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Address: 11 The Esplanade, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9534 0211
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12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 01:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 03:00
Sat 08:00 - 03:00

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Loads of character

We were so lucky to be able to have a drink in this old pub. It closed on the weekend for refurbishments. We had dinner here on a Thursday night, and all of our meals were great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 May 2015
Vanessa F
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Camden, Australia
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Camden, Australia
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

We were so lucky to be able to have a drink in this old pub. It closed on the weekend for refurbishments. We had dinner here on a Thursday night, and all of our meals were great. Had a couple of games of ppol out the back. Dropped back in on the Sunday to have a couple of drinks. Nice... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

The Espy is just about to close for refurbushment. I hope it doesn't lose its character. Shabby, dark with great beer and music, this is a place to visit if you love the live music scene. It's easy to reach and hard to leave. You can also enjoy the glorious St Kilda sunset from here. It is rightly mentioned in... More 

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Thank headbeeguy
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

After a 5 hour drive to stop and have a few beers in the sunny afternoon and sitting outside was great! This is a very heavily used live music venue and i cant comment on the food but wouldn't choose this as the first place to eat either, but the food i did see looked good, so who knows. Good... More 

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Thank Aussie_AndrewK
Geelong, Australia
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

Meals were frozen pre-cooked, took forever to arrive, staff had no idea of menu or prices, dirty, sticky, smelt of old smoke and grog, not cheap as they appeared, dark, smoke from outside smokers through the no smoking areas where meals were consumed. Kids meals expensive as were ours for lack of quality in content. No redeeming features other than... More 

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Thank Burgundy4
Paynesville, Australia
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

after a day of exploring St Kilda. Drinks and dinner at the esplanade hotel with an amazing view and fantastic weather. What a great start to our honeymoon. The service was outstanding

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Thank Debbie L
London
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303 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

Went along with friends for a Sunday session after visiting Luna Park and St.Kilda Markets. We are from the UK, but were with friends who are local to the city. The Espy as it is affectionately known is a large venue, wooden floors and tables, large windows looking out over the ocean, grubby tables and sticky floors. Despite the last... More 

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Thank Alanna P
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

My husband and I went up to Melbourne to attend the Retro Star sale held at the espy and to have an all day breakfast on arrival we found we did not have enough coins for parking so my husband went to the hotel to get some change while I waited at the car on Arrival he was greeted by... More 

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Thank Teg2013
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

I expected a lot more from a place I had heard so much about and been told that I "must visit" because its a Melbourne/ St Kilda icon.... well, maybe in times gone by that has been true. But when I visited on Sunday, I was left underwhelmed by the lack of cleaning done not only in the ladies bathroom... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

I had heard numerous positive comments about the Esplanade and after a nice relaxing day at St. Kilda we thought this was the place we would finish the evening with a few drinks and something to eat. However to walk in and find sub standard bar service from the lady who was more interested in talking to her colleagues at... More 

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Thank 66Muzzy
Melbourne, Australia
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552 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

This is such a great place which had not changed in decades. The music "front room" looks like it last got a paint and maintenance 30 years ago. Chairs are torn but the rock music on a Saturday is great quality and all the older crowd relax and have fun with it. The downstairs kitchen is much newer and the... More 

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