After fifteen years of serving up cocktails Drink Houston has officially closed its doors, saying that Hurricane Harvey is to blame.
The bar announced the shutter in a farewell letter posted to its Facebook page on Monday. “Hurricane Harvey and the curfew devastated our business with weeks of not being able to generate revenue,” the letter reads. “Since reopening after the hurricane, we have not been able to catch up from our losses.” Since it was posted, the goodbye note has racked up nearly 8,000 shares from Houstonians mourning the loss of Drink Houston.
The midnight curfew imposed by Houston mayer Sylvester Turner in the days following the storm was definitely unpopular with restaurant owners, some of whom said they were forced to kick out dining rooms full of guests as they struggled to recoup losses while complying with the order.
Check out Drink Houston’s full farewell below, and pour one out for this longstanding karaoke spot.