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James Joyce Irish Pub

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114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
+1 403-262-0708
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, myself and a friend waited for over an hour to get into this authentic Irish Pub on St. Patricks Day. We made it in and were having fun. The bartender appeared very nice and served us with no problems, however we came across...More

Thank Lovetosail2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love to come here for a pint after work. They are always switching up their taps with very European beers that you can't really get anywhere else. I want to always try new things on the menu but always seem to go back to the...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited James Joyce a few times now and each time I'm impressed with the food and atmosphere. This is one of the best Irish pubs outside of Ireland with a good selection of Irish beer and food. Definitely worth a visit by any Guiness lover...More

Thank Happycat108
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived kind of harried and the staff was very helpful and pleasant in accomodating my compressed time frame to eat and get back to work. The bangers and mash was tasty and satisfying and I felt like a welcome guest rather than a nuisance

Thank Lindsey H
Reviewed 17 March 2018

We arrived in Calgary a couple of days after Christmas and headed out into -28C looking for a nice warm meal. We stumbled upon this Irish pub and couldn't believe our luck. The inside was so authentic, complete with Irish waitress. And she was fantastic!...More

Thank Erkimi
Reviewed 17 March 2018

The atmosphere was like a great down home kitchen party. The selection and quality of food and drink were excellent and the staff knew what they were doing and were very organized even though it was very very busy. The fantastic band and good friends...More

Thank mam5703
Reviewed 13 March 2018

As soon as we walked through the door we were greeted by a very friendly lass and immediately felt welcomed. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, reminds me of the pubs back home. Met a young man behind the bar, he had just moved to...More

Thank kem20182018
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I like this place. It has the down home feeling I get from an Irish pub. The chef is one of the owners and takes pride in her craft. The bar is WELL stocked with traditional ale. Decor is on par with a pub from...More

1  Thank 8thwunder
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Came in here with one of the guys last Friday and we didn't even know the Big taste was one, we had to go for it. It was really good. I'm usually not even a dessert guy but man the bread pudding was unreal. Everything...More

Thank Evon T
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Do not skip the Guinness onion rings, my server suggested it and it was definitely worth it! I had ordered the jalapeño and bacon burger and it was dry and flavorless which the server says he’ll let the kitchen know. Of course the Guinness on...More

Thank Lyon C
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22 May 2016|
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Response from joanmaclean99 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about gluten free items on menue.
Donna M
20 August 2015|
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Response from Sydney Yi Har M | Reviewed this property |
Well, I should say in the past, unless there are events, I always get seats even without reservation. And remember, we have massive layoffs in downtown Calgary, pubs are not as busy as they used to. Good luck and enjoy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-262-0708
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