By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Feb 08, 2024 at 5:31 PM

According to a statement from owner Paul Jonas, Tonic Tavern, 2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., will shutter for good. Thursday, Feb. 29 will be the bar's last evening of service.

Tonic Tavern opened in 2009 and served not only as a neighborhood bar and live music venue, but also as a welcoming spot for community events. It will be missed.

Here is more of Jonas' statement:

"Thanks to current staff and former employees, all musicians and artists who participated and contributed over the years. The biggest of all thanks to patrons and Bay View neighborhood for being so supportive and receptive over the years. If you can, please come out and support the current staff through this very difficult transition by visiting for a 'final-final'. If you are so inclined visit our social media to share a favorite memory or two."

For Tonic's Facebook page click here. For the Instagram page click here.

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.