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“Awesome hang-out for expats” 4 of 5 stars
Review of PJ O'Reilly's Irish Bar

PJ O'Reilly's Irish Bar
Le Royal Meridien Hotel, Khalifa Bin Zayed Street (Khalifa Street), Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02-6742020
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Ranked #166 of 1,621 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Awesome hang-out for expats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This Irish pub is down an alley in downtown Abu Dhabi. Once you step inside you hear fantastic live music and see that it's going to be a fun time. With two floors, two bars, and seating outside, bring your friends to have a great time drinking, listening to music, and to play a drinking game or two if you are in the mood. Fantastic spot.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
London
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Happy Hour will make you smile”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The bar is almost a carbon copy of a small pub from Dublin even down to the posters for Jaimeson's. I visited on a Monday night during 'happy hour' when drinks (0.5L beer) were just 21 Dh which is a steal. The house band struck up around 8.30pm and put on a talented show of classic rock tracks mixed with more up-to-date tunes. Beer was served with free popcorn which was welcome. Service was with a smile, if a bit lackadaisical.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great, fun little bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

They have an amazing house band and a very fun, but laid back atmosphere. All in all, a great place to hang out and have a few drinks with friends, as well as a great place to meet some new ones.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belek, Turkey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A pub with pool view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Ambiance environment/music.Friendly staff.Giving free popcorn from drinks order.I find this unique beer in liters u can order.A pool view.

Visited April 2013
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The food here was surprisingly really really good. The drinks are of courses severely overpriced but the chips are to die for!

Visited December 2012
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