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James Joyce

Brew Pub
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34 rue Archimede, Brussels 1040, Belgium
0471620580
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: Opened in May 1989, this former Pakistani restaurant became the first...
Opened in May 1989, this former Pakistani restaurant became the first Irish pub in Brussels. Due to its popularity, many others followed suit.
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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Decent pub in Schuman

decent enough pub in the Schuman area - beer is better than most, they seem to make the effort to clean the pipes regularly. And one of the cheapest Irish pubs in the district, too. Darts and TVs for football and rugby, smoking room and terrace. Bar staff very friendly

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2014
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Zaandijk, The Netherlands
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11 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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331 reviews 331 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

In a area that is full of irish pubs this one has an authentic irish feel with a long bar and a nice interior. Went mid-afternoon and place was quite so could take in all the details.Had nice guinness here and would come back again when in Brussels next. Opening hours ara. Monday-Friday-11.00-02.00 Saturday-Sunday-12.00-02.00 Nearest metro and tram. Metro-Schuman-1-5

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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833 restaurant reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This great pub has been serving great beer's and hosting great night's out since the 1980's and is still one of the best Irish pub's in Belgium. Been and had many a great night out here for many year's,the guinness is just superb,as are all the drink's served here. The Belgium beer selection alone is really good. On our last... More 

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Zaandijk, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

decent enough pub in the Schuman area - beer is better than most, they seem to make the effort to clean the pipes regularly. And one of the cheapest Irish pubs in the district, too. Darts and TVs for football and rugby, smoking room and terrace. Bar staff very friendly

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York
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160 restaurant reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A good friendly run of the mill Irish bar that opens late and makes you welcome. It caters for all types, from beaurocrats to students and has a good vibe.

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Brussels, Belgium
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122 reviews 122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Nice, cosy, shabby Irish bar. Used to have some darts, but don't know what happened with it. Amazing terrace for the warm evenings; the terrace closes at 22h, which is a pitty.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I've been there several times. The service is friendly and communicatively, beer ok, televisions and quiet music - check, like all right ... but whenever I was there, there were not many people, it was rather empty. So if you are looking for peace and a place to talk - it's probably good local for this purpose.

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Brussels
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Friendly staff, good beer, few TV's to watch a game but a good pub overall with regulars rather than filled with tourists.

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I love Irish pubs but I don´t like if they are full of people with EU institution badges. On the other hand, I want to feel the warm Irish atmosphere and to feel more like at home. If you are of my kind, don´t waste your time trying other places and go to James Joyce. Open 7/7, late opening hours... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 rue Archimede, Brussels 1040, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 0471620580

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brew Pub

Description

Opened in May 1989, this former Pakistani restaurant became the first Irish pub in Brussels. Due to its popularity, many others followed suit.

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