Close to Christ Church Cathedral, this venue is deceptive in a number of ways. From the outside, it’s pretty nondescript, just like many other older Dublin bars. Inside, the pokey bar with TV usually showing sport or news, is equally uninspiring. However, head upstairs and you'll discover a beautiful, welcoming lounge with nice, natural fire, red carpets and drapes and comfortable furniture. While the customers on the ground floor seem very much like locals, the first floor drinkers are a tad more diverse - slightly bohemian young people sharing air with middle aged-drinkers. There’s no music, just the sound of chat, drinking and glasses clinking. The top floor is a reasonably-priced, well-regarded seafood restaurant.