James Joyce Irish Pub And Restaurant

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James Joyce Irish Pub And RestaurantJames Joyce Irish Pub And Restaurant

Type: Bar, Eatery

912 W. Main Street
Durham, North Carolina, 27701
United States

(919) 683-3022 | map

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Shibbykaiyai:
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4.78/5  rDev +28.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I went with a friend of mine who grew up with the owner, so I might have a skewed view of the place because we got a healthy discount (i.e. free). But even if I had to pick up the rather ample bar tab we created, I would have still given this place a great review.

We were there in midweek when the place was somewhat busy, but not too crazy. Bar service was quick (maybe because of the company I was keeping, but I don't think so) and very friendly. Selection was great.

If you find yourself in the Triangle or Durham itself, stop on by. From the reviews I have seen, it seems like most bars in a college town...i.e. get there early to beat the rush and you will enjoy a great bar.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Mantooth
3.56/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

This is a tough spot to review - if you're looking for an Irish pub, with all the typical beers, food and ambiance that goes along with that... this pub is awesome. If you're looking for a wide assortment of beers not typically found in an Irish pub... you'd be better off going elsewhere: Fullsteam brewing is a few blocks away and Triangle brewing's new Pint and Plate is just down the street. Whatever the case, this is a cool little pub that I very much enjoyed hanging out at.

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Photo of rtratzlaff
2.93/5  rDev -21%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Joined some friends on a recent Friday evening. The place is a longer thin establishment adjacent to another bar, which was a pretty crowded and popular looking place. The atmosphere was pretty good. Tons of typical Irish posters and such on the walls. We sat outside in the back in what looks to be a small alley with a second bar and small stage. The crowd was mainly couples, but we were there at the tail end of their small dinner crowd, so that was expected. The prices were fairly reasonable for bar food. 20 oz pints for 4.50. They had a small selection on tap and nothing worth remembering in bottles. Their selection is on their website, but it is mainly guiness, murphy's, bass, newcastle, harp, etc. To be fair, most American/Irish pubs have a comparable selection. The two american beers were sam adams and snpa. Our service was pretty bad. Beers came pretty quick, but we had issues with mixed up bills and some false accusations of not paying bills. But from what I understand, the manager took care of the situation. This may have just been a freak occurance with some bad service. Either way, if you're into irish pubs and like guiness, murphy's on tap go for it. If not, try some place with a larger selection.

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James Joyce Irish Pub And Restaurant in Durham, NC
3.71 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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