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Upcoming Speed Dating Events in Berwick

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Spice Market
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Fri, 26 July, 7:00 pm AEST
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Beaney Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 27 July, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Bendigo Street Milk Bar
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Sun, 28 July, 5:00 pm AEST
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37 Bendigo St, Richmond VIC 3121
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 3 August, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Miranda Tequila Bar
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Fri, 9 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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313 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 10 August, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 17 August, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Spice Market
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Fri, 23 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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Beaney Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 24 August, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Hotel Railway Brunswick
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Wed, 28 August, 7:00 pm AEST
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291 Albert St, Brunswick VIC 3056
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Diesel Bar & Eatery
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Sat, 31 August, 5:00 pm AEST
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202 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD
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Miranda Tequila Bar
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Fri, 6 September, 7:00 pm AEST
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313 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Tickets from $29.90 AUD

Speed Dating Social Events In Berwick

Berwick, a charming suburb in Melbourne’s southeast, is becoming the go-to spot for singles looking to mingle and potentially find their perfect match. Speed dating in Berwick offers a unique blend of excitement and efficiency, allowing busy professionals to meet multiple potential partners in one evening. Most events take place along High Street, the bustling heart of Berwick’s nightlife scene, easily accessible via the 839 bus or a short walk from Berwick Station.

These events typically kick off with a casual mingle at 7pm, giving attendees a chance to break the ice before the main event. At the stroke of 7:30, the speed dating begins in earnest, with men rotating every 5 minutes for a series of 12 mini-dates. A 10-minute intermission at 8:30 provides a breather before the final round, wrapping up at 9pm. Participants use the innovative Matching App 4.0 to discreetly select ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ for each person they meet, with matches revealed at 8am the next day – talk about breakfast with a side of butterflies!

For outfit inspiration, look no further than High Street’s boutiques. Guys, consider a smart-casual ensemble from Gazman, while ladies might find the perfect dress at Review. You’ll be meeting singles not just from Berwick, but also neighboring Narre Warren and Beaconsfield, so dress to impress!

As an attendee, you’ll feel a mix of nervous energy and excitement. To break the ice, why not chat about Berwick’s famous Wilson Botanic Park? Suggest a picnic there for a potential second date – it’s the perfect backdrop for romance to bloom.

Our Venues

The Berwick Inn, located on High Street, exudes charm with its exposed brick walls and warm lighting. Originally built in 1857 as a coaching inn, it’s now owned by the Australian Venue Co., adding a touch of history to your dating experience. The venue’s three unique features – a cozy fireplace, an extensive craft beer selection, and a hidden garden bar – create the perfect atmosphere for sparking connections. The fireplace encourages intimate conversations, the craft beers serve as great conversation starters, and the garden bar offers a breath of fresh air between rounds. Try their signature Berwick Bramble cocktail to calm those first-date jitters. Pro tip: Arrive early to snag a spot near the fireplace for maximum coziness.

O’Malley’s Irish Pub, also on High Street, brings a slice of Ireland to Berwick. Transformed from an old bank in 1999 by owner Sean O’Malley, this venue’s authentic Irish atmosphere adds a unique flavor to the speed dating experience. Its standout features include live traditional music, a whiskey tasting corner, and a “snug” – a small, private booth perfect for intimate chats. The music provides a lively backdrop, the whiskey tasting offers a shared experience, and the snug creates moments of privacy amidst the bustling event. Order a classic Irish Coffee to warm up the conversation. To make the most of your experience here, brush up on your Irish trivia – it’s a great icebreaker!

The Brass Razu Wine Bar, situated on Gloucester Avenue, offers a more upscale speed dating experience. Established in 2005 by sommelier Jayne Dullard, this sophisticated venue elevates the typical bar atmosphere. Its unique features include a temperature-controlled wine cellar, a tapas-style menu, and regular wine tasting events. These elements enhance the speed dating experience by providing conversation starters about wine, encouraging shared culinary experiences, and offering a classy backdrop for meeting potential partners. Their signature drink, the Razu Royale, is perfect for toasting new connections. For the best experience, arrive with an open mind and a willingness to learn about wine – it’s a great way to impress your dates!

What To Expect At Our Events

Upon arrival, you’ll receive a name card and scan a QR code to access the Matching App 4.0. This app lets you view all attendees and make your selections throughout the night. After some initial mingling, ladies take their seats while gentlemen rotate every 5 minutes. You’ll have 12 mini-dates in total, deciding whether to ‘Match’ or ‘Friend’ each person via the app. Matches are revealed at 8am the next day, adding an element of anticipation to the experience.

Ice breaker games and conversation cards are available during the intermission to keep the energy high. With 40 attendees (20 men and 20 women), you’re guaranteed equal ratios and plenty of potential matches. Many attendees find this face-to-face interaction more genuine and exciting compared to popular dating apps like Tinder or Bumble.

Speed Dating Social

Speed Dating Social, founded by Darcy Todd in 2020, has successfully hosted over 787 events, connecting more than 37,423 singles. Early bird tickets are available for $29.90, with last-release tickets priced at $34.90. Note that there are no refunds within 30 days of an event to ensure balanced ratios. For any queries, contact matches@speeddatingsocial.com.

Who You'll Meet

Expect a diverse crowd of singles, from young professionals in their 20s navigating the dating scene post-university to mature singles over 50 looking for companionship. You might meet single parents balancing romance with family life, or career-driven individuals seeking a partner who understands their ambitions. Attendees often come from Berwick and neighboring suburbs like Narre Warren and Beaconsfield, creating a mix of locals and those willing to travel for love. Many are first-timers, nervous but excited, while others are speed dating veterans happy to share tips. The key is to approach each mini-date with an open mind and genuine curiosity – you never know who might surprise you!

For single parents, balancing dating and childcare can be challenging. Luckily, Berwick Childcare and Early Learning Centre offers evening care, allowing you to enjoy your speed dating experience worry-free. For a family-friendly follow-up date, consider Berwick’s Adventure Park, where both you and your kids can have fun while getting to know each other better.

Post Event Berwick Date Night Ideas

Wilson Botanic Park: This local gem offers a serene setting for a romantic walk or picnic. Pack some cheese and wine, and spend an afternoon exploring the beautiful gardens and lake. Tip: Visit during spring when the flowers are in full bloom, and bring a blanket for a cozy picnic spot.

Berwick Springs Hotel: For a more traditional date night, this upscale pub offers a great atmosphere for dinner and drinks. Their extensive menu caters to all tastes, ensuring a pleasant dining experience. Tip: Book a table on the terrace for a lovely view of the lake, and consider trying their famous parma – it’s a great conversation starter!

Remember, whether you’re newly single, divorced, or just ready to dive back into the dating pool, Speed Dating Social events in Berwick offer a fun, efficient way to meet like-minded individuals. It’s a refreshing alternative to dating apps, allowing you to gauge that all-important chemistry in person. So why not take a chance on love? Your perfect match might just be a 5-minute date away!

Attendee Reviews

Jeffery
Jeffery
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I tried a speed dating night in Sydney, it was pretty good, I think 2 ladies didn't show up but I still got about 14 dates
Sarah
Sarah
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was a fun night out with my girlfriends, some conversations were a tad dull but 2 cute guys made it worth it and even got their numbers
Steph H
Steph H
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I didn't know speed dating was a thing but I'm new to the area and was good meeting some new people
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How It Works

Ever wanted to try or wondered how a speed dating event works? It’s easy, just follow these 6 steps:

Book A Ticket

Simply book a ticket through our website or Eventbrite to secure your spot

Hosts Greet You

Turn up and be greeted by friendly hosts who help scan you into our matching portal

Get Your Own Table

Be assigned your own table where you can comfortably mingle one on one

Enjoy 12 Fun Mini Dates

Be rotated every 5 minutes and enjoy 12 fast 5minute dates

Tick Yes To Anyone On Your Phone

Anonymously tick yes on anyone you like from your phone

Matches Sent The Next Day

Receive your matches and contact details of everyone who selects you the next day

Frequently Asked Questions

First impressions matter, so dress to impress! For guys, smart casual is the way to go – think crisp button-downs and well-fitted jeans. Ladies, a cute cocktail dress or stylish top with jeans works wonders. Not sure where to shop? Head to High Street and check out Gazman for men or Review for women. These local boutiques offer trendy options that’ll help you feel confident and look your best. Remember, comfort is key – you want to focus on making connections, not fidgeting with uncomfortable clothes!

The key is to keep it light and fun! Start with the basics – work, hobbies, favorite local spots. Speaking of which, Wilson Botanic Park is a great topic. Ask if they’ve visited recently or share your favorite part of the park. This can easily lead to commonalities (“Oh, you love nature walks too?”) or even set up a potential second date (“We should check out the new botanical exhibition together!”). Other safe bets include travel experiences, pets, or recent movies you’ve seen. The goal is to find common ground and showcase your personality in those precious few minutes.

The LGBTQIA+ community in Berwick has a vibrant speed dating scene! Most events are held at Rainbow’s End, a fantastic gay bar on Clyde Road. This inclusive space, owned by long-time LGBTQIA+ rights activist Sam Chen, was converted from an old cinema in 2010. Its history as a cinema is reflected in the vintage movie posters adorning the walls, creating great conversation starters during speed dating events. The bar also features a small stage used for drag shows, adding an extra layer of entertainment to some events. These unique features create a welcoming atmosphere for everyone, whether you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, non-binary, or anywhere else on the wonderful spectrum of gender and sexuality. 

Fitness-focused speed dating events are becoming increasingly popular in Berwick! These events often take place at Fit Life Gym on Clyde Road. During these specialized events, you can bond over your shared love for a healthy lifestyle. Try mentioning your favorite workout routine or asking about their fitness goals. This can easily lead to planning a gym date or maybe even a jog through Wilson Botanic Park. It’s a great way to establish mutual interests and potentially find a workout buddy who could become something more!

Dog lovers, rejoice! Many speed dating events in Berwick are held at The Barking Owl, a dog-friendly bar on High Street. To suss out fellow animal enthusiasts, try asking, “Are you a dog person or a cat person?” This simple question can lead to delightful conversations about furry friends. If you hit it off with a fellow animal lover, why not suggest a second date at Akoonah Park? This dog-friendly space is perfect for a casual walk with your pups. Imagine the joy of watching your dogs play together while you get to know each other better – it’s a recipe for puppy love!

Confidence is key, and sometimes a little pampering can give you that extra boost. Why not treat yourself to a fresh haircut or style at Scissors on High, a popular salon on High Street? For ladies, ask for a bouncy blowout that’ll last all night. Gents, a clean cut and styled look can work wonders. Remember, the goal is to feel like the best version of yourself – when you feel good, you’re more likely to make great connections!

Berwick is full of hobby clubs and activities that can be great conversation starters. Try mentioning the Berwick Photography Club during your speed dates. If you find a fellow photography enthusiast, you could suggest a second date capturing the beauty of Wilson Botanic Park together. Shared hobbies can be the foundation of a great relationship, so don’t be shy about discussing your passions!

Typically, our events host around 40 attendees – that’s 20 men and 20 women. We draw singles not just from Berwick, but also from neighboring suburbs like Narre Warren and Beaconsfield. This mix of locals and nearby residents increases your chances of finding compatible matches. You might meet someone who lives just down the street or discover a connection that makes the short drive to a neighboring suburb worthwhile!

Asian speed dating events in Berwick are a vibrant mix of cultures and connections! These events often take place at The Bamboo House on High Street, a chic Asian fusion restaurant. We recommend trying their signature lychee martini to calm any first-date jitters. Compared to apps like EastMeetEast, these in-person events offer a more authentic experience. You get to see real smiles, hear genuine laughter, and potentially feel that spark of chemistry that’s hard to capture online.

Christian speed dating events in Berwick often take place at The Olive Branch Cafe, a cozy spot known for its welcoming atmosphere. These events offer a refreshing alternative to apps like Christian Mingle, allowing you to connect face-to-face with others who share your faith. Conversations often revolve around church involvement, favorite Bible passages, or personal faith journeys. If you hit it off with someone, you could suggest attending a service together at St. Michael’s Church on High Street – it’s a great way to continue building a connection based on shared beliefs.

Over 40s speed dating events are typically held at The Vintage Lounge on Clyde Road, a sophisticated bar that caters to a more mature crowd. Singles in this age group are often looking for genuine connections, shared life experiences, and potential long-term partners. Many are balancing careers, potentially kids, and a desire for companionship. Outside of our events, you might also check out the “Berwick 40+ Social Club” on Meetup.com for more opportunities to mingle with like-minded individuals in your age group.

Our over 50s events are usually hosted at The Golden Years Bar & Grill on High Street, a charming venue with a relaxed atmosphere perfect for mature daters. The experience here is less about rapid-fire questions and more about genuine conversations. Many over 50s are looking for companionship, shared interests, and someone to enjoy life’s adventures with. They often appreciate direct communication, so don’t be afraid to be upfront about what you’re looking for in a partner. While apps like SilverSingles can be useful, many find the in-person connection at our events more rewarding and authentic.

For a memorable date night in Berwick, we highly recommend the Moonlit Cinema at Wilson Botanic Park. This seasonal event transforms the park into a magical outdoor movie theater. Pack a picnic, bring a cozy blanket, and enjoy a film under the stars. To make the most of it, arrive early to secure a good spot and take a romantic stroll through the park before the movie starts. It’s a perfect blend of nature, entertainment, and quality time together – ideal for getting to know someone better or rekindling the spark in a long-term relationship.