Popular Westport Sports Bar Announces Immediate Closure

Ale House's Exterior / Photo Taken By Tyler Shane

After a decade in business, the Ale House bar and restaurant announced it was shuttering its doors on April 9. Westport’s popular, upscale sports bar took to social media to post its immediate closing, citing inflation as the main reason (4128 Broadway).

“Like numerous bars and restaurants across the United States, we are closing due to the numerous inflationary increases from food and beverage costs, insurance, and rent, which made operations unsustainable,” read the post. “We would have been forced to raise prices to amounts not feasible for our customers.”

The bar prided itself in being “Westport’s only kitchen and sports lounge.” In the post, Ale House also thanks the Westport community “for the opportunity to have been a part of such a vibrant and staple part of our metropolitan area” as well as their customers and employees for their longtime support.

Ale House limited comments on both their Facebook and Instagram post announcing their closing but the post was shared by thousands of users as they expressed remorse.

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