Bar Louie Closes Both MoCo Locations

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.

19 Comments on "Bar Louie Closes Both MoCo Locations"

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

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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.

    • 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.

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

    • 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.

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

  7. 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!

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

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

  10. 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.)

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

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