When Luke Reimann took over as licensee of the Botany View Hotel, he was looking forward to a new and exciting period in his long hospitality career, but it was just before the first lockdown, so things changed dramatically.

But Reimann took the opportunity to upgrade the pub’s live music space, making it a better place for bands and individuals to perform and as the industry bounces back that decision is paying off.

“Everything we do, is about showcasing great local and interstate musicians that complement our offerings and enable customers to get back to enjoying the mood and energy of live music,” Reimann said. “Live music has really taken a hit during COVID. Musicians have suffered, as have customers.

“We are determined to help bring live music back.”

He added: “When we came on board at the start of lockdown, we wanted to create an inviting and engaging space for bands to perform.”

“We installed a new permanent main stage and upgraded the sound system.  We also renovated a bunch of unused rooms to add some charm and the roof top garden was spruced up with lights and plants.

“It is an investment that is starting to pay off. The Botany View Hotel’s musical line up is now packed to the max and the crowds are coming back.

“As the economy recovers from the pandemic, people want to get back to enjoying their lives and living them to the fullest,” Reimann said.

“We have had an amazing line up of music gigs: Johnny Hunter, Polish Club, Papa Pilko and the Binrats, Caitlin Harnett and the Pony Boys, just to name a few. There is plenty of entertainment for everyone and lots to do. We are determined to ensure that we deliver a mix of live entertainment that suits everyone.”

As well as the live music the Botany View is also engaging customers with 28 taps, cocktails, a new menu and a roof garden.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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