Melbourne events page of the award winning Melbourne Social Club. Our events are a great way to meet new people and make friends in Melbourne and explore the city.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.


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Woodend in the Macedon Ranges and the Holgate Brewhouse

Outside PTV Hub, Ground Floor 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.

Please make sure your Myki is topped up or you can buy a V-line ticket.

We will order lunch on the day but due to issues with their website, you will be unable to access the menu online. However Funff have a copy of it and you can find it below.

Menu:

Mains

Atlantic salmon
with braised wintergreens, chard fennel & béarnaise sauce (GF)
$32

Cape Grim beef meatballs
Cape grim beef meatballs in sauce with grilled polenta
& brewers bread $29

Crumbed Pork Cutlet
McIvor Farm Pork, Italian Slaw and parmesan served
with fried caper butter $29

Mutton mixed grill
Raymond-deux farm Sunbury Cutlet, chop & roast loin
with winter tabouli $36

Falafel & seasonal vegetable salad
Mt Zero falafel with roast seasonal vegetables,
hummus & Persian feta (GF) $24



Pub Favourites

Steak chips & salad
250gm Cape grim porterhouse steak & garlic butter
with chips & salad (GF) $29

Parma chips & salad
Milawa free-range chicken, Pacdon park ham, Napoli sauce
& mozzarella cheese with chips & salad $27

Potted chicken pie with chips & salad
Miliwa free range chicken & vegetable pie
served with chips & salad $25

Beer battered fish & chips with salad
Holgate ale beer battered blue grenadier with chips,
salad & tarter sauce (grilled is also an option which is GF)
$26

Vegan Curry Bowl with rice, pickles and poppadum (Ve)
Indian Saag, potato and cauliflower
cooked in a mild kale gravy $24

All food and drinks at own expense on the day. Meet Alan and Ian at the reserved tables.

Sun, 24 September

10.10am - 5.25pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKING CLOSED

End of Month Social Drinks @ Royal Melbourne Hotel

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

** Open to everyone, free to attend with all members receiving a free drink on arrival, as usual, Please note this end of month drinks is on Wednesday **

Join us for our end of month 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 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.

There is fantastic Wednesday night special deal for just $15 pizza or pasta with a drink deal.

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.

Wed, 27 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 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 in previous years for AFL Grand final, so we expect around 35-40 people to attend again.

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, parmas and extensive beer & wine offer. The venue has three big screens as well as plasma screens all over the place and we have reserved 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, 30 September

1.00pm - 5.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 28 September

Trivia - Sherlock Holmes Tavern

415 Collins Street

Join us for a trivia night at the Sherlock Holmes on Collins Street which is a British styled pub located on Collins Street.

The trivia night is hosted by comedian Janet McLeod and offers winners $50 food & drink vouchers as well as quiz rounds for Jugs of Beer, Bottles of wine etc. Janet is a well-respected comedian and has a way of getting you involved in the night.

The Sherlock Holmes opened in 1985 and the hostelry has been extremely well received, as have its comestibles, ales wines and spirits. So much so that the worst criticism has been that the establishment is too small for the large numbers of discerning citizens who wish to avail themselves of the sundry attractions which this unique tavern affords.

Here is a home for the aficionados of the works of the eneffable Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, where the friendly shades of Dr Watson, Professor Moriarty (a changed man since he went over the falls) and the Stradivarius-playing, opium-smoking genius himself, the Great Detective, await your pleasure.

So meet David or Nicole at the reserved table for a fun trivia night.

Tue, 3 October

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 2 October

Bar of the Month

Market Hotel, 160 Claredon Street, South Melbourne

The Market Hotel is an iconic pub in South Melbourne which has been recently renovated.

The venue offers a sports bar, lounge bar, dining and a rooftop garden.

The Market Hotel is one of the first Australian pubs to feature an innovative overhead CUB Duo Tank system, that houses non-pasteurised beer direct from the brewery. Providing a fresher and crisper taste……just one of the many elements that make this venue unique

On Thursday night enjoy Burger night with a free pint, wine or soft drink.

Meet Alan at the reserved tables.

Thu, 5 October

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 4 October

Saturday Night : Dinner and Dancing @ PAs

Prince Alfred Hotel, 355 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Enjoy a great Saturday night out with dinner and dancing, with live music (band to be announced by the venue).

The venue has hallmark of a good Saturday night with great food, welcoming staff, cold beer and an interesting wine list.

The venue offers many craft beer option beers on tap as well as by the bottle and the venue has new owners over recently and has great reviews.

Come and enjoy a fun Saturday night out, meet Hazel at the reserved tables.


Sat, 7 October

7.30pm - 11.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 6 October

Spring into Gardening Festival

Victoria Gardens, 361 High Street, Prahran (Between High street and Murray street)

The City of Stonnington will host the award-winning sustainability and gardening festival ‘Spring into Gardening’.

Whether you've got a tiny balcony garden or a sprawling backyard jungle, Spring Into Gardening is the perfect free event to get inspiration and tips on green living.

This free event is held at Prahran’s lush Victoria Gardens, and drawing in thousands of keen gardening enthusiasts each year, the one-day festival features:
• Demonstrations by expert gardening and sustainability personalities,
• Stallholder displays promoting reliable and on trend information about gardening and sustainability,
• Market stalls to upgrade your plant collection and grab everything you need to create the perfect garden,
• Eco-friendly Clothes Swap,
• Children’s activities and workshops,
• Roving entertainment,
• Sustainable food and drink offerings, and
• The New Joneses Tiny House, a pop-up home with a little carbon footprint.

Meet Hazel at entrance gate of Victoria Gardens on the High Street entrance

Sun, 8 October

11.00am - 2.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 7 October

Cheap Cinema Night: Film of the Month - Blade Runner

Kino Cinema, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne

Come and enjoy this month’s film on bargain cinema night of only $8.50 to see one of the latest releases at the cinema. More details coming soon once the listings and times have been announced. We plan to see Blade Runner

Mon, 9 October

6.00pm - 8.30pm

Members: $8.5

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

Flavour of Month: French

Oter, 137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Join us on a discovery tour on a basement in Flinders Lane to visit a contemporary French restaurant.

This little gem of an French restaurant has great reviews. The word ôter means “to remove” or “take off” and represents the dining and interior concept behind the restaurant. Diners will notice a pared back atmosphere, with all the unnecessary removed.

Enjoy a night of night of French dining, meet Wayne at the reserved table,

Tue, 10 October

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 9 October

Friday Night Drinks - Hophaus Bier Bar Grill

Hophaus Bier Bar, Shop MR5, Mid Level, Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct

Enjoy classic Bavarian favourites with contemporary Melbourne flair in this re-invented European Beer Hall.

HOPHAUS houses 9 beers on 30 draught taps around its huge central bar.

With an impressive selection of German, Austrian, Belgian and Czech Brews on offer, Hophaus is a unique drinking house, somewhere to taste and learn about the famous German beer styles that have influenced the drinking habits of generations across the globe.

Opening in 2014, Hophaus is one of the newest additions to Southgate with an impressive menu featuring classic Bavarian favourites such as Pork Knuckle, Bratwurst, Wiener Schnitzel and more. All with a contemporary Melbourne flair and an open kitchen showcasing low and slow cooking methods over the coal fired pit and rotisserie.

Meet Wayne at the reserved area.

Fri, 13 October

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 12 October

Caulfield Guineas Day

Zagames, 25 Derby Rd, Caulfield East

*** Please note, FunFF is not pre-purchasing tickets for this event, so please buy your own tickets. Early bird tickets are $30 before 24 September ****

Come and enjoy a magnificent day at the races at one of the big races of the Spring Racing Carnival The Caulfield Guineas 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 this feature race day.

Regarded as one of Australia’s most exciting and prestigious race days, Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day hosts four elite races led by the stallion-making $2 million Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas.

As well as racing there is plenty of colour, fashion and live entertainment to enjoy.

Highlights include designer fashion runway shows, custom-made photography studios, a Beauty Pavilion as well as ARIA award-winning Australian band The Temper Trap.

The general admission price is $55 on the gate or $45 pre-purchased (or $30 if purchased before 24th September). The first race of the day usually starts around 12.50pm.

Meet Ian at Zagames bistro for a drink, coffee or light snack before we head into the races. The venue is close to Caulfield racecourse. train station and tram stops of (3/3A).

Sat, 14 October

11.30am - 5.30pm

Members: $30

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 13 October

End of Month Social Drinks at Young and Jacksons

Chloes Bar, First Floor, Young and Jacksons, cnr Flinders Street and Swanston Street, 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 at Chloe's Bar exclusively reserved for Fun, Food and Friendship and the Melbourne Social Club in one of oldest and most iconic pubs in Melbourne in their upstairs area.

Young and Jackson is Australia's most Iconic Hotel. Beautifully restored and refurbished it is a comfortable blend of boutique bar and classic pub, a perfect destination for our end of month drinks.

This Melbourne institution is located on the vibrant corner of Swanston and Flinders street and is the perfect place to meet with friends and enjoy a few drinks.

Chloe's Room is located on the first floor that enjoys comfortable couches, boutique beers, fine wine, unique cocktails and unrivalled views of Melbourne's most iconic sights. This is the home of the famous 'Chloe' who has graced the bar walls of Young and Jackson for over a century.

Members will receive a free beer or wine 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 check-in desk in Chloes Bar located on the first floor.

Thu, 26 October

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

South Melbourne / Port Melbourne Pub Crawl

Palace Hotel, 505 City Road, South Melbourne

Join us on another pub adventure around a suburb known for its pubs and we will start at the Palace Hotel which has returned to its roots and restored the old-school pub experience.

It has great pub food and a 78% rating on Urbanspoon and well liked by the locals. The Palace is the great place to drink up the sun in summer in the leafy beer garden or kick back beside the open fire in winter or maybe shoot some pool and knock back a few quality craft brews as well as all your favourite staple beers.

Other venues we plan to visit depending on weather and other factors include Colonial Brewery, Westside Aleworks and also the Golden Fleece.

All food and drinks at own expense. Meet Alan at the reserved tabkes

Sat, 28 October

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 27 October

The Godfather @ The Astor

Astor Theatre, cnr Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Windsor

Join us for a classic movie night at the Astor to see the Godfather where aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

This classic film is directed by Francis Ford Coppola and stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S. Castellano.

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 and it has just been recent being re-vamped.

The Astor theatre is only 3 minutes from Windsor Station. Tickets purchased can be purchased on the night. Tram 5 and Tram 78 stops by the cinema.

Meet Alan and David in the foyer area at 5.45pm for a 6pm start

Sun, 29 October

5.45pm - 9.30pm

Members: $17

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 28 October

Jazz and Shiraz

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 at the reserved table(s)

Mon, 30 October

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sun, 29 October

Toast to the Coast : Geelong Wine Festival

Docklands Terminal, 30 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands

*** Please note, FunFF is not pre-purchasing tickets for this event, so please buy your own tickets. Early bird tickets are $90 before 24 September. The ticket we are getting is Entry/Shuttle Bus/Ferry ****

Toast to the Coast is a celebration of our the unique Geelong wine region, the perfect day to enjoy the regions wines.

This festival showcases the best wines and gourmet food from around the Surf Coast, Moorabool Valley and Bellarine Peninsula.

The festival offers us a chance to taste, drink and eat their way across a selection of award-winning wineries while enjoying the picturesque vineyard settings and live entertainment.

We plan to take the ferry and there is an early bird special of $90 that includes return travel on the Port Phillip Ferries, departing the leaves at 11.00am (sharp) and departs from Portarlington Pier at 4.15pm.

This ticket also gives you unlimited hop on/hop off access to the buses servicing participating wineries and entry fee.

Entry fee gives access a glass for tastings, and access to all the participating wineries, wine tastings, live music, entertainment and more!

For more information and to BUY YOUR OWN TICKET please visit www.toasttothecoast.com.au

Meet Ian at the ferry terminal.

Sat, 4 November

10.30am - 5.30pm

Members: $90

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKING CLOSED

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 including steak, burgers, pasta, fish and chips, calamari, pies, ribs, pastas as well as scallops, oysters and seafood chowder.

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, 7 November

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sun, 5 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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