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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Saturday Night on Lygon Street

Papa Ginos, 221 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 Papa Ginos located right in the middle of Lygon Street at the heart of Italian restaurants. Papa Ginos has great authentic Italian food.

It is a busy place with a very high ranking on Urbanspoon and a great mix of home-made pasta, pizzas as well as steaks, salads pizza, the parmas and other Italian favourites.

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.

Sat, 7 December

7.00pm - 9.30pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


South Melbourne Pub Crawl and Rooftop Bars

The Water Rat, 256 Moray Street, South Melbourne

We are planning a walk around the South Melbourne area visiting various bars and pubs many of which have a rooftop area.

We will be starting at the Water Rat which has been refurbished and a great place to start our tour and has been described as a slick gastropub with great views from the roof deck.

The large first floor deck has a dedicated bar area is perfect for social drinks with friends and overlooks the CBD.

The venue is very well situation for public transport as Tram No 1 stops outside the door at junction of Moray Street and Park Street.

Meet Alan at the venue

Sun, 8 December

12.30pm - 5.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Sat, 7 December

Bar of the Month in St Kilda

Freddie Wimpoles, 125 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Tonight, we head to St Kilda for a night out a Freddie Wimpoles, an American themed bar which is located in the historic George Hotel.

The bar has an American style feel mixed with a hunting lodge with an impressive elk over the bar with a huge range of spirits and a range of rotating craft beer, think of a trendy version of bar from True Blood. The bar is named after a previous owner that was also a mayor of St Kilda.

The venue has a deli-style menu if sandwiches, subs and hot dogs and as well as a great range of craft beers and spirits on offer and a happy hour until 7pm.

Tonight is also curry night that is called Freddie 'Babu' and is a curry and craft beer collaboration. Babu Ji brings the curry and Freddie brings the beer. A curry and a pint of craft beer for only $26, there is only special curry and craft beer combination on the night.

Come and enjoy a night out at this unique venue.

Meet Ian at the reserved tables.

Wed, 11 December

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Tue, 10 December

Friday Night Drinks - Arbory Afloat

2 Flinders Walk, Melbourne

Everyone's summer go-to, the floating bar and restaurant Arbory Afloat, has hit the water on Melbourne's Yarra River for its third consecutive season. This spring, Afloat has re-berthed earlier than ever before and is now open.

Arbory Afloat is bringing a new summer vibe to the Yarra River with a food concept and design inspired by the colour and fun of Miami. Think pastel blue and pinks, palm trees and a relaxed poolside art-deco sensibility; reminiscent of the cool vibes of 1970s Miami.

Inspired by the cultural diversity of Miami - Arbory Afloat Executive Chef, Nick Bennett - creates a food offering that celebrates all things Latin American; the Caribbean; Cuba and Mexico. The custom-made pizza oven is hotting up again with American-inspired, wood-fired pizzas and an array of grilled meats, empanadas and other share-friendly snacks.

This year the upper deck has been extended to accommodate more dining, lounging and private Cabanas. With the best views of the Yarra River and the city, Arbory Afloat promises the sort of dreamy summer experience we could not have imagined, right in the beating heart of Melbourne.

We cannot book a table for this night so I will be getting there early to save an area.

Meet Nicole at the bar.

Fri, 13 December

6.00pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Thu, 12 December

Sunday Sessions - Mordialloc

Braeside Brewing Company, 43 Governor Rd, Mordialloc

Today we will be travelling to the fabulous suburb of Mordailloc to visit a very new brewery that has opened.

Nestled on the Bay, in Melbourne's South East, Braeside Brewing Co is an independently owned brewery and eatery. Having grown up in the area, they are excited to be finally serving their community - it has been a long-time coming! They provide a relaxed and comfortable space to share a beverage and bite in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Collectively, the team brings +40 years of experience in the food & beverage industry and we are delighted to be showcasing our creative range of craft beers.

Accompanying your beers, is a selection of fresh wood-fired pizzas and tempting bar menu. Additionally, our spirits and wines are produced locally to complete your experience.

Meet Nicole and Aron at the bar.

Sun, 15 December

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Sat, 14 December

Curry of the Month

Curry Leaf Cafe, 101 Brighton Road, Elwood

Due to popular demand, we head to the Indian subcontinent again to visit an award winning Indian restaurant in Melbourne.

Regarded by many as one of the best Indian restaurants in Melbourne, it does amazing Indian curries and sizzling tandoori platters.

The venue has received some good reviews and has great service, we have visited this venue before.

Tram 67 stops just across the road and is close the the Chapel Street tram 78.

Meet Ian at the table(s) reserved for FunFF.

Wed, 18 December

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Tue, 17 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 one of the wineries in the Yarra Valley 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, 21 December

9.15am - 5.30pm

Members: $79.9

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Ho Ho Hosts Christmas Party

near Chapel Street and High Street, Windsor

*** This party is limited to the hosts of the club for all their help organising events this year and invited guests, invites will be sent out closer to the day ***

The hosts Xmas party is a casual drinks and nibbles night. There will be a mix of bubbles, red and white wines, beers, soft drinks and dips. Please note that if you would like to bring your special drink that would be fine, as we will not have a full range. It is a great way to thank the hosts for helping arrange events by having a Christmas party and enjoy a few wines or a few beers.

This is a free casual event with drinks and nibbles and it will be possible to head out to dinner afterwards in Chapel Street (although the party kept going til late in previous years.)

As with all events that involve drinks, driving is not recommended.

Sun, 22 December

4.30pm - 8.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Christmas Day Lunch in Melbourne 2019

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 14th year that the Christmas Day Picnic has been run and we expect over 100 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.

Wed, 25 December

NOON - 3.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE



Melbourne Social Cycling : Capital City Trail on Boxing Day

Federation Square, Melbourne CBD

This Boxing Day ride will be an easy social casual ride around Melbourne on the Yarra Trail. The approximate distance is 32 km on the Capital City Trail. This ride is run in conjunction with the YHA cycling group and we have run this joint ride for many years.

The route is easy and is fairly flat most of the way. We ride along the Yarra past Collingwood childrens farm to Dight Falls and after lunch we head back on the Moonee Ponds Creek. The trail continues past the Zoo and towards Docklands and then back to Southbank which is ideal for some drinks, ice creams or gelato.

The lunch venue is the historic Fairfield Boat House to enjoy an informal outdoor dining experience. Relax by the river in an historic riverside garden setting watching the rowers on their classic designed rowing skiffs which are unique in the Southern Hemisphere.

Various lunch options are available from the outdoor grill all cooked in front of your eyes.

Meet David and Ian at Federation Square directly opposite the tram stop on St Kilda Road. Please ensure that your bike is in good working order.

Lunch at own expense.

Thu, 26 December

10.45am - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A



Booking closes on:
Wed, 25 December

End of Year Friday Night Social Drinks

Wharf Hotel, (World Trade Centre)18-38 Siddeley Street, Melbourne

*** Event Open to everyone ***

Join us for our end of year drinks in a city bar which also has an outdoor garden overlooking the Yarra River that has stunning city views and waterfront ambiance reserved for Fun, Food and Friendship and the Melbourne Social Club.

There is a $6 happy hour from 5pm to 7pm that has glasses of wine, basic spirits and selected schooners for only $6.

The venue has a lot of classic pub meals available while enjoying this great waterfront location.

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.

The Wharf Hotel is located riverside next door to Crowne Plaza & opposite Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Check-in with the hosts of the Melbourne Social Club on arrival, look for the social club banner.

Fri, 27 December

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: FREE



NYE 2019: New Years Eve Rooftop Party

RMYS, 1 Pier Road, St Kilda

*** Please Note: Booking Cut-off date is 19 Dec ***

Enjoy a special NYE rooftop party and watch the fireworks at midnight with some of the best views on the bay from a rooftop located boasting uninterrupted views over Port Phillip and panoramic views of Melbourne skyline.

What better place to spend NYE than a rooftop with 360 degree views of the bay, stunning beachside views with live music and a late supper with roaming options of Teriyaki chicken slider, Burger:Royal with cheese and fafafal.

Although this is a rooftop party, in the event of rain or hot weather the party will simply be moved into the Harbour Room. All drinks at own expense at the bar located on the rooftop that closes at 1am. Live music by Pina & The Coladas on the rooftop.

We have attended a NYE party at the RMYS previously and members had a great time.

Note, there is also a three course dinner option at 6pm at extra cost of $50 with live jazz music from Groove Indigo in the Harbour Room. If you wish to come to dinner before the rooftop party, please email us for more information on this option.

The Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS) is located in the Catani Gardens on Pier Road, right at the end of Fitzroy Street on the beautiful foreshore of St Kilda near St Kilda Pier. In terms of public transport, trams number 16 and 96 travel down Fitzroy Street.

Also, please note booking cut-off date is 19 Dec or until sold out and also note we have added a small additional change of 99c to cover PayPal costs.

This event is strictly members only event as a member of the RMYS club must sign you into the clubhouse.

Meet Ian at the main RMYS entrance to sign you in so you can enjoy a fantastic NYE experience.

Tue, 31 December

9.00pm - 1.00am

Members: $75.99

Non-Members / Guests: N/A


Prepayment required for this event


Booking closes on:
Thu, 19 December

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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