IT'S the classy city bar with laid back live music, premium drinks and authentic Italian food.

Whiskey Blue has built up a loyal following of over 25s since it opened its doors five months ago.

The venue, on the corner of London Road and Ordnance Road, has had a chic makeover and added a grand piano, which makes a stunning centrepiece.

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"It's something very different for the Bedford Place area I would say," general manager Dan Marks told the Daily Echo. "Whiskey Blue is more for the Oxford Street crowd and we'd love them to join us!

"We cater for a slightly older clientele with jazz, soul, motown and funk music.

"Our chef is imported straight from Italy and all the drinks are premium but there's lots of great offers available too.

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"There's a great vibe and everybody is well looked after."

There's live music every Friday night and DJs playing on Saturdays. The jazz jam takes place once a month and the regular acts to appear include legendary Southampton DJ Paul Mico, a previous presenter on Ocean FM & Power FM, and another popular local act Charley Macaulay, who has performed alongside Sir Tom Jones, Will Young, Simply Red, Soul II Soul and Anastasia.

Whiskey Blue's delicious roast dinners go down a storm on Sundays and the menu also includes pizzas, pastas and steaks plus street food options like pulled pork and halloumi fries.

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Peroni on tap is the most popular drink, alongside the two for £10 cocktails all day every day. Draft and bottled beers, ciders and house wines are two for the price of one between midday and 2pm and 5pm and 8pm.

There's currently a 40 per cent off food coupon doing the rounds and Saints fans can scan a code on the bar's St Mary's advert and claim a free drink.

On street seating provides a bit of an afternoon sun trap and bifold doors give the place an open feel.

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Previously Sadler’s Bar and Smokehouse and before that Chambers, the building has been a bar ever since Street Level opened in the premises previously occupied by a motorcycle shop in the 1980s.

Whiskey Blue is open 12 midday to 2am (11pm on Sundays) seven days a week.

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