Western Oregon's night life prepares to go back to normal

Bars can return to their normal hours of operations.

Posted: Jun 30, 2021 8:01 AM

EUGENE, Ore.-- With Oregon's COVID-19 restrictions set to end on Wednesday, bars across Western Oregon are preparing to return to pre-pandemic nightlife.

It's been over a year since bars and other late-night venues kept their doors open past midnight. Now bars can return to their normal hours of operations. Brandon Woodruff is found brewer of Manifest Brewery on Broadway Street in downtown Eugene. He said his establishment doesn't stay open until 2 a.m. but is excited to serve people who may be starting their night at his brewery.

"I'll say this, I'm excited for people to come to have our beer here and go experience some of the clubs that are down here that have not been able to do the things that are their bread and butter," Woodruff said. "Some of these guys that have our beer on draft or have had our beer on tap have literally been crushed because of this."

One manager at Cow Fish said it will be easier for her and her employees to serve customers. She said the restrictions made it hard on her employees, to not only provide drinks, but keep an eye on capacity limits, mask-wearing, and social distancing. At midnight on Wednesday, all of that will be dropped allowing her bar to return normal. 

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