About

BlackJax American Pub & Grill is the area’s largest all-inclusive destination for food, drinks, entertainment, and social events.

With an interior space boasting nearly 12,000 square feet, BlackJax American Pub & Grill provides over seven different social environments spanning across four acres directly located on route 422 (Ben Franklin Highway) in Douglassville/Birdsboro, Berks County, Pennsylvania. BlackJax is open seven days a week from 11am through 2am daily serving lunch, dinner, and late night traditional “Clean Label” American cuisine.

Purchased by husband and wife partners, David & Blair Walsh, the property had a long history operating under various names and concepts, including ‘Havana Joes’, most recently, and ‘Borelli’s Restaurant’. At the time of purchase, the property was less than 3,000 square feet in size and required a total renovation. The couple’s combined vision included a casual and affordable dining environment that encapsulated various different experiences under the same roof – A corporate mission and vision of becoming a destination, not just another restaurant location.

The menu and type of food cuisine was well thought out with a respect for current establishments in the area. Local direct and indirect competitors centered in Italian, quick-service, and fine-dining menu cuisine. The owners wanted to simply grow the area and become an option for the local market, thereby, creating a traditional American-style cuisine. The grand opening of BlackJax American Pub & Grill commenced in late September 2013.

Plans were drafted with the intention to completely transform the property into a destination with a larger-than-life experience not currently found in the surrounding market. The massive facility was designed to offer ‘something for everyone’ with outdoor dining space, a banquet facility flexible enough to handle life and corporate events, indoor pub space for sports, separate more intimate dining for families, and a state-of-the-art entertainment venue built for musicians, sports fans, and various artists.

The Newly Renovated Tavern lies at the heart of the facility and is the center for the establishment’s main bar and provides a casual social environment with a diverse selection of beer, wine, and spirits. Warm  stone features and beautiful woodwork coupled with an updated earth tone walls provides a comfortable experience for all guests. The pub offers a dozen TVs to catch the action various bar games to challenge to family and friends.

The Banquet Room was recently renovated and designed as a flexible airy space with tons of windows. This portion of BlackJax American Pub & Grill can accommodate private events up to 150 persons or regular dining overflow. Our landing is a space designed with a view of the banquet facility that is more intimate and great for small groups, corporate meetings, events, celebrations, and larger parties.

Click on our events page or email us directly Events@BlackJaxAmity.com to inquire about a free quote for your next life event or celebration. Buffet, open bar or table service accommodates available for private personal reservations and corporate events.

The Entertainment Venue at BlackJax American Pub & Grill is the area’s hottest, and ONLY, all-inclusive state-of-the-art entertainment destination. Nicknamed ‘The Event Room’ , it provides a location for all types of musicians and artists to showcase their talents and for guests to let loose, dance, socialize, and party. Other entertainment includes comedy nights, special events, national acts, and private events. Recent inductions include a playground for sports events, fantasy leagues, and a one-of-kind experience watching the sports game LIVE on a 22-foot LED TV wall centered in the room.

The Shark Bar, Nicknamed after ‘Landshark Island Lager’, and for its ALL DAY/ EVERY DAY discount of the draft beer, is a massive covered outdoor deck with a huge island bar and additional table seating with full-service. Watch the sunset, occasional entertainment on the elevated stage, or the outdoor TVs, as this dining environment is hands down a crowd favorite. Join the exclusive ‘kick the Landshark keg’ group and/or grab some friends and play jumbo jenga or cornhole on the deck.

The Courtyard is a unique oasis. This dining environment provides a quiet, more intimate and romantic, option for diners.