Louey's Bar and Kitchen at The Espy

Iconic St Kilda pub, The Espy, has opened its newest addition – Louey’s Bar and Kitchen at the Espy is an Italian-American inspired kitchen and bar.

Follow the warm glow and good vibes to the back of the The Espy, where Louey’s Bar & Kitchen is
serving up flavour-packed, saucy and downright delicious riffs on Italian classics alongside an array of
exciting cocktails, local beers & wines.
The venue itself is a lively yet cosy space, featuring splashes of neon, luxe red leather booths, soft
lighting and a disco-ball inspired DJ booth in the centre of the room. Flamboyant, decorative
touches adorn the walls along with a custom designed mural by local Melbourne artist, Filthyratbag
(Celeste Mountjoy).

Ideal for group celebrations and nights out with friends, Louey’s radiates fun, food and frivolity. Big
party vibes will take over each weekend as a disco ball descends from the ceiling as the DJ ups the

In fitting with what people know and love about The Espy, entertainment, or ‘dance while you dine’
is a big focus at Louey’s, with a weekly line-up of entertainment and events:

Louey’s House Band every Wednesday- with a jazzy, funky style covering all those crowd-pleasing
classics, Louey’s House Band plays live and loud from 7pm every Wednesday. The house band
features a rotating group of exceptional musicians who guarantee an unforgettable evening of
live performances each week.

Louey’s DJs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Spinning an infectious Itali-disco vibe, house DJs
amp up the energy each week from 7pm, ensuring the party kicks on well into the evening.

Pick of the Brunch every Saturday – Music enthusiasts will be thrilled with the all-new Louey’s
inspired brunch session. Think a super fun piano bar inspired atmosphere where punters can take
their pick of welcome cocktail, brunch item and even music! Hosted by a duo vocalist and keyboard
player, brunch goers can share song requests by placing them in a disco ball bowl and kick back as
they wait for their tune to be played. The two-hour session runs every Saturday from 12pm –

The food menu designed by Executive Chef Tony Moss has all taste buds covered with both classic
and reinvented dishes made with every social outing in mind. Lighter bites like Mini Fried Lasagne,
Meatball Pull-Apart Sliders and Louey’s Big Fat Green Olives served on ice are ideal for sharing
amongst groups. While the Louey’s Chicken Parmigiana & Spaghetti Meatballs, Tony’s Slipper
Lobster Pizza and Big Rigatoni are ideal for empty tummies begging to be filled.
To add to the theatrics, diners will delight in the giant tableside wheel of Parmesan, offering freshly
shaved dustings to each of Louey’s big Italian dishes. And no meal will be complete without trying
Louey’s signature dessert, a limoncello sorbet served in a whole lemon.

The drinks menu packs a punch starting with the 2-Sip Martini, a mini martini designed to kick start
the evening. To follow, a unique selection of cocktails that includes the bright and refreshing Hot
Pink Chihuahua, the house spin on a classic Spicy Louey Margarita and the Sbagliato Spider, a boozy
adult take on the memorable childhood spider.

The Espy Venue Manager Chad Kaya said Louey’s is a natural fit for the beloved location, “It’s the
ideal space for those wanting a good time and good food, and is the perfect balance between what’s
upstairs at Mya Tiger and the casual pub in the main entrance of the building”.

Louey’s Bar & Kitchen is now open at The Espy and bookings are now available at: https://loueys.com.au/, or via the Hotel Esplanade website.

The Esplanade Hotel is a valued client of Sense Communications.