Events at Hotel Esplanade

Drop In Life Drawing

Mon 18 Nov 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 »

Get Tickets

The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 19 Nov 2019, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY // EVERY TUESDAY more »

Get Tickets

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'. With special guests Bitch Diesel + MUCK more »

Get Tickets

Alex Weybury Band + Jacob Fitzgerald

Thu 21 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY more »

Get Tickets

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 »

Get Tickets

The Dead Amigos + Rude Rum

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

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY more »

Get Tickets

Franco Cozzo + Red Ferrie + Hollow December

Sat 23 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY more »

Get Tickets

Basement Blues: Three Kings

Sun 24 Nov 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 »

Get Tickets

Andy Saunders - The Black

Sun 24 Nov 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Comedian, Andy Saunders brings his new solo show to The Espy this November! more »

Get Tickets

The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 26 Nov 2019, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY // EVERY TUESDAY more »

Get Tickets

San Cisco 'Skin' Tour

Thu 28 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // with special guests Haircare. more »

Get Tickets

Party Pest + The Jinks

Thu 28 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY more »

Get Tickets

The Casanovas 'Hollywood Riot' Single Launch

Fri 29 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY more »

Get Tickets

Babyccino + Santa Fe Driving Range + Trace Decay

Sat 30 Nov 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY more »

Get Tickets

Basement Blues: Heinous Hounds Blues Band

Sun 1 Dec 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 »

Get Tickets

The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 3 Dec 2019, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY // EVERY TUESDAY more »

Get Tickets

Riley Catherall Single Launch + Georgia State Line + Emily Fairlight [NZ]

Thu 5 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY more »

Get Tickets

RVG

Fri 6 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Live in the Gershwin Room // Melbourne’s RVG return with their first ever national headline tour this December! more »

Get Tickets

Raul Sanchez + Bonnie Mercer + The Frees

Fri 6 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY more »

Get Tickets

Feels Club + The Florets + Polly & The Pockets

Sat 7 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY more »

Get Tickets

Basement Blues: Three Kings

Sun 8 Dec 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 »

Get Tickets

Spacey Jane 'Head Cold' Tour

Sun 8 Dec 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Indie-rock darlings Spacey Jane head to the Espy this December to celebrate their single 'Head Cold' more »

Get Tickets

The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 10 Dec 2019, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY // EVERY TUESDAY more »

Get Tickets

Red Dust Christmas Comedy Gala

Wed 11 Dec 2019, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

One night only. Wil Anderson, Peter Helliar, Tripod, Dane Simpson, Celia Paquola, Sean Chuoolburra and special guests. more »

Get Tickets

Snake Valley 'New Age Slavery' Single Tour

Thu 12 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY more »

Get Tickets

Painters and Dockers

Fri 13 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Melbourne Rockers Painters and Dockers hit the Gersh this December for a very special Xmas show! Joined by special guests Dalicados & Desolettes. more »

Get Tickets

The Mercy Kills + Special Guests

Fri 13 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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

Get Tickets

Parkville + Amy Pollock + Suzi

Sat 14 Dec 2019, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY more »

Get Tickets

Basement Blues: Heinous Hounds Blues Band

Sun 15 Dec 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 »

Get Tickets

The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 17 Dec 2019, 7.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY // EVERY TUESDAY more »

Get Tickets

Twisted Willows + Rancid Eddie + Honey Blue

Sat 21 Dec 2019, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY more »

Get Tickets

Basement Blues: Three Kings

Sun 22 Dec 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 »

Get Tickets

Bronze + special Guests

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

LIVE IN THE BASEMENT // FREE ENTRY more »

Get Tickets

Basement Blues: Heinous Hounds Blues Band

Sun 29 Dec 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 »

Get Tickets

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 »

Get Tickets

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.

Scroll down to view upcoming gigs and make sure you sign up to hear the latest and greatest at hotelesplanade.com.au

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE LATEST EVENTS

Accessibility Info

Companion Card Access: This venue accepts companion cards. Simply purchase your ticket and contact moshtix to arrange access for your Companion. You must have a valid Companion Card and Photo ID to match when attending an event. Note: for any events with VIP Packages or extra inclusion items, access for the Carer only includes event entry. Should your Carer wish to take advantage of the package extras they will need to purchase the VIP Package tickets. No discounts apply for the full packages.

Get our weekly gig-guide!

  • Please enter a valid email address
Sell tickets with moshtix!
Resell your ticket!