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  By Cathy Cooney-Millar
The James Joyce Irish Pub is located in Berwyn, IL and is the fulfillment of the vision of its owners, Colin Downes and Brendan “Chalky” White. They both hail from Ireland-- Colin from Meath and Chalky from Dublin. As a result, the James Joyce was designed as a neighborhood Irish pub, brought here to the States. The pub has a unique and warm feeling which can be attributed to the friendly staff and classic decor. The doors have been open since 2000 and every year has been better than the last.
Chalky arrived to the United States and met Colin in 1996 while they were both bartenders at Healy’s in Forest Park,IL. Colin grew up in the bar business with his family owning bars in Dublin and Meath, Ireland. From an early age he knew his calling. Colin stated they started as an idea and he didn’t want to work for anyone else.  He and Chalky were living the American dream and can do anything!  So, that’s when they decided to open James Joyce’s Irish Pub.
Colin and Chalky aim to make James Joyce’s Irish Pub fun, interesting and memorable! They are always creating new ideas to celebrate different events and activities. One of their fun events is their popular Quiz night. Are you able to answer the following questions?
What was the Fonz’s Christian name? What is the principal export of Jamaica? What are the six categories of the Nobel Prize? Which creature is 95% water?
Can you answer these questions without your smart phone? These are some of the questions featured during the James Joyce Quiz Night, held every other Tuesday night. Sports, Literature, History, Politics, Geography, Entertainment, those are some of the categories that will test your memory.  Their questions will test even the best trivia experts. If you feel up to the challenge, grab some friends, make a team, and go in and enjoy this long-time pub tradition. Their quizzes are never the same so everyone has a new chance to prove to others you’re the smartest one in the room!  Want to make sure you are up for the challenge? Try some of the previous quizzes on their website.
Let’s face it... the year wouldn’t be the same without their most sought out:  Pour Your Own Nights, Halloween party, St Paddy’s (and Half Way to St Paddy’s) celebrations, Ugly Christmas Sweater party, and Annual Golf Outing (just to name a few)! Check out this month’s events, view some photos, and sign up on their email list on their website so you don’t miss any of their special and fun events.
Coming up on the weekend of September 20-22nd is the half way to St. Pat’s bash! You can learn how to pour the perfect pint or compete to win the perfect pint contest.  You can expect to see Irish Dancers, a great band named Out for Hours and drink specials and raffles.
Their big yearly fundraiser is quickly approaching on October 5th.  In partnership with the Berwyn Fire Department, the James Joyce Irish Pub will host the event and all the funds collected will go to the Youth Burn Camp.  There are tents set up outside and the street is closed to all traffic to provide enough room for the band and seating. There will be hourly drink specials, raffles and many other surprises. A bus trip to the Black Hawks game and back is provided and to purchase tickets go to their website or Facebook.
Colin and Chalky have produced a gathering place where you can watch sports, while listening to music and still have a conversation.  If you want goofy, fun and entertainment this is the spot!
When you are there you will have tough decisions between choosing between one of their wines on their large wine list and a shot of Irish whiskey or Scotch.  They are constantly changing the Craft beer line up for the seasons and have a great selection of over 70 beer choices including Guinness on tap.
I will be looking for your smiling face there!
7138 Windsor Ave.
Berwyn, IL 60402
(708)795-1100
link to map
Sunday - Thursday:
12 pm - 1 am
Friday - Saturday:
12 pm - 3 am
Check out their Facebook page for update!

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