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James Joyce Irish Pub

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$$ - $$$
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114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
(403) 262-0708
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Marietta, Georgia
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this pub. There is a large, old fashioned bar but we ate our dinner in one of the small side rooms. The atmosphere was unique, the food delicious and the service excellent. There is a more modern location in Calgary but we really enjoyed this location.

Thank WAC6869
Newcastle, Australia
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354 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, good wine selection, friendly staff made our visit here fabulous. Arrive early to ensure you get a table as it is very popular with the locals!

Thank Newytraveller53
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been hankering for a good meal of bangers and mash like we would get at the Duke of York in Toronto and could not find a restaurant in Calgary with that item on the menu. We found this place on Saturday and I was not disappointed although my wife was not as impressed with her shepherds pie. The... More 

Thank Bob W
Edmonton, Canada
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, awesome location. I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone in the Calgary downtown area!

Thank dmathewYEG
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice pub with a good selection of beers, ales, stouts, but they couldn't make a kia royale (the barman didn't know what it was) which upset my girlfriend until she ordered a starwberry mojito. She was happy then, but any guys with demanding girlfriends like mine, be warned. No kia royales.

Thank Jonny L
Oshawa, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, nice ambiance. Front room is really cute! Excellent fish and chips. Large portion even for the small plate. Good service. I'll have to go back at dinner time for the apple berry crumble and cider 😊

Thank helenepc
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved everything about this pub. Good location, nice servers, charming decor, good beer, and food way better than I expected. We ordered the bruschetta appetizer, bangers, and a flight of beer. It was the best bruschetta I have ever had.

Thank dosacquas
Ancaster, Canada
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted comfort food as it was cold and damp out and this pub was spectacular. The food is hot and service was fast and friendly. Had the Bangers and Mash....the bread pudding for dessert was awesome too. I went here because it was ranked high on Trip Advisor and it did not disappoint!

Thank Jason J
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Karena for serving us so beautifully. We greatly enjoyed the food, but the service was awesome. The Blue Cheese dressing was so nice and chunky and the Salmon Cakes were unforgettable. We will be back:)

Thank Caroline J
Calgary, Canada
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here after a long day wandering around downtown Calgary and we were looking for a bite to eat and a drink. We got to sit on the sunny side of the patio which was nice, and the indoor space looked gorgeous. The menu had great traditional irish fare. Everyone really enjoyed their meals and the prices were very... More 

Thank Malaya567

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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: (403) 262-0708

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