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Barfly: The Green Room

117-126, Upper Sheriff Street

Published 03/06/2011 | 05:00

If it's unsold apartments and empty office blocks you are looking for, then the Dublin's Docklands is well provisioned. What the area has traditionally lacked, however, are decent bars. Granted, there are a smattering of 'locals only' establishments but, frankly, these tend to be the sort of places where you will feel like a gatecrasher.

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With the unveiling of the new O2 enormodome, matters have improved. In addition to the subterranean Harry's Bar -- only open on gig nights -- and the futuristic Gibson Hotel, now there comes the Green Room, a chic piano bar at the top end of Sheriff Street, close to the Luas line.

There are acres of scrumptious couches, wood-panel decor and lighting which strikes the right balance between evoking a mood and leaving you in quasi-darkness. We can't quite bring ourselves to recommend you make the trip out simply to visit the Green Room. But if you are a vicinity, there are worse ways to kill a few hours.

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