This is the events page of the award winning Melbourne Social Club. 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. Our Melbourne events are a great way to explore Melbourne, meet new people and make new friends in Melbourne.


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Bar of the month, The Charles Weston

The Charles Weston, 27 Weston Street Brunswick

This month we are heading to The Charles Weston Hotel in Brunswick, which used to be The Sporting Club. They have 7 taps of mostly craft beer and a decent wine list. Food is typically good pub fare and there's enough on the menu to satisfy most people. The venue is on Weston Street between Sydney Road and Lygon Street but is nearer to Sydney Road so getting there is easy.

Meet Alan at the Funff tables.

Tue, 4 August

7.00pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 3 August

Comedy TV Show Audience:Misguided

Studio A, Building 5, Level 3, RMIT Melbourne. Enter via Bowen Street, off Latrobe Street or Franklin St.

Misguided is an improvised comedy television show which will air on Channel 31 later this year. Come and enjoy being part of the audience.

It's a little like Whose Line is it Anyway? We will be part of the audience that will come along to watch, give suggestions for the cast to act out and laugh along with them!

The characters are given an improvisational “Game of the Week" to act out at random points in the show. The Cast are also 'misguided’ by the studio audience and the Host who provide suggestions which they must incorporate into their storylines.

The final episode of the season sees the four Main Characters’ storylines intertwine and their Overall Objective’s conclude. The result is an unpredictable hilarious journey through the lives of these characters.

The filming is between 8-10pm so we will meet at 7.30pm.

Meet Ian at the Studio A for a night of fun.

Wed, 5 August

7.30pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 4 August

Friday Night Drinks and Fireworks Night

Alumbra, Shed 9, Central Pier, Docklands

Join FunFF to see the amazing Docklands fireworks and sound spectacular and Friday night drinks offer to warm your winter night at the newly renovated Alumbra bar.

Alumbra is the sophisticated Middle Eastern-themed cocktail bar with an outside deck area located on central pier area of Docklands, check out the Buddha while you are at the venue. Alumbra has thrilling views of the fireworks from a large and heated balcony which is part of the Docklands fireworks in July and August.

The venue serves up great street food and has down tempo beats to unwind after work and signature cocktails.

Shed 9 is located opposite Eithead Stadium, walk past the Woolshed Pub and Bistro and Va Bene Pizzeria to get to Alumbra.

The sky over the water at Docklands will explode with colour, light and sound at 7pm, so get there early and don't miss out!!

All food and drinks at own expense. Meet the FunFF host in the bar area.

Fri, 7 August

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 6 August

Trivia and Dinner @ Woodlands Hotel

Woodlands Hotel, 84-88 Sydney Road, Coburg

Enjoy a mid-week dinner and trivia night your FunFF friends.

Many members have asked us to arrange a dinner and trivia at this venue so enjoy a fun night that has a friendly service and a huge 90% rating on Urbanspoon as well.

This gastropub is serving up a great bar menu as well as 50 locally crafted beers. The staff were friendly, relaxed and efficient.

On Tuesday they have $15 specials that gives you a choice of three burgers with fries as well as half price tap beer & cider from 8.30pm. Other options include a great mix of pub grub such as pork ribs, mussels, fish, burgers, parmas, gnocchi, steaks, salads etc.

Meet Carlo at the Funff table.

Tue, 11 August

7.00pm - 9.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 10 August

Winter Night Market

ercat 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 and silent disco running 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 a 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

Meet Ian at the top of the stairs area at the Mercat. We will head into the market at 7pm. Food and drinks at own expense.

Wed, 12 August

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 11 August

Double Film Night @ The Astor

Astor Theatre, cnr Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Windsor

Come and enjoy a special Thursday night at The Astor with the films Spy and Kingsman: The Secret Service at this amazing art-deco cinema for a thrifty Thursday price of only $13. The Astor is one of the last single screen movie palaces in the world transporting you to a time when going to the movies was an event and it has just been re-opened.

The first film is Spy where Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis

The second feature is The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. This film will start at approximately 9:56pm, and finish at approximately 12:11am.

The Astor theatre is only 3 minutes from Windsor Station. Tickets purchased on the night. The Astor has one of the best cinema choc-tops available. Join us for the first film or the double feature.

Film starts at 7.30pm. Look for Ian in the foyer.

Thu, 13 August

7.15pm - 12.10am

Members: $13

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:
Wed, 12 August

Friday Night Drinks - Royal Standard Hotel

333 William Street, West Melbourne

Hidden away on William Street, behind the Vic Market is the Royal Standard Hotel.

This distinctive venue consists of a beautiful European style restaurant, that has an extensive a la carte menu & ever-changing Chefs Specials. Meals are also served in the bar, you can’t go past the Chicken Parmigiana - one of the best in Melbourne. The menu changes every month to make the most of seasonal products and to promote variety.

The Royal Standard hosts a blues night every Tuesday and supports great local music through the weekends while regular happy hours and a European style restaurant add to the charm.

With a warm, welcoming ambiance the Royal Standard is a great place to catch up and relax. Superb local pub so close to the city you can almost touch it. No pokies, no pool tables, no juke box, no TAB, no worries, just friendly staff and superb pub grub. They don't try and be fancier than they are and this mantra has been synonomous with their success to date.

So Meet Nicole at the reserved area.

Fri, 14 August

6.30pm - 9.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 13 August

David Bowie Exhibition and Lunch

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Federation Square plaza entrance

Come and join your FunFF friends to see the "David Bowie Is" Exhibition and then join us afterwards for lunch at Feddish.

Seen by over 1 million people worldwide at sell-out shows in London, Chicago, Sao Paolo, Paris, and Berlin, David Bowie is comes exclusively to ACMI from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Celebrate one of the most influential artists in music, film and video, fashion and performance in this groundbreaking exhibition at its only Australasian venue.

Prepare for unprecedented access to objects from the David Bowie Archive that tell the enthralling story of the boy from Brixton who became an international cultural icon. Featuring over 50 legendary costumes, original stage set designs, handwritten lyric sheets, album artwork, rare film, video and photographs and interviews, the exhibition showcases Bowie’s impact as a performer and screen star.

David Bowie is became the Victoria and Albert Museum's fastest-selling exhibition. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is only in Melbourne for a strictly limited season.

Join us afterwards for lunch at Feddish, one of our favourite spots to dine. Enjoy Mediterranean style dining in the heart of the CBD with one of Melbourne’s best views. Feddish is located right on the Yarra River at Federation Square making it an ideal place to enjoy a wide range of cuisine, exciting daily specials and well cultivated wine list.

Meet Anne just inside the Federation Square plaza entrance of ACMI at 10:30am. Cost includes entrance to David Bowie Is Exhibition only with all food and drinks and own expense.

Sun, 16 August

10.30am - 2.00pm

Members: $25

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 14 August

Curry of the Month:Nepalese

Gurkhas, 190 Chapel Street (cnr High Street), Prahran

Gurkhas Brasserie is one of the most famous Nepalese restaurants in Melbourne. Enjoy some great food and afterwards explore some of the bars around Chapel Street.

On Tuesday Night is a sample night and you can sample a varieties of dishes (eat as much as you can) just for $20 per head which is great value.

Experience traditional authentic Nepalese cuisine served by friendly, hospitable staff. The comprehensive menu caters for all taste preferences including a diverse vegetarian selection at reasonable prices.

All food and drinks at own expense.

Public transport options are either number 6 tram that stops at the corner of High Street and Chapel Street, or walk down High Street from Prahran train station. The restaurant is near the corner of Chapel and High Street.

Meet Ian at the table for FunFF.

Tue, 18 August

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 17 August

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, 19 August

7.30pm - 10.15pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 18 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, 20 August

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 19 August

Mid Winter Snow Party for Hosts

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 and those on the snow trip this year or last year ***

We are hosting a mid season snow party for hosts with a casual drinks and nibbles night. Dress for the snow or just the winter look (not that hard)!

As with snow party there will be usual Warren Miller ski videos in the background and as a special treat beer from the Mont Blanc brewery that is brewed from low mineral glacier water caught at high altitude. The special beer provided for free from a Warren Miller promotional draw.

There will be a mix of red and white wines, soft drinks and dips. It is a great way to thank the hosts for helping arrange events by having a mid season snow party and enjoy a few wines or a few beers.

This is a free event and limited to hosts and ski trip people, invites sent separately. 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.

Sat, 22 August

3.00pm - 7.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

HOST EVENT ONLY

Trivia Night @ The Mitre Tavern

Mitre Tavern – 5 Bank Place (between Collins and Little Collins), City

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, 25 August

6.15pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 24 August

Melbourne Social Drinks Night (End of Month Drinks) @ Word Lounge

Word Lounge Bar, 14 Goldie Place, 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 !

During this end of month drinks, we will have our events displayed on the TV screens in the venue to recap some of our recent events. Also an article on a previous social drinks night can also be seen on Weekend Notes.

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.

Come and enjoy this comfortably classy bar, this month’s offer for members are a complimentary drink on arrival. Please show your membership card to obtain your free drink of tap beer, house wine or basic spirits. We will also receive tasty food platters for the group. All other food and drinks at own expense.

This venue is located in another wonderful secret lane-way of Melbourne, sited in an historic 1920s warehouse which features polished floorboards, open fireplace, an antique bar, cosy leather chesterfields and a tucked away beer garden complete with heating in the winter.

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 near the intersection of Queen and Lonsdale Streets in Goldie Place.

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

Thu, 27 August

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

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Sat Night: Pizza Night in Carlton

Totos, 101 Lygon Street, Carlton

Enjoy a Saturday night out in Lygon Street at Toto's Pizza house has been a part of Melbourne's culinary history for as long most people can remember

Toto's began serving pizza and other Italian delights in Melbourne in 1961, in their current location in Lygon St Carlton.

Toto's is the first pizzeria in Australia to be inducted into the pizza hall of fame. As a family business they pride themselves on fresh tasty Italian fare.

After dinner, wander into one of the many bars or venues along Lygon Steet.

Meet Heather at the table for FunFF.

Sat, 29 August

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 27 August

Perisher Snow Week

Jindabyne / Perisher NSW

We are organising a group to go skiing / boarding in Perisher Blue (NSW) staying in Jindabyne.

We are currently taking expressions of interest from members, so please email us if you are interested.

We will be heading up for a week starting on Saturday 29 Aug returning on Sunday 6 September, the journey each way is around 8 -9 hours depending on stops.

Sat, 29 August

9.30am - TBA

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 20 August

Day Trip: Woodend in the Macedon Ranges and the Holgate Brewhouse

Myki Information Centre (PTV Hub) 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 is a set menu with entrees platter to share and a main course. Entrees include platters of house made beer bread served w butter & olives and platters of cocktail vegetarian spring rolls w sweet chilli & soy dipping sauce.

Our group will be served an even split of three main meals of a chicken parma, beef and ale pie and fish and chips. An Optional Vegetarian/Gluten Free Meal is available if ordered in advance. Members can swap the meals amongst themselves. Please advise in ADVANCE if anyone has any special dietary requirements or is vegetarian for the special meal.

The price includes the two course set 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 at the Myki Information Centre (PTV Hub) located on the Ground Floor near WH Smith at Southern Cross (Spencer St) railway station at 10.10am for a 10.39 train departure and return on the 16.25pm train from Woodend (Bendigo line).

Sun, 27 September

10.10am - 5.25pm

Members: $30

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 25 September

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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