Axe House to launch second Dubai bar

EXCLUSIVE: Wildly popular London-themed bar to open new location

Bars, Nightlife & Music

Axe House has made a massive impact since it shoulder-barged its way on to the Dubai scene, oiling its hipster beard and twirling its moustache.

The bar known for its rough-around-the-edges, Hoxton and Shoreditch London vibes in JLT is getting ready to expand, and boy we’re excited about this.

The folk at Axe House JLT have confirmed that a second, bigger and even more hipsterish Axe House is coming to Dubai, and it’ll be opening later this year.

Axe House SZR is going to be coming to The H Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road, taking over the space formerly occupied by Amika.

It means that one of the most popular bars in JLT is going to be migrating north and joining popular British pub The Lion by Nick & Scott.

We’ve been told to expect the bar to take its rough, hipster concept and go even bigger.

“Take the grunginess and the hipster vibes of Axe House JLT, and multiply it by 50,” said Ross Ledingham, co-founder of Ledingham Drake Solutions and the man leading the expansion of Axe House.

We’ve heard that the new bar will take its design concept to the extreme (barbed wire, anyone?), and, excitingly, Axe House SZR will be adjoined to a daring new venue, but more details on that will be coming soon.

While we can expect a few tweaks to be made to the menu, the bar will feature largely the same selection of food, albeit with one or two differences. That said, the bar’s perennially popular and permanently packed ladies’ night will be making its way to the new venue, along with the most of its other ongoing events and nights.

Every Tuesday at Axe House JLT, ladies can get four free drinks from 8pm until midnight, but everyone in the bar can get two-for-one on every drink on the menu until midnight.

Now that’s a deal we’re looking forward to seeing make its way 27.6km up Sheikh Zayed Road.

Meanwhile, back in JLT, Axe House JLT has gained approval for an expansion which will see its outdoor non-smoking section increase in size and capacity.

We’re expecting room for another 45 people outside, and we can’t wait to see how it looks when work finishes later in the summer.

For now, bring on the brand-new Axe. We’ll be bringing you the latest on its arrival as soon as we get more details.
Axe House SZR coming soon. The H Dubai, www.axehouse.com.

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