With a sign that still hangs at his original farm “It never got weird enough for me,” we think Hunter S. Thompson might finally have the bar that he deserves. Strange yet familiar attributes riddle this homage to the counterculture icon at Brooklyn’s The Owl Farm bar – named after the author’s Colorado ranch.
The Owl Farm is a dog-friendly bar and hipster hangout – with a self described “broad selection of craft beers in chill, funky environs.” What sets them apart is their selection of booze, and managing partner Steven Baird has compiled a distilled beers program unlike anything else in the big apple. They feature, among a list of 80 proof liquid miracles, 28 rapidly rotating draft lines.
In tribute to eccentric Thompson, the Brooklyn watering hole’s interior is a combination of rustic chic and artful dilapidation: there’s a fireplace, some repurposed church pews, walls that appear bullet-pocked, pin ball machines in the back (they also have their own league you can join), and scarecrow owls looming on shelves overhead.
This place of coexistence between hipsters, canines, machines and booze sounds like just the sort of place Thompson would want his ashes shot into.
There’s not much for food, but if you’re on a liquid diet, or want a liquid thick as a meal, the educated staff will be able to help.
As their website says:
“We’re here everyday of the year until 4am, so please stop by and say hello. We’d love to introduce you to something new and interesting!”
Get weird and pay your tribute when you stop by: 297 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215