Park Slope's Bar 4 to Close Permanently in August

By Leslie Albrecht on July 25, 2013 9:11am 

 After 14 years in business, Bar 4 is closing on Aug. 15.
After 14 years in business, Bar 4 is closing on Aug. 15.
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PARK SLOPE — Neighborhood watering hole Bar 4 is closing next month after 14 years in business.

The bar announced "with great sadness" that it will be shutting its doors permanently on Aug. 15.

Bar owners did not give a specific reason for the closure and could not be reached immediately for comment on Wednesday.

The bar's statement said, "The neighborhood has changed, and so have we. But as one era gives way to another we must face the financial realities that have confronted so many other good, hardworking Brooklynites."

Bar 4, on Seventh Avenue and 15th Street, is known for hosting a rotating line-up of bands, comedy, bingo, karaoke and open mic nights. "[T]his venue has been a launching pad for musicians who have gone on to international acclaim and played host to local acts with world class talent," the farewell statement said.

Fans of the bar immediately sounded off online.

Regular Debbie Miller said on Bar 4's Facebook page that she couldn't put her feelings about its demise into words.

"It is where I became a musician," she wrote. "It was my home away from home. It was my port in the storm, and not even an hour subway ride could keep me away from Tuesday open mic every week."

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