I just read on the West Coaster's website that Downtown Johnny Brown's is closing tomorrow, April 29th. Downtown Johnny Brown's, which opened in 1987, was a craft beer pioneer. It was one of the first restaurants/bars in town to have an extensive, craft-focused tap list. More important than the number of taps was the thought that went into the beer selection. It was not like a Yard House or other mega-tap restaurant where with fifty taps there are only about five beers worth drinking. Downtown Johnny Brown's tap list required reading before ordering so you would not miss something good. I liked the throwback feel, too, if 1987 is a throwback. Downtown Johnny Brown's reminded me of a simpler time in my life, and I am going to miss it.