Opened in May 1989, this former Pakistani restaurant became the first Irish pub in Brussels. Due to its popularity, many others followed suit. Today ... More
James Joyce Irish Pub
Opened in May 1989, this former Pakistani restaurant became the first Irish pub in Brussels. Due to its popularity, many others followed suit. Today there are about 18 Irish pubs in the city. The James Joyce is a cosy wateringhole and during summer, those preferring fresh air are welcome to take their place in the back garden. Guinness is a popular favourite here, of course. The lunchtime menu includes Irish stew and smoked salmon.
I also used to work here. Brian (the owner) ran the pub like a well oiled machine. Matt ( manager) was half S.A. and half irish. good mix of nationalities both behind and in front of the bar. Lots of room, great music and awesome food. Our homemade 2k celebrations were fantastic..
Used to go to Place Lux to watch sports but The Joyce is way better. Apparently the owner is Irish but the barmen I met are definitely English and by far the friendliest I've ever met in Brussels. Overall a very positive experience even though the Finnish blonde I got talking to turned out to be engaged.
I used to work here and Brian (the owner) was always on my case. The beer was always good and we never closed until the last of the clientele stumbled out at 6am. But no food was served the the girls were easy...on the eye that is...
Probably the most authentic Irish pub in Brussels insofar as the others are just cashing in on the Irish thang!. This place actually feels like an Irish pub and not just a place where english is spoken
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