The best group catch-up activities in Melbourne
Whether it's a night out with your besties or a fun post-work adventure, these city spots are perfect for large groups heading out on the town.
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.
Show off your artistic chops at a paint and sip
Ever wished paint and sip classes were a little more lit? Unleash your inner artist at Drip Splash, where the beats are loud and you'll never have to paint a bunch of flowers. Instead it's Biggie portraits, anime art and glow-in-the-dark neon. Gather your mates and BYO booze for a creative night out.
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 brioche sliders, lamb skewers and pork belly 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 10 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.
Geek out over bottomless board games
Roll the dice with your teammates at Fortress Melbourne. There are 100 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.
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 go on a history soaked bar crawl with Drinking History Tours. 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 Instagram for ticket release dates. Continue the frosty theme with drinks inside an igloo. The Raclette Igloos fit six to eight pals and come with mountains of melted cheese, hot mulled wine, marshmallows and your very own private fire pit.
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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Last updated on Tue 2 May 2023
Holey Moley Golf Club
Holey Moley at Crown offers a mini golf course and bar with 18 themed holes.
Holey Moley Golf Club
Holey Moley offers a mini golf course and bar with 27 themed holes plus a karaoke room.
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