Ryder’s Tavern has closed permanently in Tower Grove South

Earlier this afternoon, Ryder’s Tavern announced via Facebook that it has permanently closed its doors at 4123 Chippewa St. after five years in business. On March 17, the bar said it was closing temporarily due to the coronavirus and would reevaluate later. 

“Thank you to those that have shared some of their most treasured memories with us, from marriages to Shakespearean Lebowski, the World Series to a Stanley Cup; they are treasured memories of mine as well,” said this afternoon’s post, which was signed by co-owner Ryder Murphy. The letter ended on a hopeful note, with Murphy suggesting that the bar could reopen at a different location in the future. “However, this is not the time,” he wrote. 

Murphy was not immediately available for further comment.