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James Joyce

513 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good55%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
3 Jan 2018
“Fun Bar”
25 May 2017
“The PEANUT floor”
Closed Now
Bar, Pub
513 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We did not eat here but the time we spent at the bar was enjoyable. Very welcoming to travelers. Stop in for a drink!

Thank Hanora
Reviewed 26 May 2017

A local favorite. It's a bar with music, but a cool one. Go there for happy hours after your scroll on State street,

Thank thefrenchpro
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Just of the cruise ship and it's a hot day. Stopped in for a pint. Great proper pour, great Irish Pub feel. Do stop in for a pint. Recommended.

Thank IrishKnight1942
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A quick beer and wine stop during an overnight stop in SB. Great Atmospheric bar with great range of Whiskys, Bourbons and more.

Thank Paulio911
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The music was excellent. The drinks were fairly price. The staff was friendly. You will not be disappointed. Give it a try.

Thank TravelinAlan
Reviewed 30 January 2016

James Joyce is a classic Santa Barbara institution. Great Irish Pub on the main drag in town. Music on some nights. Stop in for a pint in the afternoon on a weekend.

Thank Surfliner
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Sat. night jazz (much Dixieland) here is a blessing for SB. Always great vibes, dancing for young and old(er). Performers are very entertaining old-school musician pros. You can count on mellow, friendly crowds of 21-plus, all the way up.

1  Thank edw-ww
Reviewed 11 September 2015

It was the Old Spanish Days Festival in Santa Barbara and a Friday night so the city centre was buzzing. Humid too so a beer was required to soothe the brow. Given my professed dislike for raucosity and tanked up frivolity this probably wasn't the...More

Thank marksw3960
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We popped in here for a quick drink to escape the heat of a summer day. We drank some nice Guinness and the female bar tender helped us sign on to the Wifi. Later, we decided to ask the male bar tender for some advice...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Good live music and fun crowd typically light this place up. The place itself isn't too big so it can get pretty crowded at times but what bars don't in SB? The staff could be a little more pleasant...but overall I enjoy the place a...More

Thank DaveWandersDotcom
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Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 513 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
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