Pan-Asian cocktail bar to take over former Norman Bar on Call Lane

A Pan-Asian cocktail bar is taking over the former Norman Bar on Call Lane in Leeds.

By Rebecca Marano
Saturday, 16th November 2019, 11:45 am
The Power, Corruption and lies team Rhys Ali, Harley Ali, Ross Millar,Bront Edgar &Ruariadh Sim.
The Power, Corruption and lies team Rhys Ali, Harley Ali, Ross Millar,Bront Edgar &Ruariadh Sim.

It follows the permanent closure of Norman Bar after a mass brawl led to licencing problems.

The new venue is called 'Power, Corruption & Lies' and will specialise innovative cocktails, authentic sake and Pan-Asian small plates.

Dishes on offer include moreish bar snacks like Chicken Karaage & Szechuan Aioli, Massaman Spiced Crab and Aged Beef Rump Cap.

There will also be a revolving selection of Dim Sum and Bao as well as an an ever-changing line up of guest wines and Asian-inspired spirits,.

The bar has undergone a drastic refurbishment that has revealed the site's original features and brickwork and the new minimalist decor is centered around a huge 40-foot bar.

Power, Corruption & Lies, named after the seminal record from New Order, will be a bar that draws on its love for disco.

Regular late night DJs will track the genre from it’s birth through to the present day, honouring the originators and innovators of the movement.

The new is part of the Akito family, headed up by Leeds bar veteran Paul Lane, who has over 20 years of experience in the industry.

One of the minds behind Oporto, Neon Cactus, Jake’s Bar & Still Room and Knaves Kitchen, Paul has more than made his mark on the independent Leeds food & drink scene.

Paul said: "We’re so excited to open our first brand new venue as Akito and the team have knocked it out of the park, creating an incredible food & drink offering.

"For our first venue to be opening on Call Lane where I’ve spent over half my life is a dream come true.

"Can’t wait to get the doors open!”

Power, Corruption & Lies will launch on Saturday, November 23.

Reservations and enquiries can be made by calling 0113 4300 144 or by emailing [email protected]