The following page lists the Melbourne Social Club current events. Our Melbourne Social Group 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, 3 September

7.30pm - 10.15pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 2 September

Spring Flavour Exchange @ Fed Square

Atrium at Federation Square, Flinders Street Side

Celebrate the flavours of each incoming season at Fed Square’s quarterly tasting event, Flavour Exchange.

Explore Victoria’s superb wine, beer and cider and enjoy sensational seasonal produce while meeting all the producers, winemakers and growers. Work your way through the tasting trail!

As well as tastings there will be substantial bites available all featuring Victoria’s finest produce, some of the best boutique wines, refreshing ciders and craft beers.

You can purchase those items you really enjoy to savour later at home, or take and share with a friend.

For the Spring event, you can indulge in cheeses from local dairies, catch the scent of fresh herbs and flowers or taste sparkling, bright ales and ciders. Prepare for the races and those sunny spring days by picking out your perfect picnic, all under one roof.

Ticket Price: $32.50 + booking fee via Ticketek in advance or $37.50 on the door. The tickets include 14 tasting vouchers and a tasting glass to take home.

Meet the FunFF near the entrance of the Fed Square Atrium from the Flinders Street side.

Thu, 4 September

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Members: $37.5

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 3 September

Bellarine Peninsula Exclusive Wine Tour

Coffee Stand outside the Arts centre on St Kilda Road

Enjoy an incredible exclusive full Day Bellarine Peninsula Wine Tour for only $79!

We have put this trip together on request from our members, and last wine trip sold out and we expect this to be another popular trip, so don't forget to book early.

The price includes wine tastings and return transport by Jason, who has run several trips for us. The wineries will be Oakdene, Terindah Estate, Jack Rabbit for lunch/tastings and Baie Wines.

Lunch at Jack Rabbit winery has a cafe style lunch with many meals for around $20 with lunch at own expense.

Meet Ian and Jason at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre.
Tour leaves at 9.15am sharp so enjoy for an early coffee if you wish at own expense.

Sat, 6 September

9.00pm - 5.30pm

Members: $79

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

Half Price Chocolate Tour of Melbourne

Spring Street Grocer, 157 Spring St, Melbourne

Prepare to yum on the Chocolate Tour of Melbourne!

Melbournians will be the first to attest to their obsession with food, and throughout the charming downtown alleys and arcades you can find some of the best chocolatiers in Australia, if not the world.

Join expert guides to discover firsthand the best chocolatiers and their irresistible delights on the Chocolate Tour of Melbourne at half price (usually $50).

Learn all there is to know about the mysteries and histories of the 'food of the Gods', as our expert chocoholic guides take you on a fun filled excursion into the great chocolate yonder, chocoholics everywhere will love the Chocolate Tour of Melbourne!

Included is 6 tastings on the go (sidewalk tastings, or done inside the establishments)

This is a walking tour so wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Meet Nicole in front of Spring Street Grocer

Sun, 7 September

11.45am - 2.00pm

Members: $25

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

Falls Creek Snow Weekend (12th to 14th September)

Southern Cross Coach Station to Falls Creek (12-14 September)

Come and join Fun, Food and Friendship, Melbourne's best social group for a fun weekend on the slopes of Falls Creek on 12th-14th September.

We have arranged a great package deal for this weekend that includes 2 Nights Accommodation and return coach transfer from Melbourne to Falls Creek.

Ian will host this event for FunFF who is a ski instructor at both Falls Creek and Perisher. Accommodation is based on a share apartment(s), depending on the numbers that book. There is also a small pool, spa and sauna at the accommodation.

Due to the nature of this event, the payment is non-refundable, unless in the very unlikely case that the event is completed cancelled.

Ski Hire and Lift Tickets at own cost and can be bought for each day as required. Ski lessons can be arranged (if required) at the ski school at own cost for 10am on Saturday morning.

The coach departs Melbourne (Southern Cross Coach Station) at 3.30pm on Friday and arrives at Falls Creek around 9.20pm. The return coach departs Falls Creek on Sunday at 4.30 pm and arrives in Melbourne 10.15pm.

FFF recommends ambulance cover and travel insurance on this trip and would also remind members that participation as always, is at your own risk.

More details to follow on booking.

We are looking forward to another fun weekend on the snow!

Fri, 12 September

3.10pm - TBA

Members: $425

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKING CLOSED

Friday Night Drinks - La Chinesca

Basement Bar, 71 Collins Street, Melbourne

Situated in the basement of historic Harley House on the corner of Collins & Exhibition Streets, La Chinesca is a seductive bar that brings a new level of opulence to Melbourne's "Paris End" of town.

The original La Chinesca was the Chinatown destrict of Mexicali, California, a hedonistic cultural melting pot where Chinese and Mexican cultures met. The food, bars, gambling houses and bordehlos were famed throughout the region.

The Food and Drink menus highlight the exciting mix of flavours and colors, the spices and ingredients, everything that both cultures do so well.

To complement the interior they have an ongoing art initiative where they showcase both established and emerging artists with the aim to give them exposure to a new audience.

The team are passionate about every aspect of La Chinesca, and aim to give you the best experience possible on your night out.

Meet Nicole at the reserved area.

Fri, 12 September

6.30pm - 9.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 11 September

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 10.36 train departure and return on the 16.25pm train from Woodend (Bendigo line).

Sun, 14 September

10.10am - 5.25pm

Members: $30

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 12 September

Funky Bunch Trivia @ Great Northern Hotel

Great Northern Hotel, 644 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

Come and enjoy Funky Bunch Trivia with your FunFF friends.

The trivia starts at around 8pm so dinner is available before trivia starts at own expense.

Funky Bunch Trivia is a multi media trivia night.. Watch video clips, listening to music, and test your general [& not so general] knowledge.. It's a great fun night out.....

$100 Bar tab up for grabs each week plus spot prizes.

This pub has a well-priced food menu and huge beer garden that will keep you coming back for more and it has an 80% rating on Urbanspoon as well with all food and drinks at own expense.

Look for Carlo and the table(s) for Funff or contact mobile sent in SMS reminder. All food and drinks at own expense.

Wed, 17 September

7.00pm - 10.15pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 16 September

Day Trip: Winery Tour and Country Market

Coffee Stand outside the Arts Centre on St Kilda Road

Enjoy an incredible full Day Yarra Valley Wine Tour and a visit to the country market in Healesville for only $79 for a special member price.

Join us for a wine tour that will include wineries at Medhurst Winery, Acacia Ridge, Fergusons and Yering Station and also includes a visit to Healesville for the country market and lunch.

Set under the tall trees and in the centre of Healesville, th e country market consists of over 50 stalls with a a vast array of home-made Products, country goods, plants, recycled books, DVD's & CD's, children's costumes as well as food and drink options.

There are also many other food and drink options in Healesville that include White Rabbit, Innocent Bystander, Beechworth Bakery and a few pubs.

The price includes wine tastings and return transport by Jason, who has run several trips for us with lunch at own expense.

Meet Ian and Jason at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre.
Tour leaves at 10am sharp so enjoy for an early coffee if you wish at own expense. We should be able to organise pick-ups on the way just ask before booking.

Sun, 21 September

9.30am - 6.30pm

Members: $79

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 17 September

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, 25 September

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

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.

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 with a choice of a Parma, Porterhouse or Pie with a pint of VB or Carlton for ONLY $20.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, 27 September

1.00pm - 5.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 26 September

Day Trip: Heathcote Food and Wine Festival in Shiraz Heaven

Southern Cross Coach Station to Heathcote Festival

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.

The bus will leave Southern Cross 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 at the Degani Bakery Cafe at Southern Cross Coach Station at 9.10am for a 9.30 coach departure. The best Southern Cross entrance to use is opposite Bourke Street in between Pie Face and Hungry Jacks. The cafe is on the ground floor.

Sat, 4 October

9.10am - 6.45pm

Members: $69.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 2 October

Sunday Lunch and Sunday Session @ Brunswick Mess Hall

Brunswick Mess Hall, 400 Sydney Road, Melbourne

Join us at the Brunswick Mess Hall to enjoy Sunday lunch as well as trying a few of their boutique or tap beers or maybe try a cocktail or two.

Their heritage-listed Masonic hall, resembling an upside-down arc, is broken up into private dining and function areas, the first beer hall in Brunswick and a glowing emerald bar and cocktail area.

Their Lucky Panda Kitchen serves up hearty, spicy Asian food designed to pass around. Order share plates al-a-carte or feast on their banquets complete with main courses and desserts. The venue has a 87% rating on Urbanspoon.

A variety of beers, ciders, punch bowls, boozy Japanese sake, premium local wines and cocktails help carry through the flavour of their tasty Asian food. All food and drinks at own expense.

Meet Carlo at the reserved area for FunFF.

Sun, 5 October

1.15pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 4 October

Wine & Cheese Festival - Half Price Tickets

Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown

Entertain, excite and tantalise all of your senses at the inaugural Wine & Cheese Fest in Williamstown. We have secured some half price tickets for this event (normal price $23)

The event showcases around 30 world class wineries as well as 15 cheese and small goods producers. There'll be a live jazz band, DJ, lawn games and picnics on the outdoor grass area, complete with stunning sea and city views. You can even get your hands (and feet) a little dirty in the wine stomp comp or cheese making class.

Meet Ian at the entrance to collect your tickets.

Sun, 12 October

11.30am - 5.30pm

Members: $11.5

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 10 October

High Tea Afloat - Half Price Tickets

Water Plaza (off Merchant Street) Victoria Harbour Docklands

Afloat Cruises International offers Sunday High Tea cruises aboard a twin-level catamaran cruising Port Phillip Bay and Victoria Harbour. We will experience the views while nibbling on an array of sweet and savoury snack and sipping on sparkling wine, juice, tea or coffee.

Treat yourself to a decadent two-hour high tea on the bay
Cruise along Port Phillip Bay and Victoria Harbour on board a twin-level catamaran for half price (normal price $99)

Savour a range of sweet and savoury treats including assorted quiches, sandwiches, cakes and slices and scones with jam and cream
Sandwiches include roast beef, roast chicken and smoked salmon
Quiches include cheese and spinach and chicken and leek
Includes a glass of sparkling wine or orange juice, Sip on a variety of flavoured tea plus coffee served throughout the cruise.

Cruise starts at 3pm. Meet Nicole at the docks. Boarding commences at 2.30pm

Sun, 12 October

2.15pm - 5.00pm

Members: $49.5

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 11 October

A Day at the Races: Caulfield Cup 2014

Restore Cafe Bar, 18 Derby Road, Caulfield East

*** Please note, FunFF is not pre-purchasing tickets for this event, so please buy your own tickets. Pre-purchased tickets are only $40 if bought by 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 in the richest handicap race in the world over 2,400m, the $3 million Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup.

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)

Stay tuned for more details on Caulfield Racecourse’s brand new Fashion and Entertainment Precinct as a part of the Caulfield Cup Carnival.

Meet Kayelene and other hosts at the Restore Cafe Bar which is very close to Caulfield train station and tram (3/3A) stops out the front of the cafe.

Sat, 18 October

11.00am - 5.00pm

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, 17 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, 4 November

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 3 November

Cricket World Cup 2015 : Australia vs England @ MCG

Meeting place to be advised

In February and March 2015, Australia and New Zealand will jointly host the 11th Cricket World Cup in 2015.

14 teams will contest the tournament, with the MCG hosting 5 matches, including a Quarter-Final and the Final.

Come and see the Aussies take on the Poms in the eagerly awaited first pool match for both sides and the first match of the tournament to be held in Australia.

There will only be 8 tickets available for this event so book early.

Meeting details will be released closer to the event date with Tony hosting the event.

Sat, 14 February

11.00am - 11.00pm

Members: $40

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

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 or your participation and freely participate in the activity at your own risk.

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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