The Esplanade Hotel

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SUNDAY - WEDNESDAY: 12 P.M. - 1 A.M. | THURSDAY - FRIDAY: 12 P.M. - 3 A.M. | SATURDAY: 8 A.M. - 3 A.M.
+61 3 9534 0211 | WEBSITE

Built in 1878, The Esplanade Hotel (known affectionately as “The Epsy”) is the oldest continuously running live music venue in Australia. The dingy but cavernous interior smells of beer, sweat, salt and dust, and while the beer and the food may be run of the mill, this spot—which overlooks the beach in St. Kilda directly opposite the Pier—has played host to a staggering line-up of musicians. Grab a pint, stand on the big front stairs overlooking the water and say a prayer to the gods of rock.

Known For
  • live music
  • day drinking
  • historic
What to drink
Carlton draught in a plastic cup.
Neighborhood
St. Kilda
ProTip
Check the website for upcoming gigs.