From Atwater Village to Boyle Heights, COVID restaurant and bar closures are piling up | Eastsider on the go

The end of the year usually finds most restaurants and bars busy with holiday celebrations.

But a spike in COVID cases and concerns about the fast-spreading Omicron variant have prompted a growing list of places to close or temporarily limit operations as the New Year approaches.

Here is a sampling of recent closures, changes and reopenings:

Village Atwater

Tam O’Shanter

“Out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to close on-site restaurants until the first week of January. We plan to resume take-out orders from Wednesday 12/29 from 12-2pm and 5-8pm. “

Boyle Heights


“Xelas Fam, out of an abundance of caution and love for our customers and our community, we have decided to close for the week. It was a really tough decision to make as it’s always a good time to celebrate NYE with you all ✨ We need to prioritize the health of our staff and customers above all. In the meantime, we will find ways to take extra precautions in the new year. Thank you all for your understanding💖 Let’s work together to spread love not germs in 2022 💞”

The Fable | Eagle Rock

“We have made the unfortunate, but necessary, decision to close for the remainder of the year. With the recent spike in Covid cases, it does not seem safe, responsible or smart to stay open and for our staff, guests or their families being put in a scenario where getting sick seems inevitable.

We would love to be able to ring in 2022 with all of you, but we will have to do it in person later in the new year. We are aiming to return on Monday 01/03 but will keep everyone updated here. In the meantime, stay safe, stay healthy, stay adorable.”

Echo Park


Re-opened today (December 29) after positive tests among staff forced the bar to close and offer take-out only.

“Staff have been tested and cleared to work. We will be opening later than 4pm on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate current staff, but we are delighted to be back. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination when you’re seated. ❤️🐊”

Highland Park

The goldfish

“We will be closed until it’s safe to reopen. We’ll let you know here when we’re ready to party ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Stay healthy everyone 🧡”


“Due to the current Covid outbreak, HiPPO will remain closed until Wednesday January 5th! We want to keep our team and guests safe for the remainder of the holiday – We hope everyone continues to stay safe and enjoy the rest of 2021!! Thank you all so much for supporting HiPPO during this time, and we’ll see you in 2022”

Los Feliz


“Just drop to let you know that we are 𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐈𝐍 𝐒𝐄𝐑𝐕𝐈𝐂𝐄 😟 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐈𝐍 𝐃𝐞𝐜 … we keep an eye on the situation of Covid-19 / Omicron, and it seems that there was enough a peak in our late county, so we have decided to offer only 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐝𝐨𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 for now. Thank you for your understanding and patience, you want to say anything to us. “

Silver Lake

The black Cat

The restaurant is still holding a New Year’s Eve celebration, but it will now be held outdoors only. “We have heaters! The weather seems clear”

small pine

Reopened for takeout today (December 29) after closing on Tuesday ‘due to a few positive cases here’.

It’s worth checking with these places and others for last minute changes.

If you are aware of additional closings or reopenings, contact us at [email protected]

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