I was sad to get a Facebook event notice over the weekend about the impending closure of THE EAGLE TAVERN in SoMa. Yup, it’s a classic case of lease renewal issues with a landlord. I’ve attended too many Sunday beer busts there to count, and have always been impressed with the bar’s numerous fundraising events for the community. (Let alone the fabulous bar staff.) I met one of my favorite people in my life there. Ugh, I am seriously saddened by this news.
There was a community meeting last night (you can read more on this Facebook post, which mentions the owner of the Skylark bar in the Mission was potentially taking over the lease?), but as SFist reports, there’s really not much that can be done. There was a press conference before the Board of Supervisors this afternoon (it happened at 12:30pm)—we will see what comes out of it. As it stands now, the Eagle looks set to close Friday April 29th. 398 12th St. at Harrison, 415-626-0880.