169 Exhibition St. Melbourne 03 9663 7722


Whisky Experience



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 the Melbourne cocktail culture, attracting the finest mixologists from Melbourne and abroad.

The 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 1700s 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.

Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence
To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $8,000)
For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $700)

Whisky Experience


With the release of our new whisky menu containing over 300 different offerings from around the globe, the team at 1806 invites you to enjoy an experience like no other as you are taken on a journey through the world of Uisge Beatha.

What’s included:

  • Whisky Cocktail on arrival.
  • Interactive tasting session of 4 whiskies run by our resident whisky experts.
  • Selection of seasonal canapés matched to each Whisky.

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The year that defined the cocktail

169 Exhibition St. Melbourne
03 9663 7722

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  • Cocktail bar of the year VIC 2013
  • Best marketed venue 2012
  • Bar operator of the year 2010
  • Best cocktail list in the world 2008