Bogart's Smokehouse and Southern are hitting pause amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a press release, the restaurants, which both fall under the umbrella of shops from Pappy's Smokehouse, will stop service in October in anticipation of the restaurants' slow season. The plan is to reopen both locations in the spring.
“We have been managing our financials very closely and based on year-to-date numbers and projections as we move into our slowest season, we believe we’ll be in a better position to reopen Bogart’s and Southern in March/April 2021 if we temporarily close them this fall and winter,” Pappy's partner John Matthews said in the release.
Staff at Bogart's and Southern will be given the option to relocate to one of the restaurant group's other stores. Pappy's Smokehouse in Midtown and Dalie's Smokehouse in Valley Park will remain open, and Pappy's new location in St. Peters is slated to open in mid-October.
“We want to thank everyone who has patronized Bogart’s Smokehouse and Southern throughout the years and hope they will join us at Dalie’s Smokehouse or one of our Pappy’s locations this fall and winter,” Matthews said.
Bogart's Smokehouse will close after service on Oct. 3, and Southern will close after service on Oct. 4.
Bogart’s Smokehouse, 1627 S. Ninth St., Soulard, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.621.3107, bogartssmokehouse.com
Southern, 3108 Olive St., Midtown, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.531.4668, stlsouthern.com