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James Joyce Irish Pub

114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
+1 403-262-0708
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food is good but a bit pricey. Service is good. Drinks are good too they have a good selection. Comfortable, warm and relaxing atmosphere to hang out. You have to have a bit of exercise going to their bathroom because you need to go...More

Thank atelibra
Reviewed 1 week ago

Calgary’s Authentic Irish Pub. Excellent Guinness, hearty Irish fare, very popular during the day with business community. Beautiful interior. I always pay a visit when in town.

Thank Denis B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Prior to going to theatre Saturday night, my wife and I had dinner at the James Joyce Irish Pub. We had the hamburger which may sound ordinary. However, the burger was hot, juice and came with crispy bacon and cheese. I had salad side which...More

Thank bhoppins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch. It was quite quiet as we were almost the only ones there. We had the grilled chicken club and the apple and Brie burger. Both with fries. Both were very tasty. I found the decor very tastefully done and...More

Thank travellfar
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and glad to hear you enjoyed your chicken club and the apple and brie burger. The decor is gorgeous and the owners, who are from Ireland, pride themselves on keeping it authentic. Sincerely, Jen

Reviewed October 13, 2018

We really enjoyed this place! Reminded us of being in Ireland. Great little pub with a server from Ireland. Ate there twice - once for dinner and once for lunch. Try the beef burger with brie and thinly sliced apple.....it's divine! We also had shepherd's...More

Thank islandreams
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and we were delighted as always to hear that you enjoyed everything. The owners are right from Ireland and it is a family run business and they pride themselves on serving quality food...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018

Immediate service at the door. Very agreeable, well stocked bar and an extremely pleasant barman. There are a variety of seating options; the bar, bar height tables, larger sit down tables plus some semi-private rooms. Great drink selection, good bar food menu, pleasant atmosphere and...More

Thank A6378OSdavidj
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a pre-theatre dinner while downtown. Great proximity to Arts Commons theatres.Amazing dry salt and pepper ribs! We were attracted by their special pre-dinner menu, but opted for the traditional Irish lamb stew. Tempted to order a second bowl! It was so perfect...More

Thank RegD1945
Reviewed October 5, 2018

I’ve never felt more like being in Ireland without being in Ireland! The ambience is top notch, the Irish waitress was top notch, and the food was terrific. We shared a mini Shepherds Pie and sausage roll for appetizers and enjoyed both. The fish and...More

Thank DebandTom
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We had a very nice young Irish lady to serve us. She was helpful on finding beers for us. We were not happy that the list contained neither prices, nor alcohol content of the beers we did enjoy a pint but it was eye wateringly...More

Thank Pennyanne2012
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Penyaane for taking the time to write a review, its always great to get the feedback. Delighted to hear that your Irish server took good care of you and that you enjoyed our pub. Our draft beers are 20 ounces and therefore reflect...More

Reviewed October 4, 2018

Great service, solidly good Irish pub fare, good atmosphere, and good drinks. Guinness was a bit cooler than they serve it in Ireland, but there were 15" of snow on the ground outside, so that may have something to do with it! Service was quick,...More

Thank William K
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May 22, 2016|
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Response from joanmaclean99 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about gluten free items on menue.
Donna M
August 20, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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