Popular Edinburgh sports bar to undergo £2.3 million makeover

A popular Edinburgh sports bars will undergo a major makeover which will see it move to a neighbouring building - just across the road.

Saturday, 12th October 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Monday, 14th October 2019, 4:00 pm
The well-loved sports bar will have a new home across the road

Belushi’s on Market Street has become known amongst sports fans to watch the biggest football and rugby matches, as well as more niche sports such as NFL and AFL, offering multiple screens and impressive food and drink deals combined with a party atmosphere and state-of-the-art audio visual.

In the move, the city centre venue will move into a bigger and smarter new home to enable a more cutting-edge sports viewing experience, less than 50ft away on the opposite side of Market Street.

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“It’s an incredibly exciting move for us and we’re really looking forward to welcoming many new customers.”

The move follows a £2.3m investment by parent company Beds and Bars, which operates both Belushi’s and the neighbouring a 180-bed hostel, St Christopher’s Inn.

Beyond sports events, another feature of the new-look Belushi’s in Edinburgh will be regular live music events.

Olivia added: “It’s been really important for us to provide a new space to accommodate up and coming music talent. With limited venues on the circuit nowadays, this was something we wanted to get right and have invested a lot into.”

Olivia added: “There will be loads going on so we will definitely have something for everyone. And just to make it even better, the space has a really edgy, industrial design with some very instagrammable graphics and neon signs.

“Anyone who has never been to Belushi’s or hasn’t been for a long time should definitely come and check out this new place.”

While the bulk of the Edinburgh investment will be in the new venue, the original hostel will also benefit from a series of improvements and upgrades, including a revamped reception, chillout and breakfasting area in the narrow strip of the building occupied by the current Belushi’s.

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