mixed review.. firstly the place itself.. if by authentic you mean it smells, is damp, is dark and the toilets are rubbish then it is indead very authentic. the drinks are OK, It wouldnt usually be my kind of place.. HOWEVER.. they do have some really great bands/artists performing and this kind of makes up for the smelly interior. there is a girl who performs i think it is a monday or tuesday night.. seany?! She is a brilliant singer and gets the crowds in. If you like live music and up and coming artists then this place is for you. If you prefer somewhere with daylight, nice interior and toilets then maybe not.