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Beloved Montrose Pub the Harp Is Reborn as a New Irish Bar

Penny Whistle promises to be “a damn good pub run by neighborhood folk”

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There’s new life in the Montrose space that once housed longtime Irish bar the Harp. After 19 years in business, the Harp went under new management in the spring of 2018. The bar at 1625 Richmond closed in November 2018 for a remodel, and now it is reborn as Penny Whistle.

“We all miss the Harp but what the neighborhood misses most is a damn good pub run by neighborhood folk. Once again, you’ve got one,” the Penny Whistle wrote on Facebook as an introduction to this new watering hole.

Upgraded features include renovated bathrooms and a deck, more to choose from when it comes to beer, wine, and cocktails, and entertainment like darts, foosball, juke box, board games, and Mario Kart. Not to mention “just enough TVs.” Penny Whistle celebrated St. Patrick’s Day Party this weekend (obviously) with a parking lot party with Irish dancers, and will host weekly specials like a Steak Night and Tallboy Tuesday events.

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