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.

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

Head up the grand central staircase to Mya Tiger, a Cantonese inspired restaurant and cocktail bar. Think inspired cocktails paired with Peking Duck and a fridge full of self-serve craft beers.

Step back in time to a world class cocktail bar that pays homage to The Espy’s most notable resident, Alfred Felton, who lived and died at the seaside pavilion. The table-service cocktail bar on the top level features a substantial whisey selection, inventive cocktail list and many more premium drops.

The reimagined Hotel Esplanade is full of music, arts, cocktails, fun and laughter. To put it simply, there is no pub like it.


The Esplanade Hotel is available for private functions & venue hire
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