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James Joyce Pub

) #519 of 1,649 Restaurants in Zurich ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , , Irish
Pelikanstrasse 8, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 221 18 28
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hamburger” (6 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Irish, European
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Pelikanstrasse 8, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Reviews (64)
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1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite pub on the way home from work. Eat or just have a glass of wine and some Tzüriiiwasser (big selection of beer of course for beer drinkers). Hang out - friendly staff who remember their clients. Very friendly and welcoming place.

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Pleasant atmosphere, summer sit outside, truly nice staff, simple but good hearty and sometimes fine food, excellent service, great location in mid-city, selection of quality beers and very good wines to have by the glass or bottle.

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Food poisoning... Nice layout and perfect location Went for a cheeseburger (by the way they did not use regular steaks as usual but what they call "burger" ones) and had to suffer all day with fever Although friendly service, will never ever go back

Thank Walker_75000
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant takes you back in the twentys. The Ambiente is really nice, you feel well just by entering. A lot of banker take their after work beer, so don't be fooled by all the suits, you can go in with your jeans ;-) We've...More

Thank BerryvanD
Reviewed 6 November 2016

James Joyce is an institution in Zürich for bankers enjoying a pub beer and juicy burgers. At lunch it's a mire sober environment but after work the beer flows and the bankers relax from their day. Unlike some other pubs in Zürich, James Joyce is...More

Thank stephenjason
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I go to this bar once a month and meet some friends there. The order is always the same, the "Complete" burger. It's very tasty and filling. This is our favourite place.

Thank davidO8013CE
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We have been at this pub with 13 people for business lunch and they dealt with our group in a perfect way. Drinks and food were served in sync. The food selection (fish, sandwiches, etc) was good and all of us enjoyed it. They also...More

Thank JohannesSt
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Despite the beautifully restored bar which was saved from the Dublin trash heap and brought to Zurich, the historic bar is set inside a very cheesy environment which kills pretty much any residual charm the old pub might have had.

Thank Enrico P
Reviewed 6 June 2016

James Joyce offered a great variety of beers and delicious burger. Fair price. Very nice for happy hours.

Thank nataliasallum
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This is not your ordinary Irish pub. It's a faithful recreation of a hotel bar in Dublin which when the hotel was dismantled, a bank bought the fittings and brought them over to Zurich. So it's plush green leather, stained glass and Guinness. Food is...More

Thank John R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 24
Bar, Pub, Irish, European
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pelikanstrasse 8, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 221 18 28
  • E-mail
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