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Lager’s Ale House Will Serve Its Final Beer in December

The craft beer haven opened in 1996


Lager’s International Ale House, a Metairie beer tavern that opened on Veterans Boulevard in 1996, will close its doors this December, Ian McNulty reports. It was one of the only places in the city for craft beer when it opened.

The owners, who also own The Bulldog bars, said that rent increases made it impossible to sell “quality products at fair value, so simply raising prices to absorb the rent increase is not an option” in a Facebook post announcing the closing. They also said that their rent was already much higher than their that of their competitors.

The tavern has 75 beers on tap, plus over 100 in bottles. The pub menu includes burgers and other sandwiches, fries, nachos, salads, and flatbreads.

Lager’s is open regular hours, seven days a week from 11 a.m. on, until it closes at the end of December.

The owners did say that they are looking into reopening it in a new location, though no plans have been set.

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