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Daily Dining News: RIP River Rock Tap House


Photo taken Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Restaurant was closed for business.

River Rock Tap House opened in July 2011, and a year later, they've gone out of business, according to a tweet yesterday evening.

River_rock_closedThe Scotty B referenced in the tweet appears to be from Social Stitcher, a social media firm. My guess is that Scotty handled social media for the restaurant. The same message was tweeted from the @SocialStitcher account last night. I tweeted at @SocialStitcher late last night for clarification, but haven't heard back.

Honestly, I'm a little surprised the business closed. While I had no insight into their finances, they consistently ranked in the Top 15 Most Popular Happy Hours and people seemed to like the place. Maybe there's more to this story.

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I dont see El Centro on 28th and J listed..they have the BEST Margarita's, Guacamole and squid/shrimp appetizer in town..

I'm not surprised River Rock closed. They never filled out their taps, and the staff had limited knowledge of the craft beers they served. The space didn't feel welcoming or comfortable.

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