Bar Rouge, adjoining a club called the Grill (which I didn't go in) is one of the swishest places in Letterkenny.
Yep, this little pocket of Donegal has a small and rather plush cocktail bar. And there's no stupid dress code.
Apparently, the locals go down there to listen to chart music and the like, but when I went, I got to see a great jazz outfit, which in all honesty, was much more apt for this plush drinkery.
There's big comfortable seating areas, all in red velvety stuff and loads of drapes to make the place feel a bit more luxurious (which is always handy if you're offering suave cocktails).
It felt a bit out of the way for someone used to living in a more built up area, but really, that's small fry. It's a great little place and feels a world away from the carnage that seems to be going on next door in The Grill.
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