SMWS Australia Partners with the Kelvin Club in Melbourne

//SMWS Australia Partners with the Kelvin Club in Melbourne

SMWS Australia Partners with the Kelvin Club in Melbourne

Your Membership Just Received New Benefits!


The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Australia is proud to announce an official partnership with The Kelvin Club, a private club with over 150 years of rich history in Melbourne located at 14-30 Melbourne Place, Melbourne VIC 3000. With this partnership, all SMWS Australia members are now automatically Affiliate Members of the Kelvin Club, an additional benefit exclusive to Society members valued at $400. This means you will have full access to the club, its facilities, dining room, hair salon, and, of course, the Society drams that are now at the bar.



Nestled in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, the Kelvin Club is a rustic space soaked in tradition, a place where “the old meets the new”; one of the most progressive and inclusive clubs in Melbourne. Equipped with a private dining space, bar, in-house hair salon, and full-size billiards tables, it’s the perfect place to relax with a Society dram and catch-up with some friends, or get some work done if you’re looking for a change of scenery from the office.

As SMWS members, you will have limited access to the facilities including the bar, dining room, and in-house barber, not to mention entry to the club itself for whenever you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. All you have to do is show your SMWS membership card to gain entry.


Q: Is The Kelvin Club now a Partner Bar?

A: Not technically no, they are a new deeper-formed partnership and clubhouse for the Society to use as our ‘home base’ for larger events and a place for Society members to access at no additional charge to their memberships.

Q: How do I gain entry?

A: You will need to show your valid SMWS green membership card. This enables access to the Kelvin Club as an affiliate member.

Q: Are there any Society drams on offer at the bar?

A: Yes, there is a small selection of Society whiskies on the backbar.

Q: Can I bring a guest/spouse/friend along with me?

A: Yes, you can bring up to one (1) guest with you when visiting the club.

Q: Can I upgrade my Kelvin Club membership to full membership with voting rights?

A: Yes, just speak with one of the friendly Kelvin Club team.

Q: Is there a dress code?

A: Yes, the Kelvin Club requires smart casual attire to be maintained. For those who identify as males, this includes pants, collared shirts or sweaters, smart jeans are preferred with a blazer; and those who identify as women can wear either pants, dresses, smart jeans, blouses, skirts and sweaters.

Q: What are the opening hours of the Kelvin Club?

A: Tue-Fri, 11am till late.


About the Author:

Adam Ioannidis is SMWS Australia's Marketing Coordinator and general appreciator of whisky, music and cinema.

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