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October 19, 2020
Bay Area Restaurant Closings
The SF Bay Area restaurants that have closed during the pandemic.
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Even though new places continue to open, this is an incredibly challenging time for restaurants. The shutdown, reopening with new guidelines, and concerns for health and safety have forced many to close their doors permanently.

Below is a roundup of those places, though it is not a comprehensive list. By some estimates, over 300 restaurants in the Bay Area have closed. These are just the ones we know about right now. It’s also worth noting that not all of these places are closed for good. Some have stated their plans to return in a new space, or in a different form. We’ve indicated in parenthesis if that’s the case.

If you’re looking for ways to show support, keep ordering takeout, tip well, and also let your local representative know that helping independent restaurants and workers survive this crisis is important to you. The Independent Restaurants Coalition has made it easy to ask your rep to support the Heroes Act (which now includes the Restaurants Act) with this automatic email builder.


  • Angkor Borei
  • Alfred’s Steakhouse
  • Art’s Cafe
  • Badlands
  • Baker Street Bistro
  • Barvale
  • Beachside Coffee Bar & Kitchen
  • Bistro Aix
  • Blind Cat
  • Bussaba
  • Cafe du Soleil (200 Filmore Street)
  • Castro Republic
  • CatHead’s BBQ
  • Cha-Am Thai
  • Dobbs Ferry
  • Dosa (SF’s Fillmore location only. Dosa by Dosa in Oakland remains open.)
  • Estela’s Donburi
  • Farallon
  • Francisca’s
  • Great Gold
  • Hakkasan
  • Harrington’s Bar & Grill
  • Hillside Supper Club
  • Hinodeya (SoMa location only. Japantown location is still open.)
  • Ichi Sushi
  • Indian Paradox
  • It’s Tops
  • Izakaya Roku
  • JapaCurry
  • Jeanne d’Arc
  • La Boulangerie (Sutter Street location only. Other locations remain open.)
  • Locanda
  • Louis’ Diner
  • Love N’ Haight Deli
  • Mauerpark
  • Mestiza
  • Mikaku
  • Naked Fish
  • Nico
  • Nizario’s (Castro location only)
  • Nommo
  • Nopalito (Inner Sunset location only)
  • Obispo
  • Orson’s Belly
  • Pasta Pop-Up
  • Pause Wine Bar
  • Pera
  • Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen
  • Prairie
  • Recchiuti Confections (Dogpatch location only. Ferry Building location is open.)
  • Ristorante Franchino
  • Ritual Coffee (Castro location only. The Mission, Hayes Valley, and Haight locations remain open.)
  • Rotunda at Neiman Marcus
  • Rusty’s Southern
  • Salt House
  • Seal Rock Restaurant
  • Serpentine
  • Skool
  • Southern Pacific Brewing
  • Stacks
  • Straw
  • The Creamery
  • The Crepe Houses
  • The Grove (Hayes Valley location only. The Design District location is open.)
  • The House
  • The Little Chihuahua (Valencia Street location in the Mission only.)
  • The Riddler
  • The Stud
  • Thieves Tavern
  • Ton Kiang
  • Trou Normand
  • Velvet Cantina
  • Vive La Tarte (Ferry Buiding location)
  • Walzwerk
  • Wish


  • Armstrong Brewing Co.


  • 4505 Burgers & BBQ (Laurel District location)
  • Beer Revolution
  • Bica Coffeehouse
  • Black Spring Coffee
  • Dopo
  • Gaylord’s Caffe Espresso
  • Grocery Cafe
  • Independent Brewing Company
  • Kangnam Pho House
  • La Guerrera’s Kitchen
  • La Boulangerie (Rockridge location)
  • Liba
  • Miliki
  • Momo & Curry
  • Perch Coffeehouse
  • Rosamunde (Swan’s Market location only. The SF location in the Mission is open.)
  • Siam Bay Authentic Thai Cuisine
  • Slicer
  • Starline Social Club (The building and business are currently up for sale, and the owners hope the new buyers will carry out Starline Social Club’s legacy.)
  • Subrosa Coffee (both Oakland locations have been sold, and will reopen under new ownership as States Coffee.)
  • Sun Sing Pastry
  • The Lede (The restaurant continues on as a pop-up at Café Encina.)
  • The Stork Club
  • Tribune Tavern
  • Uptown Nightclub


  • Au Coquelet
  • Cafe Ohlone (The restaurant could live on in another form.)
  • Lalime’s
  • Maison Bleue
  • Pacific Standard Taproom
  • Secret Scoop
  • Tartine


  • Mama Papa Lithuania


  • The Meat Up


  • Clarke’s Charcoal Burger


  • Checker NY Deli


  • Vault 164
  • Viognier Restaurant


  • The Saddle Rack


  • Osteria Stellina


  • Mayfield Bakery & Cafe


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