Welcome to the bar of the northern suburbs - where you'll find good old kiwi hospitality

1841 has arrived in Johnsonville to bring back some good `ol fashioned local hospitality. Situated on the site of the old Jays Bar and most recently SO Bar, it is not just the name that has changed. With a hearty menu, a variety of top beverages, weekly entertainment, plenty of live sport, pool tables and gaming, the owners of 1841 aim to please everyone from the family group through to the hardened sports' fan.

The bar and restaurant areas have undergone a facelift combining modern comforts while acknowledging Johnsonville's roots. We pay homage to the area's “founder” Frank Johnson and the impact of the northern motorway and the Johnsonville train line which turned the once belittled "cowtown" into the bustling established northern suburbs community hub it is today. Check out the new garden bar - this will be a continued work in progress over winter, gearing up for summer 2012/13.

1841 is a two level bar and restaurant catering for your every requirement.  Both levels open from 10am daily.

Tucked away, the upstairs area provides a relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy a quiet drink over a game of pool or enjoy a meal from the extensive menu available. This area is well serviced with its own bar and amenities making it the perfect venue for private functions up to 150 people with complete privacy.  A portion of the room can be closed off for smaller gatherings or meetings.

Downstairs houses the main restaurant and bar. Fantastic meals are served in our designated restaurant area with choices available to suit all including a menu for the kids. If you feel like a relaxed environment, then the main bar area might be your spot. Enjoy a drink and a meal while catching live sport on one of the many screens.

At 1841 we are all about the local hospitality. The northern suburbs are where we were raised and schooled, are our home, our work and our community. We look forward to providing the neighbourhood and those visiting with great food and beverages, entertainment and warm professional service, as well as supporting local initiatives and engaging in friendly banter. 1841 – some things never change.

What's On?


2 4 1. The perfect Mondayitis cure is here! Buy 1 main meal and get your 2nd main meal of equal or lesser value FREE, from 5pm.


$20 Steak Out. 400g Sirloin, 1841 slaw, home cut chips, bearnaise and a tap beer or house wine for only $20, from  5pm


The O for Awesome Quiz Night. Are you smart enough? Join us for pre-quiz dinner and drinks. Free entry, no bookings needed, WIN bar tabs. 7:30pm start. 


Tight Arse Thursday

  • Jono's Jugs $10
  • $20 Main Meals
From 4pm, Soloist at 6.30pm.


Friday 5'er From 4pm to 6pm  All tap beer and all wine by the glass $5 Complimentary bar snacks. Solo gigs from 8.15pm

7th Nov- Greg White 

14th Nov- Simon Williams

21st Nov- Greg White 


Live Bands from 9:30pm.

8th Nov- The Blueprint

15th Nov- Rock Machine

22nd Nov- The Blueprint


Sunday session

$10 Big Breakfast
Bacon, eggs, sausage, tomato, hashbrown and toast...the perfect way to start your day. Relax, read the paper and we'll even do the dishes.

Plus $15 Pimms jugs all day...