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J.J. Murphy's

ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
+359 87 833 3457
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“shepherds pie” (4 reviews)
“ribs” (2 reviews)
“irish pub” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, International, European
$$ - $$$
ul.Karnigradska 6, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed yesterday

Bit hard to find and not worth it.Staff were very friendly and helpful but place lacked atmosphere unless you were interested in football. I am a big football fan but it was just too overpowering here for a pub. Would not recommend you bother plenty...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Located in the center of Sofia this Irish pub seems like a portal to Ireland as every detail feels like a place back home (if you are Irish) if you are not it’s fine, they still offer the best brews, beers, whiskies l, food and...More

1  Thank Louai A
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Half the bar was previously reserved with no patrons present during the rugby game? Had to beg to borrow an empty table for a quick bite and the burger wasn’t even that great! Shepherd pie would of taken at least half an hour so we...More

Thank speedster351
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I've been spending my football time here with friends for years and never got disappointed. The service is good and obviously the beer too! The staff is friendly and always ready to help.

Thank taloveca
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

I really liked the beer! But the food prices were high so I was a little disappointed. There are a lot of places to sit nice music, but I didn't like the chairs, it wasn't comfortable to sit.

1  Thank Kali S
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I visited this pub in March 2018, service was ok, beer was fine and there were no issues with cleanliness or overall hygiene. Football was on telly, but without excessive noise. All good. It is a nice place to visit, however it is no more...More

3  Thank Colm D
Reviewed 11 February 2018 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 11 February 2018 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 7 February 2018 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 5 February 2018 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
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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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