MSA provided complete design services for this authentic Scottish restaurant and tavern located directly across from the Aronoff Center for the Arts in the Backstage Entertainment District of Downtown Cincinnati. Extensive research and many trips to Scotland provided the foundation for the concept and the authenticity of Nicholson’s decor. Heavy, dark wood detail, brass, antique glass and light fixtures from Scotland create an impressive look. The grand center piece of the pub is the bar with over 80 linear feet of mahogany. The bar is sheltered with a towering, mahogany and copper roof that is supported by gilded Corinthian columns. In reverence to the fine European tradition of brewing and dispensing beer and whisky, Nicholson’s beer and liquor dispensing systems were imported from Scotland. Careful attention was applied to interior millwork and wall surface selections to emulate the authentic feel of a Scottish Pub.