Parts & Labor pop-up bar to replace restaurant after it closes this weekend

Spike Gjerde’s restaurant Parts & Labor is scheduled to close this weekend.

Update (Aug. 2): Though Spike Gjerde’s Parts & Labor will close after Sunday’s service, a temporary bar from the same team will take its place on Aug. 8 and operate for the next 60 days, according to a spokeswoman for the restaurant.

The Parts & Labor Pop-Up Bar will be open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Both food and drink menus will be different from the original restaurant, and will frequently change offerings, the spokeswoman said in an email. (The Parts & Labor Instagram page will post the menus each day.)


Parts & Labor gift cards will not transfer to Gjerde’s other restaurants, but guests will be able to use them at the Pop-Up Bar.

This article has been updated. The original story is below.


Parts & Labor, the restaurant and butcher shop by James Beard Award-winning chef Spike Gjerde, will serve its last dinner this weekend.

The Remington restaurant will close after dinner service Sunday, a spokeswoman for the restaurant confirmed.

Housed in a former car repair garage at 2600 N. Howard St., the aptly named Parts & Labor opened in 2014. The restaurant and shop aimed to proliferate whole-animal butchery, selling lesser-known cuts of local beef, pork and poultry in its meat cases and featuring unique meats on its menu.

Parts & Labor revamped its menu last fall to focus on more casual dishes, such as sandwiches, snacks and soups, with cheaper prices.

Although dinner service will cease after Sunday, it’s unclear what will become of the restaurant’s bar. Gjerde could not immediately be reached for comment Monday morning.

Reporter Wesley Case contributed to this story.

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