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From Time Out Abu Dhabi Eating Out 2010

PJs is an old Abu Dhabi standby that can be counted on for good food and cold brews. Walking through its doors is like entering a wormhole and being deposited in an anonymous pub in the heart of Britain a few years before the smoking ban. It may have faintly Irish pretensions (The Irish Society practically live here), but the faux Gaelic knick-knacks are thankfully kept to a bare minimum. In their place, enormous TV screens and bone-rattling live music fills the void, while the waitresses have the kind of icy temperament found only in blondes of the Soviet variety.

Nevertheless, PJs is a popular choice. The main reason for this is that the drinks are cheap, there is always a football match in eyeline and the fish and chips are divine, arriving in tall wire baskets surrounded by hand-cut chips. Thick juicy burgers and gravy-dripping steak and kidney pies only prove further incentive to the large crowds who typically bustle across its two levels, spilling out onto the wooden terraces when the weather allows. Service can be iffy, and flagging down a waiter in the bustling din can feel like a small ordeal. Still, it’s worth braving for excellent pub grub at reasonable prices.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

Time Out reviews bars anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

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  • Location: Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 674 2020
  • Travel: Khalifa Street
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Posted by: Adam Morrison on 24 Jan ' 13 at 21:34
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Great little Irish Bar, with Dart board, pint glass ping pong, outside seating and good pub grub with a fantastic house band who can play any request you throw at them, Definitely worth a visit.

Posted by: Ron on 22 Jul ' 11 at 13:23
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Definitely not your fancy pub. Very old and tired decor. That said, drinks are reasonably priced, Bar food, though not fancy, is good quality tucker.

Place can get noisy at times, so if you're in for quiet conversation, you may want to use the outdoor area if it's not too hot. I was there on a Saturday night - A bit low key for everyone - including the band - which is very good. A huge repertoire & lots of variation, from AC>DC, to more modern, and down to ballads. They play requests and can play almost anything - and play it well.

Posted by: ZunamikllD on 23 Apr ' 11 at 15:53
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  • Best for: VIP areas
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

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I'm out of league here. Too much brain power on dpisaly!

Posted by: Robert on 24 Mar ' 11 at 10:12

One can of Mirinda was 14AED! Are you serious?

Posted by: mr brian on 20 Feb ' 11 at 10:32
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

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really had a good time lots of expats but get there early have a few drinks in before it gets buzzin I would definitely recommend it to holiday makers and expats alike

Posted by: Kenneth on 17 Jan ' 11 at 13:02
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  • Best for: VIP areas
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Decent place with good beer. Had to wait for service if it does ever come. But decent happy hour and normal people.

Posted by: Larry V. on 29 Dec ' 10 at 00:07
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  • Best for: VIP areas
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Really fun, wether you're with friends or not, the only reason I gave it 2 stars for service is because one of the bar keepers tends to become extremely rude-but hey, don't let him have fun ruining yours!
+ deco could use a little work
Music is almost always the same, although the band that has been playing for the past few weeks are pretty good with their covers
and the DJ isn't too shabby!

Posted by: Peter D on 07 May ' 10 at 21:05
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  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

The Bar makes me wish that you had negative scoring

Posted by: Rajaneesh on 07 Apr ' 10 at 07:45
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  • Best for: DJ
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Posted by: Richard on 04 Feb ' 09 at 12:41
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  • Best for: Live music
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Has a dartboard. And lots of TVs with sport on. And it's 15dhs a pint before 7pm. What more do you need?

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