Due to an alarming rise in COVID cases, Gov. Jay Inslee has reinstated restrictions on businesses in Washington that will reverberate throughout the restaurant world. Starting November 18, all dining rooms across must be closed until at least December 14. And while outdoor seating and takeout are still allowed, restaurants and bars already severely impacted by nine months of a pandemic have some tough decisions to make. Those that have already established robust to-go offerings will likely continue along that path, but others that have been pulled back and forth between reopening and closing have decided to simply take a pause for now.
Below is a running list of restaurants, bars, and cafes that have recently announced temporary closures for all services, either through the current shutdown or longer (in some cases, the decision to “hibernate” for the winter happened well before Inslee’s order). The list is relatively short at the moment (and doesn’t include places that haven’t reopened at all during the pandemic), but will no doubt grow as the days wear on. If you see another place to add, please send us info via the tipline or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canon (occasional pop-ups planned)
Manolin (now a bagel pop-up)
Mulleady’s Pub (occasional pop-ups planned)
No Anchor (occasional pop-ups planned)