REVIEW – Voodoo Rooms

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The Voodoo Rooms

The Voodoo Rooms

The Voodoo Rooms is a relatively new cocktail bar and live music / club venue located above the Cafe Royal pub in West Register Street.

Lavishly decorated in blacks, golds and reds, The Voodoo Rooms is making the most of the neo-burlesque and retro chic movements currently in vogue and attracts a young and hip clientele as a result.

With a limited range of beers on tap, it styles itself predominantly as a cocktail bar and its drinks menu emphasises that point, being filled with some exotic and decidedly wicked sounding concoctions, all of which are mixed from the massive range of liquor stacked up on glass shelves behind the bar and served by well-trained and friendly bar staff.

The place has a relaxed, chilled-out vibe with lounge, hip-hop and retro tunes playing in the background as customers relax on leather-upholstered seats around mirrored tables. Although I’ve never eaten there myself, it also serves up some appetising-looking food from a fixed menu with a couple of daily specials, either in the bar area or in the dedicated – but still relaxed – dining area.

Besides the main bar and food area, The Voodoo Rooms also has two function rooms, each with its own dedicated bar. The Speakeasy is the smaller of the two and is located half-way up the stairs, whilst The Ballroom can hold 180 people and is where many of the venue’s eclectic gigs and club nights take place.

In conclusion, The Voodoo Rooms is a cool and stylish place to indulge in some quality rest and relaxation. It would almost be criminal not to sample at least one cocktail when you visit, but even if you’re just after a quick bite to eat or something softer to wet your whistle, it comes highly recommended.

Disabled access: Unfortunately not, as the bar can only be reached up a steep flight of stairs.

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