Cast your mind back five years and, tugged away on page 25 (currently) of the TripAdvisor listing for our McGettigan’s JLT pub, you’ll find the first ever review for what was then the first family owned & operated Irish pub in Dubai:
It all started in Jumeirah Lakes Towers in the shadow of the Bonnington Hotel and even though McGettigan’s pubs can now be found in Abu Dhabi, Limerick, Letterkenny, Fujairah, Singapore, and – soon – New York and Galway, our JLT pub hold a special place in our hearts.
Therefore, we’re very happy to announce that our JLT team received not only a 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, but because it’s been the 5th year in a row that the pub has received this accolade, McGettigan’s JLT has also been admitted to the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for bars and restaurants that offer consistently outstanding service.
All credit goes to our guests and reviewers and, of course, our team in Jumeirah Lakes Towers!
Behold! This is the first shot of the future #McGettigansGWY in Galway, Ireland. The build for the latest addition to the McGettigan’s Pub chain has just started. You can already connect with Galway on Facebook, Twitter, or check out its Pinterest board.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond, the build for #McGettigansNYC in the Big Apple has entered its final phase and soon the doors will be open on 36th Street, right in the heart of New York:
If you want to get social with New York, you’ll find the pub’s Facebook page here and they’re also on Twitter, plus there’s a dedicated Pinterest board.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you New York and Galway soon!
We’re sending you back for the craic with a chance to WIN a weekend in the Wild West of Ireland!
Compete in this brand new pool competition at The Den for your chance to win a trip to the launch of McGettigan’s Galway in the west of Ireland this summer. Participants are invited to register in advance for the competition by emailing your name and mobile number to firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up in-house on your next visit to McGettigan’s DWTC or The Den.
This competition is FREE to enter, registration is required by 24th May.
On all competition nights: Pints of Carlsberg for just AED25 all night!
This is the ideal chance to show off your pool skills and enjoy a few cold ones on the perfect lads night out. You may even walk away with a wild weekend in the west of Ireland!
Join the party downstairs in McGettigan’s afterwards with ladies night and live music/DJ ’til late!
First round qualifiers: Wednesday 27th May from 7:30pm
Second round qualifiers: Wednesday 3rd June from 7:30pm
Finals: Wednesday 10th June from 7:30pm
See you at The Den!
Relive 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!
Robbie Williams is live in concert at The DU Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on Saturday 25th April. Get there with McGettigan’s!
McGettigan’s AUH at the Al Raha Beach Hotel has put on a special pre-concert package. For just AED 89++ per person, you’ll get a McGettigan’s Beef Burger, a house drink of your choice, and a free bus transfer to the DU Arena.
Buses depart from McGettigan’s AUH on the 25th April at 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm.
Tickets can be purchased in advance, please see in house for details or call: 02 652 433. Seats subject to availability. Concert ticket is not included in the package. Vouchers must be redeemed on 25th April 2015 at McGettigan’s AUH only. Terms & conditions apply. Price is exclusive of 10% service charge & 6% tourism fee.
Has it really been only a year since we opened our doors in Abu Dhabi at the Al Raha Beach Hotel? It sometimes feels like we’ve been there much longer already A year, though, it has been indeed and it did really fly by – time to stop, party, and thank all our loyal #McGettigansAUH guests for their support!
McGettigan’s AUH has had an incredible first year on the Abu Dhabi bar and nightlife scene and they want you to help them celebrate! The Irish bar has a jam-packed weekend of food and drinks deals, live music and a bit of 90’s cheese thrown in for good measure!
Irish 90’s covers band ‘Smash Hits’ are being flown in especially for the occasion and will perform live in a FREE concert on Thursday 7th May! 90’s dress up is not mandatory but is encouraged with spot prizes and free drinks for those who make the effort! Get in there early and make the most of the AED20 happy hour drinks until 7pm.
The party continues into Friday 8th May with brunch kicking off at 12:30pm, enjoy unlimited drinks and food from the a la carte menu, roast carvery and buffet until 4pm AED199 per person. Live music will feature throughout the day with performances from a host of excellent local music acts. It doesn’t stop there, the post brunch drinks deal is unreal value at just AED149 for 3 hours of unlimited house drinks (including premium cider and pints of the infamous Irish ‘black stuff’) from 4-7pm! While recommended, guests don’t have to attend the McGettigan’s brunch to avail of this deal, the offer is open to all Abu Dhabi brunch goers and those looking to join the party that little bit later!
Saturday 9th May is all about the recovery! Pop in for what is quite possibly the best breakfast in town…a real full Irish fry up and the most effective cure you could ask for! As a thank you to McGettigan’s customers for their support over the past year, drinks are priced at just AED20 all day long with more of the city’s best live music and top sporting events on screens throughout the day.
See you in Abu Dhabi in May!
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:
Of course, there was also the official ribbon cutting ceremony and unveiling of a commemorative plaque:
McGettigan’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!
We’ll leave you with some more Beatles action courtesy of The Classic Beatles:
Critically acclaimed comedian Jason Byrne returns to Dubai on April 23rd, 2015. Jason first travelled to Dubai to take part in the inaugural McGettigan’s Comedyfest and headlined the 4 day comedy marathon.
Demand for the comic is so high that he returns to Dubai to perform at The Baggot, Dubai’s newest live entertainment venue! This new room is an extension to the famous Irish bar at the Bonnington Hotel in Jumeirah Lakes Towers and has been styled to house the best live music concerts, comedy shows and sporting occasions.
Save the date! 23rd April 2015
. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are available from McGettigan’s JLt and via www.timeouttickets.com.
For more info, call us free on 800McGS (6247), email us, or check out our website or the McGettigan’s JLT Facebook page.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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:
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!