P.J. Whelihan's Pub and Restaurant
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
3/5 rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
PJ's is a okay alternative to driving and parking in Philly, but I would never go here looking for a good selection of micros. It is a decent bar for hanging out with friends who aren't really into micros - since they have a few micros for those of us who like them and BMC beers for everyone else. The food here is hit or miss, but I've usually been lucky. The one place it really can fall down is on the service - more often than not the servers have no idea what micros are available and often the service has been quite slow. The atmosphere is decent and for the type of place it is, I think it does fine.
03-01-2006 17:04:25 | More by msbigglesbear
3.25/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4
Ok, so why did I rate service so low? Beer-wise, they are not properly trained. The good beer is usually on-bottle. A little thing on the table will tell you to ask the server about all the micro's they have on-bottle. But guess what? The waitress hasn't been told what's on-tap. Do they x? I'll go ask the bartender. No/yes. Repeat. But this situation is not their fault. They haven't been trained properly.
Selection on-tap isn't that good. Occasionally there is a Victory or a Flying Fish, but that is if you are lucky. Guinness, Sam Adams and SNPA seem to always be there.
The food is good but not great. The chicken wings and chicken cheesesteaks are very good. Service, non-beerwise, is good.
This bar could be much better beerwise, but it chooses not to be. Not a bad place (it's quite good in many respects) but could be much better.
05-28-2004 02:42:59 | More by GeoffFromSJ
3.83/5 rDev +15.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
PJ's is a local chain of restaurant/bars. I think this is the best of them. Each bar chooses its own selection of beers. The Haddonfield bar stocks more local microbrews than any of the others. The food is similar in all the bars. Haddonfield often has a Yard's, a Flying Fish, usually a Victory, and often a Troegs on tap. The beer is all fresh and good. The service is usually exceptionally friendly. The menu is a little above the normal bar food, including some really good seafood. I especially like the raw bar selections. This is a fun place that gets crowded. My only gripe is that I need more selection of beers. Ignoring the Pale Lagers, there are only three or four good beers on tap.
03-23-2004 00:12:27 | More by rdrummer
P.J. Whelihan's Pub and Restaurant in Haddon Township, NJ
82 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.