Billing itself as ‘a taste of the true North in the beautiful South’ BJ’s Canadian sports bar is a small but perfectly formed establishment on the Albufeira strip. As the name, décor and super polite clientele suggest, this place is Canadian through and through.
A lively venue, which is prone to the odd fancy dress party, BJ’s can rival the craic at any of the Irish pubs in the Algarve. Not that it is trying to be something it is not. BJ’s is decidedly Canadian. It is the only bar in Portugal that serves Molson Canadian beer in bottles and they have a variety of uniquely Canadian spirits and cocktails, such as Crown Royal and Caesars.
To add to the Canadian bar experience BJ’s play a wide selection of Canadian and international music as well as a nightly helping of sports from their side of the pond, like the NHL, CFL and follow Canadian teams and athletes in all competitions worldwide. Ice hockey is shown live with an encore the following afternoon. Never fear, BJ’s Canadian sports bar does not only show North American sport on its large plasma screens. You can still watch football, golf or basically any sport the bar owner Pat can find.
A great place to meet or spend the day no matter what your agenda BJ’s warm, engaging staff, extensive drinks menu and perfect patio for people watching will make you glad you went Canuck for the day.