SkyCity Entertainment has rolled out plans for a “key pillar” of its $330m Adelaide expansion, with a project named ‘The District’ to feature Australia’s first fully functioning microbrewery inside a casino.
The District at SkyCity, revealed after a “historic partnership” with Pirate Life, plans to put together all attractions at level one, including a poker zone, sports bar, microbrewery Pirate Life, live entertainment, and bistro.
Pirate Life co-founder Michael Cameron explained: “When we arrived in Adelaide, a big part of our ambition was to create a brewery that resonated with South Australians.
“After establishing Pirate Life in Hindmarsh, followed by the move and expansion in Port Adelaide, the ability to partner with The District at SkyCity as part of their transformation is another fantastic step on the journey. We look forward to sharing the Pirate Life experience with more South Australians, as well as tourists visiting the state.”
Other important transformation works recently undertaken in the heritage building include a repainting of the Marble Hall for the first time since the Adelaide Casino was opened in 1985, as well as renovation and extension of the Baccarat Pavilion.
It is estimated that the project will generate approximately 1,000 jobs during construction and 700 ongoing positions upon completion, with recruitment for some positions already begun and to continue until mid-2021.
David Christian, general manager of SkyCity Adelaide, commented on the plans: “The District at SkyCity, featuring the dynamic Pirate Life team, is the final piece of the puzzle at SkyCity Adelaide; creating a vibrant live entertainment space on level one in the current heritage building.
“During the recent closure of the Adelaide Casino, construction projects were able to continue on the expansion and hotel site, as well as within our beautiful heritage building, where The District at SkyCity will come to life on level one later this year.”