In an announcement that will likely come as a surprise to many Abilenians, Barley-Hoppers Drafthouse has announced that it is closing. Barley-Hoppers was well known and well loved, especially among craft beer enthusiast. Here is a statement from the owners, taken from their Facebook page. The bar is closed as of last Saturday.

It is with heavy hearts that we write this post. We have decided to close our doors for good. We came to Abilene and did exactly what we meant to accomplish….we started a craft beer revolution in a small town! Over the past 3 years we have met the most amazing people from all walks of life and are privileged to be able to now call you friends/framily! We thank you for all of the encouragement when we first opened our doors, as well as your support and patronage throughout the years! We may be closing our doors, but I know we will live forever in y’alls hearts and in the fond memories that were made here! Thank You Abilene!!! CHEERS!!!

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