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McGettigan's AUH

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
Channel St | Al Raha Beach Hotel and Resort, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 652 4333
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (49 reviews)
“pork belly” (5 reviews)
“fish and chips” (11 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
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LOCATION
Channel St | Al Raha Beach Hotel and Resort, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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1 - 10 of 278 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just called here on my way back from Yas Island glad I did, although I didn’t have any food it looked great, nice atmosphere with good people.

Thank chris m
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's AUH, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear chris m, Thank you very much for reviewing us! It was good to see that you liked it here and please pop in again soon to try our food! All the best, Christopher Rafter Pub Manager, McGettigan’s AUH

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for a few drinks and a bite to eat! Friendly, welcoming staff up for he chats...just like being at home! Great for a bop too, definitely a must visit in Abu Dhabi! The music would get anyone up and dancing 👌More

Thank mary1111112
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's AUH, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear mary1111112, Thank you very much for reviewing us! It was good to see that you had a good time here and also liked our food, service, and the music. We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Christopher Rafter Pub Manager, McGettigan’s...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place, we call it our local. Lovely staff and fabulous food. Especially the burgers on the way home! Great place for a bop and a few drinks, definitely must visit here for the company alone!

Thank ciarab111
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's AUH, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ciarab111, Thank you very much for reviewing us! It's very nice to hear that you enjoy coming here and like our food and the service. We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Christopher Rafter Pub Manager, McGettigan’s AUH

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The body guard at the door is rude, they didnt accept us going inside with a Jordanian ID, passport copy and license. Manager was also not helpful. If you visit this place be sure you will be disrespected and not happy in this place they...More

1  Thank Omar Y
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's AUH, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Omar Y, I am sorry that you did not enjoy your last visit to the bar, but as per UAE law we are required to ask for ID from all guests who wish to enter the premises. We are not allowed to accept the...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being somewhat remote, you don't expect much of this place. As our hotel was next to this bar, we decided to go an try watch Formula 1 there. It seemed an unfortunate decision as they tend to only broadcast soccer, but on our request a...More

Thank PeterWest_79
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's AUH, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear PeterWest_79, Thank you very much for reviewing us! It was good to see that you had a good time here and we hope to see you again when you're in Abu Dhabi next. All the best, Christopher Rafter Pub Manager, McGettigan’s AUH

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Had a brief visit here with business colleagues after work. It’s located next to Al Raha Beach Hotel on Channel Street, just up from the distinctive Aldar (round) building on the sheikh Zayed road, off island. Well-attended by many Irish patrons which I took to...More

Thank Nick B
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's AUH, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Nick B, Very many thanks for your review! I was happy to see that you enjoyed your visit here and we hope to see you again soon! All the best, Christopher Rafter Pub Manager, McGettigan’s AUH

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This may be the best bar in Abu Dhabi on the weekend but horrible on weekdays. They could do much better if it was not a franchise and Dubai has to approve everythingMore

Thank Ivan B
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's AUH, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Dear Ivan B, Thanks for your feedback. I was sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent visit to our pub. Do feel free to let us know what exactly you did not like about the playlist on the weekend. Coincidentally, McGettigan's Abu...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Offers good pub food and lots of sports options. Most of the people going there probably don't care, but I find the smoke-filled atmosphere almost unbearable.More

Thank AmericanBadger
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's AUH, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Dear AmericanBadger, Thanks for your feedback. While I was happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and the sports options, I was sorry to read that the atmosphere marred your experience. Unfortunately not having an outdoor area means that things can sometimes get a...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017

Great pub, lovely time, excellent staff particularly Roshan. Always good fun, everyone should visit here if in Abu Dhabi

Thank Elaine K
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's AUH, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Dear Elaine K, Thanks for your review! It was good to see that you had a good time here and we all hope to see you again soon! All the best, Christopher Rafter Pub Manager, McGettigan’s AUH

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

I pulled up a seat at the bar and settled in to watch and listen to the band which was really good. The Scotch and Guinness were great, an especially welcome relief when visiting from a dry country and the bar staff were very attentive....More

Thank anthonymG5812AB
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's AUH, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Dear anthonymG5812AB, Very many thanks for reviewing us! I was happy to see that you enjoyed your visits to our pub and liked our food and drinks. We hope to see you again soon! All the best, Christopher Rafter Pub Manager, McGettigan’s AUH

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Hello! Yes, this game will be shown. We hope to see you there!
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Hi! Can you contact us via the McGettigan's Abu Dhabi Facebook page and we'll make sure we can cater for you when you come over. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Valet Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 03:00
Monday
15:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 03:00
Thursday
12:00 - 03:00
Friday
12:00 - 03:00
Saturday
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Channel St | Al Raha Beach Hotel and Resort, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 652 4333
  • E-mail
Description
The very first McGettigan's Irish Pub was opened in Dublin in 1964 by Donegal man Jim McGettigan. In 2010, McGettigan's started its journey around the world. After opening pubs in Dubai's Jumeirah Lakes Towers neighbourhood, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, and Dubai International Airport, McGettigan's arrived in Abu Dhabi in 2014. McGettigan's AUH is located next to the Al Raha Beach Hotel. Pop in and try our award-winning pub grub, watch live sports, or enjoy live music! Twitter: mcgettigansauh Instagram: mcgettiganspubs
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