A superior relaunch in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH bartender Mike Lynch has big plans for his Superico Bar & Lounge business as the venue prepares to reopen this month.

Superico, on Hanover Street, opened for a short time last summer in the former 99 Hanover Street premises. However, it was forced to close again within eight weeks due to the pandemic. Former owner Juan José Castillo Castro has now left the business and Lynch – who has worked in other Edinburgh bars including Bramble and Devil’s Advocate – has taken over.

Reopening on 22nd July, Superico is described as having a Chilean-inspired, art-deco design, with a focus on aperitivo-style drinks. Business partner Scott Wyse will open the neighbouring Superico Restaurant at 83 Hanover Street.

“I’m really excited to be bringing something ground-breaking, fun and vibrant to Edinburgh’s bar scene with our unique Latin American flair,” said Lynch.

“Already shortlisted for an international design award in New York this September, we’re really lucky to have a stylish and beautiful venue where guests can enjoy some show-stopping cocktails and bar snacks in a relaxed and sophisticated lounge bar setting.

“Later on in the evening, we’ll also be switching up the atmosphere by showcasing some great local DJs on our new sound system, including Edinburgh’s DJ Nasty P, who has supported Beyoncé.

“Superico has the ambition to quickly establish itself as Edinburgh’s best design-led cocktail bar and attract global recognition.”

Superico Bar & Lounge will operate Wednesday to Saturday, with Superico Restaurant opening Wednesday to Sunday.