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 the Month

Doutta Galla Hotel, 339 Racecourse Road, Flemington

Join us for bar of the month at the The Doot that has been a locals favourite since 1889 retaining many of the original features and keeping a Melbourne pub feel.

As all good pubs the core is still great food and drinks with over 100 beers and 13 taps that change seasonally, the Doot's famous teapots and and ever changing cocktails and a great wine list.

The Doot has a classic pub bistro, offering a legendary Parma and weekly Chefs Specials and options from the grill.

Meet Alan at the reserved tables in the bistro area.

Wed, 17 July

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKING CLOSED

Friday night at NGV: Terracotta Warriors

NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

*** Please buy your own exhibition tickets in advance, see link below. ***

Warm up this winter at a NGV Friday Night and discover China’s ancient terracotta warriors alongside new works by one of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang.

Dine at the Hutong Dumpling Bar, enjoy after-hours access to the exhibition and see live music from Adrian Eagle, a soul singer/song-writer born & raised in Adelaide and style is reggae, soul, hip-hop & acoustic flavoured beats.

The tickets can be bought in advance online at $35 ticket for the Friday night band and exhibition entry, at https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/terracotta-warriors-cai-guo-qiang or $40 entry on the door, if already not sold out.

Meet Loretta and Corrine inside the main entrance with the cascading water wall . If necessary, contact text the mobile number from the SMS reminder if arriving at a later time to see where the group is located.

Fri, 19 July

6.00pm - 10.00pm

Members: $35

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 18 July

Saturday Night Dinner: Lygon Street and beyond

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.

Discount car parking is available using your membership rewards card at the Elgin Street Car Park (215 Elgin Street) which is a 50% discount on Saturday otherwise another option is Lygon Street Car park, 204-208 Lygon Street. There is also The is the old clock tower and the parking across from the old Windows hospital, one street back from Lygon (closer to Melbourne Uni).

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

Sat, 20 July

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 19 July

Curry of the Month: Indian

Tejas, 20 Mckillop Street, Melbourne CBD

Join us for some fine Indian cuisine in the heart of Melbourne CBD but hidden away from the main streets, a hidden jewel serving great Indian cuisine.

The venue serves a mix of authentic Indian food and also dishes with a modern theme. The menu includes many classic dishes, such as butter chicken, rogan josh, malai kofta, Madras curry and vindaloo lamb. Freshly ground spices are used to produce well-balanced, delicious flavours.

It is a great venue and has great on-line reviews.

Enjoy some more fun Indian delights in this curry of the month

Meet Ian and Alan at the table for FunFF

Tue, 23 July

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 22 July

End of Month Social Drinks in Melbourne for July

Glamp Bar, Second Floor,267 Little Collins St, Melbourne

** Open to everyone to enjoy end of month drinks. **

Join us for our end of month drinks in the Lions Den at one of newest bars in Melbourne that has an African safari styling and is situated above a modern African restaurant.

This is a venue where you can drink mouth-watering cocktails and nibble on African-style snacks under safari-style canvas, or maybe enjoy an African beer or usual wine selections with selected cocktails only $12 on Thursday night.

The space has three distinctive areas, a spacious seating area inside a stunning safari tent, an open bar with enough space for a boogie and the Lions Den which is a private seating area that is hidden behind Heavyweight, the resident rhino.

If you are beginning to feel peckish, the bars recently revamped food menu delivers the goods. Two cheese and charcuterie boards have been added as sharing options, as well as a variety of savoury cigars made from Tunisian pastry that make for tasty vego and meat-lovers snacks.

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, and wine offers.

A recent article on the social club can also be seen on Weekend Notes.

Meet at the check-in desk in the Lion's Den area in the Glamp Bar located on the second floor.

Thu, 25 July

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE

BOOK
NOW

OPEN TO EVERYONE

Sci-Fi Double Bill at the Astor

Astor Theatre, cnr Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Windsor

Come and enjoy a Friday night at the movies at the splendid art deco Astor to see a fun action sci-fi double bill showing MIB International followed by Spiderman - Into the Spiderverse.

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date which is a mole in the Men in Black organization.

Spider-Man crosses parallel dimensions and teams up with the Spider-Men of those dimensions to stop a threat to all reality.

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 combines classic art deco surroundings with state-of-the-art sound and projection.

The Astor theatre is only a 3 minute walk 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.

Fri, 26 July

7.10pm - 10.45pm

Members: $17.5

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Please book now & pay on the day for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 25 July

Day Trip to Ballarat

Outside PTV Hub, Ground Floor, Southern Cross Station

Join us for a day trip to the old gold town of Ballarat about 90 minutes from Melbourne by train to enjoy lunch inside the iconic Gold City Hotel and visit some of sights of Ballarat or visit one of the winter wine festivals.

Ballarat has some great winter activities and offers ice skating, food and wine festivals, medieval festivities and after-dark festivals.

The wine festival today is the Red Series which showcases the finest red wines and other varietals from the regions of the Grampians and the Pyrenees which starts at 1pm. Early bird tickets $35 until the 26th July and tickets on the door $40, more info at https://www.stickytickets.com.au/88454

Ballarat grew dramatically during the Victorian Gold rush and is known for its history, culture and its well preserved Victorian era heritage. Many grand buildings can be seen around Ballarat as well as cultural landmarks such as the Art Gallery which is centrally located.

The Golden City Hotel, formally known as Geecees, was built in 1856 and originally named the Adelphi Hotel and after many changes now used as a cafe and bar.

Golden City is renowned for having one of the largest restaurants and a wide ranging menu with usual pub/bar food and pizza options and overlooks the beautiful tree lined main street of Ballarat.

Please ensure that your Myki has enough credit to make the trip or buy your own V-line ticket separately, cost approx $45 for return.

Meet Ian and Nicole outside the PTV Hub located on the Ground Floor near WH Smith at Southern Cross railway station at 9.50am for a 10.16am train departure and return on the 6.13pm train from Ballarat. Note other return trains are available about an hour apart if we decide to stay later or leave earlier.

Sat, 27 July

9.50am - 7.40pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 26 July

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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