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

Type: Bar, Eatery

3395 High Point Blvd
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 18017-7806
United States

(484) 353-7200 | map

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Added by ShaneThePain on 08-15-2011

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by 57md:
Photo of 57md
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

I'm not one for big places or chains, but PJ's is a rare large chain bar/restaurant that has a few redeemable qualities. However, if you want to get a beer before you die of thirst, I'd advise going during off-peak hours only.

The main benefit of this place is that the on-tap beer selection is quite extensive and they maintain a fairly steady rotation of nationally renowned craft beers.

The prices are a bit higher than average on beer and definitely higher than average on food (especially considering the quality is pretty blase). The only food I really get there are wings on Tuesday because it is half-price day.

The bartenders are mostly young ladies who were chosen for qualities other than their knowledge in craft beer. Still, most like to flaunt their talents and I'm certainly not complaining about that. Of course, the downside to vapid, yet pretty girls is that most will give you a blank stare when you ask about the new Imperial Stout or DIPA on the beer list.

On the other hand, I have benefited from their ignorance a few times by getting a pint-size glass of a beer that surely was designated to be served in smaller glassware; so, I guess it ain't all bad.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Theredphone
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of chicagoish
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Large selection of craft beers. Good Food, Good Apps. Atmosphere is very good. Service was fine. Great place to get an inexpensive meal and some nice microbrews

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Photo of thekinz22
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of GregA135
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

They have a good selection. The beers on tap are on a wall above the bar, gives you the name, style of the beer, and the ABV. The food is great! If you go get the Hot n Honey wings, delicious! And yeahh...they wear yoga pants and the chicks are pretty bomb

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Photo of Knapp85
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped in here a few times, the selection of beer is pretty good, the food and vibe are also good. The service has always been solid too. I wouldn't mind going here more often but it's kind of off the beaten path for me so I never really think to go there.

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Photo of brianwsnyder
4.9/5  rDev +21.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Yoga pants and tight shirts. Oh, and they do have a decent craft beer selection.

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Photo of Irishbeerdrinker
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Gizzard
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of Budinetz
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Large selection of great craft beer, however most of the staff is made up of attractive young women who are not very savvy when it comes to craft beer. They also do update the list very frequently, as I have experienced many occasions where I order a beer on the list and they are sold out of it. Other times I have ordered a certain beer and what they poured me was not correct because the keg was changed to a different beer, but the tap marker was not. The food is decent and the prices are reasonable, though. The view is always quite fantastic. If there is a major sporting event or it's the weekend it can get pretty packed and difficult to get served. I recommend of hours if you're going to try it out.

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Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of TTripp725
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of NonicPanic
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of nrs207
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Typical sports bar atmosphere. Best tap selection of any sports bar in the area I've been to. I usually go most Tuesdays for half price wings. The wings are delicious and the other food I've had there has been good, but I usually stick to the wings if I go on a Tuesday because it's the best value. The service is pretty good for a sports bar. They only have women work the front for a reason, since they know who they're serving.

Selection varies well. They usually have a handful of IPAs, stouts, a lambic, Belgian styles, and of course the usual BMC. They do come in chilled glasses, but they're not frozen for me ever so I don't mind it (not so much condensation). Usually serve everything under 9-10% abv in a pint except expensive rare stuff. The rest comes in an 11 oz glass. About a month ago I had a Double Bastard in an 11 oz glass, for example. I don't believe that was a chilled glass.

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Photo of DoubleD89
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I was told the Bethlehem location just recently opened. Stopped in here tonight for 1/2 price wings with some buddies.

PJ's is your average sports bar. Nice square bar with lots of additional tables. TVs everywhere. Reminds me of starters.

Tap list was decent. They have a variety of craft on tap... Mongo... Racer 5... Southern Tier Harvest... FBS

Wings were good. Hard to beat 20/$8.75. I had "hot" which wasn't throat burning, but had enough kick to satisfy my taste buds. Coupled the wings with a Racer 5. Tasty.

Only thing I didn't like was they chill the pint glasses. This is just a pet peeve of mine. No big deal.

Great place overall. Friendly atmosphere. Definitely gonna return for the FBS.

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P.J. Whelihan's Pub and Restaurant in Bethlehem, PA
Place rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 16 ratings
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