Brewhemia

Brewhemia
1a Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE
  • Telephone 0131 226 9560
  • Opening times Mon–Thu 8am–midnight; Fri & Sat 8am–1am; Sun 8am–11pm.
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 10am–midnight; Fri/Sat 10am–1am; Sun 10am–11pm. Cafe: Mon–Thu 7.30am–midnight; Fri/Sat 7.30am–1am; Sun 7.30am–11pm
  • Food served Mon–Sun 7.30am–10pm
  • Email
  • Website brewhemia.co.uk
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Brewhemia

With enough room for a café, prosecco bar, boudoir, taproom, bothy and beer palace (with six giant copper beer tanks), Brewhemia offers sophistication and adventure in equal measure.

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Formerly the Sportsters and City sports bar and nightclub complex, Brewhemia represents a radical overhaul of the changing nightlife industry. The building started out as the old printing rooms of the Scotsman; now each room is loosely themed around the story of a Leith boy from the 1800s who travelled to Europe before returning home with influences from afar. There is a French-style boudoir, a subtly Scottish tartan taproom, a gin bothy which is part Highlands/part après-ski, and the centrepiece is a large, copper-decked Czech beer palace which hosts bands, performers, DJs and piano players over the weekend. Good-quality food takes in brunch, steaks served on a hot stone, burgers and salads, as well as more distinctive dishes like a meaty lobster and crayfish cocktail in Bloody Mary-infused sauce and a well-presented plate of German chicken schnitzel with bratkartoffeln (fried potatoes) and red cabbage coleslaw. With its broad focus on food, craft beer, prosecco and wine Brewhemia is very much designed to have broad appeal, particularly to groups. Yet there’s enough space that most customers will be able to find a part of it to make their own.

The List's rating
7.2

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David Pollock visited Brewhemia
  • High point: The Great Gatsby meets Moulin Rouge theme
  • Low point: The Beer Palace gets livelier than an average restaurant at weekends
  • Notable dish: Brewhemia meatballs with saffron rice, sofrito and chorizo sauce.
  • Average price: £18 (lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Thu: piano jukebox; Fri/Sat: piano music, DJ and bands; Sun: choir and swing band.
  • Capacity: 1852
  • Largest group: 1000 (negotiable on enquiry)
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 23
  • House wine: £16 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 8 events at this location

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Brewhemian Shindig

Brewhemia Shindig: a large, lively party. We welcome you to Scotland's only beer palace for a shindig like no other! A palace of mystery and adventure awaits. Our Creative Clique will be mystifying you with spectacular immersive performances throughout the night as our live musicians take you on an audible journey.

Fri 3 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 4 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 10 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 25 Aug

Brewhemia's Festival Showcase

Brewhemia Brewhemia are presenting some of the finest acts of this year's festival. Join us for an evening of top entertainment, wondrous delights and debauchery in Scotland’s only beer palace. Treat yourself to a sample of the Fringe every Tuesday night, featuring special performances from our in-house Creative Clique…

Tue 7 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 14 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 21 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Brewhemia's Quizingo

James Miller and the Brewhemia Creative Clique A quiz and bingo, stitched together in a glittery wild fury! Brewhemia presents a wild night of games, indulgence and sparkle. Whap your dabbers oot, give your head a good rub and get ready to play! This is one night you won't forget in a hurry. Don your sparkliest…

Mon 6 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 13 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 20 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Howl at the Moon

Brewhemia Celebrating its first year, Howl at the Moon puts you in control! Showcasing Scotland's first and only live request jukebox, our duelling pianists go head to head taking on your requests! It's simple – write down your requests and our musical maestros will belt it out on our baby grand pianos. Brewhemia is…

Thu 2 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 9 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 16 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 30 Aug

Howl at the Moon

Regular Thursday event with a live duelling piano jukebox.

Thu 19 Jul

Free / 0131 226 9560

Thu 26 Jul

Free / 0131 226 9560

Speakeasy Sessions

Brewhemia Treat yourself to a chilled Sunday at Brewhemia. Our Speakeasy Sessions feature a mixture of a capella, choirs, and jazz from the legendary Ali Affleck, afternoon to night! Whether you want to sing your heart out or have a jive – our Sunday music sessions are right for you.

Sun 5 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 12 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 19 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 26 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wünderbar Wednesday

Brewhemia An Alpine treat to get over that midweek pisté. We're going to have a Wünderbar Wednesday! Our live musicians will get you into that aprés ski mood! Come on down and listen to Edinburgh's freshest sound LoFi! Age category: 14+

Wed 8 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 15 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 22 Aug

The Beer Palace

Free / 0131 226 9560

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wunderbar Wednesdays

Alpine tapas, live music and plenty of beer.

Wed 18 Jul

Free / 0131 226 9560

Wed 25 Jul

Free / 0131 226 9560

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