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“Very pleasant bar/restuarant in central locaton”
Review of James Joyce Pub

James Joyce Pub
Ranked #6 of 103 Nightlife in Zurich
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

This attractive bar - also with covered outside seating - has very pleasant interior, wooden panelling with paintings and mosaic tiled floor, very comfortable and relaxing. Always very clean and well maintained. All the staff are very pleasant, friendly and helpful - and always made to feel welcome. I visited here three times in August, and ate here twice. The menu is varied, and always a 'special of the day' available. The food is good, and reasonable price for Zurich town centre. Four beers on tap, including Guiness and Hurlimann lager at usual Zurich prices. Good selection of wines by glass or bottle, and cocktails appear popular here too. It can be very busy midday and evenings, with local business customers who use it regularly and booking would be recommended to be sure of a table at popular times.
I very much enjoyed this bar/restaurant, an oasis of calm in the city centre only 1 min walk off Bahnhoffstrasse. and would return anytime!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Dropped in for a pint and a whiskey on a hot summer afternoon. Fabulous. The Guinness pour was perfect and the shot of Irish whiskey a lovely compliment. Friendly service, cool on a hot day, and lovely finishings. I could write a novel here!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2017
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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 with the norm in that part of town. I reckon you'd shell out CHF 40 or so, for food and drink unless you pig out or decide to baptise yourself in booze.

Staff and service were great whenever I visited, so no issues there. The food is always of goo quality and, like I said, I enjoyed the "James Joyce" burger and fries thoroughly. They serve up a decent Guinness too.

The location of the pub is a touch discreet, although it is on the same street (: maybe not by address, but by geographic location :) as the famous Kaufleuten club. Just off Sihlstrasse, if I remember correctly.

Great place for an evening out. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: May 2016
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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.

Date of experience: November 2016
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