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James Joyce Irish Pub

114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
+1 403-262-0708
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“irish stew” (14 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I always seem to come to this place toward to end of the night have a couple drinks just before we want to go home. We've come for special occasions like our anniversary or something simple like a night on the town....More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the variety of seating....several private areas for small groups. A really nice surprise was the quality of the pub food, and good variety as well. Very close to the theatre, so we will definitely go back before our next ATP play!

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Service great Guinness and the Bangers and Mash and Beef Stew were excellent; Onion rings were good but Dog & Ducks are still superior.

Thank Wile1959
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great, with excellent service and a good selection of Irish beers and whiskeys. They pour a true Guinness expertly, and the menu is amazing. The steak and Guinness boxty and the shepherds pie are the best we have had. Service is above...More

Thank MaryAnn D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a drink and they have a very nice atmosphere. Friendly waitress, very prompt service. Best place in the city to have a Guinness beer. lovely waitress from Ireland served us and she was very pleasant and polite.

Thank Stuart71
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick lunch while walking around. Some items aren't available before 2pm, but we wanted fish and chips! They were available. Has a Smithwick's and a nice glass of wine. Good service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal with family, great service, food served quickly, very tasty, good choice of food and beer. Good choice is great area Downtown.

Thank philh67
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I love this place and have become a once/week regular. There are no TVs and you can usually find quiet spots even during happy hour when it is as boisterous as anyone other downtown pub. I recharge here. When I first started coming, I was...More

Thank Ziad F
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Just what the doctor ordered. We had just arrived in CAlgary after a long flight. Sun was setting, but warm and blazing. Beer was cold, stew was warm. This is a typical Irish pub with some great selections for dinner...and clean as a whistle.

Thank masulliv
Reviewed 29 September 2017

had dinner here, great beer selection, good sized menu. Great appetizers,main courses and desserts. Lively atmosphere.

Thank CLINT29405
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23 May 2016|
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Response from joanmaclean99 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about gluten free items on menue.
Donna M
21 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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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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