RUSSIAN HILL — Hotspot Stones Throw is closing after five years on January 1. The culprit? Mandatory seismic retrofitting.
MISSION — Much-loved bar and venue Elbo Room is closing at the end of the year. It’ll be taken over by the owners of Playland on Polk Street. Elbo Room will maintain its new location in Oakland.
HEALDSBURG — Sonoma County destination Shed, an award-winning restaurant and marketplace, is closing December 31.
NORTH BEACH — Albona Ristorante Istriano is closing at the end of the year, and with it goes San Francisco’s only restaurant specializing in the cuisine of Istria.
BERNAL HEIGHTS — After eight years, popular hangout Iron & Gold will close in December when its lease is up
ALAMO SQUARE — Despite its immediate popularity, Theorita is closing December 24. The Che Fico team might try to find a smaller space to house the pie and burger spot in the future.
PALO ALTO — Family-run Indian staple Janta is closing December 24 due to a looming rent increase. It first opened in 1993.
HAYES VALLEY — Bai Thong Thai Cuisine will permanently close on December 23. The owner will stick around SF as a caterer.
OAKLAND — One of the city’s most critically acclaimed restaurant, the fire-centric Camino, is closing after a final cocktail party on December 22.
MISSION — Beloved pizzeria Pauline’s Pizza & Wine Bar — open since 1985 — is closing after December 21. The owner wants to retire.
OAKLAND — After less than a year in business, Indian spot Shalimar Garden has already closed on Piedmont Avenue. It’s now a Thai restaurant.
CASTRO — Cafe Hearth closed after four years in business.
BERKELEY — The local post of international novelty pizza chain Kono Pizza is no more.
BERKELEY — After 12 years of drawing long lines to the Elmwood, Mary Canales has closed Ici Ice Cream.
TENDERLOIN — Soul food restaurant Farmerbrown has closed after 13 years, though the pot in the San Francisco airport will remain open.
HAYES VALLEY — The Meatball Bar has quietly closed after just seven months in business, though the Financial District location remains open.
BERKELEY — Downtown Berkeley cafe Piq — with its large patio and Italian baked goods — abruptly closed.
CASTRO — Popular tapas restaurant Contigo has closed.
EMBARCADERO — Pier 3 seafood restaurant Seaside Cafe has reportedly closed, lasting just a year.
OAKLAND — In Oakland Chinatown, traditional Vietnamese spot Kim Huong has permanently closed, with the owner moving on to retirement.
MISSION — After eight years in business, Valencia Street cafe the Blue Fig has closed. According to note posted on the door, the owners couldn’t find people to staff it.
OAKLAND — After 37 years in business, Cybelle’s on Piedmont closed. The family decided to move on due to rising costs in labor and ingredients.
ALAMEDA — Alameda Wine Company, a small downtown wine bar near the theater, is no more.
BERKELEY — National burger chain Farm Burger has closed its West Berkeley post after five years in business.
CASTRO — Castro branch of Italian chain Illy Caffè at 2349 Market Street permanently closed.
JAPANTOWN — May’s Coffee Shop, the indoor sidewalk-style cafe inside the Japan Center, opened in 1973 and is now closed for good.
FIDI — Bread & Cocoa, a simple breakfast and brunch spot, has called it quits.
EMBARCADERO — Longtime Italian restaurant Il Fornaio permanently closed its San Francisco location at Levi’s Plaza.
BERKELEY — One of the Bay Area’s oldest restaurants, Spenger’s Fish Grotto, which first opened in 1890, is no more.
FISHERMAN’S WHARF — Auntie Anne’s, the national purveyor of soft pretzels, has closed its Fisherman’s Wharf location after five years.
CASTRO — After one year in business, Chinese spot Mr. Fu Kitchen has closed.
OAKLAND — The ambitious Piedmont Avenue location of Chow, with a cafe, market, and bakery, has closed after less than a year in business.
OAKLAND — Chicken and waffles staple Brown Sugar Kitchen quietly closed its West Oakland restaurant, though chef-owner Tanya Holland is working on new locations.
OAKLAND — The Lakeshore Lanesplitter at 536 Lake Park Avenue is no more.
NOB HILL — Polk Street pub Buffalo Theory has closed.
OAKLAND — Holy Gelato! in Old Oakland has closed after about two years in business. The flagship location in the Inner Sunset remains open.
MISSION — After nearly 70 years of baking pan dulce, La Victoria Mexican Bakery & Cafe is no more due to familial strife.
CASTRO — The Andalé Management Group has put a cork in Spanish-influenced Botellón after less than a year.
OAKLAND — Rockridge’s College Point Cafe called it quits after 37 years.
YOUNTVILLE — After 13 years, wine country fine dining destination Redd has closed.
HAYES VALLEY — Minas Brazilian Restaurant has called it quits.
RICHMOND — Little Taqueria has permanently closed.
CASTRO — Sofia Cafe quietly closed its doors after two years.
TENDERLOIN — After more than three decades of serving affordable Italian eats, Tenderloin hole-in-the-wall Little Henry’s has closed.
MILL VALLEY — At the end of the month, Balboa Cafe’s Mill Valley location will permanently close to due a dispute with the landlord.
TENDERLOIN — After three years on Larkin, the permanent location of food truck favorite Chairman Bao has closed its doors and returned to the streets.
RICHMOND — EDM-themed bubble tea bar Gosu has closed — the owner cited mental health reasons.
PALO ALTO — Calafia Cafe, the restaurant and market from Google’s first-ever chef Charlie Ayers, has closed after nine years in business. According to Ayers, operation costs grew too high.
TENDERLOIN — Six-year-old “American bar” Tradition has closed. It will see its next life as a tiki bar.
SAN JOSE — The final locations of Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson’s fast food alternative Locol have closed, though the Watts space will continue to operate as a catering operation.
FIDI — Luncheonette City Counter shut down after just a year in business.
OAKLAND — Piedmont Avenue Israeli restaurant Ba-Bite has closed. Its owner cited a longtime landlord dispute for the decision.
OUTER RICHMOND — Shanghai Dumpling King, the longtime favorite spot for affordable dumplings and other Shanghainese dumplings, has closed its Balboa Street location. The Monterey Boulevard restaurant remains open.
LOS GATOS — After just a year, Ray Tang’s restaurant and bar the Catamount has closed.
CASTRO — Chocolate Chair has disappeared from 18th Street in a puff of liquid nitrogen. The chain store, which sold a treat soaked in the stuff called “dragon’s breath,” closed after just six months in business.
OAKLAND — Chinatown’s Hotpot Factory closed abruptly and was quickly rebranded as a Shanghainese spot, Yun’s Idea Cuisine.
BERKELEY — Four-year-old Southern spot 44 Restaurant Bar & Lounge is no more.
OAKLAND — Longtime Asian-fusion seafood restaurant Marica quietly closed, though the owner plans to reopen soon with a new specialty: pizza.
BERKELEY — Hs Lordships, the huge waterfront restaurant known for hosting banquets and galas, closed after nearly 50 years in business. It went out with a bang — specifically, a staff walkout one week before closing.
OAKLAND — The Uptown branch of Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe closed after seven years of delivering late-night diner grub to concert goers after getting out of the Fox Theater. The Emeryville location remains open.
MILL VALLEY — After seven years, Sammy Hagar has closed El Paseo, citing conflicts with his music career. But he did leave open the possibility for it to re-open in the future.
SOUTH BEACH — The neighborhood has lost an affordable food option with the closure of 3rd Street Grill.
COW HOLLOW — Wood-fired pizza spot Contrada wrapped up a two-year run on Union Street.
MID-MARKET — Dirty Water has closed its 200-seat drinking and dining den in the Twitter building after three years and $4 million in development. Its owner still operates Le Plonc in Mountain View and Rusted Mule in SF.
MISSION — L’Emigrante Wine Bar & Bistro at 2199 Mission Street is closed, though Yelp says it will reopen next year.
SAINT HELENA — Cindy’s Backstreet Bistro from James Beard Award-wining chef Cindy Pawlcyn has served its last meal. Winemaker Joel Gott has bought the restaurant, and plans for it aren’t set in stone.
FISHERMAN’S WHARF — Fiddler’s Green has been closed by a fire that tore through the three-level pub.
EMERYVILLE — Navi Kitchen, chef Preeti Mistry’s Emeryville cafe, has closed. That leaves Mistry, who previously opened and closed the influential restaurant Juhu Beach Club, without a fixed restaurant for the moment.
FORT MASON — Vegetarian standby Greens is temporarily closed due to a fire. It will reopen in several weeks time, according to management.
OAKLAND — Oakland’s oldest Mexican restaurant, Mexicali Rose, is saying goodbye to its customers with a final service today. It was open for 91 years.
NORTH BEACH — Citing permitting issues, North Beach French dip sandwich establishment Dip has thrown in the towel.
SONOMA — The Fremont Diner has improbably closed at 2698 Fremont Drive despite its extreme popularity with tourists and locals. The circumstances of the move remain somewhat murky, and a new restaurant could replace the diner.
OAKLAND — West Oakland’s location of Locol, which was the second in Oakland, is also the second to shutter. The better fast food project with chef star power behind still operates in LA and now San Jose.
FIDI — Crystal Jade Jiang Nan is getting out of the game with a closure this weekend. It opened in 2014 with a massive, $14 million investment in a huge, 20,000-square-foot space.
POLK GULCH — Cafe Zitouana at 1202 Sutter Street has closed. It inhabits a building reportedly due to be demolished to make way for housing.
TENDERLOIN — Soul Groove has lost its groove in the Tenderloin, closing there in what’s being reported as a possible eviction.
MARINA — Umami Burger has closed its doors on Union, directing would be customers to its SoMa location instead.
ST. HELENA — Terra, a wine country dining institution, has closed after 30 years. The many chefs who learned from Lissa Doumani and Hiro Sone — and the many diners they fed — will remember their restaurant fondly.
MISSION — After continually acrimonious fights with their landlord, Schmidt’s, a 20th Street German restaurant, has closed. It was open for 9 years, but its owner still runs Walzwerk and is telling customers to come visit her there.
DANVILLE — Chow’s Danville branch has closed, with proprietors encouraging patrons to visit their new Oakland location instead.
MISSION — Sugoi Sushi has closed suddenly on Valencia Street, to where it had relocated to avoid demolition once before.
JACK LONDON SQUARE — Authentic Bagel Co. is no more, ending its run at 463 2nd Street.
RUSSIAN HILL — Crave has closed on Russian Hill at 2164 Polk Street, ending a ten-year run there.
FIDI — The last location of Fuzio Universal Bistro in SF, a fast-casual pioneer in its own right, has closed.
ROCKRIDGE — Old Brooklyn Bagels and Deli has closed at 2228 Broadway Avenue.
MARINA — Stock in Trade is selling all its shares, closing after six years of heavy drinking brunches and pub grub dining at 2036 Lombard Street.
OAKLAND — Ti Maria is closed at 1121 Broadway after 15 years for unclear reasons.
RUSSIAN HILL — Tonic is closed on Polk Street, bringing an end to a ten-year era in area nightlife. The team isn’t mourning though, and has plans to move to a new, nearby location, so stay tuned.
MARINA — Pizza Orgasmica came to a close with its final location on Fillmore Street shuttering quietly. That’s it for the 22-year-old chain.
BERKELEY — Pompette, which took over the old Cafe Rouge space, is no more, having quietly closed its doors and shut down reservations (although more isn’t known).
MISSION — Hog & Rocks has served its final oyster at 3431 19th Street, a space that owner Scott Youkilis has sold to chef Anthony Strong, previously of Loconda.
BERKELEY — Elmwood Cafe has closed without advanced warning in Berkeley: A reason wasn’t given, but the business has been under renewed scrutiny after its owner failed to address, as promised, a racist incident that took place in 2015.
MISSION — Ken Ken Ramen has closed on 18th Street, where it’s served its final bowl of Hakata-style ramen. A new ramen restaurant is in the works for the space.
INNER RICHMOND — Grindz, a Hawaiian bakery and cafe, has closed. “Mahalo for the past seven years!” owners reportedly wrote in a note to customers. “We’re off to start our new adventure… first stop, back to the islands. Live ALOHA.”
OAKLAND — Portofino Café is closed at 3936 Telegraph Avenue, at least temporarily, in the Mosswood neighborhood.
OUTER SUNSET — Irving Pizza has closed at 1825 Irving Street, but a pizza newcomer, called Hole in the Wall Pizza, appears ready to take over.
NORTH BEACH — Tandoori Mahal has thrown in the towel, or napkin as it were, at 941 Kearny Street, leaving room for a new business, Toppu Ramen & Dim Sum house, to rise.
BERKELEY — Meal Ticket has already served its final meal in Berkeley, where it’s operated since 1990.
FIDI — Brindisi Cucina di Mare has closed at 88 Belden Place, though possibly just for renovations.
TEMESCAL — Urbano Latino is reportedly closed, with no signs of movement of a few weeks.
NORTH BEACH — A four-alarm fire in a building in North Beach displaced and at least temporarily closed several area businesses: Coit Liquors, Ferry Plaza Seafood, Tuk Tuk Thai Cafe, The Salzburg, and Michelangelo Cafe.
NOPA — Chile Pies Baking Co, the pie business branch of Green Chile Baking Co. nearby, suddenly closed and appears to be gone for good.
ROCKRIDGE — Quick service pizzeria Pieology is closed in Rockridge, one in a group of locations to be shuttered by the chain
MISSION – Cajun restaurant Bayou has closed at 3412 17th St, where it’s making way for nearby neighbor Frjtz to move in
ANZA VISTA — Panera Bread’s 2675 Geary location is no more, but fans of the chain have hundreds of other locations in the country to choose from — though just one remaining in San Francisco.
MENLO PARK — Storied Stanford and neighborhood beer garden The Oasis has closed after 60 years and countless names carved into tables.
BERKELEY — Maker’s Common, the Mission Cheese people’s ambitious market and restaurant in Berkeley, has closed after 7 months. “We are so sorry to let our community down,” co-owner Sarah Dvorak wrote.
FIDI — Unicorn Pan Asian Cuisine has closed at 191 Pine Street.
BERKELEY — Les Arceaux has said au revoir to Berkeley, though owners Alana O’Neal and Mikha Diaz will create a new business in the same space somewhere down the line.
LOWER HAIGHT — The Lodge has been dislodged, at least temporarily from its home at 400 Haight Street. A sign indicates its liquor license has been suspended.
CHINATOWN OAKLAND — Fortune Restaurant in Oakland’s Chinatown is reportedly no more.
NORTH OAKLAND — Broadway Burrito has shuttered at 4027 Broadway.
FISHERMAN’S WHARF — BOBO Drinks & Pho has shuttered in San Francisco’s touristy Fisherman’s Wharf area at 245 Jefferson Street.
NORTH BEACH — Doc’s Lab and Doc Ricketts have closed, ending the space’s run as a performance venue and restaurant, at least for now.
MARINA — Matrix Fillmore, having been rebooted recently as Matrix, has closed for good in the Marina, ending its clubby reign. The owners, the PlumpJack group people, will be back with something different in a few months, they say.
MISSION – Roll Up Creamery, a trendy ice cream operation at 16th and Valencia, has closed because its sister business, the sushi restaurant V16, has gone under as well. At least the ice cream component is attempting to relocate
LOWER NOB HILL — Rove Kitchen, an essential SF burger destination, is no more — the restaurant has closed indefinitely according to chef/owner Ryan Yema.
BERKELEY — The Melt in Berkeley has closed at 2400 Telegraph Avenue. The fifth member of the chain of grilled cheese restaurants when it opened in 2012, the restaurant was one of more than 10 locations when it closed.
MISSION — FOB Kitchen, a long-running Filipino pop-up at Gashead Tavern, has closed. Owners Jandice and Brandi Dulce tell Eater they’re looking for a permanent home.
CASTRO — Easy Breezy on 18th Street has closed down, relocating to a former Quickly location in West Portal. The Owner blames street crime as part of the difficulty of doing business in the area.
MISSION — Brasserie Saint James has called it quits on Valencia. The Reno-based brewery and restaurant’s SF location was not making enough revenue to justify the business, according to owners.
INNER SUNSET — Park Chow has served its last brunch on the patio, leaving behind the Inner Sunset spot in favor of a new, Oakland location opening soon.
POLK GULCH — 1431 Polk Street’s Myconos Greek Restaurant is closed. An indefinite suspension notice from the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control was issued last September, and a handwritten “for lease” sign was seen on the door
CHINATOWN — Chung King Restaurant has quietly closed at 606 Jackson Street. A replacement is reportedly on the way.
INNER RICHMOND — Heartbaker is breaking the hearts of fans, announcing that it’s closed for good.
OAKLAND — Duchess, an all day pub grub and cocktails establishment, has closed in Rockridge after a year. The space will take on new life with a new concept from some of the same owners, but it’s not clear what that will be.
FILLMORE — Black Bark BBQ is closed at the moment, seeking to relocate to a different area of Fillmore Street. Chef David Lawrence and co-owner Monetta White are looking for more foot traffic for their restaurant.
OAKLAND — Juhu Beach Club, Preeti Mistry and partner Anna Nadeu’s popular and exciting Temescal restaurant, is closed. Mistry’s Navi Kitchen, in Emeryville, remains open.
SOUTH PARK — The Butler and the Chef has closed after many years of scenic bistro dining.
PACIFIC HEIGHTS — Red Door Cafe, a theatrical, risqué brunch destination, has closed as its one-man operator, Ahmed, takes a break and relocates outside of California. Fans of his french toast and scanty aprons are heartbroken.
SOMA — Big Chef Tom’s Belly Burgers has apparently closed, picking up for another city.
MISSION — Burger King on 16th Street between Mission and South Van Ness is closed for good. The location has been boarded up.
MID-MARKET — Shido, a sushi bar and grill, is closed at 1655 Market Street.
SOMA — Primo Patio cafe has closed after 25 years in business. It’s an end to their signature jerk chicken that fans will miss.
SOMA — Una Pizza Napoletana has run out of dough in SF, with pizza guru Anthony Mangieri heading back to NYC for the next chapter of his storied career.
MISSION — Trendy contemporary Indian restaurant Babu Ji has closed, though its owners say delivery and catering will remain. The Valencia Street location of the popular New York restaurant lasted about a year, and briefly was the only Babu Ji, when the New York location suddenly closed, before later reopening with a new management structure.
BERNAL HEIGHTS — Salvadorian restaurant La Santaneca has closed after more than a decade in business. The restaurant, popular for its pupusas, opened in 2005.
OAKLAND — The Oakland location of Izzy’s Steak & Chop House is no more, with patrons encouraged by a note on the door to visit the San Francisco location instead.
SUNNYVALE — Silicon Valley standby Lion & Compass has served its last power lunch. The 35-year-old business was as well known for its powerful customers in the tech industry as its Californian fare with Asian influences.
OAKLAND — Unable to obtain a liquor license, grown-up hot dog shop Diamond Dogs has closed. The owner thanked customers in a note on the door: “Seeing people in here enjoying themselves has been one of my proudest moments,” he wrote.
HAYES VALLEY — Civic Center/Hayes Valley pastry business Pastry Cupboard has packed up for Palo Alto, where it’s going by the new name The Lathrop Café.
SOMA — BrainWash, a well-loved cafe, laundromat, and restaurant, has closed after a 28-year ride. The business was particularly popular as a venue hosting open-mic performances and more.
NORTH BEACH — Sylvia’s Bake Shop at 1501 Grant Avenue has closed after opening just this summer. No word on a replacement for the selection of baked goods like cookies and cakes.
NOPA — Repose Coffee on Divisadero between Haight and Page has closed suddenly. It will be replaced by newcomers with a cafe and gluten-free granola business called Native Twins.
CASTRO — Slider’s Diner has closed at 449 Castro Street, as owner Ali Yaldiz plans to turn the former burger restaurant into Park Gyros Castro serving Mediterranean cuisine. Yaldiz operates Tuba Turkish Restaurant in the Mission and Park Gyro’s in the Inner Sunset.
CIVIC CENTER — The Carl’s Jr. and Green Burrito location at Civic Center has cleared out, leaving a fast-food-restaurant sized hole in the area. What will fill it remains to be seen.
MISSION — Farina Pizza has been evicted from its corner of 18th and Valencia after a long-running dispute with its landlord. It’s the second and last Farina to go down in an arduous fashion.
MARINA — Eastside West has closed, but it’s for the best, says partner Rob Lam, who says it “never contributed anything to the social fabric of San Francisco.” The Marina bar was, in fact, “a detriment,” he suggests.
FIDI — Mexican restaurant Mercedes has closed after a long run in the neighborhood, following a major rent increase.
TEMESCAL — Boss Kat Kitchen closed in shot order after just four months in business on Telegraph Avenue.
BEREKELY — Townie is closed after three years on University Avenue, meaning no more old movies, cocktails, and pool.
TENDERLOIN — Huxley is shuttering after three years on Geary in the Tenderloin. Owner Kris Esqueda is leaving town for a more affordable part of the world.
OUTER RICHMOND — Golf course proximate dive bar with pub food The Tee Off has closed. There are potential buyers who could resurrect the bar, however.
OAKLAND — Boccalone is closing operations entirely after already shuttering its Ferry Building hub. The Oakland-based production will cease putting out its signature Tasty Salted Pig Parts.
BERKELEY — After 23 years in business, Norikonoko is closing, and the owners, couple Noriko and Takumi Taniguchi, will hang up their uniquely decorated aprons for retirement. “We love you and we hope to see you around the community,” they wrote.
OUTER RICHMOND — Japanese eatery Kappou Gomi is closed after opening in 2008. A new business called Jijime Restaurant will take over the space according to planning documents. [Hoodline]
UNION SQUARE — Organic, gluten-free Bio Café is closed after a five-year run in Union Square, vacating its space at 75 O’Farrell. [Hoodline]
OAKLAND — Tribune Tavern suddenly closed, likely another casualty of onetime Tribune Tower owner Tom Henderon’s continued legal troubles. It was originally a partnership between Henderson and Chris Pastena (Chop House, Calavera Lungomare), but they split back in 2014. [EaterWire]
BERKELEY — Automat-style eatery Eatsa closed its Berkeley location as it scales back its retail footprint. The San Francisco locations are still open, and the company says it will focus on spreading its platform to other restaurants. [EaterWire]
UNION SQUARE — Urban Picnic on Kearny between Post and Sutter is now closed. The operators of the California-Vietnamese lunch spot left a note thanking their patrons. [Hoodline]
OAKLAND — Jack London Square cowboy-style hangout Overland Bar & Grill is closed. An owner called the country bar successful with fans, but said the rent was too high and the location lacked foot traffic. [East Bay Express]
FILLMORE — 1300 on Fillmore, the fine-dining flagship of David Lawrence that opened in 2007, has closed. There’s a “last call party on Wednesday, October 25. Business suffered after the departure of the venue Yoshi’s and its short-lived replacement. It’s possible Lawrence and team will change formats and continue in some way in the space down the road. [EaterWire]
NORTH BEACH — L’Osteria Del Forno has closed, the latest casualty of a shifting North Beach landscape. A sign says it’s just for renovations, but it’s reportedly gone under per employees. [Chronicle]
CONCORD — Black Diamond Brewery closed suddenly after 23 years in the beer business. The circumstances of the closure aren’t clear but the locks have been changed and the domain for the website has expired. [SFGate]
SOMA — Paragon, a ballpark adjacent mainstay that’s been there for as long as the park itself, is no more. A note on the restaurant’s website thanks customers for their patronage. Paragon is one of many restaurants owned by the Moana restaurant group, whose other local endeavors include a Piatti Italian restaurant in Mill Valley. [EaterWire]
MID-MARKET — Temporary food hall The Hall had its last call Thursday, October 5th. While the Hollywood Billiards building will be razed to make way for housing, the developers plan to use their experience with the space to inform how they fill out the accompanying 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. [EaterWire]
MISSION — 16th Street Boba tea spot Katea has shuttered and will re-open as Ushio Ramen (literally “trendy ramen” in Japanese) on October 11th with “MSG-free” as the selling point. [Hoodline]
FISHERMAN’S WHARF — September and October saw the abrupt closure of two longstanding tourist traps: both Rainforest Cafe and Joe’s Crab Shack have gone dark after more than a decade. No word yet on what will take over the two large and now-vacant spaces on Jefferson Street. [EaterWire]
MISSION — Mau bids farewell at the end of September, leaving patrons to seek pho and other vietnamese fare elsewhere. The restaurant opened on Valencia in 2012, and has cultivated a following since, but a major rent hike will close the doors. Update: following some landlord negotiations, Mau will be sticking around. [EaterWire]
OLD OAKLAND — OB’s Coffee Cafe has closed, ending the reign of its popular fish sandwich. Renovations at the space are reportedly underway, but what’s next isn’t clear. [Hoodline]
FRUITVALE — Beer bar The Half Orange has closed, as owner Jay Porter has decided to extricate himself from the restaurant business. The restaurant was known for its extensive local tap list, burger, and laid back patio space. Now it will become the new home of Nyum Bai, a Cambodian restaurant. [Eaterwire]
EMBARCADERO — After 17 years of waterfront views, Chaya Brasserie lost its lease. The company’s LA restaurants remain unaffected and in operation for anyone craving wagyu and early 2000s fusion food. [Eaterwire]
FISHERMAN’S WHARF — Forbes Island, the quirky floating restaurant off Pier 39 has closed for good. The island, which has motors and can travel, is now for sale so start saving those pennies. [Eaterwire]
NOE VALLEY — Caskhouse has closed its doors so its owners can focus on its younger sibling Hamlet, another beer-focused pub in the neighborhood. Though the two bars were similar, Hamlet has cocktails, and is a bit larger, so the team decided to focus its business there. [Eaterwire]
SOMA — For 20 years, Bucca di Beppo served Italian food in immense quantities to Bay Area families. Now it’s moving on from the space, which will likely become an immense quantity of condos. [Eaterwire]