Irish Pubs Global awards were announced Tuesday night in Galway

Irish Pubs Global hosted their annual awards in Galway on Oct 9 where they announced the winners from around the world.

Tír na Nóg Madison Square Garden took home the top prize for the evening when it was named Global Irish Pub for 2018.

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The New York City Irish pub shared their celebrations and excitement on Facebook:

It’s official Tír Na Nog NYC has been voted the best Irish Pub in the world in Galway tonight. Thanks to all the staff that made this happen.

Posted by Tir na nOg Irish Bar & Grill NYC on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hosted by Irish Pubs Global, the annual awards rely on a publically nominated shortlist that then goes under a rigorous judging process.

Pubs from all around the world were honored at the ceremony, including bars in the US, China, Australia, Mexico, and the UK, among others.

Tír na Nóg is in good company as many American bars took home titles: The Liffey in St Paul, Minnesota was awarded the overall Best Chef honor; Egan & Sons in Montclair, New Jersey won Best Food Experience; and Rí Rá in Washington DC was awarded overall Best Cocktail Experience.

Irish Pubs Global CEO Colm O’Reilly praised the quality of this year’s entries; “First of all, we have to commend the public on their great taste, as the caliber of this year’s shortlist was phenomenal.”

“It was a difficult process to decide the ultimate winners in each category, and we’re sure people will have their own opinions, but that’s the beauty of the Irish pub; we all have our favorites for our own unique reasons.”

At the ceremony, O’Reilly also announced that Irish Pubs Global would be rebranding to Irish Hospitality Global over the coming months.

The theme for this year’s awards ceremony was ‘Famous for Food’ and attendees were given the opportunity to visit some of Ireland’s best food and drink suppliers in hopes of establishing more quality Irish produce on Irish pub menus worldwide.

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Check out all the winners below:

Ireland          

Best Irish Whiskey Experience: The Dingle Whiskey Bar

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

Best Chef: Helen Aherne – 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

Europe

Best Irish Whiskey Experience: The Scholars Lounge, Rome

Best Cocktail Experience: WB Yeats

Best Sports Experience: O’Casey’s, Den Haag

Best Food Experience: The Cheeky Pup, Portugal

Best Community Pub: Irish Pub at the Fleetenkieker

Best Chef: Paul Mackey – O’Shea’s

Best Bar Person: Ruby Butcher – The Star Inn

Best Marketing Campaign: Harat’s, Russia

Best Entertainment Experience: Dropkick Murphy’s, Edinburgh

Irish Pub of Year: Waxy O’Connor’s, London

North America          

Best Irish Whiskey Experience: The Celt, Texas

Best Cocktail Experience: Rí Rá, Washington DC

Best Sports Experience: The Celtic Cowboy, Montana

Best Food Experience: Egan & Sons

Best Community Pub: Paddy Barry’s, Virginia

Best Chef: Vincent Francoual – The Liffey

Best Bar Person: Lisa Walsh – Tim Finnegan’s

Best Marketing Campaign: Hennessy’s, Mexico

Best Entertainment Experience: The Irish Times

Irish Pub of Year: Tir Na N’Óg (MSG)

Asia, Africa, Middle East & Pacific   

Best Irish Whiskey Experience: Scruffy Murphy’s, Thailand

Best Cocktail Experience: The Irish Embassy, Koh Lanta

Best Sports Experience: McGettigan’s, Singapore

Best Food Experience: Murphy’s, Mandurah

Best Community Pub: Paddy O’Shea’s, Beijing

Best Chef: Anthony Francis – McGettigan’s

Best Bar Person: Vanessa Evans – Seumus’s Irish Bar, Picton

Best Marketing Campaign: The D’Arcy Arms

Best Entertainment Experience: Finn McCool’s, Brisbane

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, New Jersey

Best Community Pub: Paddy O’Shea’s, Beijing

Best Chef: The Liffey, St Paul

Best Bar Person: Pat Dempsey – Slattery's

Best Marketing Campaign: Hyde Bar, Galway

Best Entertainment Experience: Dropkick Murphy’s, Edinburgh

Irish Pub of the Year: Tir Na N’Óg (MSG)

Have you ever been to any of these award-winning Irish pubs? Share in the comments!

One New York City Irish bar claimed the top spot at this year's Irish Pubs Global awardsTir na Nog NYC, Facebook