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!



Calling Singapore. We have lift off! What an opening!

McGettigan’s CQ rocked Clarke Quay in Singapore on 16th April, when the latest addition to the McGettigan’s Irish Pubs family opened its doors. And what an opening it was!

The Classic Beatles provided the entertainment for the opening weekend and even managed to take some time out to pose with our CEO, Dennis McGettigan:

11142817_352615791613005_1253656643_nOf course, there was also the official ribbon cutting ceremony and unveiling of a commemorative plaque:

11084873_644056282362238_156705982_n928770_1630666450503722_1701731412_nMcGettigan’s CQ is right on Clarke Quay in Singapore, so if you’re passing through, pop in and find out what the first McGettigan’s Pub in Asia is like!

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We’ll leave you with some more Beatles action courtesy of The Classic Beatles:

Win a VIP trip to Singapore!


Bored of Dubai? Want to win a trip to Singapore? You can now, courtesy of McGettigan’s! One lucky winner and his or her friend will not only get the chance to spend 3 nights in Singapore including return flights to Dubai, but they will also be VIP guests at the opening of McGettigan’s CQ – our new Irish Pub in Clarke Quay in Singapore on 16th April 2015.

Here’s what you’ve got to do to enter:

  1. Visit either McGettigan’s JLT, McGettigan’s DWTC, or McGettigan’s AUH between now and 8th April 2015 and purchase any food or beverage items.
  2. Write your name, mobile number, and email address on the back of the till receipt you’re given for your purchase and drop it in the competition entry box in the pub.
  3. The more often you visit, the higher your chances of winning.

The small print:

  • You must be available to travel between 15th – 18th April 2015
  • You must be able to enter Singapore on the passport you’re traveling on or be able to obtain an entry visa prior to travel
  • The winner will be drawn & announced on 9th April 2015
  • The prize consists of return flights for two people (Dubai – Singapore), hotel accommodation in a four star hotel for 3 nights, and VIP passes to the opening of McGettigan’s CQ. There is no cash alternative and the prize cannot be transferred or sold.
  • Participants must be aged 18 or older.



Singapore and New York! McGettigan’s is coming!

You may have heard that McGettigan’s Irish Pubs are expanding fast and that the next openings will be in Singapore (McGettigan’s CQ) and New York (McGettigan’s NYC).

First up will be Singapore and we’ll be open in about two weeks on Clarke Quay. You can already connect with McGettigan’s CW on Facebook and Twitter. Work is ongoing and we’re excited about the progress we’re making:

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In New York, our future home will be on 36th Street, right in the heart of the Big Apple. You’ll find our friends from NYC on Facebook here and on Twitter here:

We’ll be coming to many more locations in the future! Stay tuned for more announcements!


Write us a love letter & win Irish goodies!

Do you love ‪#‎McGettigansIrishPubs‬ ? We mean, do your REALLY love them? If so, you could win some Irish goodies courtesy of The Irish Times!They’ll even ship them to you free of charge, wherever you are in the world!

All you need to do is to write us a max. 500 words love letter and tell us why McGettigan’s is your favorite Irish pub outside Ireland. You can nominate any of our international locations: Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai International Airport, Fujairah, or Abu Dhabi.

To enter, simply click here:

If your letter wins (and McGettigan’s, too, by default) we might just have a surprise in store for you!

What are you waiting for? Get all loved up today!

Meanwhile in Abu Dhabi…

One for the Road & two for the girls


Happy Birthday DWTC! Here’s to Fujairah. And Singapore!

DWTC 2nd BirthdayTime really does fly, doesn’t it! Today marks the second birthday of McGettigan’s DWTC – the Irish Pub at Dubai’s World Trade Centre! Happy Birthday, folks!

Over the past two years, McGettigan’s turned an old bank building into one of the city’s best pubs, added a beer garden, and launched The D – Upstairs at McGettigan’s, the city’s first Irish fine dining venue, which already ranks highly on TripAdvisor!

DWTC’s second birthday sees a huge party taking place with star guests Mundy and Ryan Sheridan, who will also play McGettigan’s AUH, of course!

McGettigan’s really has taken the UAE by storm and it’s probably high time to bring the modern Irish experience to folks over here, who – so far – have perhaps felt left out a bit: Hello Fujairah! Yup, McGettigan’s is coming to Fujairah very soon! It’ll be located at the Tennis & Country Club and you can already check out the Facebook page!

We all know that, once something has arrived in Fujairah, it’s set to dominate the world alright, so the folks from McGettigan’s aren’t stopping for a snooze on the beach, but are raising the bar a little more: Hello Singapore!

For the first time, McGettigan’s will open outside the UAE and Ireland, right in the heart of Singapore, in the beautiful and happening Clarke Quay neighbourhood!

Exciting time ahead then, but in the meantime, come and experience the craic in JLT, at the World Trade Centre or at Dubai International Airport, and, of course, in Abu Dhabi!

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