Canberra has a number of social clubs, and there’s one for everyone. From barefoot bowls on the weekend, meeting up with friends for a drink to watch some sport, get a cheap bistro feed and enjoy some live music or a round of trivia. We’ve rounded up a list of the best ones in Canberra.


Located in the heart of Canberra opposite the merry-go-round, the Central Social Club is the perfect spot for after-work drinks, a pre-theatre bite, a family dinner, or a special occasion. Featuring an art deco look and feel, you can enjoy all-day dining with a range of weekly promotions.


At The RUC enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and traditional pub-style food with a side of barefoot bowls. Offering a large outdoor deck, bistro, raised lounge area, sports bar area and a double-sided fireplace, catch up with friends and family over a good feed, a drink with the footy in the background, or a game of bowls on the weekend.


The Harmonie German Club is a warm, friendly, and vibrant social club popular for its authentic German cuisine and offerings. One of the main highlights of the club is the famous dish of pork knuckles and a selection of imported German beers and other beverages.


The Southern Cross Yacht Club can be found on Lake Burley Griffin’s shores in Yarralumla, offering beautiful lakeside views and a range of dining options. Experience relaxed fine dining with modern Australian dishes on the balcony or in the bar lounge overlooking the lake.


Located in the Dickson, The Tradies is a community club that features a lounge bar, a cafe, a contemporary restaurant and games room. Its comfortable and inviting atmosphere makes it a great spot to relax and unwind with a wine or beer after work.


With an eat, play, and stay mentality, the Canberra Labor Club in Belconnen offers a complete circle of casual dining, entertainment, and accommodation with the Mercure Hotel. The bistro provides an extensive menu of lunch and dinner options in a laidback environment, while the lounge bar provides space to sit back and relax.


With two locations across Canberra, the Hellenic Club Woden and City are known for their fine dining, live entertainment, and community spirit. Their Woden location offers four dining options, two bars and an outdoor beer garden, while in the City they provide a bistro, café and bar, there’s something for everyone.


Relax among the warm, contemporary, and textural interiors of the Ainslie Football & Social Club and enjoy a selection of drinks at the bar, modern cuisine at the member lounge or gourmet treats and coffee at the cafe. Stay entertained with live sports on the big screens and live music by the indoor fireplace or outdoor terrace.


Fun is the Canberra Irish Club‘s first priority, offering karaoke nights, live music, comedy shows, trivia, and heaps more. Enjoy the buzzing ambience in the beer garden and members’ bar, and enjoy a meal in the bistro before the weekly entertainment starts.


The Eastlake Football Club has something for everyone, from the bistro and lounge to housing and supporting their AFL team and other organisations around Canberra. Their weekday specials are a favourite amongst guests, including their famous schnitty.


The Australian Croatian Club is a popular social club featuring a bistro that serves a delicious selection of traditional Croatian cuisine, event spaces for functions, parties, and conferences, and a hidden inner-city bar for social drinks.  The club welcomes all Australians while preserving Croatian culture for future generations.

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