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) #77 of 3,375 Restaurants in Melbourne $$ - $$$ , ,
169 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 7722
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
3 weeks ago
“Wonderful Bar”
4 weeks ago
Closes in 28 min
All hours
Australian, Wine Bar, Bar, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
169 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose three tasting plates, all really, hot and came out quickly, great cocktail menu to choose from, staff very friendly, will come back

Thank Wardies4
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed May 8, 2017

This place will not disappoint those looking for a quirky moody bar with great cocktails, awesome food choices and the best cocktails ! The staff are extremely attentive and lovely. I went here with 2 other girlfriends and we all loved the place and even...More

Thank lisafromballina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a few pre dinner drinks. Great little place, with some fun drinks on the menu. Would recommend it if you are interested in something a bit special before or after dinner. Could get pricey if you stayed all night!

Thank Jckel
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Traditional style club bar. Good choice of spirits and wines. Having said that they had no Canadian Club or Bushmills available which was somewhat disappointing. The service was very good by the young lady. Attentive without being pushy Prices are reasonable. The lighting makes reading...More

Thank Bokke1711
Reviewed May 16, 2017

A fabulous place, great service, huge and interesting cocktail menu. Enjoyed a couple of special pre show cocktails at the bar. Would recommend hunting this place out. Worth it.

Thank sales625
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Just a doorway entrance but a world of cocktails literally. Staff are attentive and know their mixology. Some food nibbles available to munch. A little dark but adds to the atmosphere. Music can get a bit too loud to have a conversation. Large range of...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed May 8, 2017

We almost stumbled onto this dynamite little cocktail bar, and it was a very happy accident! Looking for somewhere to have a pre-dinner drink, this was the ideal place for us! Beautiful cocktails which we selected from an amazing and informative list, which were created...More

Thank Estelle D
Reviewed May 4, 2017

My wife and I don't have many child free evenings in the city these days but when we do we always seem to end up at 1806. We love the vibe and the extensive cocktail menu. Sit at a table on the first floor and...More

Thank Sam C
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

I surprised my husband for his birthday. We had an amazing time. It was so difficult to choose from a wide range of cocktails. We ordered 4 different cocktails and I loved the Charlie Charlie one the most. Staff were friendly even in the most...More

Thank Som-Far
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful decor and a massive selection of booze at very reasonable prices. I loved the sense of humour in the bar menu. All in all a very nice place for a couple to have a few drinks.

Thank ProjectAlice01
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
Love to have an engagement party here and rent out some of the space (50-60 people). Has anyone had their function there? How was it?
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
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Parking Available
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 3 9663 7722
  • E-mail
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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