About Us

Irish Owned, Irish Operated


A place to wine, a place to dine

The James Joyce Story…

Gerard and Anne Curran, immigrants from Ireland, opened The James Joyce in 1997 in the Old Molson Bank Building at 114 – 8th Avenue, Calgary.

Hospitality and authenticity were the key ingredients as they created a home away from home with all of the tastes and feel of a traditional Pub in Ireland. Winning many awards throughout the years for their food, the Currans have worked hard at providing new and innovative menu items while moving with the ever changing landscape of Irish cuisine.  Guinness is always the go to drink but the collection of Irish whiskeys is well worth investigating, along with their list of premium crafted beers and cocktails.

Not just a pub, The James Joyce is a mini museum to all things Irish and is filled with artifacts and antiques from many Counties in Ireland and is worth spending some extra time to take everything in. Although, these days, take out deliveries seems to be the new way of eating, and once again The James Joyce has changed direction by compiling a variety of their customers favourite meals and drinks (Including Guinness and wine) to enjoy in the comfort of your home along with a ready to bake McCaffrey’s Irish Wheaten Bread.


Contact Us


James Joyce Pub

403 262 0708

114 8th Avenue S.W. (Stephen’s Avenue)
Calgary, Alberta Canada | T2P 1B3


Monday – Sunday11:00am – Late Night

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We Do NOT take reservations for St Patrick’s Day.

Please Call or Email us for details for the Best St Patrick’s Day party in Calgary!!

At James Joyce Pub we can accommodate any type of function from small gatherings to large events.
Please complete our online form or email us directly with any questions or concerns.

Reservation by Phone

Prefer to make your reservation via phone? Give us a call! You can contact us starting at 8am everyday of the week.
Our Phone number is 403 262 0708

Opening hours:

Monday – Sunday11:00am – Late Night

Word on the street…

Authentic, delicious, and a real experience!

Was greeted by the owner who is from Ireland and felt like I was in Dublin from the moment I arrived! They pour a proper pint of Guinness and their fish and chips are battered perfectly – all fish with a thin crispy crust. Try their apple kale salad for a healthy side option. My other favorites include Irish potato nachos, Ploughman’s lunch, Irish Stew, and their lamb burger. Highly recommended!

-Melissa R

I rarely write reviews or rate venues but this place is simply superb!

First time here and this place is amazing! Everything is great from the ambiance, service, and drinks. The food selection stands out as the menu is quite unique and simply delicious! Would definitely recommend this place to people.

-Jerome LL

Excellent and delicious food. Great staff service. A good variety of On Tap, and a large selection of Whiskey, Whisky, and Scotch.
There is an alfresco (patio) area outside on street level, that is well covered should it be a bright and sunny, or cloudy and rainy day. Definitely recommend.

-Eoin A

We came here as a first visit on vacation.  Really great service – excellent food and a relaxed holiday atmosphere.  Will come again. Between us we enjoyed a well “pulled” pint of Guinness &  – Irish coffee.  My husband had the shepherd’s pie which was served hot and was very tasty.  I had a black bean burger – which had a nice spicy “kick”  they offered gluten free option to their burger buns and were also happy to switch out for salad.

-Allison M