What’s On Awards 2017 – Vote McGettigan’s!

Voting is now open for the 2017 What’s on Dubai and What’s On Abu Dhabi Awards. Please support us and vote for your local McGettigan’s Pub in Dubai or Abu Dhabi:

In Dubai, McGettigan’s JLT is competing for the title of “Favourite Bar” and Souk Madinat and Dubai World Trade Centre are facing off against each other in the “Favourite Pub Grub” section. You can vote for the Dubai pubs here.

In Abu Dhabi, McGettigan’s AUH is in the running for “Favourite Bar”. You can cast your vote here.

Thank you for your support from all of us at McGettigan’s!

Mayweather vs. McGregor – ‘The Money Fight’: Watch it live in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

The most anticipated fight of the year is fast approaching as once-retired all-time great boxer Floyd Mayweather is set to take on UFC’s biggest star Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.

You can watch all the action live in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as our pubs will open early on Sunday, 27th August:

McGettigan’s JLT will open doors from 7 a.m. to show the fight across multiple large screen TVs & the GIANT screen.

McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi will also open at 7 a.m. for breakfast and to screen the fight.

The boxing bout will see undefeated 11-time, five-division professional Boxing World Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. take on current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.

Get yourself prepped for the big fight with a full stomach by tucking into McGettigan’s signature breakfast with all the trimmings from just AED60 – available in JLT and Abu Dhabi

Whether you’re rooting for Irishman McGregor or American Mayweather, there’s no better place to watch all of the action of what could be the fight of the century!

In both pubs, tables will be available on a first come, first served basis.

We made the shortlist! Wish us luck!

We’re very pleased to announce that several McGettigan’s locations and people have been shortlisted in the Irish Pubs Global Awards 2017 (see also here).  Thanks you to everybody who voted for us in the first round! The second stage will see a panel of expert judges look at our social media, Tripadvisor and other online reviews, and conduct anonymous visits to choose a winner for each category. The ceremony will take place in Dublin in October.

We’re pleased to be shortlisted in the the following categories:

Ireland
  • McGettigan’s Galway:  Shortlisted for Best Craft Beer Experience, Best Marketing Campaign, and Best Cocktail Experience
  • McGettigan’s Bray: Shortlisted for Best Gastro Pub Experience and Best Cocktail Experience
  • McGettigan’s Letterkenny: Shortlisted for Best Sports Experience
Rest of the World
  • McGettigan’s JLT: Shortlisted for Irish Pub of the Year, Best Sports Experience, Best Entertainment Experience, Best Gastro Pub, Best Irish Whiskey Experience, Best Cocktail Experience, Best Bar Person, and Best Marketing Campaign
  • McGettigan’s Souk Madinat: Shortlisted for Irish Pub of the Year, Best Gastro Pub, Best Cocktail Experience
  • McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi: Shortlisted for Irish Pub of the Year, Best Craft Beer Experience, Best Entertainment Experience, Best Gastro Pub, Best Irish Community Pub, Best Marketing Campaign
  • McGettigan’s DWTC: Shortlisted for Best Craft Beer Experience
  • McGettigan’s Clarke Quay Singapore: Shortlisted for Best Sports Experience
  • McGettigan’s Group: Shortlisted for Best Chef

 

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The Irish Pubs Global Awards Are Back! Help us win again!

The Irish Pubs Global Awards are back and McGettigan’s is again part of the show. After last year’s win for our pub in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in the “International Irish Pub Food” category, we’re hoping for continued success in 2017.

For the first time, the awards are open for public voting, so you can help us win!

Voting is easy: Simply click here to go to the voting form, then select the “Rest of the World” category and cast your votes:

  • Irish Pub of the Year: McGettigan’s JLT
  • Best Food Experience: McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah
  • Best Entertainment Experience: McGettigan’s JLT
  • Best Irish Community Pub: McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi
  • Best Sports Experience: McGettigan’s Singapore
  • Best Chef: Derek Flynn at McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah

If you’re based in Ireland, please vote for McGettigan’s Galway in the “Best Marketing Campaign” and “Best Cocktail Experience” categories.

Public voting is only open until 5th July, so hurry!

Thanks for your support!

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McGettigan’s wishes you a Happy Ramadan!

Ramadan Kareem from all of us here at McGettigan’s!

During this year’s Ramadan, our JLT and Souk Madinat pubs are open as usual, as is our pub at Dubai International Airport.

McGettigan’s DWTC at the Dubai World Trade Centre and McGettigan’s AUH at the Al Raha Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi will be open daily from 5.30 p.m. until 2 a.m. with alcohol being served from 7 p.m.

In Fujairah, McGettigan’s FJR will be open, too. For opening times, please see their Facebook page.

Wherever you are in the world, we hope to see you at McGettigan’s soon!

 

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Irish National Fish & Chips Day 2017: Grab some free fish & chips on 31st May!

Fancy some fish and chips or a free night out? Head to McGettigan’s on Wednesday May 31 to celebrate Irish National Fish and Chip Day and get complimentary bite-size portions of delicious beer battered fish and fat chips from 7pm to 8pm.

Try the fish and chips however you like it, with a little tartar sauce, a bit of mayonnaise, or good old fashioned ketchup and malt vinegar! And that’s not all, the freebies don’t stop there!

Head to McGettigan’s DWTC, where ladies can enjoy five free house drinks when arriving between 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., to be redeemed all night long. Or pop into McGettigan’s in JLT and enjoy a mega Happy Hour starting from noon until 8 p.m. Drinks start from as little as Dhs 20 and there’s a huge selection of premium drinks including sparkling wine and premium draught (Guinness, Magners, Hoegaarden and Stella) pints for just AED35. If you find yourself near McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah, you can enjoy Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday with a great selection of house drinks from just AED 29 including bubbles, wine, spirits, cider and beers. In McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi, you’ll get Happy Hour drinks from Dhs 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Irish National Fish & Chips Day is an initiative of the ITICI – the Irish Traditional Italian Chippers Association. You can find out more about the history of fish & chips in Ireland on their website.

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New Ladies Night at McGettigan’s JLT!

Ladies are in for a treat as McGettigan’s JLT launches ‘One for the girls’ – a NEW ladies’ night starting Monday, May 1st!

Sometimes you just need a night with the girls and ladies’ night at McGettigan’s JLT is just the spot to let your hair down, relax and catch up with friends. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Monday, ladies can enjoy four complimentary drinks including selected cocktails, spirits, wine and bubbles.

Ladies can also order from an exclusive food menu just for them, with a selection of small plates on offer from AED30 and sharing platters for four people from AED110 (crab & prawn mac and cheese, chicken wings, barley & bean salad and sweet potato fries). Small platters include flatbreads, tortilla strips, edamame beans, sticky spicy chicken wings, chilli and lime calamari, and rosemary and thyme polenta fries.

If you’re looking for a bit of a dance, but not keen for a club, McGettigan’s ladies’ night is the answer. The DJ will pump out top tunes – with a mix of all the chart hits from the classics to current chart hits. For those who prefer a more laid back ambience, the beer garden is an ideal retreat offering a down-to-earth vibe perfect for ladies popping in after-work for a chilled-out catch up. With fantastic food and drinks and a lively and fun atmosphere, it’s a ladies’ night you’ll want to return to time and time again.

Here’s the menu for the new Ladies Night in JLT:

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Full Paddy’s Day in Dubai 2017 Line-Up Revealed

Paddy’ Day the McGettigan’s Way! Here’s the full line up for the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Although the main event takes place in Dubai Media City’s amphitheater, there’s plenty on offer in the various McGettigan’s pubs across Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

If you can’t make it to Dubai’s biggest Irish party ever in Media City, do pop into McGettigan’s JLT, McGettigan’s at the Dubai World Trade Centre, or McGettigan’s in Abu Dhabi at the Al Raha Beach Hotel. At Souk Madinat Jumeirah, we’ll take over the Madinat stage for the afternoon and evening – get your Irish on with views of the Burj al Arab!

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Lunch for under 50? Sure. Soft drink included!

Have you been to our JLT branch in Dubai lately? If so, you’ll have already seen our new “Under 50” lunch menu. Everything on the menu is AED 50 or less and if you join us for lunch, we’ll even give you a free soft drink with your lunch dish!

Think there’s not much to choose from? Think again! Have a look at just some of the dishes from our new lunch menu:

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Want to know more about our food? Click here to check out all our menus. Just after we launched the new menu, the folks from JLT Dining popped in to review it. Read what they thought about it here.

Ready for lunch?

Paddy’s Day in Dubai 2017 – A Quick Roundup

Shake your Shamrock at McGettigan’s Irish bars this St Patrick’s weekend!  If the Irish (and those with Irish roots, however distant they might be) ever needed an excuse to party, look no further than McGettigan’s Paddy’s Day antics on Friday 17th March.

Kick the day off at McGettigan’s JLT, DWTC or Souk Madinat Jumeirah with a delicious breakfast roll plus a pint for just AED 50 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and get a free bus to the Dubai St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Dubai Media City Amphitheater.

Can’t make it to the festival? Don’t worry, there are plenty of other options!

The BIG Paddy’s Day Brunch at JLT

Hosted at the #CavendishDXB in the Bonnington Hotel , guests can
enjoy four hours of free flowing food and drinks and genuine Irish craic. The day of entertainment kicks off with the talented Mike Ross in the afternoon followed by The Maple Jacks to get you in the party mood. We also have some fabulously talented traditional Irish dancers performing in the bar plus loads of fun giveaways, music and a DJ until the VERY early hours. You can find out more on the McGettigan’s JLT Facebook page.

Coming from out of town and want to stay overnight? The Bonnington has a great Paddy’s Day hotel offer, which includes tickets to the biggest Irish festival Dubai has ever seen. Find out more here.

 The BIG Paddy’s Day Brunch at McGettigan’s DWTC

Four hours of free flowing food and drinks this St. Patrick’s Day with the talented Scott Maher taking to the stage in the afternoon followed by the Mike Ross Trio. Loads of fun giveaways, music and a DJ until the early hours. For all the details, head over to the McGettigan’s DWTC Facebook page.

The BIG Paddy’s Day Brunch at McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Enjoy 4 hours of free flowing food and drinks while listening to the sounds of Sean Gavin in the afternoon followed by the Scitzophonic duo. Loads of fun giveaways and a DJ until the early hours. Check the details on the McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah Facebook page.

 Celebrate at Paddy’s Day at McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi

The MASSIVE day of entertainment kicks off with the mega talented Fergus in the afternoon followed by some traditional Irish music which is bound to get you in the party mood! We also have some fabulously talented traditional Irish dancers performing in the bar plus loads of fun giveaways and a DJ until the early hours! The full details are on the McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi Facebook page.

Wherever you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, have fun and don’t forget to share your pictures with us! #ShakeYourShamrock

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