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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Sunday Session and Lunch at the Plough Hotel

Plough Hotel, 333 Barkly St, Footscray

Join us for Sunday lunch and drinks at the Plough Hotel.

The venue has a menu focusing on pub favourites, share plates and pizzas and a drinks list that showcases what Victoria has to offer.

The Plough Hotel’s philosophy is to support smaller producers who have embraced a passion for the particular product on offer.

A large emphasis has also been placed on the drinks menu that showcases Victoria’s regional wine and craft beer markets.

The venue was established in 1868 and reopened its doors in April 2013 after six months of renovation.

Meet Wayne at the FunFF tables

Sun, 19 August

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKING CLOSED

Flavour of Month: Australian

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.
It has recently had a new renovations keeping the classic front bar but has had some great touches by removing few walls while keeping the cosy feel of the hotel,

The menu full of old pub favourites with big portions and is a one of the best examples of an early century English pub in Melbourne

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, 22 August

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 21 August

Friday Night Drinks in Melbourne - The Mitre Tavern

Mitre Tavern, 5 Bank Place, Melbourne

Join us for Friday Night drinks at the Mitre Tavern which is one of the oldest taverns in Melbourne right in the heart of this city.

Come and enjoy the Mitre Tavern where the inside decor remains seemingly untouched, feel the creaky floor, mind your head on the low ceiling and admire the worn wood.

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 drink in front of the fireplace and enjoy the great counter-meals seated in rustic old-style furniture.

The tavern is also reported to be haunted and this cosy cottage style pub spawned the name of the Mitre 10 hardware chain.

The Mitre Tavern has a wide range of bistro food and a wide selection of on-tap beer including Guinness and a fantastic outdoor beer garden.

Meet Nicole at the reserved tables.

Fri, 24 August

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 23 August

Day Trip from Melbourne: 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 9.45am for a 10.16am train departure and return on the 16.13pm train from Ballarat. Note other return trains are available about an hour apart if we decide to stay later.

Sat, 25 August

9.45am - 5.40pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 24 August

End of Month Melbourne Social Drinks at Chloes Bar

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 our end of month drinks.

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 floor.

Thu, 30 August

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

OPEN TO EVERYONE

Friday Night: Film of the Month

Hoyts, Level 3, Melbourne Central, Cnr La Trobe & Swanston Streets, Melbourne

Meet us for a Friday film night at Hoyts Melbourne Central to see a new release movie.

We will meet for a coffee at 6pm and afterwards see a movie around 7pm, subject to the movie sessions times which are released every Wednesday.

Please purchase your own ticket for the event and don’t forget to use your Funff membership to get a $15 ticket on our membership rewards website at least 24 hours in advance

This film night will form a regular film night on the Friday after end of month drinks. More information about the film will be posted when it becomes available.

Meet Selena and Bernie at the Hoyts ticket box at Melbourne Central at 6pm.

Fri, 31 August

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: $15

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 30 August

Saturday Dinner and Pre-Dinner Drinks on Brunswick Street

Pollys Bar, 401 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Join us for drinks followed by dinner on a Saturday night in Brunswick Street, so please let us know if you are coming for drinks/dinner or both.

We are starting at Pollys Bar at 4pm and the moving across to the Provincial Hotel for dinner at 6pm.

Polly is an elegant cocktail 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 for pre-dinner drinks with comfortable couches that you can sit back and a enjoy your drink as you appear to step back in time.

The Provincial Hotel 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 either Polly's Bar at 4pm or at the Provincial Hotel at 6pm, please add in comments which option.

Sat, 1 September

4.00pm - 9.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 30 August

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 and Ian at Federation Square at 9 am directly opposite the tram stop on St Kilda Road.

Sat, 1 September

9.00am - 12.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 31 August

Trivia Night in Melbourne - 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, 4 September

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 3 September

Friday Night Drinks in Melbourne - Beneath Driver Lane

TBA

Driver Lane is a tiny alleyway off Little Bourke Street in the city. If you take a walk down there at night you’ll see a man and a velvet rope in front of a door. Descend the stairs and you’ll reach a giant glass door with a wrought-iron frame that opens automatically into a low-lit, cavernous space.

Melbourne's newest late night venue. Hidden behind the iconic GPO building, down Driver Lane, two lights either side of the doorway identify this underground hideaway. Descend beneath the laneway to another world of deep strumming blues, martinis, reimagined classic cocktails, and French inspired bar food that will continue through to 3am, 7 days a week.

Descend into another world far away from the one you know with blues, French bar food, sensational signature cocktails and impressive wine and spirits.

With exposed brickwork, leather bound booths, low hanging pendants with soft candle light and a back bar which spans one entire side of the venue, this is a space where comfort is key.

Meet Nicole at the reserved area

Fri, 7 September

6.00pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Bar of the Month around Melbourne

Yorkshire Hotel, 48 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford

The Yorkshire Hotel is something of an institution on Hoddle Street having first been built in the late 1800s and resides in a heritage style building.

Inside the hotel, it has a very warm welcoming feel and this is complemented by the friendly staff and great service. The hotel has had new ownership recently and the restaurant area has been recently updated.

The food is great pub grub and every Wednesday is steak night with the 350g Rump and the 250g Porterhouse steaks are only $20, served with either chips & salad or mash potato and steamed greens as well as your choice of sauce.​

There is a selection of local and imported beers on tap as well as a good wine list.

So come and join us for a visit to this great pub.

Meet Alan at the Funff tables, which will be at the back in the restaurant.

Wed, 12 September

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 11 September

Winery trip - Belarine Peninsula

Docklands, 131

Today we will be heading to the Bellarine Peninsula for a Wine and Cider tasting. We will depart from Docklands on the Port Phillip Ferry at 11am. Once at Portarlington we will climb abord our shuttle that will take us on our journey.

The tour will take us through the following vineyards:

Flying Brick Cider Co (including Yes said the Seal winery), Leura Park Estate, Jack Rabbit Vineyard *

Tour price includes:
Return Ferry
Pick up and Return Shuttle Bus return to Port Phillip Ferries
Guided Wine & Cider Tastings
Lunch

The itnerary is as follows.

11.00am - Board Ferry

12.30pm Ferry pick up and transfer to Flying Brick Cider Co

1.00pm Flying Brick Cider Co tasting & Yes said the Seal wine Tasting

1.45pm Depart for Leura Park Estate

2pm Enjoy shared Al Fresco platters & gourmet stone based pizzas. Premium cool climate wines available for purchase by the glass or bottle.

3.30pm Depart Leura Park Estate

4.00pm Arrive back at Portarlington Pier

4.15pm Depart Port Phillip Ferries

Once back if we feel like kicking on we can head to the Woolshed for a few drinks.

Meet Nicole at the Ferry.

Sun, 16 September

10.45am - 6.00pm

Members: $84

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 15 September

Day Trip from Melbourne: Woodend 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.

Please make sure your Myki is topped up or you can buy a V-line ticket.

We will order lunch on the day

All food and drinks at own expense on the day.

Meet Alan at the PTV Hub located on the Ground Floor near WH Smith at Southern Cross (Spencer St) railway station at 10am for a 10.22am 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.

Sun, 23 September

10.00am - 5.20pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 22 September

Jazz and Shiraz Night in Southbank

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 jazz 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, 24 September

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sun, 23 September

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 Long Weekend Trip: Bathurst 1000 : 5-8 October

Coffee Stand Outside the Arts Centre, St Kilda Road

*** Please email us if you are interested in attending this long weekend trip from Melbourneor talk to Nicole directly ***

We are considering a long weekend away in Bathurst. We will be leaving Melbourne on Friday at 8am getting to Bathurst by car and arriving around 6pm. We will return on Monday leaving around 8am and getting back to Melbourne at around 6pm.

We have the opportunity to stay in a family home but we will need to take sleeping bags and pillows.

The weekend will include travel there and back, accommodation and entry into the Bathurst 1000 for Sunday. If you want to go to the trial laps on the Saturday let us know and we can book the extra day.

We will be driving to and from Bathurst which will take around 10 hours each way. We will stop along the way for food and toilet breaks.

If you are interested in going but not going to the races we can accommodate that as well so please let us know.

All food and drink will be at your own expense.

Fri, 5 October

9.00am - MIDNIGHT

Members: $399

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST ONLY

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

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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