What is Club 1806?

Club 1806 is a specialty, late night and live music bar taking over from Southern Accent on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights to continue the good times until 2am.

For 34 years, trusted members of Southern Accent’s “1806 Club” gathered around the famous 1940s bar of the old Victorian house in Mirvish Village. Now you too can join Club 1806, the new speakeasy style, live music, late night bar at Southern Accent. Get to know the bartender, build a Manhattan “Your Way”, bend an elbow and enjoy a flight of the best Bourbons in the city. Then match the best of Kentucky and Ontario with our “Boilermaker” (Beer ‘n’ Bourbon) pairings. N’awlins Tapas and Seafood snacks will be available until the “wee hours”.

Club 1806 Menu

Now you too can become part of “Club 1806” which features the city’s first Manhattan “Your Way” menu. Upon entering the speakeasy after 10pm Thursday, Friday or Saturday, a memorable experience awaits.Guests will be presented with our Cocktail Napkin-cum-menu on which our Manhattan “Your Way” choices are written. Guests can choose between 40 bourbon and rye bases, 15 “sweet touches” to take the place of the sweet vermouth in the classic concoction and a large selection of classic and small batch bitters. Guests will decide which of these to combine in the stirring glass and have served over rocks or straight up in a martini glass.New Orleans Tapas including gumbo, cornbread and hush puppies will be served until last call, the perfect accompaniments to your perfect Manhattan, a bourbon flight, “boilermaker” or any one of our bourbon-based cocktails that have received the stamp of approval from the people behind 34 years of mixology at Southern Accent!

Why “Club 1806”?

“1806” was once the secret code of the Toronto institution that is Southern Accent. The code was given only to the waiters and bartenders trusted with the recipes and keys to one of the most coveted liquor lock ups in the city.

The year 1806 also happens to be the year that the first recorded definition of the word “cocktail” appearing in “The Balance and Colombian Repository”. Editor Harry Crosswell answered the question “What is a “Cocktail?” He wrote: “Cock-tail” is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters.”

This basic recipe paved the way for the iconic “Manhattan” cocktail that guests at Club 1806 will be given the chance to perfect and have served “Your Way”.