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James Joyce Irish Pub

Istiklal Caddesi, Balo Sokak 26, Istanbul, Turkey
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One of the Best Nights you’d ever spend!

It is my second time at this pub. The live performance on Friday is crazy good! The song playlist... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
michael m
via mobile
Nice place

Good value bar with pleasant staff. Enjoyed a few beers in this place while watching football... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Strasbourg, France
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29 Dec 2017
“One of the Best Nights you’d ever spend!”
5 Dec 2017
“Nice place”
Istiklal Caddesi, Balo Sokak 26, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

It is my second time at this pub. The live performance on Friday is crazy good! The song playlist suits all ages and is really good. I strongly recommend having the night out at this pub after a decent quick dinner in Istiklal street.

Thank michael m
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Good value bar with pleasant staff. Enjoyed a few beers in this place while watching football. Enormous choice in this neighbourhood

Thank Stevejm321
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Prices are lower than the bars around, they have live music and the bands playing are quite fun. Sitting outside is very nice if the weather is nice, you can watch sport events as well

Thank gökhan y
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Good vibes and acceptable foods ! But the most important part was their really good band playing good music

Thank Aziks
Reviewed 10 October 2017

They are next to Jolly Joker and they have live shows every night, so forget about peace and quiet. Their food is acceptable and the service is just ok. They have more Irish/British drinks than the rest of those pubs.

Thank Babak G
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I spent a lot of my time in this bar on my last two trips to Istanbul and I love it. The staff are wonderful so friendly and happy to chat. The prices of drinks are reasonable. I didnt eat here but the dishes i...More

Thank Nikki270481
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Really friendly staff with great service and a reallly good vibe! Great location off istikial street and really economical prices for beer!

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 22 November 2016

A welcoming venue to catch your weekly Premier League fix, and the Killiney Ale and Beef vegetable stew was also great company on a cold evening! Live fiddlers and a friendly environment to party on with.

Thank David L
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

It's lost it's door fee, it's opened itself to the public properly and is so much more friendlier. I first came about 14 years ago and wasn't overly impressed. Been many times since (even had stag do here 13 years ago), however it was never...More

1  Thank stevenparky2012
Reviewed 16 September 2016

James Joyce Irish Pub Istanbul - Amazing! If u need 1) Irish Trad 2) Football 3) Cool spot 4) Modernity as in East meets West in ultra-sophistication 5) something to remember forever etc etc etc James Joyce Tavern Istanbul is right for you. Slan agus...More

1  Thank Brendan L
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal
Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night
and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights,
shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of
people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive
Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening
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