A popular bar and grill is open once again in downtown Rochester, with a new menu.

Dooley’s Pub at 255 1st Ave SW, inside the city-owned Minnesota Biobusiness Center, started cooking again on Monday at 11 a.m.

This marks a return for the well-known Med City spot, which closed in August due to a COVID-19 outbreak among its staff and access issues caused by downtown construction. It also had a short closure in early July.

Assistant Manager and bartender Alex Greising said activity seems to be picking up a bit downtown.

“Now that construction has lightened up a bit, it seems like more people are out and about again,” he said.

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During the nearly two-month hiatus, Greising said Dooley’s took the opportunity to refresh its menu with some new items, like a meatloaf patty melt and brisket taco.

However, regulars will still find their favorites, like Jack Murphy’s Wings, on the menu.

Dooley's, founded by Tom Murphy, is owned by Tory Runkle.