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James Joyce Irish Pub

Istiklal Caddesi, Balo Sokak 26, Istanbul, Turkey
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Jammed In

They are next to Jolly Joker and they have live shows every night, so forget about peace and quiet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Babak G
Tehran, Iran
Fantastic bar

I spent a lot of my time in this bar on my last two trips to Istanbul and I love it. The staff are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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1 week ago
“Jammed In”
2 weeks ago
“Fantastic bar”
Istiklal Caddesi, Balo Sokak 26, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They are next to Jolly Joker and they have live shows every night, so forget about peace and quiet. Their food is acceptable and the service is just ok. They have more Irish/British drinks than the rest of those pubs.

Thank Babak G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a lot of my time in this bar on my last two trips to Istanbul and I love it. The staff are wonderful so friendly and happy to chat. The prices of drinks are reasonable. I didnt eat here but the dishes i...More

Thank NikkiSean
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Really friendly staff with great service and a reallly good vibe! Great location off istikial street and really economical prices for beer!

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 22 November 2016

A welcoming venue to catch your weekly Premier League fix, and the Killiney Ale and Beef vegetable stew was also great company on a cold evening! Live fiddlers and a friendly environment to party on with.

Thank David L
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

It's lost it's door fee, it's opened itself to the public properly and is so much more friendlier. I first came about 14 years ago and wasn't overly impressed. Been many times since (even had stag do here 13 years ago), however it was never...More

1  Thank stevenparky2012
Reviewed 16 September 2016

James Joyce Irish Pub Istanbul - Amazing! If u need 1) Irish Trad 2) Football 3) Cool spot 4) Modernity as in East meets West in ultra-sophistication 5) something to remember forever etc etc etc James Joyce Tavern Istanbul is right for you. Slan agus...More

1  Thank Brendan L
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This pub is ok if you just want to have a drink weather you alone or with friends and to watch football, the staffs are friendly and speak English and the price are reasonable.

Thank Sagvan K
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a refreshing beer whilst trudging the streets. Seems like a good place for beer and TV sports

Thank KAF0460
Reviewed 29 January 2016

i was there for as a football fan. nice to drink beer and watch our game. good atmosphere for sports

Thank julien g
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is a place where our band's gig was spoilt by the manager of the venue by intervening during our performance on December 19, 2015, Saturday. I play guitar in a band called CORK which is a RORY GALLAGHER Tribute Band. And this had to...More

3  Thank Ali A
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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