It's been a few months since news broke that Harry Boland's, the bar on Ninth Street just west of Fifth Avenue that closed down about a year ago, would be reopening under the ownership of the same folks behind local gems Mission Dolores and Bar Great Harry. I dropped in over the weekend and had a quick chat with co-owner Mike Wiley (who will run the bar along with his brother Ben), and he confirmed for me that the bar's new name will be The Owl Farm.
The space has been more or less gutted, but it still retains many of the old nooks and crannies that made Boland's such a great bar to hang out at (Boland's itself got a renovation several years ago, so nothing too ancient has been defaced). The bar itself has been lengthened, and there will be plenty of room to enjoy the selection of predominantly American beers and grub similar to that of the owners' two other bars. The facade will also be getting a fresh coat of black and tan paint, if it hasn't already.
Along with The Monro and Skylark Bar, this will be the third "new" bar to open in a three-block radius this year. Interestingly enough, the owner of Harry Boland's still owns this building, and will be involved with the bar. They plan on opening ASAP, possibly as soon as this weekend.