LOGAN SQUARE — Popular cocktail bar Scofflaw has closed indefinitely, becoming the latest Chicago bar/restaurant to temporarily shut down as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.
The team behind the Logan Square bar, located at 3201 W. Armitage Ave., posted on Instagram that Monday would be the bar’s last night of operations.
The team didn’t say when the establishment might reopen, but used the hashtags: #seeyousoon, #openagainaftercovidrestrictionscalmdown and #temporaryclosure.
The owner didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.
“Thanks to everyone that came out to support us the last few weeks and the last 8+ years. Hope to see you on the other side, cheers!” the post reads.
Scofflaw joins several other Chicago bars and restaurants that have closed for the winter as coronavirus cases in Chicago and Illinois skyrocket and officials continue to tighten restrictions on such businesses.
Elske in the West Loop, Politan Row in Fulton Market and Dove’s Lucheonette in Wicker Park are among those that have announced winter closures in recent weeks. The owners hope to reopen in the spring when patio season resumes.
Scofflaw also briefly shut down last month after an employee tested positive for the virus.
The group that owns Scofflaw owns several other bars in the area, including two across the street: The Moonlighter and Outside Voices. Scofflaw, which specializes in gin cocktails, has become a neighborhood favorite since opening in 2012.
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