£2 million investment to change Edinburgh’s entertainment and dining landscape

Edinburgh’s newest food, drink and entertainment venue will open in July 2017. Brewhemia is a ground breaking new venture from Castle Leisure Group (CLG) which sees an investment of £2 million into the iconic Scotsman Building basement. The venue poses a paradigm shift in food, drinks, and entertainment where everyone can revel in the wonder of Brewhemia. With two years of planning and development laying the foundations, it will be a unique and unforgettable experience.

CLG have traded the Market Street site successfully for the last 13 years but felt it was time to introduce a brand new, innovative offering into the booming food and drink scene in Edinburgh. Previously a site for the company’s award-winning Sportsters Bar & Diner and City Nightclub twin scene, the venue takes in some 29,000 sq feet and presented the perfect opportunity for a brand overhaul whilst being part of the rejuvenation of Market Street and the Old Town.

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, with 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.

Working with a clear vision of what they wanted to achieve CLG have partnered with a team of designers and fabricators to create a truly unique brand for Brewhemia, a fresh, new-look venue to welcome those who dare to be different. The interior will be a fantastical space, six impressive giant copper beer tanks will feature, the first of their kind in Scotland. The space encapsulates very separate areas, each with their own identity and story to tell.

The team at Brewhemia are excited to welcome the award-winning Christopher MacDiarmid on board as Head Chef for the new operation. Previously the Executive Chef at Ghillie Dhu, Chris is a well-travelled and highly accomplished chef who will bring his 19 years of experience to present an exciting and innovative dining experience at Brewhemia.

The opening also brings employment opportunities for over 100 people in the city centre, employees can become Brewhemians and welcome fellow Brewhemians to Edinburgh’s largest, most unique, food, drink and entertainment venue.

Website: Brewhemia

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