Ghost Bar in Sweet Auburn received a warning and shut down after police responded to a complaint on May 24. Officers reported hundreds of customers inside and not following social distancing guidelines. They issued a written warning and the manager shut down for the night.
Escobar Lounge, the restaurant and hookah bar owned by rapper 2Chainz and Mychel "Snoop" Dillard, was shut down twice in one 24-hour period. Officers first responded at 12:45 a.m. on May 24 to find the restaurant in violation of occupancy guidelines. The restaurant shut down, but later on May 24 at 11:22 p.m., the same police officer responded to a similar complaint. He spoke with a different manager, issued a second warning, and the restaurant was shut down again.
Chic Restaurant and Bar in downtown Atlanta received a warning on May 25. The responding officer reported overcrowding. After a written warning was issued, the manager closed the restaurant.
Encore Hookah Lounge and Bistro, also in downtown Atlanta, received a warning on May 26. State police responded to the scene after the Atlanta Police Department requested them to check the restaurant’s status. Responding officers reported overcrowding and issued a written warning to the restaurant’s manager who chose to close the restaurant to comply with the state guidelines.