Gordon Biersch in Rockville Town Square has Closed Permanently


BREAKING: We’ve just been told that Gordon Biersch in Rockville Town Square has closed permanently.

At the moment, we don’t have any further information, but we were told that employees were informed just a couple hours ago.


UPDATE: Since October, the chain has closed as many as 11 locations—yesterday’s closure of the Rockville location, as well as at Navy Yard in D.C., are just the recent closures for the national chain.


23 Comments on "Gordon Biersch in Rockville Town Square has Closed Permanently"

  1. Diane Walsh-barberesi | March 2, 2020 at 4:54 am | Reply

    This is so sad.

  2. We ate dinner there last night. All seemed normal.

  3. RockvilleStan | March 2, 2020 at 7:07 am | Reply

    Will be replaced with an Asian cuisine restaurant of some kind.

  4. The one in Annapolis should do the same

    • BOBBY BENNETT– Would you care to share WHY you think Annapolis GB should close? I go there a few times a week at various times and almost always see crowds ranging from about 60% capacity to PACKED (at peak times/happy-hours). Sincerely interested in your perspective. — JK

  5. Wow! The true anchor of RTC. Can not believe. RTC is truly in serious decline. BDubs is the new King? Bar Louie gone. Thai Pavilion on the block. How long for La Tasca and La Canela?

  6. Wow! Doesn’t look too good for downtown Rockville . Sad day- Was a nice busy place to get good food and beer.

  7. I am so sorry to hear another store closing in town center.City of Rockville charges to much for rent.They need to have free on street parking.More places to park.I have had five tickets in town center.So I don’t go there anymore..:

  8. I love Gordon Biersch.My German meetup group in Baltimore meets at the Fells Point spot everytime we can.Great German food there.

  9. I do not know whether it is G&B’s customer base, its food fare nor if it was G&B’s service but what I do know is that MoCo’s failure to sunset the Energy Tax. Add to that what former Rockville Representative and now Rockville’s House of Delegate Representatives Julie Palakovich Carr’s Julie’s has sponsored with House Bill 1276 which would give counties the authority to set a progressive property tax rate, with owners of homes of at least 5,000 square feet paying higher rates has anything to do with going out of business. The proposed bill would also apply to commercial and industrial properties. Unfortunately, this business-killing bill is supported by Del. Julie Palakovich Carr, a Democrat who represents Rockville and Gaithersburg and Councilmember Will Jawando. Choices regardless of party affiliation have consequences.

    • henry m…excellent observation…hopefully it will fail

    • Dozens of GB’s have closed across the country, including 2 in DC, and 1 in Baltimore. Very unlikely it has anything to do with specific taxes in Montgomery County.

      • All the GBs that closed were in areas that have increased costs, whether it’s taxes, minimum wage hikes or rent. Restaurants tend to have low margins so I’m guessing it was the wage hike and taxes.

        I don’t think it’s the rent. If it was a rent hike, it would have been known in advance.

    • All Things Go | March 3, 2020 at 10:23 pm | Reply

      Orrrr… it was the unpleasant parking and nothing to do with any of the false-narrative gibberish you just wrote.

  10. Rockville Town Center is in a death spiral

  11. Sad news. We will miss this place and all the great people that work there.

  12. I am not surprised, Rockville town center is not the point since I can’t remember these is just the beginning because more store will close over there. Sad but everybody knows about the parking is suck, rent high, not enough foot traffic.

  13. Covid is going to be hell for a lot of these of these upscale town center bars. Going out for booze at the bar is pretty much a dine in experience and is usually a very social thing where people fight for seats or stand up around the bar and enjoy. Covid is the antithesis to this type of business. It’s not like people are going to get To Go cocktails and beers in plastic (although I have heard some DC bars have been crazy enough to try this).

    As someone who used to really like the social aspect of these bars, it’s going to be tough to see these businesses go down.

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