To most passers-by, the Devil's Playground is just another bar nestled within the sea of distraction serving establishments in NYC. One thing that does set the Playground apart from other bars is its age, which dates back to the Prohibition Era. Another unique quality of the Playground is that it has remained within the hands of the same family that founded it, the Byrnes.
The Playground, however, is far more than it appears. Despite its facade as just another sketchy, dive bar with a checkered past, the Devil's Playground is actually known within the supernatural community as a safe haven for anything that's "not exactly human". The Playground also hasn't been owned by the same family since its opening day, it's been owned and ran by the same person, Shawn Byrne, a 300 year old vampire. While anyone is technically welcome, the bar is generally avoided by normal humans simply because of the reputation it has built. However, it is almost always filled to the brim with civilized supernaturals from all walks of life, from all species. Most people consider the Playground to be neutral territory where all types can come together and have a moment of rowdy, belligerent, drunken fun.