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James Joyce Pub

Bar, Pub, Irish
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Rue St Jean, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 37 84 28
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 03:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Decent Irish pub in the old town. Nice staff and good Guinness and a bit of a feel of the auld country

Thank Tedoi
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I liked this pub it had an authentically Irish feel to it and service was good, they do a simple menu though I didn't personally eat here. We watched the rugby here and it had a good atmosphere, mixed clients locals and tourists / expats. Good selection of beer. the one criticism would be the single unisex toilet which did... More 

Thank Snozpop
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

So -- not really an "Irish" pub but a cozy enough representation to make it worth a visit. The pub fare is far from being that of an Irish Pub but the beers are certainly enjoyable. Good selection. Friendly service. Willingness to converse in English or French. Wine selection was disappointing. Nice location for a quick drink while exploring Vieux... More 

1 Thank ilokcin
Lyon, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Walked a couple kilometers to patronize what is usually a safe bet for a good time around the world - the local Irish Pub. My colleague and I were met by a hostile and rude bartender who told us to keep walking as we tried to buy a couple beers after asking to discard the ones we had in hand... More 

Thank gvdancer
London, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

If you are going to Old Lyon, you have to go to the James Joyce. This is a delightful pub with a traditional Celtic welcome. The beer selection is impressive and plentiful and it's simply a terribly friendly and fun place. The locals are an excellent source of information for what to see and where to eat. Mr G is... More 

Thank Angus M
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We stumbled across this little pup after dinner, it had a great atmosphere, and was perfect for after dinner drinks with friends. It was open late and just had a real good vibe. It was pretty busy and seemed like the place to be down the little Lyon cobbled streets. Good selection of alcohol.

Thank LaurajayB
Belfast, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I was in this pub during the Euro 16 football. Naturally it was packed as it had different screens showing sport. The range of drinks and food is good at a reasonable price, the bar staff are really friendly, and it seems popular with locals. It also has a unit behind the bar that locals seemed to store their special... More 

1 Thank BelfastBonzo
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Fell upon this little Gem while visiting Lyon for Heineken Cup Finals weekend. Friendly atmosphere and a well kept pint of Guinness. Met many a rugby fan from all corners and had great banter. Sold out of the black stuff but bottled porter quenched my thirst. visited 4 days in a row, met wonderful people. Did not eat here, not... More 

Thank BirminghamRugbyFan
Lumberton, Texas
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194 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We made the mistake of walking down the mountain. By the time we got down we were spent, We were tired, hungry and thirsty. We actually passed by this place once and found it by accident. We had Kilkenny Red Irish beer and Fish and Chips. It is a small place but worth a visit!

Thank mphill9929
Stafford, Virginia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We loved it so much we went twice during our two day stay in Lyon! The interior evokes the feeling of a place far back in time with lots of wood paneling, old photographs and portraits, and heavy wooden furnishings. We only a couple of pints of Guiness each time we were here, but the food being served to others... More 

Thank Jonie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue St Jean, 69005, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 37 84 28

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?