This is where I love to end up on a Saturday night out. When everything else in the city is dead, Coo thrives with people dancing and having fun.
The surrounding area is called Frankish Quarter and it used to be the artisan’s quarter, which gradually became semi-abandoned during the day and vibrant at night, with a few alternative nightlife options. Around 2008, a burst of bars mixed-up its identity. Coo, though, reminds us of the neighbourhood’s old character.
Coo stands out to me for two reasons. First, it gives stage to independent musicians and creators, so you can always see and listen to unusual stuff. Second, the atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious, like you could go there in your gym outfit and not feel like the odd one out.
The design is DIY and minimal, with urban and artistic elements, mismatched furniture, kind of retro and homey. I like the kentia palms, they give an earthy and tropical touch.
Coo extends over two floors and a semi-outdoor space. The ground floor is always open for coffee and drinks, while the basement opens exclusively for events. I’ve been there for music gigs, art exhibitions and a theatrical play.
If you like experimental things in your entertainment agenda this is the place. What you’ll get is nice cocktails, dance music, smiley faces plus a free-spirited attitude, which is rare to find these days.