The James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant114 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B3
This popular and authentic Irish pub in downtown Calgary is a go-to spot to grab a pint of Guinness, and its Irish food menu is similarly reliable, full of hearty and delicious selections. The steak-and-Guinness pie is loaded with beef sirloin tips, Guinness gravy and root vegetables. A classic shepherd’s pie is also offered, and features ground beef, carrots and gravy topped with a mound of garlic-mashed potatoes.
Looking for a different take on nachos? How about Irish nachos? The James Joyce takes waffle fries and loads them up with cheese, jalapenos, onions, bell peppers, sour cream and salsa. Yum!
Perhaps the most Irish of Calgary’s many Irish pubs, this Stephen Avenue Walk fixture features Irish beer, whiskey and pub grub. Its long and lovely central bar is surrounded by plenty of nooks and a variety of seating areas. The Saturday Irish music sessions are recommended.