Events at Hotel Esplanade

Melbourne Fringe Festival

Wed 18 Sep 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Glenn Manton presents "Put Your Damn Phone Down" more »

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Devorah 'Wrong Time' Single Launch

Thu 19 Sep 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // Songstress Devorah releases her latest single 'Wrong Time' w/ special guests more »

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The Witching Hour + Esoteric

Fri 20 Sep 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY The finest, dirtiest St Kilda rock n' roll bands - a feast of aural and visual pleasure. // FREE ENTRY more »

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Slum Sociable L.I.F EP Tour

Sat 21 Sep 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Live in the Gershwin Room // w. special guests // Melbourne’s much loved Slum Sociable head to The Espy to celebrate their forthcoming new EP L.I.F. more »

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Grocer Green + Jothi + NYRE

Sat 21 Sep 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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School Holiday Program: Bunny Racket

Sun 22 Sep 2019, 11.00am | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // FREE ENTRY! Bunny Racket is here to rock you. Whether you are 3 or 103 years old, you will not be able to resist the beautiful madness of King Bunny and his gang of fluffy punk rock friends. more »

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Basement Blues: Three Kings

Sun 22 Sep 2019, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // Blues is taking over the Basement with a different line up each week! // FREE ENTRY more »

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Architecture Now with Techne

Mon 23 Sep 2019, 6.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A tour lead by architects Techne, a transformative part of the collective of creatives behind the 2018 reincarnation of Hotel Esplanade. more »

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Leikeli47 (USA)

Fri 27 Sep 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // All the way from USA Leikeli47 brings her brash, bold sound to the Gershwin room this September! more »

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Black Aces + Bloody Rascals + Riff Raiders

Fri 27 Sep 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY The finest, dirtiest St Kilda rock n' roll bands - a feast of aural and visual pleasure. // FREE ENTRY more »

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CASH + Dover Island + Convertible

Sat 28 Sep 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Heinous Hounds Blues Band

Sun 29 Sep 2019, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // Blues is taking over the Basement with a different line up each week! // FREE ENTRY more »

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Cafe Philosophique - De L’amour: Intimacy

Tue 1 Oct 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Through spoken word, poetry, music and conversation Cafe Philosophique aims to look deeply into the things that make us human and provide a space to question and dissect their roles in our lives. more »

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JPEGMAFIA (USA)

Thu 3 Oct 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Rhymer/producer JPEGMAFIA w/ special guests more »

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Grey Mantis + Cat & Bull Club

Thu 3 Oct 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY more »

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Motor Ace

Fri 4 Oct 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Motor Ace w. special guests // DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm more »

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Kim Volkman & The Whiskey Priests Album Launch + Chris Marshall

Fri 4 Oct 2019, 9.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Furlong + Invasion Skies + Criminal Blonde

Sat 5 Oct 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Heinous Hounds Blues Band

Sun 6 Oct 2019, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // Blues is taking over the Basement with a different line up each week! // FREE ENTRY more »

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Drop In Life Drawing

Mon 7 Oct 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Reveal your inner creative as we welcome you into the warmth of the private balcony bar with one of our favourite artists. An opportunity to 'drop in' to your freedom by putting pencil to paper. more »

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Cafe Philosophique - De L’amour: Loneliness and Distance

Tue 8 Oct 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Through spoken word, poetry, music and conversation Cafe Philosophique aims to look deeply into the things that make us human and provide a space to question and dissect their roles in our lives. more »

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Randa & The Soul Kingdom 'Put Your Hands Up' Vinyl Single Launch

Thu 10 Oct 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY Randa & The Soul Kingdom – Put Your Hands Up Vinyl Single Launch more »

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Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird

Fri 11 Oct 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // more »

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The Southern River Band

Sat 12 Oct 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // The Southern River Band w. special guests more »

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Basement Blues: Three Kings

Sun 13 Oct 2019, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // Blues is taking over the Basement with a different line up each week! // FREE ENTRY more »

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Cafe Philosophique - De L’amour: Relationships with Ourselves

Tue 15 Oct 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Through spoken word, poetry, music and conversation Cafe Philosophique aims to look deeply into the things that make us human and provide a space to question and dissect their roles in our lives. more »

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Behind The Scenes: Stories of Hotel Esplanade

Wed 16 Oct 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Have a drink on us and explore the depths of The Espy for a tour that is lined with gripping stories from iconic Suzi Q, long time lover and community member of Hotel Esplanade. more »

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The Mavis's (Matt & Beki)

Fri 18 Oct 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // w/ special guests Byron St. John more »

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The Tarantinos + Moogy Morgan

Fri 18 Oct 2019, 9.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY The finest, dirtiest St Kilda rock n' roll bands - a feast of aural and visual pleasure. // FREE ENTRY more »

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Eastbound Buzz + Telescreen

Sat 19 Oct 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Andre Warhurst & The Rare Byrds

Sun 20 Oct 2019, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // Blues is taking over the Basement with a different line up each week! // FREE ENTRY more »

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Cafe Philosophique - De L’amour: Relationships with Our Families

Tue 22 Oct 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Through spoken word, poetry, music and conversation Cafe Philosophique aims to look deeply into the things that make us human and provide a space to question and dissect their roles in our lives. more »

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Fox Company + Dangeress + Threads

Sat 26 Oct 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY more »

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Basement Blues: Three Kings

Sun 27 Oct 2019, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // Blues is taking over the Basement with a different line up each week! // FREE ENTRY more »

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Architecture Now with Techne

Mon 28 Oct 2019, 6.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A tour lead by architects Techne, a transformative part of the collective of creatives behind the 2018 reincarnation of Hotel Esplanade. more »

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Cafe Philosophique - De L’amour: Relationship with Place

Tue 29 Oct 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Through spoken word, poetry, music and conversation Cafe Philosophique aims to look deeply into the things that make us human and provide a space to question and dissect their roles in our lives. more »

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Tim Freedman (The Whitlams)

Wed 30 Oct 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // The Whitlams frontman Tim Freedman performs new material for his solo tour as well as classic Whitlams hits! more »

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I Know Leopard 'Everything Goes With You' Tour

Fri 1 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Sydney's I Know Leopard are returning to the nation’s stages to make hearts swell all over again on their ‘Everything Goes With You’ national tour this November. w/ Special Guests more »

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Little Quirks 'Life Wouldn’t Be' Tour

Sat 2 Nov 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY // folk pop outfit, Little Quirks celebrate the release of their new single 'Life Wouldn't Be' w/ special guests. more »

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Alex Lahey

Mon 4 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Alex Lahey brings her Best of Luck Club Tour to the Gershwin Room for a special Cup Day Eve performance! more »

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Moler + Littlefoot

Fri 8 Nov 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY The finest, dirtiest St Kilda rock n' roll bands - a feast of aural and visual pleasure. // FREE ENTRY more »

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Glitoris + Hearts & Rockets + Greyjacks

Sat 9 Nov 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY more »

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The Basics 'Game Over' Album Launch

Thu 21 Nov 2019, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // The Basics return to the Gershwin Room for their long awaited brand new album 'Game Over'. more »

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British India

Fri 22 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Highly anticipated return of Espy veterans British India this November. w/ special guests more »

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Ska Nation 2020

Sun 8 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Ska Nation returns 2020 with a HUGE line up feat. Mustard Plug (USA), Loin Groin, The Resignators + Out of Control Army (MEX) more »

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Venue Details

“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.

Since reopening its doors in 2018, every square centimetre of The Espy is now open for your enjoyment, including the fifth level which has never before been open to the public.

The reimagined Hotel Esplanade is full of music, arts, cocktails, fun and laughter.

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

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