The Espy Public Bar was renovated, relocated and re-opened in July 2005. The bar originally was home to Melbourne’s first female-only club: “The Primitive Room”, providing shelter to the ‘seedier’ side of St Kilda from as early as 1920. The space had been closed, bricked-up and untouched for over 35 years until renovations began in 2004.
The bar has quickly established itself as a premier live & DJ room in its capacity (just over 170). Hosting a diverse mix of the cream of Australia’s live performing artists. Including Dj Dexter, Wolf & Cub, Six Ft. Hick, Mach Pelican, Ground Components, Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Facefull (JAPAN), …far too many to mention.
Featuring both exterior and interior entrances, the space can be used separately as a stand-alone ticketed event, or as part of the Espy’s other 2 stages (when larger events incorporate the entire venue).
No corners were cut when the bar’s production was fitted with a new Nexo PA system, and Ledion lighting console…