Opened 2008, The Hop & Vine has been one of the city's most serious beer and wine bottleshops for years, with its large picnic-table-studded patio for onsite sipping, but according to a recent press release from the owners, it will close at the end of July—the month of its eight year anniversary.
In the release, The Hope & Vine owner Yetta Vorobik-Yakobson says, "We love the neighborhood, our loyal followers, and the best staff a bar could have, but after deep contemplation, my husband and I have decided not to renew the lease as the expense to proceed with a new lease would be too great."
But Hop & Vine could resurface in some form or another. Yetta and her husband Chad hope to reopen "with a similar feel, slightly larger kitchen, and of course, a gorgeous patio that Hop & Vine was known for." But they are not ready to announce concrete plans.
For now, you still have the better half of a summer to soak up The Hop & Vine. After that, you will still be able to tap into Yetta and Chad's style through their Ampersand products, which currently include wines and beers, with ciders and spirits coming soon. Upcoming releases include a golden sour botanical ale aged in Ransom Old Tom Gin Barrels for one year.