Hale’s Ales in Seattle closing after nearly 39 years

SEATTLE — The iconic Hale’s Ales Brewery and Pub in Seattle’s Frelard neighborhood will be closing its doors after Saturday.

April 9 is the last day the brewpub on Leary Way will be open to customers.

The location, which was founded in 1983, was open for nearly 39 years.

“Like many businesses in the hospitality industry, it has been a difficult past few years and the time has come for Mike Hale, the original owners, and the Hales staff to embark upon their next journey. While this announcement comes with a sense of sadness, we also celebrate all the good times, history and great beer that has flowed from our taps,” a March 9 Facebook post from the brewpub said.

Hale’s will be open from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday. If you plan on stopping by, the pub won’t be serving food so that beer tenders will have time to chat with customers before the closure.

The Moisture Festival, which is being held in the Hale’s Palladium, runs through Sunday.

To wrap up decades of business, the location is having a garage sale on April 16 from noon to 5 p.m. and on April 18 and 19 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be Hale’s merchandise, glassware, beer to-go, home and commercial brewing supplies, restaurant supplies, catering and kitchen supplies, furniture and other items.