By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Aug 01, 2022 at 11:45 AM

After 11 years in business, Saloon on Calhoun with Bacon, 17000 W. Capitol Dr., is shuttering.

In a YouTube video, co-owner Dave Dayler says, "It is with heavy hearts and bacon-clogged arteries that we announce the closing of Saloon on Calhoun."

The last day of operations will be Saturday, Aug. 20. Patrons are urged to use all coupons, vip cards, drink chips and gift certificates by this date.

Saloon on Calhoun won WAMI’s Best Live Music Venue in SE Wisconsin four years in a row. 

According to a press release, the reason for the close is due to low attendance post-Covid, increasing expenses and economic challenges brought on by the high cost of fuel.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.