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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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

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, 6 September

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 5 September

Flavour of the month: Indonesian

Yunis Kitchen, 251 High Street, Northcote

Join us as we pay a visit to Yunis Kitchen which is a fantastic little Indonesian restaurant.

All the Indonesian favourites are there such as Mie Goreng, Nasi Goreng, Laksa and all food is cooked fresh on the premises by the very talented Yuni.

It is a very small venue so places are limited so best get in quick so you don't miss out. The venue does not serve alcohol but you can bring your own beer or wine and fortunately there are two great bottle shops within a few metres of the venue.

Get the 86 tram to Northcote Town Hall or South Morang train line to Northcote.

Meet Alan at the Funff tables.

Wed, 7 September

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 5 September

Friday Night Drinks - Holiava

36 Swan St, Richmond

Just across the road from Richmond Station, located in the heart of Richmond, Holliava has been satiating the thirst of lively Swan Street punters since 2002. Housing a total of three bars over two levels; Holliava welcomes individuals and groups of any size. The dynamic mix of spaces, from the sleek and modern main bar to the warm and comforting fireside lounge and the sun soaked beer garden, Holliava has naturally become a popular choice for group celebrations and events.

Whether you’re kicking back for an after work drink, on the way to the MCG or sitting pretty and people gazing through our bi-fold front windows, Holliava is always a tempting place to tipple. With an extensive drinks list featuring a broad selection of draught and craft beer, cider, wine and unbeatable cocktails, your thirst will never go unsatisfied.

Hungry? Holliava is a BYO food venue so you’re welcome to order food from across the road and have it delivered to your barstool.

So come and meet Nicole at the reserved area for a relaxing evening.

Fri, 9 September

6.00pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 8 September

Saturday Night Dinner : Vietnamese

Saigon Rose, 206 Chapel Street, Prahran

Join us for a small group dinner with authentic Vietnamese dishes at a small family owned restaurant at the Prahran end of Chapel Street.

Recent reviews describe this restaurant as "unassuming" and that it is "a great option for very generous servings of more than affordable meals in a casual, relaxed and laid back atmosphere.". Patrons describe their Banana Chicken as "mind-blowing" but personally, I like their sizzling plates, soft shell crab and roasted quail dishes.

This is a licensed venue with a full bar and all food and drinks are at own expense.

Meet Sarah at the reserved table.

Sat, 10 September

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 8 September

Trivia Night @ The College Lawn

College Lawn, 36 Greville Street, Prahran

Join us for trivia at the College Lawn which is a hidden gem in Prahran, great pub food and trivia on Wednesday night.

Join us for trivia with the Baron which starts from 8pm but we will arrive earlier for pre-dinner trivia. At trivia, try to win Venue Bucks, jugs of beer and other great prizes.

The College Lawn features a lounge bar, restaurant, accommodation, bottle shop and sun drenched beer garden, this warm and friendly pub in Prahran is a favourite amongst locals and visitors alike.

With a menu that features delicious pub classics, mouth-watering contemporary dishes and an appetising selection of share platters, the College Lawn Hotel serves up some of the best pub food in Melbourne!

The venue is within walking distance of the Prahran train station.

Meet the Ian at the reserved table.

Wed, 14 September

7.15pm - 10.15pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 13 September

Italian Film Festival Opening Night

Kino Cinema, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne

We are taking expression of interest for the opening night for the Lavazza Italian film festival in the city.

Enjoy Aquilani Pinot Grigio & Sangiovese, Peroni, and a taste of Italy by D.O.C. prior to the special screening of Perfect Strangers.

The film has won Best Film and Best Script winner at the 2016 David di Donatello Awards, Perfect Strangers has an all-star cast, led by Marco Giallini (God Willing, LIFF 2015) and is directed by LIFF favourite Paolo Genovese (Blame it on Freud, LIFF 2014).

Perfect Strangers asks the question: How well do we really know those close to us? During a dinner party, seven friends decide to play a dangerous game. Each attendee places their phone on the table and agrees to make all texts and calls public in an attempt to prove they have nothing to hide. Through its brilliant scripting and cast, Perfect Strangers effortlessly transitions from tender comedy to piercing drama.

The film starts at 6.30pm and we are taking expression of interest now to joining Sarah on the opening night, as we need to buy tickets in advance, please email your interest

Thu, 15 September

5.45pm - 8.30pm

Members: $37

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST ONLY

Friday Night Drinks - Fiftyfive

Basement, 55 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

Fiftyfive basement bar is your afternoon beer session to late night haunt. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it, hidden in the heart of the CBD.

Descend into the basement and submerge yourself into the culture, where the back bar is hand curated and the cocktails are seasonal & fresh.

Beer is a big deal down here. Six taps on constant rotation and over sixty beers in the fridge from home and abroad. All craft and carefully selected, it’s our business to find something you’ll love, even if you don’t recognise what’s on the shelves.

Throw in late night comfort food and free popcorn and you’ve got yourself a home away from home.

So come and meet Nicole at the reserved area for a fun night.

Fri, 16 September

6.30pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 15 September

Loretta Pound's 50th Birthday celebrations

Mcleod

One of our beloved members is having a 50th birthday Party. She is inviting all who would like to come to help her celebrate. This is a double celebration as it is also David and Loretta's 20th Wedding anniversary.

There will be a live DJ playing all the hits from the 70's and 80's and all finger food and drinks will be provided for on the night.

As this is a private residence, if you wish to attend please book in and we will e-mail you the address.

So come and celebrate Loretta and David's special time.

Sat, 17 September

6.30pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 9 September

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

BOOK
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

BOOK
NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sun, 16 October

Melbourne Social Club Drinks (End of Month Drinks) @ The Apartment

The Apartment, 401 Lt Bourke Street, 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 use of the reserved area in this classy bar for our social drinks in Melbourne this month, so come along and have a look and enjoy a great drinks night !

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. See an article on a previous social drinks night on Weekend Notes.

This month’s offer for members is a complimentary drink on arrival that. Please show your membership card to the hosts to obtain your free drink card. All other food and drinks at own expense.

The Apartment is designed as an extension of a living room, it is a cosy and suave establishment with plush couches and sheer curtains and designer fittings. It is a great place to enjoy the company of friends in a familiar yet modern environment with good old-fashioned, friendly hospitality which makes it an ideal location for our social drinks night.

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.

Look for the sign-in area for Melbourne Social Club / Fun, Food and Friendship on arrival.

Thu, 27 October

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

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

BOOK
NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sun, 23 October

Echuca Weekend - Paddlesteam Boat Cruise (18-20 Nov)

PTV Hub, Ground Floor, Southern Cross Station

This weekend we will be travelling to Echuca by train for a fun weekend on the river. More information coming soon.

Fri, 18 November

5.45pm - TBA

Members: $159

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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