After temporarily shutting down Bailey’s Taproom and their sister bar, The Upper Lip in September, the owner told Brewpublic Saturday they are closing their doors for good. Back in September the owner of the bar, Geoff Phillips told Brewpublic, “I would hope that there will be a time in 2021 that people are comfortable being in a tight space with other people. But I’m not really that optimistic right now and don’t really see that happening next year. If that’s the case, Bailey’s is unlikely to reopen.”
The popular Portland bar first opened in 2007, and grew to be one of Portland’s best watering holes. Bailey’s hosted several annual beer events, including Brewpublic’s KillerBeerFest.
The Oregonian reports Bailey’s follows in the footsteps of other popular spots in Portland, such as Base Camp Brewing and Rogue Ales which announced their closure of its longtime Pearl District pub in September. More than 110,000 eating and drinking establishments in the United States closed for business in 2020, with nearly 2.5 million jobs erased from pre-pandemic levels, according to the National Restaurant Association.