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) #143 of 3,375 Restaurants in Melbourne ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , ,
169 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 7722
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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
6 days ago
“Hidden Whiskey & Cocktails”
1 week ago
“Great atmosphere! ”
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Australian, Wine Bar, Bar, Contemporary
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169 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 May 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is cool and eclectic. The staff are excellent, and the cocktails are epic. Take a friend and go have a look. It's a warm and inviting place once you're inside.

Thank Merilyn_S_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here Wednesday night waited for a drink which never came. Sat at the bar and watched as a group of the male bartenders friend arrived loudly, received free drinks and shots, then walked out without paying a dime. Still waiting for my drink.

Thank Jenny D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As an owner of a Bar in Miami I cannot understate enough your bartender working the evening of 28th June is ripping you off and ignoring paying customers. My wife watched and waited for our two drinks as the bartender provided 6 shots and drinks...More

Thank PimpCosmo
Reviewed 5 June 2017

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
Reviewed 28 May 2017 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 19 May 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
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
Dinner, After-hours, 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
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 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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