Elysian Brewing Company appears to have closed its Tangletown pub. A representative for the company did not respond to a request for more information by press time, but the business is reported closed on both Yelp and Google. The bar served an array of staple and seasonal Elysian beers alongside cocktails and pub fare like buffalo wings, black bean dip, and a burger.
A tipster visited the building and noted a sign on the door that says Elysian co-founder David Buhler is taking over the space. He’ll open Tangletown Public House in its place.
Elysian closed another location, Elysian Bar downtown, last summer. The company still operates three brewpubs, in Capitol Hill, Pioneer Square, and Georgetown, though the Capitol Hill location has been temporarily closed since December for renovations. That pub should reopen in the spring with a more modern design, new brewing equipment, an outdoor patio, and increased capacity. The Georgetown location opened in August 2017, at the company’s Airport Way brewing complex, where most of Elysian’s beer is made.
Elysian Brewing made waves in 2015 when it sold to Anheuser-Busch Inbev, to the outrage of many a diehard fan. It’s unclear whether the Tangletown closure should be viewed as a sign the company is struggling, or simply focusing its efforts on different neighborhoods.
UPDATE, 3/19/19, 11:34 a.m.: Eater updated the story to include the tip about Tangletown Public House.