Whether it's a night out with your besties before Christmas rolls around or a fun post-work adventure, these city spots are perfect for large groups heading out on the town.

Fly on a zipline over the Yarra

Grab your bravest mate and book in for a thrilling experience like no other. Firefly Zipline is back for another river crossing season. Soar at speeds up to 40km an hour along the 130m line. Scared? Tandem bookings are available for intrepid besties.

Holey Moley mini golf

Share a lol or two while having a hit of mini-golf at Holey Moley. Tap your way through 27 pop culture–themed holes, from Van Gogh’s bedroom to The Simpsons’ couch. Mingle with wine and snacks from the Caddyshack Bar, then belt out tunes in the karaoke room. Bookings are open online.

People playing indoor mini-golf under coloured lights.
Holey Moley

Throw electronic darts in a futuristic cocktail spot

There’s a new bar sport in town, and this ain't your dad's darts. Gather your crew and book a semi-private booth at sleek electronic darts bar Oche. Expect real steel tipped darts and a board that keeps your score for you. To keep you sated without skimping on game time, there’s finger food with a gourmet flair. Think shucked Pacific oysters, smoked salmon ceviche cones and ‘nduja and artichoke pizza. 

Shout it out loud at karaoke bars

At Heroes karaoke bar, you and your friends can all have a go at warbling like Bowie. Depending on your shyness level, book a private room for up to 15 guests or break into song in the open-mic space. Or get your karaoke with a side of Cantonese food and '60s kitsch at Yum Sing House. The private karaoke rooms above this playful restaurant are inspired by Hong Kong neighbourhoods.

A group clinking glasses in a colourful restaurant.
Yum Sing House

Geek out over bottomless board games

Roll the dice with your teammates at Fortress Melbourne. There are 80 board games in their library, from Azul to Uno, Monopoly to Scrabble. Book a table in the fantasy-themed tavern. Add the bottomless package for unlimited board game play, loaded fries and pizza.

Tilt and flip in an amusement arcade

Call up your pals to play classic arcade games at B Lucky & Sons or Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq. How do life-sized Mario Kart and Space Invaders sound? Add bubble-cup pops when you book in at B Lucky, or a circus sour cocktail and popcorn if you book a Cirque Electriq session.

People driving bumper cars in a room surrounded by circular mirrors.
Cirque Elecriq

Get up to speed on Melbourne's best hidden gems

Still yet to fully rediscover the city? Let the experts lead you on a meandering journey through all of Melbourne's hidden spaces. Take a tour with Hidden Secrets to fall in love with laneways all over again. Or drop into three secret drinking dens on a Hidden Bars tour. Then refine your street art spotting skills with the Blender Lane crew.

Learn to ice skate

Whether you’re experts or beginners, skating with your crew is always fun at O’Brien Icehouse. Remember to wear warm socks, gloves and a beanie. Keep an eye on their Instagram page for ticket release dates. Continue the frosty theme with drinks at IceBar. Snow gear and a cocktail are included when you book.

Indoor ice rink with people ice skating.
O’Brien Icehouse

Play shuffle board in a multi-level party palace 

Get the gang together for a spirited round of shuffleboard at Ballers Clubhouse. Who will have the mix of luck and skill to hit the target? Table tennis, darts, encounters with aliens – Ballers Clubhouse has ’em and more. Make a date with your BFFs and book online now.

Swap reality for virtual reality

Don your VR headsets to fight off zombies at Virtual Room Melbourne or Zero Latency VR. Eight wannabe-warriors can battle it out in a free-roam VR experience at Zero Latency, with bookings open now. At Virtual Room, make a booking for up to four players to join an escape room adventure.

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