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“The Espy Rocks”
Review of Esplanade Hotel

Esplanade Hotel
Ranked #2 of 14 Nightlife in St Kilda
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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The Espy Rocks”
Reviewed 11 September 2013

The first weekend that I arrived in Melbourne, this was where I was taken. It was on a night where a mashup DJ was performing. I can't recall his name but he was incredible. It was VERY crowded and the bartenders were pretty good, despite the demand. The rules take some getting used to. For example, you can't take your drink or pitcher of beer to the patio. Ummm...ok. Even if your friends are waiting for you. They enforce this in the night, forgot what time it was.

Other than that irritation, the night was really cool. There are potato chips at the bar, in case you get the munchies. It feels like you're in a huge, party cabin by the bar's interior. If you like to have fun, let loose, close contact with multiple people who like to dance and drink...go to the Espy.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Good Food and Excellent Location”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

The food was excellent and despite the windy day the location is great. Found it a little unsual they only sell Pots of beer and cider

Visited August 2013
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Treorchy, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
254 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Bit rough but friendly pub”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Visited this weekend when in St.Kilda, one of the few places open on this sunny Aus winters day. Very large pub/hotel with a variety of rooms. Age of clientele was mixed, staff friendly, prices fair but you had to go back to bar to collect food and decoration and furniture needed some attention, perhaps all this will be done before summer.

Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Kora”
Reviewed 22 June 2013

watched kora here, great venue! excellent music, the crowd was pleasant. several areas with different music

Visited June 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A landmark hotel”
Reviewed 24 February 2013

if you are just popping by the area and the sun is setting, be sure to drop in a have a beer and watch the sun set over the water, if you after something more substantial then check out the many local bands that frequent this fine establishment.

Visited September 2012
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