BrewDog on Washington Street closes its doors after just 9 months

The bar was first opened back in July.

BrewDog bar on Washington Street has suddenly closed after just nine months in business.

The news came overnight with staff being called in for a meeting on Monday morning after a busy bank holiday weekend.

The bar was first opened in Cork back in July 2022 by Westside Leisure Ltd (who also manage The Alibi, Voodoo and An Bróg) as part of BrewDog’s first franchise deal, and had created 50 new jobs at the time.

BrewDog on Washington Street (images via Google)

The bar’s social media channels have all disappeared, and the Cork listing has been removed from the official BrewDog website. The bar has also been listed as ‘permanently closed’ on Google.

Twitter users have been expressing their views on the closure this morning:

According to a spokesperson for BrewDog, the decision to close was made by Cork operators, and they hope to bring the franchise back to Cork as soon as they can.

What are your thoughts on the BrewDog closure?

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