Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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PJ O'Reilly's Abu Dhabi Reviews
makes life worth living in the UAE May 02, 2010
In the UAE its tough to find a good place to get a drink, especially one that doesn't involve dressing up and spending 12 dollars for a corona. If you want a good time with less than fussy expats, then head to PJ O'Rielly's.
There are three things that make this place freakin' awesome. First thing is that there is no dress code, which means no douche bag doorman, so you can go here without inviting a token women to come along. Also no prostitutes hanging out. On friday from noon until eight they have happy hour, which means 5 dollar beers which is a great deal in the UAE. They have a wide selection of irish beers, but also your classic international beers like corona, amstel, and heiniken. The beer of choice is Kilkenny on tap, which is made by the guiness corporation and has a nice frothy head.
This place is kind of out of the way, so the main crowd is expats. They love to get down and dirty, and they have a tiny dance floor were people get their groove on, and make a general ass of themselves. There is a lot of ass slaping going on, so beware, and if anyone misbehaves yell at them and you’ll shortly get a drink. I had a kim kardashian wannabee hit on me like I was Gerard Butler at a sci-fi convention.
Outside of the main bar is an outdoor drinking area, where you can have a conversation. They also have some upper floors where you can get food, and get their legendary friday buffet O doom. One thing of note is that the UAE is a very hot country, so people will get drunk very fast. It is illegal to be seen drunk, so be sure to cool down, and sober up before sneaking off!
Overall its a good time, and a good place to blow off some steam.
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