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Geelong’s very own speakeasy now open for business

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For the uninitiated, 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.

Bartender and the man behind Camorra Liqueurs, Gorge Camorra has opened The 18th Amendment Bar in the Victorian city of Geelong, which pays homage to the prohibition period and celebrates the efforts of undeterred bootleggers and back door bartenders who were responsible for growing illegal ‘speakeasy’ venues across America, and in the process creating some of the most well know classic cocktails that still feature as bar calls to this day. The 18th Amendment Bar invites guests to enjoy concoctions of prohibition elegance interlaced with modern innovation, in similar fashion to the speakeasies of New York and Chicago, where dark and mysterious spaces housed booze, jazz, lust, and love, seducing people of all classes.

Gorge Camorra

In true speakeasy style, 18th Amendment Bar is not only a former pole dancing studio, but access is gained through a metalworks door. With a décor comprising of tables, booths and drinks served in books (yes, bookworms beware) and some theatrics, 18th Amendment brings a show, and top notch drinks. In addition to offering table service, the venue has a barrel-aged cocktails program and an extensive whisky list that will satisfy even the most discerning whisky drinker.

18th Amendment is open seven days a week from 5pm-late.

Level 1, 82 Little Malop St, Geelong VIC