We all know that when it comes to living life to the fullest, eating good food, making merry, and drinking till dawn breaks in, it’s the Irish who have nailed that lifestyle! Known for its delicious stouts and ales, and typical mellow Irish pubs, Ireland celebrates the art of drinking.
Popularising the pub setting, Irish bars have propped up across the globe and have become a part of the everyday pop culture. And of course, Dubai has always embraced the latest trends across the world.
Here, you will be surprised to find the choicest of Irish Pubs to celebrate the Irish lifestyle. Here are our top picks when it comes to the best spots in Dubai to head to for an amazing ‘Irish’ time.
McGettigan’s is a popular chain of Irish bars in Dubai. Being a multiple award winner with a global presence, McGettigan’s has perfectly captured the essence of Irish culture within the heart of Dubai. A chic modernist décor with an Irish twist, McGettingan’s is the perfect joint to while away a lazy afternoon with your squad. It is an Irish sports bar and showcases all the important sports events and games. Known for its nightlife and extensive variety when it comes to drinks, it is the perfect place to enjoy the buzzing nightlife of Dubai, with a tall cold lager in hand. Offering delicious dishes such as fries, wings, steaks, and barbeques, every bite here is worth it. McGettigan’s stands for all things fun, especially with live music to set the tone to an entertaining evening. Most of the outlets have an amazing pool table to keep the energy flowing.
Location: JLT, DWTC, DXB – Airport, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Hilton JBR
From the décor to the menu, to the vibe, everything at Fibber Magee’s captures the best of the Irish culture and the popular Irish hospitality. With hearty dishes straight from a home kitchen in Ireland, the food is the definition of comfort food. Here, you will be served some amazing steaks, burgers, ribs, and seafood and is known for its hops and beers. Cozy and adorned with typical Irish décor, Fibber Magee’s buzzes with live music. Get happy hours daily from 4 to 7 PM at this multiple awards winning spot! Its weekly Friday brunches have an amazing spread of food and drinks, too. If you love Irish pubs, Fibber Magee’s is the place to be!
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre Area
Staying true to its name, The Dubliner’s brings Dublin’s homely, warm, and welcoming soul to Dubai. With a home-cooked style of cuisines tantalizing the customers, it serves Irish delicacies such as pies, wings, steaks, and burgers. With al-fresco and indoor seating, a cozy time is guaranteed here with some incredible live music. Often Irish bars are synonymous to sports bars, and it’s no different here. The Dubliner’s screens all the important sports matches and events for a jolly good time. With daily happy hours through the day from 12 to 8 PM, you can also indulge in a friendly game of darts or pool with your squad, at The Dubliner’s.
Location: Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Al Garhoud
Known for its soulful persona and character, The Irish Village is a classic wooden Irish pub. Radiating the true essence of Ireland, it is warm, friendly and extremely cozy. The picturesque Irish Village, with its wooden indoor seating and al-fresco terrace, offers a stunning view of beautiful gardens and a lake. Standing its grounds in Dubai since 1996, The Irish Village has always been the go-to place in Dubai for amazing live Irish performances, vibrant atmosphere, quirky music, and wholesome food. Offering Irish bar staples such as wings, chips, seafood, burgers, and fries on its menu, The Irish Village complements these delicious dishes with amazing cold beers and other spirits. With a designated breakfast menu in-house, every meal is celebrated here in style. Its weekly Saturday brunch is something to look out for with unlimited starters and dessert, alongside unlimited offers on select drinks. Needless to say, this famous chain of bars is truly one of the best Irish hangouts of the city.
Location: Al Garhoud, Studio One – Dubai Studio City, Riverland Dubai