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James Joyce Irish Pub

#110 of 2,818 Restaurants in Calgary
#118 of 3,073 Places to Eat in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown
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114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 262-0708
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly and quick service

This was my second time dining here for lunch. Service was very good - we were in a bit of a hurry and they were very accommodating to put a rush on our order. True Irish pub feel inside with outdoor patio seating. Friendly staff and patrons - great beer selection

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
HappieDawn
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I would go back there now. Being from UK and having a love for a good pint of Guinness and this pub did not let me down. Had sweet potato fries and Guinness dipped onion rings.......They were mega

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was my second time dining here for lunch. Service was very good - we were in a bit of a hurry and they were very accommodating to put a rush on our order. True Irish pub feel inside with outdoor patio seating. Friendly staff and patrons - great beer selection

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I recently visited relatives in Calgary from Ireland and we decided to stop into the James Joyce for dinner and drinks. From the moment we walked in the door we were made feel welcome and when we were shown to our seats we got the chance to take a look at the vast array of ornaments and memorabilia which decorated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had great food and beer. With our two waitress from Ireland, we felt like we were actually there. Edel was our waitress with bright red hair, and a super thick Irish accent just made the visit perfect.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The only Irish owned and operated Pub in Calgary. Authentic with great food and even better staff. They actually have Irish people working behind the bar and as servers. Its so nice to go to a bar downtown and not have to have 100s of TVs blaring at you, it really adds to the atmosphere. You can have an actual... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I'm an ex pat from Dublin and I know how great pubs are rated. Not only was I impressed with the James Joyce's new menu but the service of the staff was delightful ~ just like being back home! I was fortunate enough to be served by a lovely girl from Tipperary named "Emer". She was a breath of fresh... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It's not every day you find such a treasure in a pub. A large group of us (12) made a reservation at the James Joyce Iris Pub on 8th Ave. The service and the food was outstanding. In fact all of us spoke of the experience after our dinner. To begin with I had the Irish whiskey mushroom soup, and... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I say great beer, and they have that. But the cider is also icy cold. Lamb appy is tasty for a mid afternoon snack before dinner. Servers are smiley and quick!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Well, what can you say- good pub food, friendly staff,,Guinness and others on tap. Prices moderate, we really liked it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

During a recent stay in Calgary we spent a warm evening enjoying the patio at the James Joyce Irish Pub. The pub has a good selection of draft beer on tap and a good selection of appetizers and dinner choices. We chose to have a few appetizers and a draft rather than a dinner selection. Although it was very busy... More 

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Additional Information about James Joyce Irish Pub

Address: 114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: (403) 262-0708
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (403) 262-0708

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?