RIP Washbag

Shoot, we’re seriously behind the times. Out of the North Beach loop entirely, some might say. But this is big. Somehow we missed last week’s news that the Washington Square Bar and Grill, or “Washbag,” has closed, apparently for good.

Eater SF reported on Jan. 2 that the beloved one-time Herb Caen hangout did not open its doors Jan. 1, notifying patrons of the abrupt closure via a note taped in the window.

An update on Eater today indicated that some hopeful locals want Ed Moose, formerly of Moose’s, to take over the (other) old favorite. But for now, it looks like Menupages will be adding a “closed” tag to the Washbag’s page. Sad.

The Shutter: The Washbag Never Sees Light of 2008 [Eater SF]
Mourning The Washbag [Eater SF]

RIP Washbag