In New York, the competition for being thought of as ‘a great bar’ is fierce. So what does it take to stand out in a two-dozen square mile island filled with some of the most fashionable, reputable, and trendsetting entrepreneurs in the world? Here’s a start: friendly pint-pourers and cocktail superheroes to keep you quenched, a proudly unique and upbeat atmosphere, reasonably priced drunk food, and late closing hours. If you’re anywhere near Wall Street (and, to be honest, even if you aren’t), you mustn’t pass up a visit to Ulysses’, which ticks all these boxes as well as all the rest!
What better way to accompany your cold pint of Guinness or Magners than with a Cajun Steak Wrap, Seafood Chowder, Blooms Onion Pedals, Veggie Spring Rolls, or Lollipop Lamb Chops?
There’s no shortage of events either – Lobster Nights, Brewery Nights, and Oyster Nights occur on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, respectively. Saturdays are live music and Sundays are Roast/Crab Nights with lively Pub Quiz. You can also enjoy a finger-licking brunch on the weekends (a la carte on Saturdays and “unlimited feasts” on Sundays).
Ulysses’ Folk House, though well-known, is a bit hidden in the cobblestoned, winding streets of the Financial District. If you know where to look it’s not hard to find, but you might find yourself passing it a few times if you don’t! Open 11am to 4am every day of the year, good company guaranteed.
The best thing about Ulysses’? The bartenders will remember your name next time you’re in – Slainte go foill!
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