COBBLE HILL — Last Exit Bar, the 16-year-old local tavern and neighborhood trivia institution, is set to shutter its doors at the end of the month, the owners announced this week.
Known for its boozy spelling bees and trivia nights, the bar, at 136 Atlantic Ave., near Henry Street, announced the closure on its Facebook page Monday.
A bartender at Last Exit confirmed the closure and said that there had been problems negotating a new lease with the landlord.
“We are incredibly lucky to have had this chance and opportunity to own our own business in NYC and we will never forget it,” owners said in the Facebook post.
Last Exit’s pub quiz was touted as one of the longest-running in the city with questions about sports, politics and even quirkier topics like “Canadian or Not Canadian?” and “Bodega Price is Right,” according to its website.
The bar also hosted a spelling competition for adults called a “Slurring Bee.” Participants competed for the title of Queen Bee and took a shot before each round, DNAinfo New York previously reported.
“Last Exit is such a special place and the memories will last forever,” the post read.
Other openings and closings in the neighborhood include:
► Heights Café, a New American restaurant at Montague and Hicks Streets in Brooklyn Heights, will reopen next week after an extensive renovation. The restaurant will reopen on April 7 with a brand new menu.
► Brooklyn Bodyburn, a Williamsburg fitness studio, is opening its second location in Cobble Hill in June, Well + Good NYC reported. The new studio will be located at 296 Court St., once home to an 18-year-old gift shop, which closed in January.