Melbourne social events page of the award winning Melbourne Social Club. Our Melbourne social events helps you to socialise and meet new people and make friends in Melbourne. The Melbourne Social Club averages around 20 to 25 different social events in Melbourne a month (up to 30 events a month in summer). Events are added regularly. Most Melbourne social club events are for members only as indicated by Not Available (N/A) under non-members and guests.


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Bar of Month: Clifton Hill BrewPub

Clifton Hill BrewPub, 89 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill

Join us as we visit the Clifton Hill Brewpub, which is situated in the historic hotel that has been serving thirsty locals for well over 100 years.

The old pub has been given an impressive refurbishment with the addition of a shiny new microbrewery, brewing their very own range of craft beers.

Enjoy matching your beer with one of the many delicious meals served in their restaurant.

They are avid craft beer fans at Clifton Hill with 16 brews on tap and another hundred or so of the bottled variety.

The Brewpub has an extensive number of meal items including share plates and beer food through to steaks including a 400gm Rib Eye. Other options include sea food option such as Lobster Ravioli, salmon, pastas, pork belly and usual pub fare. Food and drinks at own expense.

Meet Alan at the reserved tables

Wed, 21 November

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 20 November

Friday Night Drinks in Southbank

P.J's Sidebar, (P,J. O'Brien's), Ground Floor, Southgate, Southbank

Join us for Friday night drinks in Southbank at a bar that is a mix between a traditional bar with an impressive ornate marble top bar area and a cosy cafe with an Irish flavour.

The group will be heading out to P.J's Sidebar that is located in the heart of Southgate and adjoins P.J.O'Brien's Irish Pub and also contains the oyster bar and restaurant area.

P.J.O'Brien's is one of Melbourne's longest standing authentic Irish pubs and a favourite destinations for locals and visitors. Whether you are after a quiet beer, a comforting meal, after-work drinks served with freshly shucked oysters or all of the above with some excellent LIVE music, we have you covered every single night of the week.

P.J O'Briens side day offers an all day bar menu and oysters from their special oyster bar set in the middle of an impressive marble top bar.

We have booked 3 tables on the Lower Deck for our function tonight in P.J's Sidebar.

Meet Nicole at the reserved area.

Fri, 23 November

6.30pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 22 November

Saturday Night on Lygon Street

Mercadante, 123 Lygon Street, Carlton

Join us for a Saturday night in Lygon Street, the home of Italian culture in Melbourne (Little Italy) that buzzes day and night.

We will be starting at Mercadante located right in the middle of Lygon Street at the heart of Italian restaurants. Mercdante has great authentic Italian food with a mural of Venice.

It is a busy place with a very high ranking on tripadvisor and a great mix of home-made pasta, pizzas as well as steaks, salads pizza, the parmas and other Italian favourites. It is especially known for its signature chocolate pizza.

After dinner, see some of the sights of Lygon Street that could include depending on the group on the night : Brunetti (coffee/cakes); Casa del Gelato (ice cream/gelatos); Koko Black (for all your chocolate delights) or a drink at one of the many venues in Lygon Street.

Meet Albert at the venue and the booking will be under Albert.

Sat, 24 November

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 23 November

Melbourne Social Cycling and Breakfast

Federation Square (opposite the main tram stop on St Kilda Road)

Join a group of fellow Melbourne Social Club bike riders for our monthly morning ride.

Our usual ride is around the Capital City trail which is about 32 km long and the ride takes approx 3 to 3.5 hrs including time for brunch and is mainly on sealed bike paths. It requires a reasonable level of fitness (as there are hilly sections) and a suitable bike in good working order.

We may change the ride a little bit this month but the ride will be of similar length and duration.

Meet David and Ian at Federation Square at 9 am directly opposite the tram stop on St Kilda Road.

Sat, 24 November

9.00am - 12.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 23 November

Day Trip from Melbourne: Sunday Lunch at Clarkfield

Myki Information Centre (PTV Hub), Ground Floor, Southern Cross Railway station

Join us for a country Sunday lunch at the historical Coach and Horses Hotel and enjoy great country food and learn about the legends and folklore telling tales of ghosts, murder, robbery and shootings.

The Coach and Horses Inn was built in 1857 and the hotel once served as the first Cobb and Co coaching stop outside Melbourne on the way to the gold fields.

There are many reports of apparitions, strange sounds, movement and assaults at the hotel. The hotel has been referred to as Australia's most haunted hotel and is said that three ghosts haunt the premises.

The hotel is a fine example of provincial bluestone architecture that has survived from earlier times and has large welcoming open fires are in every room throughout the hotel.

The menu is varied with a mix of dishes with traditional pubs classics as well as steaks, lamb shanks, seafood, oysters, pasta, risotto, veal and a traditional Sunday roast.

After lunch we plan to return to Melbourne leave around 15:36 to arrive back in Melbourne at 16:20, but that if the group decide to stay later there is a option to arrive back at 17:20.

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 11am. The train leaves Southern Cross at 11.22am and the journey normally takes approx. 40 mins. Please ensure your MYKI has sufficient credit for the trip.

Sun, 25 November

11.00am - 4.20pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 24 November

Flavour of the Month: Australian

Mrs Parmas, 25 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

Join us as we pay a visit to Mrs Parmas for the most Australian of foods, the parma, but if you would like something other than a parma, never fear, the venue has quite a menu of other items to eat, so you are sure to find something you like. They also have vegetarian, gluten free and egg free meals available.

Mrs Parmas specialises in local boutique beers and parmas (Chicken, beef or eggplant) with a dozen or more different toppings to choose from.

It has a great 85% rating on Urbanspoon and is a popular spot in Melbourne.

The venue is conveniently located, just a short walk from Parliament Station and the 86 and 96 trams.

Meet Alan at the Funff tables.

Tue, 27 November

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 26 November

End of Month Social Drinks in Melbourne CBD

Randy Dragon, 313 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

** Open to everyone to enjoy end of month drinks. Members - Please arrive before 7.30 to receive your complimentary drink. **

Join us for our end of month drinks in the heart of the CBD, but away from the hustle of the city sitting amongst the lane
ways of Flinders Lane will be a fun venue to have a social night.

We have the private back room that has comfy couches and tables and is separate from the main bar area for a social drinks night and happy hour until 7pm with some great drinks special.

Members will receive a shot on arrival.

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 such as free drinks and discounts to bars, restaurants, shopping, cinema, AFL tickets and wine offers.

Meet us at the social club check-in desk located at the back on the venue in the private room at this downstairs city bar.

Thu, 29 November

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

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NOW

OPEN TO EVERYONE

Friday Night Movie in Melbourne CBD

Hoyts Cinema, Level 3, Melbourne Central, Cnr La Trobe & Swanston Streets, Melbourne

Meet us for a Friday film night at Hoyts Melbourne Central to see a new release movie, information on the film will be released on the Wednesday before film night when the cinema releases the weekly calendar.

Please purchase your own ticket for the event and don’t forget to use your Funff membership to get a $15 ticket on our membership rewards website at least 24 hours in advance.

Meet Selena and Bernie at the Hoyts ticket box at Melbourne Central at 6pm.

Fri, 30 November

6.00pm - 9.30pm

Members: $15

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, 29 November

Friday Night Drinks - Melbourne Cellar Door

Melbourne Cellar Door, 25 Dukes Walk, South Wharf, Melbourne

Ok, so you know how we all love our wine and craft beer? Well there is this place that has opened up that is absolutely perfect for us!!

Melbourne Cellar Door is the new place for wine and craft beer lovers to go to in Melbourne's South Wharf precinct.

Over 600 bottles of wine on offer and more than 60 wines by the glass (rotated frequently).

All wines are sourced from small, independent, family owned producers. Strong relationships built over time allow MCD to source museum releases, back vintages and small parcel bottling.

Beer lovers are also well catered for at MCD as South Wharf's only dedicated craft beer venue. There are 8 rotating taps and over 130 craft beers in the fridge with Sour, Gose, Lager, Pilsner, Golden, Wheat, Pale Ale, IPA, Red, Amber, Brown, Porter, Stout, Imperial Stout all represented.

The menu is light and designed for 'sharing & grazing', focused on artisan cheeses, funky cured meats & pizzas.

Happy hour is between 4 and 7pm.

Meet Wayne at the reserved area.

Fri, 7 December

6.30pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 6 December

Saturday Night at the Fitzroy Beer Garden

Fitzroy Beer Garden, 243-245 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Join us for a great Saturday night at the Fitzroy Beer garden which is a great place to share a drink with friends.

It has a vibrant atmosphere, a spacious leafy beer garden, colourful decor with a great beer garden atmosphere and a DJ that will be playing some old skool hip hop and RnB.

The venue has a great selection of beers, wines and cocktails and a mixture of pub grub including pizzas at reasonable prices.

Some may remember the venue as Sentido Funf that we have visited previously with the social club. The bar is located just near the intersection of Smith and Gertrude. The tram number 86 has a a stop right outside the door.

Meet Albert in our reserved area.

Sat, 8 December

6.30pm - 9.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 7 December

Bar of the Month on South Melbourne

Railway Hotel, 280 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne

The Railway Hotel is a classic iconic corner pub that dates back over 150 years and has many rooms linked into a great bar area with fireplaces and a spacious outdoor area.

The hotel still has an intimate feel and has great reviews for atmosphere, staff, food as well as great beers with nine tapped beers. There is a good range of food options and it could be described as a gastropub and on Wednesday night, it is steak night for only $17.

Public transport has tram 96 that passes that venue and also a few minutes up from Tram 1 stop on corner of Ferrars Street and Park Street.

Meet Alan at the reserved tables at this classic south Melbourne venue.

Wed, 12 December

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 11 December

Christmas Exclusive Yarra Valley Wine Tour - Day Trip from Melbourne

Coffee stand outside Arts Centre, St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Enjoy an incredible Christmas full Day Yarra Valley Wine Tour for under $80 for a special Christmas member price!

We have put this trip together on request from our members, and our last Christmas wine tour 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. We will be having lunch at the wonderful Wild Cattle Creek Winery and also visit some of our other favourite wineries on the day. We plan to visit four or five wineries on the day.

The price includes wine tastings and return transport. If you wished to be picked up on route, please let us know before you book

Meet Ian and Nicole at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre. Our exclusive Christmas wine tour leaves at 9.30am sharp so enjoy for an early coffee if you wish.

Sat, 15 December

9.15am - 5.30pm

Members: $79.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 12 December

Christmas Day Lunch in Melbourne 2018

The Queen Victoria Gardens (opposite National Gallery of Australia), St Kilda Road, Melbourne

** Open to everyone to enjoy Christmas **

Come and join the Melbourne Social Club for a Melbourne Christmas Day Picnic Lunch in Queen Victoria Gardens. This will be the 13th year that the Christmas Day Picnic has been run and we expect over 120 people to attend like last year.

There will be no snow but a great place to meet others not participating in the traditional family Christmas. This event is shared with Newcomers Network.

Queen Victoria Gardens is very centrally located in Melbourne and is located opposite the Arts Centre and National Gallery of Australia (NGV) and is close to Flinders Street Railway Station.

Join us and the Newcomers Network for a relaxed Christmas Day lunch under a shady tree.

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. It would be also useful if you could bring a name tag as well.

Public transport is free on this day and uses the Sunday timetable.

The group will be located under a shady tree directly opposite the Arts Centre and Arts Centre Tram stop located on St Kilda Road.

Look for the Melbourne Social Club banner and the Newcomers Network banner hanging from the tree in Queen Victoria Gardens. A Happy Christmas text will be send on Christmas Day so you can reply to this text message if needed. It would be also useful if you could please bring a name tag as well.

Meet Ian from Melbourne Social Club / Fun, Food and Friendship or Sue from the Newcomers Network on arrival, you can come for any part of the times shown and enjoy a Christmas Day picnic lunch.

Tue, 25 December

NOON - 3.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

OPEN TO EVERYONE

Booking closes on:
Mon, 24 December

End of Year Drinks in Melbourne CBD

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

** Open to everyone to enjoy end of year drinks. Members - Please arrive before 7.30 to receive your complimentary drink **

Join us for our end of year drinks in the Governors Lounge at Royal Melbourne Hotel exclusively reserved for Fun, Food and Friendship and the Melbourne Social Club 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 year 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.

There is fantastic Thursday night $20 porterhouse with a drink deal available on the night.

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

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

Thu, 27 December

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

OPEN TO EVERYONE

NYE 2018: New Years Eve Party in Melbourne

More information coming soon

We are currently finalising an option for NYE we and should have the event listed soon

Mon, 31 December

TBA - TBA

Members: N/A

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

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 Group and Melbourne Social Club reserve the right to make alterations from time to time in regards to our Melbourne social events format including the type of function and venue location.




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