The unassuming tavern and brothel stands barely a block from the Jeggare River on Warehouse Way. Though overshadowed by the more popular and famous alehouses and inns around Korvosa, the place is famed among locals and adventurers in the know, and Brask's brews are held as the best in the city. Eel's End may offer more vices, but the Dwarve's Axe is said to offer only the finest. Shiver and other drugs are not to be found here. Ale, whiskey, beer, mead, and other libations are in abundance though, along with some of the prettiest girls one is likely to see this close to the docks.
Brask, the dwarf who owns the titular axe and the tavern is often described as gruff, ruff, crude, and rude. He has thrown people out for stealing, and the semi-often brawls that happen always have him in the middle of it. Those that point out his faults often also point out his kindness. Many of the girls and boys that work for him were once street urchins with no one to care for them. All of the regulars know better than to harm one of his employees and those who visit for the first time are told that when a girl, or boy, says "no," you drop it. Few rarely ignore this and fewer still try a second time. Despite being a brothel, Brask never forces anyone into that role, if they don't want it, though his fair treatment and intolerance towards violence against those in his employee have gained him the respect, affections, and services of a good number of the free lance prostitutes.