PJ Ryan's is expanding!
PJ Ryan's, a downtown sports bar /restaurant, currently has one location at 292 Barrow Street, but over the past several months, they've been hard at work building out their second location right by Journal Square.
The space (to be known as PJ Ryan's 2) is substantially larger than the original location, but we can expect the same kind of feel - casual, TVs for sports, and a pub-style menu with wings, burgers, sandwiches and so on along with a brunch menu on weekends. They do have quite a long beer list which I think we can expect to see expand even further.
While it seems like most of the actual construction work has been done, there's still a fair amount of work left to be done on the interior; however, they've made significant progress in a short amount of time. Initially slated to open right around St. Patrick's Day, it is looking more and more likely that PJ Ryan's 2 won't be opening until closer to mid-spring. Considering the response to just the idea of the expansion and it's convenient proximity to PATH, it will likely be a popular destination.