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Iconic Houston Dive Bar Alice’s Tall Texan Will Permanently Close at the End of August

The beloved beer destination operated in Houston for 36 years, and is cleaning out its inventory via to-go beer sales

These chalices of beer will be sorely missed
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Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Pour one out for a real one: Alice’s Tall Texan, the iconic Houston dive bar known for its massive and frosty chalices of beer, will close its doors at the end of next month.

The bar announced its permanent closure in a Facebook post on Thursday, blaming its departure on the coronavirus pandemic. “This damn Coronavirus has got us, and got us bad. We are deeply saddened to say Alice’s Tall Texan will close permanently at the end of August after 36 years in business,” the post reads. “There’s just too much working against us.”

Hi Tall Texan Family, this damn Coronavirus has got us, and got us bad. We are deeply saddened to say Alice’s Tall...

Posted by Alice's Tall Texan on Thursday, July 30, 2020

Ahead of its closure, Alice’s plans to go out with a bang selling to-go beer to deplete its inventory. The bar is set to open its doors on “select weekend days,” beginning on Friday, July 31 to sell singles, six-packs, and cases of beer. For folks who purchase a 6-pack or more, they’ll be able to memorialize Alice’s permanently with a chalice or beer mug from the bar.

“Y’all are the reason we became known as a great dive bar, best place to drink if you’re broke, friendliest bars,” the bar wrote to its loyal patrons. “We are eternally grateful to have been a part of your lives including the countless celebrations or allowing us to lift you up when you were down.”

Stay tuned to Alice’s Tall Texan’s Facebook page for more details on its to-go beer sales.