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J.J. Murphy's

#188 of 1,122 Restaurants in Sofia
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, ,
ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 87 833 3457
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good30%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“shepherds pie” (4 reviews)
“ribs” (2 reviews)
“burger” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, International, European
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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1 - 10 of 154 reviews

Reviewed 8 July 2018

food is below average. prices are OK, they have TVs. they have ONE SMOKING HOT WAITRESS so thats why you should go here we actually went twice in 2 nights. true story

Thank ilovecorndogs
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Nice Irish bar with local and imported drinks. Good place to go and watch sports. Really nice staff.

Thank Adam Fransham F
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Was in Sofia for a few days and came across this pub one night. It was the night of the UAFA cup final so the place was packed. Good atmosphere when the game was on. Emptied quickly when the game was over. Not a surprise...More

1  Thank Pat P
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

An Irish bar where staff are all Bulgarian and the clientele are every nationality except Irish. The Guinness looked good but as I'm a Heineken drinker I ordered same which was absolutely terrible, completely flat and disgusting. Very noisy with football on TV and stag...More

Thank Sochuinn
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Bit hard to find and not worth it.Staff were very friendly and helpful but place lacked atmosphere unless you were interested in football. I am a big football fan but it was just too overpowering here for a pub. Would not recommend you bother plenty...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Located in the center of Sofia this Irish pub seems like a portal to Ireland as every detail feels like a place back home (if you are Irish) if you are not it’s fine, they still offer the best brews, beers, whiskies l, food and...More

1  Thank Louai A
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Half the bar was previously reserved with no patrons present during the rugby game? Had to beg to borrow an empty table for a quick bite and the burger wasn’t even that great! Shepherd pie would of taken at least half an hour so we...More

Thank speedster351
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I've been spending my football time here with friends for years and never got disappointed. The service is good and obviously the beer too! The staff is friendly and always ready to help.

Thank taloveca
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

I really liked the beer! But the food prices were high so I was a little disappointed. There are a lot of places to sit nice music, but I didn't like the chairs, it wasn't comfortable to sit.

1  Thank Kali S
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I visited this pub in March 2018, service was ok, beer was fine and there were no issues with cleanliness or overall hygiene. Football was on telly, but without excessive noise. All good. It is a nice place to visit, however it is no more...More

3  Thank Colm D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 87 833 3457
  • E-mail
In 1856, James Murphy in partnership with four of his brothers founded the J.J.Murphy & Co. Brewery in Cork, Ireland.Since then his name has been associated with only the highest quality for his world famous Murphy’s Irish Stout, Red Beer and J.J. Murphy & Co. Irish Bars. In 1998 J.J.Murphys Irish Pub was founded in Sofia, Bulgaria.J.J. Murphy’s is the first authentic Irish Pub in Bulgaria. If you like the Irish atmosphere and food, there is no need for you to travel all the way to Ireland. Here you can try the traditional Irish Stew, Shepherds Pie and Beef Steak. Also on draught at J.J. Murphy’s are Kilkenny, Guinness, Carslebrg, Heineken, Stella Artois and Krombacher. During the summer you can enjoy an ice cold pint in the beer garden, with some great BBQ food.On the big screen televisions we show all main sport events from football to rugby, american football and many other sports. Every Friday and Saturday night you can enjoy live music ( Jazz, Pop, Rock, Irish and Bulgarian Music).Through the years J.J. Murphy’s proved to be the best Irish Pub in the country. The excellent reputation is brought by the nice warm atmosphere, the quality of food and brilliant service.
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