This is one very professional bar. What a change to find, in Bali, a bar that actually produces bar snacks that really are finger food. More substantial meals are also available, and can be enjoyed at the scattered tables, or in one of the wall booths. Eating on the patio is a refreshingly cool experience, whilst watching the passing parade.
Needless to say, Bruschetta is available, as are Spring Rolls. The Q Lumpia, however, are quite different from the norm [aren't most things here?]. Two large spring rolls, cross sliced and topped with a sprinkle of fine crunchy noodles, and swimming in a pool of sweet and sour sauce?.very good! The Chicken Wings are served with a sweet chilli sauce as are the sensational Chicken Fingers [juicy strips of chicken rolled in bread crumbs, then deep fried].
Udang Pelalah are prawns that have been grilled before being served with a chilli sauce. Potato Skins come with bacon and cheese, and the Pork Spare Ribs have been marinated in soy &garlic before being grilled. The tender Calamari Fritti comes with a tartar sauce.
The Pasta dishes are made with either spaghetti or penne, and are available with a number of options
For more substantial meals, you can order either Beef or Chicken Kabobs. Big chunks of meat, on skewers, that are served with potatoes and a salad. Or select something from Q Bar's Indonesian and Asian list of main courses.
Pepes Ikan is a piece of fish that has been wrapped in a banana leaf before being grilled. Kare Ayam is curried chicken, and the Sate Campur is a plate of mixed sate sticks [beef, chicken and pork] with a tangy sauce. Cumi-Cumi Bakar is a plate of grilled squid rings in a garlic butter sauce. Q Bar's Nasi Campur [mixed rice] comes with pieces of chicken, beef, some prawns, vegetables and egg.
Those popular Thai soups Tom Yam Goong [hot & sour prawn soup], and Tom Ka Gai [chicken in coconut milk] are available as is the Q Chow Mein [seafood and vegetables over crunchy egg noodles].
Early in the evening the place is very relaxed, although late at night the frenzy increases. Late on Mondays, Graeme and the boys from Bali's famous Hulu Café put on a drag show, either using the small stage or by commandeering the staircase that sweeps down from upstairs.
Bali's premier gay bar is a very professionally run establishment. All the bar snacks and main meals are well presented and are of excellent value. The service is also what you would expect from such a place; bright, breezy and friendly!