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Loads of character

We were so lucky to be able to have a drink in this old pub. It closed on the weekend for... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2015
Vanessa F
Camden, Australia
Excellent location and great for nightlife and live music

After a 5 hour drive to stop and have a few beers in the sunny afternoon and sitting outside was... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2015
London, United Kingdom
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May 17, 2015
“Loads of character”
May 13, 2015
“Melbourne icon”
Iconic St Kilda pub with five levels of music, arts, cocktails, beers, food, fun and laughter. It's a place of desirable things. It's a seaside magnificent. Reopening in November 2018.
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11 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9534 0211
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Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were so lucky to be able to have a drink in this old pub. It closed on the weekend for refurbishments. We had dinner here on a Thursday night, and all of our meals were great. Had a couple of games of ppol out...More

Thank Vanessa F
Reviewed May 13, 2015

The Espy is just about to close for refurbushment. I hope it doesn't lose its character. Shabby, dark with great beer and music, this is a place to visit if you love the live music scene. It's easy to reach and hard to leave. You...More

Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed February 7, 2015

After a 5 hour drive to stop and have a few beers in the sunny afternoon and sitting outside was great! This is a very heavily used live music venue and i cant comment on the food but wouldn't choose this as the first place...More

Thank Aussie_AndrewK
Reviewed January 2, 2015

Meals were frozen pre-cooked, took forever to arrive, staff had no idea of menu or prices, dirty, sticky, smelt of old smoke and grog, not cheap as they appeared, dark, smoke from outside smokers through the no smoking areas where meals were consumed. Kids meals...More

Thank Burgundy4
Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

after a day of exploring St Kilda. Drinks and dinner at the esplanade hotel with an amazing view and fantastic weather. What a great start to our honeymoon. The service was outstanding

Thank Debbie L
Reviewed December 21, 2014

Went along with friends for a Sunday session after visiting Luna Park and St.Kilda Markets. We are from the UK, but were with friends who are local to the city. The Espy as it is affectionately known is a large venue, wooden floors and tables,...More

Thank Alanna P
Reviewed November 3, 2014

My husband and I went up to Melbourne to attend the Retro Star sale held at the espy and to have an all day breakfast on arrival we found we did not have enough coins for parking so my husband went to the hotel to...More

Thank Teg2013
Reviewed October 6, 2014

I expected a lot more from a place I had heard so much about and been told that I "must visit" because its a Melbourne/ St Kilda icon.... well, maybe in times gone by that has been true. But when I visited on Sunday, I...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2014

I had heard numerous positive comments about the Esplanade and after a nice relaxing day at St. Kilda we thought this was the place we would finish the evening with a few drinks and something to eat. However to walk in and find sub standard...More

Thank 66Muzzy
Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is such a great place which had not changed in decades. The music "front room" looks like it last got a paint and maintenance 30 years ago. Chairs are torn but the rock music on a Saturday is great quality and all the older...More

Thank Dianna C
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