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McGettigan's JLT

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Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Cluster J | Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai 37246, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 356 0000
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12:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to watch the football, kick back with a couple of beers. or a choice of some easy home cooked food.

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Thank daved00ley
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear daved00ley, Thank you very much for your review! It was good to see that you enjoy coming here and we hope to see you again very soon! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great Irish bar in JLT with good food and drinks live music over the weekends crowd is mainly Anglo-Saxon expats good for weekdays and weekends alike

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Thank Gabor_Docker
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear Gabor_Docker, Thank you very much for reviewing us here! It was great to see that you enjoy coming here and we hope to see you again very soon! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

Dandenong North
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at bonnington hotel Mcgettigans is attached to this hotel .. great vibe reasonably priced . Friday brunch extra special .. NYE party lasted til 5 am , like a good Irish bar we partied til the Irish New Year which was 4 am Dubai time .. recommended anyone staying JLT or Marina area pop in .. if like me... More 

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Thank Mark G
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear Mark G, Thank you very much for your review and for spending your New Year's Eve with us! I was happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here and liked the party. We all hope to see you again soon! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been a few times for brunch and it is value for money. Food is alright from the menu and buffet is standard, but the drinks range is good and the atmosphere is always lively - live music too which is really good fun. However I have been a few times to a live music night or an event, and was... More 

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Thank Claire M
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear Claire M, I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our brunch entertainment and have had some enjoyable nights at our venue. However, I must apologise for the shortcomings in the service that you experienced and also the apparent lack of communication regarding the entry fee at one of our events. The next time you are in maybe... More 

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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the bar just before Christmas the band (who were great) had finished playing and we settled down outside to catch up on the past year. The background music was not only to loud that you could not hear even raising your voice but the music was some Thrash Metal that must have been chosen by someone with no... More 

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Thank skiforrest
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear Glenn H, Thank you for your review! I was sorry to hear that you got bothered by what does indeed sound like an unsuitable choice of music. The system we use operates on an automated playlist and the music can be set to play different playlists in different zones. It looks like the wrong playlist was selected in the... More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They’ve also got Dubai’s oldest and most successful Irish Pub, McGettigns. You’ll find a lot of partying expats and tourist there so every night there’s a lot of fun and shenanigans to be had. There’ is a large outdoor beer garden as well a live band playing dance beats most nights.

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Thank Glenn H
mcgettiganspubs, General Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear Glenn H, Very many thanks for your review. It was good to see that you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you again very soon! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well established bar restaurant in an easy to get to location not far from the metro station, Saturdays have a great choice of both football and my preference Rugby. The service is excellent as is the beer selection and food offering.

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Thank Jim T
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear Jim T, Thank you very much for your review! It's nice to hear that you enjoy coming here and enjoy our food, drinks, and the live sports. We hope to see you again very soon! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted too sit outside, but the seats are really scruffy and a lot of flies. Sat inside instead. Had chefs daily special turkey and ham dinner. The worst Christmas dinner we have ever had. Meat was awful, roast potatoes just awful. Tried a second time. Food still no better. No wipes after meal or tooth picks. 2 people cleared table... More 

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Thank Dutty1
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear Dutty1, Thank you for your feedback. I'm very sorry that your recent experience at McGettigan's JLT was not what you expected. Unfortunately, because of the time of year and the weather conditions, it is impossible to keep the flies at bay especially with so much greenery around. We do try by burning coffee grounds but this has only a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

A regular visitor to this place but I guess this is my last time here, sometimes your staff just screws up so bad that the guest would never want to come again! I & my other female colleague walk into Mcgettigan at 6pm and find ourselves a table, place our order and our enjoying ourselves when from nowhere this arrogant... More 

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mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear Aakanksha N, Thank you for your feedback. Vineesh has been, is, and will be, a valued member of our team and he regularly receives great feedback from our guests. When you arrived, you sat a table that was set up for a corporate Christmas party, unlike all the other tables in the pub, it had Christmas crackers, wine glasses,... More 

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I have been here a couple of times with my friends. Excellent place . Good music good crowd excellent beers and good location that's what makes this restaurant amazing. There are other mcgettigans as well in Dubai but this one in JLT is the best.

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Thank Sarabpal B
mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review

Dear Sarabpal B, Very many thanks for reviewing us and for your continued patronage! I was happy to see that you enjoyed your time here and liked our food, drinks, music, and loctation. We hope to see you again very soon! All the best, Alan Murray Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 03:00
Monday
12:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 03:00
Thursday
12:00 - 03:00
Friday
12:00 - 03:00
Saturday
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cluster J | Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai 37246, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 356 0000
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 and Dubai's Jumeirah Lakes Towers was the first international opening. Taking the city's nightlife scene by storm, the pub is located just outside the Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers and in walking distance to the nearest Dubai metro station. Pop in and try our award-winning pub grub, watch live sports, or enjoy live music!
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