Esplanade Hotel | The Espy

Esplanade Hotel | The Espy

The Esplanade Hotel will close its doors for major renovations Sunday 17 May 2015 and will not reopen* until summer.

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.

Everyone from local legends like Paul Kelly and Dallas Crane to The Kills & Hot Hot Heat, Jet to John Farnham have performed at The Espy. International metal heavyweights Ed Guy and Deeds of Flesh and hip hop's finest such as DJ Cash Money, Steinski and Peanut Butter Wolf. Oz up and comers Wolfmother and Airbourne have also graced our stages.

And its not just live music, comedians like Dave Hughes, Rove and more cut their teeth at the Espy.

Truly a physical landmark in St Kilda, and a cultural icon to Australia, the Espy continues this long standing tradition of live music, on an average week the pub plays host to over 50 bands across 3 stages 7 days a week and alot of it free.

Known locally as the espy hotel.

A short tram-ride from the city (No.s 16 & 96) and ample street parking around the venue.

*Espy Reopening Delayed by Planning Objections

The Espy may stay shut over summer as locals stall its renovation plans. Objections from nearby residents regarding external renovations mean the reopening could be delayed.

Port Phillip Council has received 26 objections from local residents concerned about possible noise from a 145-square-metre rooftop terrace that is included in the Espy's reno plans.

The Espy already has a permit to undertake internal renovations, and can technically reopen at any time.

11 The Esplanade  St Kilda Victoria 3182 | View Map Link opens new page
Link opens new page Telephone: +61 3 9534 0211

Melbourne Link Esplanade Hotel | The Espy Link opens in new browser window

Opens in New Window Link opens in new browser window

Opens in New Window History of Esplanade Hotel - St Kilda Historical Society Link opens in new browser window

Opens in New Window Esplanade Hotel Link opens in new browser window

Opens in New Window Link opens in new browser window

Link opens in a new window Online Store Link opens in a new window

544  LOVE IT    Do You Like This Page? Click here to LIKE..

Disclaimer > Dates and details can change at any time. Please check with the advertiser via the links and contact details above before attending.

Link opens new page Page Access > Update | Edit Details | Mobile Friendly Version

Link opens new page Content Access > View Category | St Kilda

Click here to edit / update this page

Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Instagram
Melbourne What's On In Nov 2015 >

Monster Fest 2015
View Monster Fest 2015
4 days and nights of the latest, greatest and rarest cult and horror cinema on the planet! World Premieres, new features, new ...

The Process
View The Process
A razor-sharp political satire, which mercilessly dissects the immigration policies of both parties, and depicts with humour and ...

The Bad Money | Outdoor Interactive Theatre Show
View The Bad Money | Outdoor Interactive Theatre Show
"THE BAD MONEY" Limited shows remaining in 2015 See the website for our daytime ...

Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show
View Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show
Witness Impossible Occurrences, one of Melbourne's most exclusive attractions. Award winning magician Luke Hocking intrigues ...

Check Out
The Age Good Food Month 2015
View The Age Good Food Month 2015
The Age Good Food Month presented by Citi November 1 - 30, 2015 The Age Good Food Month presented by Citi returns in 2015 with a showcase of the best that | Read On..

Santa's Christmas Spectacular - Sandown
View Santa's Christmas Spectacular - Sandown
One Big Giant Christmas Party ! Santa’s Christmas Spectacular is an exciting family spectacular event! See Santa’s Christmas Elves, visit Santa’s stables | Read On..

This Weekend
What's Hot

Our Pick
Top 10 Web Sites About MELBOURNE
View Top 10 Web Sites About MELBOURNE
It's All About Melbourne Melburnians must be the luckiest people on earth. Not only do we get to live in the world's most liveable city but we also enjoy some of the most interesting web sites in ...

Stay in touch | Get our newsletter every Tuesday