On Monday, May 17—just a couple of days shy of its five-day anniversary—All Day announced it would be pausing operations and taking a time out while owners and staff get their bearings once again. "We are not equipped or able to improve upon it right now, and so we must close until we figure out a new way to operate that is enjoyable and healthy again," cited the Instagram post. While the news doesn’t state a permanent closure, a future reopening date was not announced.
May 2021: Now that Miami has reopened, the harsh realities of rebooting a business are becoming clear. Staffing continues to be a challenge and many beloved watering holes and local eateries have not been able to bounce back. In this recent update of Miami restaurants and bars that have permanently closed, we say goodbye to Wood Tavern—one of Wynwood’s first bars—and All Day in Downtown, which announced it would be pausing operations. For more, check out the list below.
For nearly a year now, bars and restaurants in Miami have fought the good fight to stay open in the face of lockdown. Many have weathered months of closures and interrupted reopenings but even as our city continues on its upward trajectory toward so-called normalcy, many beloved spots have permanently closed. The restaurants below dealt us a real gut-punch when we learned their fates. Some have shuttered as a result of leases expiring while others have straight up gone out of business. Times are tough and there’s no telling what other businesses might follow suit. This list is by no means exhaustive, and we’ll continue to update it as news becomes available. For now, take a look at the notable Miami restaurants and bars that won’t be returning to the local dining scene.