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James Joyce Irish Pub

114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
+1 403-262-0708
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM Hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 506 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the Buffalo Wings in 6 varieties. Great value and variety of tastes to suit all. The staff were so helpful, enjoyed a chat and were so helpful with selections. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank finakee
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review....always nice to hear that the value was good and that the staff were helpful. Sincerely, Jen

Reviewed 1 week ago

A cozy pub beside a row of nightclubs. Timed our visit before a hockey game with happy/appy hour. Friendly bartenders and quiet atmosphere with Celtic music on the stereo.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank WindowSeatWorld
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking time out to write a review. Always nice to have the hockey crowd in before a game and good to know that the bartender was helpful. Sincerely, Jen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good but a bit pricey. Service is good. Drinks are good too they have a good selection. Comfortable, warm and relaxing atmosphere to hang out. You have to have a bit of exercise going to their bathroom because you need to go...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank atelibra
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Always great to receive our guests reviews and delighted as always to hear that service was good. We do have a $5 happy hour on some food and drinks and daily $10 food features which really does make a difference. Come back again and try....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Calgary’s Authentic Irish Pub. Excellent Guinness, hearty Irish fare, very popular during the day with business community. Beautiful interior. I always pay a visit when in town.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Denis B
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Prior to going to theatre Saturday night, my wife and I had dinner at the James Joyce Irish Pub. We had the hamburger which may sound ordinary. However, the burger was hot, juice and came with crispy bacon and cheese. I had salad side which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bhoppins
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch. It was quite quiet as we were almost the only ones there. We had the grilled chicken club and the apple and Brie burger. Both with fries. Both were very tasty. I found the decor very tastefully done and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and glad to hear you enjoyed your chicken club and the apple and brie burger. The decor is gorgeous and the owners, who are from Ireland, pride themselves on keeping it authentic. Sincerely, Jen

Reviewed October 13, 2018

We really enjoyed this place! Reminded us of being in Ireland. Great little pub with a server from Ireland. Ate there twice - once for dinner and once for lunch. Try the beef burger with brie and thinly sliced apple.....it's divine! We also had shepherd's...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank islandreams
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and we were delighted as always to hear that you enjoyed everything. The owners are right from Ireland and it is a family run business and they pride themselves on serving quality food...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018

Immediate service at the door. Very agreeable, well stocked bar and an extremely pleasant barman. There are a variety of seating options; the bar, bar height tables, larger sit down tables plus some semi-private rooms. Great drink selection, good bar food menu, pleasant atmosphere and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a pre-theatre dinner while downtown. Great proximity to Arts Commons theatres.Amazing dry salt and pepper ribs! We were attracted by their special pre-dinner menu, but opted for the traditional Irish lamb stew. Tempted to order a second bowl! It was so perfect...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RegD1945
Reviewed October 5, 2018

I’ve never felt more like being in Ireland without being in Ireland! The ambience is top notch, the Irish waitress was top notch, and the food was terrific. We shared a mini Shepherds Pie and sausage roll for appetizers and enjoyed both. The fish and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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dubbins59
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Response from joanmaclean99 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about gluten free items on menue.
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Donna M
August 20, 2015|
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Response from Sydney Yi Har M | Reviewed this property |
Well, I should say in the past, unless there are events, I always get seats even without reservation. And remember, we have massive layoffs in downtown Calgary, pubs are not as busy as they used to. Good luck and enjoy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-262-0708
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