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J.J. Murphy's

ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 87 833 3457
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“chicken wings” (2 reviews)
“irish pub” (22 reviews)
“nice pub” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, International, British
$$ - $$$
ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The most authentic irish bar in Sofia. Good atmosphere and good Kilkenny on draught. The place was humming with atmosphere at 9pm on a Thursday night. Sport on screen. Food was very edible.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large pub in the typical Irish/British style, not too crowded, sports on TV, good beer on tap - what else you want? This is one of few places anywhere you can get Kilkenny, and the price is very good - about 2.75 Euro. Whoever says...More

Thank mg0rm1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The prices are relatively low so that's good. They don't serve a wide range of alchocol which is pitty. The service is kind of slow when it's crowded and if you are not fan of live music, I wouldn't recommend this place. In general I...More

Thank thethousandfist
Reviewed November 2, 2017

Being one of the few Irish pubs in the city, there's hardly any competition. I find the drinks overprices and the food very average. The curry chicken is OK, but you never know with the ribs. They might be good one day, the other they...More

Thank Elżbieta W
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

It was an amazing stay yesterday, great music and perfect beer :) Nice stuff and quick service, we will join later for Weißwurstfrühstück

Thank Alex M
Stefan P, Manager at J.J. Murphy's, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic little pub, gets packed on a weekend for the football but still no problem getting served, very good prices, good food, great atmosphere, nice helpful staff, but dimitar is the best speaks quite good English such a laugh

Thank Emma T
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Came to watch the football, came 90 minutes early for some food. Ordered and just didn't receive it. Upon enquiry the waitress told us to ask the barman. The barman wanted non of it, 30 minutes later we ask if we could order a burger...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Best irish pub in Sofia. Great beer, fantastic food. Great service. Best burgers in town. There is live music every weekend.

Thank Мануела М
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

The best place in Sofiq if you want to drink ant have fun with good friends. All staff is very kind and smyle. I love this place!! :)))

Thank Росица А
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Contacted via Facebook re showing the football and got prompt replies. Went to watch football at night, moved game to a different screen so we could get commentary. Didn’t order food due to other poor reviews. Worth a visit for watching sport

Thank Claire H
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $19
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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