Events at Hotel Esplanade

Killing Heidi

Fri 24 Jan 2020, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Killing Heidi are back! After two sold out shows in the Gersh in 2019, the 90's icons will rock the Espy once again! With special guests Dallas Frasca more »

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The Fiction + Thee Cha Cha Chas + Plastic Section

Fri 24 Jan 2020, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Triple J's 'Hottest 100' at The Espy

Sat 25 Jan 2020, 12.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Triple J's 'Hottest 100' at The Espy! Where better to celebrate your favourite tracks from the last year than the greatest pub in the known universe, AKA The Espy! more »

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All the Colours + Purple Jesus

Sat 25 Jan 2020, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Heinous Hounds Blues Band

Sun 26 Jan 2020, 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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Last Dinosaurs

Sun 26 Jan 2020, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Local legends Last Dinosaurs head to the Gersh this January in celebration of their latest single 'FMU'. With special guest Nat Vazer more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 28 Jan 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Rogerstein Lounge

Wed 29 Jan 2020, 5.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Seabass + Low Waves

Thu 30 Jan 2020, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Hot Glue + Barefoot Bowls Club + Uva Ursi

Fri 31 Jan 2020, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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RAW Comedy 2020

Sat 1 Feb 2020, 1.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the best new comedians are taking to the stage to battle it out at this, the ultimate fairground of funny, RAW Comedy! more »

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The Crookeds 'Sucker for Pain' Tour After Party

Sat 1 Feb 2020, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Three Kings

Sun 2 Feb 2020, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Tomboy presents Pride March After Party

Sun 2 Feb 2020, 4.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Tomboy is taking over the Espy after Pride March and we insist you all come! more »

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DRUM CLASS WITH HEY DRUMS AND SPECIAL GUEST TANYA CAVANAGH

Mon 3 Feb 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Exercise your liberation on the drum kit with semi-private drumming lessons in the Gershwin Room with the crew from Hey Drums and a special guest teaching each month. more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 4 Feb 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Rogerstein Lounge

Wed 5 Feb 2020, 5.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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King River Rising 'Pull You Closer' Launch

Thu 6 Feb 2020, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Rach Brennan & the Pines + Jess DeLuca

Sat 8 Feb 2020, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Drop In Life Drawing

Mon 10 Feb 2020, 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, charcoal or pen to paper. more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 11 Feb 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Rogerstein Lounge

Wed 12 Feb 2020, 5.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Ghosts of Hotel Esplanade

Wed 12 Feb 2020, 6.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Ghost tour meets true crime and tales of centuries passed.. Explore the 140-year-old iconic Hotel Esplanade and the ghosts of land and souls. more »

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Garage Sale + Bel Air Lip Bombs

Thu 13 Feb 2020, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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The Tarantinos

Fri 14 Feb 2020, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Travalley E.P Launch

Sat 15 Feb 2020, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Basement Blues: Collard Greens and Gravy

Sun 16 Feb 2020, 3.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Architecture Now with Techne

Tue 18 Feb 2020, 6.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A story lead by architects Techne, a transformative part of the collective of creatives behind the 2018 reincarnation of Hotel Esplanade. Weave through the hotel into rooms not seen by the masses, lined with the detail and intention of an artist's mind. more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 18 Feb 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Rogerstein Lounge

Wed 19 Feb 2020, 5.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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Approachable Members Of Your Local Community - 'Love Thy Neighbour' Tour

Fri 21 Feb 2020, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Praised as one of the buzz acts of BIGSOUND 2019, Approachable Members of Your Local Community bring their 'Love Thy Neighbour' Tour to the Gersh this Feb - with Special Guests more »

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Riff Raiders Single Launch

Fri 21 Feb 2020, 8.30pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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RAW Comedy 2020

Sun 23 Feb 2020, 1.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the best new comedians are taking to the stage to battle it out at this, the ultimate fairground of funny, RAW Comedy! more »

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Basement Blues: Heinous Hounds Blues Band

Sun 23 Feb 2020, 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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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 25 Feb 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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

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Rogerstein Lounge

Wed 26 Feb 2020, 5.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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DRUM CLASS WITH HEY DRUMS AND SPECIAL GUEST JULIA WATT

Mon 2 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Exercise your liberation on the drum kit with semi-private drumming lessons in the Gershwin Room with the crew from Hey Drums and a special guest teaching each month. more »

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The Espy Open Mic Night

Tue 3 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

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

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Ghosts of Hotel Esplanade

Wed 4 Mar 2020, 6.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Ghost tour meets true crime and tales of centuries passed.. Explore the 140-year-old iconic Hotel Esplanade and the ghosts of land and souls. more »

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MAMMAL

Fri 6 Mar 2020, 8.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

LIVE IN THE GERSHWIN ROOM // Internationally renowned for their smouldering, in control and swaggering live performances, Victoria’s underground funk/punk heroes Mammal take over the Gersh this March w. special guests Rival Fire 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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Architecture Now with Techne

Tue 10 Mar 2020, 6.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A story lead by architects Techne, a transformative part of the collective of creatives behind the 2018 reincarnation of Hotel Esplanade. Weave through the hotel into rooms not seen by the masses, lined with the detail and intention of an artist's mind. more »

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Drop In Life Drawing

Mon 16 Mar 2020, 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, charcoal or pen to paper. more »

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DRUM CLASS WITH HEY DRUMS AND SPECIAL GUEST CAT LEAHY

Mon 30 Mar 2020, 7.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

Exercise your liberation on the drum kit with semi-private drumming lessons in the Gershwin Room with the crew from Hey Drums and a special guest teaching each month. more »

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Drop In Life Drawing

Mon 20 Apr 2020, 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, charcoal or pen to paper. more »

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Architecture Now with Techne

Tue 21 Apr 2020, 6.00pm | Hotel Esplanade, VIC

A story lead by architects Techne, a transformative part of the collective of creatives behind the 2018 reincarnation of Hotel Esplanade. Weave through the hotel into rooms not seen by the masses, lined with the detail and intention of an artist's mind. more »

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Drop In Life Drawing

Mon 11 May 2020, 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, charcoal or pen to paper. 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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