A! List Irish Bars

Enjoy the taste of Dublin in Dubai at one of these classic pubs...
Monday , 02 May 2011
Irish Village
Irish Village
The Dubliners
The Dubliners
Fibber Magee’s
Fibber Magee’s
McGettigan’s
McGettigan’s
The Hub
The Hub
Waxy’s
Waxy’s

Irish Village
Address:
The Aviation Club, Garhoud, Dubai
Tel: 04 282 4750
Web:  www.irishvillage.ae
Dress code: Casual
Times: 11am to 1am, Saturday to Wednesday; 11am to 2am, Thursday and Friday
Price Range: $$
A Dubai institution and time honoured after-work watering hole, The Irish Village is a beloved part of the city’s social scene. As traditional as can possibly be outside Dublin, the classic pub does well to serve thirsty patrons and anyone looking for good old pub grub. Featuring an indoor bar area with typical booth and bar stool seating as well as a large outdoor space that plays host to concerts and festivals year round, it’s the ideal place for those casual nights out with friends. Be sure to try the various beers on offer paired with classic fish and chips to create the ultimate Irish pub experience.
FYI:  Irish Village has been a part of the Dubai World Cup for years now, setting up shop at the races to provide guests a fun spot to hang out and quench their thirst.

The Dubliners
Address:
Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud, Dubai
Tel: 04 282 4040
Web:  www.diningatmeridiendubai.com
Dress code: Casual
Times: 11am to 3am, daily
Price Range: $$
A true football-lover’s haven, this Irish spot offers up the ultimate game-watching experience. Decorated with football memorabilia and featuring countless screen so there no chance anyone can miss a thing, The Dubliner’s is you definitive sports bar, only with a charming Irish twist thrown in the mix. And to give you an idea of just how Irish this spot is, the signature dish is the beef and Guinness pie.
FYI: Every Tuesday is Quiz Night at The Dubliners featuring fun prizes and drink deals.

Fibber Magee’s
Address:
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Tel: 04 332 2400
Web:  www.fibbersdubai.com
Dress code: Casual
Times: 8am to 1am, daily
Price Range: $$
As classic as Irish pubs go, outside of Dublin that is, this popular watering hole attracts the lager-loving population looking for a fun, unfussy night (or day) out. Fairly hidden from Sheikh Zayed Road, once you find the secret spot, it’s hard to resist not making a return. After all, Fibbers is the kind of place where regulars have their usual spots, and the barman knows exactly what they want. Come game day or night, things can get rowdy, but all in the name of fun.FYI: Fibber Magee’s offers daily theme nights with everything from pub quizzes to ladies’ night and event an Irish roast on Fridays.

McGettigan’s
Address:
Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai
Tel: 04 356 0400
Web:  www. mcgettigansdubai.com
Dress code: Casual
Times: 12.30pm to 3am, daily
Price Range: $$
A sleek modern take on the classic no-frills Irish Pub, McGettigan’s is Dubai’s latest addition to the Irish bar scene hailing straight from the streets of Dublin. A popular spot for the marina crowd and stylish city-slickers on the hunt for great ales, it’s an almost guaranteed hotspot come after-work hours or the weekend. Make sure to keep an eye out for the regular entertainment, including comedy nights and live band performance. And if you’re a sports lover, you can be rest assured that come match day, McGettigan’s has you covered with all the major games of the day shown live on screens.
FYI: The first McGettigan’s Pub opened on Queen Street in Dublin, Ireland in 1964.

The Hub
Address:
Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Dubai
Tel: 04 448 4848
Web:  www. sofitel.com
Dress code: Casual
Times: 6pm to 2am, daily
Price Range: $$
From the hotel entrance to the doors of The Hub, you’d hardly imagine you were making your way to a classic Irish pub. The sleek lobby of the Sofitel suggests you’re likely headed to a five-star dining spot or a plush lounge playing Balearic tunes. But enter The Hub and there’s no doubt that this spot is as Irish as they get. For starters, the walls are adorned with pictures of four leafed clovers. And if that doesn’t strike you, then the Irish flag on the wall behind the bar certainly will. Serving up an impressive selection of lager and a delicious bar menu to match, it’s the perfect spot for meeting with friends or simply catching the footie on TV.
FYI: If you’re a meat lover, be sure to try the classic burger at The Hub. Cooked to perfection, it’s definitely one of the city’s best.

Waxy’s
Address:
Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai, Dubai
Tel: 04 352 0900
Web:  www.ascothoteldubai.com
Dress code: Casual
Times: 12pm to 1.30am, Saturday to Wednesday; 12pm to 3am, Thursday and Friday
Price Range: $
If calories aren’t a concern and you’re keen ditch the heels for flats, then head down to Waxy’s where you can enjoy a fun, albeit slightly guilt-filled day or night out. With an impressive drinks menu featuring countless European lagers, and a food menu with classic pub grub favourites as well as a few exotic choices thrown in the mix including samosas and spring rolls, it’s great for a relaxed dinner with friends. But be sure to try the Friday brunch, quite possibly the thriftiest brunch around, for Dhs85 including unlimited breakfast and carvery and five drinks to complement.
FYI: Be sure to head to Waxy’s for their incredible happy hour featuring five select bottles for Dhs100 on Sundays from 10pm-3am.