Vancouver restaurants are closing amid the coronavirus pandemic

Mar 17 2020, 10:58 am

Attractions and events across Vancouver are closing and postponing activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the past 24 hours, a wave of Vancouver restaurants and bars have made the difficult decision to close their doors in an effort to support social distancing and to protect both customers and their staff.

Some establishments are closing up shop completely, while others are closing their dining rooms and offering takeaway and delivery options for customers.

Big chains like Donnelly, The Keg, Cactus Club, and Earls have outlined their plans for operations over the next few weeks.

Select Starbucks locations and most Tim Hortons dining rooms across the country are closing as a means of limiting the opportunity for social gathering. But beyond the large corporations, smaller businesses are taking socially responsible action, too.

Many local eateries have made the decision to close altogether at this time, including The Keefer BarL’Abattoir, Hy’s Steakhouse, and Campagnolo, to name a few.

The list of establishments closing their dining rooms is ever-growing, but there are still many places offering takeout and delivery.

From Ask For Luigi and Cafe Medina to Via Tevere Pizzeria, the food community has come together to offer a website where you can check out many of the local options for food on-the-go.

There are tons of places offering delivery that are not on this site, so be sure to check out restaurants’ social channels for updates.

All bars and restaurants in the City of Vancouver have been ordered to close temporarily on St. Patrick’s Day.

With coronavirus on the rise, BC public health authorities are reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.