1806

169 Exhibition St. Melbourne 03 9663 7722

The year that defined the cocktail

*Cock-tail is a stimulating liquor… Supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head.

As defined in The Balance and Columbian Repository c.1806

1806, the year that defined the Cocktail.

Since its humble beginnings in 2007, 1806 has very quickly reached international recognition, winning the award for “The Worlds Best Cocktail Menu” in 2008, less than a year after opening its doors. Since then it has become firmly steeped in Melbourne cocktail culture, attracting the finest mixologists from Melbourne and abroad.

The 1806 teams amazing attention to detail from preparation to service is world class and we pride ourselves on the unique expertise of each of our individual mixologists and hostesses/hosts.

We don’t just make amazing cocktails we also serve them with a story, our aforementioned award winning cocktail menu tells the history of the world through the bottom of a glass. Starting in the mid 1700’s with the Fish House Punch, the drinks list contains a different cocktail from almost every decade as well as their notable descendants. There is literally a drink to suit every palate all accompanied by a short but informative anecdote regarding their origin.

1806 is Melbourne’s most unique, full service, cocktail bar. Combining “prohibition-era” decor, and quirky, insightful staff, with a repertoire of classic cocktails to please everyone from the casual patron to the connoisseur, 1806 is an experience like no other.

The year that defined the cocktail

169 Exhibition St. Melbourne
03 9663 7722
  • Cocktail bar of the year VIC 2013
  • Best marketed venue 2012
  • Bar operator of the year 2010
  • Best cocktail list in the world 2008