A new Irish pub has arrived in Bay Shore — and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
Kitty Mulligan’s — located at 615 E. Main St. — swung open its doors to the public on March 9.
Husband and wife duo Beth and Stephen Bermingham are the minds behind this Irish pub.
It’s been a life-long dream for the couple.
Beth, 52, is a Long Island native originally from Lindenhurst, while her husband Stephen, 49, hails from Dublin, Ireland.
The pub is an homage to Stephen’s Irish roots and named after his grandmother.
The Berminghams, who now live in East Islip, go to the shopping center next to the Bay Shore Commons all the time, which is how they stumbled upon this hidden location.
The storefront was previously occupied by a pub called BK Grossos’.
Since November, the Berminghams have spent their time completely revamping and renovating the space.
The new layout includes one side of the pub features open space for high-top tables, while the other side has a huge bar area.
“We’ve had a lot of people peeking in and asking when we’re opening, so that’s been great,” Beth said. “The pub here before us was more of a divey place, so a lot of people are happy to see that it’s been redone.”
Kitty Mulligan’s is open from 11a.m. to 11 p.m. serving a full menu of Irish-American bar food, and of course, drinks.
St. Patrick’s Day celebration
Kitty Mulligan’s will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a special Irish Fry Breakfast consisting of two eggs, Irish sausage, bacon, grilled tomato, and sauteed mushrooms served from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For lunch and dinner, the pub will be serving Irish specials, like corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mashed, shepherds pie, and “Irish fries are smiling.”
The St. Patrick’s Day seated celebration from March 17 to March 20 will be COVID-friendly with capacity being limited and reservations strongly encouraged.
You can reserve your spot at Kitty Mulligan’s by calling 631-315-3517.
“We’re hoping for COVID to be over soon, so we can be back to normal and have our normal bar scene,” Beth said.
late nights in the future
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the tables and bar area are socially distanced, capacity is limited, and the pub is required to close earlier than they normally would. But Beth says they are hopeful and looking forward to the day Kitty Mulligan’s can be open for late nights.
Kitty Mulligan’s plans to have live music nights, and hope to have acoustic performers and local talent start playing in the pub very soon.
“It’s definitely hard opening a bar up during these times, but we’re up for it,” Beth said.
Check out the inside of Kitty Mulligan’s below.
Top: Exterior of Kitty Mulligan’s.