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James Joyce Irish Pub

Istiklal Caddesi, Balo Sokak 26, Istanbul, Turkey
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Great pub great staff great Guinness

As an Irishman I tend to shy away from Irish bars abroad. Came across this one and popped in. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pat P
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
The place where all the Irish and even the English get together :-)

There are several Irish pubs in Istanbul but this may be the best of them mostly due to the... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
ibrahimbayraktutar61
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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 weeks ago
“Great pub great staff great Guinness”
6 May 2018
“The place where all the Irish and even the English get together :-)”
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Istiklal Caddesi, Balo Sokak 26, Istanbul, Turkey
Beyoglu
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an Irishman I tend to shy away from Irish bars abroad. Came across this one and popped in. The staff are very chatty and helpful. Mostly local staff. The Guinness here was the best I have had outside Ireland for a longtime. Had a...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

There are several Irish pubs in Istanbul but this may be the best of them mostly due to the friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and the quality of drinks (except the green beer on St. Patrics's day :-) The music is good, mostly classics, the food...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

What an experience this place was. Super friendly and funny staff along with amazing drinks. We spent St Paddy’s day here an loved every minute of it. From the music to the drinks to the staff and to the fact England got tanked by Ireland...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

As the title says this was nut go to place. A very nice pint great atmosphere staff very helpful and welcoming. They have music most nights which us great, not to loud either like some other paces where ya can't hear yourself think. Good is...More

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

It is my second time at this pub. The live performance on Friday is crazy good! The song playlist suits all ages and is really good. I strongly recommend having the night out at this pub after a decent quick dinner in Istiklal street.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Good value bar with pleasant staff. Enjoyed a few beers in this place while watching football. Enormous choice in this neighbourhood

Thank Stevejm321
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Prices are lower than the bars around, they have live music and the bands playing are quite fun. Sitting outside is very nice if the weather is nice, you can watch sport events as well

Thank gökhan y
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Good vibes and acceptable foods ! But the most important part was their really good band playing good music

Thank Aziks
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

They are next to Jolly Joker and they have live shows every night, so forget about peace and quiet. Their food is acceptable and the service is just ok. They have more Irish/British drinks than the rest of those pubs.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

I spent a lot of my time in this bar on my last two trips to Istanbul and I love it. The staff are wonderful so friendly and happy to chat. The prices of drinks are reasonable. I didnt eat here but the dishes i...More

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Beyoglu
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
...More
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