09 MAY 2022, DUBAI, UAE: Electric Pawn Shop, a hedonist, exotic,
dystopian counter culture Asian Mediterranean bar restaurant inspired by
the 70s Chinatown of New York is now open at The H Dubai Hotel this May.
The concept is the brainchild of two like-minded friends and
entrepreneurs, lifestyle creator and bar mastermind Lynn Lin and
cultural innovator and music professional, Lobito Brigante - both
globally acclaimed and respected in their arenas.
Electric Pawn Shop is the successor to Electric Bing Sutt, created by
Lin in Lebanon which won Best Bar in Africa and the Middle East 2019 in
The World's 50 Best Bars. The bar saw an abrupt demise as the Beirut
explosion in 2020 devastated the venue in its entirety. Using their
combined creativity, expertise in music and entrepreneurship, Lobito and
Lin team up to rise from the ashes of the fate of Electric Bing Sutt,
and converge counter culture, underground music, contemporary design,
innovative drinking and dining experiences into Electric Pawn Shop.
Inspired by one of the oldest Far Eastern businesses brought into New
York, Electric Pawn Shop is the certified broker of counter culture in
Dubai, bringing a multilayered authentic experience and defying generic
standard nightlife expectations.
Drink aficionados may indulge in inventive cocktails like 'Shanghai
Superfly' and 'Straight Outta Malacca' as well as new wave natural vino
by Foradori and Orin Swift. Meanwhile, signature dishes such as the
'Pattaya Disco Prawn,' 'Sizzling Muay Thai Ducking Noodle,' and 'Lucky
777 Beef Volcano’ are sure to entice even the most discerning foodies.
“I want to innovate and create the next generation of bars and
restaurants that would showcase contemporary Asian counter culture,
food, drink, design and lifestyle. I believe that other cultural
cuisines have seen modern interpretations, and it is clear there is a
huge scope in the Asian category to transcend. We’re challenging the
status quo of bar lifestyles one shop at a time, starting with Electric
Pawn Shop.” states Lynn Lin, Co-Founder of Electric Pawn Shop.
Eclectic underground music surrounds the venue, delivering funk-laced
beats from different genres played through a top-of-the-line custom
built sound system. Curated by Lobito Brigante, Electric Pawn Shop has
established a music program that will showcase both emerging and
world-renowned artists, producers and musicians to give the venue a
fresh take for guests to enjoy every flavour of food, drink and taste in
“Since I started creating concepts in the UAE, my goal has always been
to bring an innovative, authentic and culturally disruptive experience
to Dubai. The majority of places just offer more of the same generic
formulas and for me personally this is a huge step to create a counter
culture venue and, through our neon haze, match world class music
selection and skills to a global standard of bar culture,” says Lobito
Brigante, Co-Founder of Electric Pawn Shop.
Embodying its eccentric nature in its decor, the Electric Pawn Shop
space features fragmented concrete island bars, a neon-lit stainless
steel Asian pavilion hanging by a giant indoor construction crane, a
massive collection of curated rare original vinyl records, a glass brick
centre stage DJ booth, neon-lit water tank art piece, intimate red
velvet couple seats, an indoor amphitheatre, sci-fi style cocktail
laboratory and street photography showcasing iconic New York Chinatown
Keeping the spirit of a tight-knit community close to the heart,
Electric Pawn Shop offers its vibrant space as a platform to serve
unique and culturally-fuelled nightlife offerings in an atmosphere that
highlights the attractive Asian mystique with New York's effortless
coolness. In the long run, Electric Pawn Shop aims to establish the most
creative Asian themed hospitality brand growing from the Middle East to
the rest of the world that advocates a daring attitude, an independent
style and a distinguished originality, beginning the movement by
displaying the bar’s immersive counter culture and savvy drinking and
dining experiences, one revolutionary pawn shop at a time.
Electric Pawn Shop is open everyday from 6:00pm till late at the Ground
Floor of The H Dubai Hotel. Say hello to Electric Pawn Shop on social
media: @electricpawnshop. For reservations, call 0505865510, or
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