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“Filthy and unpolite. The beer is overpriced but very good.”
Review of James Joyce

James Joyce
Ranked #49 of 119 Nightlife in Florence
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Owner description: A pleasant, laid-back pub sitting on the banks of the Arno river.
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Filthy and unpolite. The beer is overpriced but very good.”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

The place is histoical to Florence having been around longer then most other pubs. Having said this, for the rest it's pretty unhospitable and very VERY filthy, the waiters are rude and unpolite in the best case because andusually it is kind of hard to find one (a hint: They are the ones playing with some electronic device somewhere near the cashier) , the beer selection is really good but this does'nt make up for the aperitive "food" that they throw on the counter at a different hour every day (around 7:30 often, that is dinner time and whay past aperitive in my book). The "food" is clearly made up from leftovers and usually burnt to a crisp from the constant reheating, the serving platters are stained with old rancid sauce crusts and it is all JUST DISGUSTING.
P.S. If you thought you have seen it all try the so called rest rooms, the term speleology comes to mind, the words: get a sewer! come to mind also.

Visited March 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Florence, Italy
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A great place for a drink and a chat”
Reviewed 25 September 2008

James Joyce is a very laid back, spacious environment to get a drink. Instead of bursting at the seems witrh tourists and the men who prey on them, it is a fun, friendly place with a very chill attitude. Its by the river which means you have a great view and there is an outdoor patio with more tables. If you want to actually have a conversation with someone , go to this pub

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