Morabeza Replacing Bru Haus In Brentwood

Ever since I first told you about the Pandemic disappearance of popular watering hole Bru Haus, at 11831 Wilshire in Brentwood, people have been clamoring for news on its replacement.  Construction has been ongoing for a number of months now, but little information was available.  Recently a reader (Thanks John!) let me know there is now a name attached to the new project.  A small paper on the front tells us that something called Morabeza is moving in.  A cursory search reveals that “morabeza” might be a reference to a word for hospitality in the Cape Verde Islands (I do not have confirmation on this).  I guess we’ll have to wait and see exactly what’s coming.  In the mean time, you can track their progress on their FB page here, which incidentally lists the new business as a restaurant.

Cabo Cantina Won’t Be Returning To Brentwood

I’ve been telling you how hard the COVID closures have been on bars.  It looks like we have another casualty in Brentwood.  While their other branches have opened outdoors, the location of wildly popular watering hole and hook-up joint Cabo Cantina at 11829 Wilshire didn’t have a lot of options.  They have been shuttered for the duration, but I had no confirmation of a permanent closure.  Now, sadly, a for lease sign has gone up on the front giving proof that they have indeed given up the ghost.

Bar News…

Of all businesses affected by COVID, bars have been some of the hardest hit.  They were forced to close early in the pandemic, and most have remained dormant since.  One wonders if the industry will survive.  Sadly, it appears one bar didn’t.  I’ve been keeping an eye on the plywood covering Brentwood’s popular pick-up spot Bruhaus, at 11831 Wilshire Blvd., for any signs of life.  Recently a reader (Thanks Tara!) who’d been doing the same let me know that confirmation of Bruhaus‘ fate recently appeared on the front.  A prominent for lease sign lets us know that Bruhaus won’t be reopening.

In other bar news, an ABC application recently appeared on the front of the normally crowded neighborhood dive JP’s Sports Bar & Grill, on the corner of 11th and Wilshire in Santa Monica.  The application is a transfer to a new owner, so it appears JP’s may be returning.  We wish them the best of luck.