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James Joyce Pub

Rue St Jean, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 37 84 28
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, Pub, Irish
Rue St Jean, 69005, Lyon, France
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Reviewed December 15, 2016

Decent Irish pub in the old town. Nice staff and good Guinness and a bit of a feel of the auld country

Thank Tedoi
Reviewed December 2, 2016

I liked this pub it had an authentically Irish feel to it and service was good, they do a simple menu though I didn't personally eat here. We watched the rugby here and it had a good atmosphere, mixed clients locals and tourists / expats....More

Thank Snozpop
Reviewed October 13, 2016

So -- not really an "Irish" pub but a cozy enough representation to make it worth a visit. The pub fare is far from being that of an Irish Pub but the beers are certainly enjoyable. Good selection. Friendly service. Willingness to converse in English...More

1  Thank ilokcin
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Walked a couple kilometers to patronize what is usually a safe bet for a good time around the world - the local Irish Pub. My colleague and I were met by a hostile and rude bartender who told us to keep walking as we tried...More

Thank gvdancer
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

If you are going to Old Lyon, you have to go to the James Joyce. This is a delightful pub with a traditional Celtic welcome. The beer selection is impressive and plentiful and it's simply a terribly friendly and fun place. The locals are an...More

Thank Angus M
Reviewed July 14, 2016

We stumbled across this little pup after dinner, it had a great atmosphere, and was perfect for after dinner drinks with friends. It was open late and just had a real good vibe. It was pretty busy and seemed like the place to be down...More

Thank LaurajayB
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I was in this pub during the Euro 16 football. Naturally it was packed as it had different screens showing sport. The range of drinks and food is good at a reasonable price, the bar staff are really friendly, and it seems popular with locals....More

1  Thank BelfastBonzo
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Fell upon this little Gem while visiting Lyon for Heineken Cup Finals weekend. Friendly atmosphere and a well kept pint of Guinness. Met many a rugby fan from all corners and had great banter. Sold out of the black stuff but bottled porter quenched my...More

Thank BirminghamRugbyFan
Reviewed May 5, 2016

We made the mistake of walking down the mountain. By the time we got down we were spent, We were tired, hungry and thirsty. We actually passed by this place once and found it by accident. We had Kilkenny Red Irish beer and Fish and...More

Thank mphill9929
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We loved it so much we went twice during our two day stay in Lyon! The interior evokes the feeling of a place far back in time with lots of wood paneling, old photographs and portraits, and heavy wooden furnishings. We only a couple of...More

Thank Jonie M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue St Jean, 69005, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 37 84 28