The dark purple ghost of the former Zodiac Club can scarcely be felt in the new, yellow glow of Amber on 14th Street. The owners have given it quite a face-lift: Groovy, '60s-inspired white leather couches are tucked into the storefront windows, and bright, funky wall art has totally changed the mood. The retro decor somehow incites a Euro feel, or maybe that's just because anti-smoking laws are moot here. Because Amber is owner operated, you can feel free to light up anywhere you like -- provided it's near one of the many nifty ashtrays strewn throughout the bar. Though it attracts a regular crowd, Amber is rarely packed to the gills, making it a comfortable place to hang out and chat with friends. A live DJ spins rock, soul or house music depending on the night of the week, and the mojitos are some of the best in town. Or try the Amber cocktail -- Smirnoff citrus twist, peach Schnapps, orange juice and 7-Up.