With its red walls and (we hope) ironic erotica, this used to be the celeb hangout of choice in Dublin. Its impact has worn off somewhat, but that's good news for those who don't want to talk their way past door men; anyone well turned-out will probably get in. It still has its fair share of poseurs and wannabe celebs, but it's a good spot for a cocktail if you go in with an 'up for it' attitude. If you don't feel like dancing, head for "the Library," where floor-to-ceiling bookcases and well-worn leather Chesterfields evoke a Victorian gentlemen's club. Open daily from 11pm to 3am.
- © Frommer's 2013