Bourbon Street’s Beerfest closes after second round of COVID-19 restrictions

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Beerfest, a taproom located at 410 Bourbon St., has permanently closed, according to a company employee.

Beerfest closed a day after the second round of COVID-19 restrictions announced on July 11, although the bar struggled financially before the pandemic, according to a company worker, who didn’t want to be named because it could affect their employment status.

The bar’s last day was July 12 and the second round of restrictions went into effect on July 13.

At least five people lost their jobs, including managers and bartenders, according to the employee.

Beerfest’s owner is listed as Guy Olano, Jr., according to public filings.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available.