Brady Street was dealt a sizable blow today, as Up & Under announced it will be closing for good after Sunday, September 27. The long-running bar and music venue located at 1216 E. Brady Street let customers know of its plans with a Facebook status they posted Saturday evening:
“Another one bites the dust! Our last day of business will be Sunday, September 27th. So come on down for one last drink.”
Up & Under Pub dates all the way back to 1977. In the early ’80s, the Brady Street staple transitioned into a hub for blues music. Even though its blues focus waned in the late ’90s and 2000s, the bar continued to host live music on a regular basis, as well as karaoke nights and a comedy open mic for a time as well.
Whether you know it as a place to watch live music, a spot to grab a cheap beer, or a place to catch a game, it’s quite possible Up & Under Pub meant something to you at some point if you’ve spent enough time on Brady Street. If that’s the case, swing by for one last round if you feel so inclined.
Farewell, Up & Under Pub.