We learned back in March that a new watering hole, Chief Sullivan's, would be taking over the former O'Reily's Irish Pub space at 622 Green St. But there was no word on when the renovation would be completed, and the pub would officially open its doors.
Yesterday, after noticing some movement outside with tables being set up, we popped in and found out that the pub is testing the waters, with several soft openings centered around the NBA Finals.
"We're open at 5 today," an employee told us. "This will be our third time trying it out. Now that the Warriors series is going to Game 7, they will be open for that as well.
Aside from the basketball games, the bar won't be fully operational and open on a regular basis for another two to three weeks as they work out all of the kinks. The menu is still a mystery as well; the employee getting ready for service told us that food won't be served during these soft openings.
But if you're looking for a new place in the neighborhood to hang out and catch the climactic Warriors game, this might be your spot.
We'll keep you posted as we learn more about an official launch date.