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J.J. Murphy's

ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 87 833 3457
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“shepherds pie” (4 reviews)
“ribs” (2 reviews)
“irish pub” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, International
$$ - $$$
ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved it. Variety of beers. Good ales and Bulgarian beers. Very kind staff. Liked the music. visited 2 times in a 4 days trip... definitely recomend....

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank stefaniaveziro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good craic in this bar, friendly staff, live music and yer man Simon pours a good pint of Guinness, would recommend!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank H6614RDjoem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fab atmosphere here, absolutely crammed but people made room for us anyway. Friendly bar staff, highly recommended, we will return!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 314nicholam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately i don't have much good to say about this place. We had 3 rounds in an hour and different prices each time, the staff were rude and inefficient. Guinness was good but the draught beer was flat. Come on guys you can do better!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 976glennc
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

I was there for the El Clasico football game. There was just one big screen, the other tv’s were with 240p quality. The waiters were very unfriendly. High prices for zero quality. I ordered french fries with cheese and they gave my very cheap freezed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MLanev
Reviewed October 24, 2018

I was here for an Irish game some time ago and there was a great atmosphere and the drinks were reasonably priced for an Irish bar.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank William M
Reviewed July 8, 2018

food is below average. prices are OK, they have TVs. they have ONE SMOKING HOT WAITRESS so thats why you should go here we actually went twice in 2 nights. true story

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ilovecorndogs
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Nice Irish bar with local and imported drinks. Good place to go and watch sports. Really nice staff.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Adam Fransham F
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Was in Sofia for a few days and came across this pub one night. It was the night of the UAFA cup final so the place was packed. Good atmosphere when the game was on. Emptied quickly when the game was over. Not a surprise...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Pat P
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

An Irish bar where staff are all Bulgarian and the clientele are every nationality except Irish. The Guinness looked good but as I'm a Heineken drinker I ordered same which was absolutely terrible, completely flat and disgusting. Very noisy with football on TV and stag...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Sochuinn
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $18
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 87 833 3457
  • E-mail
In 1856, James Murphy in partnership with four of his brothers founded the J.J.Murphy & Co. Brewery in Cork, Ireland.Since then his name has been associated with only the highest quality for his world famous Murphy’s Irish Stout, Red Beer and J.J. Murphy & Co. Irish Bars. In 1998 J.J.Murphys Irish Pub was founded in Sofia, Bulgaria.J.J. Murphy’s is the first authentic Irish Pub in Bulgaria. If you like the Irish atmosphere and food, there is no need for you to travel all the way to Ireland. Here you can try the traditional Irish Stew, Shepherds Pie and Beef Steak. Also on draught at J.J. Murphy’s are Kilkenny, Guinness, Carslebrg, Heineken, Stella Artois and Krombacher. During the summer you can enjoy an ice cold pint in the beer garden, with some great BBQ food.On the big screen televisions we show all main sport events from football to rugby, american football and many other sports. Every Friday and Saturday night you can enjoy live music ( Jazz, Pop, Rock, Irish and Bulgarian Music).Through the years J.J. Murphy’s proved to be the best Irish Pub in the country. The excellent reputation is brought by the nice warm atmosphere, the quality of food and brilliant service.
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