By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer 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 Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.