--> Kelly's on King in Newtown, Sydney, NSW, Pubs & Bars - True Local

Popular Irish Pub in the heart of Newtown

Kelly's on King is a lively Irish pub located on the busy King Street strip in Newtown - made popular thanks to its friendly and authentic atmosphere.

Enjoy drinks with friends in either of the two welcoming outdoor, heated courtyards. 

Boasting pool tables, a hearty menu, regular live music, themed trivia nights, karaoke and an endless supply of Guinness; Kelly's makes for an ideal spot for socialising with friends, any time of the day or night. 
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Reviews of Kelly's on King

  • SBC84 Local Star 181 reviews
    recently had a fire and is closed at the moment not sure when it will be back open again! It was a great late night pub.
  • I lived in Newtown for 18 months. Kellys was by far my favourite place to drink! Love the Guinness, Bands and Great atmosphare .. I highly recommend Kellys to everyone. #reviewtowin
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  • jacoblewis Barfly 54 reviews
    Went to Kellys for a night out, good live music and pints, cant ask for much more. You do need to walk through the dance floor as soon as you get in the bar, just try to dodge past the beer going everywhere!
  • Great pub, this place provides good atmosphere and a lot of fun. Upstairs there are pool tables and a courtyard outside which is really great.
  • The place is good, atmosphere is also good but the attender should also improved there way of attending the customer.
  • KamenRiderBlack Local Star 113 reviews
    Once upon a time, the people of Newtown flocked to Kelly's almost 3-4 night's a week to partake in getting wrecked.

    Bartenders at Kelly's were known for being down-to-earth, strangely attractive and ultimately cool - even going so far as to adding requested bands onto the juke box so that you and your comrades could get filthy and have a good ol' jig, donating splashes of beer on the old carpet as you yelled the lyrics to Temper Trap's 'Sweet Disposition' eyeing off whatever poor unfortunate soul you decided would be the victim of your unwanted advances for the rest of the night, whether you're male or female.

    Good Times.

    Kelly's also offers some great pool nights Mondays with free pool and Tuesday pool competitions where you pay $5 to exhibit your skills to drunkenly hit balls with a stick, obtain a free beer and have the chance to win some more money and drinks i suppose. It's pretty good actually.

    Now, as pub SECURITY goes, most pubs have a stern looking, power hungry butthead (keeping it PG) for a bouncer. KELLY'S however is guarded by Joe, a rotund teddy-bear with a heart of gold and a body of solid "don't 'F' with me or i'll sit on you until you breathe your last breath" and Mohammed, ultra friendly pseudo-celebrity of Newtown who will make your night an alcohol fuelled heaven as long as you don't do something stupid.

    Food is great, alcohol is cheap and the special shots are a lot of fun.

    It's really no wonder this place is constantly buzzing and you find people from all walks of life.

    1 1/2 stars less PURELY because Kelly's on King is the reason Janet's Pies next door is disappearing... :( and that kind of set Kelly's apart because you didn't have to get a kebab after your beers, you could get a pumpkin and feta pie... but not anymore...

    PEACE OUT! go kelly's!
  • Really fun place to be, lively atmosphere and the drinks are affordable.
  • Good ambiance, really fun and lively. Prices are reasonable for food and drinks, will be back for some more!
  • Great pub. One of the good places to go in Newtown.
  • Really nice place and affordable, will definitely be back.