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J.J. Murphy's

ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 87 833 3457
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“chicken wings” (2 reviews)
“irish pub” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, International, British
$$ - $$$
ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic little pub, gets packed on a weekend for the football but still no problem getting served, very good prices, good food, great atmosphere, nice helpful staff, but dimitar is the best speaks quite good English such a laugh

Thank Emma T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came to watch the football, came 90 minutes early for some food. Ordered and just didn't receive it. Upon enquiry the waitress told us to ask the barman. The barman wanted non of it, 30 minutes later we ask if we could order a burger...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best irish pub in Sofia. Great beer, fantastic food. Great service. Best burgers in town. There is live music every weekend.

Thank Мануела М
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best place in Sofiq if you want to drink ant have fun with good friends. All staff is very kind and smyle. I love this place!! :)))

Thank Росица А
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Contacted via Facebook re showing the football and got prompt replies. Went to watch football at night, moved game to a different screen so we could get commentary. Didn’t order food due to other poor reviews. Worth a visit for watching sport

Thank Claire H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to watch football match. Had fish and chips, frozen fish and frozen chips not good for the prices. Beer sbove average price also. Would not eat there again.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We landed late and wanted a late night drink; the internet said it was open until 2am (we went Friday night/Saturday morning). We got there about 1am and were told we could have one drink by the surly barman (I could understand if we were...More

Thank Vagabundo2007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times with friends, first time we got lucky with the waitress. Next times we got rude staff, not willing to and not able to smile. The two best thing here are the cheap beer and the large selection of sports on tv.

Thank Maarten v
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Stopped in for dinner based on a locals recommendation but wish we hadn't. The food was pretty poor with both the beef burger I ordered and the chicken burger my partner ordered being fairly uninspiring (she didn't even bother finishing hers). Service was fairly slow...More

Thank robfry1987
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Went on 17th August. Place was dead. Appears now to have a BG owner. Staff were totally disinterested. Didn't seem to understand how to ur a pint of Guinness. I ordered the Shepherd's Pie as I have done on countless occasions in the past. The...More

Thank dws50
Stefan P, Manager at J.J. Murphy's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Dear dws50, We would like to apologize about your bad experience with us. Regarding the owner, they have not changed since the original opening of the pub in 1998. Every shepherds pie we prepare is home made on the spot and our meat is delivered...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
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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