Espy Kitchen

Our new menu features the very best seasonal and local produce, designed to be shared.

From stone oven roasted spiced BBQ oysters to Cape Grim Bistecca from the northwest corner of Tasmania, chef Ash Hicks has designed a menu for the soul, the social and the socially conscious.

Join us at the Espy Kitchen for a delicious dining experience.

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Espy Gigs

The Espy has always been, and always will be, the home of live music.

 The Basement is well and truly kicking again with Open Mic Tuesdays & Live Music Thursday.

And the Main Bar is the place to be on Sunday afternoons from 3pm with live acts playing through until 5pm

Check out the gig guide below to see who is playing in The Gershwin Room and to purchase tickets.

Gig Guide

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With two onsite restaurants and twelve bars to choose from, give the gift of delectable dining and beautiful boozing.

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Espy

Kitchen

A menu featuring the best seasonal produce, designed to be shared.

Mya
Tiger

Inspired cocktails, dumplings, Peking duck and epic sunsets.

Main
Bar

Pull up a stool and enjoy the epic views of St Kilda beach.

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See Why We’re St Kilda’s Best Pub

Whether you want to enjoy a good meal, kick back with some drinks or take in a gig, there’s only one place to be – Hotel Esplanade, the best pub in St Kilda. Fine food, functions, fun gigs and five levels of different bars, Hotel Esplanade has historically been one of the most popular bars in St Kilda.

Grab a Meal at The Espy

The Espy Kitchen features a menu highlighting the very best local and seasonal produce, designed to be shared. Enjoy the perfectly paired (and extensive) wine and cocktail list and the bustling yet intimate atmosphere.

For some flavour-filled Cantonese food, our Mya Tiger restaurant proves a real treat. Think dumplings, Peking duck, inspiring cocktails and a banquet menu of some of our favourite dishes for large groups.

Bookings are currently essential for both of our eateries due to Government regulations.

The Hotel Esplanade Bar Scene

Whatever bar scene you prefer, whatever tipples you enjoy, you’ll find everything you could desire under one roof at Hotel Esplanade. We operate 12 different bars across 5 levels, with hand-picked wines, classic and custom cocktails, more craft beers than you could ever imagine and spirits from our very own in-house barrel-ageing program. We even show live sports in the Public Bar, with every live AFL kick-off the season show on our TVs.

It is this widespread range of bars and drinks, coupled with our excellent customer service that has earned us our stellar reputation as one of the leading St Kilda bars.

Explore Our Gigs & Admire the Arts

Hotel Esplanade is the home of live music in St Kilda. From comedy shows to live music to DJ sets, every music taste is catered for across our three stages. We consistently operate a jam-packed line-up of gigs and shows so you always have an excuse to swing by.

Rounding off the many reasons to visit Hotel Esplanade is our full program of arts. From storytelling experiences to art displays, historical tours and more, we host a range of live and experiential art shows and events to enjoy.

Host an Event at The Hotel Esplanade

Hotel Esplanade is the perfect place to host any event or function. We offer several function rooms and event areas to carer for celebrations of any size. From birthday parties to corporate events, intimate dinners to unique wedding spaces and much more, Hotel Esplanade is your ideal event venue. Talk to our team to explore how we can customise our venue to meet your specific needs.

It’s time to visit Hotel Esplanade

If you haven’t made the most of the best pubs in St Kilda Melbourne yet, then its time to come see what all the fuss is about. We welcome you to join us at Hotel Esplanade. Book in for a meal, drop by for a drink, take in a show or just come in and have a look around.