From pub grub to authentic pubs at home and abroad. Here’s this year’s shortlist of the best Irish pubs in the world. iStock

Kevin Barry’s Pub in Savannah, McGettigan’s Pub in Singapore and The Jar Pub in Dublin are among the finalists at this year’s Irish Pubs Global Awards, which will take place on in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin at the end of the month.

“The Irish Pub continues to enjoy iconic status around the world and we’re delighted to have so many pubs from home and abroad on this year’s shortlist” said entrepreneur and President of Irish Pubs Global Enda O’Coineen.

“Pubs continue to play a very important ambassadorial role for Ireland and this gathering is an opportunity to share new ideas and innovations and stories with our peers” he said.

Here’s a rundown of the top Irish pubs in the world:

Irish Pub of the Year:

- Jinty McGuinty’s, Glasgow

 

Jinty McGuinty’s, Glasgow

Jinty McGuinty’s, Glasgow

- The Irish Village, Dubai

 

The Irish Village, Dubai.

The Irish Village, Dubai.

- Kevin Barry’s, Savannah

 

Kevin Barry's, Savannah.

Kevin Barry's, Savannah.

- Galway Bay, Annapolis

 

Galway Bay, Annapolis.

Galway Bay, Annapolis.

- McGettigan’s, Dubai

 

McGettigan's, Abu Dhabi.

McGettigan's, Abu Dhabi.

- Jameson Distillery Pub, Cologne

 

Jameson Distillery Pub, Cologne.

Jameson Distillery Pub, Cologne.

Best Native Irish Pub

- The Central, Navan

The Central, Navan.

The Central, Navan.

- An Púcán, Galway

 

An Pucan, Galway.

An Pucan, Galway.

- The Oliver Plunkett, Cork

 

Oliver Plunkett, Cork.

Oliver Plunkett, Cork.


Native Irish Pub Food Award  

- The Exchequer, Dublin

 

The Exchequer, Dublin.

The Exchequer, Dublin.

- The Old Spot, Dublin

 

Old Spot, Dublin.

Old Spot, Dublin.

- Hayes Bar, Glandore

 

Hayes Bar, Glandore.

Hayes Bar, Glandore.


International Irish Pub Food Award

- Muldoon’s, Newport Beach

 

Muldoon's Pub, Newsport.

Muldoon's Pub, Newsport.

- Dempsey’s, Watertown

 

Exterior of Kevin Barry's, Savannah.

Exterior of Kevin Barry's, Savannah.

- McGettigan’s, Abu Dhabi

 

McGettigan's, Abu Dhabi.

McGettigan's, Abu Dhabi.

Authenticity Award

- The Field, San Diego

 

The Field, San Diego.

The Field, San Diego.

- Irish Pub Nesé, Lithuania

 

Irish Pub Nesé, Lithuania.

Irish Pub Nesé, Lithuania.

- Scholar’s Lounge, Rome

 

Scholar’s Lounge, Rome.

Scholar’s Lounge, Rome.

- Kevin Barry’s, Savannah

 Over 600 delegates from the Irish Pub sector from Ireland and abroad are expected at this year’s Gathering which also includes a conference, the theme of which is ‘Creating A Destination Pub’. The keynote address will be delivered by Senator Billy Lawless who previously headed up the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) and is also owner of a number of successful pubs and restaurants in Chicago. Other speakers include Peter Nash from Tourism Ireland, Seamus O’Hara from the Carlow Brewing Company, Kay McCarthy who will speak on how best to market the pub to Generation Y, and Kevin Arundel from the Chophouse Gastropub who will advise on how to cook traditional Irish food with a twist.

The awards are part of the fifth annual Irish Pubs Global Federation Gathering event which runs from September 26 until the 28. The awards will honor business excellence in the Irish pub industry at home and abroad. Categories include Worldwide Irish Pub of the Year, Best Native Irish Pub, Best International Irish Pub Food and Marketing Campaign of the Year.