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“Great bar with plenty of atmosphere”
Review of McGettigan's JLT

McGettigan's JLT
Ranked #435 of 9,562 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: European, Irish, Bar, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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! Twitter: mcgettiganspub Instagram: mcgettiganspubs
Hong Kong, China
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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great bar with plenty of atmosphere”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

One of the few bars/pubs in Dubai where you can be guaranteed a good evening. Lively atmosphere and welcoming staff.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Chunky353
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mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Dear Chunky353,

Thanks for reviewing us! I was happy to see that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

All the best,

Michael McBrearty
Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Irish Bar linked to Bonnington Hotel”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Great place for food and drink and they regularly provide stage shows and touring comedians.
It is normally open from Noon until 3AM each day

Visited October 2013
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Thank GorbalsCaley
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mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Dear GorbalsCaley,,

Many thanks for your review! It was great to see that you enjoy coming here and we hope to see you again soon!

All the best,

Michael McBrearty
Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT
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“Like being at a bar in bonnie Eire!! Everyone is so friendly and craic is ninety!”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Love this place!! Never disappoints! Visited it a few times and will def be back! Staff are really accommodating and friendly esp Donal who has been a gent any time we've been there. Food is great and it gets a good crowd at the weekends.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Cmcar043
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bonningtontower, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear Cmcar043,

Many thanks for your review! It was great to see that you enjoy coming here and we hope to see you again soon!

All the best,

Michael McBrearty
Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT
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Vienna, Austria
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Irish atmosphere”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

The jazz music and seating setup was great however, the smoking made it for non-smokers quite uneasy

Visited October 2013
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Thank Abdalla K
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bonningtontower, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Dear Abdalla K,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us! I was glad to see that you liked the music and the layout of the pub.
I appreciate that during busy times, the atmosphere can get a bit smoky, however our open air beer-garden is available as an alternative.

All the best,

Michael McBrearty
Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT
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O'Fallon, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Yum”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Outstanding drink and food! Staff is always at your service and assist any way they can. As a non-smoker, this place allows smoking but you can't really notice it.

Visited September 2013
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Thank CNPREME
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mcgettiganspubs, Manager at McGettigan's JLT, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear CNPREME,

Many thanks for your review! We were delighted to see that you liked it here and hope to see you again soon!

All the best,

Michael McBrearty
Pub Manager, McGettigan’s JLT
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