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James Joyce Irish Pub

Istiklal Caddesi, Balo Sokak 26, Istanbul, Turkey
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Great little pub!

Really friendly staff with great service and a reallly good vibe! Great location off istikial... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
Gary W
London, United Kingdom
Premier League!

A welcoming venue to catch your weekly Premier League fix, and the Killiney Ale and Beef vegetable... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
David L
Singapore, Singapore
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good30%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible22%
12 Jul 2016
“Good friendly pub ”
15 Jan 2017
“Great little pub!”
Istiklal Caddesi, Balo Sokak 26, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Really friendly staff with great service and a reallly good vibe! Great location off istikial street and really economical prices for beer!

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 22 November 2016

A welcoming venue to catch your weekly Premier League fix, and the Killiney Ale and Beef vegetable stew was also great company on a cold evening! Live fiddlers and a friendly environment to party on with.

Thank David L
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

It's lost it's door fee, it's opened itself to the public properly and is so much more friendlier. I first came about 14 years ago and wasn't overly impressed. Been many times since (even had stag do here 13 years ago), however it was never...More

1  Thank stevenparky2012
Reviewed 16 September 2016

James Joyce Irish Pub Istanbul - Amazing! If u need 1) Irish Trad 2) Football 3) Cool spot 4) Modernity as in East meets West in ultra-sophistication 5) something to remember forever etc etc etc James Joyce Tavern Istanbul is right for you. Slan agus...More

Thank Brendan L
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This pub is ok if you just want to have a drink weather you alone or with friends and to watch football, the staffs are friendly and speak English and the price are reasonable.

Thank Sagvan K
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a refreshing beer whilst trudging the streets. Seems like a good place for beer and TV sports

Thank KAF0460
Reviewed 29 January 2016

i was there for as a football fan. nice to drink beer and watch our game. good atmosphere for sports

Thank julien g
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is a place where our band's gig was spoilt by the manager of the venue by intervening during our performance on December 19, 2015, Saturday. I play guitar in a band called CORK which is a RORY GALLAGHER Tribute Band. And this had to...More

3  Thank Ali A
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Tucked away in the Nevzhade district of Istanbul close to the British Consulate in a street famous for its Fish restaurants and Fish market this is a good alternative to local bars, and especially if you are an expatriate and want to watch English football,...More

Thank kelvinwilliama2014
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Rude and lazy staff Guinness tasted awful and the food was below average. I've been a few times now with friends but I won't go back again.

2  Thank NSHMorgan
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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