Here’s Cheers to The Weekend

Cheers To the Weekend at Finns Beach Recreation Club - Bali

Cheers To the Weekend at Finns Beach Recreation Club – Bali

Brunch is BIG in Bali! But with most venues only offering this popular weekend staple on a Sunday, there is little in the way of similar feasts to choose from for a Saturday…..until now!

I get it…. Sunday is usually the ideal day to laze around sans Havaianas and heaving weekly schedules as most of us have been emancipated from the chains of weekday employment and what better weekend pursuit than to fill your belly full of unlimited treats for an hour or three. But what about those Saturday mornings when you wake from the TGIF night that was (you know, the one that starts with just one after work wine with friends then somehow winds up at the champagne bar at 3am… come on people you know you’ve been there!) and you need nutrition….STAT!!

Bistro C at Finns Recreation Club feels your post Friday night pain and has introduced their Saturday Brunch Buffet – Hooray for the weekend alright!! No need to wait until Sundays to satisfy your cravings for unlimited gourmet fare, come to Finns from 10am and get your foodie fill until 1pm. They’ll make you feel at home with a welcome drink on arrival, then you can replenish last night’s lost fluids with free flow iced water, juice or refreshing iced lime tea, or even a hair of the dog if necessary. Reliable sources inform me Bistro C’s Bloody Mary is one of the best on the island. Super sized, spicy and garnished with a strip of smoky bacon, it packs the necessary punch to kickstart your weekend and propel you toward feeling human again!

Feeling better? Follow your nose towards that aroma of freshly cooked crepes, eggs any style and a carvery station serving up succulent smoky cuts to get your mouth watering. Load up with pastas, gourmet sandwiches and a bounty of healthy hot and cold selections to stack your plate and fill your tummy.

Scheduled at this stage for every second Saturday from 10am till 1pm, Bistro C’s Saturday Brunch is open for everybody to attend, members, guests and holidaymakers alike and it won’t break the brunch bank. As far as Bali Brunches go, this one is extremely affordable at only RP250K nett for adults and RP150K nett for kids. Ideal for those of you who only want to have a few bevies with your brekky/brunch, you’re not tied in to a drinks package so you can choose to have just one glass of bubbles or a bottle if you please!

Bookings are advisable and you can choose seating inside in the air conditioning or make the most of Bali’s breezy weather at the moment and go al fresco. Don’t despair sports lovers. Just because you’ve chosen brunch over a bar stool in front of the weekend footy fixtures, you won’t miss any of the game because Bistro C now has over thirty screens showing every sport. Problem solved.

Why wait until Sunday to fill your tank? Don’t waste half of your precious days off sitting at home pondering your weekend program. The next one being September 9th and then 23rd and continue through every second Saturday. Kickstart it with Saturday Brunch at Bistro C, here’s cheers to the weekend!

Finns Recreation Club
Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu
finnsrecclub.com

Festival Fun Days are Back at Finns

Music and Wine Festival at Finns Recreation Club Bali

Music and Wine Festival at Finns Recreation Club Bali

It’s baaaaaccckk! After a little hiatus throughout the long summer break, it’s back to school and back to the business of fun at Finns Recreation Club with the second of their Food and Wine Festivals. Free for everyone to attend it promises lashings of family flavoured fun where you can get your fill of food, free entertainment, liquid refreshments and retail therapy all in the one place on Friday September 1st from 3pm.

Join everybody on the lawn and let the kids run free for a while or bounce off the walls on the jumping castles. Speaking of bouncing… bigger kids or those of us still young at heart might be keen to take part in the not-so-serious new sports sensation, Zorb Soccer! An hilarious hybrid, the game appears to be a crossbreed creation of billiards, bumper cars and football and is seriously funny to see. Players’ upper bodies are encased in an inflated, ring shaped orb with only their lower limbs free to move. Zorbers form two teams and the concept of the game is much the same as soccer with a lot of bouncy contact! One of the best things about Zorb Soccer ( Snookball if you prefer to call it), other than side splitting fun, is that you are protected from sharp elbows and hard surfaces by one huge air filled floatie!

Cool off after your Zorb Soccer session with a few runs down the rides at Splash, however you’ll have to leave your Zorb ‘floatie’ behind as they’re NOT permitted on the slides, (as entertaining as that might be!) Splash is free for everybody from 3pm on Food and Wine Festival days at Finns so remember to bring your swimsuits.

All of that hydro fun can build quite a thirst but with no less than ten food and beverage vendors as well as Bistro C’s Smoke House serving up an international smorgasbord of snacks, you won’t need to search far to refuel and you can count on rehydration of a different kind at the bar. It’s drinks on the house for the first few shouts as each Finns member receives three free drink tokens to help get the par-tay started!

Tummy full and GnT in hand, take a stroll around the market and check out the wares on show from eighty market stall vendors. Find your next pair of active wear, sepeda motor seat covers, snacks, swimsuits, stylish threads, toys and tons more to tempt you to open your wallet. Even if you’re not up for any retail therapy (err…. like, as if!!!) sit back in a bean bag and enjoy the show! The evening is chock full of entertainment for everyone to enjoy with laid back tunes from acoustic guitarists, a magician to enthral the kids and DJ to keep the tunes rocking into the later hours and it’s all free!

If you’d like to be a market stall vendor at the next Finns Food and Wine Festival get in quick and contact eka.andi@finnsrecclub.com for details. Set September 1st aside in your diaries for some family sized fun, get ready to shop, be social and shake your booty!

Finns Recreation Club
Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu
finnsrecclub.com

Off and Racing & Ready to Rock

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It’s already August which means Melbourne Cup is but a few months away and time to get back in the saddle to start planning for Bali’s biggest event on the annual social calendar! As always, it’s sure to be a stellar line up of entertainment as Finns are sticking with their successful recipe featuring Australian home grown talent. Cup day guests are in for even more than a triple treat this year with not one, not two, but FOUR well known Aussie vocalists. Household names in Oz throughout the eighties, nineties and noughties; Paul Gray (of Wa Wa Nee), Mark Gable (Choirboys), Jason Singh (Taxiride) and Reece Maston ( X-Factor winner 2011) will grace the stage as ‘The Voices’ in a celebration of Australian music, ensuring an unforgettable afternoon of awesome tunes, great food, and fabulous fun. Relive some of those fantastic hits that became our unofficial Aus rock anthems like Run to Paradise, Everywhere You Go and Stimulation and get ready to rock and roll.x

That’s right party people! Tuesday November 7th sees the Moet Marquee back on club grounds and early bird tickets are already available at discount prices for members and non members until September 30th when remaining tickets will go on sale (at the regular price!). Purchase places for a table of ten or simply one for yourself and wait and see who will be your ‘cup crowd’ for the day!

Early bird tickets for members are Rp1.8 mill per single and Rp 1.7 mill (per person) when you book for a table of ten. Tickets for non members and purchases for members post September 30th will be just a little bit more at Rp1.9 mill (Rp1.8mill pp/table of ten) – that’s if there are any left by then!

Marquee tickets include three hours of free flow French champagne, quality wines and beers along with tasty canapés and a gourmet lunch. Gates open at 10am with a welcome drink and a chance to secure your winning tickets! Champagne and canapes are to be served from 11am with seating from 11.45 and the race of the day at 12 noon. Help yourself to gourmet lunch from 12.30pm and the free flow continues until 2pm. Raffles and auctions are planned throughout the day and of course all proceeds go toward respected Bali charity, Solemen Indonesia. Once the race and fashions on the field formalities are done and dusted, it’ll be time to get the real party rolling with music and DJs from 2pm and the main event from 4pm as The Voices take to the stage to entertain you.

Don’t delay, at this rate, November’s not creeping up slowly. Giddy up, grab your tickets and shout it out to your friends now for a chance to be a part of one hot day of entertainment. Renowned as one of Bali’s best events on the entertainment calendar, Melbourne Cup at ‘The Club’ attracts a large number of international visitors who come specifically for Cup Day and return the following year for more! Tickets are available from Finns Beach Club and Finns Recreation Club receptions. For further details regarding the program on the day, go to the website: finnsRECCLUB.com and click on the pink Melbourne Cup tab in the top right corner.

Happy Merdeka Day in Bali

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Celebrate the foundation of Indonesia as an independent nation with Independence Day celebrations this year at Finns Bali!  Merdeka Day, as it is known across the the country is a nationwide holiday observed annually on  August 17th to recognise the beginning of the country’s emancipation from Dutch colonial rule in 1945. Despite The Netherlands not officially recognising Indonesia’s independence until 2005, this year the nation will commemorate its 72nd anniversary of freedom from Dutch rule with parades, gatherings and celebrations across the country and patriots wearing their red and white with pride!

Whether you’re an Indonesian National, a short term visitor or one who has adopted this fascinating country with its multifaceted culture as their second home, everybody is welcome at Finns Beach Club and Finns Recreation Club to take part in the celebrations and share in the enjoyment of the national day.

It’s free entry for everyone at Finns Recreation Club and even if you aren’t a member, Indonesian Nationals can simply show their KTP and they can ride the slides at Splash for half price for the day, while the kids ride for free!

Join in the spirit of the day and take part in traditional games for all ages. Bring along your footy boots and enjoy a little lighthearted ribbing and rivalry with a soccer friendly in the afternoon as Indonesia takes on The-Rest-of-the-World or relax and enjoy live entertainment while tucking into some tasty traditional Indonesian fare.

If being by the beach is more your speed, head on down to Finns Beach Club at Berawa for their Independence Day party. Finns lawn will be transformed for the whole family to enjoy an afternoon of games with entertainment into the evening from Indonesian born and bred DJ/Singer/Actor, Nadia Vega.
A veteran of over twenty five films, Nadia began her acting career at age nine and is a household name on Indonesian television. In more recent times she has diversified and is channeling her energies into her new passion. Combining her love of DJ ing and her vocal and musical talents she has put together a dynamic act that will be sure to keep rhythm seekers up on the dance floor and looking for more.

Make it a mid week pool party in the name of independence! Don your red and white beachwear and let the celebrations continue as you watch the sun set over the waves and stay on to dine, drink and dance under the stars at Bali’s best beach club! To find out further details regarding Independence Day celebrations at Finns Recreation Club or Finns Beach Club, email:

info@finnsrecclub.com or info@finnsbeachclub.com 

Selamat Hari Merdeka! 

Did Someone Say Free Beer?

Celebrate Fathers Day with Free Beer at Finns Recreation Club Bali

Celebrate Fathers Day with Free Beer at Finns Recreation Club Bali

Dads deserve to be celebrated and what better way to show your father just how much you appreciate him than with free beer and a feast fit for a king at Finns, Bistro C Smoke House.

Bring the entire family to Finns Recreation Club for Fathers’ Day on Sunday, September 3rd because you’ll need the whole clan to polish off Smoke House’s signature Chef’s Tasting Plate. Scrumptious smoked servings fit for four to six hungry people, the tasting platter is a smorgasbord of homemade, house-smoked beef brisket, sausages, spare ribs, pulled pork and a whole chicken.

As if that wasn’t enough to stop any self respecting carnivore mid stride, the platter also includes a choice of three sides (I’d strongly recommend the truffle mac and cheese…..!), plus a generous serving of Smoke House’s home grown coleslaw and grilled corn. All that food for the special price of only Rp900K nett AND Dad gets a free pint of Heineken to wash it all down. Sweet! In fact, Dad receives a free beer for every main course ordered so the more you bring to celebrate, the merrier Dad might be!

Smoke House’s full menu will be available with favourites for the less carnivorous among us like the raw broccoli salad as well as spicy appetisers such as the jalapeño poppers to entice palates with a preference for a little fire and Bistro C will also offer the ever popular Sunday Roast from 11am. There’s always at least one who opts for dessert and once your group gets an eyeful of the cheesecake or churros, that’ll be the end of any diet resolutions until the weekend is over!

Make it a Fathers’ Day dinner from 5pm or come for lunch from 11am and you might just end up staying on for dinner too! Bistro C has entertainment to keep your toes tapping all day with a live band from 11am until 2pm, followed by a live acoustic guitar performance from 6.30pm.

Younger members of the family will have more than enough to keep them occupied with Splash Water Park open until 6pm then a family movie from 6.30pm for them to wind down in the evening. Kids with an appetite for more adrenalin can hop on the shuttle and over to Bounce in order to expend a little more energy. It really is babysitting made easy!

Finns Bali Gold and Platinum members can be sure of making Fathers Day an enjoyable and economical day out with 20% discount off food until 5pm and then a whopping 50% from 5pm onwards. With that kind of discount you can feed all of your family and friends and enjoy a couple of extra beers on the house!

For a Fathers Day to remember, make it a family affair at Finns this year. Bookings are advisable and seating is available indoors in air conditioned comfort or al fresco style on the verandah. Go to bistrocbali.com and click on the ‘Book Now’ tab to secure your table. Happy Father’s Day Dad!

Finns Recreation Club
Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu – Bali
Phone: +62 (361) 848 3939
Email: info@finnsrecclub.com
www.finnsrecclub.com