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James Joyce

#316 of 4,518 Restaurants in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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U Obecniho dvora 4, Prague 1, Prague, Czech Republic
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11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Used to be called Molly Malones

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The 1st non smoking pub in Prague !

This Irish bar is proud that it was the first to become non smoking in the city . We don't usually visit Irish bars but this was so pleasant we went for a second time . It was very busy on both occasions with a total mix of locals , ex pats and tourists , the staff were very friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
phillip g
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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442 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Irish bar is proud that it was the first to become non smoking in the city . We don't usually visit Irish bars but this was so pleasant we went for a second time . It was very busy on both occasions with a total mix of locals , ex pats and tourists , the staff were very friendly... More 

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Sydney
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this bar twice a night for five days... to relax before and after dinner, plus once for dinner. The food is good, the beer is good and the staff are genuinely happy and friendly... plus it's non smoking (fantastic)

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Thank killermagpie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Quite a nice place in old town, one of the only pubs I went that that didn't permit indoor smoking, nice. Bartenders are quite nice, was talking to a man named Declan I think, very pleasant. The owner seemed really nice too. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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286 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This place definitely gets the pub atmosphere right. The beer selection was good, as was the food (we had a tasty burger and traditional shepherd's pie). The service was prompt and the pub was filled with locals, which is always a good sign. This seems like a great place to hang out and meet Czechs.

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Thank 274beckyk
Telford, Shropshire
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Having heard good things about the food here, we decided to spend an evening of our week in Prague at the James Joyce. It's worth pointing out that this place is both conveniently close to Old Town Square, but in a relatively quiet neighbourhood which seemed to be rather more residential than the rest of Prague we explored. We arrived... More 

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Thank Mike S
Greenville, South Carolina
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202 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

An Irish pub in Prague! We had a very enjoyable dinner at the James Joyce pub. It's on a quiet street in a very pleasant Prague neighborhood. We had fish and chips (of course) and the Drunken Cheese Sandwich. Both choices were very good along with the Pilsner Urquell beer. the service was efficient and quite friendly. We recommend James... More 

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Thank ValGary2014
Dublin, Ireland
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702 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I don't know whether it's a Czech thing or not, because it only seemed to happen here, most bars are waitress service, but the waitress here was hovering around us all night, We didn't want to eat, but she asked us over and over, and then came up every five minutes asking us if we wanted drink, nice to see... More 

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Thank Theycallitmadness
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

It really small and sweet place. No huge crowds and loud noises. Love it. Guinness cold as it should be. Just lovely.

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Thank Fred C
Rutherglen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Nice cosy interior quite quirky and the service and beer are ok BUT the food is ghastly served cold and when complaining our dishes were taken away to be reheated and returned cold-we bailed out after one drink in disgust and I would never return-save your money for a bar that offers better customer service.

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Thank Eddie M
Prague
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

The quality of the food here was always first class. The food is definitely going downhill in my opinion. They need a new cook.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: U Obecniho dvora 4, Prague 1, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia  >  Prague>  > Stare Mesto (Old Town)
  • Neighborhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Used to be called Molly Malones
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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

Staying in Stare Mesto (Old Town)

Neighborhood Profile
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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