Hotel Esplanade - Espy

Hotel Esplanade - Espy

Known locally, simply as the espy, Hotel Esplanade is St Kilda's iconic seaside pub with five levels of music, arts, cocktails, beers, good and fun.

'As much as you've bought The Espy, you'll never really own it' - a message passed on from the previous owners of Hotel Esplanade and a statement that rings true today.

Your favourite band in The Gershwin Room, pre-gig beers in the Star Wars bar, stumbling in from the seaside... everyone has a story to tell about The Espy. 140 years of stories and secrets are hidden in its walls, from budding romances, to celebrations, break ups and make ups. If the walls could talk, they'd tell some unbelievable tales.

A home for many years to Melbourne's colourful characters, from members of the arts community, to musicians looking for their first big break and the philanthropist, Alfred Felton, who lived and died in The Espy.

To put it simply, there is no pub like it.


Book a table at Espy Kitchen & Mya Tiger or just walk in and grab a seat.

Local seafood, pub classics, rotisserie, wood-fired pizza.

Inspired cocktails, dumplings, Peking Duck and epic sunsets.

Inspired cocktails paired with Peking Duck and a fridge full of self-serve craft beers.


With four immersive spaces, iconic views of the St Kilda foreshore and a variety of food and beverage options on offer, Hotel Esplanade will turn your next event into an experience you'll never forget.

The Balcony Bar is a room with a view, and the view doesn't get any more iconic than this.

With magnificent vistas of St Kilda beach and The Esplanade, The Balcony Bar at Hotel Esplanade is Melbourne's most exciting new functions and events space.

Nestled between the main bar and The Espy Kitchen, the Podcast Studio is a fully functioning recording studio that creates a unique and immersive space for any occasion.

At the heart of the venue is the Espy Kitchen, a casual dining space in the old loading bay which has been transformed into a warm and open space with a full view of the open kitchen.

We have a range of dining and beverage packages to suit groups of up to 24, which are perfect for any occasion.


Three stages over five levels, The Espy has always been, and always will be, the home of live music in St Kilda.

Official Tickets


A seasonal cultural programme will continue the legacy of St Kilda's vibrant and established arts scene, paying homage to past, present and future artists in a classic pub setting, a true Melbourne first.



12 bars over 5 levels serving handpicked wines, signature cocktails, craft beers and spirits from our in-house barrel-ageing program.

There's too many bars to name here, just head to your nearest one and grab a drink.


Monday - Friday: 11am - late
Saturday - Sunday: 9am - late

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

❊ What's On ❊

Mya Tiger

Espy Comedy Club - Monday's

Louey's | Italian American Bar & Kitchen @ Espy Hotel

❊ Address ❊

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 ⊜  11 The Esplanade St Kilda 3182 View Map
 ✆ Telephone: +61 3 9534 0211
11 The EsplanadeSt KildaVictoria+61 3 9534 0211

❊ Web Links ❊

Hotel Esplanade - Espy

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Mya Tiger

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