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The UK’s ‘proper pizza’ brand is poised to serve up their hottest student offers to date this September with a series of giveaways and events pencilled in for fresher’s week. MOD PIZZA will be dropping into student halls and taking over nightclubs across Leeds, Leicester, Nottingham and Coventry, delivering tasty deals on their legendary, made […]

The Head of Steam is preparing to unleash its third Leeds venue this September, when they transform the space previously occupied by Lloyds Bank on Park Row into their 16th UK site. The modern pub promises to deliver its usual mixture of high-quality local and international craft ales, irresistible food and retro gaming. The eye-watering £1 […]

Leeds company Escapism Bar Group has added to its successful string of independent bars in the city centre announcing that it has taken over the popular speakeasy The Maven. Husband and wife team Phil and Mel Harrison already operate six bars – The Mean Eyed Cat and Verve, both on Merrion Street, and Call Lane […]

Since hitting up Merrion Street in the newly rejuvenated Northern Quarter last year, Roxy Ball Room have gone from strength to strength, replicating the success of their flagship Boar Lane venue. As the booze and ball games entertainment mecca continues its evolution, their latest announcement is sure to get the city’s night owls and gaming […]

Harvey Nichols Leeds launches a new concept small plate menu at the Fourth Floor Bar that champions seasonality Offering customers a refreshed dining experience, the carefully curated menu of small plates and snacks showcases savoury favourites such as beef tartare with malthouse sourdough and beef dripping butter, cured salmon with avocado mousse, alongside a selection of […]

Yumbles reveal the ultimate quiz for gin lovers to find out the gin that best suits their personality Whether it’s a classic gin and tonic a gin-based cocktail or simply drinking the spirit neat – it’s clear that gin is definitely the on-trend drink to enjoy. Thanks to the popularity of the spirit increasing, so […]

Leeds Rum Festival is at The Corn Exchange, Leeds City Centre, on Saturday September 21st from 7pm ‘til late Back for its fourth year, the original Leeds Rum Festival returns to the Corn Exchange in September for one night only – and this time it has teamed up with the Black Music Festival. “We are really excited to be […]

The Leeds nightlife scene is about to get a hot-as-hell upgrade with the arrival of Dollhouse. Residing in a beautiful grade-II listed building in the city centre’s historical Hirst’s Yard, this picture-perfect bar presents a fresh new concept from local lad and platinum selling artist Tom Zanetti and DJ and entrepreneur Kane Towning.

With no expense spared, the sky is the limit at Dollhouse. Located down a cobbled street just off Call Lane, the bar formerly known as Red Door is currently undergoing an outrageously lavish makeover that will see it transformed into the city’s most Insta-worthy destination. It’s going to be off the Richter Scale!

The quarter of a million pound investment ensures that this opulent hot-spot will feature a sound system as dynamic as the bar itself, so expect your favourite beats to pop when they drop in crystal clear surround sound.

As well as providing an unparalleled entertainment and music experience, Dollhouse will be a place to enjoy the high life. With VIP tables aplenty and a drinks menu boasting signature cocktails, premium international spirits, champagne and more, this is a space designed for making memories, whether it’s date night with your bae or a birthday celebration with the crew.


Dollhouse will launch with a star-studded private VIP, party on Saturday 27th July, and then open for business with no less than four public launch nights between 1-4th August, which will tie in nicely with the city wide ‘Pride’ celebrations

The brainchild of Tom Zanetti and fellow entrepreneur and DJ Kane Towning, the tour-de-force duo’s first bar has been a long time coming. Having toured the world together promoting and performing at some of the planets biggest clubs and festivals, Dollhouse is a fusion of the pairs savvy industry knowledge and passion for music and parties. Tom is already familiar face on the UK dance scene, and has dropped several bangers via Sony Music.

His dark and dirty 2016 smash ‘You Want Me’ topped the iTunes chart and has amassed over 30 million streams on Spotify. Follow up track ‘More & More’ swallowed up tabloid news column inches, thanks to its steamy music video shot in the Ibiza Hills with model Demi Rose.

Appearances on Love Island, MTV’s Just Tattoo of Us, Good Morning Britain and 4Music Live have only solidified his hot-property status, and he can often be found hanging out at red carpet events mixing with the likes of Idris Elba, Mist and JayKae.

Tom is currently on his summer 2019 tour, which includes a residency at the ultra-exclusive Sisu in Marbella alongside Craig David, DJ EZ and Steel Banglez. Tom had this to say ahead of the launch:

“After a whirlwind decade of music and running sell-out events, we felt the stars were aligned when it came to bringing Dollhouse to our hometown. The people of Leeds know how to have a good time, and this venue is the perfect blank canvas to create the ultimate nightlife destination. Kane and I go way back, and we’ve always known how to play to our strengths to turn and create a great party. The concept is going to be something really special and what we have worked 15 years towards – we can not wait to bring Dollhouse to Leeds!”

In contrast, long-time friend and business partner Kane Towning likes to keep a lower profile, yet is no stranger to success himself.

As the mastermind behind the now legendary Made In Leeds Festival and other event brand goliaths, Kane is first and foremost a businessman with a sharp eye for the next big thing. When he’s not working on his next event, Kane can be found playing in the best clubs across the world as an acclaimed DJ. After falling in love with music and mixing at the age of 13, Kane has gone onto carve an impressive DJ career of his own. His recent Tech remix of Meduza’s ‘Piece of Your Heart’ with Josh Hunter has been filling dancefloors across Europe and even landed plays on BBC Radio One.

In 2020, Tom and Kane will be celebrating 10 years of their iconic club brand Sleepin is Cheatin. The SIC brand has taken the pair on a bona-fide rollercoaster ride, that includes countless parties, festivals, merchandise, The SIC Life tv show and a Warner Music backed record label.

If anyone knows how to get the party started, it’s these two. So, who’s ready for Dollhouse? Details of the VIP launch will be arriving soon, so watch this space. Playtime is almost here.

Our canine friends like a good day out as much as we do, so this Leeds bar’s event will be perfect for their next outing. Does your pet Schnauzer have an award-worthy beard? Does your labradoodle have the waggiest tail on the block? Or, could you and your beloved border collie be the next Ashleigh […]

The premier gaming bar in Leeds is celebrating a big win at the 2019 National Pub and Bar Awards, after walking away with three prestigious gongs. Boar Lane’s Roxy Ball Room have been named the Best Bar in West Yorkshire, beating off tough competition from some of the county’s best-loved bars. The flagship Roxy Leisure […]

Blackhouse is the ultimate place to be in Leeds when it comes to prime steak and premium cocktails, and their latest menu is once again full of temptation. Add to this the arrival of a stunning Gin Garden for al-fresco cocktail sipping and an event calendar worth clearing your diary for, and you’ve got summer […]

Vice & Virtue have made waves in the city since launching back in 2016, and their success story has been as much about their constant evolution as the food itself! True to form, they are heading towards summer 2019 with a newly-appointed Head Chef, an assortment of seductive dishes and a few cosmetic tweaks. Jonathan […]

After the phenomenal sell-out success of The Cocktail Experience over the past few years, the city’s best loved cocktail event is back for 2019 with a twist. Taking place on Saturday 8th June, The Summer Cocktail Experience will be taking over The Faversham between 2-8pm, bringing Leeds’ first cocktail festival come rain or shine. The […]

With beer lovers increasingly searching for high-quality, locally made beer – and a cool place to drink it – taproom-style events like the LS6 Beer Festival are catching on to the trend. The festival, taking place at Left Bank Leeds from 9-11 May, brings together five independent breweries from the Leeds area. Attendees will sip […]

From ice-cold craft beers and creative cocktails, to hearty dishes with a subtle edge, Dough in the City has established itself as a rebellious modern pub with its own distinct flavour. Brought to you by the award-winning team behind Vice & Virtue, Feed and Aperitivo, founders Laura and Luke have built up a loyal foodie […]

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