love The Venus Room! It is a simple dark comfortable bar without loud music but just the right mix of sounds. Bartenders are nice, knowledgable (the Brazillian one is HOT!). Curiously the place is often empty but has been in business for some time. I think the weekends must be significantly busier. (I've never been there on a weekend). The place is dark with modern/funky touch. This is not your $300 bottle/table place nor is it a dive. Mostly locals go here and there is often friendly conversation between some of them. A great place to meet normal people, private, romantic conversation or just introspect.
Pros: Inexpensive, cozy, dark