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Bow Lane

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars
Bow Lane Dublin
Photograph: Courtesy Bow Lane Bow Lane Dublin

Time Out says

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An atmospheric, Art Deco bar serving modern Irish fare alongside craft-made cocktails just south of the admittedly touristic Temple Bar

Sister restaurant to much-loved Whitefriar Grill next door, larger, darker Bow Lane focuses on its beverage offerings. Cocktails are complimented with a carefully-curated wine list, extensive beer options, and classic gastropub grub. With its dark wood parquet floors, exposed brick, leather stools, velvet booths, and candle lighting, it exudes a sophisticated yet casual vibe. The look may not be original, but rich jade accents and class tracks help attract a range of night owls from after-date drinkers to stag and hen parties. On Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holiday Monday mornings (ok, afternoons), Bow Lane does a two-hour bottomless brunch. Their mantra is “Socialise, Imbibe, Eat” and so as long as you want to partake in any of the three, you won’t leave disappointed.

Time Out tip: Skip the food and focus on the expertly slung beverages. The bar and restaurant sections are separate, so make sure you’re on the right side if you hope to be seated for a meal. After brunch on Saturday, there is a #MoreFromFour special, where two craft cocktails are only 12 Euros until 7pm. It’s easy to whittle the day away here without noticing.  

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By: Elizabeth Smith



Address: 17 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Opening hours: Wed-Thurs 4pm-12am; Fri 4pm-2am; Sat 10:30am-2am; Sun 10:30am-12am
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