Bar Louie Closes Both MoCo Locations

by MCS Staff

Bar Louie Closes Both MoCo Locations (and Gallery Place)

Bar Louie, a bar and restaurant chain founded in 1990, has recently closed three DC Metro area locations (including Rockville Town Square and Wheaton Mall in MoCo).

We were told that employees were informed of the news this morning. When we called the restaurant we were told the restaurant will not be open today and that they are not at liberty to discuss the future.

The Facebook pages for the Rockville, Wheaton, and Gallery Place locations have the restaurants listed as “permanently closed.”


UPDATE: We are told the company closed over 30 stores overnight.


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Kristi January 26, 2020 - 6:06 pm

What the hell. Secrets don’t make friends… WHAT HAPPENED?!

Michele January 26, 2020 - 9:48 pm

What the heck??? No notice given to the employees?? According to our so called President the economy is booming, yet businesses are closing left & right!!!

Stephen January 27, 2020 - 11:34 am

I can think of a number of reasons they closed and has nothing to do with the economy

Kathleen January 27, 2020 - 6:28 pm

Worst service ever! It’s as if the people who worked there didn’t want to make money!

Sami February 5, 2020 - 2:35 pm

Gordon Belch and Barf Louie.

S Wood January 28, 2020 - 3:08 pm

See what happens when you suck up to a dictator. He lies to you, then stabs you in the back. Vote true BLUE come November.

Chas January 30, 2020 - 2:26 pm

So much for a non partisan community blog. When kids at NBMS spill their milk, they blame the President too?
Poorly run ventures fail, it’s that simple. This has nothing to do with the Federal Administration, but the author’s true colors come out blessing that post past his screening. Will this one make it?

tommy February 8, 2020 - 7:47 pm

Well said.

PJ January 27, 2020 - 12:41 pm

I’ve only been to the Wheaton location, so I do not know how the other locations were. However, the Wheaton location had the worst service of any restaurant/bar I have ever been to. We could not go there for lunch because it would often take over an hour to get served. Because of the limited places near our office, we’ve had several happy hours there and each time the service was very slow, they would get out orders wrong, and the food would sometimes come out cold.

I’m not surprised they closed this location.

D January 27, 2020 - 8:08 pm

Agreed, when they first opened they were good and attentive but last 8–10 times went, table service sucked, food was nasty, bartenders, for the most part, were lazy, feel like 75% of the time had to track them down for a drink. Some were ok but as a whole in Wheaton, they could’ve tried better.

Ronniet January 27, 2020 - 4:05 pm

I feel worse about how employees were treated/informed, than I do about the closings themselves

S Wood January 28, 2020 - 3:12 pm

Most retail establishments, especially in the food industry, practice this method of closure, to protect their inventory from theft and vandalism. Advanced notice to staff of a closure, esp. a bankruptcy filing, may create irreparable damage. Once final lock-down occurs, managers are general instructed to issue final pay and terminate other services. That’s the biz.

bob January 29, 2020 - 3:22 pm

The real problem for any business in Montgomery County MD. Is Montgomery county government.

Chris January 30, 2020 - 2:27 am

When you don’t have good service and food this is what happens! Also, Rockville town center needs to be more business friendly, the leases are ridiculously high that even restaurant chains struggle to stay open!

S Wood January 31, 2020 - 2:44 pm

Ha-Blessing. Looks like moco let yours slide too. What side is he on? LMAO

Mike February 1, 2020 - 2:01 pm

Elated to hear about the closing of Bar Louie, Rockville Town Center.
Service was utter garbage and staff visibly didn’t care.

Joe February 17, 2020 - 10:10 am

They filled for chapter 11. They had to close 1/3 of their locations.
Had nothing to do with the president or any Republican ideologies. (Although I do think their ideologies are now horrible and the president is a disgusting excuse for a man.)

anonymous October 30, 2020 - 10:20 am

Maybe AMC could use an expansion in the vacant Wheaton space.


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