*** Moved*** James Joyce Irish Bar

***Moved to a new location, see: New James Joyce Irish Bar ***

Address: No.1, Lane 136,Section 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, Taiwan 100 / 台北市中正區羅斯福路4段136巷1號

MRT: Gongguan

Hours: Mon-Sun: 11:00 - 3:00

Named for one of Ireland's most famed poets, novelists and heavy drinkers; James Joyce is an Irish bar and coffee shop in the middle of the bustling Gongguan area. This fine establishment has been serving top-notch coffee, fresh draught beer, and elegant cocktails since 2016. With a location just steps away from Taiwan’s top university, National Taiwan University, James Joyce Irish Bar offers students and local residents a place to sip coffee through the afternoon and even-more grown up beverages late into the evening .

James Joyce Irish Bar provides something that Taipei has been short of in recent years, Irish pubs. James Joyce brings authentic Irish styling and, more importantly hospitality to the busy student neighborhood of Gongguan. The interior of bar may be small and intimate, but additional outdoor seating that spills onto the busy night-market lane is also available.

The man, James Joyce, was known, not only for his drinking habits, but also his frivolity with money. Appropriately, James Joyce Irish Bar offers affordable prices on a nightly basis, with awesome specials, several nights of the week.  On Mondays you can get a pint of Guinness for just NT$200, and on Wednesdays bottles of beer are available for just NT$130.  Regardless of the night, drinks are always affordable at James Joyce.

In recent years, the Gonguan area has seen a welcomed resurgence of bars.  James Joyce Irish Bar, helps to ensure that this resurgence will not be short lived, as a high quality and fairly priced establishment that should surely become one of the area's most popular bars.  As James Joyce, himself, once said " The sacred pint alone can unbind the tongue..", so why not head down to the pub of his namesake to have a delicious, and sacred, pint?

James Joyce's Website

Friendliness: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 3 / 5

Drink Selection: 2 / 3

Value: 3 / 3

Overall Impression: 4 / 4

Total: 17 / 20

A Worthy Watering Hole!