169 Exhibition St, Melbourne

1806 celebrates the year that the word ‘cocktail’ was first in print. Since opening in 2007, it has has firmly cemented itself in Melbourne’s cocktail scene.

The venue was previously a theatre restaurant, now the stage has been converted into a bar – however the mezzanine seating still remains.

They offer a selection of classic cocktails, all split in the era in which they were invented.

There is a small nibbles menu available, and if you’re looking for a fun activity, 1806 also offers cocktail-making masterclasses.