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Closing time: Bars & restaurants that have closed during COVID-19

Note: The contents of this guide were checked for accuracy when this article was updated on July 10, 2020 at 4:14 p.m. We continually update the thousands of articles on, but it's possible some details, specials and offers may have changed. As always, we recommend you call first if you have specific questions for the businesses mentioned in the guide.

In these tough times, businesses are grappling with uncertainty. In some cases, that uncertainty – paired with any number of additional factors – requires them to make the tough decision to shutter, either temporarily or permanently.

To keep you apprised, we've created a list of bars and restaurants which have closed their doors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have made the decision to close (hopefully temporarily) for financial or safety reasons. Others have reached the point where they must close permanently.

While preventing every closing is a near impossible task, we can all do our part by patronizing our favorite establishments, purchasing gift cards and merchandise, and doing all we can to provide them with enough income to make it through these hard times.

Here is our list of restaurants which are open for carry-out, dine-in and patio service.

Temporary closures
Permanent closures

Temporary closures

Carnevor Steakhouse Moderne
718 N. Milwaukee St.
Effective date: June
Duration: Temporarily closed

Comet Cafe
1947 N. Farwell Ave.
Effective date: July 5
Duration: Closed for the foreseeable future

Fuel Cafe - Riverwest
818 E. Center St.
Effective date: July 12
Duration: Closed for the foreseeable future

Soup Otzie's
3950 S. Howell Ave.
Effective date: June 3
Duration: Temporarily closed through end of July

732 E. Burleigh St.
Effective date: March 30
Duration: Closed for the foreseeable future

Permanent closures

Bavette at the Mequon Public Market
6300 W. Mequon Rd.
Closed: June
The Third Ward location remains open.

Beans & Barley at the Mequon Public Market
6300 W. Mequon Rd.
Closed: June
The East Side restaurant in Milwaukee remains open.

Between the Lakes
N50 W34959 Wisconsin Ave., Okauchee
Closed: effective May 19

Bowls at the Mequon Public Market
6300 W. Mequon Rd.
Closed: June
The Walker's Point location remains open

Blue's Egg - Shorewood
4195 N. Oakland Ave.
Closed: effective April 14
A new concept is being planned for the former breakfast and brunch spot.

Crawdaddy's Roadhouse
9638 W. National Ave., West Allis

Closed: effective May 28

The Farmer's Wife
6533 W. Mitchell St., West Allis

Closed: effective May 31

316 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 269-9908
Closed: effective July 18

Fire on Water
518 N. Water St., Milwaukee
Closed: effective June 30
According to their farewell post on Facebook, Fire on Water is "hoping to have a proper send off so stay tuned for more information on that."

Johnny V's Classic Cafe
1650 S 84th St., West Allis

Closed: effective May 27
The restaurant hopes to reopen in a new location.


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