Two Galway pubs declared among the best in the world

Two Galway pubs declared among the best in the world

Two Galway pubs won three awards at this year’s Irish Pubs Global Awards.

You can find an Irish pub in almost any part of the world, and these awards pick the best of the best.

This year’s winners were revealed at the Galmont Hotel here in Galway this week.

Pubs are nominated in ten categories for five different groups: Ireland; North America; Europe; Asia, Africa, the Middle East & Pacific; and Global.

An Púcan on Forster Street in the city was declared the best Sports Bar in Ireland.

While the Hyde Bar, also on Forster Street was found to have the best Marketing Campaign in Ireland or anywhere in the world.

The overall winner was Tír na nÓg in Madison Square Garden in New York, named the best Irish Pub in the world.

In Ireland, Toners Pub on Baggot Street in Dublin was declared the Irish Pub of the Year.

All of the entries were nominated by the public before going through a rigorous judging process.

There were Irish Pubs from every corner of the world nominated from the streets of Dublin or London, to Dubai, Beijing and Mexico.

CEO of Irish Pubs Global Colm O’Reilly congratulated the voting public on the caliber of spots they nominated.

While not everyone made the list, he said everyone has their own reason for loving their local pub.

The full list of winners from that night is:

Ireland

  • Best Irish Whiskey Experience – The Dingle Whiskey Bar, Dublin
  • Best Cocktail Experience – The Central, Navan
  • Best Sports Experience – An Pucan, Galway
  • Best Food Experience – The Laurels, Perrystown
  • Best Community Pub – John Kavanagh – The Gravediggers, Dublin
  • Best Chef – Helen Ahern – The Moorings, Dungarvan
  • Best Bar Person – Pat Dempsey – Slattery’s, Dublin
  • Best Marketing Campaign – Hyde Bar, Galway
  • Best Entertainment Experience – Dolans, Limerick
  • Irish Pub of Year – Toners, Dublin

North America

  • Best Irish Whiskey Experience – The Celt, Mc Kinney, Texas
  • Best Cocktail Experience – Rí Rá, Washington DC
  • Best Sports Experience – The Celtic Cowboy, Great Falls, Montana
  • Best Food Experience – Egan & Sons, Montclair, New Jersey
  • Best Community Pub – Paddy Barry’s, Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Best Chef – Vincent Francoual – The Liffey, St Paul, Minnesota
  • Best Bar Person – Lisa Walsh – Tim Finnegan’s, Delray Beach, Florida
  • Best Marketing Campaign – Hennessy’s, Merida, Mexico
  • Best Entertainment Experience – The Irish Times, Victoria, Canada
  • Irish Pub of Year – Tir Na N’Óg, New York City

Europe

  • Best Irish Whiskey Experience – The Scholars Lounge, Rome
  • Best Cocktail Experience – WB Yeats, London
  • Best Sports Experience – O’Casey’s, Den Haag, Netherlands
  • Best Food Experience – The Cheeky Pup, Almancil, Portugal
  • Best Community Pub – Irish Pub at the Fleetenkieker, Hamburg, Germany
  • Best Chef – Paul Mackey – O’Shea’s, Manchester
  • Best Bar Person – Ruby Butcher – The Star Inn, Bristol
  • Best Marketing Campaign – Harat’s, Sankt-Petersburg, Russia
  • Best Entertainment Experience – Dropkick Murphy’s, Edinburgh
  • Irish Pub of Year – Waxy O’Connor’s, London

Asia, Africa, Middle East & Pacific

  • Best Irish Whiskey Experience – Scruffy Murphy’s, Bangkok
  • Best Cocktail Experience – The Irish Embassy, Koh Lanta, Thailand
  • Best Sports Experience – McGettigan’s, Singapore
  • Best Food Experience – Murphy’s, Mandurah, Australia
  • Best Community Pub – Paddy O’Shea’s, Beijing
  • Best Chef – Anthony Francis – McGettigan’s, Dubai
  • Best Bar Person – Vanessa Evans – Seumus’ Irish Bar, Picton, New Zealand
  • Best Marketing Campaign – The D’Arcy Arms, Surfers Paradise, Australia
  • Best Entertainment Experience – Finn McCool’s, Brisbane, Australia
  • Irish Pub of Year – The Irish Village, Dubai

Global

  • Best Irish Whiskey Experience – The Scholars Lounge, Rome
  • Best Cocktail Experience – Rí Rá, Washington DC
  • Best Sports Experience – McGettigan’s, Singapore
  • Best Food Experience – Egan & Sons, Montclair, New Jersey
  • Best Community Pub – Paddy O’Shea’s, Beijing
  • Best Chef – The Liffey, St Paul, Minnesota
  • Best Bar Person – Pat Dempsey – Slatterys, Dublin
  • Best Marketing Campaign – Hyde Bar, Galway
  • Best Entertainment Experience – Dropkick Murphy’s, Edinburgh
  • Irish Pub of Year – Tir Na N’Óg, New York City

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