The late-afternoon crowd was a mix of die-hard regulars, many pointing and snapping photos of their personal shamrock on the ceiling, former and current employees, Guinness-loving barhoppers hoping to glimpse history before it's gone, and other looky-loos simply interested in seeing a place on its last day of business. Luke Perry even jumped behind the bar to pour some whiskey at one point. Noticeably not there? Ebbink or any of the current owners, but there were very big bouncers outside in case things got rowdy (it didn't, beyond the regular drunken toasts, etc.).
The bartenders worked overtime to make as many coffees as they could, and at least around 5 PM, there was still beer to sell - not the case around 7 PM. Friends posting on the social medias were keeping us updated: there was no more beer, just whiskey; there were people on top of the bar making toasts; and last call happened way before 2 AM, at least that's what we heard. We overheard many an employee and/or regular ask, "Where were all of these people before?" We had hoped to see end-of-night photos on the TB Facebook page, but it looks like they took it down completely. There is a new Keep Tom Bergin's Open page, however. Take a look below at some snaps from our final visit.