P.J. Whelihan's Pub and Restaurant

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P.J. Whelihan's Pub and RestaurantP.J. Whelihan's Pub and Restaurant

Type: Bar, Eatery

799 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, 19422-1213
United States

(610) 272-8919 | map

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Added by julian1117 on 12-01-2009

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of epyon396
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of rjd722
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Your experience at P.J.'s is pretty much dependent on what you're there to do. If you're going to watch sports then if offers lots of screens to take in all the action. If you go at night on a weekend then odds are there will be a DJ there so the place can get a little loud and it's crowded so it's hard to just hang out. The do have an outside area which is my preference for where to hang out. The beer selection is solid enough and the food has always been good for this type of bar (wings and American cheese dip is what to go for).

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Photo of LehighAce06
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of patbrown03
2.88/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of EFR94
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of lucuella
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I went to this bar motivated for some comments I found o this website. I can say that comments describe very good this place:

This is more a social place, with games and screens everywhere. Music was quite awkward, the DJ mixes Hip Hop with Britney Spears, but the public of the bar seemed to like it (not me).

However, I went there to test beer on tap, and they have a really good and wide selection in my opinion, at least a wider selection than an average bar.

On tap, they had three black beers (one stout and two porters), and around 10 different kind of ales and few lagers.

I wish I had more time to be in Blue Bell to go back and taste more beers, but I felt glad to go there.

I also tried the Inferno Wings, and they were delicious.

Despite of the music, beer was good.

That would be my place to go often if I lived in Blue Bell.

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Photo of Kenyon
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We were in Blue Bell for a wedding and picked up on P. J. Whelihan's from Beer Fly so we went there for lunch. Its a really big old house that has probably been expanded over the years, a very comfortably setting. And yes, PJ's can't really decide whether it is a sports bar with really good beer or a tap bar with a lot of TV's. Anyway, there are about 14 micro/craft taps at the main bar and about 9 more in the side bar. We had Deschute's Mirror Pond, which I have never seen in the East before, as well as Cigar City's Jai Alai IPA, Which I have never seen outside of Florida. Several Yard's beers and Stoudt's beers were also on tap.

Burgers and wraps were well made and delicious and our server took good care of us. As in most pubs these days it was easy to strike up conversations with other folks at the bar and we had a mot enjoyable time. Check this place out if you are in he neighborhood of Blue Bell.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Atomsphere is more of a sports bar, as the bar area and restaurant areas include many TV's showing whatever games are on at the time. There are a few side rooms, one of which has a second bar.

While most of their daily drink specials feature your typical BMC fair, they actually had about 15 craft beers on tap, listed on a big caulk board on the wall for easy reference. Mostly semi-local breweries, like Troegs, Victory, Yards, Flying Fish, Dogfish Head, plus some New England stuff like Long Trail and Smuttynose.

The servers are friendly and attentive, but on the downside don't really have beer knowledge.

Food is standards sandwiches and pub food. Their burgers, fries, and wings are all good. They have like 4 different varietys of fries, and a variety of wing flavors. Wings are a bit pricey, but they are big, and pretty tasty.

Not really a craft beer destination, but I've been pleasantly surprised with the quality of their offerings.

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Photo of BigMike
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

They usually have 20-30 beers on tap. Tuesday is wing night. Half off wings and the are the best wings ive had. Sweet Chili is where its at! Also the hot and honey and honey BBQ!

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P.J. Whelihan's Pub and Restaurant in Blue Bell, PA
Place rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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