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James Joyce Irish Pub

114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Downtown)
(403) 262-0708
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Ranked #105 of 2,909 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
Neighborhood: Downtown
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

my first time in Calgary , I went to this irish pub for diner with a friend of mine. Shepperd pie was excellent, they have a good choice of beer but the most astonishing thing was the service . I did not get the name of the waitress but she gave us an excellent service. she was constantly ahead of... More

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Calgary
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My daughter came in from the cold and were immediately greeted by the bartender who joked about the weather. Our drinks came quickly - they have a large selection of beer on tap and always have several on special. The food warmed the cockles of my heart which is exactly what I needed on a frosty day. A little slow... More

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Boise, Idaho
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had a blast at the Pub! Our food was excellent, the service delightful, and the atmosphere was simply the best. Each of us ordered something different, sampled by all, and each meal was equally impressive. Server was very friendly and followed up well on our order. The place was packed and loud - everyone just having fun! Would love... More

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good pints, decent food. This was right around the corner from the Hyatt and the Calgary Tower. As the title indicates, it was nice to go into a place for a beer and a sandwich and not have five screens of hockey and football.

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Brisbane, Queensland
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240 reviews 240 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had a few days in Calgary, and quite a few weeks in Canada. This was the only place that I found where the bar staff knew how to draw a Guinness properly, so it gets high marks due to that fact alone! It has some authenticity as an Irish pub, with a lot of Irish memorabilia around the walls;... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Like all Irish bars across the globe this one has plenty of taps to suggest it's allegiances to the likes of Guinness but this ones decor is pretty accurate to what you would come across in Dublin. The atmosphere was good and the pints poured well. As an Irishman I hate going to Irish bars but this one bucked the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Good Irish pub, nicely decorated, good menu, pleasant service. Not only the standard items on the menu, but also some little, tasty surprises. If you come at the time where there is live (Irish) music, it will be hard to leave. Great place to hang out with friends

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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Sat at the bar since it was just me - bartender was attentive without being intrusive. He made an excellent lunch suggestion and was super friendly and personable. Great location close to Calgary Tower and little shops. I will definitely be bringing my hubby back here when we have the time

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Oakdale, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This place is all about atmosphere. We sat at the bar, so it didn't feel too crowded and we got great service. Food and drinks were good. Our server was from Belfast so it gave our visit a very authentic Irish feel. We were there on a weeknight, and it was pretty busy. I imagine that the weekends are really... More

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Calgary
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Terrible service - after being seated outside at 1130AM no- one came to take order - after 10 minutes of waiting finally got up and had to ask for service. The place was empty with staff just standing around. No GF beer except cider. Menu is standard pub fare with an Irish twist. GF menu is apparently available on request... 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
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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