The Everleigh is an intimate cocktail bar, inspired by the Golden Era of fine drinking. Home to Melbourne regulars and internationals alike, the expert team deliver warm, intuitive service alongside world class drinks.
Since launching in 2011, The Everleigh has grown from strength to strength with recognition across Australia and around the world. Most recent accolades include Australian Bartender Cocktail Bar of the Year, 2018 and Best Victorian Bar of the Year, 2019. Owner Michael Madrusan was also named #1 Most Influential Person, 2019 by Australian Bartender and Made in the Shade Group were awarded Operator of the Year, 2019.
The Everleigh has also placed in the highly coveted ‘World’s 50 Best Bars’ list courtesy of Drinks International in 2013 and 2014.
Michael Madrusan is the principle bartender and founder of The Everleigh.
Michael, who has tended bars for nearly 20 years in Australia, London and New York, gained his experience in some of the most revered venues in the world, including New York’s Milk & Honey, Little Branch and PDT.
Michael was Michael Madrusan was named #1 Most Influential Person, 2019 by Australian Bartender, included in The Age’s ‘Top 100 Most Influential People’ (2012) and nominated for ‘International Bartender of the Year’ at Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans (2012).
The Everleigh Ethos
The Everleigh ethos reflects the values of its world-renowned big sister, Milk and Honey New York, a bar credited with creating a classic cocktail renaissance in a quality, detail oriented service setting.
The Everleigh is a small family dedicated to creating a truly hospitable, intimate atmosphere where both regulars and visitors can feel at home.
With a purist approach to cocktails, The Everleigh focuses upon classics from the time of the cocktail’s birth. Our method is one of careful attention to detail. It is meticulous and systematic. Every step in the preparation of making and serving a cocktail has been carefully considered to ensure efficiency and quality above all else.
The Bartender’s Choice
Whilst our small menu is ever changing and always displays a great selection of cocktails, we aim to tailor your drink to your individual tastes and desires. When encouraging our guests to order according to Bartender’s Choice, we discuss what fresh fruits, flavours, spirits and style of drink you feel like before selecting a suitable much loved or forgotten classic.
The Everleigh boasts one of the largest classic cocktail book selections in the world displayed within our in-house library, allowing us to offer a fantastically broad selection of drinks in various styles.