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James Joyce The Irish Pub

#140 of 4,559 Restaurants in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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U obecniho dvora 794/4, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 224 818 851
11:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Large beers, noisy tvs and lots of old men -a classic Irish pub. The staff were friendly and the burgers were delicious. This pub is so classic it could be anywhere in the world, or in Ireland itself. Good stuff.

Thank ScottPilgrimCody
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a tremendous pub, food is outstanding, always friendly. Great beer, always a fantastic atmosphere it really is the best pub in town. Love this place

Thank Dan M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Is an old fashioned pub that could easily fit in any central european town. Cheap beer, friendly staff and non-smoking. A little hidden but well worth finding as it's a couple of minutes walk from the expensive spots.

Thank Brian A
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely cosy pub in Prague. A stroll off the old town square but certainly well worth a visit. The food is so so tasty. Had dinner there plus a full Irish breakfast both were the very best. Had a few beers there a couple of nights. The staff are so welcoming and chatty. Cleanliness is top class. Certainly... More 

Thank bonane64
Wexford, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Just returned from a weekend break here and I have to say the James Joyce was a highlight of the trip. From the minute you enter till you leave you are made to feel welcome. The staff were a pleasure to deal with. Great selection of food at competitive prices. The range of live sports showing on the selection of... More 

1 Thank Anthony D
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I visited the pub on my own as I was staying in a holiday apt opposite and my friend left a day earlier than me. The beer is great- classic Guiness plus an Irish IPA, all the usual Czech lager staples and a couple of guest beers which were both great. On a quiet Sunday night I was made to... More 

Thank Kirstenx2014
Lewes, Delaware
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I have argued with an Irish limericist, kissed an Austrian count, ended up leaving for a midnight unplanned three day bike ride to the countryside , and drank until I couldn't stumble back without closing one eye. Best pub ever. Ever.

Thank Gretchen H
Heidelberg, Germany
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

While visiting Prague, I revisited James Joyce Pub after two years due to the good memories of the place. And we were certainly not disappointed, James Joyce Pub is still fantastic. Food and drinks are very good at fair prices. The live music was nice as well. However what really makes this pub outstanding is the splendid friendly service which... More 

Thank PooleyKe
New York City, New York
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145 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

In the 1990s, numerous Czech natives went to Ireland during its tech and call center boom. When the bubble burst and those Czech came home, they had grown so accustomed to Irish cuisine that one of them opened this great pub that showcases great Irish food and beer. We've been here on several trips to Prague, most recently with our... More 

1 Thank BRIANandRONNIE2010
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Recommend from a friend who came years ago and he wasn't wrong all good , food,service,beer ,surroundings can't fault it .Live music tonight (Thursday )


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U obecniho dvora 794/4, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
  • Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia  >  Prague>  > Stare Mesto (Old Town)
  • Neighbourhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
  • Phone Number: +420 224 818 851

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighbourhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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