For fifteen years, Ybor City has been proud to be home to one of the most popular Irish pubs in Tampa. Although tourists may walk right by there are plenty of locals to point out to them, this is 'must see' Irish establishment. The eclectic crowd of people who frequent James Joyce Irish Pub and the award-winning* menu from Chef Trey Taylor guarantees anyone venturing inside will leave satisfied, smiling and in a jolly good mood.


What makes James Joyce Irish Pub in Ybor special is they truly don’t care about the things big chains do, It's not about money, or GOING BIG though owner Frank may add another location one day, no, the priorities at James Joyce stem from an authentic tradition in Ireland that pertains to good friends, good beer, good food and plenty of fun! James Joyce is successful because of their passionate pursuit of a good time and dedication towards being sure everyone who visits is having a great time, nothing less is acceptable! Every time I stop in for a cold craft brew and the BEST burgers in town at James Joyce Irish Pub in Ybor, I have an absolute ball. Doesn't matter if I am in casual attire, coming from a grand event in my LBD, on a date with my hubby, or looking for a nightcap after sushi and wine with the girls, I always feel welcomed in this classic Irish pub in Ybor. 

The crowd is always interesting, you meet college, middle-aged business women and men, dressed up and dressed down, old fishermen, cuban locals, hipsters, and misfits, everyone side-by-side, interested in one thing, having a good time!  Ay, mate, there is however much more to why James Joyce Irish Pub is a personal favorite for so many Tampanites!  You NEVER know what you will see at this jolly old pub!  From 4’ 6” Dave Diggler running across the bar with a bottle of liquor pouring shots into the crowds’ mouths, to famous bands, beer bongs, 120 proof absinthe cocktails, and more.  We are never disappointed at James Joyce Irish Pub in Ybor. Every night is a new experience.

Here are just a few of the cool things James Joyce does with YOU in mind:

  • $6.99 Express Lunch - They guarantee to have you in and out in less than 30 minutes or your lunch is on them! Hours are Monday thru Friday 11 am – 2 pm Only.
  • Get Rewarded for Dining at  James Joyce Irish Pub through their 5-Star program, some nights you can earn double-points from 6-Close on all alcohol purchased and it's FREE to join!
  • Enter your Name and email address and receive a FREE Birthday dinner certificate!
  • Join the Irish Drinking Team to earn rewards like the $10.99 Lobster night!

If you haven’t visited this little piece of Ireland in Ybor City yet, I suggest you check out the James Joyce weekly specials and pick a night to attend, it will be a hard decision!  I have faith you will be quite satisfied as you too get your jollies at the James Joyce Irish Pub in Ybor. Charlie Chaplin once said "A day without laughter is a day wasted." Heed Charlie's advice with some Jokes at the Joyce on Monday nights where you will find no cover and doubles for a dollar more and Trivia Nights where the laughter is always free!   Make plans and head over to James Joyce Irish Pub in Ybor, open everyday from 11:00 am to 3:00 am, and score!

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