St. Patrick’s Day Weekend 2016 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi – Shake your Shamrock!

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If the Irish (and those with Irish roots, however distant!) ever needed an excuse to party, look no further than McGettigan’s annual Paddy’s Day antics. There is no better place to enjoy the best, most authentic Irish ‘craic’ and hospitality in Dubai and Abu Dhabi than at McGettigan’s. There is a whole weekend of celebrations and free concerts planned across McGettigan’s JLT, DWTC and AUH.

McGettigan’s will fly over a host of Irish music acts to perform free gigs throughout the weekend in celebration of the biggest day of the year for the Irish. McGettigan’s JLT has a huge line up on the day itself (Thursday 17th March) which kicks off with the mega talented Mike Ross followed by Schizophonik who’re bound to get guests in the party mood. Visitors to McGettigan’s JLT can also watch traditional Irish dancers perform whilst enjoying some of McGettigan’s award winning food, drinks, fun give-aways and an electric party atmosphere.

No Paddy’s Day party is complete without headline acts and McGettigan’s JLT have some whoppers. Louis Walsh’s newest Irish boy band Hometown have taken time out of their UK & Ireland tour supporting UK band The Vamps to perform a one-off, exclusive gig in Dubai. The lads precede one of Ireland’s top bands, Hermitage Green who’ll headline the St Patrick’s antics. The band, from Limerick in Ireland, is renowned for their unique style of indie rock which is easily identified by their incredible four-part harmonies.

McGettigan’s DWTC has a host of musical talent in store from the uber talented Irishman Scott Maher to the fantastic trad-fusion band, The Gentlemen Barstewards who’re guaranteed to entertain followed by a live DJ to keep the party popping until late.

McGettigan’s AUH are delighted to have Irish band, Gate Crashers headlining on Paddy’s Day. There will also be performances from McGettigan’s resident band The Distillers and a live DJ to keep the party going until late. Guests can enjoy traditional Irish dancers perform as well as McGettigan’s award winning food, drinks and fun giveaways!

The festivities continue on 18th March at as all three pubs host their fantastic Friday brunches. Don’t miss the brilliant Irish Trad trio who’ll be putting their traditional Irish spin on chart hits and are guaranteed to get guests in the party mood at JLT. Followed by Crowd pleasers The Maplejacks and Irish band, Gate Crashers who will be performing live to the post brunch crowd on Friday evening. McGettigan’s AUH are delighted to have Hermitage Green perform live on stage, the lads will be rocking out for the post-brunch crowd from 6.30pm.

Guests can take advantage of the ‘Happy Friday’ drinks package: 3 hours of unlimited house beverages from 5-8pm for just AED199 (JLT), AED 149 (DWTC) and AED 149 (AUH).

Saturday 19th March will see an evening of rugby play out as show the final round of the RBS 6 Nations on our HD and Giant screens in all 3 venues.

Valentine’s Schmalentine’s! Join the Anti-Valentine’s Movement!

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Does the idea of Valentine’s Day turn you cold inside? The thought of receiving a cheesy card and sad-looking flowers fill you with dread? If this is you, then you can breathe a sigh of relief! McGettigan’s JLT, DWTC, and AUH are offering the perfect Anti-Valentine’s Day alternative!

The Guys and Dolls brunch is an afternoon designed for groups of guys and girls to cut loose, forget all that lovely-dovey nonsense and have an afternoon of great craic with your favorite crowd! Get stuck into 4 hours of unlimited house beverages along with an impressive buffet and a la carte dishes to boot available at #McGettiganJLT.

#McGettiganDWTC offers a more relaxed approach at their BBQ Brunch held in the Anti-Valentine's Brunch 2016 JLT DWTC AUH‘Secret Garden’ with all dishes cooked to order by the fantastic grill chefs and a great selection of fresh salads, sides and unlimited house beverages, it’s the perfect chilled out Friday!

#McGettigansAUH joins the brunch action, too!

Round up your best boys or girls and say no to love at McGettigan’s!

There’s a 20% discount off both McGettigan’s DWTC and JLT’s brunch package for groups of boys and girls who book in advance. The Friday fun doesn’t stop there! For one week only on Friday 12th February ladies can avail of an extra special deal; from 5-8pm enjoy unlimited McGettigan’s ‘Love Potion’ a choice of 2 yummy cocktails created especially for the day for just AED129.

At least there are some perks to Valentine’s Day!

On Valentine’s Day itself, #McGettigansJLT and #McGettigansDWTC are hosting one-off Ladies Nights and all ladies can enjoy 3 free cocktails between 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. At McGettigan’s JLT, it’s also movie night on Feb. 14th and – fittingly – we’ll screen “Pretty Woman”. Entry’s only AED 35 incl. a choice of drink and unlimited popcorn.

That’s 2015 done. Must be time for some laughs in JLT!

PrintWe’re hugely excited to announce that the annual McGettigan’s Comedyfest is back for another year! Comedyfest has been a benchmark in the Dubai calendar every January for the past 5 years and 2016 will be no exception.

This year’s Comedyfest line-up is stronger than ever with favourites such as Eric Lalor from RTE’s Fair City TV show, Karl Spain, and Après Match star Barry Murphy. This year, we’re also excited to welcome the immensely popular comedy three-piece Foil, Arms & Hog to the shows! For those who haven’t heard of them: Sean Finegan (Foil), Conor McKenna (Arms), and Sean Flanagan (Hog) form Irish sketch group Foil, Arms & Hog. They met each other at university and since their formation have been touring and doing live shows in Ireland, the UK, the US, and Australia.  Over the last eight years and they’ve  received critical acclaim and we can’t wait to see them perform live on stage in The Baggot, McGettigan’s JLT.

The festival takes place on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th January 2016 at McGettigan’s JLT at the Bonnington. The laughs kick off at 9 p.m., but door open at 7 p.m. already.

Tickets are available in the pub and are only AED 50 each – for that, you’ll get great comedy, and either a complimentary house beverage or a BBQ burger.

This week’s #McGettigansJLT Friday Brunch will be 360 degrees and full of selfies…

demophotoTomorrow’s Friday Brunch at McGettigan’s JLT has just got even better. Obviously, it’s the warm-up brunch for the big Coronas concert at The Baggot in the evening (see also here), but we’ve also teamed up with the folks from MyTriphoto to bring you their latest gadget:  The 360selfie – a self-service selfie machine! Not only does the thing take selfies, but it takes 360 degree pictures, so there’s no need for selfie sticks anymore and no danger that your best friend accidentally gets cut out of the picture.

Just come down to McGettigan’s JLT for brunch on Friday 11th December and you’ll see the machine in the pub garden. Place yourself on the mat, assemble as many of your friends around you in no particular order, connect to the machine via Wifi, press the button on your phone’s screen, and then smile & share. Every picture you’ll take will immediately be available on your phone and is yours to keep and share.

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We’re firing up the trees! Don’t miss it in Dubai & Abu Dhabi!

Yes, folks, it’s that time of the year again… We’re firing up the trees and passing around mince pies and mulled wine.

Join us in JLT, DWTC, and Abu Dhabi for our annual Christmas Lights parties. JLT kicks off the season with it’s 6th annual Christmas Wonderland party on Monday, 30th November at 6.30 p.m.

McGettigan's JLT Christmas

Come and enjoy the snow capped peaks of JLT for one night only as we bring out our very own snow machine. Bring along the family or head down with colleagues and mingle over Christmas drink or two. As always, the spectacular Christmas tree will take pride of place in the gorgeous garden and the lights will be ceremoniously switched on by the one and only Santa! We’ll really be getting in the spirit with our enchanting carol singers along with complimentary homemade goodies such as mince pies and mulled wine. For the kids (and adults too) we’ll be screening the fantastic classic Christmas comedy ‘Elf’ as part of our McGettigan’s Monday Movie Night. For all the details, click here.

On Tuesday, 1st December 2015, at 630 p.m. it’s McGettigan’s AUH’s turn to start the festive season in Abu Dhabi. Her, too, dance around the tree, enjoy a mince pie or two, and take a sip of mulled wine. For details, click here.

On Wednesday, 3rd December at 6.30 p.m., the lights will be switched on at McGettigan’s DWTC. The usual festive shenanigans will ensue and there’ll be carol singers, too. Find out more here.

McGettigan's JLT Christmas

 

The Coronas are coming back to Dubai! Get your tickets for their best gig ever!

PrintBrilliant Irish rockers, The Coronas, will take over the stage in The Baggot at McGettigan’s JLT this December for what is set to be their greatest Dubai gig yet!

The Coronas formed in Dublin and have been making music together for practically all of their lives. Their three studio albums, Heroes or Ghosts (2007), Tony Was an Ex-Con (2009) and Closer to You (2011) were greatly received. Following the release of the band’s chart-topping first major label album The Long Way in 2014, the band embarked on a sell-out tour of Ireland, Europe and Australia earning them a legion of new fans at home and abroad.

The guys are sure to rock the stage with classics such as ‘Heroes or Ghosts’ and ‘San Diego Song’ in addition to new hits from their latest album. This show is their only UAE performance and forms part of the band’s 2015 tour including Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

For more information about the band and their music check out their website http://thecoronas.net/

Tickets are now available via McGettigan’s JLT and Platinum List.

Happy 5th Birthday, #McGettigansJLT ! Oh, and you can now buy Corona tickets online!

A very happy birthday to McGettigan’s JLT! Can you believe it? It’s been five years since we opened our first pub in the UAE at the Bonnington Hotel in Jumeirah Lakes Towers.

We’ve put together a great lineup of offers and events for our birthday guests. Check out all the details here or in the video above.

McGettigan's JLT is turning 5!

We’re also please to let you know that tickets for our upcoming Coronas gig are now available online. Find out more about the concert here, or click here to buy your ticket.

The Coronas in Dubai December 2015

Book your Christmas & New Year’s Eve parties now. Click here for our offers!

 

Winter is coming. Must be time for a Spring Break then!

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Ireland’s legendary 80’s super group ‘Spring Break’ are set to transport The Baggot at McGettigan’s JLT back to the 1980s (arguably one of the greatest decades of all time) for a night of bangin’ floor-fillers!

Join us on Thursday 19th November for a FREE live concert from Spring Break – who return after a ‘totally tubulor’ gig back in February. This is set to be a fantastic night and 80s fancy dress is seriously encouraged! Doors open from 8 p.m., show at 10 p.m.

Want to find out more about ‘Spring Break’? Check out their Facebook page here. Spring Break is the best friend a good time ever had. Battling for the future of yesterday’s tomorrow!

FREE ENTRY!

Live and Laughing – Comedy nights at McGettigan’s DWTC are starting 27th October!

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McGettigan’s DWTC is proud to announce a new edition to the weekly line up – Live and Laughing comedy night every Tuesday from 7.30pm. The first night kicks off on Tuesday 27th October – everyone needs a good laugh, especially on hump day!

We welcome Canadian MC and comedian Dave Marosi who’ll be hosting the evening. Dave has taken UAE comedy scene by storm with his brand of sharp observational humour which has gained him fans of all nationalities. Every week Dave will show off the best of local comedy talent with fantastic stand ups that are bound to get you roaring with laughter. There is no better remedy for the mid-week blues!

To make your night even better you can enjoy an exclusive ‘show special’ main course and glass of wine (or house beverage) for only AED99, it’s definitely not to be scoffed at!

We’re all about the craic at McGettigan’s and this night is not be missed! Enjoy an evening of top class stand-up comedy which is guaranteed to see you through to the weekend.

FREE ENTRY, EVERY TUESDAY.

Happy Birthday #McGettigansDWTC

2nd Birthday adTime flies like an arrow. Irish flies like a Guinness. Has it really been three years only since we opened at one of Dubai’s most iconic locations, the Dubai World Trade Centre? It would appear so!

Today is McGettigan’s DWTC’s third birthday and you’re all invited!

3 is most definitely the magic number at McGettigan’s this Thursday with all house beverages only AED23 from 6-9pm. You can also enjoy 3 shots of Jagermeister for only AED100 throughout the entire evening. Finally, there will be some seriously tasty complimentary food platters available for you to tuck in to, on the hour, for 3 hours.

We are famous for our live entertainment and our birthday party will be no different with live acts performing throughout the evening. They are guaranteed to get the party going and don’t worry, there won’t be any musicals bumps!

Join us on this momentous occasion for an evening of brilliant, birthday delights.

One thing’s for sure, here at McGettigan’s we know how to throw a good party!

Details

Date: Thursday 22nd October

Venue: McGettigan’s DWTC

Time: House beverage offer 6 – 9pm

Admission: Free