The space that Bar Mingo occupies became available towards the end of 2007. Two ideas for the space emerged:
First, the need for a place for people to wait for dinner at Caffe Mingo.
Secondly, the need for a bar that acted as a bar, with food in smaller portions and meant to share.
Mike Cronan and Joe Cleary are partners in the new venture. Both have worked at the popular Italian food restaurant Caffe Mingo for thirteen years.