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Kelly's On King
A Slice of Ireland

285 King Street,

(02) 9565 2288
(02) 9519 8560

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It's narrow, it's wooden, and it's Irish. Kelly's looks tiny from outside, but extends a fair distance back from King Street and wastes little space. Following the Irish pub stereotype of 'wooden bar, fill with knick-knacks' it's not exactly breaking the mould, but it's a nice enough little spot to down a couple of Guinnesses. There's pool, food, jukebox and all the standard accoutrements you expect of a pub, and it's right in the middle of Newtown's busiest street. Worth a go if you're passing, but not the best spot the area has to offer.
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tinascousin from Newtown
Kelly's rocks - as does the karaoke (sometimes)! There's always this tiny little Irish woman there and her distinctly aggressive rendition of The Pogues "Fairytale of New York". She's so small and petite but she sure as hell gives Shane MacGowan a run for his euros!
7 Mar 2005

scared/scarred? from enmore
kellys would be a lot better if they canned the karaoke or at least regulated it somehow. large middle aged men should not be allowed to sing britney spear's oops i did it again. at least not in public
10 Feb 2005

David from Marrickville
I loved the live music! Especially the Acoustic Lounge on Tuesday nights. Great atmosphere and really nice bar staff. A great place to meet and grab a cheap feed, get good service, listen to quality music and down a few Irish ales!
30 Oct 2003

The Chairman from Sydney
As they say in real estate, it's all about position, poistion, position. And boy has this place got position - right next door to Shakespeares Pies. Mmh, I love pies, almost as much as the Bank Hotel's fried chicken wings.
30 Oct 2003

Mesonal from Newtown
A little noisy for those just looking for a quiet place to meet and regulary drink at.
10 Oct 2003

Cazmo from Newtown
I like steak. And this is where I had the best one I ever had.
9 Aug 2003

audrey obrien from barred
i asked for free beer
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Pool: pool upstairsFood: Lunch and Dinner available. the menu is pretty goodBottle Shop: Over-the-counter sales
Jukebox: It was playing some awful stuff when we arrived, but got much better!Irish:
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