Saint Vitus Bar Temporarily Closes Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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The Statement:
By now, it’s likely that you’ve all seen the news and figured out that we’re going to be closed temporarily. Upcoming shows at Vitus are canceled or postponed as we all do our part to stay home and help slow the spread of COVID-19. We’re working on rescheduling as much as we can, and will keep you all posted. We’ll honor tickets at future dates for any shows we can reschedule. We, and other venues like us, would also ask that you don’t request a refund if you can, and we appreciate your understanding.

We need youse to stay safe and healthy until we get to reopen. Wash your fucking hands! Practice good social distancing—you can throw up the horns and shout HAILS at each other from a safe 6 feet away.

In the meantime, if you can swing it, please buy merch from the bands that have been forced to cancel shows. Or, if you know your favorite bartender is in a band (a lot of them are), buy merch from them! A lot of Bandcamp pages allow you to pay extra on downloads, so we recommend that as well. We’ve also got an online shop for Vitus merch (at or via our website) so you don’t have to come into the bar to pick that stuff up.

And if it’s within your means, we’d also recommend donating to a bartender relief fund like the one at and to your local food bank. Folks around the country will suddenly find themselves without an income stream. In the meantime, we’ll still be around online (what else are we gonna do?!?).

Hails (from at least six feet away)!

The Vitus crew

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Terrible situation for sure for any of us to be in. As readers know full well, we just love going to shows and conventions and other special events where there is lots and lots of mingling. Of course, everyone’s health is of paramount concern to all involved and this is too new a scenario to know how its going to play out. It’s safe to say that almost everything I was planning on going to for the next month and a half has been postponed or cancelled in full. During the course of this I will continue to share posts of this nature because believe it or not, there are still people out there that are not taking this seriously. We’ve seen some big events get moved to later in the year over on my website so check that link out for good measure in the event you were hitting some of those affairs. I will also keep updating the calendar for new listings and changes to the things we were looking forward to. I’m going to leave the entry in place so those of you who might need refunds are reminded of such. As you see, the folks at Vitus are asking that you DON’T request a refund and while I can see where they are coming from, this might not be a stand that the conventional fan supports. I think this is going to hit everyone’s pocket hard so please be mindful of what you are doing out there. Please stay healthy, maintain safe distance and only adventure out if you need critical food supplies and medicines. Also wash those hands.

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