Six-year-old restaurant and brewpub Eagle Rock Public House is closing permanently on Saturday, November 14. Owners Ting Su and Jeremy Raub announced the closure last night on Instagram, saying the decision was made “with incredibly heavy hearts.”
“Word cannont express how much we appreciate the love, support, and good times shared in this beloved building,” the post continues. “However, our time has come to an end.” Su and Raub first opened the brewpub in late 2014 along busy Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock as a restaurant offshoot of their popular craft beer brewery nearby, even earning plaudits from then-critic Besha Rodell for the “surprising and creative” food.
But as with many restaurants around Southern California, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy toll, so now the pair have decided to throw in the towel. Su said on her personal Instagram page that “as with so many other small businesses, the challenges of eight months of restricted operations because of the pandemic was too much to overcome.”
This is far from the first fight that Su has stepped up to to keep her businesses alive. Back in 2018 she publicly pushed back against a men’s rights activist who had sued the brewery over a women-only beer forum, ultimately leading to a wave of support that netted the company thousands of dollars to help pay off legal fees and a settlement. In 2017, the restaurant publicly denounced a nameless customer who had carved a swastika and the word “TRUMP” into the bathroom wall.
The final day of service for Eagle Rock Public House is Saturday, November 14. Eagle Rock Brewery remains open.