A bar of contrasts; probably one reason I have always enjoyed this place to such an extent. During the day it is a laid back Irish pub, with a roaring fire in the winter, little tables and stools, an Irish session potentially to add some music to the experience. At night it teams with all sorts of people; I’ve seen young and old joining in the masses that gather to dance and party to a DJ that never seems to have any clear style of music (random 80s pop will quickly change to the most recent hit). It can feel cozy (by day) and cramped (by night), yet there is always that feeling of openness as a result of the high ceilings- which allows them to have a massive Christmas tree during the holiday season. Irish traditionals such as Guinness and Smithwicks are poured along with American macro and micro brews, so the beer has always pleased, besides the slightly steep price. With all these contrasts bouncing off each other, it’s easy to be jaded with this bar, yet maybe its all those things that make it such a fun place to grab a pint.