Adrian Gomes and business partner Andrew Samways have acquired the lease on the former Belmont Bar and plan to relaunch it as The Tippling House in August following a major revamp.
The late night basement bar, which is named after 18th century Jamaican taverns, will feature exposed granite walls, wooden floors, vintage cabinets and booth seating.
The 110-capacity bar will offer table service and major in “fine spirits and freshly-made cocktails”.
Gomes told SLTN opening a bar is a long-held ambition.
“The aim has always been to open my own place,” he said. “It’s been a long time coming.”