Downtown restaurant closes after one year; already replaced by new concept

Sav McKee

In early 2023, Lola’s Kitchen + Bar was replaced by Downtown Tavern. And now, in early 2024, Downtown Tavern is now being replaced by a new concept, too.

This ever-changing spot at 201 S. High St, which has faced multiple transitions in the past few years, is now called Hydeout Kitchen & Bar, with new owners, Elvis Sarfo and Raeshon Antrum. You’ll be able to spot it by the vintage neon “RESTAURANT” sign hanging on the building that’s been there for decades.


Hydeout Kitchen & Bar now serves weekend brunch from 11am-3pm, complete with mimosa kits, crepes, and breakfast sandwiches, plus lunch, dinner, and happy hour. Their menu features the favorites that were found at Downtown Tavern, including casual fare like quesadillas and dips, a variety of classic burgers and sandwiches, plus pizzas, steak, and even fish & chips. 

One of Hydeout’s prominent features is that they’re one of the few spots Downtown that’s still open for late-night food. You can grab a pizza up until they close at 12am on most nights (closed on Mondays), and 1am on the weekend.

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