Mikkeller’s Los Angeles taproom has closed its doors after three years, according to Eater LA.
A staff-wide email from Operating Partner Chuck Stilphen leaked out, stating the operation never broke even. “Mikkeller DTLA has lost money every month since it opened three years ago. I’ve exhausted all my money and credit lines covering payroll, rent, etc. I’ve been doing everything I can to keep the place open,” Stilphen said.
He added that a recent lawsuit was the final straw in the decision to close the door. While it’s not clear what the lawsuit may be about, there are rumors afloat on various beer groups within Facebook and Reddit.
The Los Angeles bar celebrated its third anniversary with a party on February 22nd and while its closure has not been announced on any of its social media platforms, the location has been scrubbed from the brand’s global website.
The San Francisco Mikkeller Bar opened in July 2013.