Gracie Kelly’s

Take a trip down to Tuban and experience a little bit of the Emerald Isle, right here in Bali.
Gracie Kelly’s Irish Bar, located within the sprawling Bali Dynasty Resort, is a true taste of Ireland and a respite from the busy streets of Kuta. Walk through the doors and into another world of air-conditioned comfort, good old-fashioned music, and a few pints of ‘the black stuff’ to get a dose of the infamous ‘craic’ that is distinctive of Irish pubs the world over.
The décor and ambiance are evocative of rural Ireland with rich wooden paneling throughout, as well as tables made out of beer barrels, road signs to Tipperary (indeed a long way from Bali) and even a fireplace complete with comfy wingback chairs. The main focal point, as you’d expect, is the large central bar with proper high stools and shiny polished taps for Kilkenny, Bintang and of course, Guinness draught. Sitting up at the bar is always a good way to play it, or alternatively retire to one of the little romantic alcoves around the edge to nurse your drink and enjoy the lively atmosphere and hearty food.
If you’re kinda over nasi goreng, the authentic Irish fare at Gracie Kelly’s is simple, hearty comfort food that is just the ticket to go with a pint or two. Featuring tasty Irish favourites such as Irish stew, Sausages & Mash and Limerick Ham Steaks you are certain not to leave hungry. Pitching up around lunchtime, a drinking buddy & I go straight for the bar snack menu, and a portion of the succulent Barbeque Chicken Wings (45k) – slathered in tangy sauce, and washed down with a couple of pints of Guinness – what else? For the mains, it’s a couple of total classics: a perfectly done Steak from the hot stone grill section (155k), and the absolutely magic Beef & Guinness Pie (85k). The steak is presented on a griddle with hot stones concealed underneath, meaning it won’t go cold, and lands on the table sizzling hot. The tender beef pieces and chunky veg inside the pie are also worth shouting about. A Sticky Toffee Pudding (55k) seals the dessert hole, before we get stuck back into a couple more pints at the bar.
Don’t miss the pool tables and dart board for a bit of friendly competition in between rounds, and make sure not to miss your favourite sporting events on the big screen – particularly for any Rugby World Cup games playing out for the next few weeks. A live nightly band between 8-10pm will get you up and jigging away, while the famous twice weekly (Tues & Thurs) charity quiz nights will get the old grey matter in gear.
Dan Ashcroft
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Gracie Kelly’s Irish Pub
Jl. Kartika, Tuban
T. 752 403 | www.balidynasty.com/gk

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