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.
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!