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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
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great array of beers. Pleasant staff (all 3 who served us). Good location in pedestrianised area - able to sit and watch the world go by. Good food.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank John V
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks John for taking the time to write a review, good to hear that staff were attentive and that you had a relaxing time. Jen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We settled in on this Irish pub after a stroll around the area. Our server was attentive, friendly and rolled with our evening humor. Decor is typical of the genre but sprinkled with many local artifacts of Irish original. The Guinness story adorns many walls....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank maysonm256
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks May for taking the time to write a review. The owners pride themselves on the decor in the pub and most of it has come over from their home town in Ireland. All of the food is made on site and that is why...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was very happy to sit down to a Guinness and fish and chips; sad there was no mushy peas with dinner tho :( Service was excellent and the atmosphere is great! Really happy there are no TV screens on every wall.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MorticiaB
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review and we appreciate your comments. We tried the mushy peas some time ago but they were not well received. Maybe its time to put them back on the menu and give them another try. The staff here are fabulous and we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for lunch and it was amazing the brisket cheese dip with a fresh parmesan loaf was great as well as a good Cobb salad filled us both up.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Harryjacobs
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review Harry, will let the kitchen know that you enjoyed the dip and the Cobb salad. Everything is made from scratch from Irish recipes and I think that is what keeps the flavors fresh. Jen

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A couple of us had dinner here one evening and enjoyed the Irish pub atmosphere; good music background, beer and ambiance. The staff were great and the food is of a good pub standard.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rossland58
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Always appreciate guests taking time to write a review. Staff here (lots from Ireland) are great and enjoy working here. Food is made from scratch and I think that keeps up the quality and flavor. Jen

Reviewed November 29, 2018

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 December 9, 2018

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 November 29, 2018

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 December 9, 2018

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 November 18, 2018 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
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Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

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 November 11, 2018

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