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West Hollywood Biergarten Loreley Closes Without a Moment’s Notice

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The La Brea Avenue German restaurant

Loreley West Hollywood
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Loreley, the German biergarten and restaurant along La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, has closed without very much warning. It has a simple sign posted on the door saying that the restaurant has closed permanently. A tipster wrote last night saying that there was no notice on its social media channels. The restaurant opened just over a year ago in October 2016 with a nice outdoor patio for drinking beers and a solid set of sausages, salads, and more on the menu.

This closure is one of many that have already taken place in the month of January, typically a slow month for restaurants but one that’s especially challenging for places that have a lot of outdoor space due to the colder evening weather. Neighborhood spots like Eagle Rock’s Turning Fire and Camilo’s to more iconic restaurants like Tom Bergin’s (which shut down kitchen operations and severely limited operating hours) have closed this month. Transplants like Serafina and The Cannibal also failed to survive the two year mark while the vegan-centric Erven shuttered without too much fanfare.

Loreley’s prime space and generous build out should lead to some enticing opportunities for another restaurant operator. No word at the moment on who might be taking over or if the space is available for sale. [Edit: URBANLIME is handling the sale, in case anyone’s interested]