For seven or eight years I've been beer-commuting 647 miles from Oklahoma to Minnetonka to drink real ale as often as I can (without being declared clinically insane).
As a Brit who loves everything about the USA except for its beers, Sherlock's offered a hoppy oasis in a changing world. An (only slightly inconvenient) watering hole away from home.
Hey, I just drove the pilgrimage again on Sat Jan25, and believe you me I had *quite* a thirst going by the time I drove into the parking lot at 600pm after 11 hours on the road, mainly I-35.
Saturday Prime-Time and . . . C-L-O-S-E-D!!!!
Dark as night. And yet just a month on last visit around Xmas, all well and no signs or word of trouble.
A note on the door: "Sherlock's Home is Closed" but no further information offered. I know this was a niche concept on the real ale front, but the food was relatively mainstream and the bar congenial for every drinker, not just brewpub fans. The beers were the finest in the US if you crave authentic English ale taste.
Can someone please tell me (lie to me if necessary!) this is just temporary? Or offer any further information?? This is like losing a family member for me & my wife. You will see several places herein where I have recommended the place as crackerjack AOK. In cities with hideous chain restaurants by the godzillion, all flourishing, I can't believe this has happened.
Nor can I face flying 5500 miles for a decent pint.
Any information please? Is it simply yet "another closed restaurant"? Or can someone hold out any hope for revival or reincarnation . . . or explanation for temporary closure ("kitchen fire" he surmises with optimism)?
Bloody Hell!!!!!! I love the place. I have (I calculate) driven almost twice around the world in terms of mileage solely in order to drink there (it's 1294 miles per trip, and I tally visits as at least 30). I can virtually guarantee I am the recordholder there. Sanity notwithstanding.
p.s. Bloody Hell!!~~