WeHo’s Hi Tops Bar Closes Temporarily During 3-Week Shutdown

Hi Tops Bar WeHo - Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

Hi Tops Bar, located at 8933 Santa Monica Boulevard, announced via their social media that they will not be offering pick-up or delivery during the LA County Health Department’s temporary shutdown of outdoor dinning for the next three weeks. The shutdown went into effect the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 26, and is set to continue for three weeks, until December 20, 2020.

“Hi Fam, we’ve decided to close altogether for this very temporary shut down,” reads a post on their official Facebook page that went up today. “We are really hoping it’s only 3 weeks like they’re saying, but no one really knows. This roller coaster we are on is really quite something! Wear your masks, be safe and know that WE WILL BE BACK!! As always, thank you for the continuous love and support you’ve all shown us 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡”

Hi Tops Bar WeHo – Photo taken November 7, 2020 by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

It appears there was a change of heart at the sports bar known for their to-go cocktails, and their bar food items like nachos and burgers. A previous Facebook post sounded more optimistic in light of the temporary shutdown.

“We are back at it!” Reads a Facebook post dated November 28. “We will be here for all your NACHO and Margarita needs for the next 3 weeks! It’s a beautiful day for a walk to grab some food and drinks to go! Full food menu, pre batched cocktails, plus beer and wine. Monday – Friday 4-10 • Saturday & Sunday 12-10. 🥨🍔🥗🍟🥃🧋#hitopsbar #needanachoemoji #caviar #postmates #grubhub #ubereats”

Hi Tops opened in late August, 2018. It took over the space once occupied by Bar10, which closed in early July of that year. The original Hi Tops Bar debuted in San Francisco in 2012. The gay sports bar was popular for their featured games on various TVs. It played host to trivia nights, along with other themed nights. They applied for an Outzone with the City of West Hollywood and were set up for outdoor dining by early September.

It is unclear why they decided to close during the temporary shutdown. Emails to their website have not yet been returned.

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1 year ago

They decided to close giving the operating costs outweighed revenue earned from pick up – which impacts their ability to launder $.