The coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on another one of Los Angeles’ beloved local eateries, this time a beloved member of the L.A. beer community.
Two weeks before Thanksgiving, the Eagle Rock Public House served its final meals. The restaurant opened its doors in November 2014 as a brewpub extension of Eagle Rock Brewery, and six years later to the month, owners Ting Su and Jeremy Raub announced that it was “with incredibly heavy hearts” that they were shuttering operations.
“We have had the honorable pleasure of serving our guests for the past 7 years and it has been wonderful getting to know so many of you,” a post on ERPH’s official Instagram and Facebook pages read. “We were fortunate enough to work with some of Southern California’s finest (in people and product) and will forever be in awe of such responsibly run, family-owned, independent businesses that favor ethics above all else. Words cannot express how much we appreciate the love, support, and good times shared in this beloved building; truly priceless.”
In a separate post, they later added, “We tried our damnedest against all odds and we have no misgivings about our efforts. It has been a true pleasure and we have nothing but high hopes for the future.”
Su, who was also the general manager of the brewpub and a key part in bringing major events like the brewery’s yearly Battle of the Bands to life, reiterated the pain she felt in having to close the brewpub via her own Instagram page. “I’m proud to have created this with family over the past 7 years and it’s so hard to let it go!” she wrote. “Ultimately though, as with so many other small businesses, the challenges of 8 months of restricted operations because of the pandemic was too much to overcome. I’m grateful for my family, friends, and community for being amazing and all the support. To our team both past and present, you helped us make ERPH happen and we could never have gotten this far without you. Nothing but love to you all.”
In the days since making the announcement, ERPH has given shoutouts to their employees via social media, highlighting the hard work of every member of their team and wishing them well in the future.
They also hinted that some ERPH employees might be seen working at the brewery, which has been going strong on Roswell Street since 2009 and will remain open.