taste photo courtesy of taste bar

Taste has closed in the Central West End and will be replaced by new Niche concept Brass Bar

On Tuesday of this week, award-winning cocktail bar Taste, at 4584 Laclede Ave. in the Central West End, closed its doors for the last time, as announced on social media by owner Gerard Craft. 

“While we were hopeful to usher in a new era of Taste when we reopened in June, bouncing back was harder than we anticipated,” Craft’s post reads. “Like so many others in our industry, the past two years have led to countless pivots and changes.”

Despite the hardships Taste faced during the pandemic, Niche Food Group found success in their restaurant next door: Brasserie by Niche. And as a result, Taste closing precedes the opening of Brass Bar, an extension and expansion of Brasserie. Brass Bar will feature “French snacks and cocktails,” and patrons are encouraged to visit both Brasserie and Brass Bar to complement each kitchen’s respective food and drink.

“[Brass Bar] will be a great place to pre-game your Brasserie dinner with an aperitif and snack or to finish your meal with a digestif and dessert,” Craft said in his post.

While no date has yet been given for the opening of Brass Bar, Craft says that Niche “will be re-opening the space very soon.”