It is just over a year ago since Asylum Bar on Namugongo Road opened to the public. And since then it has been steadily growing. Xclusive UG understands that bar owners Darius Mugisha, Henry Ssali and Edward Ssekalo have bought another bar, Mukono based XChange Bar and Grill. According to reports Asylum takes over the Mukono bar with immediate effect.
Previous owner, one Douglas Mazune, told Xclusive UG: “We would like to inform our esteemed customers that we have been acquired by Asylum Bar. They take over the bar immediately. The restaurant will only serve our corporate clientele as the premises undergo rebranding which has been embarked on immediately.
Asylum made an irresistible offer that made business sense to us. We are glad to have given a vibrant brand an opportunity to enter an exciting market. We shall continue working with Asylum in some aspects of d business.” This steady growth of the Asylum franchise comes just over the year sincethe three owners quit Bugolobi based Virgin Island bar (now Temptations bar) where they were partners with Dr. Innocent Nahabwe, the owner of Club Amnesia.
When the three boys started Asylum, their investment was relatively small. Asylum bar was just a small one counter bar with a maximum capacity of slightly over 200 people. But now Xclusive UG can confidently say that Asylum Bar is the most happening nightspot in the outskirts of Kampala City Centre. Yes! Asylum bar currently competes with only the likes of Guvnor, Club Silk and probably Club Venom.
And this is solely to the tireless dedication of the owners, Mugisha, Ssali and Ssekalo. In just over a year Asylum Investments- the parent company of Asylum bar- has a well-established and hygienic health club. The health club consists of a sauna, steam bath, massage parlor and gym. The bar has a kitchen section with all kinds of foods ranging from delicious snacks to local foods. The club has one of the plushest nightclubs with full air condition. It provides an amazing ambience. Congs to the boys!