The Irish Village

While there might be a billion other Irish hooch houses between Dubai, Delhi and Derby, how many of them have a duck pond? Exactly Reviews

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While there might be a billion other Irish hooch houses between Dubai, Delhi and Derby, how many of them have a duck pond? Exactly. It’s this attractive setting, coupled with decent drinks, consistent food and live music that makes this one of the city’s longest serving and busiest haunts. The occasionally brusque service is admittedly not to everyone’s tastes, but we like to think the bar staff are refreshingly honest, and they do know how to pour a pint – which is a distressingly rare trait in Dubai. Hats off to the IV and may it outlive us all. Slàinte!

By Daisy Carrington
Time Out Dubai,

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  • Users voted this bar/club most suitable for: Live music

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Posted by: lee harris on 08 Jan ' 12 at 07:08
  • Best for: Live music

i do like the irish village, there are not many places in dubai where u can sit outside and enjoy a pint. the food is not amazing but you would not come here just for the food, i eat here to soak up some of the beer i drink. its relaxed and very casual and here you meet real people.

Posted by: Cihan Guneser on 20 Oct ' 10 at 07:12
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

Its a big disappointment and uncool to change enterance policy at the last minute @ Oktoberfest. And the staff wasnt nice at all.

Posted by: LK on 20 Oct ' 10 at 05:39
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

Before going to the Hopfest/Oktoberfest, we called several times to confirm that there was no cover charge. We were told there was not.

To our surprise and dismay, upon arrival at Irish Village (with a large group of people), we were told there was in fact a cover charge. The staff was quite rude about this.

Furthermore, Irish Village pulled this same stunt last year.

If you like being lied to, then sure, come here.

If not, I suggest you find elsewhere to spend your money.

Posted by: Crischelle Claro on 28 Jan ' 09 at 02:55
  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Living less than 5 mins walk away from the Irish Village, it's a spot we frequent regularly. Although the service can be questionable, the food itself is very good. Great live music and a relaxed outdoor setting make it one of my favourite pre-clubbing destinations and it's overall it's a great place to hang out any day/night of the week.

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