South First neighborhood restaurant Porter Ale House and Gastropub is now closed, according to its Facebook page. It “will be closing effective immediately,” it read, though it gave no reason for the shutter. Its last day was yesterday, Thursday, July 27.
Owners Trevor Lane, Neil Joiner, and Joe Bixel opened the restaurant in January 2014. The restaurant was known for its elevated take on pub fare for lunch, dinner, and brunch, like like tater tot poutine, pierogies, grilled pimento cheese sandwiches, pigs in a blanket with Smokey Denmark sausages, and more. It also had a lengthly beer list and cocktails.
The Facebook message teased future projects, though: “We will be seeing you again soon as we have other projects in the works.” Eater has reached out for more information, watch this space for updates.
Update, 9:27 a.m.: “We may hold on to the space,” Joiner told Eater, “but that is still undecided at the moment.”
Joiner recently opened his own food truck, The Black Forest, that focuses on German food. The menu includes pretzels, sausages, potato pancakes, schnitzel sandwiches, and other dishes. It can be found over at Live Oak Brewing Company in Del Valle, open from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and noon to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday