Tuesday, August 31, 2010
rest in peace
brix 42 was a place i had hoped would remain a part of the pasadena landscape. i liked the food, i liked the atmosphere, and most importantly, i liked that they brewed their own beer.
after a few months it became clear that things were beginning to crumble. desperate for more business, their website began promoting things like comedy night, club night, karaoke night, and all night happy hour. a friend and i had thought about going recently and noticed they were no longer open on mondays or tuesdays - beginning of the end, he said. he was right.
the other day mr. earl was looking for a local watering hole to take a friend who was visiting from out of town. i recommended brix 42, but after checking their website, mr. earl informed me that they had indeed closed for business.
looking back it was probably inevitable. the seemingly cursed location has housed a lengthy list of establishments that last for a few years and then crumble. while i was happy brix 42 made their own beer, none of it was memorable enough for me to want to go back on a regular basis to have a pint. i'm sad to see it go, but i'm hoping someone else who has a passion for brewing can move in to the space and start making some clever and creative ales for the pasadena public.