When you walk in it has an intimate pub-ish feel - not too brightly lit, the furniture and bar a bit worn so it has the feel of an establishment that has been around a while. Music is not too loud. TVs are few, and when I was there they were turned off, probably because there was not a major game on. The waitstaff are alert, friendly and helpful. Kitchen staff are very good - they cooked my salmon spot on to my liking. Also, they sure know how to pour a Guinness! Their beer selection may be a bit skimpy, but it is a great place to meet with a few friends or a couple dozen.