Business Spotlight: PJ Ryan’s Squared



Anyone who goes through Journal Square’s Bus and PATH hub has likely seen PJ Ryan’s under construction for quite some time now. We are so happy to announce that they are officially OPEN!

We caught up with owner, Michael Ryan last week on a quiet afternoon. Michael took us through all of the intricacies of his newest bar, from the counties of Ireland in the bar (hint: 26+6=1), to the shelf with friends & family memorabilia from Ireland itself. PJ Ryan’s Squared will feature everything from a weekend brunch to karaoke on wednesdays and bands throughout the end of the week into the weekend.


With the windows that open out into the plaza their space truly connects with the plaza. Michael is working with the Port Authority to have some music with some food and drinks on the plaza for a perfect after work hang out. There is no shortage of attention to detail in the new space like convenient outlets every few feet with a shelf underneath the bar. Need some privacy while the band is playing? Sneak away to the phone booth right in the restaurant. With a full plug and play system they will certainly have some great musicians passing through.

PJ Ryan’s Squared is a truly great addition to the Square and make sure you stop by and check them out!