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#16 of 150 Bar in Zurich
#253 of 1,647 Restaurants in Zurich
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Bar, Pub, European, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed April 12, 2020

Even if the atmosphere is too high stand to be called an irish pub, this place offers one of the best burgers in town. Furthermore, the beer choice is really good as well!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2020

While the name is James Joyce it’s about the only thing that’s Irish about this place. Despite being quiet staff were slow to serve at the bar and later when we sat away from the bar as they were in discussions with what were obviously...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

Walked 20 minutes to get here having searched for bars that were open only to find that the whole place is closed due to a private party!! The staff didn’t give a damn! Rude and uninviting. I won’t ever go back!!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 13, 2019

This was not an inviting experience. Maybe we were there on an off day but the staff were inattentive and snarky to point of outright rudeness. Though the whiskey choices were decent, the beer selection was sub par. And it's extremely expensive. 4 euro more...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

So I was winding down my trip to Zurich and picked the James Joyce for my last dinner. The service was prompt and very helpful. The beer, although not a tremendous draft selection, I tried and enjoyed the unfiltered beer. I ordered a James Joyce...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Another quirky place that has imported the fun and flurry of Dublin with the writer s pub in Zurich. Great laugh.

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Reviewed December 29, 2018

Name (of course) brought us to the bar, but the reality was pretty empty at 9pm on Saturday night. Two girls behind the bar and a few regulars. Big empty space with not a lot going on. Was never offered a food menu - so...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2018

A very traditional bar/restaurant, great food with an array of drinks to compliment whatever you choose to eat, service impeccable.

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Reviewed December 15, 2018

Not cheap but this is Zürich and the JJ is worth it. Wonderful atmosphere, lots of space, truly brilliant staff and great food. When I want to relax and enjoy the ambience, I go to the James Joyce. Never been disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

antastic! Great food, drinks, big whiskey selection. Nice atmosphere and a stylish decor. Very good location. It’s one of my favs in Zurich. Had dinner there last night and the waiter didn’t take order for ages (usually straight away). We got everything for free and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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