In the Media

Check out our latest press coverage

The 18th Amendment Bar is regularly featured in the media in both online and offline publications newspapers, online sites, events and radio.

Here is some of our recent press coverage:

18th Amendment WINS Best Regional bar for the THIRD time!

Australian Bartender, 15th September 2023

On Monday night nearly 700 industry professionals packed Doltone House at Sydney’s Jones Bay Wharf for the 22nd Annual Bartender Magazine Bar Awards. More than 30 awards were presented with bars from across the country represented.

Congratulations again to all the finalists and the winners of this year’s Bar Awards. Thanks to all the sponsors for their valued support

In addition, a very happy crew from the 18th Amendment Bar in Geelong, was awarded the title of Regional Bar of the Year…

Meet Ana Mitchell: The Geelong native making waves with her infectious enthusiasm

Australian Bartender, 10th
April 2022

Cara Devine:
I recently judged a cocktail competition for Paramount Liquor, which saw three bartenders go head-to-head in Masterchef style mystery box challenges, one of whom was Ana Mitchell. Self admittedly nervous (it was her first competition), she disarmed the room with her warm wit…

The team behind the 18th Amendment Bars open Non Disclosure, a luxury bar with a Gatsby vibe

Australian Bartender, 18th
January 2024

The 18th Amendment Bar in Geelong which opened back in 2017 and has won the Regional Bar of the Year award many times at the annual Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards multiple times so it’s exciting news that operator Gorge Camorra has opened a brand new venue in Geelong.

Nestled at 2/71 Little Malop St, Non Disclosure Bar, has quietly opened its doors, offering a luxurious Gatsby vibe to regional Victoria.  Boasting Art Deco design, this venue promises a continuation of Camorra’s legacy with sophistication and great service. Also, expect top-notch drinks with Camorra’s long-time Bar Manager Damien Kos-Beckwith at the helm of bar duties.

The 18th Amendment Bar WINS “Best Regional Bar at the Australian Bartender.

Australian Bartender, 19 September 2018

The event, which sold out weeks ago, kicked off with cocktails on the deck, featuring everything from Espresso Martinis to Aperol Spritzes. Guests then moved into the dining room, under the expert guidance of bar industry personality MC Stu Gregor. First up, a series of state awards were presented with venues such as Bar Rochford in Canberra and VOID Bar at MONA in Tassie getting a nod for their achievements. In addition, a very happy crew from the 18th Amendment Bar in Geelong, was awarded the title of Regional Bar of the Year…

The 18th Amendment Bar has taken out best regional bar at the Annual Bar Awards.

Social Pages VIP, 19 September 2018

If you’ve been looking for a reason for a few celebratory drinks, there’s definitely a few in order with the 18th Amendment Bar’s newest accolade.

We announced recently the Geelong bar had been shortlisted for the best regional bar (as well as a few other noms) and last night the team were crowned winners.

The award was for the 18th Annual Bar Awards put on by Australian Bartender …

Brewstillery Mix Masters competition

Drinks Guide, 10 September 2018

Damien Kos Makes Top 16 in Bartender of the Year!

Gorge Camorra and Damien Kos make the National Finals for the Amaro Montenegro “Vero Bartender” Competition

Indra Saryani and Damien Kos WIN the “Most Passionate Bartender” for Licor 43 and are going to Spain in November!

Damien Kos makes State Final for the Woodford Reserve Cocktail Challenge to be competed late September

Damien Kos WINS Stone and Wood and Brookies Gin “Brewstillery” Cocktail Competition and is going to Byron Bay to make his own beer and gin!

Geelong's very own speakeasy now open for business

Drinks World, 8 August 2017

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 is open for business

Forte Magazine, 2 August 2017

After eight months of renovating and six years of planning The 18th Amendment Bar is finally open for business.

A 1920s Prohibition style cocktail bar that will boast our regions largest range of premium spirits and liqueurs including over 130 different whiskies from around the world.

The brainchild of Australian hospitality veteran, Gorge Camorra, the venue will also feature barrel ageing cocktails…..

Two Aussies to compete in elit art of martini Global Final

Drinks Guide, 29 June 2017

The Melbourne finalists were:

Blake Hall – The Store Room, St. Kilda

Emma Cookson – Polly Bar, Fitzroy

Chris Hinds – Polly Bar, Fitzroy

Indra Saryani – 18th Amendment Bar, Geelong …..

You’ll need to enter via the metalworks to enter The 18th Amendment Bar

Australian Bartender, 15 May 2017

Expect Geelong’s biggest spirits selection when new bar The 18th Amendment Bar opens in June.

The 18th Amendment Bar is the brainchild of Australian hospitality veteran, Gorge Camorra, and has been in development over the last five years, according to manager, Damien Kos. They’ve been waiting on the “right venue to reveal itself,” he says, and “in October of last year it did and we have been renovating since.”…..

Beer Cocktail Anyone?

Geelong Business News, 9 February 2017

While many beer enthusiasts would shudder at the idea of mixing beer with anything but beer, we can absolutely understand the appeal. The list of cocktails that Gorge Camorra has put together highlights the numerous mixology awards that he has accumulated and demonstrates his ability to blend diverse flavours to bring us delicious summer drinks…..

Geelong’s West End: Gorge Camorra set to open up new cocktail and spirits bar on Little Malop St

Geelong Advertiser, 26 November 2016

GEELONG’S cocktail king has moved into Little Malop St, as the building’s former owner refunds party booking deposits.

After buying the site last week, award-winning barman Gorge Camorra has been getting his hands dirty as he turns the former function room into a prohibition-style speak-easy.

Taking its name from the law that banned alcohol in 1920s America, The 18th Amendment bar will feature liqueurs­ and spirits with degustations, tastings and molecular mixology……

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