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Watson's EQ

Watson's is the Entertainment Quarter's new pub taking over the site of the longstanding Irish bar PJ Gallagher's.
By Ben Hansen
October 20, 2021
By Ben Hansen
October 20, 2021

Moore Park's Entertainment Quarter has scored a brand new pub, with the newly named Watson's taking over the much-loved former site of Irish bar PJ Gallagher's. Following a multimillion-dollar renovation, the new venue features a modern look with a fully renovated indoor and outdoor dining space plus a fresh lineup of pub feeds and tap beers.

Included in the upgrades is the opening of the upper level of the pub, two al fresco decks and a courtyard bar with a four-metre screen ideal for watching sport. The deck is shrouded by three fairy light-lit Moreton Bay fig trees and will feature acoustic live music alongside all the sports action. A new tallowwood and Rivera stone top bar has been installed inside the pub which will serve a selection of 32 tap beers.

On the menu at Watson's, you'll find a classic range Australian pub meals including herb and parmesan schnitzels ($27) or parmi ($29), fish and chips ($23), and a roast cauliflower salad ($22).

There are also a few inventive twists on fast food and pub standards. Think a three-piece feed featuring think buttermilk chicken tenders served with fries, gravy, corn-on-a-cob and a dinner roll ($27), or the pub's take on a dinner party classic — the French onion cob loaf served with celery and carrots for dipping ($17).

Accompanying mains is a dessert menu with tiramisu ($14) and sticky date pudding ($14), and a vast drinks list featuring spritzes ($16), espresso martini on tap ($16) and cocktail carafes made with vodka, T2 rose tea, lemon juice and lemonade ($38).

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