369 Restaurants Permanently Closed in SF Bay Area
The study from March 1 to July 10 showed that the San Francisco metro area (SF-Oak-Hayward) has seen 369 permanent restaurant closures. Among those restaurants closed forever include Velvet Cantina, It’s Tops, Nopalito (Inner Sunset), Louis’ Diner, ICHI Sushi, Locando, Toy Boat Dessert Cafe, Dobbs Ferry and many more.
What’s Still Open?: San Francisco Outdoor Dining Guide: 215+ Open Patios & Restaurants – updated 7/29/20
The Bay Area also has 5,100+ total permanent business closures reported, the second most of any metro area in the U.S. (after Los Angeles). On a per capita basis (per 1,000 businesses), the Bay Area has the third highest permanent closure rate in the county after Las Vegas and Honolulu.
Closed Beloved Bay Area Businesses
- Tadich Grill, SF’s Oldest Restaurant, Closes (For Now) – 7/30/20
- Louis’ Diner, w/ Epic Ocean Beach Views, Shuts After 83 Years
- Sneaky’s BBQ Shuts Down After 12 Years
- 157-Year-Old “Cliff House” Restaurant Closes Temporarily
- Classic 1935 SF Diner “It’s Tops” on Market Street Closes for Good
- SF’s “Toy Boat Dessert Cafe” Being Sold After 38 Years
- Oakland Dive Bar “Stork Club” Closes After 102 Years
- SF’s Oldest Gay Bar “The Stud” Closes