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Bubbles O'Learys

) #171 of 256 Restaurants in Kampala $$ - $$$ Irish, Pizza,
Acacia Avenue, John Babiha road, Kampala, Uganda
+256 39 3263815
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good40%
  • Average26%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (2 reviews)
“cold beer” (2 reviews)
“dj” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Pizza, Contemporary, Bar, Pub, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
Value
LOCATION
Acacia Avenue, John Babiha road, Kampala, Uganda
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1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The DJ played 14 year old disco style music, it was too crowded with muzungus, a few locals, quite a few prostitutes. Good atmosphere, cool decor but very much an European night out, which suits some people but I prefer the more local vibe.

Thank AmbsMartin
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This place has great night life. Music & ambiance is very good. Fridays are happening. Food is delicious. Must visit.

Thank TerrificTina85
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

When there around 2100 place was fairly empty. Ordered a beer and chicken Kiev apparently one of their signature dishes. After about 30 minutes fried. chicken and chips turned up. Which I returned then an obviously annoyed Chef turned up and claimed it was the...More

Thank Davies B
Peets1977, Manager at Bubbles O'Learys, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hi, Firstly thanks for your review, much appreciated. We are really sorry about your food experience and I will look into this personally. For the review point regarding an authentic Irish Pub, with all due apology this refers to the fact that this Pub (The...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Lots of expats. Some locals. Shame about the prostitutes (it's like another version of Big Mike's). The dance floor upstairs can get super crowded, smoky and dirty (spilled drinks - although the staff does come around frequently to clean up). The music is often better...More

Thank Koritsaki
Peets1977, Manager at Bubbles O'Learys, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for your kind review, much appreciated.

Reviewed 13 April 2017

We swung by Bubbles for St Patrick's day celebrations. I asked one of the staff members for the wifi password and after two failed attempts, he said he would take the phone to his manager and have him enter the code because it had recently...More

Thank Chris R
Peets1977, Manager at Bubbles O'Learys, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hi, We would appreciate that you hold your comments if these do not have a proof. Firstly it was not St. Patricks Day, it was the week after that. Please correct the date. Secondly we can vouch for our staff that he did not pick...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Authentic Irish Pub, nice life music and good mixed colorblind crowd having a good time together on a Wednesday to life music and DJ. Great atmosphere and good service. Definitely a place to come back to.

Thank Nicoline P
Reviewed 3 April 2017

While this place doesn't really feel like an Irish pub (despite the fact that pieces of the bar are actually from Ireland!), it has a lot of outdoor seating, a good drink selection, snooker, and a dance floor. Nice atmosphere and kind staff - I...More

Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Well stocked with good music and atmosphere. A fun place to dance, watch sport and sample good drinks.

Thank NickAtherton
Peets1977, General Manager at Bubbles O'Learys, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Hi, Thank you for your kind review, we really appreciate your support and would love to host you again and again. Regards

Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is a place where one can take visitors for a quick lunch, an after office hours drink - draft beer is served - or to just hang, enjoy some pub grub and listen to the music and animated debates and arguments all round.

Thank Safariafficionado
Peets1977, General Manager at Bubbles O'Learys, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Hi, Thank you for your kind review, we really appreciate your support and would love to host you again and again. Regards

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I first visited Bubbles in 2010, then again in 2012 and I'm back in Kampala now in 2017. Each time I've been impressed with the authenticity of the interior design (the bar was literally dismantled from an old pub in Ireland and brought to Uganda),...More

Thank ssentongo
Peets1977, General Manager at Bubbles O'Learys, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Hi, Thank you for your kind review, we really appreciate your support and are honored to know that you know our history. Really appreciated and would love to host you again. Regards

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 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
  • E-mail
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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