Lowe’s Dirty Martini

Billy Lowe

Billy Lowe is back in the driving seat at Saltire Taverns and already he has big plans for Le Monde. He wants to turn, what was formerly Paris, into an upmarket jazz lounge aimed at an over 30s age group, and called Dirty Martini. Billy told the DRAM, “I’ve been inspired by top jazz clubs in New York and places such as London’s Ronnie Scott’s. I want to create an upmarket jazz and cabaret bar that older people feel comfortable coming to. Where they can enjoy a quality experience, whether it be dining or drinking, combined with live music. And we will be aiming at getting top class jazz musicians here.” He continues, “There are not too many places in Edinburgh where older people and couples feel comfortable. We aim to provide an environment that is sophisticated, and not just a club with loud music.”
The plans were unveiled before the city council’s licensing committee earlier this month where the firm presented supporting letters from the music industry as part of an application for a 3am licence. Stephen McGowan, of Lindsays who represent Saltire Taverns, said, “This will be a venue like nothing else in Edinburgh, or Scotland for that matter.” He added, “This is the kind of thing the music industry would be delighted to have in Scotland.” The board will vote on the proposed change of usage and late licence next month.

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