A TRUE INTIMATE
IRISH PUB IN
The Dublin City adventures and encounters of one of James Joyce’s most memorable characters,
Leopold Bloom, were made legend in the Irish writer’s literary classic, ‘Ulysses’.
Bloom’s exploits were to become so renowned, that almost 100 years after his fictional feats were made known to the world, his name lives on, not only in literary circles, but with the establishment of Bloom’s Tavern, an Irish bar/restaurant, on Manhattan’s 58th Street.
Bloom, the Dublin-born son of a Hungarian Jew and an Irish Protestant, famously mused in Ulysses how a good puzzle would be to cross Dublin City without passing a single pub.
A century later, scholars, drinkers, tourists and writers are still attempting,
and failing, to solve the conundrum.
Bloom’s Tavern, the brainchild of Irish entrepreneurs Noel Donovan, Eugene Wilson and John Mahon, is a lasting tribute to Joyce (one of Ireland’s four winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature), his literary creation Leopold Bloom, and the former’s extensive works. Tastefully decorated throughout with discreet mementoes to the iconic writer’s life and career, Bloom’s Tavern, situated on 58th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, in New York City, is a thriving location, frequented by office workers from the nearby financial, media and technology giants, construction crews from the ongoing building projects in the neighborhood, tourists from all over the world and local residents, who delight in the accents of the staff, the Celtic-fused literary theme throughout, the extensive beer and wine lists and the ever expanding and developing menu (as well as the $1 oysters all day every day of course).
Available for private and not so private parties, Bloom’s Tavern, is also noted for being
one of New York’s few taverns with a working (and welcoming) fireplace.
So, if you’re in Dublin, attempt Mr. Bloom’s puzzle, try to cross the city, without passing a single drinking establishment, just don’t try it on Manhattan’s East 58th Street, as it may prove to be quite impossible to avoid the temptation of Bloom’s Tavern. – Michael Fitzpatrick.
208 E 58th St New York NY 10022
Weekends Until 4pm
All Brunch Entrees & Sandwiches Served with 1 Complimentary Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Screwdriver, Prosecco, Soda, Tea & Coffee
Full Irish Breakfast 16
Eggs any style, Irish Bacon, Irish Sausage, Black & White Pudding, Heinz Beans, Grilled Tomato & Toast
Buttermilk Pancakes 14
Plain, Blueberry &/or Chocolate Chip with Maple Syrup Add Irish Sausage or Bacon 1.50
Challah Bread French Toast 12
Fresh Berries & Maple Syrup
Add Irish Sausage or Bacon 1.50
3 Egg Omelet 15
Choose One of the Following
All Served with Home Fries
Ham & Swiss
Spinach & Goat Cheese Mushroom,
Onion & Peppers Bacon & Cheddar
Blooms Breakfast Wrap Burrito 15
Scrambled Eggs, Swiss Cheese & Bacon
in a Flour Tortilla
2 Eggs Any Style 12
Sausage, Bacon or Ham with Toast & Home Fries
Huevos Rancheros 15
Fried Eggs, Sour Cream, Black Beans, Salsa & Guacamole on a Corn Tortilla with Home Fries
Sweet Potato Fries
Steamed Mixed Vegetables
New York Style Vanilla Cheesecake 7
Homemade Apple Pie 7
Chocolate Truffle Cake 7
Blooms Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Moscow Mule & Screwdrivers
*2 Hour Brunch Cocktails Only
Mixed Mesclun Green Salad 9
Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Shredded Carrots, & Cucumber, In a Sherry Vinaigrette Dressing
Blooms Cobb Salad 14
Bacon, Avocado, Boiled Egg, Tomatoes, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Cucumber & Seasonal Greens in a Blue Cheese Dressing
Classic Romaine Caesar Salad 14
Tossed in our Caesar Dressing, Sprinkled with Parmesan & Croutons
Add Chicken 5 Salmon 7 Steak 8 Shrimp 8
All Sandwiches Served with Steak Fries, Home Fries or Mixed Salad
8oz. Sirloin Burger 14
Add American, Cheddar, Swiss Cheese, Sautéed Onions Add Bacon 1.50
Blooms Brunch Burger 15
8oz. Sirloin Burger on English Muffin Topped with Fried Egg
Croque Monsieur 14
Grilled Ham & Swiss Cheese Served on Country White Bread
Add Croque Madame - 1 Extra
Chicken & Waffle Sandwich 15
Fried Chicken, Buttermilk Waffle, Scrambled Eggs,
American Cheese, Avocado & Maple Syrup
Avocado Toast 14
Smashed Avocado, Fried Eggs over Easy
& Crispy Bacon Over Open Faced Country Bread
Consuming raw or undercooked foods may increase your risk of food-borne illness.
Gratuity of 18% will be added to parties of 6 or more
THE JAMES JOYCE
A known favorite of the late Mr. Joyce.
The JJ blends Jameson Irish Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Cointreau, Fresh Lime Juice & Garnished with a Cherry served in a chilled Cocktail Glass
Enjoyed by Poets, Priest, Politician's & Prostitutes Worldwide the Bloomtini Combines Absolut Rasberri, Grapefruit Juice, Lemon Juice, A Dash of Pomegranate A Splash of Champagne & Blooming Love. Served in an Ice Cold Martini Glass
THE 59TH STREET BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS
Bailey Irish Cream, Kahlua & Heavy Cream.
Mixed together and served with Chocolate Sprinkles
THE DECORATORS WAY
Malibu Coconut Rum, Bacardi Orange & Designer Juices,
Shaken Together & Garnished with Tropical Fruits
Tasty like Joyce's Home Town & Famous Book. The Dubliner has combined Jameson Black Barrel Irish Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Grand Mariner & a small dash of Orange Bitters
DRAFT BEER COLLECTION
Goose Island IPA
Coney Island Pilsner
Six Point Sweet Action
BOTTLED / CANNED BEERS
Matilda Belgian Ale
Dales Pale Ale Cans
CHAMPAGNES / SPARKLING
J. Roget - Splits, California 12
Moet-Champagne, France 190
Enza Prosecco, Italy 9/36
Veuve Yellow Label, France 190
Dom Perignon, France 390
Principato Pinot Grigio, Italy 9/38
Santa Rita, Sauvignon Blanc, California 10/39
Talus Chardonnay, California 9/35
Kenwood, Chardonnay, California 10/39
Cht. Ste Michelle, Riesling, Washington State, 9/34
Hob Nob Pinot Noir, France 9/36
Concannon, California Merlot 9/36
Handcraft, Cabernet Sauvignon, California 11/44
Finca "la Linda" Malbec, Argentina 9/38
Coppola Diamond, Calret, California 12/48
Blooms tavern is available for private parties and events for any occasion
with parties generously hosting up too 120 guests
Including but not limited to the following:
1 hour $14 per person
2 hours $22 per person
3 hours $28 per person
Choose any six options:
Roasted garlic and lemon hummus
Served with garlic flat bread
Buffalo chicken wings
Served with bleu cheese
With honey mustard
Artichoke & spinach dip
Served with pita bread
Applewood smoked bacon slabs
Buffalo style breaded baby shrimp
With blue cheese dipping sauce
Spicy tuna tacos
Avocado, shredded lettuce and pico di gallo in chipotle mayo
Grilled chicken quesadilla
Fresh salsa and sour cream
Hot soft pretzel sticks
Tangy mustard dipping sauce
45 per person / 2 hours
All domestic and premium draft beers and bottles
Select wine and champagne
38 per person/ 2 hours
Select draft and bottled beers
(Absolut, stolz, jack, captain, Cuervo)
Select wines and champagne
$35 per person / 2 hours
Domestic draft and bottled beers
House red and white wines
Interested in hosting your next event at Blooms Tavern?
To express interest and for more information, make a event booking inquiry below.
A member of our events team will endeavor to respond back as quickly as possible!
THE SIMPLEST TERMS
18% gratuity and sales tax will be added to all parties.
In order to privately reserve our upstairs bar area. We require a guaranteed minimum spend on food and drinks of $2,000 per event. We have many options and arrangements and can cater for small, medium and large gatherings. All open bar parties are priced on the basis of 2 hours.
Please add $10 per person per hour for any additional hours.
If you are interested in hosting a buffet menu party, please speak to the manager.
Cancellation and room rental fees may apply.
BLOOMS TAVERN ANNUAL CELEBRATION
Every year Origin Theatre & Bloom's Tavern pull out all the stops for Bloomsday with Irish actors, musicians, writers and luminaries taking part in the annual Bloomsday Breakfast!
Playing off the theme “Bloomsday Then and Now,” guests are invited
to come period-attired, or in a summer festive outfit that is a
modern interpretation of a Dublin morning 1904.
Blooms Tavernʼs site-specific Bloomsday Breakfast-performance features the Irish-folk-rock troubadour Alan Gogarty on guitar, actors in costume, musicians, politicians and visitors on their way to work and other endeavors, all coming together, as is the tradition, to recreate the summer morning chronicled by James Joyce in “Ulysses” set in Dublin on June 16, over 100 years ago.
The spontaneous group “performance” is fueled by a traditional Irish breakfast, with blood sausage and kidney pie among the edible delicacies, and refreshing summer drinks. Among the notables in the cast are Malachy McCourt, author Colin Broderick and actors Jim Norton, Terry Donnolly,
Patrick Fitzgerald, Brenda Meaney, and Fiona Walsh.
James Joyce first serialized “Ulysses” beginning in 1918. Considered a masterpiece of modernism, it was banned in the U.S. before the book was published in its entirety in France in 1922. Bloomsday observances around the world date back to 1924. Blooms Tavernʼs special week-long Bloomsday Celebration,
is produced by Origin Theatre Company.
The Bloomsday Breakfast is on June 16 from 7:30am to 11am.
FREE EVENT! For reservations go to www.origintheatre.org
208 East 58th Street
Between 2nd & 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10022
11am - 2am Mon - Fri
10am - 2am Sat - Sun
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