The P.J.W. Restaurant Group opened its 14th P.J. Whelihan’s on Monday, located at 180 Mill Road in Oaks, making it the 19th of the group’s family of successful restaurant concepts that include The Pour House, Treno Pizza Bar, and The ChopHouse.
The hours of operation for the Oaks location are 11-2 AM.
The home of the new P.J. Whelihan’s is the Marketplace at Oaks, an upscale suburban community center that serves as a retail, dining, and entertainment hub for the area. Formerly a Max & Erma’s, the 6,000-square-foot space was completely gutted and remodeled. Designed by Stokes Architecture, the new look is a familiar update of the casual neighborhood pub found across southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The exterior features a classic brick façade juxtaposed with modern glass panels and diagonal steel beams to usher in natural light throughout the interior. The steel beams and black mullions evoke a contemporary industrial feel, echoed in the sleek horizontal metal cladding with contrasting white letters announcing P.J. Whelihan’s.
The new outpost of P.J. Whelihan’s is geared to serve families, sports fans, happy hour patrons, and those seeking night and weekend entertainment from locally based bands and DJs. Thirty extra-large televisions – including eight gigantic 80” screens – will keep guests in the middle of all the sports action. Patrons will find great views from the comfortable bar area that also features a communal table for large groups.
Thirsty guests will enjoy a robust, rotating beer selection from 48 taps, including P.J.W. Copper Lager, brewed exclusively for P.J. Whelihan’s by Victory Brewing Company. A brand-new collaboration beer from Philadelphia’s Yards Brewing Company, P.J. the Elf’s IPA, will be available on draft for a limited time.
Fans of P.J. Whelihan’s famous wings won’t be disappointed, as the menu stays true to traditional P.J. Whelihan’s fare with bold twists on classic bar food, seasonal salads, and sandwiches, and a rotating wing of the month.
Other highlights include limited time specials like Buffalo Chicken Taquitos, Monday Morning Quarterback Burger, and Peppered Jack Chicken Sandwich.
The restaurant will be open through the holidays with ample space to host large groups of friends and family for celebrations or cozy get-togethers. A special promo on gift cards is running as well: free $10 bonus cards accompany every $50 spent on gift cards. Each card can be used across the P.J.W. Restaurant Group concepts.
“We are so glad to open our doors in Oaks,” said Bob Platzer, President and CEO of P.J.W. Restaurant Group. “It may be the 19th time I’m doing this, but it never gets old. If anything, it’s even more rewarding to see our concept welcomed into another community. We look forward to serving our new neighbors. Not just with food, but with community and economic support.”