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Down at the Balinese
Galveston landmark destroyed by Hurricane Ike. Heartbreak.
"...indulge me. Here is my feature on the historic Balinese Room from 2004, part of a Galveston Summer Fun..."

Sept. 13, 2008 Emergency Post by Kate X Messer

Summer Fun
Galveston's past, present, and future come together at the Balinese Room, a resurrected old casino finding new life as a live venue on the Gulf
"...towering man-made palms of this painstakingly preserved South Seas ballroom are all original, circa 1940s Galveston. Bright green swinging..."

May 14, 2004 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Summer Fun
Oh, Galveston
"...there's a cool pool table with lots of elbow room to finagle those tricky bank shots. Sad but true:..."

May 14, 2004 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Who Dat Rollin' on Dat Float?
Mardi Gras 2010: There's still some time to get out and revel!
"...Ike, the Banners parties were always held in the Balinese Room. Sadly, the beloved restored club ended up strewn..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Day Trips
Galveston is open for business despite being pummeled by Hurricane Ike just a few months ago
"...land like strange appendages. The pilings that supported the Balinese Room for 65 years are now roosts for pelicans...."

Dec. 5, 2008 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Gay Galveston Celebrates Tonight
Tonight, the Krewe of Banner rules out over the waves
"...a long pier over the Gulf of Mexico, The Balinese Room. Many other krewes also will have their balls..."

Jan. 25, 2008 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

First Look at Friends & Neighbors
Eclectic new shop at home in cozy neighborhood cottage
"...chic boutique and café offering hand-picked accoutrements for every room of the house...."

April 9, 2014 Food Post by Amira Jensen

Ike's Lessons
Galveston's land-use decisions exposed by storm's wrath
"...beyond the seawall and along it – including the Balinese Room, remnants of which ended up on Seawall Boulevard,..."

Dec. 26, 2008 News Feature by Tom Curtis

Off the Record
The Last Waltz: Looking back on the legacy of the Backyard and a tribute to Danny Roy Young
"...opened last weekend, while Hurricane Ike destroyed Galveston's historic Balinese Room, famously name-checked by ZZ Top and host to..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

The Mardi Gras Trail
Design your own Mardi Gras adventure with these links.
"...kicks off the weekend at the historic venue, The Balinese Room. Many other krewes also will have balls and..."

Jan. 25, 2008 Design Post by Kate X Messer

Listening Outside the Lines
Kevin Curtin spends four days on the fringes
"...divided into four groups that rotate through four listening rooms where four artists play 15-minute sets – followed by..."

Feb. 2, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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