1806

Bars, Cocktail bars Melbourne
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Want your life to be a cabaret, old chum? You need to be drinking at 1806

This bar is named after the year in which the word ‘cocktail’ first appeared in our vernacular, and they take the art of cocktail making very seriously here. From the 1930s gentlemen’s clubs of Philadelphia to the classy small bars of Florence and the beaches of Brazil, the cocktails seduce you with curious backstories, but it’s the skill of the staff here that seals the deal.

If cocktails don’t tickle your fancy, there’s a modest wine list that reads like a rich retiree’s holiday itinerary, stopping in California, McLaren Vale and Burgundy, but if all your heart desires is the clean, crisp wash of a lager, they get theirs custom-brewed in collaboration with Cavalier Brewery. Their real showstopper is the out-of-this-world whisky and cheese flights that match 2016’s favourite spirit with cave-aged English Cheddar and 1,000-day-old Gouda.

By: Jo Stewart

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Venue name: 1806
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Address: 169 Exhibition St
3000
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-1am; Fri, Sat 4pm-late; Sun 5pm-midnight
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