Five reasons you should dress like an early 20th century Irishman on Bloomsday

June 16 is Bloomsday – the day the fictional Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom made their epic journey around Dublin in James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” Miami’s celebration starts at 6 p.m. at the Coral Gables Museum and ends at JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant around the corner. Early 20th century garb not required but encouraged. Don’t worry, no one will make you eat corned beef and cabbage. 

Here’s why you should join the fun:


People will think you have them and have actually read “Ulysses” instead of the Cliff’s Notes (which, admit it, you didn’t even get through).


Waistcoats and bowlers are much classier than that “Kiss Me I’m Irish” t shirt you were wearing last March. 


The pipes, the pipes will be calling as you promenade from the Coral Gables Museum to JohnMartin’s. Everybody loves bagpipes. OK, not really, but listen, it’s a short walk.


JohnMartin’s is a pub. Pubs have beer. Any questions?


Consider yourself lucky if you don’t melt on that walk around the block.