About The James Joyce

About the James Joyce Irish Irish Pub in Madrid


The James Joyce, Madrid. Established 2006.

Located between Plaza de las Cibeles and Puerta de Alcalá, The James Joyce Irish pub offers the most authentic Irish atmosphere in the heart of Madrid. The cuisine is a combination of the best that both Ireland and Spain have to offer, bringing you the most sought after home comforts. Our selection of alcohol goes above and beyond, bringing beers from across the world, as well as keeping our local heritage serving “cervezas” brewed right here in Madrid.

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. To pay respect to it’s heritage we have maintained and incorporated the history into the structure and atmosphere of the pub.

We pride ourselves in being a part of the community in Madrid, hosting consistent live music several times a week, we get people on their feet. Not to mention our endless amount of live sports we show on our many screens.

To go the extra mile, we have a language exchange every Monday evening from 20:00 bringing both Spaniards and foreigners together.  Our international team are the heart of the pub.

At the James Joyce Irish pub, you will come in as a customer and leave as a friend. We focus on bringing the expats and local Spanish people of this great city together, by creating our own community.

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