Regular readers will recall we visited Retox Lounge recently and now, just around the corner, is another new bar, Red – Hot & Chili.
We confess to overlooking the Donatello Hotel previously, but on the evidence of the new venue, its worth a visit.
Once we manage to enter (the door is discreet) we’re instantly surprised by the vibrant décor and busy atmosphere. Graffiti is scrawled on walls, men are playing darts and two motorbikes stand proud in front of the stage. Almost straight away, we feel like we’ve found a new regular.
Staff are keen and happy to explain the many deals on offer – which could genuinely make it one of the cheapest spots in town. They are also happy to make sure the football match we want to watch is being screened (with sound).
The bar snacks we tried don’t set our pulses racing, but really, this isn’t a place to come solely for the food.
With live music during the week adding to the bar’s offerings, RH&C (that’s what we’re calling it, anyway) has plenty going for it.
The bottom line
Unbelievable value, a good atmosphere, and sport aplenty. What’s not to like?