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Address: Pelikanstrasse 8, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Phone Number:
01 221 18 28
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11:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:30
Sat 11:30 - 18:00

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City centre pub/cafe

Range of beer and food to suit most tastes. Close to Rennweg tram stop. Great customer service and reasonably priced for Zurich.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Essex
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Essex
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Range of beer and food to suit most tastes. Close to Rennweg tram stop. Great customer service and reasonably priced for Zurich.

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Thank Twineyboy
New York City, New York
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Just FYI: I am trying to understand why this establishment is listed as a tourist attraction instead of a food & drink joint. I've been to the Joyce a few times while living in Zurich, and it is a really nice pub with a pretty decent menu. I thought the burger was particularly goo, and the prices are on par... More 

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Thank harshapaulraj
Zurich, Switzerland
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

A very solid place indeed with great beers and good food. Nice service with well dressed waiters. Highly recommended.

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Thank zurichgrad
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I have a rule which I don't always keep, not to visit Irish pubs when abroad. However I was tempted into the James Joyce when passing by and noticing the wood panelled interior. This is a lovely pub with a great atmosphere and a wonderful history. One of the very professional staff kindly gave me a book about the history... More 

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Thank Disco V
Essex
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105 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Not a pub, not a restaurant but a bar that serves a great burger (and other food). Close to Rennweg tram stop this friendly bar boasts the best burgers in Zurich. Good range of ubiquitous beers from Boddingtons and Guiness to Schneider Weiss and Hurlimans.

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Thank Twineyboy
Zurich, Switzerland
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45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Always a good place to meet some friends, for a bite of great food and a few drinks. Lovely location not far from Bahnhoffstrasse, and excellent service.

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Thank davidO8013CE
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

We met for drinks at the James Joyce and were pleasantly surprised by the friendly service, and good food, in a calm and relaxed environment. It's more towards a restaurant than a pub though, with table service and less standing room. Burger was decent, as were the beers. Good for a visit.

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1 Thank James W
Zurich, Switzerland
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2014

good food at reasonable prices. friendly services. definitively best clubsandwich in town. burger also really good.

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Thank Patrick J
Munich, Germany
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

The Zurich James Joyce Foundation was located just across the Bahnhofstrasse from the James Joyce Pub, and we all knew this pub had been brought over stick by stone from Dublin. Having more money now than I did then, I stopped in for--no, not a Guiness, but a Brooklyn Lager--when I was in Zurich on business. The second night I... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013

I had tried on a number of previous visits to Zurich to visit this bar but without success. It must have the strangest opening hours of any Irish pub in the world: closed at 6.00 p.m. on Saturday and all day Sunday! But this time I made it. The interior of the bar was taken form the old Jury's hotel... More 

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