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The Grand (promounce it with drawn-out vowels, sort of 'greeeaaaand') is situated right in the middle of Bowral's main strip and so occupies a prime position here. Before the conversion of the nearby Royal, it was the primary hangout for the youth of Bowral and nearby Moss Vale, as well as the surrounding communities, and still manages to hold things together nicely.
The main bar is a comfortable spot, with spacious leather lounges and low tables around a small peninsular bar. The walls are lined with framed Guinness posters outlining in cartoon fashion the manufacturing process of that fine Irish icon, but you certainly wouldn't call it an Irish theme bar. It's far more tasteful than that.
In the days it gets a more mature clientele, sipping at middies and enjoying quiet conversation, but its at its liveliest towards the weekend, with the jukebox hammering out the old classics, and the area's 18-25 year olds (at least those who haven't already upped sticks and moved to Sydney) in fine form.
If you're in the immediate area you should probably call in for one. And check out the Bradman Museum while you're in the area too.
review by: Jason