Here today, gone tomorrow. Or at least next week.

A legendary dive bar in the heart of the Garden State has announced it is closing after well over half a century of serving beer and burgers and if you want to hang out with your friends one last time, you better get there quick.

But know this: 60 years is a heck of a lot longer than a lot of other bars and restaurants stay open.

Case in point, the National Restaurant Association says only about one in five restaurants are successful. 60% will fail in their first year and 80% close within five years of opening.

So even with every person on the planet having to eat and drink at some point, there is a 4-in-5 chance that the trendy, new eatery or bar that you just discovered will be gone within a handful of years.

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But that was not the case for the Tilton Inn on Tilton Road in Egg Harbor Township.

Since 1963, the Tilton Inn has welcomed people for lunch, dinner, and late-night snacks.

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It's where locals celebrated the Eagles and Phillies and yelled at the Flyers and Sixers (or vice versa, as is usually the case with Philly sports teams).

It's where you went if you had a lousy day at work or wanted to hang out with your co-workers (even the ones that you can't stand) after a good day on the job.

The Tilton Inn is one of those places that's just always been there.

But not for much longer.

The bar's owners recently took to Facebook to share their news:

In 1963 Al and Mildred Ulrich opened the doors to Tilton Inn. We are incredibly grateful for your support over the past 60+ years. At this time, we have decided it is time for our family to close those doors. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to our incredible staff and loyal customers.

They say their last day is going to be Saturday, April 27th.

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