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Bubbles O'Learys

$$ - $$$
Irish, Pizza, Contemporary, Bar, Pub, Barbecue
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Acacia Avenue, John Babiha road, Kampala, Uganda
+256 39 3263815
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16:30 - 00:00
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Sun 16:30 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 04:00
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helsinki
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the restaurant on Sunday afternoon, friendly staff, very quiet place at day time. Food was good!

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Thank ilmari56
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've been there one evening to get some food and drink. While the place may be good for parties I asked for food and was a bit disappointed.First they were out of burger. I've then ordered a pizza and got another one... Which was not well cooked. The overall atmosphere was average as this is a very big place. So... More 

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Thank rouxm1
Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great food and cold drinks, good live music and really worth the stop to talk to people from all over the world just enjoying Africa

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Thank Jason P
Peets1977, General Manager at Bubbles O'Learys, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your kind review, much appreciated and really glad to know that you like our Irish Icon. Once again thank you and we look forward to hosting you again. Regards Peter More 

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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very good place if you want to go partying in the weekend. Good atmosphere, mixed crowd with locals and tourists and expats. They play a good variety of music here. Highly recommend the place.

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Thank Loes M
Padstow, Australia
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69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A work mate and I were staying up the road, and wanted to watch an EPL match. Asked the guard if it was on and he said yes. We arrived around 5.15pm and there was no one in the bar(guests). The bar staff were still setting up. There were about a dozen taps of various beers. it loosely looks like... More 

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Thank Rob L
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Crowd - Decent (Locals and foreigners) Security - Security is good outside but not that good inside(Take care of your belongings) Pool table - yes Drinks - Yes (Mid Range) Music - Average Outside sitting - yes Food - Satisfactory Taxi - Easily available from outside even late night.

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Thank Gagan D
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Twice mobile got stolen on this club, Similar experience by my friends as well...Looks like management is also involved a they took no action on complain. Don't visit there. Instead Just next to it Big mike is good place with decent people and crowd....

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Thank Rahul T
Leicester, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Have been here for drinks a few times. Good atmosphere and friendly staff. However place does need a bit of a refurb. Would defo go here again.

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Thank Pritesh_222
Peets1977, General Manager at Bubbles O'Learys, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review, the place was recently renovated, however it was done inline with the Irish Pub guidelines and to maintain the openness in the place. Once again we appreciate that you like the place and would always welcome you again. Regards Peter More 

San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

If you are an expat this is the greatest bar in Kampala. Friendly Fun not clicky like Mike's can be. It's just what you expect and are looking for, a bit divey, a hot sticky mess by the end of the night, but a place where you're guaranteed to make a new friend.

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Thank Chrissy P
Peets1977, General Manager at Bubbles O'Learys, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for tour review, much appreciated. Regards More 

St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

In search for a pint of draft Smithwicks, or Guinness stumbled across Bubbles O'Learys in Kampala. Disappointed in the lack of draft (although they bring it in for events, Paddy's day and the like), but the food is good, the service quick - a good place to watch Wales take on most comers in football!

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Thank igbg
Peets1977, General Manager at Bubbles O'Learys, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review, Our apology on you disappointment on the draft. However we do offer Castle Lite draft. For the Taps that you see, these were part of the Bar when we imported it from Ireland and removing them would take the touch away from the bar. Unfortunately only Castle as a draft is available in Uganda at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Irish, Pizza, Contemporary, Bar, Pub, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 00:00
Monday
12:30 - 04:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 04:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 04:00
Thursday
12:30 - 04:00
Friday
12:30 - 04:00
Saturday
12:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Acacia Avenue, John Babiha road, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 39 3263815
Description
The oldest establishment in Kampala, Uganda. Established in 2003 & still young. One of the top 3 Irish Pubs outside Ireland. The Place to be.

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