Abraxas, everyone's favorite south of 5th beer bar on Miami Beach, will be making some changes for the next couple weeks. Unfortunately, this means that they will be closing for the next week (1/19-1/27) and opening only Thursday -Saturday when they return for a short period of time. Here is the letter from the man himself, Diego Escobar, about all the details of why this is happening.
"hello friends of Abraxas Lounge!
just wanted to pass on some news about the bar so that you get them directly from the source! :-)
first, the bar is doing well as more and more people come to know about and appreciate what we do! despite the uneven economy we continue to hold steady and even grow. we will be celebrating our 4th year in business in April!
as the sole owner of the business every once in a while I have to make some tough decisions and I have to take some time to reshuffle priorities a bit and take care of my personal issues.
to that end, I will be closing the bar for business starting Wednesday the 19th of January until Thursday the 27th of January. I will taking a trip to visit family in Colombia during that time and... yes, rest a bit!
thereafter, and let me make clear that this is a TEMPORARY CHANGE, we will only be open for business, Thursday through Saturday.
our now legendary Trivial Tuesdays will move (temporarily again...) to Thursdays and become... Trivial Thursdays!
it is obvious we could never survive if this were a permanent change, and I promise I will try to make this period as short as possible!
we will come back full-time soon, no doubt, and that is also a promise!
there will be small but significant improvements and we will continue to host great beer events and be your favorite SoBe beer-centric neighborhood bar!
on that note, I want to THANK YOU all for your continued support and wish you all a great 2011!!!"
When Abraxas does reopen, the weekend of 1/28, they will be hosting a barley wine weekend. The lineup is being finalized but it looks great so far.