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J.J. Murphy's

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ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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88 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this irish pub to have dinner and watch a football match. The dinner was correct, perhaps something poor. But the worst was the waitress, she was rude and disrespectful. The bill was 57lv and we paid 60lv waiting for our change, but she didnt bring it back! We had to tell her and she gave it as... More 

Thank Patricia M
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Not really Irish, all the staff were Bulgarian, fair enough, but didn't have a lot of Irish, and were unsure of their products. We had Guinness and Paddy, twas OK

Thank GalwaySteve
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent Irish bar, lovely to have a pint of Guinness for a reasonable price! I was here on St Patrick's night as well and the atmosphere was fantastic

Thank Sam D
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I went to watch a football game of my favorite team on wednesday night. Reserved a table for 6 people. Arriving at the place they gave us a table for 4 people, telling us that there was a mistake and our table is taken in the crowded room. We managed to order once, then the waitress never showed up again,... More 

Thank Kiril A
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We arrived at our hotel and We were starving. I had already found J.J. Murphy's on a Map and knew It was right around the corner. Nice and clean. good beer and good food as well. Traditional Irish fare I would say. There were a few gentlemens clubs next door so Im not sure about the area its in. We... More 

Thank rbciii2002
Tirana, Albania
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place with nice food. They also show matches. Only draft beer. Soup and cake veal are awesome.

Thank Cotoleti
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Beer and food is great. Though packed on weekends, still a great place to hangout. Did i say the beer is great?

Thank aeleron_blue
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Had the misfortune of visiting Murphy's on the last day of my ski trip with friends in Bulgaria. Unfriendly staff, one who spent the entire time on his phone who was thoroughly disgusted that I took him away from this to order a pint. As we were leaving my friend said thanks to the bar girl to which she replied... More 

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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Good bar good atmosphere we were only here for drinks It was quit busy & had more of an atmosphere than other bars we visited Would return & may be try the food Toilets very cold not sure why

Thank RegularUktraveler
Sofia, Bulgaria
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended pub for meeting with family, friends or business for a beer with some starter alongside it.

Thank chochoVisor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$18
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, International, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia
  • Phone Number: 00359878333457
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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