It is a good honest old fashioned Irish pub that attracts a down to earth fun loving crowd. The pub extended into an adjoining premises a number of years ago and has a heated and covered over smoking area that is very popular.
There is nothing contrived or fake about this pub, they have a long history of good live music so it is not put on as a ploy to get tourists in the door. You will find more locals here than tourists and the pub is a popular post work spot for the many office workers in the area.
For the best atmosphere stay in the older bar side of the establishment.