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P.J. Whelihan's Pub and Restaurant

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P.J. Whelihan's Pub and RestaurantP.J. Whelihan's Pub and Restaurant
BA SCORE
82
good

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 9.42%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

700 Haddon Ave
Haddon Township, New Jersey, 08108-3712
United States
phone: (856) 427-7888

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @pjs_pub

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(Place added by: NeroFiddled)
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tkdchampxi, Jan 31, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -0.3%

I have been to PJ Whelihans'" in Haddon township. Not sure why it says Haddonfield, Because Haddonfield is a dry town.

A- Atmosphere can be a hit or miss

Q- Quality could be better

S- Service at the bar could be better if the bartender was not tending to the back bar

S- the Draft Selection is very good Draft selection is changed often

F- Food is very good Love the burgers. The wings are good. They have haft price wings on Tuesdays. But it is packed with teenagers Better to go after 8 pm if you don't want to be brother with kids

V-Value is very reasonable

racingkenny14, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of corby112
2.55/5  rDev -22.5%

The better of the two PJWs I've been too. Relatively close to my new house so I stop by every so often to catch a game or for a late night meal.

The atmosphere is okay with two dining areas and a small outdoor patio section. The front/main room has a long bar and ample seating while the back room is smaller yet more comfortable with some high tops and booths. Flat screens everywhere with a decent view from any seat.

The service leaves a bit to be desired. The servers are pleasant and speedy but have little to no knowledge of beer. Surprisingly the bartenders seems to know even less.

The food is good with above average pub grub. The wings are excellent and thy offer some other good apps and sandwiches.

The selection is pretty awful with a tap or two of local micros, with most of the lines and bottles dedicated to BMC/macro options. Victory makes a copper lager for them which is pretty sessionable but you have to wait 20 minutes to drink it because everything is served at the lowest possible temperature.

Overall an okay place but there are many better option on the same street.

corby112, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
3.28/5  rDev -0.3%

Not a bad place for a neighborhood sports bar. Haddonfield is an upscale neighborhood, so this place is a bit classier in appearance, that is, it's not a dive bar or anything. That said, you can still get an annoying crowd now and then...but then again, it's the Philly area, and all Philly sports fans are terrible. But anyway. They have two decent sized bars, as well as tables and booths. The beer selection is decent. Aside from the typical macros, they keep a fair amount of micros/locals on tap. The staff is friendly, but you won't really learn anything about beer here. Food is good, typical pub fare.

If you're in this area, you might as well go to Cork or the Pour House in Westmont, both of which are not that far away.

Rifugium, May 11, 2011
Photo of jsanto
3.2/5  rDev -2.7%

A - cozy atmosphere, with alot oh hd tv's. not a bad place to go and have a few on monday nights.

Q - they always seem to have a decent microbrew on hand, especially on microbrew mondays.

S - at the bar is always good, but at the back room has been some delays getting beer.

S - the local brewers are always serving up something decent. and once in awhile they get something interesting from out west.

F - the fries are ok. the bergers are ok. i enen had the chili, and it was ok.

V - you get what you pay for, but on mondays, $3.50 pints is a good deal.

jsanto, Jan 02, 2009
Photo of countmeoutt
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%

this is a place i frequent about 2 times a month. its a standard sports bar with pretty good food and reasonable prices. they always keep a few good taps on hand, usually at the back bar. the bartenders don't really know anything about the beer they are serving, most times they can't even tell you what micros they have. i've run into one situation where the male bartender got an attitude with me and said something rude, in regards to me not being quick with what beer i wanted after he failed to pour a beer from their hand pump correctly. aside from that one situation its a really good neighborhood bar. just make sure you dont ask someone to pour you something from their cask.

countmeoutt, Sep 04, 2007
Photo of Foxman
3.35/5  rDev +1.8%

This is the first of the South Jersey PJ's, and my least favorite. Located on a busy suburban thoroughfare, it's in what was once a local shot and a beer cave. Parking is TIGHT, with entirely too many spaces shoehorned into a small lot. On-street parking is the alternative, and on a busy night that could very well entail a ten minute walk from car to bar.
Inside, it's typical shorts bar chic, with plenty of flat screens at various angles to ensure clean site lines from most anywhere in the bar and tables a plenty. Dark wood and green glass are a PJ's signature. There are two bars, both of which get insufferably crowded, especially at happy hour and on weekends. The back room is actually rather pleasant on temperate days, as they can open the front wall to add an al fresco element to the run-of-the-mill ambiance. But overall, it's a meat-market/sports bar, chock full of the kid of guys who root for teams from colleges they never went to and the women who love them.

The beer quality is actually quite good, as they are serious about cleaning their lines, and it shows. Granted, as always, every beer is served ice cold, which is a plus for the macros and a genuine shame for the better beers. And everything goes into a pint glass, but that's okay, because most of the patrons here have no idea there are other kinds of glassware.

The service is a weak link here, and indifferent would be a step up. The bartenders all too often are arrogant and impatient, and every bit as clueless about the beers they serve as the waitstaff is. Granted, the people are pretty, the fine-looking folks you'd expect in a place as image-conscious as this one. But the looks are inconsequential when you're faced with a dumbfounded look from the person you just asked what's on tap. And don't even think about asking a thing about the beers themselves, unless you enjoy getting a vacuous stare in return.

Now, the selection is better than average, at least for this neck of the woods, but what exactly is that saying? On any given day you might find some combination of Victory, DFH, Stoudt's, Sierra Nevada, or Troeg's, and that's not a bad thing. Keep in mind, though, that the meat and potatoes here are the BMC offerings, and that's what it's all centered around.

The food is typical sports bar pub fare, with potato skins, wings, sandwiches, and appies, many of which the menu touts as world famous, but they're really not, at least not in my world. And an aside here- stop describing your hot wings as insufferably hot when they're really about as piquant as Tabasco sauce, and that's no knock on Tabasco!
Anyway, there are a few entrées that are rather flavorful, but the bottom line is, it's a bar with decent food. Don't lose sight of that fact.

Prices are quite practical and reasonable. I guess volume has its pluses.

So you might think I don;t like this place. Well, it's not my first choice. In fact, I have no desire to return, as anything they offer I can get in a place I actually like to be, among real people, not the plastic variety this place engenders.
Go if you must, but know well its limitations going in.

Foxman, Nov 08, 2006
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P.J. Whelihan's Pub and Restaurant in Haddon Township, NJ
82 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.