07/04/2019 - Opening speech on top of the Bar.
The flame of The ASH has now been blazing in Dortmund for a good 50 days. After the grand opening in May 2019, when around 1,800 guests gathered on the spacious patio and in the restaurant, there was hardly any time for Haroon Akhtar's team to take a breather.
Faster than expected, word had spread about the address for the new American Grill & Bar, and so numerous new guests turned up right from the start. After all, The ASH at the Europaplatz offers 250 seats in the restaurant alone. There are just as many seats available on the patio, which has turned out to be the much sought-after "place to be" due to the summer weather.
Haroon Akhtar explained the huge popularity as follows: "We are a restaurant, but also a bar and a club. People go to The ASH for lunch or dinner, in the evening for a drink with colleagues at the bar, or with the whole family on Sunday for brunch. It's catching on." That versatility is also a big plus in the Summer. In the shade on the patio or rather in the air-conditioned interior: with homemade lemonade, iced tea and a crisp, fresh salad, it's easy to enjoy The ASH Dortmund.
Friday and Saturday evenings are also popular when a DJ makes a guest appearance at The ASH and creates the right atmosphere with his tunes - including partying at the bar. With regard to more serious events: Already in the first weeks, The ASH was booked for corporate events and, on short notice, was also transformed into a real VIP lounge. In Dortmund, Haroon Akhtar and his ASHbees are already looking forward to the next 50 days and everything that comes after that.
The ASH Dortmund
Phone +49 (0) 231 22 61 46 00
Monday to Thursday 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 11:30 AM - Midnight
Sunday and public Holiday 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM