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The Irish Volunteer

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Pizza, International
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311 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
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+86 10 6438 5581
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stay in the Lido across the road and always pop over the Volunteer. Good beer and good food, good service, with sports on the TV as well. Highly recommended.

Thank Ian W
Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

the visirors and the stuff speak english you can meet peple from all over the world. great atmosphere great beer and cocktail s freindly owner.

Thank dagantallia
Toronto, Canada
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126 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Great bar with great people. Food is good ... beer is cold. Always a good group of people. The owners are fun and open. A definite favourite of mine for a few beers, a good laugh and to spend time with friends.

Thank Kernalpanx
Tokyo, Japan
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312 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Had a terrible time so far then out of the storm clouds pops another great Irish pub, nice people customers and staff just had lamb skewers (small but you get 10) very nice and a little spice kick and the buffalo wings, of course I'm not myself today as had a mare getting into China (explanation on my Beijing revue)... More 

Thank Mark W
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Beijing during Dragon Boat Festival. After a long day of walking and exploring my family and I wanted anything but Chinese food. The pub was relatively close to our hotel so we took a chance that it wouldn't be too bar like for dinner with 2 kids. The restaurant is nice with seating inside and out. They had... More 

Thank Hillary K
Gambier, Ohio
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

The food is pretty good, and if you're in Beijing for months like me and just want some familiar food, it's a lovely change. Service is pretty bad so try not to take it personally! I suggest coming on trivia night, and having a few beers with a few friends.

Thank Megan C
Semarang, Indonesia
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166 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I get that many people like it here for the beer, food and sports and so I sometimes go there with friends or family. Last year we also went along for the quiz competition. In the last few years I've been several times, foolishly ordering a pineapple juice more than once - it is always pineapple cordial. I once ordered... More 

1 Thank tracey k
Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Was happy to stumble upon an Irish pub near my hotel and it did not disappoint. Had Guinness on tap as expected of Irish pubs, and decent menu. Other customers were mainly expats, obviously regulars who appreciate the place.

2 Thank janzzzlee
Milan, Michigan
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117 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

I was looking for a break from Chinese food and Beijing for an evening. Loved the warm pub-like atmosphere of the Volunteer. I sat at the bar and savored my Guiness. The ham and cheese sandwich was mediocre. If I get to Beijing again, I'll try something else. Thumbs up!

Thank ILoveIreland2011
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Not pretentious, and definitely not upscale, but extremely friendly staff. Draws a very diverse crowd: locals and expats. Pizza was very good - hits the spot when you aren't looking for a fancy menu.Beer is very cold with several choices on tap. Only disappointment was that they do not have Harp lager. Maybe that isn't available in China. Alas -... More 

Thank Ken J

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Pub, Pizza, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Jiuxianqiao
  • Neighbourhood: Jiuxianqiao
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6438 5581

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?