Looking for a novel way to celebrate all things Irish this weekend?
On Friday September 15, McGettigan’s JLT is hosting a celebratory preparation bash for St. Patrick’s Day 2018. At the six-month point between the annual Irish national day celebrations, head to one of Dubai’s legendary Emerald Isle spots for “St. Practise Day”.
The pub will be putting on a whole day of specials, live entertainment, green clothing and, of course, plenty of craic. The bar will be kitted out with Irish decorations, shamrocks and lucky charms, and they want you to get in on the action, too, by donning your finest green shirts, bow ties, T-shirts, kilts, hats, jeans, tights, socks – everything.
The day starts with a huge themed-brunch from noon until 5pm, where Dhs249 gets you a range of unlimited house drinks, an à la carte menu and buffet. That’s followed by a post-brunch offer of bottomless house beverages for Dhs199 between 5pm and 8pm.
Live bands will be playing back-to-back throughout the day, with a mix of traditional Irish music and Irish dancers, plus a further half-price happy hour promotion on selected Irish beverages from 8pm until 10pm.
If you’re already looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day 2018 next March, then St. Practise Day will keep you satisfied for another six months or so.
Prices vary. Fri Sep 15, noon-3am. Bonnington Hotel, Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 378 0800).