After years of eager anticipation, Murphy's Grill is now open! On Monday, September 25, 2017, the grill officially opened its doors in the lower level of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

Thanks to the generosity of the Catholic University family — immortalized on the donor wall — Murphy’s fills the void left by the closing of The Rathskeller (“The Rat”) in 2003. With a student staff, pool tables, comfortable seating, and an American-pub-style restaurant, Murphy’s rejuvenates campus life.

Thank you

Conceived as a tribute to alumnus Mike Murphy, B.A. 1974, M.A. 1975, who passed away in 2007, Murphy's is the end result of years of hard work and a commitment of our alumni, friends, Trustees, and other donors. The staff of University Advancement echoes the words of Mike Allen, vice president of student affairs: “This project simply would not have gotten done without the generosity of so many of our donors.”

Join us at Murphy’s during Cardinal Weekend

You're always welcome at Murphy's. We want to extend a special invitation for you to join us on Friday, October 27, 2017, for the Cardinal Weekend Kickoff at Murphy's, hosted by the Board of Governors.

Register for this event as part of Cardinal Weekend 2017. We’re sure you'll be just as thrilled by this new addition to campus as we are!

More information

Please visit the homepage for Murphy’s Grill for more information, including hours of operation, menu, and event information.

Celebrating Murphy’s: A New Beginning (March 2016)