Family owned Tavern specializing in American food and offering live music and events. Voted 2nd Best Burger in Middlesex County by NJ.com.
Happy Hour Tuesday - Friday 3:00 PM. Tuesday Special $6 Burger Night - starting at 5:00 PM.
Wednesday Special - 1/2 price select Appetizers and $1 off Draft Craft Beers.
Private room for parties, business meetings, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, special events.
In 1937, Peter "Brains" Tumulty began operating a tavern at the corner of George and Washington Streets in downtown New Brunswick. (Don't look for Washington Street -- it no longer exists.) "University Pub" as the tavern was known, was a watering hole for a colorful blend of New Brunswick townspeople, politicians, students, and businessmen. Rumor has it that if you had an inclination to place a wager on a horse, there were certain "customers" happy to help fulfill that inclination.
In 1962, Peter's son Frank, a schoolteacher, and his wife, Helen, decided to buy the tavern and turn it into a restaurant. The Pub's success grew until April 1, 1970 (yes, April Fool's Day) when a fire destroyed the kitchen. Frank decided to tear down the old building, and in September of 1970, "Tumulty's Pub" opened in "The New Building."
Tumulty's thrived during the 70's. It was the "First Date" restaurant for many Rutgers students, a meeting place for businesspeople, and with model electric trains roaming the dining room, a great place for parents to bring their children.
In the late 1970's, the revitalization of downtown New Brunswick began. With the support of the City and Johnson & Johnson, Tumulty's moved to its present location in July, 1982.