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In somewhat paradoxical twist, the Summer Place is not the sun-dappled waterfront party palace you might expect from the name, but a low-lit cocktail hideaway in the city's urban center. The atmosphere is casual and clean, with a subtly retro vibe (e.g., castered seats with tuck-and-roll upholstery) that recalls the 1970s. A fireplace, some vintage lamps, and strings of colored Christmas lights provide most of the illumination, while a digital jukebox provides a soundtrack that varies as the crowd changes with the hours of the day.

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