The Paddy don’t start till you walk in!
I might be biased, but there’s a reason there’s an Irish pub in every big city in the world… They’re the perfect mix of good food, great craic and plenty of drinks, and Dubai has heaps of them.
But we wanted to know the very best, so we put the question to you:
What’s the best Irish pub in Dubai?
Hundreds of you answered the top spots were neck and neck!
How did Lovin Dubai choose the final list?
- Finalists were selected from all across Dubai
- Online reviews, previous media coverage and notable blogs were also included in the overall rating
- The final list is subjective – if we’ve missed out on any must-try places across Dubai, please do let us know!
- The brand’s social media audience and engagement were considered
4. The Dubliners, Garhoud
The Dubliners on Airport Rd does traditional Irish pub vibes very well. They do good discounts and Irish stew here is delish, just like your mammy would make it.
3. Fibber Magee’s, Trade Centre
You could pick Fibbers up, transport it to a small town in Ireland and it wouldn’t look out of place.
This is one the oldest and most iconic Irish pubs in town and it’s the one the Irish in Dubai flock to. On a good night, you’d find it packed to the brim, drinks flowing with live Irish music from the likes of Paddy Man. The food is pretty good too and they do delivery!
2. McGettigan’s, multiple locations
McGettigan’s is the old faithful and there’s a reason you’ll find a lively crowd in here most nights of the week. The do pub grub extremely well, it’s got a brilliant value brunch and in addition, and they’ve pulled off some brilliant open-air events, even during COVID times.
1. The Irish village, multiple locations
Congrats to The Irish Village! Once voted the best meeting place in the world, the Irish Village in Al Garhoud is an all-rounder. If you put a roof on Ireland, you’d find the same fun vibes back on the Emerald Isle.
Inside, it’s a proper cosy pub and outside is like a big beer garden. It’s got large screens and a big stage, so on day’s like Paddy’s Day or match days, (when we’re COVID free), it’s really the only place to be.