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1a Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE
  • Telephone 0131 226 9560
  • Opening times Mon & Tue 9am–11pm; Wed & Thu 9am–12am; Fri & Sat 9am–1am; Sun 9am–12am
  • Food served Mon–Sun 10am–9.15pm
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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.

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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

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