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 […]

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 […]

Award-winning chef Matt Healy has revealed the menu and launch date for his new gastropub in Leeds – his third venture in his hometown in just a year. The Beehive in Thorner will open to the public on Saturday, July 27th Diners can expect a brand new menu packed full of pub classics – all […]

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.

Leeds Chef Matt Healy to Launch Third Venture in his Hometown Award-winning chef Matt Healy has announced the launch of a gastropub in his hometown of Leeds – his third venture in the city in just a year. The 36-year-old chef and his team Seventh Course Ltd will take over the reins at The Beehive […]

Formerly known as the True Briton, the large pub located in Meanwood will take on the new name of the Beck and Call when it reopens! The Beck & Call will have a preview weekend starting Saturday 25th May, the venue will feature a new children’s play area, beer garden and open kitchen. Under the new […]

Rosa’s Thai Cafe, the hugely popular restaurant group founded by Thai Chef Saiphin Moore, will open its first restaurant in Leeds on 4th May at the Trinity Centre. To celebrate the opening, diners visiting the restaurant will be treated to 50% off their food bill from Saturday 4th – Monday 6th May. Saiphin grew up […]

Unleash your inner warrior at TimberJacks! At TimberJacks you can head down and immerse yourself in one of histories oldest lumberjack sports. Currently they have  two venues across Shrewsbury and Kidderminster and their third is due to launch soon in Leeds! So who’s excited to throw some axes?! TimberJacks will be based at Burley Hill […]

Another tasty fired chicken restaurant is opening it’s doors soon! Residing opposite Zaap Thai in the site formerly occupied by Miah’s Kitchen, Yard & Coop will offer a 120-cover restaurant that will boast a great design as fresh as the chicken itself. We are delighted to reveal the launch date for the home of buttermilk […]

The city’s finest bars, all under one roof for a contest of cocktail creativity, Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd March 2019 The UK’s leading cocktail festival is back to bring together the city’s most exclusive bars in pop-up form, for two nights only on March 1-2, at Leeds Town Hall. Sixteen of the city’s finest […]

Merrion Street’s party central reputation is about to be sealed with the launch of a new bar that promises to inject your night out with an adrenaline shot of fun. Brought to you by the guys behind Roxy Ball Room, Loop is a sing-along party bar that specialises in cocktails, craft beer, karaoke and all […]

Inner city electronic returns to Leeds for another citywide celebration of electronic music and culture on Saturday June 1st 2019. Taking place across a selection of Leeds-based venues, this year’s festival will run for 24-hours, mirroring Leeds’ cultural renaissance as a European-style 24-hour city. The first names announced for the multi-venue event include Nina Kraviz, […]

Leeds may be a northern powerhouse when it comes to dining out, but a truly great chicken restaurant has so far passed it by! Hot on the heels of popular restaurants in Manchester and Liverpool, the Home of Buttermilk Fried Chicken is finally flying into Merrion Street in late February. Boasting a menu packed with […]

One of the best-loved bars in Headingley is currently being ‘Powered UP’ seeing the first floor transform into a beer-soaked gaming mecca. As of February, the first floor of The Head of Steam will boast an impressive mix of modern and classic gaming to keep visitors entertained. This includes a US pool table, 2 x European […]

Leeds-based operators to open New York-inspired restaurant and bar for second site Leeds-based operators Nick Julian and Jordan Franz are to open a New York-inspired restaurant and bar in the city for their second site. The duo will launch Union Square next month at the Merrion Centre, which is owned and managed by Town Centre […]