Two spots at 314 Clematis St. seem to have closed, underscoring the constant churn of tenants along downtown West Palm Beach’s commercial strip.
On Saturday, the many flat screens at Southern Railway Tap House appeared to have been removed, and the phone went unanswered over the weekend. A poster at the entrance advertised the previous week’s UFC fight. (I visited Feb. 11, and found an impressive array of microbrews on tap, a sparse crowd and a super-sticky men’s room floor that cried out for a vigorous mopping.)
The adjacent Off the Hookah also seems closed. The nightclub’s website still touts tickets to a New Year’s Eve party.
Contact numbers for the owner of Southern Railway Tap House and Off the Hookah connect to Passion Nightclub in Hollywood, and its operation seems to be in doubt, too. The club’s website reads, “The End of An Era 12/31/04-02/04/17.”
As for the Clematis Street locations, Downtown Development Authority head Raphael Clemente said they’re “in limbo.” He was uncertain whether they remain open.