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“Authentic and Fun!”
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P.J. O'Brien's
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Ranked #72 of 4,029 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $23
Cuisines: Irish, Australian, Pub
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Southbank
Description: Located in the heart of Southgate, P.J.O'Brien's is one of Melbourne's favourite destinations for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy a couple of quiet ones in a cosy snug or get right into the atmosphere with a mix of traditional and contemporary live music every night of the week. In P.J's Sidebar you can enjoy some freshly shucked oysters with a nice glass of wine. P.J's Sidebar is available for private and corporate events with a private upper area perfect for intimate occasions or meetings. Check out our Function Page for more information on events on P.J's Sidebar and Main Bar. Open every day for lunch, dinner or just drinks with live music every night. Lunch and dinner bookings recommended, group bookings essential.
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Authentic and Fun!”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

Great music, great beer selection, always try to get here for a team meal when in Melbourne. Food is always fantastic, as is the environment and the music. Sometimes takes a while but worth the wait!

Visited December 2011
Thank David Q
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great central place for Guiness and good music”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

Always go to PJ's when in Melbourne - my partner is a Guinness fan. They've re-created a good pub feel. Service is always good, music is always live and great and they even have a small dance floor. Great place to wind down at the end of the day.

Visited January 2012
1 Thank fastmig
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4 reviews
“Music, food, and drinks!”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

The friend loved the cider and cheese board. The husband loooooved the calamari " best I've ever had" was the comment washed down with a Fat Yak. I myself loved the dips, chips and chardy followed by baileys. All eaten and drunk to the lovely sounds of some Irish toe tapping music! Great memories.

  • Visited January 2012
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    • Food
Thank Sandy N
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Hobart, Australia
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254 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Good food, service and drinks.”
Reviewed December 30, 2011

Atmosphere was very much like an English pub but that seemed a shame when the location was close to a great view outside.

Visited October 2011
Thank WestyTweedValley
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Beaconsfield, Canada
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Killer meat pie”
Reviewed December 26, 2011

Wow - I don't remember anything about this place except that the meat pie was AWESOME. Actually, ok, that's not true --- it's quite a very good/average pub where you can go get a friendly pint and an astonishingly amazing Guinness steak pie that will rock your world. We visited this place on the advice of a bell-girl at the Langham and she was so right, we went twice in our 3-day stay.

Visited November 2011
Thank kittylovesFken
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