Barfly: The Green Room
117-126, Upper Sheriff Street
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.
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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