Draught Horse Pub & Grill, a go-to watering hole for Temple University students and faculty for the last 20 years, is permanently closing this month, Director of Operations Mike Frost told the Business Journal on Monday.
The North Philadelphia concept, known for an extensive beer menu and pub food like tacos, burgers and sandwiches, will close by Feb. 17, Frost said.
The staple Temple eatery has operated just off the school's campus at 1431 Cecil B. Moore Ave. since it opened in February 2001, reports PBJ.com. Since that time, the bar has been a tried-and-true spot for students looking to watch a sports game, take a break from studying or participate in activities like late-night karaoke.
“We just couldn’t come to real terms on an effective long-term lease and that's the gist of it,” he added.
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