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James Joyce Pub

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
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Great service, food and beer!

So I was winding down my trip to Zurich and picked the James Joyce for my last dinner. The service... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
via mobile

Another quirky place that has imported the fun and flurry of Dublin with the writer s pub in... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2019
Poole, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Average11%
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2 weeks ago
“Great service, food and beer!”
5 Jan 2019
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Pelikanstrasse 8, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I was winding down my trip to Zurich and picked the James Joyce for my last dinner. The service was prompt and very helpful. The beer, although not a tremendous draft selection, I tried and enjoyed the unfiltered beer. I ordered a James Joyce...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jeffreyf933
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Another quirky place that has imported the fun and flurry of Dublin with the writer s pub in Zurich. Great laugh.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PadiP
Reviewed 29 December 2018

Name (of course) brought us to the bar, but the reality was pretty empty at 9pm on Saturday night. Two girls behind the bar and a few regulars. Big empty space with not a lot going on. Was never offered a food menu - so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank blackrice
Reviewed 24 December 2018

A very traditional bar/restaurant, great food with an array of drinks to compliment whatever you choose to eat, service impeccable.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bob N
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We stopped here for lunch that was quite good along with attentive service. The real draw here is the antique bar that was transported from Ireland. If you like the feel of a comfortable cozy pub, this place is for you.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We visited the James Joyce Pub Zurich for nostalgic reasons as parents wedding party had been held there in Dublin in 1948, during its previous incarnation as the Antique Bar in the old Jurys Hotel. It is one of only three Irish pubs that were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank luxexpat
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Really liked this bar, spacious with the big booth style for a big crowd. Very impressed that it was brought from Dublin in the 70's in honour of James Joyce, who lived his last years in Zurich and is buried here with his family

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank carmel337
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We had visited the James Joyce society nearby and had a drink here followed by a meal in the evening when they had a group playing. Very friendly, attentive staff and lovely food. I had the tikka masala and husband the burger - both filling...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank bayofroses
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, music and staff. I come here regularly and don't see that changing any time soon. Try "The Complete" burger, it's delicious and substantial. Or the complementary nuts, up to you! :)

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank davidO8013CE
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Went here for drinks with girls from work on a week night. We had made reservations but at 7pm wasn't too full, yet. My friend was disappointed in her whiskey sour and my champagne was tasty but was clearly flat as there were no bubbles.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Juerner
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