Monday 5 December 2016

Justin Bieber reveals his favourite Dublin pub to new Irish friend

Published 06/11/2016 | 18:41

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber

POP sensation Justin Bieber got restless with Irish fans for pursuing him last week - but one Dubliner managed to become his best friend for a night.

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Back in Canada the ‘Love Yourself’ singer has been raving about his time in Ireland, even attempting to mimic an Irish accent.

Justin Bieber with fans in a bar in Toronto
Justin Bieber with fans in a bar in Toronto

He revealed his interest in all things Ireland, particularly the pub scene, to Dale McDermott hours after arriving back in Toronto after two sold out gigs at the 3 Arena.

Dale from Templelogue started working as a host in the Fifth Pub House in Toronto seven weeks ago and got a surprise on Friday night when Bieber walked in.

“It wasn’t wasn’t too busy and next thing a customer came down stairs. I said ‘hello, how are you’ and next thing realised it was Justin Bieber,” the 23-year-old told the Herald.

“He sat on his own and ordered a Jack Daniels and coke. I left him alone but after a while we got chatting.”

Dale McDermott (23) from Templelogue in Dublin met Justin Bieber in a bar in Toronto
Dale McDermott (23) from Templelogue in Dublin met Justin Bieber in a bar in Toronto

The conversation swung from what Dale was doing in Canada to the popstar’s time in Dublin.

“He really enjoyed himself in Ireland and said he liked the people. We talked about the pub scene.

“He was trying to remember the names of ones he went to. It was O’Donoghue’s he enjoyed most.

“He was very intrigued about why I was in Canada and wished me well,” Dale said.

As the night went on Bieber made his best attempt at an Irish accent before deciding to give an impromptu performance of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’.

“There’s a grand piano in the bar and he went over and sang a few songs for all the bar,” said Dale.

Bieber made headlines during his time in Ireland for allegedly having an “aggressive attitude” after being approached by fans outside a tanning salon on Grafton Street.

Keith Casey (27) from Dublin said he was “in shock” after the incident.

But Mr McDermott said the singer “seemed like a great person”.

“He said ‘best of luck in life’ to me after asking all about why I was in Candidate. He was very down to earth. He was a very nice guy,” he said.

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