McGettigan’s JLT and The Baggot are very proud to present… An Evening with Paul Brady.
We’re hugely excited to announce the return of Irish music legend, the fantastic Paul Brady, who’ll be performing a one off, intimate gig live on The Baggot stage, McGettigan’s JLT on Thursday, 11th February 2016.
See the acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter, who is no stranger to Dubai and McGettigan’s, perform all his greatest hits from the last four decades, including The Island, Nobody Knows, The Long Goodbye, Crazy Dreams, and many more.
Thursday, 11th February 2016. Doors: 7.30 p.m. Show: 9 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now through Platinum List and you can purchase your tickets online by clicking here.
We’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.
Food is a big thing at McGettigan’s and our kitchen teams at pride themselves at serving top class, award winning food. Our menu includes classic dishes such as; Irish Stew, Beer Battered Fish and Chips, the ‘Full Irish’ Breakfast and signature McGettigan’s favourites such as the ‘Buffalo Hot Wings’, ‘Atlantic Salmon’ and ‘Beef and Guinness Puff Pastry Pie’.
Did you know that we recently won yet another award for our food?
At the recent What’s On Awards, McGettigan’s DWTC won the “Favourite Pub Grub” award. Here’s our Dubai World Trade Centre team at the ceremony:
The man behind the food is Sligo-born executive head chef, Derek Flynn (middle, holding the trophy). Chef Derek has years of experience under his belt having worked in kitchens in various cities across the globe. He has been with the McGettigan’s group since its inception in Dubai in 2010. Derek is an integral part of the McGettigan’s team and travels to each and every new venue to set up the kitchen and handpick and train his new team. This meticulous training ensures the same taste and quality of food is experienced by our customers at every venue.
McGettigan’s is committed to using only the finest quality ingredients in our dishes. We always try to source the majority of our fruit & vegetables locally & we also believe in sourcing all our meat & fish from local suppliers.
Tomorrow’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.
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.
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.
Brilliant 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.
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!
Ahhh, but you know what they say: Christmas seems to come earlier every year. Well, wouldn’t ya know, we’ve just released our program for the 2015 festive season at McGettigan’s JLT and McGettigan’s DWTC.
If you’re somebody who likes to plan ahead, here it is. If you’re not a fan of early Christmas announcements, pop into your nearest McGettigan’s, have a drink, and shake your head at us:
McGettigan’s is frequently referred to as a ‘home away from home’ by expats living in Dubai and this is even more apparent during the festive season. Our management and staff make every effort to ensure our guests are comfortable, well looked after and enjoy genuine Irish hospitality during their visit. From office parties to festive gatherings with friends, McGettigan’s award winning food and beverage together with the finest live music is a sure for Christmas perfection.
McGettigan’s JLT boasts a sizeable outdoor garden which will be well dressed for the silly season. Including our signature giant Christmas tree which will take pride of place in the centre. Our annual Christmas Lights party will be hosted on Monday 30th November at 6.30pm. You can see Santa turning on the lights, enjoy the enchanting carol singers and dive into complimentary homemade mince pies and mulled wine. It’s the perfect evening for all of the family.
McGettigan’s DWTC will host their Christmas Lights Party on Wednesday 2nd December from 6.30pm held within their intimate garden with abundance of yuletide charm. The garden provides an ideal spot to mingle over Christmas drinks and nibbles but is also hugely popular for larger private parties – booking is essential. Alternatively cosy up beside the fireplace, sit back and enjoy some of the city’s best live music acts performing on stage!
McGettigan’s will run their weekly live music entertainment schedules with a festive twist throughout the Christmas period for more information and updates please see our website and Facebook pages – click here for JLT and here for DWTC.
Pumpkins, schmumpkins! Halloween’s on the way, so get ready for a spooktacular twist on our Friday brunch with live entertainment featuring classic Halloween hits at all McGettigan’s venues in the UAE.
Brunchers are encouraged to dig out their best costumes to impress on the day! At McGettigan’s, we’re all about having a great laugh so be as wacky, wild and creative as you can. Originality will be rewarded! We’ve got loads of spot prizes and free drinks to give away throughout the day plus we’ll be giving guests a taste of an Irish Halloween with our very own Barmbrac!
All this plus the terrifyingly tasty buffet and a la carte dishes including witches brew with peas and bacon, ‘butchered and rolled’ pork belly and ’Broken Rib and Yorkshire Ripper’ Roast Beef to name a few, along with house beverages is no trick! To top things off we have a gruesomely ghoulish graveyard feature, ideal for capturing your creepy Halloween snaps!
Halloween at McGettigan’s, Friday 30th October - join us if you dare!
Brunch timings and costs:
McGettigan’s JLT 12-4pm, AED249 including house beverages
McGettigan’s DWTC 12-4pm, AED 199 including house beverages
McGettigan’s AUH 12.30-4pm, AED 199 including house beverages
McGettigan’s AUH are hugely excited to have Irish acoustic rock band Hermitage Green along for their Halloween brunch with the band rocking the venue with a 4pm performance. No tricks, just treats with the brilliant Hermitage Green! McGettigan’s AUH ghoulishly great Halloween Drinks Deal: Unlimited house beverages from 4-7pm just AED149 per person – it’s the perfect add-on to your Friday Brunch!
McGettigan’s DWTC is hosting the after party for the participants of the Contagion Run – Dubai’s Zombie themed 5k obstacle run that is returning for its 2nd year. Runners who show up with their wristbands are offered a very special drinks deal for the evening, see http://www.contagionrun.com/ for more information on the run. McGettigan’s DWTC ghoulishly great Halloween Drinks Deal: Unlimited house beverages from 4-7pm just AED149 per person… it’s the perfect add-on to their Friday Brunch Deal!
McGettigan’s JLT are running a ghoulishly great Halloween Drinks Deal: Unlimited house beverages from 5-8pm just AED199 per person… it’s the scarily perfect add-on to the popular Friday Brunch!