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169 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 477 048 025
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
3 weeks ago
“Just brilliant”
3 weeks ago
“Great Night ”
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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 208 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for 1st time yesterday , what a great experience, quality service from kevin the manager and the whole team were so helpful, great atmosphere and great Craic and tasty yum drinks , well recommended . Will be back for sure

Thank trevorg01
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Reviewed 9 October 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic night in 1806, loved the music and the atmosphere. Wouldn’t usually leave reviews but our night here was one of the highlights of my holiday. The staff were all so friendly and helpful, our barman (Adam I think his name was) gave...More

Thank bebhA88
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We went to 1806 after the theatre on a Saturday night and were blown away with how awesome 1806 is 🍸. We were seated im the downstairs bar at a table that was perfect for the 4 of us. The menu was awesome, it is...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I was gifted a birthday cocktail making experience. Fun, fun, fun! Carlos was great and explained the basic mixing techniques. Got to make and drink 2 cocktails. The hour long experience took 1:45! Time went by so quickly and so enjoyably that made this a...More

Thank AndrewS522
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

First impression the city. Great service and varied cocktail menu. Snug atmosphere but music a little loud for us. Cocktails well made.

Thank acoton
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great place for a huge cocktail selection and great tapas. Quiet dark inside and very busy so don’t go for a romantic dinner as the atmosphere is loud. Excellent for meeting friends for a good light meal. Service was great and try...More

Thank HWJl1234
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Makes a great and interesting take on an Old Fashioned. Very impressive cocktail list with extensive background and history notes that would take considerable time over numerous visits to try the ones of interest. Looking forward to doing that and plan to visit regularly when...More

Thank ChrisTravellerUS
Reviewed 10 February 2018

The flashing lights at the door are a give away, but the quality here is not flashy its premium quality and has amazing choice, we were able to get a table up-stairs over looking the bar and had a great night with the best cocktail...More

Thank AlistairAuckland
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Great service and atmosphere for a classic cocktail from the bygone era. Low lighting and high backed leather chester lounge chairs. I had the negroni and it was authentic with a fantastic ice cube, solid clear with 1806 logo in the top. Impressive. Tried to...More

Thank Michael R
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
29 September 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
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 477 048 025
  • 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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