JJ's Irish Restaurant

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What can you say about JJ’s that hasn’t been said dozens of times over? Well, it’s big and it’s friendly and they have some really good drinks promotions such as ladies’ nights at BD4. There’s live music four nights a week with a really good UK cover band, The Noise, and regular karaokes and quiz nights.

What we like about JJ’s is that, once you’ve been there a few times, you can walk in in the certain knowledge you’ll find at least someone you know and, if you don’t, bar manager Siyana will make sure you don’t feel left out.

We’ve also always been very impressed with the security staff. You’re never more than a couple of metres from a big guy in a red shirt and there is never any trouble because, even though the place can get packed out, the team is on top of everything the whole time.

The food’s good, though it can be a bit unpredictable. We love the Irish stew with soda bread.

Drinks prices are reasonable, pretty much on a par with everywhere else, and the bar staff are happy to mix up strange concoctions if you ask them.

Next door is JJ’s Music Hall where they put on events and band performances and with which we’re not so impressed. The acoustics aren’t great and it seems a real pain trundling up and down the stairs from one to the other - not surprsingly, the music hall never seems to be particularly full but that’s probably because anyone with sense wants to stay in JJ’s where you’ll usually have a much better time.

By Time Out Bahrain staff
Time Out Bahrain,

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  • Location: Gudaibiya, Manama
  • Tel: 17 742 323
  • Travel: Building 30, Road 352, Block 326 Gudaibiya

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Posted by: ashley on 29 Apr ' 15 at 07:26

absolute amazing place love it !!!!!

Posted by: John Milt on 16 Feb ' 15 at 10:26
  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? No

Edited by TimeOutBahrain.com

JJ's is absolutely an amazing place for dining and amusement. I heard about it. Here we can taste Irish cuisine along with quality drinks.

Posted by: Shah on 28 Dec ' 12 at 22:41

Hi !!

I heard about JJ's ,this is very famous Pub of Bahrain but realy want to go...Anyone can help me to get in.

Please call me @ 33600 560.


Posted by: etienne on 01 Feb ' 11 at 23:03

legend spot!! worth it on a monday...after 22:00.....just ask for MIKEeee....SWEET.....keep up the madness!

Posted by: Michael Oliver on 31 Dec ' 09 at 18:20

best Pub in bahrain,great selection of Irish and english food.including cod & chips, pool tables upstirs...good size dance floor with Dj and they always have something new going on.starts getting filled by 10pm

Posted by: Simon Ingram on 15 Jul ' 09 at 13:37

According to Gulf Daily News, JJ's has re-opened this week. Like many others will be re-visiting this week.

Posted by: Doug on 03 May ' 09 at 12:32

Is this place still open???

Posted by: You know nothing on 25 Feb ' 09 at 07:19

This is nothing like an Irish Pubb.

It is actually much better - I like this place but wish they served more foodstuffs and showed more screens for sport.

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