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Trivia Night in Melbourne CBD

Sherlock Holmes, 415 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD

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 Nicole at the reserved table for a fun trivia night.

Tue, 5 July

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

Flavour of the Month: German

Hof Downtown, 737 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Come and join your friends for a fun night out with delicious Bavarian food combining traditional recipes with modern techniques producing new flavours on a twist on Bavarian classics.

The Hof Downtown has received great on-line reviews for good food and drinks, great service and friendly atmosphere, so a great place to experience new Bavarian cuisine with staff in traditional outfits. It is the sister venue of hugely popular Hofbrauhaus in Market Lane.

Their menu is packed with great authentic German food including crispy pork knuckle, schnitzels, sausages, potatoes, bretzels as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

As well as a range of Bavarian dishes there is also a wide range of Bavarian boutique beers on tap as well as apple cider, wines and cocktails.

The venue is close to Marvel Stadium and Southern Cross Train Station and trams 11 and 48.

Meet Alan at the reserved table

Thu, 7 July

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 6 July

Murder on the Orient Express

Railway Hotel, 65 Gingell Street, Castlemaine

*** One space available due to cancellation ***

The Victorian Historic Railways is putting on a Night on the Orient Express!! We travel from Castlemaine to Maldon while viewing this classic 1974 film aboard their classic steam train.

A welcome aboard glass of champagne sets the scene. A short introductory talk explains some of the background and actual events that led Agatha Christie to pen the novel.

We view the movie as our train slowly steams through the night to Maldon. Accompanied by the sights and sounds of our steam engine, the level crossing bells, the passing lights in the night, it is an unforgettable experience.

Welcome aboard the Orient Express - Murder on the Orient Express.

During the journey and at interval at Maldon the fully stocked bar is open and our stewards are on hand to offer a drinks' and snack service that Poirot would be proud of! On the return to Castlemaine watch Poirot use his little grey cells to solve the ultimate "whodunit".

Departs from platform 3 Castlemaine Station at 7.00pm and returns to Castlemaine at 10.00pm.

The atmospheric Railway Hotel just opposite the station in Gingell Street offers a 10% discount on their a la carte menu just for our passengers on movie nights.

To qualify for the meal deal, you must be dressed in appropriate 1920s to 1930s to 1940s outfits and will be pre-booked. Boas, double-breasted suits and violin cases are quite acceptable.

Dinner starts at 5.30, and you must show your movie ticket. It is a leisurely two minute walk to Platform 3 from the Railway Hotel.

Choose to stay the night in Castlemaine or take the regional train to and from Southern Cross Station. There are trains every hour to Castlemaine during the day but the train back to Southern Cross will leave at 10.55pm and arrives at 00.55am. We are suggesting to stay in Castlemaine and choose your own accommodation, but have listed the return train as a possible alternative.

The price for this spectacular night is $85.00 plus booking fees which is for the train, movie and welcome drink and is a group discount price. The intermission bar and dinner will be at own expense.

We have secured ten tickets for this fantastic railway experience. All travel to and from Castlemaine will be at your own convenience and expense.

If you want to stay in Castlemaine please make your own arrangements.

Meet Nicole at the Railway Hotel @ 5pm for dinner prior to boarding the train.

Sat, 9 July

5.00pm - 11.00pm

Members: $88.4

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

Prepayment required for this event

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Fri, 8 July

Bar of the Month in Fitzroy

Rose Hotel, 406 Napier Street, Fitzroy

Join us for our bar of the month in an iconic Fitzroy pub that was established in the 1880s and is a genuine pub with classic pub dishes and a great range of beers and other drinks.

The venue offers a mix of classic pub dishes done well with a range of seasonal specials with homemade pies and hearty stews in winter. The venues use local suppliers and Victorian produce wherever possible and provides a range of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options.

The venue has some great on-line reviews and Wednesday night is parma night with a parma and a pot of any beer or a house wine for $20.

Meet Alan at the reserved table

Wed, 13 July

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 12 July

Friday Night Dinner - Funghi e Tartufo

60 Hardware Lane, Melbourne CBD

Join the social club at a Sicilian vegan and plant-based restaurant in the heart of Melbourne's CBD.

In a converted 19th century warehouse with oodles of old-school charm, Funghi e Tartufo – meaning Mushrooms and Truffle in honour of the restaurant's signature dish – will offer you a unique experience leaving you breathless.

The inspiration is traditional Sicilian and the vision is a modern and earth friendly way to marry deliciousness with plant-based recreations of classic Sicilian fare. Perhaps start with some antipasti, followed by lemon-pepper calamari fritti; “barramundi” in a tomato, caper and green olive sauce; or potato gnocchi spun with mushroom bolognese. For dessert, it might be chocolate cheesecake or hazelnut gelato. A link to the venue and menu follows: https://www.funghietartufo.com.au/.

The extensive Wine List includes exclusive labels from small artisan Italian wine makers who ethically work to produce only natural and organic products.

Join Wayne and your social club 'amici' at the reserved table.

Fri, 15 July

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Thu, 14 July

Sunday Lunch and Drinks

The Park, 12 Watton Street, Werribee

Join us for lunch, drinks and socialise on a Sunday afternoon in a modern gastropub known for its good atmosphere, friendly staff, great food and a wide selection of beverages.

The seasonal menu is created to let you kick back and relax and the venue has a huge range of beverages including spirits, wine, handmade cocktails as well as 30 taps of beer.

There is a good range of dishes from burgers, pies, chicken wings, pizzas, steaks, kanagaroo, lamb, duck, fish, parmas, salads and other great dishes.

The venue has some fantatsic on-line reviews and every Sunday, DJ Pete will play some strictly vinyl beats from 3pm.

The venue is very close to Werribee train station, so great for public transport

Meet Alan at the reserved tables.​

Sun, 17 July

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Sat, 16 July

Curry of the Month

India House, 459 High Street, Prahran

Due to popular demand, we head to the Indian subcontinent for a feast of India-inspired food for our monthly curry night.

India House has been running for over 35 years and is amongst the pioneers of authentic North Indian cuisine around Melbourne and specialised in Tandoori cuisine. The curries are mainly medium on the spice scale but can be spiced up for the lovers of chilli with a wide range of vegetarian options and breads from the Tandor.

Join us to experience this Indian institution known for their delicious food made from fresh quality ingredients with good sized servings and friendly service at a reasonable price with good online reviews.

Meet Ian at the reserved table

Wed, 20 July

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

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NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 19 July

Friday Night Drinks - Young & Jacksons + Beneath Driver Lane

Young & Jacksons 1 Swanston St, Melbourne

Tonight we will be venturing out into the city for a Food and Blues experience.

The night will start at Young and Jacksons for Dinner and drinks. Always a great place for groups of all types to come together, it has traditional pub style food and a great selection of beers and wines alike... they even do a decent cocktail!!

Driver Lane is a tiny alleyway off Little Bourke Street in the city. If you take a walk down there at night you’ll see a man and a velvet rope in front of a door. Descend the stairs and you’ll reach a giant glass door with a wrought-iron frame that opens automatically into a low-lit, cavernous space.

Descend into another world far away from the one you know with blues, French bar food, sensational signature cocktails and impressive wine and spirits.

With exposed brickwork, leather bound booths, low hanging pendants with soft candle light and a back bar which spans one entire side of the venue, this is a space where comfort is key.

There will be an entry fee of $10 for this venue which you can pay at the door.

Meet Nicole at the reserved area.

Fri, 22 July

6.00pm - 10.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

Day Trip: Mornington Peninsula Wineries

Coffee Stand outside the Arts Centre, Melbourne

*** Please email us to go onto the waiting list ***

Enjoy an incredible full Day Mornington Peninsula Wine Tour on one of our exclusive popular winery tours.

We are planning another wine tour after the last wine trips sold out and members asked us to organise another wine tour, also we have recently enjoyed a successful cheese and wine night in the CBD, so time to enjoy another wine tour.

Spend a day on the Mornington Peninsula enjoying some great wineries around the peninsula on our exclusive wine trip.

The peninsula is a great place to enjoy wine tasting with its unique micro climate and ocean views around the peninsula. The region is well known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and also produces superb Shiraz, Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio.

Our first winery is Yabby Lake which is a great spot to escape the city and enjoy this beautiful region. This winery crafts a small selection of single vineyard and single block wines with a focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with some small plantings of Pinot Gris and Syrah.

Our lunch stop is at the popular Pig & Whistle Tavern nestled in the hills. It has long been a favourite watering hole for locals and visitors alike where you can even warm yourself by the open fireplace when the days & nights grow chilly.

The Tavern has always served fabulous fair with hearty dishes and has a wide selection of wines as well as beers. All food and drinks at Pig and Whistle at own expense.

After lunch, we will be visiting Mantons Creek, a family owned hidden gem located down a country lane. It is a great place to taste award winning premium wines and enjoy the picturesque views with a beautiful Italian inspired courtyard. It is one of the early wineries to the region that has a sense of history and charm, the strong and established wines share a story of age and character.

The final winery is Red Hill Estate is a multi award winning wine producer boasting one of the best views of any cellar door anywhere in the world. Enjoy amazing views and tastings of their acclaimed cool climate flagship wines.

The price includes wine tastings and return transport. There is a slight increase in the price of this tour as most Mornington wineries only allow small bookings, so tasting fees are higher.

Meet Ian at 9.15 at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre, enjoy a coffee before we leave at 9.40am.

Sun, 24 July

9.15am - 5.45pm

Members: $109.99

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

End of Month Social Drinks in Melbourne CBD

Upstairs at The Irish Times, 426 Little Collins Street, Melbourne CBD

oin us for our popular members end of month drinks upstairs in an area reserved for the Melbourne Social Club in this atmospheric Irish pub.

The Irish Times Pub offers a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The ambiance is genuine Irish style wrap-around bars with traditional dark wood interiors, cosy fireplaces and beautiful stained glass windows is reminiscent of classic pubs in Ireland.

It is a great place for end of month drinks with you can enjoy a few drinks with a Irish twist such as Guinness, Kilkenny and Magners. There is range of pub specials including traditional favourites such as Irish Stew, Beef & Guinness Pie, Shepherd pie, Bangers and Mash, Burgers, Ribs, steaks and other pub favourites.

Meet the social club hosts on arrival in the upstairs area.

Thu, 28 July

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 27 July

Trivia Night in Melbourne CBD

Sherlock Holmes, 415 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD

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 Nicole at the reserved table for a fun trivia night.

Tue, 2 August

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Mon, 1 August

Flavour of Month - American

San Antone, Level 1, Crown Casino, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

Join us for some American BBQ action at the centrally located Crown Casino.

Kevin Bludso, owner of iconic Bludsos BBQ, brings his unique smokehouse flavours to San Antone by Bludsos BBQ that is exclusive to Crown Melbourne.

With smoked meats, tasty sides and signature cocktails, let the smoky aroma guide you!

San Antone is known as the home of real smokehouse flavours, but they also have a mean drinks list that is almost as big as Texas.

Start your night with a signature cocktail – like Texas Tea (booze spiked house made iced tea) or Black Gold (with Ole Smoky blackberry moonshine) or a margarita. Sip a Cherry Bomb, or for something a little bit different, try a "Chuck Norris".

There is also the largest range of boutique beers, including popular American imports – Blue Moon, Budweiser, Miller and Brooklyn Lager. Check out the great selection of wine, rye and whiskey, bourbon, moonshine, and tequila.

Pair your pick with a real Texan barbecue and you have yourself one fine meal.

Meet Alan at the reserved table.

Thu, 4 August

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Wed, 3 August

Richmond Bars and Pubs

Richmond Bars and Pubs

Join us as we stroll around Richmond seeking out new and exciting bars and pubs. More information coming soon.

Sat, 6 August

TBA - TBA

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

Bar of the Month in Federation Square

Beer DeLuxe, Federation Square, Melbourne

Join us for Beer DeLuxe at Federation Square for bar of the month and a perfect spot with a central local location and outside beer garden if the weather is good as well as another indoor atrium space inside Federation Square.

There is also a great range of grill classics, pizza and other pub grub as well as being a beer lovers dream with a huge range of beers as well as interesting wines and stunning cocktails.

All food and drinks at own expense.

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

Wed, 10 August

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOK
NOW

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

Booking closes on:
Tue, 9 August

Day Trip: Heathcote Wineries

Coffee Stand outside the Arts Centre, St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Enjoy an incredible full Day Heathcote Wine Tour on one of our exclusive popular winery tours.

We have planned another wine tour after the last wine trips sold out and members asked us to organise another wine tour, also we have recently enjoyed a successful cheese and wine night in the CBD, so time to enjoy another wine tour.

Spend a day enjoying some great Heathcote wineries on our exclusive wine trip. We will be visiting three wineries in the area enjoy lunch at the rustic Toorborac Hotel.

Heathcote is a region well known its world class Shiraz but it is also capable of creating excellent wines with Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Riesling and Viognier.

Our first stop is Condie Estate winery whose wines are handmade in the traditional way, hand pruned vines, handpicked fruit, gently mechanically destemmed, open fermented, hand plunged, basket pressed, matured in a range of old and new French and American oak, some are even hand bottled. The cellar door overlooks the picturesque Wild Duck Creek Estate.

The Tooborac Hotel & Brewery is a two-storey bluestone building that is one of the most best looking country pubs in Victoria, infused with country charm. There is a great selection of pub grub as well as their famous rabbit pie and Sunday lunches.

The venue is the oldest National Trust listed country pub in Victoria and renowned for being family friendly with a warm and inviting atmosphere as well as some great craft beers to try as well.

After lunch, we will visit Heathcote winery that produced its first vintage in 1981 and now specialises in the production of Shiraz and Viognier reflective of the Heathcote Region but distinctly Heathcote Winery. Shiraz is the cornerstone of Heathcote Winery’s premium wine production, including the highly acclaimed Mail Coach Shiraz and the Single vineyard Slaughterhouse Paddock Shiraz.

Our final winery is Vinea Marson that has tastings in true Italian style around a family table and is the winner of Gourmet Traveller Wine Best Cellar Door Awards. This is one of most recommended wineries in the Heathcote region and we are looking forward to our visit.

The price includes wine tastings and return transport with lunch at own expense. There is a slight increase in the price of this tour as most Heathcote wineries only allow small bookings, so tasting fees are higher and extra distance involved.

Meet Ian and Nicole at 9.15 at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre, enjoy a coffee before we leave at 9.40am.

Sun, 21 August

9.15am - 6.30pm

Members: $139.99

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

SOLD OUT

Yarra Valley Food and Wine Music Festival - Shedfest

Coffee Stand outside the Arts Centre, St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Join us on our exclusive tour to the Shedfest festival that visits some of the smaller winemakers in the Yarra Valley which has plenty of entertainment, food and wine to enjoy.

Every year, on the second weekend in October, the winemakers open their sheds for fabulous food, fine wine, live music and entertainment.

It is the perfect way to meander around the boutique wineries and savour great food, wine and music.

With expertly matched cuisine, wine tastings and music, you can plan your day progressing from appetizers to dessert with dishes around $10 - $20, if you wish.

We plan to visit around four wineries along the Warburton Highway and surrounding areas. More information and prices will be posted when festival details are announced.

Meet Ian at 9.15 at the coffee stand outside the Arts Centre, enjoy a coffee before we leave at 9.40am.

Sat, 8 October

9.15am - 5.45pm

Members: FREE

Non-Members / Guests: N/A

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

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