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PJs In The City, Canberra, AU-ACT

PJs In The City

4.4
4.4
155 Reviews
$40 and under
Gastro Pub
Good times. Great food. Fantastic drinks.

PJs in the City is your local pub, located in the heart of Canberra, just off Northbourne Ave.

Boasting a menu of Aussie favourites, craft beer on tap, and a warm & friendly interior, is there any wonder why mates like meeting at PJs?

Come grab a pint with us.

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Please note that while we gladly accept table and seating requests and do our absolute best to fulfill them, it is the venue's policy to never guarantee specific seating arrangements to any party.

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2 people

11:30 pm


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Australian, Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 6230 1261
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    A local pub with sports on TV in the venue, live music on the weekends, trivia during the week.
  • Area
    Canberra City
  • Cross Street
    Cnr Alinga St & West Row
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Canberra City Interchange
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

Offers

  • Capital Brewing Happy Hour 4pm-6pm

    Multiple dates available
    Drop by for a $6 schooner of our capital brewing beers. Happy hour runs 4pm-6pm every day.

What 155 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Inner North

    Most Booked

155 Reviews
  1. SteveS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and drinks! Fast service, pretty loud but to be expected on a Sat night, great pub overall!

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  2. Laura

    Canberra

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue for small get together with mates. Decently priced drinks and food. Easy to book, good location

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  3. Jessicat

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    very noisy, acceptable quality food but nothing great. Good service and fair prices.

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  4. MelA

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our dinner here. The staff were friendly, the food was great and well priced. It was a little loud due to a couple of noisier tables, but it kind of went with the easy going pub nature and we enjoyed the atmosphere.

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  5. BrookeH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful styled pub, clean and tidy, very inviting and picturesque, great location, meal was delicious, very busy but food still was on our table within 15 minutes of ordering. Only minor problem was lighting was very dull and very noisy but that’s what happens when it’s a busy popular place. Would 100% visit there again! Was sensational overall!

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  6. jamies

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quick service and good feed, the fellas running the bar top notch service

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  7. JosephZ

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmoshere, friendly staff. Great after work social catch up venue.

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  8. karenf

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    To make it easier for staff you should have a order app on the tables so there is no line up and hard to get pass the line up. and have more smaller meals and deals.

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  9. JulieC

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was a good price and came out quickly, friendly staff and great atmosphere.

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  10. shannonm

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great venue, friendly hard working staff and great food. It doesn't seem to be much of an Irish Pub anymore but it's still great.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and good prices. I would say it’s a wonderful place for dinner and arvo drinks

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  12. Cleo

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A great time! Fantastic and affordable food, friendly staff, good drinks, and a great environment. It's situated in such a great area, it was really easy to explore the city on foot after dining here! Would DEFINITELY recommend!!

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  13. KimE

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived early (4.30pm) for a few after work Friday drinks. Visiting from Melbourne and catching up with old friends. Sat outside to enjoy the country capital fresh air. First batch of bar snacks before the kitchen opened properly came out super quick. Happy hour schooners of Capital Brewing ale were great value. Even as the night progressed and the crowds grew it was energetic enough know people were out for a good time, and food service was still way faster than a lot of Melbourne pubs. Inoffensive crowd, great service and overall good value for money. Will visit again when we are in town.

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  14. RebeccaI

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu. Food served very quickly. Lovely meals. Fabulous service. Great entertainment.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Monday trivia night. The music between trivia questions is way too loud to the extent you have to scream at each other to be heard

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  16. monicae

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pizza was delicious service was good good variety of beers

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  17. AnthonyH

    Canberra

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The table we booked wasn’t available when we arrived (we were in time). No service, we had to line up at the bar and when we did finally get served we were told that our booking was a double booking and that there was no more tables.

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  18. JorjaG

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing service! Had an amazing time! Definitely will be recommending

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  19. AlisonM

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for a meal and a few drinks. Very bright energetic and very helpful staff. Warm atmosphere

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  20. DianaG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great environment. I did a big booking and everyone was pleased. Thank you :)

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  21. CarmenF

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked a table for 15. Food was lovely. Staff were great. Great night. Thank you

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  22. AlasdairS

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was slick, food came really quickly and was fresh and tasty. Solid selection of beers. Recommended!

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  23. MartyV

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good with quick service from the kitchen.

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  24. DavidF

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service and bar range, Great steak, very impressed

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  25. LisaM

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! All the staff are very friendly and helpful! The live entertainment was excellent! The drinks special was amazing! Would recommend to anyone wanting a fabulous night out!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great

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  27. shell5285

    Canberra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced for the quality and quantity of food given. Very poor offerings. Chips cold which means it was sitting their awhile before final plating. For a pub it is very small servings. you just expect a large schnitzel or awesome chips etc at a pub. Nothing like that. They forgot an order so one person left watching others eat. Hated it.
    PJs In The CityResponded on 28 December 2022
    We are sorry to hear about your experience, if you could send us an email or give us a call on 6230 1261 and ask for Jack, we would really appreciate a chance to make up for your poor experience. Cheers, Jack

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  28. MelissaL

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere for a city pub. Lots to choose from on the menu. Food comes out very quickly. Staff are great.

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  29. LadyA

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service from the bar staff

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  30. Tara

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Didn’t receive one of the meals we ordered/paid for. Otherwise, food was not too bad

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  31. annef

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue, staff were very friendly and accommodating. There was singer/guitarist that appeared who was very talented. The only thing was that the general noise levels and acoustics in the area were quite loud to the point that you had to shout to talk in conversation with friends, but this is the case generally in any bar and can’t be helped I guess. Thank you PJ’s.

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  32. Scottt

    Canberra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Chicken was over cooked and the garlic bread was not very garlic
    PJs In The CityResponded on 4 October 2022
    We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal. If you could send us an email or give us a call on 6230 1261 and ask for Jack. We would love to know some more details about your visit so we may improve. Cheers, Jack

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  33. Yebzi

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing , every dish hit the spot . I want the pollo funghi recipe .
    PJs In The CityResponded on 4 October 2022
    Great to hear your visit, Polo Fungi is a staff favourite, shoot us an email or give us a call and we are more than happy to disclose our secret recipe. Hope to see you again soon, Jack

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  34. KimJ

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic staff are really friendly and the best band I have heard in a long time

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  35. DavidE

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and generous portions, I would recommend

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  36. Rick

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice food and atmosphere. It was good that able book large numbers without putting down credit.

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  37. JenniferC

    Canberra

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was horrible! Cold and poorly prepared. Spaghetti marinara was too spicy to eat. Music was overly loud, unable to have conversation. Table had sticker for reservation but someone was sitting there, staff was too busy to help.
    PJs In The CityResponded on 16 September 2022
    We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time here, and the food and service you experienced falls well below our standards. If you could send us an email or give us a call on 6230 1261 and ask for Jack. We would love to know some more details about your visit so we may improve. Cheers, Jack

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  38. NathanC

    Canberra

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We went onto the PJs website and booked a table over two hours before our reservation. When we arrived we were told that any reservations made after a certain time aren't able to be actually get a table and we would have to wait behind all the walkins who had gathered.... We also went a few nights prior, rushed to try to make it before the kitchen closed, stood in line for close to 10 minutes while staff were making conversation with the patrons they were serving, then were told the kitchen closed "5min ago". This interaction I kind of sympathise, as it was regulation, but I honestly was standing behind the 3 other people there with a giant laminated menu in my hand for the last 10 minutes, I think it was pretty apparent what my intentions may have been.
    PJs In The CityResponded on 16 September 2022
    We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time here, and the service you experienced falls well below our standards. If you could send us an email or give us a call on 6230 1261 and ask for Jack. We would love to know some more details about your visit so we may improve. Cheers, Jack

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  39. DaniA

    Canberra

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Don’t order the burger as you’ll get 60g of steak thrown on top rather then the initial 150g advertised and when we questioned it with the staff we were treated very rudely. I didn’t know they opened a Karen’s diner in Canberra but if you want that experience of rude staff you should go here
    PJs In The CityResponded on 16 September 2022
    We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time here, and the food and service you experienced falls well below our standards. If you could send us an email or give us a call on 6230 1261 and ask for Jack. We would love to know some more details about your visit so we may improve. Cheers, Jack

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  40. DanyelleS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So amazing guys … nothing was a problem the guy at the back bar went above and beyond loved it great experience… great food

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FAQs

PJs In The City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6230 1261.

PJs In The City is rated 4.4 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

11:30 pm


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for PJs In The City

Cnr West Row & Alinga St, Canberra, AU-ACT 2601

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Cnr Alinga St & West Row
  • Area
    Canberra City
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Australian, Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Canberra City Interchange
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (02) 6230 1261
  • Catering
    A local pub with sports on TV in the venue, live music on the weekends, trivia during the week.
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