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J.J. Murphy's

ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 87 833 3457
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (2 reviews)
“irish pub” (23 reviews)
“great pub” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, International
$$ - $$$
ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a considerable amount of time here last week between rugby, footie & super bowl... The staff were efficient and friendly. We enjoyed our day/ night!

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic proper pub in the heart of Sofia. We spent many hours here watching the rugby! I would recommend getting the steak sandwich, it was delicious!

Thank Charlotte D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff is great, drinks are great but the food is awful! Made the mistake of ordering a burger and simply put, it was the worst thing I ever tasted. The meat seemed rubbery and chewy, it had a burnt scent and the cucumbers were probably...More

1  Thank Dennis G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went in here only once I went to the bar and bought 4 beers and was charged 12 lev then my went the same barman charged her 16 Lev told the barman and left and never went back

1  Thank Tony Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Murphy’s is an Irish pub near Vitoshka str.It’s a perfect place to drink a beer and have a burger with your friends.....there is s variety of beers to choose and if you are a soccer lover you can also watch your favorite team in their...More

Thank MirellaKol2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Irish bar is great if you want to watch sport, it does great food and the staff are really friendly.

Thank StellaLight
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

It is one of the best pubs in Sofia! I can dring and eat good food. Also you can watch footbal! It is good

Thank Иван Л
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The waiters were definitely mean. Parmesan chicken was disgusting. My only adivce: Avoid this place.

2  Thank jeanbrun0v
Reviewed 30 December 2017

This is a pub for Irish and British guests, drinks are good and not expensive, but it is extremely noisy and the service needs imporvement

Thank Dimitar G
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

The most authentic irish bar in Sofia. Good atmosphere and good Kilkenny on draught. The place was humming with atmosphere at 9pm on a Thursday night. Sport on screen. Food was very edible.

Thank Michael H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: +359 87 833 3457
  • E-mail
In 1856, James Murphy in partnership with four of his brothers founded the J.J.Murphy & Co. Brewery in Cork, Ireland.Since then his name has been associated with only the highest quality for his world famous Murphy’s Irish Stout, Red Beer and J.J. Murphy & Co. Irish Bars. In 1998 J.J.Murphys Irish Pub was founded in Sofia, Bulgaria.J.J. Murphy’s is the first authentic Irish Pub in Bulgaria. If you like the Irish atmosphere and food, there is no need for you to travel all the way to Ireland. Here you can try the traditional Irish Stew, Shepherds Pie and Beef Steak. Also on draught at J.J. Murphy’s are Kilkenny, Guinness, Carslebrg, Heineken, Stella Artois and Krombacher. During the summer you can enjoy an ice cold pint in the beer garden, with some great BBQ food.On the big screen televisions we show all main sport events from football to rugby, american football and many other sports. Every Friday and Saturday night you can enjoy live music ( Jazz, Pop, Rock, Irish and Bulgarian Music).Through the years J.J. Murphy’s proved to be the best Irish Pub in the country. The excellent reputation is brought by the nice warm atmosphere, the quality of food and brilliant service.
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