Back to our roots and new beginnings!

So here we are, 6 months into our new adventure and we thought it time to give you some insight into who we are and what we’re about. We are Shannon and Tam, between us we have over 2 decades of hospitality experience. From Shannon’s roots in Byron Bay, Tam’s home of Melbourne, and a stint in Perth and Wanaka, New Zealand, we felt like it was time to find a place to call home… and what better place than Melbourne, the nightlife capital of Australia!

Shannon is the face of the show; he’s the man behind the stick who brings passion and knowledge to everyone around him, while Tam lurks quietly in the shadows, taking care of all the administrative and marketing tasks, as well as keeping the team at Jane Doe in-line.

In 2011 we decided to open our first and very successful bar, Lalaland Lounge Bar in Wanaka New Zealand. Over there we had the chance to showcase what we’re all about and found ourselves as a leader in all things cocktail and bar. Shannon’s expertise saw him place second in the World Class cocktail competition with his very own Breakfast at Tiffany’s cocktail (try one on your next visit).

By August 2014, we felt it was time to try our luck in the Big Smoke, resulting in the birth of Jane Doe Bar in December 2015. With months of hard work, Shannon managed to demolish and rebuild an entire space from scratch, learning to become a builder, interior decorator, stainless steel worker and engineer along the way. We arrived on the scene quietly and have steadily been making a name for ourselves with our unique back bar collection, approachable cocktail menu, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and of course our reasonable prices. We feel like the best drinks are the ones shared in good company and have set up our space accordingly. When you visit us at Jane Doe you “leave your identity at the door”; we want to provide a warm, comfortable and intimate experience for you and don’t care who you are or where you’re from – you will receive the same exceptional service from our friendly team.

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