Just weeks ago, the Twin Cities’ original location of New Bohemia Wurst+BierHaus permanently closed its doors at 233 E. Hennepin Ave. Though the restaurant-slash-bar had occupied that location for eight years, its lease had expired and the building had sold for a cool $16.4 million the year prior.
Now sources close to “New Bo” (as regulars and staff are wont to call it) confirm the Lyn-Lake location in Minneapolis will follow suit by shuttering at the end of this weekend, in what’s beginning to feel like dominoes cascading for the mini-chain.
Over its years in business, the bierhaus’ Aldrich and West Lake Street outpost cultivated a fan base thanks to its airy atmosphere, open floor plan, large tap list, and menu stacked with wursts ranging from classic to exotic, plus those giant pretzels we loved.
For devotees who can’t envision a life without fixes of the latter, the fast-casual chain still has three remaining outposts operating in Roseville, St. Paul, and Golden Valley. Admittedly, all of those options are significantly less walkable from Minneapolis, which now has zero remaining New Bohemias within city limits, and will prove cold comfort to their cadre of Tuesday-Thursday trivia players.
Concrete details of the space's successors are still emerging, but to those in the community primarily concerned with the here-and-now, we remind you that you'll have through 10 p.m. on Sunday, September 29 to visit the existing Lake Street location, where you can gorge on exotic wursts (like rattlesnake rabbit jalapeño!) and shower the friendly bar staff with parting gifts *cough* tips.
800 W. Lake St., Minneapolis