Lafayette cafe and bar on D'Olier Street is opening on the site of the former Redz bar.
"The lease is from Manchester United because they used to have a shop there, they had it leased and now we're subletting it from them," publican Declan Doyle said.
He has turned the site -- once the Dublin studio of world renowned photographer James Lafayette -- into a nightclub, cafe, bar and art gallery.
"It's a completely new venue, if you went in you wouldn't recognise it," he said. It will "cater for professionals over-23 and it will serve over 45 cocktails, craft beers, and dishes prepared with food from markets in town".