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. Melbourne NYE bookings now open.
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.
Enjoy a weekend away to the Mornington Peninsula with your Funff friends for under $170 which includes transport and accommodation, a similar previous weekend was a sold out success.
We will meet on Friday night at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre and head down to the peninsula for dinner at Baha. Then, we will head over to our accommodation (a self contained house that sleeps up to 14 people) at Rosebud West located just 200m from the beach.
On Saturday morning, we will have breakfast (BYO breakfast) and we will head off at 9:30am. On Saturday, we will be heading to Red Hill Epicurean, Mornington Peninsula’s most innovative and exciting new gourmet.
Wine tasting and lunch will be at Montalto winery followed by an optional walk around the sculpture park at the winery and then off to Dromana Estate for a wine tasting. Our last visit is to Hickinbotham of Dromana which is a working winery producing wines, beers, fresh baked breads and jams. This will be no wine tasting at winery but wine by the glass can be purchased at own expense.
We will then head home for some free time (swim, shower, change, walk, sleep, whatever). At 5pm, feel free to join us for Happy Hour at the house (BYO drinks and nibbles). Then, at 6:30pm, we will head off to Sorrento for Saturday dinner at Sorrento Hotel (booked at 8pm)
On Sunday morning, we have breakfast (BYO breakfast) and we will pack up, check out and head off at 9:30am. We will head over to have a look at Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens is home to Australia's oldest and most famous traditional hedge maze set among 25 acres of world acclaimed gardens. The 3 metre high Cypress hedges have been sculpted into a shapely challenge that will delight and inspire.
Our lunch stop is at the popular Pig & Whistle Tavern is nestled in the hills has long been a favourite watering hole for locals and visitors alike. The venue is shaded by tall trees, surrounded by Lavender and Roses, the Beer Garden is the ideal place to sit & relax with a cool drink , enjoy the view and the company of friends.
We will also visit Main Ridge Dairy which is a goat dairy and farmhouse cheesery offering cheese tastings and platters, tea and coffee.
Around 3pm or so, we will head on home to Melbourne and we should arrive back at the Arts Centre around 4:30pm or so.
Please note that minor adjustments to planned activities may need to be made depending on weather and availability.
The cost for the weekend includes share accommodation (including bed and bath linen) and all transport for the weekend. All food and drinks at own expense. BYO cereal for breakfast, we can buy milk once we get down there. BYO drinks and nibbles for Happy Hour on Saturday.
Please meet the hosts Ian, Nicole and Sandra outside the Arts Centre at 5:45pm on Friday night for a weekend of fun and adventure.
Bond is Back! Experience this 007 blockbuster in IMAX LASER at the Melbourne Museum.
This action packed film starts with a cryptic message from the past that sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.
Please note that the time given is only a provisional time as the film session times for this week have not been listed yet but IMAX has been running a 6pm daily session for many weeks now.
We have also listed the general admission price for IMAX for information purposes.
Meet Ian and David near the box office in time for the film start at 6pm (to be confirmed closer to the date)
Tue, 8 December
5.45pm - 9.00pm
Members: $28Non-Members / Guests: N/A
BOOK NOWPlease book now & pay on the day for this eventMEMBERS ONLY EVENTBooking closes on: Mon, 7 December
Due to popular demand, we head to the Indian subcontinent for a feast of India-inspired food for this months Curry of the Month themed dinner.
The Curry Vault menu combines an eclectic mix of traditional and modern Indian cuisine combined with personable and efficient service..
Regarded by many as some of the best Indian food in Melbourne, there is sure to be something on the menu that will satisfy those of you looking for a feast of Indian food, served in the traditional way.
The venue is licensed and has a very reasonably priced wine list, offering many varieties by the glass.
Meet Ian at the table(s) reserved for FunFF. All food and drinks at own expense.
Thu, 10 December
6.30pm - 9.00pm
Members: FREENon-Members / Guests: N/A
BOOK NOWMEMBERS ONLY EVENTBooking closes on: Wed, 9 December
*** Please note that FunFF are not pre-purchasing tickets, so we advise to buy your own ticket in advance ***
Spend your Friday evening with your Funff friends exploring the Andy Warhol exhibition, enjoy food and drinks plus DJ sets in the NGV Garden and weekly live performances by international and Australian acts in the Great Hall, this week featuring Moon Duo.
Over 200 of Warhol’s most celebrated works will be featured, including paintings and silk-screens such as Campbell’s Soup, Electric Chair, Mao, Elvis, Flowers and celebrity portraits, sculpture and installation, and an extensive selection of film, music and publishing; including previously unseen work. The exhibition will also bring together a wide range of photography including over 500 Polaroids documenting Warhol’s friends, colleagues, artistic and social milieux.
Also, a suite of major commissions by Ai Weiwei will be premiered and presented alongside key works from the past four decades. It will present the most comprehensive representation of the artist’s work in Australia to date.
Moon Duo are renowned for their ethereal, hypnotic and heady sounds and headline at 8.30
Please note that there are only limited tickets available on the night, so FunFF suggests pre-purchasing tickets to avoid disappointment, for adults $30 is the on-line price.
Meet cycling David outside the main entrance with the cascading water wal . If necessary, contact the mobile number from the SMS reminder. All food and drinks at own expense.
Fri, 11 December
6.30pm - 9.00pm
Members: $30Non-Members / Guests: N/A
BOOK NOWPlease book now & pay on the day for this eventMEMBERS ONLY EVENTBooking closes on: Thu, 10 December
Meet for an early dinner at Beachcomber Cafe situated right on the beach - the perfect place to relax, chat and watch the world go by... and enjoy dinner. After dinner, we will take a walk out along St Kilda Pier and Breakwater to see the Little Penguins (aka Fairy Penguins).
Many people are unaware that St Kilda Breakwater is home to a colony of Little Penguins. Living amongst the rocks and rubble of the breakwater, up to one hundred Little Penguins call St Kilda Breakwater their home.
The isolation of St Kilda Breakwater is an ideal location for the Little Penguins to live. The Little Penguins move to and from the breakwater after dark or before first light in order to avoid predators.
Looking after the Penguins: Flash photography, standing on the rocks and getting too close to the Little Penguins are not permitted.
Update: It is ok for us to use torches as long as we cover the lens with red cellophane. Penguins see less in the red spectrum of light and will not be spooked. If you have a torch available, please bring along some red cellophane.
Meet the FunFF host for an early dinner at our reserved table at Beachcomber. All food and drinks at own expense. Come prepared for an adventure filled evening.
Sat, 12 December
6.00pm - 10.00pm
Members: FREENon-Members / Guests: N/A
BOOK NOWMEMBERS ONLY EVENTBooking closes on: Fri, 11 December
2nd floor (please ring the bell) 16 Corrs Lane Melbourne
Enjoy Friday night drinks at this high-concept cocktail bar unites Soviet-era chic with Weimar Republic excess.
East meets west at Berlin, where the luxurious and opulent east Germany (white banquettes, crystal curtains, low lighting and throbbing beats) crashes loudly into the west - a punk mix of black steel bunk beds, 80s tabletop video games and scratchy woollen blankets.
Once you’ve located the front door, rung the doorbell and been admitted into this hidden first-floor bar, further discovery still awaits. The venue is split between East and West Berlin. Opulence meets wartime misery, creating a fun juxtaposition. The disused grenade crates are surprisingly comfortable when the other side of ‘the wall’, which offers plush leather booths and soft lighting, is full.
A selection of cocktails ranging from the classic to the interesting will educate and challenge the palate. Created by a dedicated team of bartenders who are serious about their craft; you can always be assured of a decent tipple in here.
So come over to the East side and meet Nicole at the reserved area.
Fri, 18 December
6.30pm - 10.30pm
Members: FREENon-Members / Guests: N/A
BOOK NOWMEMBERS ONLY EVENTBooking closes on: Tue, 15 December
*** This party is limited to the hosts of the club for all their help organising events this year, host invites will be sent out soon ***
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.
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 December
6.00pm - 9.00pm
Members: FREENon-Members / Guests: N/A
BOOK NOWMEMBERS ONLY EVENTBooking closes on: Mon, 21 December
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 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. We will head into the market at 7.30pm. Food and drinks at own expense.
Wed, 23 December
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Members: FREENon-Members / Guests: N/A
BOOK NOWMEMBERS ONLY EVENTBooking closes on: Tue, 22 December
The Queen Victoria Gardens (opposite National Gallery of Australia), St Kilda Road
** Open to everyone to enjoy Christmas **
Come and join us for a Melbourne Christmas Picnic Lunch in Queen Victoria Gardens shared again with another great social network, The Newcomers Network. This will be the tenth 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 FunFF friends and also new friends from the Newcomers Network.
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.
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 / Fun, Food and Friendship Banner or Newcomers Network sign hanging from the tree in the gardens and reply to reminder SMS on the Christmas Day if needed.
Meet Ian from Fun, Food and Friendship and Sue from the Newcomers Network on arrival, you can come for any part of the times shown and enjoy a Christmas Day picnic lunch.
This 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.
Sat, 26 December
10.45am - 4.00pm
Members: FREENon-Members / Guests: N/A
BOOK NOWMEMBERS ONLY EVENTBooking closes on: Fri, 25 December
** Open to everyone to enjoy end of year drinks, please note that this special event is on Saturday night. Members - Please arrive before 7.30 to receive your complimentary drink **
During this end of year special, we hope to have our events over the year displayed on the TV screens in the venue to recap events over the year.
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 article on a previous social drinks night can also be seen on Weekend Notes.
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 laneways 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.
The Posty (Post Office Bar), 90 Swan Street, Richmond (near the train station)
Join the Melbourne Social Club for the ultimate New Year's Eve party at the converted Post Office in Richmond where we will have an Empire State of Mind.
With friendly staff, plenty of atmosphere and outdoor courtyard where you can see the fireworks, you’re sure to have a fantastic end to 2015. Last year's Melbourne Social Club NYE party at this venue was a sell out with 150 people. See our NYE Flyer.
The Posty will be themed in a New York style with lots of red, white and blue. As well as the outdoor courtyard, the venue has a large bar space incorporating a stunning white marble bar beneath a working wine-store gantry with the century-old magic of the original Post Office building.
It has a classy, yet chilled feeling with a great vibe and the ability to see the fireworks from the courtyard.
There are several beers on tap, plenty of bottle options, with wines by the glass and cocktails.
Special $12 themed cocktails are available throughout the night to remind you of the New York State of mind:
- New York Cosmo
- Mint Julep
- Lychee & Pink Grapefruit Fizz
The DJ will play NYC inspired tunes with lots of songs referencing NYC across a range of genres which should create an eclectic mix of tunes.
The price includes entry to the theme venue, a sparkling wine (or local tap beer, or house red or white wine), NYC themed pizza platters being served around the venue and a DJ. Also some antipasto platters at the start of the evening.
Wood fire pizza platters will be included in the NYE ticket price (before 10:30pm) with the venue achieving an 82% rating on Urbanspoon. The venue is very close to Richmond Train station so have a fantastic NYE in Richmond and then jump on the train home.
So join the Melbourne Social Club for what’s sure to be a cracking New Year's Eve Empire State of Mind party with your name listed on the door.
Thu, 31 December
8.00pm - 1.00am
Members: $39Non-Members / Guests: $49
BOOK NOWPrepayment required for this eventBooking closes on: Mon, 7 December
The Regent Club, Level 3, 206 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD
This event has been rescheduled and will open for bookings again once the date has been 100% confirmed.
Enjoy an elegant, fun and affordable Saturday night out; listen to swinging jazz in our exclusive lounge area on a private club reserved for the Melbourne Social Club including a free Champagne cocktail and platters of finger food.
Join us for Saturday Night Out at opulent Regent Club which is a fabulous private club place which is very classy with stunning decor, furniture and lighting, a perfect for a great Saturday night out.
If you fancy a 1950s New York vibe, complete with romantic and spirited jazz, ice-cold cocktails and finger place this will be for you.
This is members-only club and we have secured Connie's jazz band and package for the club, so you can experience a high level of elegance and fun for a very affordable night out.
There will also be two special cocktails available for only $10, a Perfect Manhattan and a East Side Berry (Gin base).
Our evening will include swinging jazz with Connie and her band playing from 8pm to 11pm with a cocktail on arrival and finger food which will include platters of veg cocktail spring rolls,
crumbed formed calamari rings, spicy battered wedges, Chicken breast chunks, prawn cone twisted roll and cocktail frank sausage.
This will be very similar format to our Christmas party at Mardos last year but in a very central on Bourke Street not far away from Swanston Street.
To find the venue: Enter the mall at 206 Bourke St and at the escalator closest to Bourke St, is an alcove with an ELEVATOR. Take the ELEVATOR to level 3. This is the only way you can enter this private club. The escalator does not go to level 3.
The venue is not far from the City Square Car Park that members can use for only $6 for all day Saturday car parking with their membership card.
Meet many of the social club hosts on the night on arrival and enjoy a cracking special Saturday night out.