After being closed for a couple of weeks for renovations, ~THE BLARNEY STONE~ on Geary has reopened under new ownership: Bart Cornell, formerly of Lion Pub and Jade, with two other partners. The interior has been completely redone, along with the back bar and back patio, which is open for drinking and smoking. A cocktail menu has been established, using fresh juices and citrus (no mixes). Here’s the best part: the weekends feature an affordable Irish brunch, provided by neighbor John Campbell’s Bakery. The menu features hearty dishes like Irish breakfast, Irish bacon and eggs, bangers, black and white pudding, breakfast sandwiches, and more. Brunch is served Sat-Sun 10am-3pm (the bar opens at 10am those days). All you have to do is take a seat in the bar and a waitress will take your order. There are also some TVs to watch whatever sports may be on.