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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 1 week ago via mobile

We ate outside, pleasant evening and fun to observe 8th street and the people. Inside looked nice but weather was so nice. Sheperds Pie delicious. Seemed to be freshly made. Fish and chips ( fries) so good along with the fresh slaw. Good drinks, waiter...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only went in here to get out of the rain and wish I hadn't. Small dark and dinji pub. Sure barman done me for money with regards to drinks. Beer wasn't particularly good. My advice is don't go there.

Thank Pollok1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic service! Great atmosphere and Irish decor! Excellent location right on Stephen Avenue Mall. There is an outstanding pre-theatre menu (Tuesday to Saturday 5-7pm) - for $20, you get a choice of 3 starters, a choice of 4 main courses and a choice of 2...More

Thank Moochie-La-La
Reviewed 1 week ago

We expected basic pub fare but were pleasantly surprised by splendid lunches. The salads were plentiful and full of flavour. The service was exceptional. There is a lovely patio space for a sunny day

Thank EPottawa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large group of us met for a language exchange and the staff handled it professionally and efficiently, as we were all moving around from table to table throughout the evening. I had the potato puffs, which were very tasty along with my pint of...More

Thank xena888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decent service, good atmosphere, I don't care about drinks, less than average food. I may have high expectation because I lived in Newfoundland for so many years and I had it way better.

Thank Tamjidabdullah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favourite place in YYC. Anytime we have friends or family from out of town, we make sure to bring them here! The food is always amazing, the staff are charming and professional, and the atmosphere is completely authentic. Such a wonderful place...More

Thank EmmasPicks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Authentic Irish Pub. Owners are Irish as well as staff. Good Irish ales and delicious fish n chips. Located along 8th Avenue very convenient to downtown hotels.

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for HH. We arrived at 2.40 pm so were aware HH hadn’t started as server advised of that. No problem. Ordered drinks and then at 3.30 are server came over. We asked if GH now and he said yes. Great. Asked for 3...More

Thank Lottie092013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the restaurants on 8th Avenue that offer great patio seating. Service was great and our food came in no time at all even though we were there during the lunch rush. Food portions were generous and of good quality and very reasonably priced....More

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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
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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