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18 Jul, 2013

New alcohol-free bar debuts in London’s trendiest district – The Independent


The last time dry bars could be described as being in vogue, we had a Queen Empress on the throne and men still wore stove pipe hats. And yet, bang in the middle of London’s most trendy borough, a new one is set to open this weekend.

Called Redemption, it harks back to the inglorious days of the late 19th century, when The British Workmen’s Public Houses served the God-fearing, flat-cap-wearers of the north aerated milk and tea, instead of beer and wine.

Given that this latest incarnation is housed on top of Trendy Netil House in London Fields – not a place known as a magnet for the devout – it is unsurprisingly devoid of an overhanging temperance message. As its owner, Catherine Salway, makes clear – she only wants it to be a temple of fun and good health.

Read the rest: A new bar in London’s Trendiest district has everything… except alcohol  – The Independent.