Popular Lehigh Valley sports bar, P.J. Whelihan’s Pub & Restaurant has opened its newest location.
The PJW Restaurant group held a grand opening for its sports bar concept on Union Deposit Road in Lower Paxton Township.
It’s the 19th P.J. Whelihan’s restaurant in the chain and the 26th restaurant in the overall restaurant group, which also features restaurants such as the Pour House, a craft-beer bar and restaurant, and Chop House, a steak and seafood restaurant.
The new P.J.’s, which is known for its Buffalo wings, casual bar fare and large variety of beer, was designed by Stokes Architecture of Philadelphia. It features a large center bar that will seat 40 when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. The bar will have 30 beers on tap.
There are 38 large-screen televisions throughout the restaurant that will feature local and national games.
Founded as Platz’s Inn restaurant in Lehighton 1983 by Bob and Donna Platzer, the restaurant group is now headquartered in Westmont, New Jersey. The first P.J. Whelihan’s opened in Allentown in the early 1990s.
P.J. Whelihan’s Harrisburg will be open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.