Owner of Popular Irish bar Opens New Pub

The owner of Tim Finnegan’s Irish Restaurant and Pub will hold a grand opening weekend for his new pub, The Kettle Black Kitchen & Pub, starting Friday at its location on First and Washington streets.

Tom Montgomery said the pub opened its doors for a soft opening this January and has received great feedback, but he still has plans to add to the Kettle Black experience.

“We’re going to have a patio, flowers and nice bright lights shining on the door,” Montgomery said. “So we’re still a work in progress, but once we get that going I think we’re really going to start bringing them in.”

The grand opening weekend will have live music, drink and food specials. The pub is bringing craft brews and homemade food to the table, seating approximately 100 people with booths, high-tops and a full bar.

Montgomery wanted to bring the Kettle Black downtown to target the growing residential neighborhoods being built.