Very crowded, and very, very cool, this is one of the most popular bars in town. It’s a favourite with the arty fringe, where boys sport tight black jeans and asymmetric hairstyles and girls paint their lips in retro red and curl their tinted hair. There’s usually a crowd of them sitting on the pavement outside, taking regular intervals of fresh air from the smoky and packed rooms of Pop In (hence the name).
rnThe front door opens onto a small bar, which is very red and very crowded, beyond which is a narrow wooden staircase (watch out for the stumbling drunk) up to two packed rooms filled with an assortment of tables separated by a very narrow, generally clogged corridor.
rnOnce you’ve managed to squeeze past this crowd, head down another very narrow staircase to a boxy underground room with an ever-flowing bar. Suddenly, you’ll be dancing to funky electro-pop along with 50 other incredibly sweaty people, happily ignoring the dripping ceiling.