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Downtown Watering Hole Barringer Bows Out

This isn’t the first time it’s closed

Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

This week, Barringer will officially close its doors after 3 years of slinging booze in Downtown Houston.

The bar announced its departure in a Facebook post yesterday, but didn’t implicate any specific factors (like, for example, Hurricane Harvey) that contributed to the closure. “After almost 3 years at our 108 Main location, we have decided that it is time to close the Barringer Bar doors,” reads the post. “Come party with us one last time this Friday for our last day of service.”

This isn’t the first time that Barringer has closed its doors, either. Originally the bar was located down the street at 410 Main, sharing a space with the now-shuttered Clutch City Squire. The bar briefly shuttered in 2014 after the owners of Clutch City Squire allegedly chained shut the doors that led to Barringer over a contract dispute with Barringer’s owners. Barringer reopened in its current home in 2015.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Barringer plans to go out with a bang. The bar will host a “balls out” farewell party on Friday, December 22 starting at 7 p.m.