I wasn’t even half way finished moving into my Northside apartment when I first sipped a cold one at Brooklyn Ale House. Sad news.
Here is the official statement:
The Brooklyn Ale House under current ownership, is announcing that it will be closing its doors on the 27th of August, 2014. It’s been an amazing party and one hell of a ride.
From the day Adam’s Grocery was transformed into the “new bar” in 1997, the Brooklyn Ale House has stepped up to the plate and has been serving the locals of Williamsburg, New York City and world drinkers with a fiery passion for fun. We were often copied but never duplicated, and through it all, you were never on camera.
From the end of the Clinton era, through the horror of 9-11, the Blackout and the gentrification, we never stopped believing in the old neighborhood. The solid blue collar workers and builders, the firemen, pool and dart players, the rock freaks, art freaks, and freaks in general, along with the new-comers who knew how to behave in a bar and tip properly, we thank you. You all became family and again, we thank you. Regardless of complaints about noise, music, or the city laws regarding dogs, we stuck to our guns and continued the party.
The Brooklyn Ale House has always supported a dog’s right to accompany its owner into an adult drinking establishment, even as we paid the fines. We look to always be remembered as the original “Dog Bar,” with the best free chili cook-offs, fried chicken-offs, corned beef & cabbage and the best Kentucky Derby party in the city.
Sean Connelly, George Wright, Dave Moore and the entire staff of the Brooklyn Ale House, wish to thank you for the incredible highs and lows of the past 17 years. We maintain that our old-school approach to drinking and running a bar will always be remembered. The Brooklyn Ale House is expected to reopen under new ownership, in the very near future. The dog bone will be passed to the new owners, as we all transition and step into a new era. So for now, enjoy our bar. Drink and remember all the great times. Thank you for coming back again & again. BAH
What are your fondest Brooklyn Ale House memories? Tell us in the comments and stop by BAH for one last cheers.