The following is a list of current events in the Melbourne Social Club. 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.


Event Details When? How Much?

2014/2015 Melbourne Entertainment™ Book

To be picked up at EOM Drinks

Order a brand new 2014/2015 Melbourne Entertainment™ Books which includes over $15,000 in valuable offers, valid through 1 June, 2015. It is packed full of restaurants, hotels, attractions, sports and leisure activities for only $65. The Melbourne Entertainment™ Book is your guide to the best restaurants, hotel accommodation, attractions, sports and leisure activities... all with 25% to 50% off or 2-for-1 offers.

Books ordered here will be brought along to end of month drinks at the RMH if you would like to purchase a brand new book!

THE BOOKS WILL NOT BE POSTED DUE TO THEIR SIZE.

Please pre-pay on-line or be ready to give cash on delivery for your book, but reserve on-line either way.

Remember to pre-order as we only have limited supplies and it saves you so much money !

Thu, 31 July

6.30pm - 8.00pm

Members: $65

Non-Members / Guests: $65

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

Booking closes on:
Wed, 30 July

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.

The Royal Melbourne Hotel (RMH) is one of Melbourne’s most unique entertainment venues housed in a heritage listed building that has been transformed to provide the perfect place to have a drinks night. We will be showing some of our previous event photos on the TV screens in our Lounge 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, 31 July

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

Melbourne International Film Festival and Dinner - The Nightingale

The Kino Cinemas, 45 Collins St, Melbourne

Come and join us as we visit the Melbourne International Film Festival with "The Nightingale" and join us for dinner afterwards at The Spaghetti Tree.

Look up from the iPad for a moment. You never know what you're missing. Urbane and affluent 10-year-old Renxing immerses herself day and night in a brightly lit world of handheld electronic devices. When her parents leave on separate business trips, Renxing has to accompany her grandfather on a trip through the Chinese countryside to his tiny hometown, far from both reception and electricity. Renxing can't bear the thought of leaving the city, but soon discovers the joys of living offline.

A timeless tale of intergenerational misunderstanding with a modern edge, The Nightingale is the latest offering from French filmmaker Philippe Muyl. Ravishingly shot and filled with heart, Muyl reminds us that even in the age of Wikipedia there is plenty that the oldest can teach the youngest – and vice versa.

The film will screen in Mandarin with English subtitles.

After the movie, we will head across to The Spaghetti Tree Restaurant for dinner. The Spaghetti Tree Restaurant opened its doors over 25 years ago and is still one of Melbourne's most popular eating places. It prides itself on friendly and efficient service. The Spaghetti Tree has a welcoming and comfortable environment and offers a delicious choice of dishes for dinner at exceptional value.

Meet Anne near the box office at the Kino Cinemas at 4:00pm. The session is general admission so please arrive on time so that we can get seats together for the whole group. The movie starts at 4:30pm. The cost is for cinema ticket only with all food and drinks at own expense.

Sat, 2 August

4.00pm - 8.30pm

Members: $20

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

Sunday Session with Lunch on International Beer Day Weekend

World Restaurant and Bar, Shop 4, Building 2, Southbank

Come and enjoy a Sunday Session over the International Beer Day weekend.

The World Bar is one of our favourite bars in Southbank and is great place to enjoy great food and great beers,

We have reserved seats for lunch with various grazing options available as well as pizza, pasta, steaks, fish, salmon, pies, burgers, salads and many more dishes.

Also note that members of the World Bar get $6.50 pints of Boag's Draught , $5 glasses of house red, white & sparkling, $25 World’s dessert chocolate sharing plate and coffee for two, $18 Pizza & Pint deal at all times join on-line at www.worldrestaurantbar.com.au for FREE, if you wish.

The World Bar is one of our favourite bars in Southbank and is located between St Kilda Road and Queensbridge Street across the river from Flinders Street Station in front of the river.

Meet Alan at our reserved table.

Sun, 3 August

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 2 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.

Wed, 6 August

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 5 August

Edge of Tomorrow @ The Astor

Astor Theatre, cnr Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Windsor

Come and enjoy a special Thursday night at The Astor with the film Edge of Tomorrow at this amazing art-deco cinema for a thrifty Thursday price of only $12. 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.

The Edge of Tomorrow is a 2014 action sci-fi adventure film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.

A soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way.

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.

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

Thu, 7 August

7.15pm - 9.35pm

Members: $12

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 6 August

Friday Night at Italian Masterpieces with Live Music from The Audreys

NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Spend your Friday evening with your Funff friends exploring Italian Masterpieces, enjoying live music, food and drinks. There will be live music from The Audreys in the Great Hall on the night.

Taking inspiration from themes in Italian Masterpieces, an eclectic mix of local experts, contemporary artists, critics, curators and foodies will feature in a range of pop-up talks.

Tickets include exhibition entry, talks and DJs. Gallery Kitchen and the Great Hall will be open and will serve a contemporary Italian inspired bar menu including antipasto, sliders, soup, pizzas and panini.

The Audreys are a folk-rock duo/band from Adelaide, Australia. Taasha sings and plays tiny guitars and keys, and Tristan plays normal-sized guitars and doesn't sing. They are set to release their fourth studio album, their three previous releases each won an ARIA award.

Meet the FunFF host inside the main entrance with the cascading water wall . If necessary, contact the mobile number from the SMS reminder. All food and drinks at own expense.

Fri, 8 August

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: $28

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 7 August

Half Price Two Hour Wine Tasting Event with Canapes

Barkers Wine Bar and Bistro, 84 Barkers Road, Hawthorn

Come and join us for an August Wine Tasting at Barkers Wine Bar & Bistro for half price (normal price $50)

This event will feature a qualified wine representative to talk you through their particular range about Chapman Grove Wines, producers of world-class examples of the wine styles that made the Margaret River famous.

Canapes and share platters provided be provided at this half price wine event valued at $50..

Indulge your inner wine lover at Barkers Wine Bar & Bistro at this half price offer.

Meet Ian at the venue. Afterwards we can enjoy the wine bar and bistro.

Sat, 9 August

3.45pm - 6.00pm

Members: $25

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 8 August

Full Day Yarra Valley Tour including Healesville Sanctuary

St Pauls Cathedral, corner Flinders and Swanston Street, Melbourne.

Enjoy a day out in the Yarra Valley that includes a winery lunch, entry into Healesville Sanctuary and free chocolate tastings for an amazing price under $100, normally $160.

We will visit Healesville Sanctuary, one of Australia’s most loved tourist attractions and the best place in Victoria to see and interact with native Australian wildlife in a natural bush setting.

Then we’re off for a scrumptious lunch at a boutique Yarra Valley winery, with the opportunity to sample some stunning wines on tasting

Afterwards we will visiting the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie which is an iconic Yarra Valley experience. As you enter, you’re invited to help yourself to the giant bowls of chocolates on tasting. Gaze into the kitchens and see the Belgian chocolatiers at work, as they create over 150 different types of chocolate, from lavish chocolate bars, to nut clusters and rocky road, bush tucker chocolates, plus macarons, fudge, nougat, mousse logs and even their own ice-cream. It’s impossible not to buy something. Fact.

Price includes return transport, winery lunch, entry to Healesville sanctuary, chocolate tastings.

Meet Ian outside St Paul's Cathedral, tour departs at 9.25am.

Sun, 10 August

9.10am - 5.00pm

Members: $99.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

Flavour of the Month - Italian

400 Gradi, 99 Lygon Street, Brunswick East, 3057

Join Funff as we visit the home of the world's best pizza (Johnny Di Francesco won the title with his Margherita) in this special Italian flavour on the month.

The venue tonight is 400 Gradi which is the brainchild of chef and V.P.N. Principal Johnny Di Francesco, who’s family hail from Naples in Southern coastal Italy – the home of ‘world’s best’ pizza. Johnny has a series of Pizza and Calzone outlets with the 400 Gradi restaurant being the flagship of the group.

They also have an a la carte menu of other great Italian food and as usual food and drinks at own expense at this world class venue.

Meet Alan at the Funff tables.

Wed, 13 August

7.00pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 12 August

Friday Night Drinks - New Guernica

New Guernica, Level 2, 322 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Join us for our After Work Drinks special of 2 - 4 - 1 drinks Friday New Guernica located in the heart of the CBD. New Guernica is arguably the most unique space in humble Melbourne town.

You can expect refreshing cocktails, good wine, cheese and gourmet finger food all served to a warm eclectic soundtrack programmed monthly by guest musicians.​

The bar at New Guernica is fully stocked with a wide range of spirits, wines and bottled beer. In addition there are two beers on tap.​ The bar staff are highly experienced cocktail mixologists.

Nominated for ‘Best New Venue Design 2010’ by Bartender Magazine, New Guernica’s inimitable atmosphere ensures a memorable night to be had by all.

Meet Nicole at the reserved area.

Fri, 15 August

6.30pm - 9.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 14 August

Melbourne Art Fair

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Victoria,

The Melbourne Art Fair once more takes place within the grand, World Heritage Listed, Royal Exhibition Building.

The Melbourne Art Fair is one of Australasia’s most celebrated contemporary art events, showcasing outstanding work from the region's best galleries.

For 25 years the Fair has stimulated critical and commercial attention for galleries and their artists by presenting a rich and diverse cross-section of the region’s visual art scene and directly contributing to the livelihood of living artists.

In 2014, Melbourne Art Fair will deliver an inspiring program that shines a light on Melbourne’s thriving contemporary art scene. Highlights will include a citywide Collector Program, innovative satellite events and the introduction of new exhibition sectors that focus on cutting-edge, emerging and new media artists.

Trams 86 and 96 (stop 12) and City Circle (Stop 10) stop outside the exhibition centre or alternatively take a short walk from Parliament Train Station with limited parking available at the Melbourne Museum.

Have a wander around the show, and visit the Art Bar and Cafe afterwards for some coffee, lunch or snacks or head towards Lygon Street for lunch.

Tickets on door or can be purchased in advance.

Join Funff hosts David and Ian at the entrance

Sat, 16 August

11.00am - 1.00pm

Members: $28

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 15 August

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, 20 August

7.00pm - 10.15pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 19 August

Friday Night Drinks at Bar of the Month - Temple Brewery

Temple Brewery, 122 Weston St, Brunswick East

Join us for Friday night drinks at Temple Brewery that is a fantastic state of the art brewery only minutes from the heart of Melbourne.

The aim at Temple Brewing Company is to produce a range of distinctive hand crafted beers that are brewed with passion and dedication to craftsmanship.

What might look a bit like a whole lot of stainless steel tanks and pipes to the uninitiated, is a carefully designed system that operates consistently and efficiently which is not only beautiful but incredibly energy efficient.

As well as great beer there is a good selection of food options with grazing plates, burgers, steaks, pies, hot pots as well bar snacks and small plates. Food and drinks at own expense.

Join Funff as we pay a visit to this great brewery, Meet Alan at the Funff tables.

Fri, 22 August

7.00pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 21 August

Luna 1878 Winter Night Market and Silent Disco

Mercat Cross, 456 Queen St (cnt Therry Street) Melbourne opposite Queen Victoria Market

Come and join Funff in a winter tradition with the Luna 1878 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.

For only $5 you can try the silent disco in the market with Melbourne's hottest DJ's live, choice of 3 music channels and a wireless headset.

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 in the balcony area on the Mercat. We will head into the market at 7pm. Food and drinks at own expense.

Wed, 27 August

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 26 August

Melbourne Social Club Drinks (End of Month) @ The Apartment

The Apartment, 401 Lt Bourke Street, Melbourne

** Open to non-members, but members also receive a complimentary drink as part of their membership. ** **

Come and join the team at the Melbourne Social Club / Fun, Food and friendship for our end of month drinks night at one of Melbourne's most relaxed bars, The Apartment. We have an exclusive area for our social drinks in Melbourne this month, so come along and have a look and enjoy a great drinks night !

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.

This month’s offer for members is a complimentary drink on arrival that can be used for to offer a glass of Sunnycliff sparkling or a glass of Coldstream Pilsner. Please show your membership card to obtain your free drink. All other food and drinks at own expense.

The Apartment is designed as an extension of a living room, it is a cosy and suave establishment with plush couches and sheer curtains and designer fittings. It is a great place to enjoy the company of friends in a familiar yet modern environment with good old-fashioned, friendly hospitality which makes it an ideal location for our social drinks night.

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.

Look for the sign-in area for Melbourne Social Club / Fun, Food and Friendship on arrival.

Thu, 28 August

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

Bellarine Peninsula Wine Tour

Coffee Stand outside the Arts centre on St Kilda Road

We are currently creating a wine tour for the Bellarine Peninsula.

More details and prices to follow with bookings to open soon.

Sat, 6 September

TBA - TBA

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

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

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

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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