With all of the other changes the pandemic has wrought, I’m sad to hear that beer bars are on the decline.
I don’t know how long that will be the case: places like Bailey’s were always incredibly lively when I would visit. Clearly there is a space in the market for beer bars, staffed by knowledgeable folk. Hell, you could argue that Portland’s Beer Bunker or Proper Pint are living and thriving examples of this.
But we still lost some cultural institutions and that’s a bummer.