By late June, bars and restaurants were allowed to launch sidewalk and curbside dining. (And bars had to start serving a "substantive" meal.) By late September, these establishments could start serving indoors — at 25-percent capacity.
Many bars and restaurants have had to close permanently, with dwindling revenues, scant clarity and leadership from elected officials and city agencies and, in some cases, unforgiving landlords. We've documented many of these closings.
However, there are still many places that remain closed — perhaps continuing to wait it out ... or having closed without making the news public.
The following list features places that EVG readers have specifically asked about in recent weeks/months. It's not meant to be a comprehensive rundown of every bar-restaurant currently not open in the neighborhood.
This list also doesn't mean a closure is permanent. (The Library, for instance, continues to be active on Instagram, looking forward to days ahead.)
• A & C Kitchen, Avenue C
• Bar Veloce, Second Avenue (above)
• The Belfry, 14th Street
• Blue & Gold, Seventh Street
• Brindle Room, 10th Street
• Champion Coffee, 14th Street
• City of Saints Coffee, 10th Street
• Crocodile Lounge, 14th Street
• d.b.a., First Avenue
• Doc Holliday's, Avenue A
• Double Down Saloon, Avenue A
• Drexler's, Avenue A
• Drop Off Service, Avenue A
• Drunken Dumpling, First Avenue (Google says permanently closed)
• Finnerty's, Second Avenue
• The Library, Avenue A
• Little Poland, Second Avenue
• Madame Vo BBQ, Second Avenue (Madame Vo is open on 10th Street)
• Milano's, East Houston
• Nostro, Second Avenue
• Paper Daisy, St. Mark's Place
• Prune, First Street
• San Marzano, Seventh Street
• Thirsty Scholar, Second Avenue
• Tile Bar, First Avenue
• 310 Bowery, the Bowery
• Tom & Jerry's, Elizabeth Street
• Williamsburg Pizza, 14th Street (other locations are open)