After months of sitting idly, the nightspot Molly Bloom’s is back in business.
For many years, the blocks on East Main Street in Smithtown have been home to a crawl of bars and clubs, including perennial favorites like Napper Tandy’s and Katie’s, as well as the now-defunct Horse & Jockey while more currently, the Saturday night parties at the North Shore extension of Aji 53. However, Molly Bloom’s (at 43 East Main St.) was always a major player, evolving from a fairly-traditional Irish sports bar to a clubby lounge along the way . . . until earlier this year, when the venue stopped opening its doors.
But there remained a curiosity, and recently signed of life had emerged – the overhead sign was lit, there were lights glowing inside – not to mention a prominent building permit. There was obviously something brewing, and sure enough, come Friday, Nov. 11, the word was out that Molly Bloom’s was back in business.
It’s early in its re-inception, but so far the days open are Friday-Saturday after 9 p.m. (with a cover yet to be announced), with DJs spinning pop, classics and all sorts of dance-worthy beats, and as it was before the dance floor is slightly elevated with a good amount of room to move. The décor is sparse, with the DJ booth set on the west wall in the middle, and a row of couch-like benches to its left ready for breaks in the action. The bar is set in the middle of floor, in 360? fashion and placed under dangling lights and HDTVs carrying games and shows.
Again, it is early for Molly’s, but there are already a number of bands scheduled for future performances, so for those who missed the ability to wander back and forth between bars on weekends, it looks like a possibility again.