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P J O'Reilly's

Sheikh Khalifa Street | Le Royal Meridien, Abu Dhabi 45505, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 695 0530
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Ranked #245 of 1,583 restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Price range: $50 - $150
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This lively Irish pub is located across the Hotel's pool and gardens. P.J.'s is a great place to unwind, meet friends and enjoy that chilled beer. Resident band, DJs and special guests adds to the chilled ambience. Games and matches can be watched on the big screen whether indoors or on the terraces outside.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This lively Irish pub is located across the Hotel's pool and gardens. P.J.'s is a great place to unwind, meet friends and enjoy that chilled beer. Resident band, DJs and special guests adds to the chilled ambience. Games and matches can be watched on the big screen whether indoors or on the terraces outside.
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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

I live in Royal Meridien and many time I go to PJO to eat a burger , and that's so nice, and the staff is so nice and friendly, I work most if the time in Abu Dhabi and I now many good places. Sad to say this bout they have just change the menu there , it was not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Great place with good choice of beers and cheerful crowd. Resident band - Sweet chilli jam is professional and entertaining. Price are somewhat steep I'd say with beer costing above 30AED but hey - this is prohibition country. Although it has Irish in name there's nothing irish about it apart from the green walls. It's more american in style.  But... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A nice pub to spend a lazy Friday in, drinking and having some pub meals, live band on Wednesday night, and DJ some other nights

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London, UK
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We really enjoy this bar. It's fun and lively with a good atmosphere. We visit on each trip to Abu Dhabi. We were disappointed on our trip in August 2013, to learn the Paddyman was not performing, so much to our joy, we learnt on our recent visit, April 2014 HE IS BACK! Every Wednesday night. Still so funny !... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Unfortunately I won't be back. I have visited this establishment on two occasions and I must say it is really not up to scratch. The toilets are dirty and there is only one available. The crowd is only interested in getting drunk. It claims to be an Irish bar but is not Irish owned and has no Irish staff or... More

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great live band and a great burger - but as the evening went on the atmosphere turned distinctly edgy, with lots of drunk people being watched closely by some keen security guards. One chap was ejected after sitting next to a girl in front of us and harassing her - fair enough - but they almost ejected me for simply... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I've been to PJ O'Reilly's just the one time for a friend's farewell get together but I can honestly say it was one of my best nights out in Abu Dhabi. The brilliant live band, the amazing drinks and great music made it a highly enjoyable experience. Admittedly the service was a little slow but considering how crowded the dance... More

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Washington DC
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Though I prefer casual bars, something was lacking at P.J.O'Reilly's. Perhaps it was because I was outside and somehow sitting poolside in an Irish bar doesn't quite fit for me. The food was okay, service adequate and the drink well done.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I regret to say that I have had a similar negative experience as some of the other guests in PJs recently. As a non drinker I experienced first hand the security and management take advantage of their positions dealing with customers- they verbally and physically abused a group of my friends. They didn't realise that there was a number of... More

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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48 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I haven't eaten a lot on the menu so let me use that as a preface. It's dang hard to get a decent hamburger anywhere in Abu Dhabi, and this one at PJs is one of the best. It's nice and thick, juicy, good flavor, and has all the good toppings - even an egg. Also what's nice is lots... More

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