Bibliococktails: James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

Date / Time

  • February 8, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States


If ever a novel needed a cocktail, it is Finnegans Wake. Two decades in the making, Joyce’s novel is a dream-like adventure using over sixty languages to create portmanteau words, polyglot puns, and 100-letter words to create the effect of thunder. Help us celebrate the 137th birthday (Feb 2) of one of The Rosenbach’s favorite authors . . . with a cocktail!

Featured Cocktail

The featured cocktail will be inspired by Joyce’s modernist masterpiece, Finnegans Wake.

About Bibliococktails

The Bibliococktails series celebrates great literature and great libations. Held on the second Friday of the month, programs include themed cocktails and a fun activity.

  • Admission includes entry and two specialty cocktails provided by The Rosenbach
  • Event is 21 and up
  • Advanced registration strongly recommended