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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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, 9 September

7.30pm - 10.15pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 8 September

Saturday Afternoon Wine Tasting @ Enoteca Sileno

Enoteca Sileno, 920 Lygon Street, Carlton North

*** Please note, FunFF is not pre-purchasing tickets for this event, so PLEASE BUY YOUR OWN TICKETS. ****

Just in time for summer enjoy some Italian White Wines in an afternoon Saturday Afternoon Wine Tasting. Please purchase tickets online at https://weteachme.com/enotecasileno/saturday-wine-flights

During this session, enjoy the opportunity to experience some enjoyable Italian wines as well as try some wines you've never tried before.

In a social atmosphere, the lovely people at Enoteca Sileno will present 5 different wines from the Enoteca Sileno portfolio for you to enjoy, along with a little antipasti & salumi. You’ll come away with a new appreciation & understanding of these delicious varieties.

Limited spaces available.

Meet host Shelley at the venue.

Sat, 12 September

1.15pm - 3.30pm

Members: $40

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 10 September

Mexican Festival - Fed Square

Federation Square

Mexican artists and musicians will transform Federation Square as the Festival celebrates Mexican Independence Day! It will be a genuine Mexican fiesta! Discover the beautiful and mesmerizing works of Mexican artists, the colourful traditional costumes from Mexico and read about the diferent regional cuisines of Mexico in the Atrium at Federation Square.

There will also be a Mexican Market selling authentic Mexican handicrafts, jewellery, clothing, and Mexican food products.

Melbourne's top Mexican chefs will be presenting authentic, regional dishes from one of the 32 states of Mexico! Enjoy the exquisite flavours of Mexico at Mamasita, Touche Hombre, Los Amates, La Tortilleria, Mexico City, Paco's Tacos, Mesa Verde, Kikiriki, Guzman y Gomez, South American BBQ, Mad Mex, Santa Ana Tapas Bar, Taco Truck and many more.

Experience the Mexican Cantina/Bar and taste traditional Mexican brews like tequila, mescal, beer and wine. The bar opens at 1 pm. Follow the Festival's Facebook updates for more information about booking into a tasting session.

Meet Nicole and Sarah at the information building.

Sun, 13 September

NOON - 5.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Bar of the month, Cherry Tree Hotel

53 Balmain Street Cremorne

Cremorne's Cherry Tree Hotel has been described as being as architecturally significant as the Dimmey's building but with twice the splendour. The hotel was built way back in 1860 in the grounds of an orchard that grew both cherries and cherry tomatoes.

So come and join us as we pay a visit to this iconic and historic pub. They have 14 taps of mostly craft beer, with a decent wine menu and a food menu that will please most palates.

Meet Alan at the Funf tables.

Wed, 16 September

7.00pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 15 September

Friday Night Drinks - Tuscan Bar Rooftop

79 Bourke St, Melbourne

Come and take in some air at the Tuscan Rooftop Bar.

The Tuscan bar is proudly home to one of the largest and liveliest rooftop bars in Melbourne. Walls of Tuscan landscapes set the scene for a night of elegant gatherings and cocktail pleasures. Sitting around wooden barrels and flicking through the esteemed wine list, you will find yourself immersed in the style of Italy in magnificent Melbourne.

The Tuscan bar evokes the style and grace of Italian decadence. Share antipasto with cured meats and grilled vegetables while sipping on cocktails or having a beer or wine.

Meet Nicole at the reserved area.

Fri, 18 September

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 17 September

NGV Art Exhibition – Masterpieces from the Hermitage – The (Legacy of Catherine The Great)

NGV, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Each year we visit the NGV’s winter exhibition – this is an annual highlight for those who appreciate art or who want to experience something different.

This years exhibition showcases one of the world’s greatest art collections. Featuring works by artists including Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez and Van Dyck, the exhibition offers a dazzling array of works including the finest group of Dutch and Flemish art to come to Australia.

This exclusive Melbourne exhibition will also highlight the innovation and vision of Catherine the Great, whose inexhaustible passion for education, the arts and culture heralded a period of enlightenment in the region.

The extraordinary works sourced and commissioned by Catherine during her thirty-four year reign, created the foundations for the Hermitage today – considered to be one of the world’s greatest treasure houses of art and decorative arts.

The exhibition will offer audiences an immersive experience, recreating the rich atmosphere of the Hermitage to showcase these exquisite works.

After the exhibition we can go for a coffee or bite to eat at the nearby Southgate or Federation Square. The cost of the exhibition is $26.

Meet David (aka cycling Dave) at 9.45 in front of NGV at the main entrance for 10am start). Can purchase tickets in advance or on the day.

Sat, 19 September

9.45am - 12.30pm

Members: $26

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 18 September

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, 22 September

6.15pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 21 September

Melbourne Social Club End of Month Drinks @ RMH

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

** Open to Members, non-members and guests, free to attend with all members receiving a free drink on arrival, as usual **

Join us for our end of month drinks in the Governors Lounge at RMH exclusively reserved for Fun, Food and Friendship 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.

Happy hour is also between 6.30pm and 9pm. We have also a special pizza and a drink for $12 available on the night.

The venue is located near the intersection of King Street and Bourke Street.

Check-in with the hosts of the Melbourne Social Club on arrival.

Thu, 24 September

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

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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 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 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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NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 25 September

Jazz and Shiraz and Wine Tastings @ La Camera

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 music 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 and/or Carlo at the reserved table(s)

Mon, 28 September

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sun, 27 September

Melbourne AFL Grand Final Party @ The Turf Bar

Turf Sports Bar, 131 Queen St, Melbourne

*** We have a reserved tables for Funff and your name will be added to the guest list, so booking is essential ***

Be a part of the Grand final action with a sensational day of footy fun with a Grand Final Footy Party. We had a great time of this venue last year for AFL Grand final.

The Turf is an awesome place to watch sport and meet friends for drinks and meals. This year we have chosen this venue to watch the AFL Grand Final and combine all of them.

The Turf has everything we need to enjoy the day with a traditional pub menu including chargrill steaks, pizzas and extensive beer & wine offer. In has three big screens, plasmas all over the place and we have seats in front of one of the big screens.

There will be a food specials available and we will announced them as soon as the venue has finalised the meals.The Turf will also have some half time antics and specials that will be announced on the day and the Turf will also have a sweep going as well.

The Turf serves over 20 types of local and imported beers and it’s the place to be in the city before, during and after all the big events.

Meet Ian at our reserved tables in front of the big screen. All food and drinks at own expense.

Sat, 3 October

1.30pm - 5.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 2 October

Bar of the month, Dan O Connell Hotel

225 Canning Street Carlton

The Dan O'Connell is one of Carlton's oldest local pubs, dating back to 1884. The distinctive gothic building, complete with turret, is host to a great old authentic Irish pub. With 13 taps of mostly craft beer and a good wine list, it has plenty of options to wash down the many food options, which range from good pub fare to traditional Irish dishes. It also has a great outdoor space to enjoy the nice Spring weather.

Meet Alan at the Funf tables.

Tue, 6 October

7.00pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 5 October

Heathcote Shiraz Heaven

Coffee Stand outside Arts Centre

We are currently organising an exclusive members only trip to the Heathcote Shiraz Heaven festival, more details coming later,

Enjoy a party for your palate at the Heathcote Wine & Food Festival which showcases wines produced in the Heathcote wine region.

There is live music to keep you entertained during the day as well as wine seminars if you wish to learn more about the wine on offer.

Over 45 of Heathcote’s wine producers showcasing some of Australia’s best Shiraz (and other varieties) in one place.

To accompany all this great wine there is a wide range of delicious food and produce from local and regional exhibitors.

The yearly festival celebrates all the grape growers and winemakers who have helped to make Heathcote a name associated with some of Australia's finest wines.

It's a Festival of great wines with the regions signature wine Shiraz but there is also numerous other excellent varietal wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Viognier. Marsanne and Chardonnay.

We will leave at 9.30am and will arrive at the festival at approx 11am. The bus will leave the festival at 5.30pm and arrive back at 7pm.

The price includes return transport from Melbourne, festival tasting glass and program. Enjoy a great day out with no need to drive.

Meet Ian and chauffeur David at the coffee stand outside Arts Centre, details to be finalised, bookings will open soon.

Sat, 10 October

9.00am - 7.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

A Day at the Races: Caulfield Cup 2015

Zagames, 25 Derby Rd, Caulfield East

*** Please note, FunFF is not pre-purchasing tickets for this event, so please buy your own tickets. Pre-purchased tickets are $40 if purchased before 21st September or $60 on the day ****

Come and enjoy a magnificent day at the races at one of the big races of the Spring Racing Carnival The Caulfield Cup which showcases Caulfield at its absolute finest, featuring a comprehensive mix of first class racing, fashion and entertainment.

Caulfield Racecourse combines the charm of a historic past with all the comforts of modern facilities and at Caulfield Cup Carnival, fortunes are won and legends are born featuring the flagship event, the internationally-renowned, $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup, the world’s richest handicap race on turf over 2400m..

The Grand Final of the Chadstone Fashion Stakes is a highlight on Australia’s fashion calendar, showcasing the best of classic style race-wear during the Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup Carnival is also on Caulfield Cup Day.

The general admission price is $60 on the gate ($40 if purchased before 21st September). The first race of the day starts at 12.50pm.

Music and entertainment will hit a high note to round off yet another superb carnival, more info to follow

Meet the hosts at Zagames bistro for a coffee or light snack. The venue is close to Caulfield racecourse. train station and tram stops of (3/3A)

Sat, 17 October

11.30am - 6.30pm

Members: $40

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 16 October

Melbourne Cup Day @ Ludlow Formation

Ludlow Formation, Building 3, 6 Riverside Quay, Southbank

Come and enjoy a wonderful Melbourne Cup experience at the Ludlow Formation which also has an outdoor area overlooking the Yarra River.

The Ludlow Formation enjoys the unique combination of a friendly bar and restaurant with stunning city views and waterfront ambience. Dress for the races if you wish.

There are TVs in the bar area screening the races so it is a great spot to see all the Melbourne Cup action. We have reserved an area directly in front of the TV to get all the Melbourne Cup action.

We have booked tables for lunch and can choose from their menu that has the usual classics of steak, burgers, pasta, fish and chips, calamari and some great barbeque options.

The Ludlow Formation is located on Southbank near the bridge that crosses the Yarra river most directly from Flinders Street Station, between St Kilda Road and Queens Bridge.

Meet Ian at our reserved tables. All food and drinks at own expense.

Tue, 3 November

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 2 November

Crown Oaks Day

Time Our Cafe, Federation Square (opposite Fliders Street

*** Please note, FunFF is not pre-purchasing tickets for this event, so please buy your own tickets. Early-Bird tickets are $45 if purchased before or on 16th October. Slow-coach tickets prices have not yet been announced. ****

Crown Oaks Day is a wonderful social occasion for friends to gather on this most stylish of days, and soak up the atmosphere in a glamorous environment, surrounded by manicured gardens, fine dining and beautiful marquees. It is an occasion for the ladies to express their own signature style, amid a spectacular racing backdrop. Flemington becomes awash of colour on Crown Oaks Day: this is the time for cosmetic bloom, romantic looks and delicate fabrics.

Traditionally known as ‘Ladies day’, the racing highlight of Crown Oaks Day is the Group 1 Crown Oaks, a classic for three-year-old fillies over 2500m, with a $1 million and a stunning crystal winner’s trophy. The elegant atmosphere of Crown Oaks Day also fittingly plays host to the national final of Myer Fashions on the Field Women’s Racewear competition: as much a part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival as the horses.

There is no formal dress code for General Admission, however racegoers are encouraged to dress smart for the occasion. Today, the men will be wearing a pink rose. Oaks Day is usually all about the hat, and then the outfit,

This is a fully ticketed event, and all tickets MUST be pre-purchased before your arrival at Flemington. General Admission tickets for the day are now on sale via Ticketek. Purchase your tickets early and save!

Meet your host, Shelley, at 9:30am, and the we will catch the train to the racecourse from Flinders Street station. Please ensure that your Myki has enough credit to make the trip.

Thu, 5 November

9.30pm - 6.00pm

Members: $45

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 4 November

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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