The past 18 months have been brutal for Colorado’s hospitality industry, with hundreds of restaurants and bars across the Centennial State shuttering—either temporarily or for good—due to COVID-19 exposures and restrictions and other operational issues. While the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) indicates that the number of eating and drinking establishments increased across the state in 2021, many factors—including a severe labor shortage, debt accumulation, rising overhead costs, and health and safety concerns regarding the highly contagious omicron variant—continue to threaten the livelihood of local establishments. Below is a running list of all the ones known to have ceased operations since March 2020; we will continually update this list.

This list was last updated on December 29, 2021. Are we missing a restaurant or bar? Notice an error? Let us know at

Temporary Closures

Permanent Closures