The Irish Pubs Global awards have taken place and there was good news for both The Irish Village in Dubai and An Púcán in Galway.
The awards are given for the top performing Irish pubs in various categories both at home and abroad.
The Irish Village was named ‘Irish pub of the Year’, while Galway’s An Púcán was named the best Irish pub in Ireland.
People looking for good food in an Irish pub need look no further than Dublin’s The Old Spot Gastropub, which won the award for Best Irish Pub Food at home.
The international award went to McGettigan’s in Abu Dhabi, who won the ‘Best International Irish Pub Food’ award.
Enda O’Coineen, Founder and President of the Irish Pubs Global Federation, said: “The Irish Pub continues to enjoy iconic status around the world and this conference and the awards are testament to this.
“We’re delighted to welcome so many pub owners from abroad who understand the value and special place that the Irish pub continues to hold. Congratulations to all those shortlisted and the winners who took home their awards tonight.”
There was also a Lifetime Achievement Award for the late publican Oliver Hughes. Hughes co-founded the Porterhouse group and owned Lillie’s Bordello and the Dingle Whiskery Distillery.
Irish Pubs Global award winners
Lifetime Achievement Award – Oliver Hughes
Irish Pub of the Year – The Irish Village, Dubai
Best Native Irish Pub – An Púcán, Galway
Native Irish Pub Food Award – The Old Spot, Dublin
International Irish Pub Food Award – McGettigan’s, Abu Dhabi
Marketing Campaign of the Year – The Jar, Dublin
Bar Manager of the Year – Declan O’Brien – Caffrey’s Irish Bar, Prague
Bartender of the Year – Dylan Taylor – Tír na nÓg, Denmark
Authenticity Award – Kevin Barry’s, Savannah
Supplier of the Year – Dobiquity
Innovation Award – Bizimply
For more information visit Irish Pubs Global
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling