Currently, it’s not possible to review retired places.
That needs to be changed. Ratebeer is first and foremost a rating site. People are spending their money and their time, two very valuable resources, to travel and visit beer places. Backlogs pile up which they don’t always have the time to enter immediately. And places get closed - as we’ve seen with Covid, very abruptly, sometimes without warning. And get retired. And then raters who have spent the time and money to visit them, partly for place ratings, cannot enter theirs. And that stinks.
Admins can unretire, rate, then retire again, they can be asked for that, but that is a shitty workaround.
“But nobody has any use for those ratings?! Why would you rate a closed place!?”
-Ratebeer is not only a “let’s cater to visitors” service, but a rating service. So raters themselves have use for them, sometimes as mnemonic devices to remember a journey. And no visitor has any use for textless ratings either, and yet those are very much allowed. So no argument there.
Closed places don’t show up in searches and are clearly marked everywhere as closed (except for those that were never reported as closed). It doesn’t create any clutter, it’s not hurting anyone.
MAKE RETIRED PLACES RATEABLE AGAIN!