Tommy Fox’s Public House: A Traditional Irish Pub That’s Proven to be Ahead of the Times

Tommy Fox’s Public House: A Traditional Irish Pub That’s Proven to be Ahead of the Times

For over 20 years, Bergenfield has been able to claim Tommy Fox’s Public House as one of their own, whether it’s stopping in for a drink after work, enjoying a family dinner out, or getting together with others in the community, it’s the place to go for any and all occasions.

“When we first opened, we wanted to create a place to go ourselves,” said Tommy O’Reilly, owner. “We’re more than just your local Irish pub, we’re a community establishment that caters to locals and newcomers alike.”

Tommy Fox’s is known for outstanding comfort pub fare, great deals, and nightly events. There’s always something going on, whether it’s live Irish music on Sunday nights that tend to bring in multiple generations of Irish families, Joe Trivia on Monday nights, or what has become their youngest guests favorite evening – 5 beers for $5 on Tuesdays.

Nightly Specials and Events at Tommy Fox’s Public House

To make your evenings a bit “happier,” join in the fun Monday through Friday from 4-7pm for one of the best happy hours in the area. Not only will you enjoy discounts on mixed drinks, beer, and wine, along with ½ price selected appetizers, but head there on Friday nights, where you’ll celebrate the end of the work week with complimentary appetizers, buffets, and summertime BBQs. (Now, that’s how you make happy hour a bit happier!)

New to the Tommy Fox’s weekly event lineup is Wednesday’s Theme Trivia Nights. Think of it as the perfect opportunity to test your knowledge on cult classics like Friends, Disney movies, and even The Office. So, if you think you’ve binge-watched enough episodes to know who said, “but we were on a break!” your hump day may have just become your favorite day of the week.

After expanding 14 years ago, Tommy Fox’s Public House continues to focus on being the epitome of what a pub in Ireland actually is – a place where people from all around come in to socialize and eat some classic comfort food. Yes, there are plenty of fancy gastropubs around that are doing anything and everything to jazz up your burger, but at Tommy Fox’s, it’s all about keeping the classics and making them with the finest ingredients possible. Take their burger for example. It’s made with a premium blend of ground short rib, brisket, and chuck that’s topped with cheese (American, Swiss, Cheddar – no Gruyere here), and maybe a thick cut of bacon – why change something that’s already perfect?

Not only do they perform in the kitchen, but their bar is something to talk about too (after all, it is an Irish pub). Tommy Fox’s features 20 different beer lines, four of them rotating, with pub classics like Guinness to a number of craft beers from local breweries. Add on a solid wine list and now you know why they’re celebrating 20 successful years in business!

From young to old and everywhere in between, Tommy Fox’s has become the location for dinners with family to nights out listening to live music with friends and even the meeting location for local clubs like the Lions, Rotary, and Special Improvement for Bergen Field. Their event space not only serves as a prime location for parties of all kinds and a monthly comedy show, but it’s also a place for the community to gather.

“Yes, our list of regulars is quite long, but they have the mentality of a traditional Irishmen – we always welcome new people. With everything, from the food to the entertainment, we’re not fussy or overly fancy, we just want to keep that high quality for all of our customers,” said O’Reilly.

Trends come and go, but Tommy Fox’s Public House? Well, they’re here to stay.

Tommy Fox’s Public House
32 South Washington Avenue