By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jul 15, 2020 at 4:45 PM

Ale Asylum Riverhouse, the craft beer focused bar and eatery at 1110 N. Old World 3rd St., has closed its doors, yet another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The closure was officially announced today on Facebook: 

"It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to close Ale Asylum Riverhouse permanently. The harsh realities we face as an industry moving forward as well as the difficulties of operating safely in a neighborhood that relies so heavily on large events has caused us to make this very difficult decision.

"We want to express our utmost gratitude to all of those who raised a pint with us. We were privileged to share in your celebrations and to be a small part of the big changes in our neighborhood over the past few years.

"We know Milwaukee will persevere and emerge from our current situation in a stronger place, and we look forward to continuing to support our friends across the restaurant and craft beer community.

***Please note Ale Asylum Riverhouse is a separate legal entity with separate ownership than Ale Asylum Brewery in Madison, and this announcement has no bearing on the brewery and its continued operations***"

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.