The erstwhile Pig's Eye is losing its Muddy Pig.
The beloved St. Paul beer bar announced Tuesday that it's closing up shop -- and fast! Opened in 2002 by Mark van Wie and Paul Schatz, the Muddy Pig helped pioneer the local craft-beer scene with is sprawling, expertly curated list of globe-spanning suds. And now, it seems, tonight will be the final night at the Pig, a gastropub that won City Pages' Best Neighborhood Bar prize in 2017.
The sad proof's in the sad tweetin':
Muddy Pig @themuddypig With very sad hearts, we will be shutting our doors tonight Tuesday June 5th at 1 am for the very last time. As many know the bar/pub business is tough and just like @Ward6StPaul, we have struggled. Trivia is still on 7:30 w/ sponsor @612Brew. We luv u!!! pic.twitter.com/R7uDJDqWI3— Muddy Pig (@themuddypig) June 5, 2018
That'll do, Pig. That'll do.
In other departed restaurant news: Two St. Paul spots -- Fabulous Fern's and Ward 6 -- announced last week they'll be closing. Pig & Fiddle -- Muddy Pig's sister bar at 50th & France in Minneapolis -- shuttered last year.