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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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“boxty” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This pub was recommended to me by some friends and it certainly did not disappoint. Atmosphere was excellent and the food was amazing. This will become a regular stop when I am in downtown Calgary and am in need of a pint.

Thank Justin C
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Great to hear everything was good Justin and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Will let our kitchen know that you enjoyed the food and look forward to seeing you bac. Jen

Reviewed 3 days ago

Irish food but with flavor. Yes, you can get bangers and mash but we opted for less standard fare. The medjooli bacon wrapped dates were an excellent appetizer and I had the Irish Pub Club while my wife had a baguette with ham, cheese, hard...More

Thank alm49er
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you to you folks from Florida for taking the time to write a review on your experience today. We were delighted that you enjoyed your meal and that you chose to dine al fresco and people watch on Stephens Avenue. Trust that Calgary is...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I had a lovely meal and a good pint at James Joyce Irish Pub. The greeters were friendly and welcoming and showed us to our table quickly despite the pub being pretty busy. The atmosphere was very chill with low soft lighting,...More

Thank Gary M
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us and I am so happy that you and your wife were well taken care of from the moment you arrived and that the food and Guinness were all delicious. Trust you will be back again. Jen

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying down the street for the stampede and the concierge at the hotel recommended us to have breakfast at this Irish pub. Not being a breakfast restaurant our expectations weren't high but ordered the ham and eggs and Irish breakfast! Exactly what we wanted and...More

Thank mal0ne33
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review, great to hear that the hotel concierge is sending you our way and that your breakfast was good. We have lots of Irish staff as the owners themselves are Irish so it all helps to create a great atmosphere and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bar tenders were great, very attentive and chatty. The food was excellent. Guinness Pie was filling and really really good. Sausage roll apps were ok, but a little bland..as is usually the case with European food. Wife had the beet and goat cheese salad...More

Thank travelerij15
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. And hope you do come back and visit before returning to the States. Will speak with the Chef in regard to the sausage rolls as normally they have a really good blend of pork and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great night out. Service was great. Food exactly what we wanted. Meals came quickly after we ordered after some drinks. Recommend for good quality, reasonably priced meals

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a fun place to go. Serving staff always moving fast but never rushing you. Like to kabitz around if you want to do that. On top of that the food is excellent, from a great menu. And for toppers they serve Guinness on tap.More

Thank steve44499
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Steve for taking the time to write a review, glad to know you enjoyed our food and Guinness. The owners are right from Ireland and most of the front staff are Irish too and pride themselves on pouring a good pint and serving good...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our go to place when in Calgary. Great atmosphere inside but love sitting outside on a hot summer's day people watching on Stephen Avenue. The staff are very friendly and always happy to help. They have great food whether a light snack or...More

Thank Nicola S
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Nicola for the lovely review which I have past onto the staff. Staff are mostly from Ireland and really love bringing their Irish personality to their customer service. Happy that you enjoyed the food and that your friends love coming here too. Jen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come here often. Great place, wonderful food, and the beer is fantastic! Love the Irish servers who treat you very well. They have a patio, so you can do some people watching on Stephen Avenue. All in all, one of my fave pubs to...More

Thank iluvfrance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on Canada Day for lunch. Outside table was wobbly but a firm foot fixed that. My wife had the Shepherds Pie. Very nice and tasty. I had the steak and Guinness pie. It was very good though could have been hotter. Still was a...More

Thank PY H
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the update and so glad you took the time to comment. Delighted you enjoyed the steak and Guinness pie and the Shepherds Pie and have spoke with our Chef to make sure it is piping hot always. Thank you for your firm foot,...More

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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
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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