Nighttown, a popular bar, restaurant and jazz club in Cleveland Heights, will reopen its doors on July 1.
Nighttown had been closed for dine-in service since mid-March, when Ohio Governor Mike DeWine ordered the closing of all restaurants, except for take out and delivery service, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Although restaurants were permitted to reopen in mid-May, Nighttown says that it has taken a more strategic approach to its reopening while monitoring coronavirus trends.
“The past months have been difficult from so many perspectives. We’ve had employees with us since I’ve been here. Having to lay them off, even temporarily, was hard. Creating a space with the required social distancing and yet retaining Nighttown’s neighborhood feel has taken a lot of thought and planning and restructuring. And we miss the people. This is such a gathering space. We have so many regulars. We miss having them with us!” Nighttown owner Brendan Ring said in a press release.
Due to limited capacity, Ring said that Nighttown won't currently be able to host weddings and business meetings. The restaurant has also added a 50-car parking lot and plans on opening first before determining when it will be able to add additional entertainment.
After opening at 3 p.m. on July 1, Nighttown's hours of operation will be as follows:
- Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday Brunch from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
- July 4 from 3:00-9:00 p.m