Bar and Beer Garden Closes Suddenly, as Japanese Restaurant Shuttered by Health Inspectors

West End Hall, the bar and beer garden at 2756 Broadway between 105th and 106th Streets, closed its doors and appears to have emptied out, according to photos sent in by tipsters. There was a sign on the door that said “Closed”.

The bar and beer garden was known for its long beer list, and for having one of the few large outdoor beer gardens in the neighborhood. Messages left for management have not been immediately returned. West End Hall opened in 2015. Thanks to Beth and Sandy for the tips.

Update: Reporter Alex Israel reminds us that new owners had said several months ago they would be taking over West End Hall but that they expected it to remain as a similar bar. It’s not clear if this is part of that transition.

Izakaya Ida at 141 West 72nd Street was closed by health inspectors on Feb. 28, and they posted a notice to the door saying they’re closed for “maintenance renovation” and will reopen next week. Restaurants closed because of health violations tend to reopen after follow-up inspections.

The list of violations is below:

Sanitary Violations
1) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas.
2) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.
3) Pesticide use not in accordance with label or applicable laws. Prohibited chemical used/stored. Open bait station used.
4) Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.
5) Proper sanitization not provided for utensil ware washing operation.

Thanks to Joy for the photo.

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    1. UWS Zaddy says:

      O well for West End Beer Hall … Had a manager there completely screw me over re; a birthday party, so I’m not surprised it suddenly went under … Good wings though

    2. Cyrus says:

      Ugh. So disappointed that West End Hall has now closed. The staff were always friendly and the beer list was amazing

    3. Fritz Herbson says:

      Dont understand this one… they were always busy and prob benefited from new street traffic generated by Mama’s Too. A real shame for the neighborhood.

    4. Lynn says:

      Unfortunately, it looks like anything named “west end” is truly jinxed. The former West End on Broadway between 113 and 114 has been closed for several years. It first put up a notice that it would be open for private parties which was and is completely ridiculous. It then closed permanently, and almost every other business n the block is also closed in a Columbia owned building.

    5. Sue says:

      I saw a man, woman and little boy walk into the Japanese restaurant Friday afternoon. The guy started reading the CLOSED by health dept sign as he was holding the door while the others went in. Not sure how long it took for them to realize they weren’t getting sushi or a bento box there.

    6. UWSHebrew says:

      Evidence of mice or live mice present, yum! I’ll have the ramen with mouse tail to go please!

    7. Mary says:

      The one and only time I was at the venue that was until recently West End Hall, I was seated in the back garden area and it was overrun with several very large rats! I have never been back.

    8. wombatNYC says:

      Yes, nothing worse that a backyard for eating or drinking in NYC . You’re guaranteed to be visited by rats.

    9. msknopf says:

      NOOOOO!!!
      Loved West End Hall. great beer list, good food, best buffalo cauliflower! Will be missed. That location may be jinxed. Always seemed to be people in there. Guess I need to drink more often.

    10. izzy says:

      I don’t get it. Why can’t stuff stay open on this block?
      Mama Too’s should have been a lifesaver. Very odd.

    11. BeBest says:

      West End Hall could have been great but they only even achieved “eh” status.

    12. Mark Moore says:

      West End even left the ketchup and mustard on the table.

    13. ERC says:

      Anyone know when Popeyes Chicken on Broadway and 95 Street is opening? Sign in window has been up for months, yet i see no activity.