Located beside Plaza de Cibeles, The James Joyce offers an authentic Irish atmosphere with an eclectic feel. The food and drink is a combination of the best that both Ireland and Spain have to offer.
To add to the “craíc”, we have live music four times a week, as well as all the live sport you could wish for on three big screens. And for our Spanish and international friends who wish to practise their English, we have an “intercambio” every Monday from 8.00pm.


The James Joyce began its story 11 years ago and has maintained the essence of a family run Irish local pub throughout. You will encounter an international team of individuals who are always looking to go that extra mile and make your experience one you’ll never forget.

Prior to being The James Joyce Irish Pub, the Café Lion could be found in this location, one of Madrid’s oldest and most famous cafés. For this reason, we have maintained and incorporated this history into the structure and atmosphere of the pub.

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The pub, over the years, has collaborated with many organisations. These include Tourism Ireland and Bord Bía, we are the only Irish pub in Madrid to sell Black Angus Irish Beef.

We are proud to sponsor The Madrid Harps the local GAA team, so that they may continue to be the Spanish Champions!!


The Alcobendas rugby teams are also close friends, as is the La Virgen, a Madrid producer of amazing craft beer. We are always looking to become an integral part of the local community.


A core part of the ethos of the pub is to support local and international charities. Over the years, we have been proud to help raise funds and awareness for DEBRA – The Butterfly Children, Barretstown, Williams Syndrome, Crumlin Children’s Hospital, as well as fundraising for specific individuals and their treatments.

Visiting Madrid & Ireland

If you decide to venture to Madrid for a long weekend or are thinking of visiting Ireland let us know and we’ll be happy to give you some direction on where to go and what to see.

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