Cut Throat was born when childhood friends Jimmy Reichwein and Tom Sadd, moved to Amsterdam following the devastation of their hometown, Christchurch, New Zealand, in the 2011 earthquake

Cut Throat first opened its doors in 2013 in a small shop on the Warmoestraat, serving speciality coffee alongside barber treatments. The shop was a huge success, with lines outside on the daily. This inspired the founders to find a bigger location, somewhere they could create a new concept, merging their passion for barbering, food and drinks. 

When the opportunity arose to move the barbershop to the old stock exchange building on Beursplein 5, they didn’t have to think twice. 

"Cut Throat was never about a look or trend, it was about creating a place we would want to hang out ourselves"