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Where To Find The World’s Best Irish Pubs

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Whichever walk of life you come from, there’s something comforting and contagiously fun about a good ol’ fashioned Irish pub. It could be the crisp beer, the surplus mash and mushy peas, or maybe it’s the friendly punters everywhere you look. One thing’s for sure — it’s always a good time.

Now, a board of industry experts have announced the winners of annual the Irish Pub Global Awards. Every year, they determine best pubs across the world, across several categories.

These are the best Irish pubs in Ireland, the UK, Europe, North America and the rest of the world.

1 / 5

Slattery’s, Dublin, Ireland

Slattery’s is the bar where you can count on getting a beer for breakfast, with it being one of the few pubs in Ireland with licence to open at 7am on weekends. Besides this, Slattery’s is famed for its extensive, locally sourced and delicious food menu, as well as incredible live entertainment.

Where: 129 Chapel Street, Dublin

Image: Slattery’s 

2 / 5

Waxy O’Connors, London, England

Waxy O’Connors, London, is the city’s biggest and best Irish-themed pub, featuring four unique bars over six levels, each with its own atmosphere. Waxy’s has live music sets four nights a week, and hosts viewing parties for all the major sporting events, including the GAA, Rugby and football.

Where: 14-16 Rupert Street, London

Image: Waxy O’Connor’s London / Facebook

3 / 5

Scholars Lounge, Rome, Italy

This year, Scholars Lounge in Rome was named the Irish Pub of the Year. The bar has certainly earned its stripes, famed for being one of the biggest Irish bars in the city, featuring weekly music gigs with Irish bands. You’ll find the bar near the city’s famous Piazza Vanzia.

Where: Via del Plebiscito, 101b, 00186 Rome

Image: Scholars Lounge

4 / 5

Irish Times, Victoria, Canada

Irish Times, in downtown Victoria, was built in 1894 in the original home of the Bank of Montreal, which boasts an impressive chateau styled design. Today, the pub features over 40 tap beers from local craft breweries and around the globe, as well as the largest selection of whiskeys in Canada.

Where: 1200 Government Street, Victoria

Image: Irish Times

5 / 5

McGettigan’s, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai

McGettigan’s opened its doors back in 2010, in the trendy Jumeirah Lakes Towers neighbourhood in Dubai. Since its opening, the bar’s popularity has grown significantly, fast becoming a Dubai institution and a home away from home for expats living and working in the city.

Where: Next to Bonnington at Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Image: McGettigan’s JLT / Facebook

See the full list of winners here.

(Lead image: Patrick Fore)

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