Brunch Reviews in Abu Dhabi and Summer Offers in Dubai

McG's AUH Brunch ReviewThe fine folks from Time Out Abu Dhabi recently popped into McGettigan’s AUH for brunch and reviewed us. Check out the full review here.

We’re glad the Time Out reviewers liked our Abu Dhabi brunch as much as our guests.

Have you brunched in Abu Dhabi yet? Have a look at our current brunch menu here.

Are the summer heat & humidity getting you down? We’ve got the perfect recipe for summer happiness in Dubai!

McGettigan’s DWTC, right next to the Dubai World Trade Centre, has just launched two great summer offers:

It’s ALWAYS Happy Hour @ McGettigan’s DWTC – SUMMER SPECIAL!

Happy Hour just got a whole lot ‘happier’ at McGettigan’s DWTC, because for a limited time only you can enjoy the happiest days with 29AED* drinks ALL DAY, EVERY DAY from 12pm until close. Beat the summer heat with perfectly poured, ice cold drinks at McGettigan’s DWTC! (T&C apply)

Enjoy a Long lunch every Friday at McGettigan’s DWTC

Bored of brunches and dull buffets? Don’t fancy getting up at the crack of dawn on the weekend? Every Friday why not enjoy a relaxed and seriously delicious 3 course meal from an exclusive a la carte menu plus 5 drinks (including bubbles) at a time that suits you?

At McGettigan’s DWTC, guests can enjoy 5 drinks from a wide range of house beverages (including selected bubbles, wine, beer, spirits, Magners and Guinness), plus tuck into a delicious meal featuring dishes such as chicken liver pâté with apple chutney & toasted brioche, slow roast sirloin of beef with all the trimmings or Garlic Bay mussels cooked in white wine, cream & parsley with skinny fries to name but a few!

Available every Friday, 12-5pm (last orders by 4.45pm)
Price: AED179pp

Those who wish to join the party or stay on for more Friday fun can do so with the sun downer special: unlimited house drinks from 5-8pm for just AED175pp… it’s the perfect Friday night offer!

No reservations are required at McGettigan’s, tables are available on a first come first served basis. For enquiries: contact@mcgettigans.com or 04 3780800

Party all day and night every Friday at McGettigan’s DWTC with entertainment from some of the city’s best live music acts and DJ until close.

 

 

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Happy Birthday Abu Dhabi!

McGettigan's AUH 2nd BirthdayCan you believe it? McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi is turning two! We’re excited to celebrate 2 years of great food, perfectly poured pints, and cracking nights out.

It’s been 2 years since the bar opened its doors to the Abu Dhabi public and we couldn’t be happier! So much so that there is a whole weekend planned to mark the occasion from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st May.

The birthday antics kick off on Thursday 19th May with McGettigan’s 2 for 2 offer – guests can purchase 2 house drinks and receive another 2 house drinks for free. This fantastic offer will be available all day across a wide selection of hops, grape and spirits. If that isn’t enough excitement, we’re feeling generous with an incredible AED 10,000 worth of giveaways throughout the day! If you’re lucky, you’ll receive a ‘party bag’ full of goodies which range in value with 2 lucky guests winning the golden ticket – a complimentary night out for 4 people worth an amazing AED 2000! There’ll be a kicking party atmosphere with tons of live entertainment including a fantastic guest performance from brilliant Irish musician Jerry Fish who is being flown over especially for the occasion. All this together with a live DJ until late will make this a birthday bash to remember.

The party continues on Friday 20th May with a Bumper Birthday Brunch – we’re adding an extra 2 hours (an hour for every year) to our Friday brunch! Enjoy 6 hours of unlimited food and house beverages for just AED199 per person including a fantastic selection of a la carte dishes and an impressive buffet including favorites such as slow roast rib of beef with all the trimmings. If this wasn’t enough, we’ll be treating some lucky people to a free brunch on arrival! The brunches will be given away at random – so you never know, it might just be your lucky day.

Fancy keeping the party going? No problem! Enjoy a wide selection of AED 20++ house beverages with McGettigan’s happy hour which is available until 10pm.

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.

Food! Food! Food!

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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?

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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:

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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.

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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

Only read this if you’re very organized & like to plan ahead!

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.

Halloween Alert! Things will go “clonk” at night in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Fujairah!

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!

Tayto V King – The Ultimate Crisp Sandwich Showdown!

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The age-old, Irish debate of which makes a better crisp sandwich, Tayto or King has been causing quite a bit of a stir across our social media pages. We’ve seen families divided, blood spilled and tears shed all in the pursuit of finding out what Ireland’s favorite cheese and onion crisp is!

Here at McGettigan’s we’ve decided enough is enough and that we’d settle the debate ourselves. But we need your help – We want you to vote – Tayto or King, taking taste, texture, flavor and whatever other variables you consider into account.

The winner will receive a months supply of the winning crisp , 2 tickets to visit Tayto Park in Ashbourne, Co Meath and a two night stay with bed and breakfast at the Kingswood Hotel, Citywest, Dublin. T&C apply.

Click here to cast your vote!

It’s the ultimate 90’s ladies night in Dubai!

PrintRelive your youth and celebrate the best of all things 90’s for one night only at McGettigan’s DWTC. The entire night will be themed around this great decade; food, drinks, cinema, fashion and of course, the music! Will you find a better way to spend your Wednesday night?? ‘As if!’

Come dressed to impress for the chance to win prizes for the best 90’s outfits. The highlight of the evening will be what’s sure to be a very nostalgic nineties performance by Ireland’s top covers band, aptly named ‘Smash Hits’. The Smash Hits! live show is a nonstop, dance-floor filling night that embraces the cream of 90s chart classics from the most influential popular artists of the era. ‘Get jiggy with it’ to hits such as; Rhythm is a Dancer, Freed from Desire, Maniac, Insomnia, Mr. Vain & more!

Ladies night at McGettigan’s DWTC entitles each lady to 5 FREE DRINKS each and every Wednesday and this special event is no exception, making this the perfect pocket friendly girls night out!