The Esplanade Hotel - Front Bar

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    The Esplanade Hotel - Front Bar
    11 The Esplanade
    St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC 3182
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Mon- Thu 12noon - 1am
Fri- Sat 12noon - 3pm
Sun 12noon - 1am

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For over 100 years the Esplanade Hotel has been Melbourne’s (and indeed Australia’s) premier live music venue. Since the early days of string performances in the late 1800s the Espys hallowed stages have been graced by the finest performers from around Australia and the world.

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Past events

Those who wandered 2020

24th March

Take a journey into St Kilda's past with a night at the suburbs beating heart, the 140-year-old Hotel Esplanade, AKA The Espy. Reopening in 2018 the pub...


NYE at The Espy 2019

31st December

This New Years Eve The Espy is boasting their biggest line up to date. With multiple package options available, get in quick before tickets sell out. In a...


Xmas at The Espy

25th December

Keeping it casual this Christmas? The Espy's main bar, terrace area and beer garden will be serving up Christmas seafood platters, wood-fired pizzas,...


Red Dust Christmas Comedy Gala

11th December

For one night only Wil Anderson, Peter Helliar, Tripod and special guests will be bringing a night full of belly aching laughs to the Gershwin Room to...


British India – East Coast Tour

22nd November

British India are thrilled to announce that after a one year hiatus and an uncertain future, they will be returning to stages along the east coast of...


The Felton Museum 2019

9th November

A pop-up contemporary museum celebrating the life of Alfred Felton, shedding light on the little known story of his impact on Melbourne's high art and low...


Arts X Cocktails

8th November

Celebrate Mr Felton’s birthday with a fitting event - Arts X Cocktails. The Espy invites you to taste a collection of art inspired cocktails designed by...


Cup Day Lunch at Mya Tiger

5th November

Not hitting the track this year? Mya Tiger has you covered with a bougie banquet featuring eight of Chef Chan's absolute favourite dishes. Soak up the...


Speed Rack

3rd November

Speed Rack returns to Australia for Season Two, this time being held in one of the nation's cocktail capital - Melbourne. Speed Rack is a high-speed...


Cafe Philosophique

1st October

This October, The Espy will host a rotating roster of speakers from the Melbourne Writers Festival, TedX Melbourne, novelists, dramatists, musicians and...


Good Doogs – Andy's In the Bandy Tour

26th October

From sold out tour after sold out tour, to a string of constantly catchy-but-meaningful singles, and hilarious music videos, Good Doogs just keep proving...


The Espy Spring School Holiday Program

1st October

Jump to it, literally. These school holidays The Espy are bringing a fresh new line-up of kid-friendly activities including a Jumping Castle in the Gersh....


The Espy Record Fair

4th August

Come along to the The Espy Record Fair and dig through hundreds of crates of new and used records from some of Melbourne's best vinyl dealers. With genres...