The Esplanade Hotel, affectionately known as the Espy, is a landmark of the city's music and drinking scene. Grungy, almost seedy, the Espy attracts a mixed crowd of pub enthusiasts, hip youngsters and the old just enjoying the atmosphere. No stylish modern design here. The Espy is all about sticky carpets, sweaty live music, playing pool or drinking in the front bar with its Bay views. There is also a beer garden, and comedy acts and bands appear regularly. The quaint restaurant is a cozy place to fill up on nutritious and cheap food. It is especially strong on soups, noodles and rice dishes. Admission to the front bar is free; there may be a cover charge for bands and comedy performances in the Gershwin Room. The Espy follows a specific dress code, do check the website for the same and for the hours of operation.
- Open Hours: Monday to Wednesday from 12:00 PM to 01:00 AM, Thursday to Friday from 12:00 PM to 03:00 AM, Saturday from 08:00 AM to 03:00 AM, Sunday from 12:00 PM to 01:00 AM
- Type: Live Music
- Accept Credit Card: visa, mastercard
- Nearest Train: Balaclava