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Bubbles O'Learys

$$ - $$$Irish, Pizza,
Acacia Avenue, John Babiha road, Kampala, Uganda
+256 39 3263815
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good42%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“night life” (3 reviews)
“pub grub” (2 reviews)
“dj” (4 reviews)
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Irish, Pizza, Contemporary, Bar, Pub, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Acacia Avenue, John Babiha road, Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

the most famous bar and pub in Kampala, you cant feel that you are in Africa as is full of Muzongos (white people)!

Thank Alaeddin A
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Bubbles is a must if you travel to Kampala. The atmosphere is nice in the open garden where you can have nice grilled food. The covered pub is irish style while the open space is African style. Not the best option for music

Thank Carlo T
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is not a family restaurant! This is an Irish Pub of the best tradition. There is draft Guinness on special occasions and noise, sometimes dancing and shouting, and quite a bit of weird stuff going on. But it is funky and fun for a...More

Thank judysam2016
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

On a recent Wednesday night this month, after a tough day at work, my friend Simba suggested he and I go to Bubbles O'Leary I readily agreed and we quickly made our way there,and immediately hit the pool tables as Simba and I have a...More

Thank paulzelie
Reviewed 28 August 2017

It was one evening when I wanted to chill and could hear loud music while along the Acacia avenue. I first entered the gate up, went downstairs and saw guys playing pool. I could not find where the music was being played. I got out...More

1  Thank Pat_traveller1
Reviewed 7 August 2017

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 13 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Irish, Pizza, Contemporary, Bar, Pub, Barbecue
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, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 4:00 AM
12:30 PM - 4:00 AM
12:30 PM - 4:00 AM
12:30 PM - 4:00 AM
12:30 PM - 4:00 AM
12:30 PM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Acacia Avenue, John Babiha road, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 39 3263815
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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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