Service is provided by cool twenty-somethings (usually fashionably tattooed), with a keen sense of the bare minimum that is required to carryout the job.
Seating compromises hard, uncomfortable chairs and stools which have been selected to fit the vintage aesthetic, except as with most vintage inspired establishments, Alfred (Northbar) have confused vintage with old, second hand tat.
Drinks come under the quality banner of hit-and-miss, and the price banner of expensive and ridiculous.
Alfred is fashionable. It serves fashionable drinks to fashionable people in a fashionable setting.