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"Dosa" Indian Restaurant Closes For Good in SF“Dosa” Indian Restaurant Closes For Good in SF
By - posted 9/16/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to San Francisco Chronicle for letting us know that upscale South Indian restaurant Dosa has closed its last San Francisco location on Fillmore Street after 12 years in the city. But it’s not all bad news for Dosa fans. Although their brick and mortar locations in San Francisco are closed (Fillmore more...

Farallon Restaurant Permanently Closed After 23 YearsFarallon Restaurant Permanently Closed After 23 Years
By - posted 9/12/2020
Eat & Drink, Goodbye, Only in San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

In case you missed it, sad news from SFGATE, Farallon Restaurant will close permanently. Farallon Restaurant is a well-known upscale seafood restaurant in San Francisco. Famous for their raw bar, long wine list & undersea-themed decor like jellyfish lamps and a hand-painted dome ceiling that once covered a swimming pool. On March 18th, more...

54% of All Storefronts in SF Are Still Closed54% of All Storefronts in SF Are Still Closed
By - posted 8/25/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to KPIX for letting us know that a recent survey by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce determined that more than half of all storefronts in San Francisco are not currently open for business due to COVID-19. The study of approximately 2,500 storefronts showed that about 1,200 were open (46%) more...

Back to the Bus... Muni Shuts Down Subway AgainBack to the Bus… Muni Shuts Down Subway Again
By - posted 8/25/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Gate and SF Examiner for letting us know that Muni has shut down their Metro tunnel/subway service just two days after restarting it. SF Gate reports that two issues – including a positive COVID-19 test for someone in the system’s control enter, along with an overhead wiring issue more...

A Nightclub Named "YOLO" Is Replacing Slim's in SoMaA Nightclub Named “YOLO” Is Replacing Slim’s in SoMa
By - posted 8/14/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Broke Ass Stuart and KQED for letting us know the nightclub that will be replacing Slim’s on 11th street in SoMa is called “YOLO.” Whereas Slim’s hosted live music for 30 years, YOLO will be a more traditional nightclub with EDM and top 40 DJs and will be opened more...

SF's Adorable 3 Fish Studios Moving Away from the BaySF’s Adorable 3 Fish Studios Moving Away from the Bay
By - posted 8/3/2020
Artsy Fartsy, Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know the sad news that Outer Sunset art gallery 3 Fish Studios will be closing their San Francisco storefront at the end of August. Thankfully the husband and wife team, Annie Galvin and Eric Rewitzer, behind the studio won’t stop making their adorable and more...

Tadich Grill, SF's Oldest Restaurant, Closes (For Now)Tadich Grill, SF’s Oldest Restaurant, Closes (For Now)
By - posted 7/30/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that just a month after reopening for takeout, Tadich Grill, San Francisco’s oldest restaurant dating back to 1849, has shut down operations and plans to reopen when indoor dining is allowed. The 171-year-old restaurant announced on Facebook and Instagram that it will temporarily more...

369 Restaurants Permanently Closed in SF Bay Area369 Restaurants Permanently Closed in SF Bay Area
By - posted 7/29/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Gate and KRON4 for letting us know about Yelp’s recent economic impact study which reported a rather grim picture for businesses in the 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 more...

Sneaky's BBQ Shuts Down After 12 YearsSneaky’s BBQ Shuts Down After 12 Years
By - posted 7/20/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Another one bites the dust. In an email to its mailing list today, the Bay Area’s Sneaky’s BBQ announced that it was closing for good after 12 years in operation. “Thank you for your years of support” – Ben, Sneaky’s Having started in the underground food scene, then moving to Rebel and more...

157-Year-Old "Cliff House" Restaurant Closes Temporarily157-Year-Old “Cliff House” Restaurant Closes Temporarily
By - posted 7/20/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to KRON4 letting us know that the Cliff House has temporarily shut down operations on July 20th after 157 years in business. The Cliff House, perched atop Ocean Beach, originally had provided takeout service, but decided it wasn’t viable. Related: Louis’ Diner, w/ Epic Ocean Beach Views, Shuts After 83 more...

Louis' Diner, w/ Epic Ocean Beach Views, Shuts After 83 YearsLouis’ Diner, w/ Epic Ocean Beach Views, Shuts After 83 Years
By - posted 7/15/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know the sad news that Louis’ Restaurant, which has perched atop the cliffs overlooking Ocean Beach, has shut down after 83 years due to coronavirus. ” To wait out this pandemic was financially unreasonable. We are especially sad to not have been able to more...

SF's Cable Cars Won't Return Until Vaccine is ReadySF’s Cable Cars Won’t Return Until Vaccine is Ready
By - posted 7/9/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to the SF Chronicle for letting us know that San Francisco’s beloved cable cars won’t run again until a coronavirus vaccine is ready. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the system was shut down to protect operators from infection. Although the cable cars are open air, they do not offer a compartment more...

Classic 1935 SF Diner "It's Tops" on Market Street Closes for GoodClassic 1935 SF Diner “It’s Tops” on Market Street Closes for Good
By - posted 6/13/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Sad news from Broke-Ass Stuart,  the legendary “It’s Tops” Diner closes in forever in SF.  It’s Tops is known for its prominent neon signage at the corner of Market Street, the original 1935 diner atmosphere with knotty pine walls dripping with nostalgia, vinyl-clad booths, and counter stools, and authentic tabletop chrome more...

Aunt Charlie's Might Close... The Last Queer Bar in TenderloinAunt Charlie’s Might Close… The Last Queer Bar in Tenderloin
By - posted 6/7/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Hoodline for letting us know the sad news that the Tenderloin’s Aunt Charlie’s Lounge needs help and might permanently close in August. Aunt Charlie’s Lounge is the Tenderloin’s last drag bar, a historical landmark, and a symbol of the city’s vital queer and trans culture. The business closed its more...

The Stud “Bottle Shop” 5-Hour Sale of All Their BoozeThe Stud “Bottle Shop” 5-Hour Sale of All Their Booze
By - posted 5/29/2020
Goodbye, What's Closed / What's Open

The Stud might be closing its doors and as they bid farewell let’s get you drunk again, for the last time for a lil bit!  Support their one-day-only bottle shop as they sell off the rest of their booze. They are open on May 29th from 2 pm to 7 pm more...