18th Amendment Bar Ballarat


The 18th Amendment of the United States Constitution effectively established the prohibition of alcoholic beverages in the United States by declaring the production, transport, and sale of alcohol illegal from 1920 until 1933.

Not to be deterred, the bootleggers and back door bartenders created a rapidly growing world of illegal ‘speakeasy’ venues across America that created and served some of the most well known classic cocktails that we enjoy to this day.

The speakeasies of New York and Chicago became a darker and mysterious business where gangsters seduced people of all classes with jazz, lust, love and, of course, booze.

At The 18th Amendment Bar, they invite you to enjoy our concoction of prohibition elegance interlaced with modern innovation.

Now grab some ‘giggle water’, ‘make some whoopee’ and try not to get too ‘zozzled’.


Alfresco/Outdoor Dining Bar

Meal Types

Dinner Late night

Cuisine Types



Fully licensed, No BYO

Other Nearby Food and Drink

View All
Saltbush Kitchen

Saltbush Kitchen

Buninyong, Ballarat

Red Door Pizza

The Red Door Pizzeria

Buninyong, Ballarat

Betty Red Star Cafe

Betty’s Red Star Cafe

Bakery Hill, Ballarat

Red Duck Brewery

Alfredton, Ballarat

Aerial shot of five pastries, tarts and croissants on flat surface

1816 Bakehouse

Bakery Hill, Ballarat

Window with round red pancho decal with restaurant tables behind


Bakery Hill, Ballarat

Contact Us