If your looking for a very chilled out, fun, and *not overly crowded* spot to watch the UEFA Euro 2012 matches, McGettigan’s Irish Pub, in Bonnington Hotel, JLT is a place you should definitely check out! The pub has transformed itself into a complete fanzone with a total of 20 TV screens to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action. The pub has also set up Q&A Sessions with top ex-internationals! Both indoor and outdoor seating is available.
The menu is laid out on the table as a place-mat, so there’s no need to ask the waiter/waitress for it. Different food selections are offered at different times of the day – brunch, lunch, dinner, and after-dark bites. As you’d expect, the menu is inclusive of traditional Irish pub grub!
~Healthy: Chicken Caesar Salad, Endive Salad
~Others: Buffalo Style Hot Wings; Stuffed Potato Skins; Irish Stew; Fish & Chips; Chicken, ham, leek & mushroom pie; Wagyu Beef Chilli; etc.
The indoor section is cozy with a small dining area, and a large bar in the middle with various seating arrangements around it. No matter where you sit, you’ll be able to enjoy every second of the game.
Compared to other pubs, I didn’t find the indoor area to be too smokey, which is a big + in my books!
The Beer Garden, which has been transformed into an air-conditioned tent, is where most of the action is! It’s very unlikely that you’ll be able to find an empty table in this section once a match has started. In case you don’t get a table, you can very comfortably stand around next to the bar and enjoy the atmosphere.
VIP Packages are available, if you are interested in reserving a private viewing area for a group of 15 guests. For 400 AED /person you get free house drinks, finger food, and clear views of the big screens!
Location: Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Cluster J
Phone Number: 043560560
Price: 25-100 AED