Expect a flurry of new restaurants and bars in Edinburgh as the summer festival season draws nearer. In particular, look out for Brewhemia.
Scheduled to open in July, Brewhemia will be a bar and restaurant on Market Street.
Previously Sportsters bar, the new venture is the result of a £2 million investment by Castle Leisure Group. CLG owns several bars and clubs across the Central Belt.
Housed in the basement of the Scotsman building, the new development has been two years in the planning.
Brewhemia will consist of five different areas spread over the premise’s 29,000 square feet.
Each area will have its own character. While concrete details are sparse at the moment, we understand that a ‘fantastical’ theme will be the guiding ethos.
Tracey McRorie, Commercial Director of CLG explains: ‘Brewhemia was born from our vision to create a completely new venue concept. A place where everyone can come together to enjoy great company, delicious food, great drinks and even better entertainment. We will have a choice of environments across the venue that evolve throughout the day in line with our customers’ needs.
‘We want to appeal to people of all ages and strive to accommodate every event, from a family lunch to a night of cocktails. The ethos of Brewhemia is “For the love of adventure” and we have worked very hard to encapsulate this adventurous spirit through each and every aspect of the brand.’
Previously the Executive Chef at Ghillie Dhu, award-winning chef Christopher MacDiarmid will head up the kitchen.
One of the most striking features at Brewhemia will be the six giant copper beer tanks.
Seemingly the next big thing in beer-led bars, they deliver tank-fresh beer to customers. We have never had the pleasure but we’re told that it’s like drinking a pint straight from the brewery.
Brewhemia on the Fringe
Obviously, it makes sense for Brewhemia to be up and running smoothly in time for the August festivals.
Not only will it be the first thing that many visitors see as they exit Waverley station onto Market Street but they are also running their own Fringe shows.
Debauchery at Brewhemia promises ‘a night of extravagance… Prepare for an evening of drinking, dancing and debauchery as Brewhemia takes you on an avant-garde adventure with bespoke acts and an unforgettable night of enchanting performances’.
Taking a more long term view, CLG have timed it well to fit in with the regeneration of Market Street and the surrounding area.
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