I’ve been to Jamesons a few times since it’s opened on account of my love for beer and pubs close to my apartment.
I’ve also been to the one by the university quite a bit (though quite a bit more when I was at UofC than now).
The staff has always been friendly, though it can get rather slow when it’s a busy Friday or Saturday night.
The food is mediocre pub grub. Definitely not anything spectacular to say the least, but that’s probably not why anyone goes. Basically, it will give you enough sustinance to keep drinking.
The beers on tap are good and well priced, and that’s the reason to go.
Overall, Jamesons is fine for what it is; an “Irish pub” that follows the same as all the rest of them (Seanachie, Kilkenny, etc.) I’d still rather hit it than half the douche-attracting spots along 17th, so it’s a good option for that.