Boat House to enjoy an informal outdoor dining experience. Relax by the river in an historic riverside garden setting watching the rowers on their classic designed rowing skiffs which are unique in the Southern Hemisphere.

Various lunch options are available from the outdoor grill all cooked in front of your eyes.

Meet David and Ian at Federation Square directly opposite the tram stop on St Kilda Road. Please ensure that your bike is in good working order.

Lunch at own expense.

Mon, 26 December

10.45am - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sun, 25 December

End of Year Drinks @ Royal Melbourne Hotel

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

** Open to everyone to enjoy end of year 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.

An 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 December

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

NYE 2016: New Years Eve Party in Melboune

Waterslide Bar, Mid Level, Southgate Complex, Southbank

Join us for a sensational New Year's Eve party in Southbank with a prime position to watch Melbourne's New Year's Eve fireworks.

The Waterslide Bar is a luxurious watering hole with great views of the Melbourne CBD skyline which overlooks the Yarra River and will make this venue one of the best spots to see the fireworks at midnight and enjoy a NYE party into 2017.

Over the last two years, we have averaged over 120 people attending our New Year’s Eve parties and this year we are joining in with the Waterslide New Years Eve party.

The venue is another of Melbourne’s typical best kept secret-bars, bringing some sophisticated and delicious fun to the south side of the river.

This NYE event has a great price under $45 that includes a cocktail on arrival, light canapés and a DJ with those great views of the fireworks at midnight.

The bar is located next to La Camera on the mid level (St Kilda Road) side in the Southgate complex.

Your name will be added to the door list to allow entry to the venue.

Look for the Melbourne Social Club hosts when you arrive,

Sat, 31 December

7.00pm - 1.00am

Members: $44.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 20 December

Cricket - One Day International, Australia v Pakistan

Laurent Patisserie, 148 Wellington Parade (corner of Powlett Street), East Melbourne.

Come and see the Aussies take on Pakistan in the eagerly awaited second match in the best of five one day international series taking place in Australia in January 2017.

There will only be 6 tickets available for this event so book early.

For those wishing to view the evening session only from 7:30pm, a meeting time and place can be arranged.

Meet Tony at Laurent Patisserie, the venue is adjacent to Jolimont Railway Station and stop 12 on tram routes 48 & 75.

Sun, 15 January

1.00pm - 10.00pm

Members: $31.5

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 14 January

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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