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James Joyce Irish Pub

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, , European
114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
+1 403-262-0708
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I had a lovely meal and a good pint at James Joyce Irish Pub. The greeters were friendly and welcoming and showed us to our table quickly despite the pub being pretty busy. The atmosphere was very chill with low soft lighting,...More

Thank Gary M
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for taking the time to review us and I am so happy that you and your wife were well taken care of from the moment you arrived and that the food and Guinness were all delicious. Trust you will be back again. Jen

Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a fun place to go. Serving staff always moving fast but never rushing you. Like to kabitz around if you want to do that. On top of that the food is excellent, from a great menu. And for toppers they serve Guinness on tap.More

Thank steve44499
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Steve for taking the time to write a review, glad to know you enjoyed our food and Guinness. The owners are right from Ireland and most of the front staff are Irish too and pride themselves on pouring a good pint and serving good...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our go to place when in Calgary. Great atmosphere inside but love sitting outside on a hot summer's day people watching on Stephen Avenue. The staff are very friendly and always happy to help. They have great food whether a light snack or...More

Thank Nicola S
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Nicola for the lovely review which I have past onto the staff. Staff are mostly from Ireland and really love bringing their Irish personality to their customer service. Happy that you enjoyed the food and that your friends love coming here too. Jen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on Canada Day for lunch. Outside table was wobbly but a firm foot fixed that. My wife had the Shepherds Pie. Very nice and tasty. I had the steak and Guinness pie. It was very good though could have been hotter. Still was a...More

Thank PY H
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the update and so glad you took the time to comment. Delighted you enjoyed the steak and Guinness pie and the Shepherds Pie and have spoke with our Chef to make sure it is piping hot always. Thank you for your firm foot,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a party of 7, so we made a reservation when we walked up on the street. The lady was great and joked around with me when I asked to have the best seat in the place. When we showed up about an hour...More

Thank jhk023
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad that our staff took care of you and that you appreciated it and took the time to write a review. The owners are right from Ireland and really hope that guests are made feel comfortable right from the get go as it really...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Twas a rainy day when we arrived in Calgary. Upon recommendation of friends, we sought out the James Joyce Irish Pub for lunch. The pub at the time was empty, except for one lone soul enjoying his pint. First off, two Guinness, for what's an...More

Thank Meems316
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to comment as its always great to hear and keeps us on our toes. The potato and Leek soup is one of our most popular and especially when it is served with our home made Irish soda bread...Its a very...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in after a days sightseeing/shopping and were just after something light and quick. Menu is quite extensive as is the drinks list but I had the scotch egg which was reasonable and my wife had the salmon cakes which was just enough to keep...More

Thank Mavrick232
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad you took time to write a review and mention all of the things that you enjoyed on our menu. Good to hear again that service was quick and friendly as our staff are just great and really work hard. Jen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here on a Tuesday at 2pm only to be turned away by the staff who repeatedly kept saying we don't have a licence to serve children? I had a 4 month old with me, I doubt he was going to do the ordering....More

Thank Maymooni34
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So sorry to hear about your disappointment in the pub for not allowing minors I know it can come as a surprise to families considering that babies and minors are allowed in all pubs in Ireland at any time.. I guess different Country different rules...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Left a nearby place due to poor service, i wish we had started the night here instead. Perfect service from the minute we stepped in, all servers were well informed of the menu and gave timely polite service. The ambiance is suitable for anything from...More

Thank Beneber2016
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad you came over to us and then took the time to write a review and leave lovely comments. Our staff here are amazing, many of them from Ireland and their first time in the Industry. It's always great to pass on the reviews...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on the last day of a 2 week journey through Alaska and the Canadian Rockies. Had a few hours after arriving to eat, sleep, and get to the airport in the morning. Just needed something to eat. Read the menu posted outside...More

Thank Doreen B
Anne C, Manager at James Joyce Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Great to hear from you Doreen and especially for you to describe in detail your experience here. I will make sure to pass it along to our waitress from Galway. Will also pass along to our Chef that you enjoyed both the lamb burger and...More

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dubbins59
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Response from joanmaclean99 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about gluten free items on menue.
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Donna M
20 August 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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