More Temporary Bar & Restaurant Closures

  Last modified on May 10th, 2021

As indoor dining remains suspended and a big snowstorm makes its way to NYC, more Upper West Side restaurants are closing for the winter.

We recently reported that both Alice’s Tea Cup and Nobody Told Me announced their winter pauses.

The following bars and restaurants have decided to follow suit:

The Dead Poet, located at 450 Amsterdam Avenue between 81st and 82nd Streets. The Irish bar announced that they “have decided to pause our operations, TEMPORARILY, through the end of 2020.” They note however that “If the weather shifts and we are able to open outside for a few hours on a day or two we will let everyone know, so stay updated by following us and sharing our posts.”


The Milling Room, located at 446 Columbus Avenue between 81st and 82nd Streets.  The website states that “Due to the decision made by Gov. Cuomo and the most recent restrictions regarding indoor dining and restaurants in NYC, we will be temporarily closed for all services beginning Monday, December 14th. We are extremely disappointed as we put everything into creating a safe environment for our team and guests. We plan to reopen in the Spring. Please join our mailing list to be notified of our opening date.”

One of our readers also mentioned that a note was posted on the door of Caledonia Bar, located at 424 Amsterdam Avenue between 80th and 81st Streets, stating that they’d be temporarily closing. We contacted the owner, Michael Ferrie, who wrote back, saying he “decided not to invest in permanent outdoor structures as the city seems to be constantly changing the rules on the set up of them,” adding that he’d be closing all of his bars for the winter or until indoor dining is allowed again. In brighter news, Ferrie tells us he’s taken over the former Beer Shop space (next door at 422 Amsterdam) and plans to open a new bar there!

More restaurants are likely to join this list soon, while others will continue to offer takeout and delivery only.


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