The new Beer Bar at Rambutan that opened up next to Rambutan Thai in Silver Lake caused quite a buzz when it opened in January, winning positive reviews for its selection of brews and welcoming neighborhood vibe. But one resident was surprised to discover that bar had recently closed. “I’m bummed because it was my new neighborhood bar, and it was pretty mellow,” she said.
A person at Rambutan said today the bar remains shut down. The Eastsider is seeking comment from the bar owners but a posting on Yelp! offers a clue as to what happened:
“We are closed temporarily due to a zoning issue. We will be back up and running shortly. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
* Update: The folks at Beer Bar emailed this reply to The Eastsider: “We will be reopening in a couple of weeks. Really, just a couple of technicalities, which we are working out with the proper folks right now.”