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Behind the scenes of Camden Mile's newest cocktail bar and restaurant

It promises to be an old Irish pub, with a modern twist.

AUNGIER STREET IS getting a new bar and restaurant in the old derelict Delaneys site, and we went along to have a look at the progress.


We told you earlier in the week that the people who gave you the neighbouring Whitefriar Grill are leading the new cocktail bar and restaurant, Bow Lane.

It’s still very much a building site, but hopes to be complete and ready to rock in two weeks.


They’re currently underway with an extensive refurbishment of the old rundown unit, so this is what the bar looks like at the moment.

We’re told the general vibe is gritty and rustic, that “won’t be snobby in the slightest”. The plan is to be down to earth, with emphasis on entertainment and ‘having fun’.

003 Marble counters hope to bring an old-Irish feel.

The facade will eventually have rounded ‘old sweet shop’ windows, and decor that has an industrial-art-deco feel.


Now, it has more of a breakfast-roll and hi-vis-vest feel.

Head barman Dan Mulligan told us that the cocktail bar will sell “classic pub drinks with a twist”, combining Irish flavours with a topical twist.

He recommends you try the Bowsie, Jameson black barrel, crème de mure, grand marnier, grapefruit bitters, sugar syrup all stirred and strained over rocks, to finish smoked with dry sage and applewood 11.


IMG_0196u Head barman, Dan Mulligan

He tells that he hopes to run his bar like a kitchen, garnering his experience as a bar tender in Australia. Dockets will be issued and distributed out to mixologists, to slim down waiting time and speed up efficiency–often one of the downsides to cocktail bars.

IMG_0191u The roof of the restaurant.

We’re told the restaurant will take a similar modern old-Irish theme, and will be headed by Steve Levine, a New York native who hopes to bring some “melting-pot flavours” to a modern Irish menu.

They’re hoping for an opening in about two weeks. Godspeed, builders.

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