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169 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 477 048 025
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
1 week ago
“Amazing cockails and staff”
4 weeks ago
“What a way to end a trip!”
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Australian, Wine Bar, Bar, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
169 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: 1806
1. Perfectly made cocktails
"1806 could easily become your favourite city cocktail spot. "
Lyndon S
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2. Amazing cockails and staff
" I couldn't reccomend this place enough."
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3. Great atmosphere!
"Service was impeccable, all the staff were absolutely lovely. "
Alex P
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in on a busy saturday and managed to get a seat upstairs. The ambience of this bar was amazing. Our waiter Jared was incredibly friendly and helped recommend us the perfect drinks. I had a clover club and it was delicious. While a...More

Thank PiperQuayle1
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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite bars in Melbourne . Very cozy atmosphere with a huge selection of cocktails from the history of mixology. Have visited many times and will do so I to the future.

Thank mikenz2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the retro feel of this place and cozy speakeasy vibe. Extensive classic cocktail menu. Sazarac was made perfectly.

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed August 25, 2017

In Melbourne for a weekend, we wanted to include several of the best cocktail bars and restaurants. A fan of cocktail history, a visit to Bar 1806 was high on my list. It did not disappoint. Dropping in with only an hour to spare before...More

Thank Lyndon S
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Well located close to Her Majesty Theatre for a pre-theatre drink. The venue itself is warm and inviting and the drinks list is okay, but the cocktails themselves are a little lacking. I would prefer to head down to Eau de Vie next time instead.

Thank 42Cups
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Friday night work function was disappointing to say the least. Four ordinary (and very small) cocktails, with four equally tiny food samples-all for $120. Once the set price function was over, cocktails stared around $19 each. So whilst 1806 is a funky setting, you'd best...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Great decor including leather lounges and "theatre" presentation. Cocktails were excellently made - but you do need to know what you are ordering as the light is too dim to read the menu. Great selection of whiskey and other drinks as well. Would definitely recommend...More

Thank MickS71
Reviewed July 21, 2017

Found this only by chance while walking pass during the day and seeing the whiskey menu in the window. Treated ourselves to after theatre drinks. Great atmosphere.

Thank patrizia1710
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Great idea for the place and atmosphere. An old theatre with a range of cocktails. Take a phone so you can read the menu. Staff were very good. A great unexpected place to go to before the theatre.

Thank David C
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Everything about this bar was fantastic. A quirky little bar that really does transport you back in time. Cocktail menu is extensive, but our waiter was happy to help us pick. The cocktails were all about $20-25ea, but delicious. They also offer a recipe book...More

Thank Alex P
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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Heather E
September 29, 2015|
Response from andlyn7 | Reviewed this property |
We only visited 1806 for an couple of hours but I could imagine it would be a great place for a party. The staff were excellent & if you spoke to management you might even be able to book the whole place out, don't quote me... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Australian, Wine Bar, Bar, Contemporary
Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 477 048 025
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1806 is the most unique, full service, cocktail bar in Melbourne CBD. Located at 169 Exhibition St, it is an experience like no other in the city.
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